2013-2014 Smart Growth Policy Review Committee

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The County Council created the Smart Growth Policy Review Committee to assess the Smart Growth Initiative policies found in the comp plan and produce a list of recommendations with an emphasis on the environmental core, transition areas, and urban areas.

The goal of the Smart Growth Initiative is to ensure that Volusia County retains an interconnected core network of environmentally important lands to help preserve the County's ecosystems into the future.

This initiative envisioned a tiered regulatory approach to protect the environmental core of the county while encouraging development in urban areas.

This approach also strives to save open space, reduce infrastructure costs, and limit costs for future delivery of government services.

The committee will be active for one year and council set out a general work plan:

A. Within four months, the committee will provide a set of recommendations for conservation development and dirt road subdivisions in appropriate areas of the county.

B. Within six months, the committee will make recommendations for amendments to the Land Development Code to address technical issues to expedite the land development review process and process timelines.

C. Within one year, the committee will make a full set of recommendations on amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and Land Development Code, which implement Smart Growth.

Adopted Resolution No. 2013-216            

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Last updated: 12/14/15 12:40 p.m.

Clay Ervin
GRM Director

Palmer M. Panton
PDS Division Director

Susan Jackson, AICP
Senior Planning Manager

Yolanda Somers
Staff Assistant II

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