Welcome to the working page for the creation of a Biltmore Acres Lantana Rural Enclave Overlay for the land area generally located north of Lantana Road along Fearnley Road, Colbright Road and the Biltmore Acres neighborhood. This page was created in October of 2022. Please visit this page frequently for the latest information.
Biltmore Acres Lantana Rural Enclave Overlay
On September 22, 2022, the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) initiated an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan to establish an Overlay for the Biltmore Acres Lantana Road area. The draft Overlay language will be prepared by Planning staff and coordinated with neighborhood residents through communication on this website. As identified by the BCC, the intent of the Overlay is to preserve the agricultural and low density residential lifestyle of the area. Once the initial draft of the Overlay is prepared and reviewed with area property owners, staff will coordinate with other County departments for review and ultimately present the language and staff report to the Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners at public hearings. Once available, the dates of the public hearings will be posted on this webpage.
Rural Enclave Overlay
Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Element
Policy2.2.1-p provides recognition of rural enclave communities within the Urban Suburban tier and supports the continuation of these enclaves as identified in Ordinance 2018-031. The policy states:
Policy 2.2.1-p: Rural Enclaves in Urban Service Area. The County recognizes that there are long established rural residential enclave communities and homesteads in locations within the Urban Suburban Tier that have Low Residential future land use designation. The County supports the continuation of these rural areas in order to encourage a high quality of life and lifestyle choices for County residents.
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If the Biltmore Acres Lantana Rural Enclave Overlay is adopted by the Board of County Commissioners, the Overlay will consist of language in the Future Land Use Element of the Comprehensive Plan and the boundaries will be depicted on the Special Planning Areas Map in the Comprehensive Plan Map Series (Map LU 3.1). Examples of other overlays can be found in the Special Planning Areas Map and the corresponding policies are within the Future Land Use Element. Links to these documents are provided below.
Future Land Use Element
Special Planning Areas Map
Biltmore Acres Lantana Rural Enclave Maps and Data
The area within the boundaries of the proposed Biltmore Acres Lantana Rural Enclave Overlay consists of approximately 331 acres of land, with an average lot size of 0.73 acres. The properties along Fearnley Road and Colbright Road have a future land use designation of Low Residential, 1 unit per acre (LR-1) and the properties within the Biltmore Acres neighborhood have a future land use designation of Low Residential, 2 units per acre (LR-2). Key maps are provided below.
Future Land Use Designations
Meeting Dates, Agendas, and Videos
As the preparation of the Overlay continues, meeting dates, agendas, and video recordings will be posted below.
NOTE: Agendas will be posted approximately 1 week prior to the meeting date. Zoom meeting links will be posted 1-2 days prior to meeting
|Meeting Date / Notice||
Agenda||Results & Videos|
Community Informational Meeting #1
Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 3pm
Rescheduled due to Tropical Storm Nicole
Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 3pm
Meeting via Zoom
Community Informational Meeting #2
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 3pm
Meeting via Zoom
Friday, March 10, 2023 at 9:00 am
Vista Center, Ken Rogers Hearing Room, VC-1W-47
2300 N. Jog Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Board of County Commissioners
Transmittal Public Hearing
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 9:30 am
BCC Chambers 6th Floor,
Jane M. Thompson Memorial Chambers
301 N. Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
For comments and questions, please contact Jerry Lodge at 561-233-5315 or