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Comprehensive Plans Underway

Comprehensive Plans Underway

The following jurisdictions are currently in various stages of updating their comprehensive plans. Plan updates are required by the State of Georgia every five years. Meeting dates and draft documents will be updated on this page throughout the comprehensive plan update process. Typically, comprehensive plan updates take several months to a year to complete the entire submission and review process. Regional Commission Planning staff welcome any questions about the process and encourage participation by community members.

Ben Hill County

Ben Hill County 2021 Comprehensive Plan Update - Workshop #1, Goals, Needs, and Opportunities - Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 10 AM - 12 PM, City of Fitzgerald City Hall, 302 East Central Avenue, Fitzgerald, GA 31750

Kickoff: 07/07/2020 -- Ben Hill County Annex -- 324-B East Pine St., Fitzgerald, GA

1st Public Workshop: 10/08/2020 -- Fitzgerald City Hall -- 302 E. Central Ave., Fitzgerald, GA

2nd Public Workshop: 11/12/2020 -- Fitzgerald City Hall -- 302 E. Central Ave., Fitzgerald, GA

3rd Public Workshop: 02/11/2021 -- Fitzgerald City Hall -- 302 E. Central Ave., Fitzgerald, GA

Public Hearing:   04/06/21 – Bill Hill County Annex – 324-B East Pine St., Fitzgerald, GA

Draft Document: Ben Hill County 2021 Comprehensive Plan- Draft




Lanier County

Lanier County is undergoing a Comprehensive Plan Update. The schedule of meetings is below and will be updated throughout the process as meetings are scheduled. A working draft will be added below once it is available

Kickoff: 8:30AM 07/13/2020 -- 162 W. Thigpen Ave., Lakeland, GA.

1st Public Workshop: Goals, Needs and Opportunities Workshop The Threatte Center, 209 US-221, Lakeland, GA 6 PM

2nd Public Workshop & 3rd Public Workshop: 2nd Workshop -- 12:00PM 10/29/2020 -- 162 W. Thigpen Ave., Lakeland, GA. || 3rd Workshop -- 12:00PM 02/04/2021 -- 209 US-221, Lakeland, GA.

Public Hearing: 04/12/21 – Lanier County Annex – 162 W. Thigpen Ave, Lakeland, GA

Draft Document: Lanier County 2021 Comprehensive Plan - Draft



Lowndes County

Kickoff: February 23, 2021 5:30 pm at 327 N. Ashley St., Valdosta, Georgia

1st Public Workshop: March 22, 2021 5pm at 325 W. Savannah Ave. Valdosta.

2nd Public Workshop: April 19, 2021 5pm at 325 W. Savannah Ave. Valdosta.

3rd Public Workshop: May 17, 2021 5pm at 325 W. Savannah Ave. Valdosta.

4th Public Workshop: June 23, 2021 10am – 12pm Open House at 1937 Carlton Adams Dr. Valdosta.

Public Hearing:

Draft Document: Lowndes County 2021 Comprehensive Plan Update - Draft Vision and Goals

Draft Document: Draft Community Quality Objectives

Draft Document: Draft Data and Analysis



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