Canton Comprehensive Plan Update



The City of Canton has initiated a new comprehensive planning process. This new plan will establish a vision and identify Canton's next big ideas for the future. The accompanying action plan will address topics such as land use, economic development, housing, infrastructure, and parks. The policies created through this plan will guide long-term decision making by elected officials and staff, and create guidelines for residents, businesses, developers, and other community partners.

Why does Canton need a new Comprehensive Plan?

Canton’s previous comprehensive plan was adopted in 2004, almost twenty years ago. In that time, Canton and its residents have continued to evolve. The City will now create a modern plan that identifies Canton’s present vision for the future and provides a roadmap for the next twenty years.

Click here to read a summary of the 2004 Comprehensive Plan.

Planning Process

The comprehensive planning process has four phases. Each phase builds on the last with opportunities for public involvement along the way. We are currently in the project initiation phase.

Adoption of the new comprehensive plan is anticipated in July 2023.

Get Involved

Stay tuned for ways to share your ideas and provide your input.

Upcoming Events

  • Joint Meeting between City Council and Planning & Zoning Commission- June 12, 2023   Meeting Agenda

Past Events & Meetings

Steering Committee

Linda Boston Betsey McCarty Ann Moore Dean Tidwell
Tanya Watkins Scott Perkins Johnny Blevins Dan Scharf
Kenneth Pruitt Mitchell Kaufman Kevin Deibert Josh Wilkerson
Jennifer Clayton Jeff Girdley Teresa Sanders  



Contact Us

  • This project is being led by the City of Canton with consultant services provided by Halff Associates, Inc.    For more information about the planning process, contact Peter Lamont or Debra Johnson at 903-567-1841.