TAVARES — The Lake County Local Planning Agency (LPA) will review a draft of the future land-use map that accompanies the new proposed comprehensive plan at its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, Aug. 17, in the Commission Chambers of the Lake County Administration Building, 315 W. Main St., Tavares.
If the LPA chooses to transmit this document to the Lake County Board of County Commissioners, the Board will begin its review of the future land-use map as well as the 294-page draft of the Lake County Comprehensive Plan, titled Planning Horizon 2025. The County Commission is expected to hold, at the very minimum, four public meetings to review the comprehensive plan before submitting it for review to the Florida Department of Community Affairs.
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. The future land-use map is an important element of the proposed comprehensive plan. The map is a graphical representation of recommendations for future growth patterns in an area. It depicts where different types of development are acceptable and it compliments the goals and policy objectives of the comprehensive plan.
The two-year task of drafting the new comprehensive plan is a partnership between Lake County citizens, land owners, municipalities, county government and other local and regional partners. Upon completion, the new plan will provide flexible guidelines for policymakers, land managers and land users about how to conserve, rehabilitate or develop an area. Planning Horizon 2025 will stipulate the ultimate goals of efficient transportation, adequate employment, affordable housing, needed capital improvements and access to clean air, water and open space for the next 20 years.
For more information about Planning Horizon 2025 or to view the draft future land-use map and comprehensive plan, log on to www.lakegovernment.com/2025 or call (352) 343-9632.