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...

Rosemary Beach
Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Rosemary Beach Town Hall
                   48 South Barrett Square
                    Panama City Beach, FL 32461

Freeport
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!

Walton County staff conducted three public workshops to review Phase I of the Draft Comprehensive Plan Update for Walton County on Monday, May 15; Monday May 22, 2017, and Monday, June 5, 2017.

These workshops introduced the proposed draft changes to the Conservation, Coastal Management, Recreation and Open Space, and Housing Comprehensive Plan Elements and provided an opportunity for public discussion and input. Input from these workshops is incorporated in the options laid out for the Planning Commission meeting scheduled for June 12th, 2017. Summaries of the meetings will be provided on this website shortly. The 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.

The Walton County Planning Commission heard the first four Work-in-Progress Draft Comprehensive Plan Updates for the Conservation, Coastal Management, Recreation and Housing Elements at a Special Meeting on Monday, June 12th at 5:00 PM at the South Walton Annex, 31 Coastal Centre Blvd, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459.

Click here for the Planning Commission Meeting Materials

The goal of the Planning Commission meeting was to establish a consensus based recommendation for each of the various issues that the Board of County Commissioners can consider at the executive level. The final transmittal public hearing for the elements is not tentatively scheduled to occur until September of this year. This meeting was a follow-on to the public workshops that were conducted on May 15th and 22nd, and June 5th.

Public Workshop Scheduled for Walton County Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code Update

SAVE THE DATES!: February 21, 22, and 23, 2017

Walton County will be hosting a public workshop for the update of the Walton County Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code on Tuesday, February 21st; Wednesday, February 22nd; and Thursday, February 23rd, 2017. The public is invited to attend this workshop and learn about the 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. Meeting participants will have an opportunity to provide input on areas of concern.

The public is encouraged to attend this workshop. Your input is important and will help the county ensure that the Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code continue to serve the needs of all county citizens.

The workshop will be conducted in three locations throughout Walton County for your convenience with a similar presentation at each.

South – West Walton County
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: South Walton Courthouse Annex
                 31 Coastal Centre Boulevard
                 Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
  
South – East Walton County
Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Rosemary Beach Town Hall
                 48 South Barrett Square
                 Panama City Beach, FL 32461
 
North / Central Walton County
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: DeFuniak Springs Community Center, Activity Room
                  361 North 10th Street
                  DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

We look forward to seeing you at the workshops!

For more information, please submit a comment request using the green tab on the left side of the website.

PROJECT UPDATES 

Walton County conducted the first set of public workshops for the Walton County Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code Update. The workshops were held on Tuesday, February 21, 2107 at the South Walton Courthouse Annex in Santa Rosa Beach, on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Rosemary Beach Town Hall in Rosemary Beach, and on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the DeFuniak Springs Community Center. At the workshops, attendees were introduced to the project and learned about the project scope, when the Comprehensive Plan Update will be completed, why Walton County is undertaking this effort, what the Comprehensive Plan is, how the Comprehensive Plan relates to the Land Development Code, and how the public can stay involved in the project. The public also had an opportunity to provide their input and ask questions about the Comprehensive Plan and project. The South Walton County Public Workshop on Wednesday, February 21st was live streamed by Walton County for viewing through the County website. 

Click below to view the video of the Public Workshop presentation at the South Walton Annex on February 21, 2017.

 

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