Community Development

Comprehensive Plan - 5 Year Update

City of Dunwoody updates its Comprehensive Plan

Public input is an important part of “Dunwoody Next,” the City’s Comprehensive Plan update for 2020.

The City of Dunwoody seeks public input as part of “Dunwoody Next,” the Comprehensive Plan update for 2020. With guidance from Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs, the City of Dunwoody revisits and revises its Comprehensive Plan every five years to help refine the community’s vision for the future.

“The Comprehensive Plan is a roadmap for long-range policy direction,” said Dunwoody Community Development Director Richard McLeod. “We use it to guide decisions about land use, transportation, economic development, housing, infrastructure and more. This is an important part of our continued evolution as a young and growing city.”

The 2020 update includes two important public input sessions. Community members are encouraged to attend and share their ideas about future priorities. The first public input session was held on Saturday, February 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Dunwoody City Hall, 4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road where over 40 residents attended, providing valuable input. The public will have a second chance to provide input during from May 18-June 18 through the CIty's website.

Read the DRAFT by clicking here.  **Important notes about the DRAFT: The May 18, 2020 version of the Dunwoody Comprehensive Plan Update, Dunwoody Next, is a working draft that builds on the previous 2015 Comprehensive Plan, Shape Dunwoody. The text with strike-through indicates text from the 2015 Plan to be removed, green text/image borders indicate new proposed text and graphics, and purple text indicates text that will be updated upon completion and approval of the Plan.

For a three page summary of the comprehensive planning process, click hereTo see a presentation on data about residents of Dunwoody and how trends shape comprehensive planning, click here.

After reading through the Plan draft, please answer a brief survey found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XD2JRQ3 

*Note that the survey will be available through June 18, 2020.

Send all suggestions, questions, and comments to dunwoodynext@dunwoodyga.gov

In an effort to maintain its relevance and in keeping with the Rules of Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Chapter 110-12-1, Standards and Procedures for Local Comprehensive Planning, the City conducted a Comprehensive Plan 5 Year Update throughout 2015.  The City is in the middle of the next 5 years' update to be concluded in Fall of 2020. The update coordinates the assessment of new demographic and economic data and trends, considers the current version of the Comprehensive Plan, and makes amendments based on community input.

The previous 2030 Comprehensive Plan (Community Agenda) was adopted in 2010 and is the long-range planning document that has helped guide the City of Dunwoody over the last 10 years. The Comprehensive Plan is a policy document that assists decision-making and administrative actions in an effort to guide the City of Dunwoody towards the community’s preferred future.  Subsequent to the original Comprehensive Plan adoption, the city has also adopted the Comprehensive Transportation Plan, Parks and Recreation Master Plan, Dunwoody Village Master Plan, and Georgetown/North Shallowford Master Plan as addenda, demonstrating the City’s continued commitment and efforts toward establishing an encompassing guiding policy document.

Dunwoody Comprehensive Plan Update Project
RECENT PROJECT UPDATES

Current DRAFT of Dunwoody Next: 5-year Comprehensive Plan, 05-18-2020

For a three page summary of the comprehensive planning process, click here

To see a presentation on data about residents of Dunwoody and how trends shape comprehensive planning, click here.

LINKS TO ADOPTED DRAFTS

 
 

Most Recent Project Phase - COMPLETION and IMPLEMENTATION

The Comprehensive Plan was adopted by City Council on October 12, 2015.  The adopted Plan was reviewed by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC).  On October 29, 2015, the City was notified that it had been awarded Qualified Local Government (QLG) status.  The City will use the adopted short-term action plan to guide policy decisions over the next five years, in pursuit of fulfilling the 20 year vision of the Comprehensive Plan. 

 
PREVIOUS DRAFTS
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 For more information please contact the City of Dunwoody Community Development Department at 678-382-6800.  

Project Documents

For a three page summary of the comprehensive planning process, click here

To see a presentation on data about residents of Dunwoody and how trends shape comprehensive planning, click here.

 

Contact

Project Contact
John Olson, AICP
City Planner
678-382-6811
john.olson@dunwoodyga.gov