A virtual meeting to present Five-year update of the Cobb 2040 Global Plan will take place on Monday.
The meeting, which was to take place at the Mountain View Regional Library, is limited to online attendance due to county COVID-19 limitations.
The first community meeting was canceled on January 13 due to the current surge of the Omicron variant.
Monday’s event lasts from 6-8 p.m. and will take place via Webex. The registration link is by clicking here. The meeting number is 2300 863 0071 and the password is “plan5”.
Participants can also join by phone at +1-415-655-0003 with an access code of 2300 863 0071.
Every five years, the state requires local governments to update their long-term planning priorities. Cobb last updated in 2017 (you can read it here).
The update covers a wide range of planning topics, including land use, transportation, housing, economic development, community facilities, social services, public health, education, natural resources and historical, public safety, intergovernmental coordination, disaster resilience, military compatibility and location. -manufacturing.
Among the update’s development issues that are causing concern is the proposed creation of a unified development code.
The Cobb Community Development Agency has proposed a UDC – which exists in Atlanta, DeKalb County and the City of Roswell – that integrates zoning, planning and land use with design guidelines, landscaping, architecture and others.
The agency said on an information page that the changes are necessary to “streamline these documents into one combined document that would be more easily accessible to the public, designers, and county staff reviewers”.
But some county civic leaders have criticized the UDC, saying it would change the suburban nature of many Cobb communities (see our previous article). One opponent said it was tantamount to declaring “war” on the suburbs.
The process of updating the 2040 Comprehensive Plan will take several months, with additional public meetings to be scheduled and culminating in a vote by the Cobb Board of Commissioners.
An upcoming meeting is scheduled for the Mountain View Regional Library, with a date to be determined.
There will be an open house at the Cobb Civic Center on April 14.
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