Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)

Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)
What's New
UDO What's New Page

Welcome to Gwinnett County's one-stop-shop for the development of its Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) and Sector Plans.  The County will be working with its project team 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).

In addition to the UDO, Gwinnett County is completing two small area or Sector Plans that will focus on:

(1) the Rural Estate Character Area in the eastern side of the county, and;
(2) the Research and Development Corridor along Highway 316

Visit this page regularly for current information about the UDO and Sector Plans and updates on the process.

Who is leading the Process?

The County and contract consultants will do the research, planning, writing, public involvement and facilitation necessary to create a Unified Development Ordinance. A basis for some of the changes will be the five (5) themes of the 2030 Unified Plan.

Gwinnett's 2030 Unified Plan Themes:

  1. Maintain economic and fiscal health
  2. Foster redevelopment,
  3. Promote mobility and accessibility
  4. Provide more housing choices, and
  5. Keep Gwinnett a preferred place.

The Gwinnett County 2030 Unified Plan, the Comprehensive Plan for Gwinnett County, was adopted by the Board of Commissioners on February 17, 2009. The Unified Development Ordinance will be formulated by input from the Unified Plan. A second project related, but separate are the small area studies or Sector Plans that are being prepared concurrently with the UDO. These are the Rural Estate Sector Plan and the Research and Development Corridor Sector Plan. These Sector Plans are refinements of the policy guidance found in the 2030 Unified Plan.