Welcome to Growth Management
Growth Management is the creation and implementation of policies that influence the type, the amount, the timing and the location of new development in order to promote a sustainable, vibrant and equitable community. It also addresses who will provide new services and facilities and how they will be paid for. Effective growth management is a continuous process of evaluating results, anticipating trends and updating goals and methods to manage desired and expected growth.
The mission of the Building Division is to create and maintain a safe and healthy community by keeping our homes, offices and other buildings safe for public use.
The Comprehensive Plan consists of reinforcing strategies throughout the Plan’s 15 Elements, including new Energy and Community Health Elements, to achieve the community’s vision in the areas of land use, transportation, housing, energy, health, economic development, and resource protection.
We review all Development Plans and Plats to assure that only the highest quality developments are built, consistent with our community's vision for a sustainable, livable, vibrant community.
Development Services implements the Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code (ULDC) by working with residents, businesses, property owners, and developers on a daily basis in the administration of Development applications.
GIS Services provides innovative location based technology solutions to support the operations of the Department and the County as a whole. Services include technology planning, web application development, gis analysis and mapping services.
Proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments on Equity and Environmental Justice Land Use Policies
Business & Economic Growth Action Plan
What can the County and the Chamber of Commerce do to be more business friendly and facilitate economic development and help foster talent, opportunity and innovation?
- Department of Growth Management
- Jeffrey L. Hays , Growth Management Director
County Annex Building, 10 SW 2nd Avenue, Gainesville, Fl 32601