Decatur Diary | June 13, 2016

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Residents Gather for Comp Planning’s Summary of Findings

With three months, six public participation opportunities, and an online survey behind us, together with the resulting input of nearly 1,500 residents, Decatur’s now got a solid sense of community opinion as it relates to the city’s growth — from demographics, economic development and transportation to land use, affordable housing, and natural and cultural resources.

That opinion, together with a variety of “facts on the ground,” was presented to an enthusiastic gathering on Wednesday, June 8, followed by a public Q&A in which the many findings were reaffirmed by those in attendance…

Decatur Diary | June 3, 2016

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Decatur Turns Out for Comp Plan: Come hear what they had to say

Earlier this year, Decatur announced plans for its state-mandated update to the city’s Comprehensive Plan. Three months, six public input opportunities, and an online survey later, nearly 1,500 residents have offered their thoughts on the city’s growth — from demographics, economic development and transportation to land use, affordable housing, and natural and cultural resources.

Curious to know what they all said? Now’s your chance to find out…

Decatur Diary | March 15, 2016

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Help Us Stay on Track: Phase One Input Opportunities Announced

Comprehensive Planning is a process required by the state of Georgia to ensure that all communities achieve minimum planning standards and procedures, especially as they relate to physical infrastructure. Here in Decatur, where planning (and planning some more) is a way of life, we use the Comprehensive Plan process as an opportunity to do a midterm check-up on our larger Strategic Plan, which was completed in 2010 and is due to be updated in 2020…