Evinston Rural Cluster Delineation
Rural Clusters are a Future Land Use designation in the Alachua County Comprehensive Plan which applies to certain historic settlements located in the rural areas of Alachua County. The intent of the Rural Cluster designation and related policies is to preserve the existing historic rural character of these areas. Evinston is one of thirteen Rural Clusters designated in the Comprehensive Plan.
Rural Clusters are now shown generally on the County’s Future Land Use Map as areas within approximately ½-mile of a focal point for each Rural Cluster. The precise area that is designated as the Rural Cluster is determined by the criteria in Policy 6.4.1(a) through (e) of the Future Land Use Element . These criteria include consideration of existing land uses, infill areas, lot sizes, and natural or man-made features, in addition to the approximate ½-mile standard. Policies in the County’s Comprehensive Plan call for the County to initiate amendments to the Future Land Use Map to delineate more precise, parcel-based boundaries for Rural Clusters based on the criteria in Policy 6.4.1(a) through (e).
The Board of County Commissioners, on September 27, 2016, authorized the process for amending the Alachua County Comprehensive Plan to delineate a more precise parcel-based boundary for the Evinston Rural Cluster on the Future Land Use Map. The proposed parcel-based boundary for the Evinston Rural Cluster would replace the generalized ½-mile radius on the adopted Future Land Use Map. There will be one Neighborhood Workshop and three public hearings over the next several months to consider the proposed Evinston boundary delineation.
- Upcoming Hearings
- Topic: Proposed Amendment to Alachua County Comprehensive Plan to delineate a more precise parcel-based boundary for the Evinston Rural Cluster on the Future Land Use Map. (Reference # “CPA 08-16”)
- Date: Board of County Commission, Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
- Time: 5:00 PM
- Location: Alachua County Administration Building, John R. “Jack” Durrance Auditorium, 12 SE 1st Street Gainesville, FL
- For questions or to provide feedback send an email to BDChumley@alachuacounty.us or call the Alachua County Growth Management Department at (352) 374-5249.