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Comprehensive Plan- Future Land Use


HOW TO DETERMINE THE FUTURE LAND USE OF PROPERTY

A property’s future land use designation can be obtained from the Planning & Development Division at 352-523-5050. If needed, a zoning and future land use letter confirming the zoning classification of a property may be obtained from the Planning & Development Division. The property’s tax parcel identification number (PIN) and/or address must be provided to determine the future land use designation.

The tax parcel identification number can be obtained from the Pasco County’s Property Appraiser’s Office or the Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office, or by calling 727-847-2411 and asking for either of those offices.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FUTURE LAND USE AND ZONING?

Future land use designations indicate the general category, future vision and goals, and allowable density or intensity for a particular area, while zoning districts specifically define permitted uses and contain the design and development guidelines for those intended uses. City of Dade City’s Comprehensive Plan may allow (but not guarantee) various zoning districts within a given future land use designation. If an owner desires to use or develop property in a manner that does not conform to the current future land use designation, the owner must apply for a future land use amendment, which may accommodate an application for rezoning.

The applicant should demonstrate that the proposed future land use amendment is consistent with the Dade City Comprehensive Plan. Future land use applications are decided by the City Commissioners, after receiving a recommendation from the Planning Board/Local Planning Agency. Some applications may require a rezoning, which can be processed in conjunction with a future land use amendment request.

There are fees associated with the Future Land Use Amendment Process, public noticing requirements, and neighborhood meeting requirements prior to the City Commission hearing your application.

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF FUTURE LAND USE AMENDMENTS

SMALL SCALE

A Small Scale Land Use Amendment is any change in the future land use map that involves land areas 10 acres or less. A small scale amendment may also include a text amendment directly related to the property for which the amendment is requested. (A text amendment is an amendment to the written part of the Comprehensive Plan, such as a change to a goal, objective, policy or other written part of the plan.)

LARGE SCALE

A Large Scale Land Use Amendment is any change in the text of the Dade City Comprehensive Plan that is not related to a specific property OR any change in the future land use map that involves land areas greater than 10 acres.

WHO CAN REQUEST A FUTURE LAND USE AMENDMENT?

Plan amendments for parcels of real property may be initiated by the property owners or by agents of property owners by written consent of the property owner.

Plan amendments not associated with specific parcels, where text changes to a comprehensive plan element or elements are requested, or where a change stands to affect large areas the City, may be initiated by any interested party, including the Planning Board and the City Commissioners.

THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN MAP AMENDMENT PROCESS

All proposed future land use amendments (except for small scale amendments) must be reviewed by state and regional review agencies, following public hearings by the Planning Board and the City Commissioners. A minimum of 30 days is required for the state review agencies to provide their comments after the first City Commission public hearing. Upon receipt of a comment letter from the State Land Planning Agency, the City has 180 days to adopt, adopt with changes, or decline to adopt the amendment. The adopted amendment is then submitted to the state and regional review agencies for final comments, and cannot take effect until 31 days after adoption by the City Commissioners. (The State Land Planning Agency or an affected party does have the right to request a hearing at the state level to challenge the adoption.)

Future land use amendments are first reviewed through the pre-application process  and are submitted through the Planning and Development Division of the City.

The applicant should first review the City’s Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Regulations to determine whether the proposal meets of the City’s requirements and is consistent with trends of existing development. The applicant may also choose to concurrently submit an application for a rezoning. Where a rezoning may generate an impact on the surrounding neighborhood or community, the applicant is required to hold an informational neighborhood meeting to inform the affected public of the proposal. 

HOW LONG DOES A FUTURE LAND USE AMENDMENT TAKE?

Property owners interested in submitting a large scale or small scale future land use map amendment should contact the Planning and Development Division at 352-523-5050 for processing and scheduling amendments to the Comprehensive Plan.

What is a ´Comprehensive Plan'?

What is the Plan based on?

What is a ´Future Land Use designation'?

What is the difference between a Future Land Use designation and a zoning district?

Can a property owner change the Future Land Use designation of a property?

What are the two types of Future Land Use amendments?

What is the difference between a Large Scale and a Small Scale Future Land Use amendment?

What is the difference in the way Large Scale and Small Scale Future Land Use amendments are handled?

How can a citizen comment on or object to a Future Land Use amendment?