The city of Sandy Springs has approved a new land use plan. It's called the Comprehensive Land Use Plan, also known as the "Comp Plan," and it's a roadmap to help Sandy Springs develop and redevelop over the next 10 years.
"Because a lot of the jobs have shifted to the North Perimeter area and as a result, we've gone from a suburb to an edge city and we have to adapt to that," said Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul.
The plan works to protect residential areas while at the same time creating opportunities around the Perimeter and along Roswell Road.
The plan also includes focusing more attention to MARTA stations.
“Transit has been a major benefit for us,” Paul said. "It’s helped us move people more efficiently. It’s been a jobs attractor, because the employers understand that mobility is important."
The next step is to rewrite the city's zoning code, which is underway.