Georgia Coastal Comprehensive Plan

Planning for a Sustainable Future

On February 11, 2005, Governor Sonny Perdue signed an Executive Order directing DCA to complete a Coastal Comprehensive Master Development Plan by September 2007. As outlined in the Executive Order, the Plan will outline a vision for Georgia’s coastal area that promotes sustainable future development without compromising the region’s valuable and vulnerable natural environment. DCA will incorporate stakeholder input to address tourism, economic development and environmental management, housing and transportation issues affecting Georgia’s coastal area as it develops the Plan.

Your comments or questions are invited and may be submitted to

Upcoming Events
Committee Meetings

The last meeting of the CCPAC was held on March 24, 2008. At that time, the Final Draft was approved with minor modifications. The 'Final Draft Plan' and the 'Coastal Georgia Comprehensive Plan Agenda', as amended and adopted by the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center Board of Directors on November 12, 2008, are both available below.

What's New
  Coastal Comprehensive Plan Agenda (as amended and adopted November 12, 2008)
  Coastal Comprehensive Plan DRAFT (as adopted March 24, 2008)
  Four Coastal Sites Named to Georgia Trust 2008 Places in Peril List (posted 11-14-2007)
  Gullah Geechee Heritage Corridor Commission Members named (posted 11-9-2007)
  Georgia Historical Markers includes all known coastal markers (posted 9-25-2007)
  Soil Suitability for Septic Systems (posted 9-24-2007)
  Best Management Practices for Coastal Georgia Development (posted 8-23-2007)
  Conservation in the Carolinian Ecoregion, including Georgia Coast (posted 8-29-2007)
  Hurricane Tracks 1890- 2005 (posted 8-10-2007)
  View Maps Presented at the Jekyll Island Planning Retreat- April, 2007 (updated 7-18-2007)
  Development Scenario Presentation (posted 5-15-2007)
  Quality Growth Tools For Use in Coastal Areas, (posted 2-6-2007)

  Governor's Executive Order
  DCA News Release
  Georgia Coastal Region Assessment
  Stakeholder Involvement Plan
  GRTA Review Criteria for Transportation, (posted 11-3-2006; The region is not under GRTA jurisdiction.)
  Tools for Guiding Growth and Development along Georgia's Coast, (posted 11-2-2006)
  Coastal Comprehensive Plan Update, (A PowerPoint Presentation, posted 10-25-2007)
  Discussion Board and Notices

Advisory Committee
  Coastal Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CCPAC)

Related Documents
  DNR Coastal Plan (large PDF document) This plan was prepared and is administered by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division in accordance with the NOAA Coastal Zone Management Program.

Local Comprehensive Plans Comprehensive Plan Recertification Schedule These plans were prepared and submitted by local governments in accordance with the Georgia Planning Act.
     Bryan Open or Download
     Camden Open or Download
     Chatham Open or Download
     Glynn Open or Download
     Liberty Open or Download
     McIntosh Open or Download
     Brunswick Open or Download
     Bloomingdale Open or Download
     Garden City Open or Download
     Pooler Open or Download
     Port Wentworth Open or Download
     Richmond Hill Open or Download
     Savannah Open or Download
     Thunderbolt Open or Download
     Tybee Island Open or Download
     Vernonburg Open or Download

Coastal Georgia Reference Maps
These maps were collected from various sources to provide reference and background information for consideration during the development of the coastal plan. These maps are presented in Adobe Acrobat Format; the 'large' maps are formatted at 42x60-inches, the 'small' maps are 11x17-inches.
     Base Map (with no hydrography) View Map
     Existing Land Use Large or Small (source: Coastal Georgia RDC from Comprehensive Plans as of 2004)
     Wetlands Large or Small (source: National Wetlands Inventory and DCA 2004)
     Barrier Islands and Hammocks Large or Small (source: GA-DNR Coastal Resources Division 2006)
     Conservation Areas (Existing) Large or Small (source: GA-DNR 2006)
     Population by Block Group Dot Density Map 1990 (source: Census Bureau 1990)
     Population by Block Group Dot Density Map 2000 (source: Census Bureau 2000)
     Percent Below Poverty by Block Group 2000 Large (source: Census Bureau 2000)
     Maps Presented at the Planning Retreat on April 12- 13, 2007 at Jekyll Island View