The Comprehensive Planning team is responsible for the preparation and implementation of the goals, objectives and policies of the adopted Comprehensive Plan. Main responsibilities include responding to inquiries and offering customer service to the community, processing comprehensive plan amendments and updating the comprehensive plan to ensure it is consistent with all current statutory and rule requirements.
The adopted Comprehensive Plan guides future growth and community development. The Comprehensive Plan contains elements that address future land use, housing, transportation, infrastructure, coastal management, conservation, recreation and open space, intergovernmental coordination, and capital improvements.
Comprehensive Plan Update
In 2010, Monroe County embarked on a major undertaking to update the Comprehensive Plan and plan for the next 20 years. For more information please visit: Additional data and analysis to support the Comprehensive Plan update
Comprehensive Plan Amendments Cycles
Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan are planned for transmittal for January/February(First Transmittal) and July/August(Second Transmittal) of each year. Meeting dates may be adjusted as necessary.
Deadlines for Proposed Comprehensive Plan Transmittals
The deadline to submit applications for amendments for the first BOCC transmittal hearing is no later than July 31st (of the preceding year) at 5:00PM. The deadline to submit applications for amendments for the second BOCC transmittal hearing is no later than January 31st at 5:00PM.
Procedures for the submittal and adoption of Comprehensive Plan amendments under the State Coordinated Review Process (New statutory changes effective June 2, 2011): State Coordinated Review Process Flowchart
Department of Economic Opportunity Notice of Intent
Carrying Capacity Report
- Florida Keys Carrying Capacity Study