Community Development

Welcome to the City of Norcross Community Development Department. The goal of the Community Development Department is to promote and protect the city through the use of planning and development practices while providing professional and efficient customer service.

Responsibilities


The Community Development Department is responsible for working with:
  • Boards and commissions
  • The citizens of Norcross
  • The development community
  • The elected officials

The department manages:
  • Building construction
  • Comprehensive Plan Amendments
  • Current and long-range planning
  • Design and Construction of Grant Funded Projects
  • Land development
  • Permitting
  • Zoning

Community Development office also acts as staff to the:
  • Planning and Zoning Board
  • Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Tree Board
  • Architectural Review Board
  • Sustainable Norcross Commission
  • Historic Preservation Commission

Planning and Zoning, Board of Appeals, and Mayor & Council Policy



Norcross Comprehensive Plan and Unified Development Ordinance
The Comprehensive Plan is a policy guide for making rezoning and capital investment decisions and sets policies for City officials and staff concerning the future development of Norcross. The Comprehensive Plan is updated at a minimum of every five years. The Mayor and Council of Norcross adopted the city’s newest Comprehensive Plan which can be viewed by visiting “Imagine Our Future” 2040 Comprehensive PlanTechnical AddendumFuture Development Map and Comprehensive Plan Amendment. Throughout 2018 and early 2019, the Community Development and Planning Department worked diligently with the consulting team from Jacobs, performed numerous interviews with stakeholders, two pop up events, two community open houses, a month long online survey and worked for four months with an appointed 18-member Steering Committee to develop these plans. This plan lays out the future vision and goals for the community, and also establishes priority needs and opportunities. A five-year work program of distinct activities, initiatives, programs and administrative systems are also outlined to implement the plan.

The city also adopted a new Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), which combines zoning and land development regulations into one document. All of the tools related to development codes were compiled into one easy to read and understand document with the ability to direct and encourage development in a manner consistent with the city’s vision and goals as established in policy documents such as the adopted Comprehensive Plan.

More information about these two projects can be found on imagineourfuture.org


Maps
Zoning/City Limits Map