Community Development


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, and enforces all codes and ordinances.


The divisions of the Community Development Department are:

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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.

Urban Redevelopment Plan

The City of Douglas Urban Redevelopment Plan was adopted in 2010 and was amended and updated in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. For the complete plan, please contact Georgia Henderson at the City of Douglas, 224 W. Bryan Street, call 912-389-3433 or email.

Download the 2016 Urban Redevelopment Plan (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

Download the Facade Revolving Loan Application (PDF)


The City of Douglas was one of 59 Georgia communities to receive Georgia Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to help grow our local economy.  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocated the funding to Georgia’s CDBG program which is administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.  For full information,

DCA Conference 2019 (2)

L to R: Donald Pate (Statewide Engineering), Mark Dill (Statewide Engineering), Kelly Lane (Region 11 Representative, DCA), Christopher Nunn (Commissioner, DCA), Georgia Henderson (Community Development Director, City of Douglas), Kimberly Hobbs (Community and Economic Development Director, SGRC) and Ted Gibbs (Statewide Engineering).

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Staff Directory

View Community Development’s staff directory.