Walton County hosted two public workshops to present the Work-In-Progress DRAFT Phase I Land Development Code Updates on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, and March 6, 2018, at South Walton Courthouse Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Blvd in Santa Rosa Beach. During this meeting the Work-In-Progress drafts of Chapter 2 (Zoning), Chapter 4 (Resource Protection Standards) and Chapter 5 (Development Design and Improvement Standards) were discussed. Thank you to those who came out to be participate in this planning process.
This is the first of three phases that the Land Development Code is being updated in.
These workshops are 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.
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-188.8.131.52, 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.