The Planning and Development Department develops and implements long-range land use plans that will shape the community's future as its residents and stakeholders see fit. These plans are implemented through daily application of the zoning ordinance and land development ordinance when processing a variety of land use applications from new development to variances.
Comprehensive plans are used by local governments to guide, manage, and implement quality growth. A community’s comprehensive plan is developed through a public process involving community leaders, major stakeholders, the general public, and elected officials, all of whom make key decisions about the future of the community. The overall goal of the plan is to accommodate growth in a timely, orderly, and efficient arrangement of land uses, public facilities, infrastructure, and services that meet the needs of the present and future residents and businesses of the City of Chamblee.