TAVARES — Citizens will have an opportunity to voice their opinions before the County Commission about nine elements of the comprehensive plan draft on Tuesday, June 5, at 1 p.m. in the Commission Chambers, located on the second floor of the Lake County Administration Building, 315 W. Main St., Tavares.
This public meeting is the first time residents can speak to the County Commission regarding the comprehensive plan draft, titled Planning Horizon 2025. Beginning in May, the Board began reviewing portions of the comprehensive plan draft, in particular, the elements of capital improvement, concurrency management, conservation, economic, housing, intergovernmental, parks and recreation, transportation and public facilities. Additional public workshops and hearings with the County Commission will be scheduled throughout the transmittal process.
Each element addresses one specific item of the 20-year plan. All elements must take into consideration all relevant capital costs, operation and maintenance expenses, and the available revenues to support them, as well as the affect the development will have on sensitive environmental areas. All draft elements are available to view at www.lakecountyfl.gov/2025.
Currently, the Local Planning Agency (LPA) is drafting the final pieces of the comprehensive plan, the future land-use element and map. After its review, the LPA will forward the remaining documents to the Board of County Commissioners. The County Commissioners then will make a decision on transmitting the comprehensive plan to the Florida Department of Community Affairs for review and comments.
For more information about Planning Horizon 2025, call (352) 343-9632 or log on to www.lakecountyfl.gov/2025.