TUCKER, Ga. (April 3, 2018) – After a process that begin nearly 18 months ago, the City of Tucker’s first-ever Comprehensive Plan could be complete later this month.
The plan, which dictates public policy on issues like transportation and zoning, is designed to guide development decisions in the City for several years to come.
“We’re now in the home stretch,” explains Deputy Director of Community Development Courtney Smith. “We’ve had this Comprehensive Plan draft blessed by the state Department of Community Affairs and the Atlanta Regional Commission. The last step will be for the Mayor and City Council to formally adopt the Plan.”
The Comprehensive Plan process, dubbed “Tucker Tomorrow”, was overseen by consultants from The Collaborative. From November 2016 to June 2017, The Collaborative held six Community Forums, oversaw a steering committee of residents and other stakeholders, as well as organizing driving and walking tours across virtually every part of Tucker. The goal of these efforts was to engage the community in the Comprehensive Plan process and to gather as much input as possible as the draft plan was constructed.
The Plan is now scheduled to go before the Mayor and City Council at each of their regular scheduled April meetings. The final vote is anticipated for April 23.
The entire Comprehensive Plan process has been documented at www.tuckerga.gov/tucker-tomorrow. Residents can visit the site to read up on the draft plan or to see videos of Community Forums held throughout the Tucker Tomorrow process.