As the regional planning commission for the Top of Alabama region, TARCOG provides an array of technical planning services to our member governments in DeKalb, Jackson, Limestone, Madison, and Marshall counties.
TARCOG maintains the flexibility to design its services around each community’s needs, with strong elements of public participation, practical recommendations for action, plus training, follow-up, and facilitation to ensure communities get the most from their investments.
Comprehensive planning focuses on a community’s overall vision and expectations for future growth and development.
Subdivision regulations are municipal ordinances mandating review of proposed division of land into separate lots for resale against pre-determined standards. These regulations are designed to guarantee adequate streets, utilities, drainage, and other spatial requirements for developers to abide by when creating subdivisions. TARCOG planning staff assists our communities with the development, update, and adoption of subdivision regulations especially in rural areas experiencing unanticipated growth and associated residential development. For more information, contact TARCOG planning staff.
TARCOG works with our communities to develop, update, and revise zoning ordinances to suit their specific needs. A few examples of TARCOG’s collaborative zoning work include:
Member governments of TARCOG enjoy access to our advanced mapping and Geographic Information System (GIS) services. To support TARCOG’s general planning services, our staff prepares: