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-220.127.116.11, 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.
SAVE THE DATES! August 9, 14 and 15, 2017
You are invited to attend public workshops to review Phase II of the Draft Comprehensive Plan Update and Chapter 2 Land Use Districts of the Land Development Code for Walton County on Wednesday, August 9; Monday, August 14, 2017, and Tuesday, August 15, 2017.
Walton County will be hosting these workshops to introduce the proposed draft changes in Phase II which includes the Intergovernmental and the Future Land Use Elements. Because of the relationship between Future Land Use in the Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Districts in the Land Development Code, proposed draft changes to Chapter 2, Land Use Districts of the Land Development Code will also be presented and discussed.
Public Workshops for the final Phase III of the Comprehensive Plan Update will be scheduled for future dates.
The public is invited to attend the workshops, learn about the proposed draft changes to these Elements and the Land Use Districts, and provide feedback on the proposed draft changes. This workshop 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 public is encouraged to attend these workshops. Your input is important and will help the county ensure that the Comprehensive Plan continues to serve the needs of all county citizens.
The workshop will be conducted in three locations throughout Walton County for your convenience...
Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Rosemary Beach Town Hall
48 South Barrett Square
Panama City Beach, FL 32461
Date: Monday, August 14, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Freeport Community Center
16040 US Highway 331 South
Freeport, FL 32439
Santa Rosa Beach
Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: South Walton County Annex
31 Coastal Centre Boulevard
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
We look forward to seeing you at the workshops!