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What is Comprehensive Planning?

The Comprehensive Plan is a long-range, community-designed growth strategy that will continue to make Cobb County an attractive place to invest, conduct business, and raise a family. The current plan, adopted in 2017 with subsequent annual amendments, covers the time period between 2017 and 2040.

2040 Comprehensive Plan

August 31, 2017 Revision: View the Cobb 2040 Comprehensive Plan Memo to the Board of Commissioners showing the edits made from the last draft.

2019 Revision: Appendix 4, 6, and Main | Result of the 2019 Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendment cycle

View the Cobb County Future Land Use Map

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Comprehensive Plan Update Process

The Comprehensive Plan update results in a new Comprehensive Plan that guides the county out to 2040. The revised plan will address Cobb’s vision, policies, and goals based on the existing plan and community involvement. A new community work program will be established with short and long-term implementation items. Cobb County Community Development will be the lead agency for carrying out a successful 2040 Comprehensive Plan update by working with numerous public, private, and nonprofit partners. Community Development staff will facilitate a wide variety of community involvement opportunities including Steering Committee meetings, informative and interactive public meetings, workshops, surveys, interviews, social media, and online feedback.

Starting early in the process and continuing throughout the development of the plan is a series of Steering Committee meetings. The Steering Committee meetings  include comprehensive plan education, exercises designed to gather input, a review of presentation materials for upcoming community meetings and discussions regarding feedback from prior community meetings.   A critical part of the comprehensive plan development will be the involvement of the general public. Community involvement will be the foundation of the 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The planning team will host approximately nine meetings throughout the county to interact with the community and to solicit thoughts, ideas, public support and trust. The participation techniques will revolve around public interaction, education, and input.