Regional and Community Planning

NARCOG provides regional and community planning services which improve the quality of life of the people who live in our region. These planning services include economic development and recovery plans, comprehensive plans, downtown revitalization plans and area plans (i.e. neighborhood, corridor, etc.),  Other projects include assistance with urban design solutions, subdivision regulations, and zoning ordinances to help guide the future growth and development of our region. View a sample of recent projects by selecting the title below.

Falkville Downtown Improvement Plan                   Hanceville Downtown Improvement Plan

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Census 2020

The 2020 Census is important to our communities in many ways including the funding of federal programs that provide resources and benefits to individuals we serve.  Here are a few resources about the importance of the upcoming Census and what it means to your community and Alabama.

Census Brochure

Community Development

NARCOG provides our communities with a variety of community development and technical assistance with this flexible program including planning, project development, and grant application assistance.

Recent Projects include: TrinityZoningMap 031918 36x48

Trinity Zoning Map

Economic Development

NARCOG provides economic development planning and technical assistance to our communities to create and retain jobs through the formulation of economic development goals, strategies, and projects in the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the region.  View the CEDS 2018 Annual Performance Report here.   View a copy of our plan - 5 Forward 2018-2022 here.  Public comments on the draft CEDS 2019 Annual Performance Report will be received through September 30th.  View a copy of the report here.  Submit written comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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View Final Plan - Courtland Economic Development and Recovery Program

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The agency also assists with obtaining grants and loans to improve the quality of life of the people who live within our region.


NARCOG provides technical assistance to our communities in the preparation, submission, and management of a variety of grants through our community and economic development and rural transportation planning programs. Some examples include grants for infrastructure, such as water, sewer, stormwater drainage, sidewalks, trails, etc., and community facilities, such as parks, fire stations, community centers, senior centers, and educational programs and equipment.




Post Office Box C
Decatur, Alabama 35602


216 Jackson Street SE
Decatur, Alabama 35601


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