Development Plan Review

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The Engineering Department reviews plans for proposed development in the City to ensure compliance primarily with the following ordinances:

  • Soil Erosion & Sediment Control Ordinance
  • Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance
  • Stormwater Drainage Ordinance
  • Stormwater Quality Management Ordinance
  • Some elements of the Subdivision Ordinance

For more information, see Decatur's Code of Ordinances.

Plan reviews are intended to facilitate the orderly development and redevelopment of properties in the City while minimizing potential negative impacts to adjacent properties or harmful environmental impacts.

Plans are reviewed for adequacy of proposed construction regarding items such as roadway alignments, accessibility, construction details, construction materials, drainage, floodplains, soil erosion controls, stream buffers, impervious coverage, subdivision plat requirements, stormwater detention facilities, environmental impacts, and a myriad of other details, regulations and construction requirements.

Plan submittals require five sets of plans and two copies of the hydrology study (when applicable). A large project may also require a traffic analysis to gauge the project's impact on traffic volumes and circulation patterns. In this case two copies of the traffic study must be submitted.

Contact the Engineering Department at 404-377-6198 for more plan submittal information.