Media Release

Community Workshop on County Comprehensive Plan Update

Friday, May 7, 2010 3:45 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The public is invited to a community workshop for discussion of draft amendments to the Alachua County Comprehensive Plan based on the recommendations adopted by the County Commission in the Evaluation and Appraisal Report last year. The workshop will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 10, 2010, at the Alachua Branch Public Library (14913 NW 140th St., Alachua). Topics for discussion include the new Energy Element, Agriculture and Local Food Systems policies, and Water Resources Protection policies. This is the final workshop before beginning joint special meetings and public hearings on the draft amendments with the Board of County Commissioners and Local Planning Agency.

Draft policy materials, a schedule of upcoming meetings, 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).