Media Release

10-19-16 Planning Commission and 10-20-16 Development Review Committee Items

Friday, October 14, 2016 3:00 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at 6 p.m. The Alachua County Development Review Committee will meet on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. Both meetings will be held in the Jack Durrance Auditorium (room 209) on the second floor of the County Administration Building (12 S.E. 1st Street, downtown Gainesville). The Planning Commission Meeting is moved from the Grace Knight Conference Room.

Items for the Planning Commission

ZOX-01-16 (Special Exception) - This is a request by Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A., agents, for Florida Power and Light, owners, for a special exception to allow a 74.5 Megawatt photovoltaic solar facility as a public utility east of CR 219A and north of CR 1474 on Tax Parcel Numbers 19048-001-000; 19048-000-000; and 19044-000-000 on approximately 413.80 acres. These parcels have an ‘A’ (Agriculture) zoning district with a Rural Agriculture future land use designation. If approved by the Board of County Commissioners, the special exception would permit a solar array on this parcel in eastern Alachua County. The array is also located in Putnam County and the total parcel size is approximately 625 acres. For more information, contact the Alachua County Growth Management Department at 352-374-5249 or Senior Planner Jerry Brewington at

CPA-07-16 (Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Amendment) - This is a request by Lynn Murtagh (Meridian Construction & Development), agent, for Karen Campbell, owner, for a small scale map amendment to the 2030 Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan changing the land use designation from ‘Tourist/Entertainment’ to ‘Office’ on Tax Parcel Numbers 07143-002-000 and 07143-006-022 located at 5523 and 5511 S.W. 35th Drive on approximately 1.28 acres. The request would change the land use designation on these parcels to Office, allowing a variety of uses such as professional services such as medical or professional offices (such as accountants, architects or other businesses). For more information, contact the Alachua County Growth Management Department at 352-374-5249 or Planner Mehdi Benkhatar

View the Planning Commission Agenda.

Item for the Development Review Committee

Amariah Park Subdivision – This is a Public Hearing to consider a Preliminary Development Plan and Section Line Setback Waiver for an approximately 80 lot single family residential subdivision on approximately 37.72 acres located in the 12200 - 12700 block of S.W. 8th Avenue. For more information, contact the Alachua County Growth Management Department at 352-374-5249 or Mike Castine at

View the Development Review Committee Agenda.

The public is invited to attend these meetings. The Planning Commission meeting will be available to view live on Cox Channel 12, and will be available on the County's Video on Demand website. Due to scheduling conflicts with the Gainesville City Commission the Development Review Committee meeting will not be available to view.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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