The Regional Planning Agency (RPA) is a joint agency of the City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County. The staff is comprised of professional city planners, urban designers, researchers, graphic designers and administrative personnel. It is governed by an Executive Committee that includes the Hamilton County Mayor, the Chattanooga Mayor, the County Commission Chair, the Chattanooga City Council Chair, and the Planning Commission Chair.
Its major responsibilities include developing land use plans, transportation plans, zoning administration, development policies, and reviewing new subdivisions and other development projects. Each month, the RPA also sends staff recommendations for zoning requests to the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission and other area Planning Commissions (Signal Mountain, Soddy-Daisy, and Red Bank) for their consideration.
With the exception of the administration of the Transportation Planning Organization (TPO), which covers the northern portions of Catoosa, Walker, and Dade counties in Georgia, the RPA’s jurisdiction lies within Hamilton County.
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