Evaluation and Update of the
Alachua County Comprehensive Plan: 2011-2030


Alachua County is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan. The process for the Evaluation & Appraisal of the Alachua County Comprehensive Plan began in early 2017. Over the past two plus years, there have been multiple public workshops with the County's Planning Commission and the Board of County Commissioners, as well as meetings with advisory boards and community groups, to identify and review the issues to be considered as part of the Evaluation & Appraisal, identify general strategies for updating the Plan, and review draft revisions to the goals, objectives, and policies in the Comprehensive Plan.



The Alachua County Comprehensive Plan: 2011–2030 is a longrange plan for guiding local decision-making and implementing our community’s vision. It consists of fifteen Elements addressing aspects of our community ranging from land use and transportation to natural resource protection in a policy framework adopted by the Alachua County Commission.

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Public participation is a key component of this process and a requirement of the Alachua County Comprehensive Plan. Your thoughts, ideas, and participation are needed to make this Plan Update a success. Please consider subscribing to our email list for news about the Update process as it unfolds, including upcoming opportunities for you to participate in shaping the future of our community.


As required by Florida Statutes, at least every seven years local governments in Florida must determine whether there is a need to amend their Comprehensive Plan to reflect changes in the State's Community Planning Act Ch. 163, Part II, F.S. since the previous update; Alachua County notified the State of Florida of this determination on March 13, 2018, and then prepare and submit needed Plan amendments. The County will also be evaluating and updating its Comprehensive Plan to reflect changes in local conditions. The notification letter included identification of plan amendments needed to address Statutory requirements and also a summary outline of local conditions & issues to be addressed as part of the update of the plan.



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County Commission Public Hearings
on Proposed Amendments to Update the Alachua County Comprehensive Plan Based on the Evaluation & Appraisal


Alachua County Administration Bldg - 12 SE 1st St - Gainesville, FL


Board of County Commissioners Public Hearings

Public Hearing to Consider Transmittal of the Proposed Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan for State and Other Agency Review and Comment


Meeting starts at 5:00 PM - Jack Durrance Auditorium






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