TAVARES — The last piece of the proposed Lake County Comprehensive Plan draft, the future land-use map, was posted to the County Government Web site Monday, Aug. 14, at www.lakegovernment.com/2025.
“I’m very pleased staff was able to bring this together,” said Amye King, Deputy Director of the Lake County Department of Growth Management. “With these items completed, I expect the Local Planning Agency (LPA) will be able to wrap up its final review of the proposed comprehensive plan.”
Accompanying the future land-use map is an overlay map that illustrates further details for environmentally sensitive areas and the specific planning districts of rural settlements. These maps will be presented to the LPA on Thursday, Aug. 17, at 9 a.m. in the Commission Chambers of the Lake County Administration Building, 315 W. Main St., Tavares.
If the LPA chooses to transmit these documents to the Board of County Commissioners, the Board will begin its review of the entire proposed comprehensive plan before submitting it to the Florida Department of Community Affairs.
While Lake County’s effort to draft a new comprehensive plan, titled Planning Horizon 2025, is a series of elements that help guide growth, an important component of the plan is the future land-use 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.lakegovernment.com/2025 or call (352) 343-9632.