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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. Subsequently, the Mayor and City Council adopted amendments to the code at the April 17, 2018 public hearing, effective May 17, 2018. These amendments are available below the Development Code link, and have to be read in combination with the Development Code document. Until further notice, to determine what is allowed under the Development Code, please review the Development Code, and verify any changes in the Adopted Changes and the Adopted Appendix documents. For instance, if you research retaining wall standards in Sec. 9.4.3 of the Development Code, please also check the below Adopted Changes link for any applicable changes in Sec. 9.4.3.

Development Code, as adopted August 15, 2017

Adopted Changes, as adopted April 17, 2018

Adopted Appendix, as adopted April 17, 2018 

Citywide Zoning Map, as amended April 17, 2018
 - Zoning Map Council District 1, as amended April 17, 2018
 - Zoning Map Council District 2, as amended April 17, 2018
 - Zoning Map Council District 3, as amended April 17, 2018
 - Zoning Map Council District 4, as amended April 17, 2018
 - Zoning Map Council District 5, as amended April 17, 2018
 - Zoning Map Council District 6, as amended April 17, 2018

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

 

Text Amendment TA18-0001: Home Occupations

An Ordinance to Amend Division 7.2 & 7.8 of the Sandy Springs Development Code to amend regulations for home occupations.

More information and proposed text amendment language will be posted closer to the Planning Commission hearing date, and will be available through the meeting agenda: http://www.sandyspringsga.gov/city-services/urban-development/planning-and-zoning/planning-boards-commissions-and-community-meetings/planning-commission.

Public Hearing Dates:
Planning Commission: May 22, 2018
Mayor and City Council: July 17, 2018

Staff contact: Paul Leonhardt, Planner II: pleonhardt@sandyspringsga.gov, 770.730.5600

 

 

Six-Month Development Code Update - INFORMATION OUTDATED

The below documents are draft documents that were presented in various public hearings, and do not show the changes as adopted by the Mayor and City Council at the April 17, 2018 public hearing.

 
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.
 
Rezonings:
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.

 

Archived Documents for April 3 Mayor and City Council Work Session

Summary of proposed Changes & Planning Commission Recommendations (03/30)
Summary of emailed comments (03/30)

Archived Documents for March 27 Planning Commission Hearing

Zoning Map Annotated (03/20)

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.  

 

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

Staff contact: Planning & Zoning Division: pz@sandyspringsga.gov, 770.730.5600

 

 

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