The City of Atlanta is divided into 25 Neighborhood Planning Units (NPUs), which are resident advisory councils that make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on zoning, land use, and other planning-related matters.
The NPU system was established in 1974 by the late Mayor Maynard Jackson to allow all residents to actively participate in the Comprehensive Development Plan, which is the City’s vision for the next five, ten, and fifteen years. Since then, the NPU system has evolved into what it is today – the official avenue for residents to receive updates concerning all functions of City government. Enabling residents to express concerns and provide input helps the City develop plans that best meet the needs of each neighborhood.
Whether you're a newcomer to Atlanta or a longtime resident, uncover your Neighborhood Planning Unit (NPU) and learn how you can play an active role in shaping the future of the City!
Discover the schedule for your NPU meetings and explore the agenda items right here!