About Comprehensive Planning

The State of Georgia requires each local government to have a comprehensive plan (i.e. comp plan), which outlines their vision and goals for the next twenty years. This plan is reviewed and updated every five years, along with a more detailed Community Work Program that highlights specific projects to be undertaken within a five-year period. Some communities may have additional planning requirements based on their characteristics. The guidelines for local comprehensive planning are issued by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. Click here to view these guidelines. The State of Georgia also provides detailed planning resources on their website: http://www.georgiaplanning.com.

The Middle Georgia Regional Commission is available to assist with a variety of needs related to comprehensive planning, including plan development, assessment of plan implementation, and direct plan implementation assistance. Basic comp plan development services are covered at no charge under the MGRC contract with the Department of Community Affairs. Please contact the Public Administration department for more information. MGRC is also available to assist in specialized planning efforts related to a specific topic within the comp plan.

Local plans tie closely to other planning efforts throughout the region, most notably the Middle Georgia Regional Plan. Economic development components of each local plan are also closely related to the CEDS.

Comprehensive Plans Under Development

The Middle Georgia Regional Commission is currently assisting Twiggs County with development of their comprehensive plans. This plan will be completed in 2018.

Current Comprehensive Plans

Below are the current adopted comprehensive plans for each Middle Georgia community from 2017:

Baldwin County Joint Comp Plan

Jones County Joint Comp Plan

Peach County Joint Comp Plan 

Twiggs County Joint Comp Plan

Crawford County Joint Comp Plan 


Pulaski County Joint Comp Plan

Houston County Joint Comp Plan

Monroe County Joint Comp Plan

Putnam County Joint Comp Plan

Wilkinson County Joint Comp Plan