The Planning Department is responsible for administrating many special initiatives that impact the City of Columbus.
There are currently eight (8) redevelopment areas in Columbus that have been identified in the 2028 Comprehensive Plan. They are as follows, Beallwood, 2nd Avenue, 5th and 6th Avenue, Medical Center, East Highlands, Wynnton Road Corridor, Lawyers Lane and Baker Village.
The Army's Base Realignment And Closure (BRAC) program is projected to bring an estimated 30,000 people to the Chattahoochee Valley by 2012. Preparation for this growth has been an ongoing process beginning in December of 2005 with the formal report of the BRAC Commission.
A census is conducted by the US Census Bureau every 10 years to calculate how many people live in the United States. The data compiled by the Census also determines the federal allocation of over $300 billion in funds for items such as road construction and school district grants.
Columbus' Enterprise Zone is established to revitalize the area's residential neighborhoods, while creating and retaining jobs for its residents. Business and residential developments, which plan to invest in this area, are given special state and local tax incentives.
Greenspaces are permanently protected lands and water, including agricultural and forestry land whose development rights have been severed from the property that is in its undeveloped, natural state or that has been developed only to the extent consistent with, or is restored to be consistent with, one of the Greenspace goals.
Government Annex Building
420 10th Street
Columbus, Georgia 31902
Phone: (706) 653-4421
Fax: (706) 653-4534
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