Gwinnett County’s 2040 Unified Plan will be developed by Pond & Company under a $955,120 contract approved by commissioners on Tuesday.
The plan will include population projections, land-use policies, public input and plans for future County development. It will integrate numerous departmental plans into a long-term vision for addressing growth in Gwinnett County.
Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash said the process will give the public a voice in how the community develops.
“The new comprehensive plan will guide our future land development and economic growth and, we hope, help build support for local government policies,” said Nash.
State law requires the County to conduct research, involve citizens and compile a comprehensive plan every 10 years. State approval is required for many types of funding for infrastructure and other improvements. The 2030 Unified Plan was approved in 2009.
Pond is a full-service architecture, engineering, planning and construction firm based in Peachtree Corners that serves government, corporate and private sectors.
The 2040 Unified Plan will be completed in late fall 2018. After review and approval by the Board of Commissioners, it will be sent to the Atlanta Regional Commission for review. The Georgia Department of Community Affairs must approve it by February 2019.