Current Planning & Zoning

Current Planning & Zoning
The City of Woodstock has land use and development policies, guidelines, and regulatory documents that guide the physical, environmental, and economic development of the community.  The City Council adopts these documents after involvement of the community and appointed and elected officials. 

Land Development Ordinance
The Land Development Ordinance describes various types of zoning districts and land use classifications, land use regulations, development standards, and environmental performance standards. The Zoning Code’s purpose is to protect and promote the public’s health, safety, and general welfare, and to implement the policies of the comprehensive General Plan.

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Online Zoning Map

Woodstock Zoning Map 

Recent Annexations Map 

Livable Communities Initiative (LCI) Plans and Zoning Overlays 
The Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) is a program offered by the Atlanta Regional Commission that encourages local jurisdictions to plan and implement strategies that link transportation improvements with land use development strategies to create sustainable, livable communities consistent with regional development policies.

In 2022, the City of Woodstock adopted the Town Center & Highway 92 LCI Update, establishing five guiding principles for the future of Downtown Woodstock and the Highway 92 Corridor. 


LCI Appendices:
LCI Appendix – Public Engagement
LCI Appendix – Existing Conditions
LCI Appendix – Market Study
LCI Appendix – Transportation

Zoning Overlays are special zoning standards adopted to preserve and enhance key neighborhoods or corridors within the City, typically focused on land uses, streetscape, development standards, and architectural design standards. 

Downtown District Standards
Ridgewalk Overlay
Parkway Overlay District
Technology Park Overlay District
Gateway Overlay District

Woodstock Comprehensive Plan (2023 Update)
Local jurisdictions are required to develop and maintain a comprehensive plan that outlines how the jurisdiction is to implement and manage all aspects of long-range planning and development. To maintain their status as a qualified local government (QLG), jurisdictions must develop these plans in adherence to the Minimum Standards and Procedures for Local Comprehensive Planning set forth by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA). These long-range planning responsibilities relate to aspects such as land use, economic development, housing, and transportation.  This latest version of the Woodstock Comprehensive Plan is a five-year update to the City’s Comprehensive Plan, last adopted in 2018. 

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2018 Comprehensive Plan and Appendices