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City of Chamblee, Georgia
City of Chamblee GA
5468 Peachtree Rd.
Chamblee, GA 30341
Ph: (770) 986-5010
Fx: (770) 986-5014

About the Department
The Development Department's mission is to help guide citizens and developers through the processes of development established by the Mayor and City Council. The functions of the department include administration of zoning and development regulations,  permitting and inspections, and long-range community planning, in an effort to promote economic prosperity and neighborhood stability. 

Serving the Public
The Department is primarily responsible for current and long-range planning, creating and amending ordinances, rezonings, variances, zoning map amendments, development permits, and compliance with the zoning ordinance.  The Department works with residents, the development community to aid in enhancing the quality of life for citizens. Besides permitting and inspections, the routine functions of the Department staff include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Taking public inquiries regarding zoning, variances, permits, development regulations, master plans, and land use
  • Reviewing plans for compliance with zoning and other requirements
  • Issuing zoning certification letters
  • Preparing staff analysis for public hearing applications
  • Preparing legal ads and mailing notices for public hearings

Serving the Mayor, Council, and ARB
Development Department staff also serve the Mayor and City Council and the Architectural Review Board (ARB) for the City of Chamblee. The Mayor and City Council review variances, special uses, appeals of decisions, and extensions of nonconforming uses. The ARB reviews all Planned Unit Developments (PUD) and Developments of Community Impact (DCI), and advises the mayor and council on these developments. A PUD is two or more buildings to be constructed on a tract or several tracts of land of at least two acres. A DCI is any development greater than 50,000 square feet and not a single-family detached development.

Gary Cornell
Director of Development

Jim Summerbell
Deputy Director of Development

Aaron Ruffin
Senior Planner

Brittany Anderson
Senior Planner

Adleasia (Lisa) Cameron
Planning Technician

Kirkland Carden
Planning Technician

(770) 817-0696

Sean Gaynor
Site Development Inspections
(404) 580-6662

Chamblee Development
3506 Broad Street
Chamblee, GA 30341

Ph: (770) 986-5024
Fx: (770) 986-5014