Media Release

9-13-11 Public Hearing Items

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 4:25 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL -The items below are on the agenda for the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 starting at 5 pm. The hearing will take place in Room 209 of the County Administration Building (12 SE 1st Street, Gainesville). The public is invited and encouraged to attend.  If you know citizens who live near these projects, please share this press release.

Wildlife Sanctuary Special Exception
A request for a special exception for a wildlife sanctuary located at 8528 East County Road 225. The special exception (ZOX-01-11), if approved, would allow a wildlife sanctuary (housing non-domesticated exotic species) in an 'A' (Agriculture) zoning district on approximately 249 acres. Public participation in the hearing process is encouraged. All materials related to this application are available for review at the Office of Growth Management.

Idylwild/Serenola Special Study Area Setback Variance
A request for a variance from the Alachua County Unified Land Development Code (ULDC) Chapter 405, Article 9 (Scenic Road Corridors Overlay) to permit structures within the 100 foot wide scenic road setback area. The variance, if approved, will allow construction of accessory buildings and expansion of an existing residence (located at 1708 SW 51st Avenue) within the 100-foot wide scenic road setback located at on SW 17th Terrace (Crown Road) in the Idylwild/Serenola Special Study Area.  Public participation in the hearing process is encouraged.  All materials related to this application are available for review at the Office of Growth Management.


For more information, contact the Alachua County Growth Management Department at 374-5249 or Jerry Brewington at


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