Text Box: Home

Current Projects

Local Planning

Regional Planning

State Support


Resources and Links

1310 West Ridge Road

PO Box 1720

Gainesville, Georgia 30503

(770)538-2626  Fax (770)538-2625

Text Box: Administration
Text Box: Economic Development
Text Box: Information Services
Text Box: Workforce Development
Text Box: Planning

The Planning Department works to ensure the highest level of resource management and community development available for our region across all levels of government.



· Downtown Master Planning

· Urban Redevelopment Plans

· Design & Development Guidelines



· Best Management Practice Assistance

· Development Impact Studies

· Environmental Assessments

· Water Quality Studies



· National Register Nominations

· Historic Structure Reports



· Comprehensive Planning

· Land Use and Zoning Assistance

· Regional Planning



· Bike & Pedestrian Planning

· Safe Routes to School

· Scenic Byway Development





** Public Notice **


The Georgia Historic Preservation Division (HPD) is currently requesting public comment regarding a Draft set of goals for the 2017-2021 Statewide Historic Preservation Plan. 

View the Goals

The Historic Preservation Division (HPD) is updating the existing Statewide Historic Preservation Plan (SHPP), as required every five years by the National Park Service. HPD conducted a public survey, which was published through multiple avenues including newsletters, newspapers, magazines, social media, and other means, from May 2015 through December 2015 to gather input of interested parties.  This input was then utilized to draft updated goals of the 2017-2021 SHPP.

  Response Date 
Public Responses will be accepted through July 6, 2016. HPD will consider public comments in finalizing the goals for the 2017-2021 SHPP. HPD will use the information submitted in response at our discretion and will not provide comments to any responder’s submission. The information provided will be analyzed, may appear in the final 2017-2021 SHPP document, and may be shared publicly on HPD’s website. No proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should be included in your response.
The draft goals are available at:

   How to Submit a Response

Comments may be submitted via email to
Jennifer.dixon@dnr.ga.gov or via mail to:

Jewett Center for Historic Preservation
Attn: Jennifer Dixon, Preservation Planning Program Manager
2610 GA Hwy 155, SW
Stockbridge, GA 30281

We welcome feedback from all interested parties!