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Public Forums UDO

Updated on 05/03/2019 9:19 AM

Images from the UDO Public Forums in 2019

 The Board of Commissioners requested Bryan County Community Development Staff and a consultant to review and update all zoning and subdivision codes in order to develop the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). The UDO process began in January 2019 and will continue approximately one year.  Please check back often for updates and scheduled meetings.  


For further information contact Amanda Clement, Planning Manager, at

or 912-756-7964.


Upcoming Meetings

UDO Joint Workshop

October 9, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM at the Commissioners' Meeting Room, 66 Captain Matthew Freeman Dr, Richmond Hill, GA.  This workshop will be a meeting of the Board of Commissioners, Planning & Zoning Commission, and the Steering Committee.  The consultant will be facilitating the discussion.  For more information see the County Calendar.


Public Meetings

May 2, 2019 at 6 PM at the Commissioners' Meeting Room, 66 Captain Matthew Freeman Dr, Richmond Hill, GA

May 2, 2019 Public Presentation

May 2, 2019 Responses to Questions

March 28, 2019 at 6 PM at Hendrix Park, 3960 Wilma Edwards Rd, Ellabell, GA

For more information see flier

March 28, 2019 Public Forum Agenda and Discussion Topics

March 28, 2019 Public Presentation

March 28, 2019 Responses to Questions

Steering Committee 

Next Meeting September 25, 2019 in Richmond Hill (66 Captain Matthew Freeman Dr), 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Steering Committee is an 11 member committee appointed by the County.  Members include citizens and interested stakeholders.  All meetings are open to the public but no public comments will be taken.  

Steering Committee Memo

February 7, 2019 Meeting

March 27, 2019 Meeting


 May 1, 2019 Meeting



 June 19, 2019 Meeting



 September 25, 2019 Meeting 


As part of the process to develop the UDO, stakeholder meetings were held.  These groups represent other agencies, governmental entities, and individuals who work in related fields such as residential and commercial real estate or the development industry.  The purpose of these meetings is to obtain additional input about the existing code and what should be addressed in the updated UDO.

HBA Presentation


The Interim Development Ordinance (IDO) was adopted October 9, 2018 and amended January 8, 2019.  It addresses high priority code revisions until the UDO can be completed, which will address all subdivision and zoning codes.  The most recent version can be accessed at the link below:

Interim Development Ordinance

Background Information

Bryan County's Land Development Codes Analysis Memo