Agricultural Reserve

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Purpose of the Agricultural Reserve

The Agricultural Reserve is established in the Future Land Use Element of the Comprehensive Plan, under Objective 1.5. The purpose of the Agricultural Reserve is to preserve unique farmland and wetlands in order to enhance agricultural activity, environmental and water resources, and open space, by limiting uses to agriculture, conservation, low density residential development, and non-residential uses which serve the needs of farmworkers and residents of the Ag Reserve Tier.


October 26, 2021 BCC Workshop: At the May 5, 2021 Comprehensive Plan hearing, the Board of County Commissioners directed staff to hold a workshop to discuss agriculture in Palm Beach County and address industrial future land use designations in the Tier and discuss the concept of higher density with workforce housing in the Agricultural Reserve Tier.

  • Workshop will be held on October 26, 2021 starting at 9:30 A.M. in the Palm Beach County Robert Weisman Governmental Center, 6th floor Commission Chambers, 301 N. Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach. 
  • The Board of County Commissioners meetings are broadca​st live on TV Channel 20 and rebroadcast the evening of the meeting beginning at 6 P.M.

BCC Workshop Schedule

BCC Workshop Agenda

BCC Workshop Presentation



Ag Reserve Chronology

Farm Residences

Agricultural Reserve Maps

Ag Reserve Map - Aerial
Ag Reserve Map - No Aerial
2014 BCC Workshop Maps

Agricultural Reserve Master Plan

Ag Reserve Master Plan  

Preliminary Master Planning Documents

Interim Reports – September 1998
Phase I Reports – December 1998
Phase II Reports – November 1999
Addendum - June 2000

Previous AGR Workshops

Link to previous AGR workshops/roundtables