Evaluation and Appraisal Review (EAR)
Comprehensive Planning Leads to Smart Growth!
The City's local planning process is not static. It is continuous, evolving, and ongoing. As such, the Comprehensive Plan is audited from time to time. Pursuant to Chapter 163.3191, F.S., the City completed and adopted an Evaluation and Appraisal Review (EAR) Report in December 2009.
The proposed EAR-based amendments to the Comprehensive Plan document various improvements and possibilities for the City. Some of these efforts are ongoing in existing programs, while others will require new efforts and actions to make them a reality. When viewed in their entirety, these amendments provide direction for action and establish a shared vision for the City's future growth and development activities.
2009 Adopted EAR Report
Cover and Table of Contents
Part 1 - Introduction
Part 2 - Community Assessment
Part 3 - Major Issue Analysis
Part 4 - Plan Objective and Policy Review
Part 5 - Special Topics
Part 6 - Additional Recommendations
EAR Based Comprehensive Plan Amendments Schedule & Materials
|PAB||Joint HDC & PAB Workshop||5/4/2011||Agenda||Minutes|
|Planning||Transmittal to State||9/21/2011||Transmittal Letter||Completeness Letter|
|Planning||Agency Review Period
|10/28/2011||Comment Letters as of 10/7/2011
|Planning||State Land Planning Agency Review Period
|CC||2nd Reading Ordinance||12/6/2011||Agenda||Presentation||Draft Minutes|
On November 29, 2011 the City received the State’s Objections, Recommendations, and Comment (ORC) report. The Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) report was extremely favorable offering only two (2) minor objections and praised the City for proposing amendments which were “thoughtfully approached, and exemplify sound planning principles and strategies appropriate for an environmentally sensitive urban coastal community.” In addition to receiving kind remarks from the State Land Planning Agency, the City’s Planning Department and its PAB are being recognized at the regional level. The City’s 2030 Comprehensive Plan will be presented with a 2011 Regional Leadership Award for Excellence in Planning and Growth Management from the Northeast Florida Regional Council.
View City Press Release issued 11/30/2011
Draft Comprehensive Plan Amendments & Associated Documents
***FINAL DRAFTS as of December 1, 2011.***
The Planning Department, City Clerk's Office and this website will host the most recent draft copies. All red underlined text indicates new language added while all
Goal 1: Future Land Use Element
Goal 2: Multi-Modal Transportation Element
Goal 3: Housing Element
Goal 4: Public Facilities Element
Goal 5: Conservation and Coastal Management Element
Goal 6: Recreation and Open Space Element
Goal 7: Intergovernmental Coordination Element
Goal 8: Capital Improvements Element
Goal 9: Port Element (No Changes)
Goal 10: Public School Facilities Element (No Changes)
Goal 11: Historic Preservation Element
Future Land Use Map Series (Large File: may take longer to download)
Summary of Changes Chart
Public Involvement + Participation Materials (Large File: may take longer to download)
Would your organization like a special presentation regarding the Comprehensive Plan amendments? If so, please contact Kelly Gibson at (904) 277-7325 for scheduling.