Area Plan Review (APR)

The primary purpose of Area Plan Review (APR) is to identify conflicts between proposed development projects and future transportation projects identified in the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The most common conflict is the location of a development in an area that is anticipated in the near to midterm future to be the site or right-of-way for a new transportation improvement. In the case of a potential right-of-way conflict, an APR is intended to provide a notification process through which a site may be reserved or purchased for future transportation project use or redesign of a development project to accommodate the transportation improvement.

An Area Plan Review, which is assembled by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC)is focused more on transportation related projects and is less comprehensive of a study than a Development of Regional Impact (DRI) Review. A DRI Review includes several neighboring local governments and other potentially affected agencies (Such as MARTA, Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), Peachtree-DeKalb Airport, etc.).

Learn more about Area Plan Reviews on the Atlanta Regional Commission website.

View an example Area Plan Review on the ARC’s website here [PDF].