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Norcross Comprehensive Plan update:
Norcross Focuses on Creating Vision
City residents, business owners and civic leaders are invited to "Imagine Our Future" as part of the process of updating Norcross’ Comprehensive Plan. The first public Visioning Workshop took place in August – the focus was on discussion of factors that should shape the city’s future. Attendees were asked what types of recreation they want to see, identify areas for revitalization and new development, discuss local transportation needs and lifestyle amenities. These ideas, plus others collected via surveys and other public participation opportunities will help set the foundation for Norcross’ Comp Plan update,which becomes the City’s roadmap for the next 20 years.

“The Comp Plan is basically a guiding policy document for the City of Norcross,” explains Norcross Community Development Director Chris McCrary. “It lays out the vision for our community for 20 years ahead and ensures that we have the right steps, strategies, and policies in place to achieve that vision.”

Norcross is reviewing its 2008 update to reflect progress made since that time and to meet state planning requirements. The 2011 annexation added a significant portion of land which wasn’t part of the original Comp Plan, and the recession impacted lifestyle trends and development plans locally as well as across the nation.

Council formally kicked-off the updating process at the July 22nd City Council Meeting, targeting the project’s completion for May, 2014. For more info about Norcross's Comprehensive Plan Update and the calendar of upcoming public workshops and meetings, visit www.norcrossga.net or contact Sonya Isaac, Administrative Coordinator, at 770-421-2027 

                                                                             DRAFT PLAN
                                                   Cover, Executive Summary, and Table of Contents
                                                   Section I. Plan Overview
                                                   Section II. Community Vision
                                                   Section III. Needs and Opportunities
                                                   Section IV. Community Work Program


Visioning Workshop, August 22, 2013 "
Character Area Workshop, September 26, 2013"
                                         "Action Planning Workshop, November 21, 2013"

"Open House, February 6, 2013 (6:30pm)"

                                                              PLANNING DOCUMENTS
Norcross Community Survey

                      All meetings are held in the main ballroom of the Norcross Community Center, 10 College Street

Tuesday, October 29, 2013, Holcomb Bridge Railroad Crossing
Over time, citizens have voiced safety concerns about the intersection in Downtown Historic Norcross where Holcomb Bridge Road and the railroad tracks cross. Currently, the City is soliciting citizens to help identify the community’s concerns and input on what improvements they envision. The effort is part of a formal study being conducted by Moreland Altobelli, a subcontracted engineering firm hired by the City for this project. In a public open house held at the Community Center on Tuesday (October 29), citizens were invited to drop in and talk with City staff about the project, discuss project goals and objectives, and review potential solutions.

The study updates and a survey are now available online, click here for the update, click here for the survey. According to Norcross’ City Engineer Jeff Mueller, plans are to finalize the study and have the data ready to present to City Council members by the end of the year. For more information about the project, please contact Mr. Mueller at

Friday, October 11, 2013, Wingo Street Bids Results, click here

Wednesday, May 1 through September 30, 2013, Burn Days
The Georgia department of Natural Resources has issued a ban on open burning May 1 through September 30 of each year. Fifty-four counties in Georgia (including Gwinnett County) are affected. Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services are responsible for the enforcement of this state-issued burning ban within the County