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Gwinnett 2040 Unified Plan

The Department of Planning & Development, in conjunction with consulting firm Pond & Company and its team of sub-consultants, has begun preliminary work on the County’s 2040 Unified Plan. The Georgia Department of Community Affairs requires all counties and cities in the state to have a comprehensive plan, which Gwinnett calls a “unified plan.” 

The purpose of the Unified Plan is to provide a road map of how the County’s residents and other stakeholders want to see it grow and develop over the next 20 years.  Please see below for other frequently asked questions regarding the development of the plan.

WHY does Gwinnett County need a Unified Plan?
  • Required by the State and enables the County to receive various funds
  • An opportunity to review conditions in the community
  • An opportunity to anticipate future needs
  • An opportunity to establish short-term goals and a long-term vision to guide growth and development over the next 20+ years
WHAT is addressed by the Unified Plan?
  • Community Goals
  • Needs & Opportunities
  • Community Work Program
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Economic Development
  • Land Use
WHO provides input into the Unified Plan?
  • Elected Officials
  • Citizens
  • Regulatory Agencies
  • Planning Advisory Committee (PAC)
  • Business & Community Leaders
  • County Staff & Consultant Team

Help shape Gwinnett's future through 2040

The Gwinnett County Department of Planning and Development is soliciting public input to assist in the development of the 2040 Unified Plan through several community open houses, starting August 13 at the George Pierce Park. The community open house events will feature interactive exercises to encourage people to imagine Gwinnett County in 2040 and share their vision of what it could be.

The Unified Plan, called a comprehensive plan in other jurisdictions, combines many different plans into a coordinated, working blueprint to help shape future policies by many County agencies. To better create a plan that reflects the community’s desires, Gwinnett County will collect public feedback to produce a broad, long-term vision to guide growth and development over the next 22 years as well as a short-term list of projects and programs.

Throughout this process, the Planning and Development Department and its consultants, Pond & Company, is seeking input from elected officials, regulatory agencies, business and community leaders and others. Upon completion, the plan will be presented to the Board of Commissioners in October, and then be forwarded to the Department of Community Affairs and the Atlanta Regional Commission. Once the DCA and ARC review the plan and it is subsequently adopted by the Board of Commissioners, the County becomes eligible for state and federal funds.

Residents can make their voices heard through one of five information session open houses through August 30.

To learn more about the plan, visit and follow the Gwinnett 2040 Unified Plan on Facebook. Email questions to

2040 Unified Plan Community Open House Schedule (all meetings 5:00 – 7:00pm)

August 13 – George Pierce Park, 55 Buford Highway, Suwanee
August 16 – OneStop Centerville, 3025 Bethany Church Road, Snellville
August 20 – Five Forks Library, 2780 Five Forks-Trickum Road, Lawrenceville
August 23 – Best Friend Park, 6224 Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Norcross
August 30 – Dacula Park Activity Building, 2735 Old Auburn Avenue, Dacula