Planning & Zoning
The City of South Fulton is divided into zones or districts that regulate the physical development of the land and limit the uses of a property. Zoning prescribes the legal and current use of a piece of property. In accordance with district standards, zoning regulations specify permitted uses, required lot dimension, setbacks and building square footage. Zoning implements the goals of the Future Land Use Plan. Zoning destinations remain intact until a re-zoning to change the use of the property is approved by the local governing body.
Planning is a comprehensive discipline which assesses current and future needs of a community to create balance between people and the environment. The goal of city and regional planning is to further the welfare of people and their communities by creating convenient, equitable, healthful, efficient, and attractive environments for present and future generations.
A zoning ordinance is a written regulation and law that defines how property in specific geographic zones can be used.
Click here for: City of South Fulton's Zoning Ordinance
2021 Comprehensive Plan
The Georgia Planning Act of 1989 dictates that every local government in Georgia is required to develop and adopt a long-range comprehensive plan to act as a guide tool for future development. It assesses current conditions, projects future trends, develops strategies and goals, and creates a work program to achieve these goals. Through the development and implementation of the plan, the City of South Fulton will have a strategic direction that guides decision-making in a way that maximizes resources, mitigates challenges and shapes development. Additionally, this document will provide clarity to stakeholders (businesses, residents, partners, other governmental entities, etc.), allowing them to understand the direction of their community.
The City of South Fulton completed the first Comprehensive Plan Update in December of 2021.
Our Geographic Information System (GIS) is a tool to find the current zoning classification, an associated zoning petition number, overlay district information, and the council district of any parcel in the city.
Click here for: GIS Zoning and Land Use Viewer
Pre Application Process
Zoning Certification Letter
The Sandtown LCI has been spearheaded by the community residents who have been actively working on preserving and
promoting a better quality of growth in the face of development interest. The residents of the community have been actively involved in attempting to implement a planned growth strategy for the area. The Sandtown LCI study builds on several other studies completed for the area including the Blueprint Sandtown and the Campbellton Road Corridor study.
The City of South Fulton (COSF) partnered with the City of Chattahoochee Hills and the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) to create a master plan for the Historic Campbellton area. This plan balances historic and natural resources with modern day regulations and development practices to create a hamlet that meets the social, economic, and recreation needs of both communities.
Plan development started in March 2020 and included a mixture of stakeholder interviews, virtual public meetings, and a pop-up event that influenced the plan’s concept and design. Since the plan includes property from both jurisdictions, residents and Councilmembers from both South Fulton and Chattahoochee Hills worked closely on the plan’s development.
In addition to working to preserve the rural character of the area while anticipating future economic development, the plan also considers traffic, utility, topography, and safety concerns. The end product is a plan that emphasizes creating a high-quality development that invites access to the Chattahoochee river. The plan intends to preserve history by considering the Native American presence in the area, the formation of Campbell County, the area’s past as an agricultural economy, all while nurturing the development of the area as a suburban oasis.
Click here for: Campbellton Crossroads Plan
In 2020, the City of South Fulton partnered with the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) to conduct a pedestrian safety study along Washington Road between Roosevelt Highway and North Commerce Drive. The study contains a detailed examination of existing conditions, including the results of a walkability audit, as well as a set of recommended improvements to the corridor. Please find a link to the completed study below.
Click here for: Washington Road Pedestrian Safety Study
The City of South Fulton (COSF) partnered with the Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance and the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) to conduct a feasibility study for a trail network that includes greenways and parks in Atlanta’s airport region. The trail network is a component of the AeroATL Greenway Master Plan that includes a total of seven municipalities in the airport area.
Working closely with the Project Advisory Group, development of the Model Mile study started in November of 2019 and concluded in February of 2021. The process included analysis of existing conditions, community surveys, virtual public meetings, and presentations to the elected officials of each participating municipality.
Taking a number of topographic, economic, environmental, and community factors into consideration, the trail was designed to connect to the existing Wolf Creek Trail and run adjacent to some of the Camp Creek wetlands. The trail also includes connections to seven businesses, greenspace, the Wolf Creek Library, and the Wolf Creek Amphitheatre.