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Best Practices in Georgia Planning

Best PracticeIssues AddressedExamplesQCO
Land Use Guidance (Point) System

Implement a simple rating system, usually using "points" to score proposed projects, as a land use management tool. This system is attractive to communities that desire some level of control of local land use, but do not want standard zoning regulations.
  • We like to better protect our natural resources (such as streams, wetlands, etc.)
  • We'd like to avoid more sprawl (or unplanned) development
  • We'd like to encourage development to locate in areas most suitable for new growth
  • We'd like to institute new zoning or similar development regulations
  • We'd like to reduce the cost of providing public services/facilities
  • We'd like to streamline our local development review process
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