The goal of community development is to be a one-stop shop for all of your economic and neighborhood development and expansion needs. The Department has four divisions – Planning and Zoning, Neighborhood Outreach, Building Inspections and Economic Development all of which are charged with helping you to move your project forward in a customer friendly and timely manner while eliminating any and all stumbling blocks to doing business in Decatur. Armed with a can-do attitude and the flexibility to try new ideas to make things work, we’re sure that you find our process is faster and more efficient than most other communities.