The Walton County Planning Commission is scheduled to hear the Work-in-Progress Draft Comprehensive Plan Updates for the Infrastructure (Potable Water and Groundwater Recharge, Sanitary Sewer, Drainage and Aquifer Recharge), Capital Improvements, Intergovernmental Coordination and Public School Facility Elements on Thursday January 11, 2018, at 5:00 PM at the South Walton Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Blvd, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459. The Work-In-Progress Draft Elements and a Summary of Changes can be viewed from the links below.
The goal of the Planning Commission meeting is to establish a consensus based recommendation for each of the various issues that the Board of County Commissioners can consider at the executive level.
Click here for the Planning Commission Meeting Agenda.
Walton County will be conducting public meetings to present the Work-In-Progress Draft Comprehensive Plan Updates for the Infrastructure (Potable Water and Groundwater Recharge, Sanitary Sewer, Drainage and Aquifer Recharge), Capital Improvements, Intergovernmental Coordination and Public School Facility Elements. The Work-In-Progress Drafts and Summary of Changes can be viewed by clicking on the links below. The public is invited to attend these meetings, learn about the proposed draft changes to these Elements, and provide feedback on the proposed draft changes. This series of meetings is part of Walton County’s initiative to update both the Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code to achieve a high quality built environment while preserving and enhancing the natural environment. The meetings will be conducted in the following locations for your convenience:
Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Freeport Community Center
16040 331 Business
Freeport, FL 32439
Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Rosemary Beach Town Hall
48 South Barrett Square
Panama City Beach, FL 32461
Santa Rosa Beach
Date: Monday, January 29, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: South Walton Courthouse Annex
31 Coastal Centre Boulevard
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
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