Comprehensive Plan

City of Sandy Springs Comprehensive Plan Update

The Next Ten is the City’s Comprehensive Plan and was first adopted in 2017 as a major update to the 2007 Comprehensive Plan. The Next Ten is now eligible for a minor 5-year update in 2022. The process to produce the Next Ten 5-year Update was kicked off at the Mayor and City Council work session on January 18, 2022.  

The public will be invited to engage and comment on the existing 2017 Next Ten and offer amendments to incorporate into the Next Ten 5-year update. Public engagement sessions will be held from March to July 2022.  A Next Ten comprehensive plan advisory committee will serve as the citizen stakeholder group who will work with city staff throughout the process.

Sandy Springs to Host Next Ten Draft Comprehensive Plan 5-Year Update Public Meeting

The Sandy Springs community is invited to review the draft recommendations for the Next Ten Comprehensive Plan 5-year Update. This is a 5-year update to the 2017 Next Ten Comprehensive Plan and will highlight the accomplishments over the past five years.

WHEN: Thursday, June 9, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Sandy Springs City Hall, Studio Theatre, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs, Ga. 30328. Parking is available in the City Springs parking deck.

The community will have the opportunity to review and comment on draft recommendations for:

  • Economic Development
  • Green Space, Natural Systems and Sustainability
  • Housing
  • Land Use and Community Character

Prior Public Meetings:

WHAT: The Sandy Springs community is invited to participate in a discussion about the Next Ten Comprehensive Plan 5-year Update. The 5-year update will look at the 2017 Next Ten Comprehensive Plan accomplishments to date, and encourage a community conversation about the next five years of plan implementation. This meeting is the first of several public engagement opportunities planned as part of the 2022 Next Ten Comprehensive Plan 5-year update process.

WHEN: Monday, March 28, 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Sandy Springs City Hall, Third Floor Terrace Room, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs, GA 30328. Parking is available in the City Springs Parking Deck.

Public outreach has also been conducted at the Sandy Springs Farmers Market, local parks and events. 

Next Ten Information 

Next Ten Kickoff Presentation

Next Ten Timeline Overview


State Minimum Planning Standards

The state of Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs (DCA) sets the guidelines for local comprehensive planning per the Georgia Planning Act of 1989. 

The requirements for Sandy Springs for this 5-year update is to revisit the Plan Elements in the 2017 Next Ten to evaluate the Vision and the Needs and Opportunities for each: Housing, Land Use, Economic Development, Greenspace Sustainability and Broadband. We must also document a Report of Accomplishments (ROA) since the 2017 Next Ten, and create a new 5-year Community Work Program (CWP). The Next Ten 5-year update must be completed and reviewed by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) with DCA, and adopted by the Mayor and City Council by October 31, 2022.

2017 Comprehensive Plan

Following an 18-month planning process, the City in February 2017 adopted the Next Ten Comp Plan, a 10-year policy and planning document guiding land use and redevelopment. The Comp Plan includes a city-wide plan as well as four small area plans providing focus on areas encompassing Roswell Road, Perimeter Center, the MARTA stations and Powers Ferry Landing areas.

Comprehensive Plan


Roswell Road Small Area Plan

Perimeter Center Small Area Plan

Powers Ferry Small Area Plan

MARTA Station Areas Small Area Plan


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