Project Overview

The DeKalb County 2050 Unified Plan will combine two of the County’s long-range plans into one: a Comprehensive Transportation Plan that identifies priority transportation projects and policy recommendations and a Comprehensive Land Use Plan that establishes the framework for future growth and development. Transportation and land use investments have a direct impact on one another, so the combined plan will create a more consistent, unified strategy. The combined plan will address arts and culture, housing, health and wellness, public safety, sustainability, retail, and annexation.

The recommendations of this planning process will help DeKalb leadership determine which transportation projects to pursue for both local funding opportunities and state and federal dollars. The Plan will also include recommendations within unincorporated DeKalb activity centers for the types of growth and development that may occur based on new market realities and trends.


The DeKalb Unified Plan team has conducted multiple rounds of community engagement including early input on needs and priorities, community charrettes in subareas of the County, and feedback on draft transportation and land use recommendations. We hosted virtual public meetings and a town hall, engaged stakeholders through focus group meetings, and met the community at parks and festivals around the County. The team is now nearing the final stages of the plan with draft documents for review by the public. Three recommendations documents will be available for public review and download:

Future Documentation Coming Soon!

  • Draft Comprehensive Transportation Plan
  • Draft Unified Plan (Executive Summary)

Please submit any questions or comments on these draft plans using the Provide Feedback Opens a new browser window page. As the documents become available for review, they will be posted here as well as on the DeKalb County's website.


Interested to learn more about some of the transportation projects that are being considered? The interactive map link below includes two maps: The first map is for projects in unincorporated DeKalb County, and the second is for projects in the cities. City projects shown here include larger investments from multiple different planning efforts.

Feedback on projects reflected in the map comes from our most recent round of input on draft recommendations. No new input is able to be provided in the map at this time, but it provides information on the projects that were discussed.