The Carrollton 2023 Comprehensive Plan meets the guidelines of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Minimum Standards and Procedures for Local Comprehensive Planning. Preparation of a comprehensive plan in accordance with these standards is an essential requirement in maintaining the City’s status as a Qualified Local Government (QLG). QLG status allows communities to be eligible for state funding and permitting programs.
While we develop strategic plans for specific areas or projects within our local government, the Comprehensive Plan combines these planning efforts into a single planning document that will help guide growth in Carrollton over the next 20 years. This allows more certainty about where development will occur, what it will be like, when it may happen, and how development costs might be met.
The components of our plan are based on community engagement. Input from stakeholders – citizens, visitors, tourists and employees alike – is the backbone for a successful Comprehensive Plan.
We are working with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government to develop a Downtown Master Plan for Carrollton. The Downtown Renaissance Strategic Visioning and Planning Process assists downtowns through the creation of a community-supported vision, plan and implementation program. The RSVP is both a downtown master planning process and a downtown planning document that illustrates the community’s vision for the future and provides the steps to get there. RSVPs help local governments and community partners prioritize top downtown issues and establish a consensus around what must be achieved in the short and long term.
Community participation is the backbone of a successful master plan. The planning process creates opportunities to gather input from the community to develop a vision for the future of Downtown Carrollton and a guide for achieving this vision.
The City of Carrollton will host a public kick-off meeting and several focus groups for the Renaissance Strategic Visioning and Planning (RSVP) program. These meetings are a great opportunity for stakeholders to come together, share ideas and help develop a vision and plan for Downtown Carrollton.
The steering committee serves as an oversight group for leading the downtown master planning process.
Mayor and City Council – Ex Officio