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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
Zoning
Zoning activities are performed through implementation of the Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map, which includes code enforcement, along with shaping growth and redevelopment to meet the city’s comprehensive plan. The Development Department prepares and presents recommendations that ensure compliance with the Zoning Ordinance and the comprehensive plan in partnership with various boards and commissions to achieve a livable city while balancing the needs of residents and businesses.

Zoning Compliance
Zoning Compliance is done as part of all building and land development review applications.  Zoning compliance ensures that developments are in compliance with the zoning ordinance including, but not limited to, items such as density, height, use, open space, civic design, landscaping, setbacks, parking, and tree preservation.  Chapter 93-2 of the Development Regulations outlines requirements for all plans submitted for review and approval

See Land Development for additional information.

Rezoning
When a property owner seeks to change the zoning of their land, they must submit a rezoning application to the Development Department. After verifying that all the appropriate information has been provided and the required fees paid, staff schedules the application for hearing before the City Council.

The Development Department makes a recommendation to the City Council for disposition of the application. The City Council makes the final decision to approve or reject the rezoning request. The Council may also place special stipulations or restrictions on approved rezoning.

See the Applications, Forms, and Documents section for submittal information. 

Variance
When a property owner seeks to receive a variance from a zoning standard, they must submit a variance application to the Development Department. After verifying that all the appropriate information has been provided and the required fees paid, staff schedules the application for hearing before the City Council. Staff analyzes the application and makes a recommendation for approval or denial, and the City Council makes the final decision to approve or reject the variance request. The council may also place special stipulations or restrictions on approved variances. 

See the Applications, Forms, and Documents section for submittal information.

Planned Unit Development (PUD) & Development of Community Impact (DCI)
A PUD is two or more principal buildings to be constructed on a tract or several tracts of land of at least two acres. A DCI is defined as a development that is greater than 50,000 square feet of any use except that of single-family detached residential. The purpose of the DCI is to allow architectural review and approval for individual large-scale structures not subject to planned unit development review.

See the Applications, Forms, and Documents section for submittal information.

Subdivisions 
The purpose of Subdivision Regulations is to establish procedures and standards for the development and subdivision of land which facilitates the creation of functional neighborhoods enhancing the quality of life for the immediate residents, adjoining neighborhoods, and the city as a whole. The Subdivision Regulations seek to accomplish the following goals.
  • Orderly growth and development of new and redeveloped neighborhoods
  • Coordination of streets within proposed neighborhoods with existing or planned streets and other public facilities
  • General distribution of population and traffic in a manner that will avoid congestion and overcrowding
  • Dedication or reservation of parks, squares, and recreational areas, accessible to all residents to serve as community focal points
  • Set standards for landscaping and detailing of the public domain of streets, parks, and squares to promote a pedestrian oriented atmosphere and civic awareness
  • Provide for pleasing visual environments to ensure public health, safety, and the general welfare to residents of the city

See the Applications, Forms, and Documents section for submittal information.