Public input is essential to the success of ATL Zoning 2.0. We’ll be working closely with Atlanta’s residents, businesses, and property owners to explore, draft, test, and refine the new Zoning Ordinance and Official Zoning Map well before the official adoption process begins.

The process includes thirteen rounds of public meetings and workshops, not including the official adoption process. These will include:

Idea Lab Discussions

Focused Workshops

Discussion and Listening

Feedback and Refinement

Meetings will be virtual until it is safe to do otherwise. All in-person meetings and workshops will occur four times per round—once in each quadrant of Atlanta. All meeting details, materials and surveys will be posted here below as they’re planned and completed.

Non-traditional techniques such as festival booths, pop-up exercises, and intercept surveys will further expand community input opportunities.

Once official adoption begins, the public will have additional opportunity to review and comment on the drafts through the City’s official public hearing process.

Check back often for new meeting opportunities or join our mailing list to receive updates.



NOTE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING (August 26, 2022):

The planned ATL 2.0 Zoning Rewrite Focused Workshop meetings have been cancelled, the first of which was scheduled for August 30, 2022, at Buckhead Library. We are close to completing the search for a new Commissioner, and our Interim Commissioner has had to take a short leave of absence for personal reasons. We want to ensure leadership is in place for this important engagement and participation with the community that will meet our shared goals for the City of Atlanta. The Zoning Code rewrite is critically important for our city, and these meetings will move forward once a new Planning Commissioner is in place. We will post a further update shortly.

Keyetta M. Holmes, AICP
Director
Office of Zoning and Development
Department of City Planning
55 Trinity Avenue, S.W.
Suite 3350
Atlanta GA 30303
404-546-0166

Archived Meetings

Idea Labs 4: Coding for Place / Unlocking Residual Space

Description:

The Atlanta Zoning Ordinance Rewrite’s public process starts with Idea Labs. Idea Labs are opportunities for planning and zoning experts to share ideas that might be appropriate to incorporate into the new Zoning Ordinance. Ideas presented are all subject to refinement as the new Zoning Ordinance is discussed and vetted through the public process. This Idea Lab will examine how zoning can be tailored to Atlanta’s unique neighborhoods and make better use of space within them.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Online ZOOM Meeting

Meeting completed. View the recording.

Idea Labs 3: Urban Ecology / Coding for Mobility and Access

Description:

The Atlanta Zoning Ordinance Rewrite’s public process starts with Idea Labs. Idea Labs are opportunities for planning and zoning experts to share ideas that might be appropriate to incorporate into the new Zoning Ordinance. Ideas presented are all subject to refinement as the new Zoning Ordinance is discussed and vetted through the public process. This Idea Lab will examine how zoning can affect how we move around, access daily needs, and embrace Atlanta’s natural systems.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Online ZOOM Meeting

Meeting completed. View the recording.

Idea Labs 2: Coding after COVID-19 / Sustainability

Description:

The Atlanta Zoning Ordinance Rewrite’s public process starts with Idea Labs. Idea Labs are opportunities for planning and zoning experts to share ideas that might be appropriate to incorporate into the new Zoning Ordinance. Ideas presented are all subject to refinement as the new Zoning Ordinance is discussed and vetted through the public process. This Idea Lab will explore how COVID-19 has changed cities and how they can be more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Online ZOOM Meeting

Meeting completed. View the recording.

Idea Labs 1: Background / Existing Atlanta Patterns

Description:

The Atlanta Zoning Ordinance Rewrite’s public process starts with Idea Labs. Idea Labs are opportunities for planning and zoning experts to share ideas that might be appropriate to incorporate into the new Zoning Ordinance. Ideas presented are all subject to refinement as the new Zoning Ordinance is discussed and vetted through the public process. This Idea Lab will serve as an introduction to the project and cover the process of a citywide analysis of Atlanta neighborhoods and physical attributes.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Online ZOOM Meeting

Meeting completed. View the recording.