Unified Development Ordinance Update

Gwinnett County has the first section (Chapter 206) of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) ready for review.  Chapter 206 includes many of the familiar zoning districts along with a few additions.  Gwinnett County is proposing three levels of mixed-use districts: MU-N (Mixed-use Neighborhood), MU-C (Mixed-use Community) and MU-R (Mixed-use Regional).  The Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) zoning district will allow an integration of different house and lot sizes within a pedestrian-oriented setting to supportive services and civic spaces.  The former Conservation Subdivision Overlay (CSO) district has been re-designed to be a stand alone zoning district and is now called Open Space Conservation (OSC).

Throughout 2011, Gwinnett County and its project team will be working to update, streamline and combine the County’s existing zoning resolution, development regulations and other ordinances into one coordinated code document – the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO).  The Council is part of the UDO Advisory Committee and will be on hand to offer an industry perspective as Gwinnett County moves forward on this initiative.  The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 18th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.  You can visit the links below to learn more.

UDO Website

UDO Chapter 206 Draft