To be client-focused teams who develop and implement creative community-based strategies and awareness, through adopted policies that will enhance economic opportunity, build strong neighborhoods, business districts, attract visitors, improve quality of life, ensuring growth and economic development in the City of Douglas.
The City of Douglas Community Development Department writes and administers grants and provides planning, zoning, economic development, and other support services vital to the growth of the City of Douglas.The department also issues permits and business licenses, manages the airport, enforces all codes and ordinances, and releases public information to citizens.
The divisions of the Community Development Department are:
- Animal Control
- Building Inspections and Permits
- Douglas Municipal Gene Chambers Airport
- Code Enforcement Division
- Grants Administration
- Heritage Station Museum
- Inspections and Permits
- Main Street
- Planning and Zoning
- Public Information
- Tourism / Events
CITY RECEIVES CDBG 2021 FUNDING
The City of Douglas has been awarded a Community Block Development Grant from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs in the amount of $636,875!!! The City of Douglas plans to use the CDBG funds to address substandard housing conditions in the city. The project will rehabilitate 12 owner-occupied substandard housing units in the City’s Urban Redevelopment Plan and new Revitalization Area Strategy area. This project is expected to benefit 18 persons, of whom 18 (100%) households are low to moderate income in the Mill Quarters area of Douglas. The total project cost is $657,669, with $20,794 in match and leverage.
Map of Area (PDF)
Unified Land Development Code
This is the City of Douglas Unified Land Development Code as adopted by Mayor and Commission on February 28, 2011. This code may be amended from time to time by ordinance. Contact the Community Development Department for questions.
- Table of Contents (PDF)
- Supplemental Standards (PDF)
- General Provisions (PDF)
- Environmental Protection (PDF)
- Definitions (PDF)
- Building Regulations (PDF)
- Zoning Districts (PDF)
- Signs (PDF)
- Special Districts (PDF)
- Hardship Relief (PDF)
- Development Standards (PDF)
- Procedure&Administration (PDF)
- Stormwater Management (PDF)
- Table for Action (PDF)
Facade Revolving Loan Program for Downtown Businesses
The City of Douglas Community Development Department and Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is offering a Façade Revolving Loan Program. The purpose of the Facade Revolving Loan Fund is to lend assistance to downtown properties by providing low interest loans for improving the visual image of the property in the hopes of creating commercial redevelopment, thus enhancing the downtown district. Applicants must meet guidelines as set by the City of Douglas and the Design Review Board (if the property is within the Historic District boundaries). The maximum loan is $1,500.00 per project. Applications are available through the City of Douglas Community Development Office , located at the Ashley Slater House, or the Main Street Office, located at the Douglas-Coffee County Chamber of Commerce. Applications will be accepted throughout the year and granted as loan funds are available to the City of Douglas. For more information and all guidelines, please call (912) 383-0277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the Facade Revolving Loan Application (PDF)