HELP SHAPE GWINNETT’S FUTURE
BY ATTENDING A 2040 UNIFIED PLAN OPEN HOUSE
(Lawrenceville, Ga., Jan. 23, 2018) – 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, starting Jan. 25 at the Five Forks Branch of the Gwinnett Public Library. 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, the Planning and Development Department 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 be forwarded to the Department of Community Affairs and the Atlanta Regional Commission. Once the DCA and ARC review the plan and it is subsequently adopted by the Board of Commissioners, the County becomes eligible for state and federal funds.
Additional public input will be 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.
2040 Unified Plan Community Open House Schedule
Jan. 25 – Five Forks branch of the Gwinnett Public Library, 2780 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lawrenceville
Jan. 29 – Dacula branch of the Gwinnett Public Library, 265 Dacula Road, Dacula
Feb. 1 – Lilburn Activity Building, 788 Hillcrest Road, Lilburn
Feb. 12 – OneStop Centerville, 3025 Bethany Church Road, Snellville
Feb. 22 – Bogan Park, 2723 North Bogan Road, Buford