The optional sector planning process provides a way for a local government to look at a large geographic area (at least 5,000 acres) and develop a balanced plan with more predictable outcomes. This process was established as an alternative to the Development of Regional Impact (DRI) process, pursuant to Section 163.3245 of the Florida Statutes. Optional sector plans, approved through comprehensive plan amendments, are initiated by the local government upon written agreement with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO).
Planning & Zoning
The Planning & Zoning Division is responsible for project management, oversight and resource coordination for planning related projects for the Development Services Department. The division also prepares analysis for Comprehensive Plan Amendments and ordinances for changes to the Land Development Code.