Click below to view the Draft Work-In-Progress Stormwater Infrastructure Sub-Element (formerly Drainage Sub-Element) and the Draft Work-In-Progress Solid Waste Infrastructure Sub-Element. These Comprehensive Plan updates will be scheduled before the Board of County Commissioners for approval to transmit to the State Department of Economic Opportunity for state agency review at an upcoming public hearing.
Stormwater Management Infrastructure Sub-Element (formerly the Drainage Infrastructure Sub-Element)
Solid Waste Infrastructure Sub-Element
At the regularly scheduled Planning Commission public hearing on Thursday, January 11, 2018, the Planning Commission recommended approval of the following Comprehensive Plan Update amendments:
Public School Facilities Element
Repeal of the Public School Facilities Element with existing Policy PS-1.2.7(2) – a requirement for sidewalks for new development and redevelopment within 2 miles of an existing or planned school, to be incorporated in the Land Development Code Chapter 5, Development Standards, for new development and redevelopment within 1 mile of an existing or planned school.
Intergovernmental Coordination Element
Approval of the draft language as proposed.
Capital Improvements Element
Approval of the draft language as proposed, with the understanding that the Capital Improvement Schedule is not included.
Infrastructure Elements (Potable Water/Groundwater Recharge, Solid Waste, and Drainage)
Approval of the draft language as proposed, with a change to Drainage Policy I-22.214.171.124, whereby the County would initiate the stormwater utility study for the ordinance within 3 years.
Click here to watch the video of the Planning Commission meeting for these items.
These Comprehensive Plan Elements will be considered at an upcoming Board of County Commissioners public hearing for transmittal to the State Department of Economic Opportunity and other state agencies for review and comment.
Click below to view the Part III of IV Draft Work-In-Progress Comprehensive Plan Elements and the Summary of Changes to the Elements:
Walton County hosted three public workshops for the Walton County Land Development Code Update. The workshops were held on Monday, November 14, 2017 at the South Walton Courthouse Annex in Santa Rosa Beach; Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the Freeport Community Center in Freeport; and Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Rosemary Beach Town Hall in Rosemary Beach. Thank you to all who came out to provide their comments and ideas.
At the workshops, attendees were introduced to the Land Development Code update project and learned what the Land Development Code is, how it relates to the Comprehensive Plan, the scope and timing of the project, and how to stay involved. Additional discussion with attendees focused on the issues of monster homes, developing standards that promote compatibility between adjacent uses, and other issues raised by the attendees. Click on the graphic below to view the presentation.
The Phase I Comprehensive Plan Updates (including the Coastal Management, Conservation, Housing, and Recreation and Open Space Elements) were transmitted to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for state agency review on September 21, 2017. The Board of County Commissioners approved transmittal of Phase I of the Comprehensive Plan Updates at a regularly scheduled meeting conducted on September 12, 2017. Phase I of the Comprehensive Plan Update approved by the Board of County Commissioners included recommendations from the Planning Commission as discussed at their meeting conducted on June 12, 2017. The proposed Phase I Comprehensive Plan Update transmitted to the State and the supporting documentation can be viewed by clicking on the links below:
Coastal Management Element
Coastal Management Element Support Documentation
Conservation Element Support Documentation
Housing Element Support Documentation
Recreation, Open Space and Greenways Element
Recreation, Open Space and Greenways Element Supporting Documentation
Click here to view the BOCC meeting for Phase I of the Comprehensive Plan Update from September 12, 2017.
Click here to view the Planning Commission meeting for Phase I of the Comprehensive Plan Update conducted on June 12, 2017.
The Phase II Comprehensive Plan Updates (including the Future Land Use Element and Economic Development Elements) were transmitted to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for state agency review. The Board of County Commissioners approved transmittal of the Phase II Comprehensive Plan Updates at a regularly scheduled meeting conducted on October 10, 2017. Phase II of the Comprehensive Plan Update approved for transmittal included recommendations from the Planning Commission as discussed at their meeting conducted on August 21, 2017. The transmitted Phase II Comprehensive Plan Update can be viewed by clicking on the documents below. The previous Work-In Progress Draft
Future Land Use Element
Economic Development Element