As the City of Sandy Springs enters its second decade, it is time to look ahead and beyond. How should we grow, develop and get around? What will be the character of Sandy Springs in the future? How can we continue to thrive? The Next Ten is a citywide dialogue that kicked off in 2015 to answer such important questions.
To begin this initiative, the City of Sandy Springs updated its Comprehensive Plan, the City’s guiding policy framework for growth and development, with work to develop the plan taking place from mid-2015 to early 2017. Concurrently, the City prepared detailed, geographically-specific Small Area Plans for four areas. The Comprehensive Plan and Small Area Plans are currently being reviewed by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA).
Concurrent with the process to update the Comprehensive Plan, the City began an effort to update its zoning and subdivision regulations through the preparation of a new Sandy Springs Development Code, which will combine zoning with subdivision and other related development regulations into a single document. Combining all City development regulations into a single, easy-to-use document will bring the code in alignment with the policy priorities articulated by the Comprehensive Plan, while adding certainty and order to the development review process.
Once the final Comprehensive Plan has been approved, the City will move forward with finalizing the Sandy Springs Development Code, which will be the key implementation tool for the Comprehensive Plan and Small Area Plans.
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