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For immediate release - December 6, 2005

Stakeholders submit hundreds of future land use map requests

TAVARES — The Lake County Comprehensive Planning Division received hundreds of future land use map requests from citizens, action groups and business interests by the publicized Nov. 30 deadline, according to officials with the Department of Growth Management.

The formal requests from stakeholders will allow planners of the new Lake County Comprehensive Plan, titled Planning Horizon 2025, to analyze the requests before submitting a draft of the future land use map to the Local Planning Agency (LPA) and subsequently the Board of County Commissioners (BCC).

“Although staff has set this deadline for requests,” said Amye King, Deputy Director of the Lake County Department of Growth Management, “stakeholders will have many more opportunities to comment on the future land use map during public hearings of the LPA and BCC.”

While a comprehensive plan is a series of elements that help guide growth, an important component of the plan is the future land use map element. The map is a graphical representation of recommendations for future growth patterns in an area. It depicts where different types of development are acceptable. A land use map compliments the goals and policy objectives of the comprehensive plan and indicates locations for a wide variety of land uses.

For more information about Planning Horizon 2025, log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov/2025 or call (352) 343-9632.

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Contact information:
Christopher Patton
Public Information Coordinator
Office: (352) 343-9609; Cell: (352) 455-0445
cpatton@co.lake.fl.us

 
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