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The Community Development Agency's Email Newsletter is intended to keep the people of Cobb County aware of the happenings around the Community Development Agency and how it impacts you: as a citizen, business owner, and/or investor in Cobb. General updates are included in the monthly newsletter. Every quarter, specials are published, presenting an extensive overview of the business within the agency. This quarterly special will also present an "Employee Spotlight" award winner. This employee must demonstrate unprecedented customer service, teamwork and leadership within our agency and in the community. Subscribe to the Newsletter Today!

View the September 2017 Newsletter

Spotlight Nomination Form

Design Guidelines

Design guidelines assist county staff and other professionals such as architects, engineers, planners and developers, as well as community members, in making more informed design decisions for either private developments or public facility investments. For a complete list of updates for Cobb County's existing and in-progress Design Guidelines, Visit the Planning Page. 

August Guideline Update:

District 4 Austell Road Update: Community Meetings in Progress

The first of three community meetings was held on Tuesday, September 9. It educated, informed and engaged stakeholders and citizens, as well as provided an opportunity to solicit design input and feedback. Check out the presentation.

The second community meeting will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2017. This meeting will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at WellStar Cobb Hospital (3950 Austell Road, Austell, GA 30106.) 

Would you like to provide your input, but can't attend the meetings? Take part in the design guideline development process by completing the visual preference survey. This survey is designed to gather the community’s input on the character and sense of place that is envisioned for the Austell Road corridor. Please note, the survey will close at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26th

Discussions of the public’s vision and goals for Austell Road will assist in sustaining and maintaining a community that has a strong sense of place and a distinctive community character.

Cobb County already has design guidelines established on Atlanta Road, Canton Road, Dallas Highway and Macland Road. County staff recently completed draft design guidelines along Mableton Parkway and Veterans Memorial Highway in Mableton. View the draft document for the Design Guidelines along Mableton Parkway and Veterans Memorial Highway in Mableton.

Cobb 2040 Comprehensive Plan

Community Development Agency staff has released the 2040 Comprehensive Plan final draft. After several months of public engagement and years of preparation, the plan will be taken to the board of Commissioners for approval to be submitted to the Atlanta Regional Commssion (ARC) for review on September 12. The ARC will ensure it meets minimum standards and procedures for local comprehensive planning. View the updated 2040 Comprehensive Plan Final Draft, to be approved by the BOC on September 12, 2017.

The 2040 Comprehensive Plan is a long-range, community designed growth strategy that will continue to make Cobb County an attractive place to invest, conduct business and raise a family. The current plan, adopted in 2007 with subsequent annual amendments, covers the time period between 2007 and 2030. This 10-year update will extend the current plan's growth outlook to 2040. 

If you have any questions or comments about the 2040 Comprehensive Plan, call 770-528-2018 or email

For more information, visit the Cobb 2040 Comprehensive Plan page.

Zoning Analysis Information

Every month the Cobb County Zoning Division prepares zoning analysis information, which provides analysis and staff recommendations for all rezoning, special land use permits, land use permit requests and variance requests.

These items are presented to the Planning Commission, Board of Commissioners and Board of Zoning Appeals for their, review, recommendation, and consideration. 

Commercial Property Rehabilitation Incentive Exhibits [PDF]

View Zoning Cases

Video On Demand

View a wide range of CobbTV Video on Demand productions focusing on land use, environmental protection, and building. Learn about the latest public meetings, local initiatives, and more.