Suwanee strives to achieve a healthy, exciting, and balanced mix of development types and uses in order to create a complete community. Good planning involves understanding which land uses work in which locations and in what form. Suwanee strives for development at a human scale and encourages a variety of uses in order to meet the needs of the community and to create a compact, walkable environment. The city works collaboratively with property owners and potential developers in an effort to ensure that new developments add value to the overall community.
The city's planning and inspections department, with direction from City Council, is responsible for guiding Suwanee's future development. The department also is responsible for building services, including building permits and inspections. Suwanee's building inspectors also conduct code enforcement inspections and handle all code violations.