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Welcome to the Department of Planning and Community Development

Preserve our past, sustain our present, and transform our future.


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.




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
Want to Know More About What We Do? Read Our Latest 2013 Annual Report.
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.
More details.

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)

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".

Let us know what you think. Take a brief survey and share your thoughts with us about fair housing choices in Atlanta.

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     2013 Annual Report
     2011 Annual Report


Plan Rebuild Restore 

2010 Annual Report

 Atlanta's First Comprehensive Transportation Plan!

Atlanta's First Comprehensive Transportation Plan!

 Atlanta's Project Greenspace

Atlanta's Project Greenspace




  DRAFT Downtown Tree Inventory
 ATL GIS - City of Atlanta Geographic Information Systems
ATL GIS - City of Atlanta Geographic Information Systems

Our Vision
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.

Our Mission
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.
Last updated: 8/27/2014 3:47:12 PM