2005 Florida Statutes
Comprehensive plan amendments.
369.321 Comprehensive plan amendments.--Except as otherwise expressly provided, by January 1, 2006, each local government within the Wekiva Study Area shall amend its local government comprehensive plan to include the following:
(1) Within 1 year after the establishment of the interchange locations, local governments hosting an interchange on the Wekiva Parkway shall adopt an interchange land use plan into their comprehensive plans. Each interchange land use plan shall address: appropriate land uses and compatible development; secondary road access; access management; right-of-way protection; vegetation protection and water conserving landscaping; and the height and appearance of structures and signage. Local governments within which the Wekiva Parkway is planned shall amend their local government comprehensive plan to include the Wekiva Parkway. Interchanges located on Interstate 4 are exempt from this subsection.
(2) Local governments shall amend the appropriate elements of the comprehensive plan, including the capital improvements element, to ensure implementation of the master stormwater management plan.
(3) Local governments shall amend their comprehensive plans to establish land use strategies that optimize open space and promote a pattern of development on a jurisdiction-wide basis that protects the most effective recharge areas, karst features, and sensitive natural habitats including Longleaf Pine, Sand Hill, Sand Pine, and Xeric Oak Scrub. Such strategies shall recognize property rights and the varying circumstances within the Wekiva Study Area, including rural and urban land use patterns. Local comprehensive plans shall map, using best available data from the St. Johns River Water Management District and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, recharge areas and sensitive upland habitats for this purpose. Local governments shall have flexibility to achieve this objective through comprehensive plan strategies that may include, but are not limited to:
(a) Coordinated greenway plans;
(b) Dedication of conservation easements;
(c) Land acquisition;
(d) Clustering of development;
(e) Density credits and density incentives which result in permanent protection of open space; and
(f) Low to very low density development.
(4) By December 1, 2006, an up-to-date 10-year water supply facility work plan for building potable water facilities necessary to serve existing and new development and for which the local government is responsible as required by s. 163.3177(6)(c).
(5) Comprehensive plans and comprehensive plan amendments adopted by the local governments to implement this section shall be reviewed by the Department of Community Affairs pursuant to s. 163.3184, and shall be exempt from the provisions of s. 163.3187(1).
(6) Implementing land development regulations shall be adopted no later than January 1, 2007.
(7) During the period prior to the adoption of the comprehensive plan amendments required by this act, any local comprehensive plan amendment adopted by a city or county that applies to land located within the Wekiva Study Area shall protect surface and groundwater resources and be reviewed by the Department of Community Affairs, pursuant to chapter 163 and chapter 9J-5, Florida Administrative Code, using best available data, including the information presented to the Wekiva River Basin Coordinating Committee.
History.--s. 1, ch. 2004-384; s. 4, ch. 2005-106.