For immediate release - November 18, 2005
TAVARES — The Lake County Local Planning Agency at a public meeting Thursday requested that all concerned Lake County property owners make their final future land use map designation requests by Wednesday, Nov. 30.
Formal requests can be submitted in a letter to the Lake County Department of Growth Management, Comprehensive Planning Division at P.O. Box 7800, Tavares, FL 32778. Each request needs to include the alternate key number for the property and the land density requested. For more information about land densities, call the Department of Growth Management at (352) 343-9632.
“These requests include citizens, action groups and business interests,” said Amye King, Assistant Director of the Lake County Department of Growth Management. “This deadline will give the Comprehensive Planning Division a month to analyze the requests before submitting a draft of the future land use map to the Local Planning Agency and subsequently the Board of County Commissioners.”
The future land use map is an integral part in drafting a new Lake County Comprehensive Plan, titled Planning Horizon 2025. Required by state law, a comprehensive plan is the foundation for local planning as it acts as an outline of the community's vision and priorities.
Within each comprehensive plan are elements. An element is similar to a chapter in a novel as each element addresses one specific area of growth management such as transportation or capital improvements.
While a comprehensive plan is a series of elements that serve as a guide for 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.
Office: (352) 343-9609; Cell: (352) 455-0445