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Planning and Land Use

Planning and Land Use

Jeff Watkins
Director of Planning and Land Use
(678) 493-6107

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1130 Bluffs Parkway
Canton, GA 30114

Hours: M-F, 8-5
tel: 678-493-6101
fax: (678) 493-6111

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING   CHEROKEE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS  Notice is hereby given that the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners will hold a joint public meeting with the Planning Commission on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. in Cherokee Hall at the Cherokee County Administration Building, 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton. The Board of Commissioners and the Planning Commission will consider an Ordinance to amend Article...

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The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Spcial Called meeting on Thursday, July 20th, 2017 in Cherokee Hall at the Cherokee County Administration Building, 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton.  The ZBA will consider a request for a variance to allow a private school with the main entrance on a local road at 947 Bailey Road, Woodstock, GA 30188.  The public is invited to attend.  The full case file can be viewed at this link.   ...

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Mission Statement

Planning is a coordinated, continuous and comprehensive process promoting the vision of the community by providing an environment for orderly growth and development, creating opportunity for business and commercial activity and protection of natural, historical and cultural resources.

The Department of Planning and Land Use serves as a resource on zoning, subdivision of property, development regulation and issues, population and socio-economic data, and similar material relating to the growth and development of Cherokee County. The Department is responsible for the Long Range and Current Planning activities providing a wide array of comprehensive planning and land use regulatory services to the interests of Cherokee County.

Department functions include:

  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Community Development Programs
  • Neighborhood and Area Plans
  • Intergovernmental Coordination and Policy Analysis
  • Zoning and Variance Case Administration
  • Interpretation, Enforcement and Amendments of Zoning Ordinance, Overlay District Regulations and Sign Control Ordinance
  • Permitting of Signage
  • Review and Approval of Land Subdivision Plats

How to contact the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals:

Board members may be contacted concerning rezoning and variance cases.  This communication can either be in a letter or by email to PLUse@cherokeega.com

Letters should be mailed to: Cherokee County Planning and Land Use,  1130 Bluffs Parkway,  Canton, GA  30062

 
 
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