Comprehensive Plan

The NEXT TEN Comprehensive Plan 5-Year Update (2022)

The Next Ten is the City’s Comprehensive Plan and was first adopted in 2017 as a major 10-year update to the 2007 Comprehensive Plan. Per state of Georgia requirements for comprehensive planning, local municipalities must complete a comprehensive plan and conduct an update every 5 years. On October 18, 2022 the Mayor and City Council approved a resolution to adopt the Comprehensive Plan.

The NEXT TEN Comprehensive Plan (2017)

Following an 18-month planning process, the City in February 2017 adopted the Next Ten Comprehensive Plan, a 10-year policy and planning document guiding land use and redevelopment. The Comprehensive 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.

Prior Public Input Milestones

March 28, 2022.  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.

June 9, 2022.  Attendees reviewed 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.

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

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.





Concerts by the Springs: Carpool
City Springs Event

Concerts by the Springs: Carpool

Sunday, June 4
The Carpool tribute band recreates the sound, look and vibe that made The Cars world-famous. A Carpool show will take you back to when The Cars were on the soundtrack of our lives, reminding us why they hold a very special place in our hearts. Join us and let the GOOD TIMES ROLL!
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Summer Basketball Camp
Recreational Program

Basketball Camp

Monday, June 12
Learn a new game or fine tune your skills at Summer Basketball Camp. Campers will get team and 1-on-1 instruction from basketball coaches and counselors.
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Emblem for Sundown Social, it features string lights, mixed drinks, a guitar, music notes, and dice. It reads, "Sundown Social: Thursdays - City Springs"
City Springs Event

Sundown Social

Thursday, June 15
New in 2023! Sundown Social is a relaxed neighborhood gathering with live music and drinks. Join your neighbors in the best back yard in Sandy Springs on selected Thursdays through October 26. 
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