Avondale holding meeting on comprehensive plan
It’s going to be held Wednesday, June 24, at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, located at 21 North Avondale Plaza.
“The Comprehensive Plan is a citywide blueprint for future development activities,” the city says. “It can be used to promote orderly, rational and quality development. Planning can also help the City invest its money and time wisely in infrastructure such as streets, parks and other facilities needed to sustain the high quality of life that Avondale Estates residents, property and business owners already enjoy. The plan will establish a vision, and implementation measures to make that vision a reality.”
An update is required every 10 years, and Avondale’s is due by October 31, 2016. The Atlanta Regional Commission is assisting the city at no cost.
The city says public comment is “exceedingly important.”
Here is the tentative public meeting schedule, provided by the city:
Tentative Public Meeting Schedule
June 24 at 6:30 p.m. – First Public Meeting
July 22 at 6:30 p.m. – Second Public Meeting
August 26 at 6:30 p.m. – Third and Final Public Meeting
September 16 – BOMC Work Session Resolution to Transmit
September 21 – Final Public Hearing
Here is the city’s plan update from 2007. It touches on the possibility of future annexation, a subject that became a hot-button issue last year. In recent months, commissioners have sounded reluctant to pursue any new annexations for the city.
The report says, in part, “Though the City has not considered much annexation in the recent past, there are opportunities for future annexation that may benefit the City. The City of Avondale Estates is not currently pursuing any action related to annexation but feels there is an opportunity to stay aware and closely monitor changing land use conditions in the areas immediately surrounding the City. The City will actively partner with the property owners that request to be annexed into the City. The City has the opportunity to highlight the mutually beneficial partnership between the City and Fenner Dunlop, who requested to be annexed into the City.”
This is the city’s five-year update from 2011.