City of Dunwoody to begin update of its Comprehensive Plan


Public input is an important part of “Dunwoody Next,” the City’s Comprehensive Plan update for 2020.

The City of Dunwoody will seek public input as part of “Dunwoody Next,” the Comprehensive Plan update for 2020. With guidance from Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs, the City of Dunwoody revisits and revises its Comprehensive Plan every five years to help refine the community’s vision for the future. 

“The Comprehensive Plan is a roadmap for long-range policy direction,” said Dunwoody Community Development Director Richard McLeod. “We use it to guide decisions about land use, transportation, economic development, housing, infrastructure and more. This is an important part of our continued evolution as a young and growing city.”

The 2020 update will include two important public input sessions. Community members are encouraged to attend and share their ideas about future priorities. The first public input session will be held on Saturday, February 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Dunwoody City Hall, 4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road. The public will have a second chance to provide input during Lemonade Days at an informational booth set up between 1 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 at Brook Run Park, 4770 N. Peachtree Road.

A team from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) will serve as project manager for this process, gathering input and providing analysis of opportunities and needs for the City. Later in 2020, recommended updates will be presented to the Dunwoody City Council for consideration.

The City has assembled a sounding board of staff and stakeholders to work with the ARC on the update. The sounding board is made up of the following members: Ardy Bastien, chair of the Zoning Board of Appeals; Bob Dallas, chair of the Dunwoody Planning Commission; Ann Hanlon, executive director of the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts; Richard McLeod, Dunwoody Community Development Director; resident and volunteer Terri Polk; Dunwoody Public Works Director Michael Smith; Dunwoody Economic Development Director Michael Starling; Dunwoody Parks and Recreation Director Brent Walker and Katie Williams, executive director of Discover Dunwoody.

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For more information regarding the City of Dunwoody, please contact Jennifer Boettcher, Communications Director: 678.382.6881,