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Best Practices in Georgia Planning

Best PracticeIssues AddressedExamplesQCO
Aesthetic Overlay

Enact special measures to preserve and enhance physical attractiveness of particular districts of the community, particularly gateway corridors or similar areas important to the image of the community. These special measure may include signage controls, special landscaping requirements, building design guidelines, or screening requirements for obtrusive uses like cell towers, utilities, and energy generating infrastructure. These special requirements are typically adopted as an overlay district, a mapped area where additional regulations apply as a supplement to existing zoning and subdivision regulations.
  • We'd like to avoid more sprawl (or unplanned) development
  • We'd like to preserve our rural scenery
  • We'd like to protect our trees, particularly where new development takes place
  • We'd like to provide more protection of historic resources
Braselton Downtown Revitalization: a PlanFirst community success story

Clarkesville Preservation Corridor

College Park LCI: Gateway Center

Preserving Rural Character in Coweta County: a PlanFirst community success

Roswell Overlay Districts

Sense of Place

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