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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.

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
  • Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Tree Board
  • Architectural Review Board
  • Construction Board of Appeals

Planning and Zoning, Board of Appeals, and Mayor & Council Policy
                                                2019 Meeting Calendar

Norcross Comprehensive Plan
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. Norcross is currently in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan with the consulting team at Jacobs in addition developing a new Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) which will combine all zoning and development regulations into one complete or unified document for ease of reference. To follow process, leave comments, and to see draft items and documents, please visit the plan page at www.imagineourfuture.org. To see the current 2034 Comprehensive Plan, click here.

UPDATE 12/7/18:
The draft Norcross Comprehensive Plan is now available for review. The plan and the technical addendum can be accessed at  www.imagineourfuture.org.  The public is now welcome to visit the plan page, view both documents, and provide comments via that page directly to the planning team.  In addition, a paper copy is available at City Hall for review and comment by the public. 

Contact Us
Tracy Rye

Tracy D. Rye, AICP
Community Development & Planning Director

65 Lawrenceville St.
Norcross, GA 30071

Ph: 678-421-2027
Fx: 770-242-0824

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.