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Policy Planning / Programs & Services / Transportation and Community Planning
Florida's Community Planning Act ensures that as population grows, adequate services are available to meet demand. It is intended to balance the availability of infrastructure and resources with economic development and community sustainability.
Under the Act, FDOT is statutorily authorized to comment on issues within its jurisdiction that adversely impact transportation resources and facilities of state importance. FDOT considers important state transportation resources and facilities to include the Strategic Intermodal System, State Highway System, National Highway System, and other transportation resources and facilities within its jurisdiction that are owned and maintained by the state.
In addition to reviewing comprehensive plans and plan amendments, FDOT's community planning responsibilities include:
FDOT's role in community planning also implements the Florida Transportation Plan, which calls for transportation solutions that support quality places to live, learn, work, and play, including implementation strategies that address the following:
FDOT Provides early and continuous outreach and technical assistance to local governments to develop a greater level of awareness of local transportation planning needs and development activities. THrough local government outreach and technical assistance, adverse impacts to state transportation resources and facilities may be avoided. Technical assistance includes:
For more Information on FDOT's Community Planning program and activities, contact Jennifer Carver, Statewide Community Planning Coordinator at (850) 414-4820 or Jennifer.email@example.com
Chapter 163, Part II, F.S. - Growth Policy; County and Municipal Planning; Land Development Regulation
Section 163.3177, F.S. - Required and optional elements of the comprehensive plan
Section 163.3180, F.S. - Concurrency
Section 163.3184, F.S. - Process for adoption of comprehensive plan or plan amendment
Section 163.3191, F.S. - Evaluation and appraisal of the comprehensive plan
Section 163.3245, F.S. - Sector Plans
Chapter 186, F.S. - State and Regional Planning
Chapter 380, Part 1, F.S. - Environmental Land and Water Management (Areas of Critical State Concern, Developments of Regional Impact)
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