Media Release

Earth Day Countdown - Update of Alachua County Comprehensive Plan

Friday, April 9, 2010 3:00 PM

14 Days until Earth Day.

Driven by the County Commission's Guiding Vision, everyday is Earth Day in Alachua County.  In April, each day leading up to Earth Day (April 22), the County will be highlighting programs, services, and strategies designed to lead Alachua County into a more sustainable future.

To view all "Earth Day Countdown" press releases on the County's Facebook page, click here and click on the Earth Day tab at the top of the page.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Growth Management Department invites the public to a series of workshops on the Update of the County's Comprehensive Plan.  These updates and amendments are based on the Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR) on the County's Plan, which included recommendations adopted by the County Commission for new Elements on Energy and Community Health, as well as new policies on topics such as Agriculture and Local Food Systems, Sustainable Economic Development,  Water Resource Protection, Air Quality, and Ecological Corridors.  

For information on the various draft amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and to provide input on the draft amendments click here.

For information about the Update of the County's Comprehensive Plan based on the EAR including the different topics for discussion at upcoming workshops and meetings, click here.

Community workshops are scheduled for: 

  • Monday, April 12th at 4 p.m. - County Administration Building, Grace Knight Conference Room,   (12 SE 1st St., Gainesville)
  • Thursday, April 22nd  at 6 p.m. - Alachua County Health Department (224 SE 24th St., Gainesville)
  • Monday, April 26th at 6 p.m. - Millhopper Library (3145 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville)
  • Tuesday, May 4th at 6 p.m. - Town of Tioga Community Center (105 SW 128th St., Newberry)
  • Monday, May 10th at 6 p.m. - City of Alachua Branch Library (14913 NW 140th Street, Alachua)

On Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 6 p.m. an overview of the draft amendments based on the EAR will be provided to the Alachua County Local Planning Agency, at the County Administration Building, Room 209 (12 SE 1st St., Gainesville).

For more information about the update of the County's Comprehensive Plan based on the EAR, contact Ken Zeichner, AICP, Principal Planner for Comprehensive Planning in the Alachua County Growth Management Department at 352-374-5249.

40 Days of Change - For more information concerning events on and leading up to Earth Day, go to the University of Florida, Office of Sustainability's "40 Days of Change" website by clicking here.



If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).