Comprehensive Planning

Comprehensive Planning

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.

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 Transmittals

The deadline to submit applications for amendments for the first BOCC transmittal hearing is no later than July 31, of the preceding year, at 5 p.m. The deadline to submit applications for amendments for the second BOCC transmittal hearing is no later than Jan. 31 at 5 p.m.

Procedures for the submittal and adoption of Comprehensive Plan amendments under the State Coordinated Review Process (Statutory changes effective June 2, 2011)

Department of Economic Opportunity Notice of Intent

Carrying Capacity Report