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For more information on the Community Choices program, please contact us at 404.463.3216.

Community Choices Resource Center

We are happy to announce the communities receiving 2015 Community Choices Implementation Assistance:

  • City of Clarkston - Facade improvement program research and implementation
  • DeKalb County - Public engagement strategy for a segment of the Lawrenceville Highway corridor
  • East Point Business and Industrial Development Authority - Research on economic development incentives
  • City of Forest Park - Audit of overlay standards and development review checklist
  • City of Snellville - Research on public-private partnerships

The Community Choices Program is an Atlanta Regional Commission quality growth initiative. Through Community Choices, we provide cities and counties with the tools, technical assistance and resources to help them create communities that best suit their unique visions.

Technical Assistance

Through the Community Choices Implementation Assistance program, ARC provides select communities with pro bono technical assistance to implement innovative quality growth policies and plans. Our Online Studio contains all past projects.

The Community Choices team also works with local governments year-round on a fee for service basis to implement quality growth plans and policies. For more information, visit our Community Planning Assistance page.


The Community Choices Toolkit is a collection of high-quality resources on community planning and quality growth.  The tools provide citizen planners and elected and appointed officials with information they need to implement innovative community planning concepts in their city or county. 


The Atlanta Regional Commission provides a broad range of toolsresources and technical assistance to help local governments design communities that work for them.  The goal is to assist local governments with making good, long-term decisions about where, when and how they should grow in order to achieve their unique vision.

If you are interested in developing or understanding planning best practices and concepts, please see information on the Community Planning Academy.

Planning & Visioning Assistance

For communities seeking planning and visioning assistance, visit the Planning Assistance page, which highlights workshops, charrettes, and planning assistance teams led by ARC’s Community Development Division.  These activities are designed to respond to local needs on an ad hoc basis and are typically outside the more formal context of some of ARC’s other programs.

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