Media Release

Joint BOCC/LPA Workshops on County Comprehensive Plan Update

Friday, May 7, 2010 3:30 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners has scheduled a series of joint special meetings with the Local Planning Agency to review draft amendments to the County’s Comprehensive Plan to implement the recommendations adopted by the County Commission in the Evaluation and Appraisal Report last August. The meeting dates are:

·         Tuesday, May 18, at 5:30 p.m.

·         Tuesday, June 1, at 5:30 p.m.

·         Tuesday, June 15, at 5:30 p.m. (if needed)

All meetings will be held in the Jack Durrance Auditorium on the second floor of the County Administration Building (12 SE 1st Street, Gainesville) and may also be viewed live on Cable Channel 12 or on the County’s Video on Demand website live or any time thereafter.

The draft policies scheduled for review and comment by the BOCC and LPA include a new Community Health Element and a new Energy Element, as well as policies in several other elements of the Comprehensive Plan pertaining to topics such as recreation, water resources, potable water and sanitary sewer, greenspace, affordable and special needs housing, standards for Activity Centers, open space for mixed used development in the Urban Cluster, update of the Economic Element and policies related to Industrial Uses and Economic Development and Environmental Stewardship in East Gainesville. 

Draft materials and background information for update of the Comprehensive Plan are posted on the County’s Evaluation and Appraisal Report website at

For more information, or to provide comments on the drafts and sign up for email updates, email the Comprehensive Planning Division in the Alachua County Growth Management Department at, call 352-374-5249, or visit the planning office on the third floor of the County Administration Annex Building (10 SW 2nd Avenue, Gainesville).



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).