Planning

Notifications on Planning Projects

To be emailed Planning notices, Email Cindy Andrews or text GHPLANNING to 22828. Go to Notify Me to receive alerts on major City capital projects and private development projects.

Mission

The mission of the Planning Department is to:                                                                    

  • Preserve and enhance the existing character of the City.                         
  • Provide excellent customer service to citizens, businesses, and land owners.
  • Ensure that all land use and development activities occurring within the City conform to adopted codes and ordinances.
  • Plan for the future expansion of the City's boundaries.
  • Work with the Planning Commission and City Council to develop appropriate land use regulations and amendments to the Comprehensive Plan.

Functions

The Department has two main functions:

  1. Current Planning - The review and regulation of land use permits for projects, such as subdivisions, apartments, commercial centers, and construction in critical areas.
  2. Long Range Planning - The development of appropriate land use regulations and amendments to the Comprehensive Plan.