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Posted on: September 23, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Citizens Invited to Thursday's COMP Plan Workshop

Citizens in 1st Vision Workshop

Your voice matters! Join community members like yourself in the Community Center (10 College Street) for the Character Area Workshop. This is the second of three workshops where 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 or contact Chris McCrary, Community Development Director, at 770-421-2027 or

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