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Community Development
Welcome to the City of Norcross Community Development Department. The goal of the Community Development Department is to promote and protect the city through the use of planning and development practices while providing professional and efficient customer service.

The Community Development Department is responsible for working with:
  • Boards and commissions
  • The citizens of Norcross
  • The development community
  • The elected officials

The department manages:
  • Building construction
  • Comprehensive Plan Amendments
  • Current and long-range planning
  • Design and Construction of Grant Funded Projects 
  • Land Development
  • Permitting
  • Zoning              



Community Development office also acts as staff to the:
  • Planning and Zoning
  • Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Tree Board
  • Architectural Review Board
  • Construction Board of Appeals

Planning and Zoning, Board of Appeals, and Mayor & Council Policy
                                                2019 Meeting Calendar

Norcross Comprehensive Plan
The Comprehensive Plan is a policy guide for making rezoning and capital investment decisions and sets policies for City officials and staff concerning the future development of Norcross. The Comprehensive Plan is updated at a minimum of every five years. Norcross is currently in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan with the consulting team at Jacobs in addition developing a new Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) which will combine all zoning and development regulations into one complete or unified document for ease of reference. To follow process, leave comments, and to see draft items and documents, please visit the plan page at www.imagineourfuture.org. To see the adopted 2034 Comprehensive Plan, click here.

UPDATE 03/06/19
We are so very excited to announce that on Monday, March 4, 2019 the Mayor and City Council of Norcross adopted the city’s newest Comprehensive Plan.  Throughout 2018 and early 2019, the Community Development and Planning Department worked diligently with the consulting team from Jacobs, performed numerous interviews with stakeholders, two pop up events, two community open houses, a month long online survey and worked for four months with an appointed 18-member Steering Committee to develop the below Norcross “Imagine Our Future” 2040 Comprehensive Plan, Technical Addendum and Future Development Map. The intent of this plan is to lay out the future vision and goals that the community wants to achieve in text, maps and graphics as well as establishing priority needs and opportunities and a five-year work program of distinct activities, initiatives, programs and administrative systems that are recommended to implement the plan. 

While the Comprehensive Plan is a very important milestone for the City its’ companion project, conversion of the City’s development and zoning regulations into an easier-to-read and understand Unified Development Ordinance, remains an on-going effort with a completion date of no later than June 30, 2019.  To continue to follow our progress or to leave a message for our team, please visit www.imagineourfuture.org.   

Contact Us
Tracy Rye

Tracy D. Rye, AICP
Community Development & Planning Director

65 Lawrenceville St.
Norcross, GA 30071

Ph: 678-421-2027
Fx: 770-242-0824

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.