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Capital Improvements Planning

This chapter begins by defining several concepts related to the capital improvements planning process. The chapter then moves to the pros and cons of the plan, and concludes by discussing the process through which a capital improvements plan is created.
About the Author
Marty Allen, AICP, has served as Suwanee’s City Manager since 2008. Allen came to the City in 1998 as Suwanee’s first planning department director. He introduced the concept of mixed-use development in Suwanee and encouraged smart, integrated growth; he also oversaw development of Suwanee’s 2020 comprehensive plan, which led to several award-winning initiatives, including Town Center. Allen earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Georgia and previously worked for the Gwinnett County Department of Planning and Development and the City of Opelika, Alabama.
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