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Planning & Zoning The Fayette County Planning and Zoning Department is responsible for developing long and short range plans to guide the growth of the unincorporated county and the administration of regulations that implement these plans for growth. After submitting the first round of proposed amendments to the Fayette County Zoning Ordinance to the Board of Commissioners in 2010, the Planning and Zoning staff has continued to work on amendments to be submitted for approval in 2012. However, during 2011 amendments to the zoning ordinance relating to Beekeeping, Telecommunication Towers and Antennas, and the Planned Unit Development-Planned Retreat and Lodge zoning district were approved and adopted. The benefit to the public is an ordinance that is clear and concise, and up-to-date with current departmental policies and procedures. The Planning and Zoning Department completed the indexing of nonresidential site plan files. The indexing of these plans led to the creation of a Geographical Information System (GIS) shape file indicating the respective site plan for each nonresidential development. The benefit is a shape file that can be used by other departments (Stormwater, Engineering, Fire Marshal, etc.) to quickly identify the appropriate site plan for a particular nonresidential development to serve the public in a timelier manner. The Planning and Zoning Department created a Geographical Information System (GIS) shape file indicating the location of Telecommunication Towers in and around Fayette County and is working on a shape file indicating the location and nature of variances approved in the County since 1980. The creation of these shape files will allow staff to serve the public in a more efficient manner than is currently available utilizing individual hard copy files. The existing Sign Ordinance was codified and incorporated into the Fayette County Code of Ordinances. The codification of the Sign Ordinance will allow it to be viewed on the Muni-Code website allowing greater access to the public. The construction of a multi-use path along Redwine Road began in 2011. The multi-use path will run from the Redwine Road/Peachtree Parkway/Bernhard Road intersection south to the Preserve Subdivision. This multi-use path project was the result of a federal Safe Routes to School grant awarded in 2009. Three County departments, Planning and Zoning, Public Works, and Stormwater worked together on the grant application. The grant fully funded the construction of the multi-use path and the construction project was managed by the Georgia Department of Transportation. The multi-use path allowed greater access to the Starr’s Mill School Complex.
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