Public Hearing Planned on Joint Comprehensive Plan for Walker County and its Cities

Cover of Walker County Joint Comprehensive Plan 2022-2032

Walker County and the cities of Chickamauga, LaFayette, Lookout Mountain, and Rossville have prepared a draft Joint Comprehensive Plan for 2022-2032 according to the 2018 Minimum Planning Standards set by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the Georgia Planning Act of 1989.

Accordingly, a joint public hearing is scheduled for the County and Cities to accept comments on the draft Joint Comprehensive Plan for Walker County and the Cities of Chickamauga, LaFayette, Lookout Mountain, and Rossville, for the period 2022-2032. This draft plan was prepared by Walker County and the cities of Chickamauga, LaFayette, Lookout Mountain, and Rossville with broad public participation and with guidance from a Steering Committee of public and private sector individuals.

After the public hearing and receipt of public comment, the draft plan will be submitted for review by the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.  Plan approval by February 28, 2022 is required to maintain Qualified Local Government (QLG) status for each local government per the Georgia Planning Act of 1989 allowing continued eligibility for State loans, grants, or permits for another five years.

The public hearing on the draft plan will be held on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 7:00 PM at the Walker County Courthouse Annex III, 201 S Main Street, LaFayette, GA 30728.

3PM_01.18.22_Draft Walker County Comprehensive Plan

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