Snellville residents participated in meetings to provide modifications to the city’s recently revised unified development code. Courtesy of City of Snellville

Snellville modifies unified development code

The Snellville City Council unanimously approved modifications recently to the city’s unified development code that “removes inconsistencies, simplifies content, increases flexibility and encourages desirable redevelopment efforts,” according to officials. Most importantly, the code serves as another step toward development of a Towne Center including a new library and city market.

After approving funding for the process to make updates to the city’s Planning and Development Code, the mayor and council spent the past six months engaging Snellville residents at town hall meetings, focus groups, and one-on-one meetings to determine their desires for future development. A new website was launched at www.snellvilledevelopmentcode.org to give citizens yet another way to voice their opinions.

“Thanks to the input of hundreds of citizens, we are taking an important step toward turning the Towne Center vision into a reality,” Mayor Tom Witts said. “With these development updates, the city will be able to encourage and guide the development we want, where we want it, while better protecting the character and needs of existing neighborhoods.”

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