Media Release

Second Joint BOCC/LPA Workshop on Comp. Plan Update

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 8:30 AM

Correction: This meeting will not be broadcast live on Channel 12 (due to a previously scheduled School Board meeting). It will be available live (and afterward) on the County's Video on Demand website.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners is holding the second joint special meeting 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 is scheduled for June 1, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. in the Jack Durrance Auditorium on the second floor of the County Administration Building (12 SE 1st Street, Gainesville) and may also be viewed on the County’s Video on Demand website live or any time thereafter. A third meeting is scheduled for June 15th at 5:30 p.m. if needed. 

These special meetings are in preparation for public hearings with the Planning Commission and the Board of County Commissioners that will be scheduled later this summer.

Several topics were covered at the first joint meeting on May 18th. Remaining topics for discussion on June 1st include a new Energy Element, policies on air quality, agriculture and local food systems, standards for Activity Centers, open space for mixed used development in the Urban Cluster, update of the Economic Element and related policies for 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 http://www.alachuacounty.us/ear.

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

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Contact

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).

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