Atlanta Department of Planning and Community Development changes name

The Atlanta City Council has approved for the Department of Planning and Community Development to be renamed the Department of City Planning. The name change comes as a result of an internal reorganization and several improvements conducted to ensure efficient city planning, a streamlined permitting process and best-in-class customer service.

“Our department is committed to high quality, sustainable and equitable growth and development in Atlanta,” said Tim Keane, Commissioner of the Department of City Planning. “As the diverse communities that define and give Atlanta its distinguishing character grow and sustain, we’re progressing with them. We wanted to simplify the name while also being representative of our progression and commitment to improving all aspects of planning for the City of Atlanta.”

Following the reorganization, the department encompasses the following divisions to guide effective measures of planning, design review, construction plan approval, code compliance and housing assistance:

  • Office of Buildings
  • Office of Zoning and Development
  • Office of Housing and Community Development
  • Office of Mobility Planning
  • Office of Design