Marietta to hold a public meeting for Comprehensive Plan update

photo of Marietta City HallMarietta City Hall -- photo by Larry Felton Johnson

The City of Marietta announced on its website that it will hold a public hearing on the city’s 2022 Comprehensive Plan Update.

The announcement reads as follows:

The City of Marietta will be holding an initial public hearing regarding the 2022 Comprehensive Plan Update on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 5:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers of City Hall located at 205 Lawrence Street NE, Marietta, GA 30060. 

The purpose of this hearing is to brief the community on the process to be used to develop the comprehensive plan, opportunities for public participation in the development of the plan, and to obtain input on the proposed planning process. The City is also launching a survey for the public to take and it is available at the following link – https://publicinput.com/CityofMariettaGA#1 

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All interested should attend. For questions regarding the public hearing or the comprehensive plan update, please contact Courtney Verdier, Planning and Development Specialist, at (770) 794-5717 or by email at cverdier@mariettaga.gov.

About the City of Marietta

The City of Marietta is the county seat of Cobb County. The latest estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau puts the population of the city at 60,867 which makes it the largest city in Cobb County by population.

However, the city is in a neck-and-neck race with fast-growing Smyrna, whose population was 56,666 at the last estimate.

Here are a few fast facts from the Census Bureau

Marietta city, Georgia

2019 Population Estimates 60,867

Source: Vintage 2019 Population Estimates

Median Household Income $ 57,452

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Persons in poverty, percent 14.0 %

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Educational Attainment: Percent high school graduate or higher 87.7 %

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Persons without health insurance, percent 18.1 %

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Median Housing Value $ 287,600

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Total Housing Units 26,878

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Number of Firms 10,501

Source: 2012 Survey of Business Owners: Company Summary

Male Median Income $ 36,894

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Female Median Income $ 29,239

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Veterans 3,132

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Percent of households with a broadband Internet subscription 84.9 %

Source: 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

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