2023 Comprehensive Plan Update
The Rome-Floyd-Cave Spring is beginning to develop a new 5-year work plan for our 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The Plan will set a cohesive vision for the community with a plan to provide the necessary infrastructure to support new development.
The 5-year work plan is intended to guide growth and development in an organized, efficient, and sustainable manner for the next 5-years. To do so, we look to the future to anticipate trends and issues that could impact how growth and development occur and plan our project accordingly.
The Comprehensive Plan is Rome-Floyd-Cave Spring's statement of how we want to grow and develop. The Plan guides where and how private development should occur. It guides how the Rome-Floyd-Cave Spring should provide public facilities and services to support future growth. The Plan is long-range in scope, focusing on the ultimate needs of the community rather than the pressing concerns of today.
Please complete the Community Input Survey below and participate in the SWOT activity. There are 3 options for the SWOT activity: Rome, Floyd County, and Cave Spring. You are welcome to complete any or all SWOTS for Rome, Floyd County, and Cave Spring.
ECO Center - January 12, 5:30-7 PM
Thornton Center - January 16, 5:30-7 PM
Gilbreath Center - January 17, 5:30-7 PM
Cave Spring City Hall - January 26, 5:30-7 PM
The objectives of the Draft Plan Open House are:
Activities facilitated by the Planning Department with the community will include:
- Showing a slideshow of the survey results.
- Fill out comment cards to show support for the plan so far; and
- Placing green dots on items that are supported and red dots on items that are not supported.
Input Survey will be available for participants to view as well as boards displaying the vision statement and goals for the entire plan; policies for unincorporated Floyd County, Rome, and Cave Spring; the draft Character Area Map; future land use designations; and recommendations for Celanese Mill, Floyd County, Rome, and historic Cave Spring were placed around the room for comment.
The Rome-Floyd Planning Department will provide DCA with 60–90-days to review the updated comprehensive plan and related submittals to verify compliance with applicable standards and state laws. All changes requested by DCA will be made bore the Updated Plan is submitted to the three municipalities for final adoption.
For more information, please visit: DCA Comprehensive Planning
The City of Rome, Floyd County, and the City of Cave Spring will each be presented with the Final Plan Update for adoption at a Public Hearing. These adoption hearings will be set for late spring 2023 – mid-summer 2023. Upon the adoption of the Final Plan Update by all three municipalities, the Comprehensive Plan will be complete by 2028. A full Plan update is scheduled for 2028.