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Local Planning Agency to begin task of reviewing future land-use map requests on March 16

RELEASE DATE: March 10, 2006

TAVARES — The Local Planning Agency (LPA) will receive the first series of future land-use requests from South Lake County land owners and municipalities at a meeting Thursday, March 16, at 9 a.m. in the Lake County Administration Building, 315 W. Main St., Tavares.

Staff from the Lake County Department of Growth Management, Comprehensive Planning Division will provide the LPA with five maps for the agency to make recommendations about future land-use designations. The five maps are: existing land use, adopted future land use, zoning, municipal requests and land-owner requests. From these maps, the LPA will begin formulating recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners for the County’s new future land-use map.

Creating a new future land-use map is an important component of Lake County’s drafted Comprehensive Plan, titled Planning Horizon 2025. A future land-use map is a graphical representation of recommendations for future growth patterns in an area. It depicts where different types of development should occur by color. A land-use map compliments the goals and policy objectives of the comprehensive plan and indicates locations for a wide variety of land uses.

At the March 16 meeting, the LPA is not expected to make any decisions regarding the future land-use map, but will begin studying the provided maps. Instead of looking at the entire County at once, the LPA will be provided maps for planning zones 10, 9, 8 and 7.

“People should not come to the meeting with the expectation that we are presenting the final future land-use map,” said Amye King, Deputy Director of the Lake County Department of Growth Management. “We are presenting a series of maps to allow the LPA to make recommendations.”

Maps from other planning zones will be presented to the LPA at future meetings in March. For more information, call (352) 343-9632 or log on to www.lakegovernment.com/2025.
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