The city has worked with residents and businesses to develop a series of master plans that make Dunwoody's neighborhoods, commercial areas, parks, and transportation systems great places and guide future changes in these areas. These adopted plans assist the Mayor and Council in making decisions in line with community priorities.
Comprehensive Land Use Plan
The Comprehensive Land Use Plan is the preeminent legal document guiding future development in Dunwoody. The Comprehensive Land Use Plan provides the city with a roadmap on long-range policy direction for land use, transportation, economic development, housing, public facilities, inter-governmental agreements along with its natural and cultural resources.
A 5-year update was recently adopted by City Council.
Dunwoody Village Master Plan
The Dunwoody Village Master Plan envisions and outlines how the Dunwoody Village can thrive as a true “Village” that is vibrant, sustainable, and economically viable while maintaining its quaintness, charm, and link to the area’s history. Adopted in 2011, the city anticipates completing a 5-year update in 2016.
Georgetown Master Plan
The Georgetown/North Shallowford Master Plan outlines targeted initiatives to improve the “gateway” appearance and create connectivity while encouraging high quality retail and meet the gaps in supply of housing for all ages. Adopted in 2011, the city anticipates completing a 5-year update in 2016.
Hazard Mitigation Plan
The Multi-Jurisdictional Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan was completed in coordination with the DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency and the support of the 4Georgia Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to guide the city towards greater disaster resistance in harmony with the needs of the city and county.
The City of Dunwoody is consistently and actively engaged in all update requests to the Multi-Jurisdictional Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan in coordination with the DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency (DEMA).
Parks Master Plan
The Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan outlines the city’s plans for types and levels of park and recreation services based on the input and involvement of the community. The Parks Master Plan serves as a blueprint for redeveloping existing parks and facilities and the development of new parks and greenways throughout the city.
The original plan was adopted in 2011, and in 2017 the city completed a 5-year update.
The Sustainability Plan envisions what our ideal city looks like in terms of resource conservation, waste reduction, ecology, biodiversity, health and wellness, and economic prosperity. The Sustainability Plan includes a work plan with measurable goals and objectives based upon community feedback that support and implement the city’s vision for a sustainable future.
Adopted in 2014, the city anticipates completing a 5-year update in 2019.
The Comprehensive Transportation Plan identifies transportation strategies and projects for the future implementation in an effort to make operational improvements, create a communitywide bicycle and pedestrian network, increase network connectivity, and preserve the current investment in transportation infrastructure.
This plan was originally adopted in 2011 and updated in 2017.
Tree Inventory and Assessment
The Tree Inventory and Assessment is based on an inspections and inventory of the trees on public property. The completed Tree Inventory and Assessment is used in caring for Dunwoody’s urban forest.
Adopted in 2012, the city anticipates completing the 5-year update in 2017.
Urban Redevelopment Plan
The Project Renaissance - Urban Redevelopment Plan outlines the city’s plans for improvements in the designated urban redevelopment area which is comprised of 35-acres of property in the Georgetown area of Dunwoody. The Urban Redevelopment Agency is charged with implementing the Urban Redevelopment Plan.
Peachtree Corners - Dunwoody Winters Chapel Road Area Study
Winters Chapel Road serves as the approximate border between the cities of Peachtree Corners and Dunwoody. In 2014, Elected Officials from both cities agreed to jointly fund a Study aimed at improving the stretch of Winters Chapel Road from Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to Spalding Drive.
Arts and Culture Master Plan
Arts, culture, placemaking, and strong connectivity are key contributors to a high quality of life in the city. The Create Dunwoody Arts + Cultural Master Plan presents a vision for arts, culture, and placemaking in Dunwoody that seeks to make the best use of the city’s resources and organizations to meet the needs of residents, businesses, visitors, and workers. Key considerations in crafting Dunwoody’s arts and cultural vision and specific recommendations include: