Comprehensive Plan Update
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Based on the Evaluation & Appraisal Report
The update of the
Alachua County Comprehensive Plan is the culmination of a three-year process which included extensive participation and input from the public, County Advisory Committees, stakeholder groups, local, regional, and state agencies, the County’s Local Planning Agency, and County Commission.
The Plan update process started with the
Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR) on the Alachua County Comprehensive Plan: 2001-2020, which was adopted by the County Commission in 2009. The EAR yielded 67 recommendations to update the Comprehensive Plan relating to issue areas such as energy efficiency, community health, affordable housing,
land use and transportation, economic opportunity, agriculture and green space protection, recreation, and water quantity and quality.
Following adoption of the EAR in 2009, amendments to the Comprehensive Plan were developed to implement the EAR recommendations over the course of an 18-month public process. These amendments were adopted by the Board of County Commissioners at a public hearing on April 5, 2011, and transmitted to the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for final compliance review. On May 24th, DCA issued its Notice of Intent to find the amendments updating the Alachua County Comprehensive Plan “in compliance” with Florida Statutes. Pursuant to Florida Statutes, if no petition is filed to challenge DCA’s compliance finding, then the updated Comprehensive Plan for 2011-2030 will go into effect on June 14, 2011.