Development Code and Zoning Maps

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Six-Month Development Code Update

The City of Sandy Springs recently revised its Development Code and Zoning Map in their entirety, which were adopted August 15, 2017.
This page will be updated as new documents become available.
Development Code:
After working with the Development Code for a while, staff and the community identified several areas of the Code that need to be updated. Most of the proposed changes to the Code are simply housekeeping (such as fixing grammar errors and maintaining consistency throughout the document), yet a handful are policy-related. Please see the Summary of Proposed Changed below to know more about those majors changes. To see all the changes, including minor ones, please refer to the individual articles.
An error was made in the new designation of certain properties on the Zoning Map, and the City has initiated six changes to correct the mistakes - there is no land use change or construction associated with this rezoning.
You are cordially invited to learn more about the proposed changes and submit your comments at the community meetings or at the Planning Commission and Mayor and City Council hearings, or by sending an email at

Compiled emailed comments (03/20)
Zoning Map Annotated (03/20)


Public Hearings:      

Community Meeting 1 - 6pm, February 7, 2018
Community Meeting 2 - 6pm, February 21, 2018
Planning Commission - 6pm, February 27, 2018 – deferred per unanimous vote to the March 27, 2018 hearing
Planning Commission - 6pm, March 27, 2018
Mayor and City Council work session - 6 pm, April 3, 2018
Mayor and City Council - 6pm, April 17, 2018 

Public Comments:

Click HERE to view public comments offered at the Community Meeting 2, held on Tuesday, February 21, 2018. 

To view public comments offered at the Sandy Springs Planning Commission Meeting, held Tuesday, February 27, 2018, click HERE for the Minutes of the meeting.  


Sandy Springs City Hall
Morgan Falls Office Park
7840 Roswell Road, Building 500
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
Staff contact: Planning & Zoning Division:, 770.730.5600

2017 Development Code and Zoning Maps

The Sandy Springs Mayor and City Council adopted the new Development Code and Zoning Map during their August 15, 2017 meeting and it became effective September 15, 2017. The approval brings to a close the two-year, Next Ten planning process updating the City’s Comprehensive Plan and Development Code.

Development Code

Citywide Zoning Map
 - District 1 Zoning Map
 - District 2 Zoning Map
 - District 3 Zoning Map
 - District 4 Zoning Map
 - District 5 Zoning Map
 - District 6 Zoning Map

The information shown on the maps above may be incomplete. Please consult this interactive map to confirm the zoning district at the parcel level

Technical Manual

Work on the development code began late 2016 and continued through summer 2017, including a series of open houses, stakeholder meetings, drop-in hours at city hall, surveys, as well as emailed input from both residential and business property owners.  

Character Area Map Amendment

The Mayor and City Council have amended the adopted Character Area Map at their meeting on November 21, 2017. The Character Area Map is intended to implement the Comprehensive Plan and guide the Zoning Map. 

Amended Character Area Map


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