Last night, the Mayor and Council adopted a new Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), which combines zoning and land development regulations into one document. The new UDO was the final piece of a two part project that the City has been engaged in with the consulting team in the Advance Planning Group at Jacobs for the past year.
The first part was the update to and adoption of the City’s new Comprehensive Plan, entitled Norcross “Imagine Our Future” 2040 Comprehensive Plan, in March 2019. The adopted plan lays out the future vision and goals that the community wants to achieve in text, maps and graphics as well as establishing priority needs and opportunities and a five-year work program of distinct activities, initiatives, programs and administrative systems that are recommended to implement the plan.
In the second part, which was the development of a new UDO, 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.
While codification of the new UDO is taking place with the codification service, you may read both the Comprehensive Plan and new UDO at www.imagineourfuture.org.