Summary of 2003 Code
Address Management Growth Tier System
The Board of County Commission adopted the Managed Growth Tier System in 1999, to re-address the framework for managing growth in order to protect the future quality of life. On December 4, 2003 the Board of County Commissions Adopted the Unified Land Development which became effective January 1, 2004.
The Tier System recognizes the County's diversity by delineating five distinct geographic regions. Established as Tiers, these areas have common characteristics such as development patterns, densities/intensities, and public service availability. The Tiers include: Urban/Suburban (which includes Redevelopment and Revitalization Areas), Exurban, Rural, Agricultural Reserve and the Glades.
Consolidation of Provisions in Land Development Regulations
There are 18 Articles in the Unified Land Development Code (ULDC). Several Articles from the 1992 Code were renumbered and relocated in the document. The use of hyperlinks and search engines was relied on to take the user to like provisions through out the code.
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