James E. Shelby
Welcome to the Department of Planning and Community Development
Preserve our past, sustain our present, and transform our future.
OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER
The Office of the Commissioner provides leadership, policy direction, and centralized staff support for the Offices of Planning, Buildings, and Housing. Support services include administration, budget, personnel management, legislative liaison, policy collaboration and coordination and technical support and workload functions.
NEWS, MEETINGS & IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Historic Legislation Passes with Council Approval & Paves Way for Urban Gardens, Market Gardens
We worked closely with local produce growers and community organizations interested in addressing food deserts in the city of Atlanta. Here's a quick reference guide
that sums up the legislation
American Planning Association
magazine has an insightful article featuring Commissioner James E. Shelby. Read it here
Need Guidance on Your Building Plans? One-Hour Walk-in Appointments for Plan Review Can Help.
Walk-in Sessions Are Now Available on Tues., and Thursdays
in the Office of Buildings.
NEW CARGO/FREIGHT STUDY UNDERWAY
A first ever
Cargo Atlanta Study is getting underway and this is your chance to weigh in on how freight and cargo impacts your community. We are in Phase I of this comprehensive freight study that explores the value of all modes of freight
in the City of Atlanta. The study will also help us develop policies, programs, and projects focused on freight movements through the city while balancing the needs of communities.
Get Details and Information about the City's Premier Report on Housing Conditions and Neighborhoods via the link below.
Strategic Community Investment Report (Housing Study)
Let us know what you think. Take a brief survey and share your thoughts with us about fair housing choices in Atlanta.
City of Atlanta Supports 2013 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice Study
In compliance with the Federal Fair Housing Act, the City of Atlanta administers its housing and urban development programs in a manner as to affirmatively further fair housing (AFFH). As a direct recipient of CDBG funds from U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, the City is required periodically to conduct an assessment of the barriers to housing choice and to develop a plan for overcoming the impediments identified. Any actions, omissions or decisions taken because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or familial status that restrict housing choices are considered "impediments".
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Preserving our historical past, maintaining the livability of the present, and transforming our future through the implementation of the highest quality planning, building, code compliance, and housing services and programs to enhance the level of service we provide to all people of Atlanta.
To plan and implement the future by guiding the physical and economic development of the City while enhancing the quality of life for all through a comprehensive range of planning, design review, construction plan approval, code compliance, and housing preservation and assistance services and programs.