The city’s “Next Ten” planning process has two big updates on MARTA station areas and the new Comprehensive Plan coming next week.

A July 18 meeting will focus on the “Small Area Plan” for the existing North Springs and possible Northridge MARTA station areas, as a follow-up to an initial meeting in March. A July 20 meeting will give an update on the revision of the Comp Plan, a land-use guide, and also present draft concepts for all the Small Area Plans. Those Small Area Plans also include Roswell Road, Perimeter Center and Powers Ferry Landing.

Both meetings run 6 to 8 p.m. at Heritage Sandy Springs, 6110 Blue Stone Road. The July 20 meeting will include light food from the Varsity and King of Pops. For more details, see

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