The City’s Planning and Zoning Division is responsible for the implementation of rules and regulations found in the City’s Zoning Ordinance and Comprehensive Plan related to the development of property. In addition, the Division's staff encourage community involvement by holding monthly informational meetings which are open to the public.
You can view petitions currently under consideration using an interactive map.
Members of the public can learn about petitions by attending Community Meeting. Depending on the petition type, they are reviewed by the Planning Commission, Board of Appeals, and the Mayor and City Council.
When proposed development in Sandy Springs falls outside of approved land uses, it is necessary to petition the City. These petitions include Rezonings, Use Permits, Zoning Modifications and Variances. It may also be necessary to Appeal a prior decision.
On our Planning and Zoning Resources page you will find information regarding the following items:
- Plans And Studies
- Impact Fees
- Community Development Block Grant
- Address and Street Name Changes
- Development Maps and GIS
- Development Regulations
- Interim Development Guidelines
- Legacy Zoning Ordinance
- Dimensional table
- Permitted uses table
New Procedures - Updated April 2016
At the request of City Council, the Planning and Zoning Division has implemented new procedures for land use petitions (rezoning, zoning modifications, and use permits) in order to promote an improved level of transparency in the planning and development process.
On April 21, 2016, proposed text amendments to the City’s zoning ordinance were presented to the Planning Commission.
Please see the packages below for individual text amendment background information, draft markups, and draft ordinances, as presented to the Planning Commission on April 21, 2016.
- TA16-0001: Alcoholic Beverage Production
- TA16-0002: Main Street Overlay - Tenant Size (administratively held, not presented April 21, 2016)
- TA16-0003: Rezoning (Art. XXVIII)
- TA16-0004: Appeals (Art. XXII)
- TA16-0005: Design Review (Sec. 12.B.3)
- TA16-0006: Nonconformities (Sec. 4.3.1)
During its Dec. 15, 2015 meeting, the Sandy Springs City Council adopted a set of interim guidelines setting expectations related to land use, density, parking, public space and the quality of projects for those wishing to rezone property or apply for a use permit within the city. The provisional guidelines are intended to assist until updates to the city’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan are completed in early fall 2016.