The City of Athens Planning and Zoning Department is undertaking a comprehensive audit and update of the City’s zoning ordinance, to reflect current development best practices as well as the goals and values identified within the recently adopted Athens 2040: Pathways to Excellence Comprehensive Plan. The audit of the ordinance will kick-off in January 2024, with revisions and drafting set to begin later in the spring following the audit’s conclusion and recommendations stemming from the effort.
|(to be updated throughout the process)
|Zoning code audit begins with stakeholder roundtable conversations and in-
|Audit findings introduced and ordinance drafting begins
|Complete draft of ordinance prepared for public review (tentative)
|Ordinance adoption (tentative)
|Staff and stakeholder training (tentative)