SNELLVILLE – When City Council green-lighted the update of Snellville’s development code earlier this year, Mayor Tom Witts made clear that the effort would be responsive to community aspirations and concerns.
That mandate takes a step forward this month with the launch of a dedicated project website — www.snellvilledevelopmentcode.org.
“The idea,” Witts said, “is a one-stop shop for residents to get up to speed and participate. The development code effort will help determine the character of our city for years to come. It needs to be community owned.”
To that end, the site offers a project overview in the form of frequently asked questions, the schedule of announced meetings, ongoing news posts and opportunities for residents to respond to questions or send comments directly to the project team.
Known casually as the city’s “Development Code Renovation,” the currently unfolding Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) effort is expected to clean up the inconsistencies in Snellville’s existing regulations, simplify content, increase flexibility, and encourage the kind of redevelopment — like our Towne Center plan — envisioned by the community, all in one unified, user-friendly ordinance.
Stay tuned to www.snellvilledevelopmentcode.org for ongoing updates.