Small Area Plans and Studies

Occasionally, communities have unique character due to age, housing style, or inefficient services.  These small areas' needs aren't captured by planning tools designed for larger areas.  Planning staff will partner with other groups in an effort to address these needs.  The plan documents can be reviewed below.

Buford Highway Corridor Study

Emory Village Revitalization Study

Tucker-Northlake CID Master Plan (Executive Summary)  

Georgia Conservancy Blueprints Studies:

-LaVista Road: Suburb Reconnect

-Lindbergh - LaVista Corridor Study  

Greater Hidden Hills Corridor Study

Moreland Avenue - Bouldercrest Road - Cedar Grove Road Study

NDH Road - Briarcliff Road Study (Alex Garvin)

Shallowford Road Corridor Study

Southwest DeKalb County Study (AIA SDAT)


Master Active Living Plan (MALP) 

The DeKalb County Board of Health was awarded $2.66 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) program. The goal of the program is to reduce obesity through the promotion of physical activity and good nutrition throughout the county with Policy, Systems, and Environmental changes. As a part of the CPPW program, the Board of Health entered into an Agreement with the Department of Planning and Sustainability for the creation of Master Active Living Plans (MALP) that connected proposed mixed-use centers to schools, libraries, neighborhoods and parks through sidewalks, bike paths and walking trails. This policy revision is in an effort to promote healthier lifestyles and increase physical activity within the affected/targeted areas of the county:

Ashford

    -Ashford Report Recommendations & Implementation

Belvedere

    -Belvedere Report Recommendations & Implementation

Buford

Covington Highway Corridor

Flat Shoals

Gresham

   -Gresham Report Recommendations & Implementation

Indian Creek

Panola Road


Memorial Drive Overlay District Study

The DeKalb County Planning & Sustainability staff in conjunction Sycamore Consulting sought to coordinate a public process to develop a standard of zoning and design intended to invigorate investment in a vital corridor in the Atlanta Metropolitan Region.  This corridor includes two transit stations (Kensington and Indian Creek (terminus)) and is bisected by Perimeter Interstate 285.  The importance of this corridor is bolstered by extensive past and present study efforts.  Click the link below to the study website for this effort and how you might engage in this process. http://memorialcorridoroverlay.weebly.com/


Community Choices Implementation Assistance Program

The Community Choices Program is an Atlanta Regional Commission quality growth initiative.  Through Community Choices, the Atlanta Regional Commission staff provides cities and counties with the tools, technical assistance, and resources to help them create communities that best suit their unique visions.

The goals of the Community Choices program are:

  • Provide cities and counties the necessary resources to achieve their visions
  • Support implementation of regional plans and policies at the local level
  • Create examples of quality growth that can serve as best practices

Lawrenceville Highway Corridor Report