Doraville, GA, March 24, 2016 – The Post Reports, Contributed – The City of Doraville has embarked upon the important process of updating its Comprehensive Plan, a policy document that outlines the long-range vision for Doraville’s future and helps inform rezoning decisions and other strategic activities by the city. This plan will serve as a blueprint for the future growth and development of Doraville.
Community members are invited to participate in a two-part Action Planning Charrette on March 28 and April 13. A charrette is an intensive planning session where residents, business owners, planners, and other community stakeholders collaborate on a vision for development. The charrette will build upon the input collected at the February 9th Doraville Future Workshop, where the public weighed in with their vision and goals for the community.
Part I of the Action Planning Charrette series is a Healthy and Vibrant Community Workshop. Here, stakeholders will discuss the key priorities for furthering a strong Doraville community and how that impacts the Comprehensive Plan for the city. Attendees will have the opportunity to act as community planners, reviewing different character areas of the city and updating appropriate land use types, design characteristics, and priority initiatives for those areas.
Charrette Part I: Healthy and Vibrant Community Workshop, Monday, March 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: The Church of the New Covenant, Fellowship Hall, 3330 Chestnut Drive, Doraville, GA 30340
Parking is available on a surface parking lot on the Church of the New Covenant campus. This location is approximately one mile from the nearest MARTA Route 47 stop at the intersection of Shallowford Road and Addison Drive. It is also approximately 0.6 miles from the nearest MARTA Route 33 stop at the corner of Chamblee-Tucker Road and DeKalb Technology Parkway.
Part II of the Action Planning Charrette series will focus on developing an Action Plan that both identifies strategies for implementation and visualizes how action items will lead to achieving community goals. This session will take place on April 13 (details forthcoming).
Community involvement is key to ensuring the Comprehensive Plan update truly captures the spirit and desire of the various voices that represent Doraville. Residents, business owners, service organizations, students, and other stakeholders are urged to attend both workshops to learn more about the comprehensive planning process and to provide input.
All are welcome and encouraged to attend the interactive two-day charrette. A Spanish interpreter will be present to help facilitate discussion.
For more information on the Design Doraville Comprehensive Plan, visit the City of Doraville webpage at: http://www.doravillega.us/community-development-department/
Project contact: Doraville Director of Community Development, Enrique Bascuñana, AICP, at (770) 451-8745 or by email at Enrique.Bascunana@doravillega.us.