Avondale Estates Downtown Master Plan
The Avondale Estates Downtown Master Plan was
unveiled in 2014 with enthusiasm and anticipation
from residents. Since then, the City of Avondale
Estates and Downtown Development Authority
leaders have been working on strategies to bring this
big-picture plan to life. Created over many-months
and involving large numbers of residents, business
owners, and other stakeholders, the 2014 Downtown
MasterPlan (DMP) provides an aspirational guide for
The Avondale Estates vision calls for a unique pedestrian-oriented town center with new development that preserves and celebrates the City’s arts and cultural heritage and provides housing and destinations for shopping and services, all within an environment of tree-lined streets, pocket parks, and plazas along with a network of streets with wide sidewalks and bike facilities to provide safe connectivity throughout downtown and to MARTA and surrounding neighborhoods.
2016 Comprehensive Development Plan
The CDP, adopted in 2016, reinforces the principles established in 2014 through the Downtown Master Plan. Its stated goals are to:
Protect and enhance the City of Avondale Estates’ historic character and small-town atmosphere while facilitating smart growth and development
Leverage the City of Avondale Estates’ unique identity and location in the region to strengthen existing businesses and drive new economic development
Promote an active, healthy community with opportunities for recreation and the enjoyment of greenspace
Maintain and expand the range of housing options in appropriate areas to accommodate a diverse population and workforce
2019 Downtown Re-Zoning
The city has contracted with the consulting team, Clark Patterson Lee (CPL) to revise the city's zoning code.
The consultant contract has 3-phases:
1. Revise the downtown codes to be in keeping with the intent of the downtown master plan,
2. Refresh and update the remaining parts of the code,
3. Update the sign ordinance.
Public meetings have already begun, and the consultants are on track to have the first draft of the downtown codes in March. The full code rewrite is expected to be completed and adopted in the summer of 2020. The latest information about the revisions can be found on the City's website.
Presentation from 2/16/20