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Best Practices in Georgia Planning


Best PracticeIssues AddressedExamplesQCO
Cluster Development

For specified areas of the community, adopt regulations that require a significant portion of a site to be set aside as undivided, permanently protected open space, while the buildings (houses, shops, etc.) are clustered at higher density on the remainder of the property.
  • We'd like more affordable housing in our community
  • We'd like to encourage development to locate in areas most suitable for new growth
  • We'd like to improve the appearance of all, or parts of, our community
  • We'd like to increase the amount of greenspace or parkland in our community
  • We'd like to increase the mix of housing (by size, type, and price range) in certain neighborhoods
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Preserving Rural Character in Coweta County: a PlanFirst community success

Roswell Overlay Districts

Suwanee Town Center

 
Efficient Land Use

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