Every municipality in Georgia is required by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs to maintain and update their comprehensive plan every five years to ensure that cities achieve minimum planning standards. While we develop strategic plans for specific areas of our local government – like parks and recreation, the arts or our historic downtown – the comprehensive plan marries these plans into a single document that will help guide the growth in Carrollton over the next 20 years. It is a tool the city uses to check our progress against the goals and tasks we have laid out for ourselves so we can ensure we are always advancing in the direction of our community vision.
Community participation is the backbone to a successful comprehensive plan. The planning process creates opportunities to gather input from the community to develop a vision for the future of Carrollton and a guide for achieving this vision.
Participate in an Upcoming Workshop:
|Tuesday, March 14 @ 6pm|
1st Floor Courtroom of Public Safety Annex
115 West Center Street, Carrollton, GA 30117
|Kick-off Public Hearing|
|Thursday, March 16 @ 6pm|
Center for the Arts
251 Alabama Street, Carrollton GA 30117
|Thursday, April 13 @ 6pm|
590 North Cliff Street, Carrollton, GA 30117
|Workshop #1: Development Quality, Neighborhoods & Housing, Land Use|
|Tuesday, April 18 @ 6pm|
Lakeshore Park Gym
116 Lumpkin Drive, Carrollton, GA 30117
|Workshop #2: Parks & Recreation, Beautification, Tourism & Health|
|Thursday, April 27 @ 6pm|
Fire Station #23
203 Central High Road, Carrollton, GA 30116
|Workshop #3: Transportation, Infrastructure, Services & Safety|
|Tuesday, May 23 @ 6pm|
315 Bradley Street, Carrollton, GA 30117
|Steering Committee Meeting|
|Thursday, June 15 @ 6pm|
455 Bradley Street, Carrollton, GA 30117
|Town Hall Meeting: Presentation of Findings|
The Steering Committee serves as an oversight group for the comprehensive plan update process as city staff consolidates public comments into a workable plan that will help guide city leaders when making decisions on behalf of the community.
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.
Kick-off Public Meeting
February 28 @ 6pm / Carrollton Center for the Arts
|Tuesday, February 28||Focus Groups / Center for the Arts|
County government @ 1pm
Downtown property owners, business owners and residents @ 2:30pm
|Wednesday, March 1||Focus Groups / Center for the Arts|
City of Carrollton staff @ 9am
Industry/corporate @ 10:30am
Focus Groups / UWG
UWG students @ 2pm
UWG faculty/staff @ 3pm
|Thursday, March 2||Focus Groups / Depot on Bradley|
Churches and non-profits @ 9am
Real estate/realtors and developers @ 10:30am
The steering committee serves as an oversight group for leading the downtown master planning process.
Mayor and City Council – Ex Officio