Lawrenceville – The Gwinnett County Department of Planning and Development is soliciting public input to assist in the development of the 2040 Unified Plan through several community open houses, beginning April 30 at the Dacula Park Activity Building. The community open house events will feature interactive exercises to encourage people to imagine Gwinnett County in 2040 and share their vision of what it could be.
The Unified Plan, called a comprehensive plan in other jurisdictions, combines many different plans into a coordinated, working blueprint to help shape future policies by many County agencies. To better create a plan that reflects the community’s desires, Gwinnett County will collect public feedback to produce a broad, long-term vision to guide growth and development over the next 22 years as well as a short-term list of projects and programs.
Throughout this process, Planning and Development and its consultants, Pond & Company, will also seek input from elected officials, regulatory agencies, business and community leaders and others. Upon completion, the plan will be presented to the Board of Commissioners in October and then forwarded to the Department of Community Affairs and the Atlanta Regional Commission. With the DCA and ARC review of the plan and its subsequent adoption by the Board of Commissioners, the County will retain its eligibility for state and federal funds.
Additional public input is being sought through a survey available online and at select community events and public locations. Residents can make their voices heard through one of several community open houses, online surveys or living room chats.
To learn more about the plan, visit www.Gwinnett2040UnifiedPlan.com and follow the Gwinnett 2040 Unified Plan on Facebook. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2040 Unified Plan Community Open House Schedule (all meetings 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.)
April 30 – Dacula Park Activity Building, 2735 Old Auburn Avenue, Dacula
May 7 – Lenora Park, 4515 Lenora Church Road, Snellville
May 10 – Rhodes Jordan Park, 100 East Crogan Street, Lawrenceville
May 14 – George Pierce Park, 55 Buford Highway, Suwanee
May 17 – Lucky Shoals Park, 4651 Britt Road, Norcross