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Best Practices in Georgia Planning


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Alternatives to Conventional Zoning (DCA Model Code)

Pick from this menu of typical development regulation components to personalize and enact ordinances that specifically fit your community's needs. The DCA Alternatives to Conventional Zoning provides a full range of ordinance options from animal control, to street/sidewalk standards, to land use guidance system.
  • We'd like to improve the curb-appeal of commercial or shopping areas
  • We'd like to increase the amount of greenspace or parkland in our community
  • We'd like to institute new zoning or similar development regulations
  • We'd like to promote development of vacant sites or abandoned structures in our community
  • We'd like to reduce the amount of paved area in our community
  • We'd like to streamline our local development review process
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