Land Development Code (ULDC)

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The Land Development Code (ULDC) is a collection of zoning, subdivision and other regulations that implement the policies of the Comprehensive Plan. New development in the unincorporated area is required to meet the standards of the ULDC.

Proposed Amendments to the
Personal Wireless Services Facilities (PWSF) Code

The public is invited to attend a community workshop to discuss proposed amendments to the Alachua County Unified Land Development Code relating to Chapter 404, Article XII, Personal Wireless Services Facilities (PWSF).

An in-person only workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. in the Grace Knight Conference Room located on the second floor of the Alachua County Administration Building at 12 SE 1st Street, Gainesville, FL.

A virtual-only workshop will also be held on Thursday, March 28, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. and may be accessed online via the Microsoft Teams video conference platform at the following website:

Enter the meeting ID/passcode when prompted

Meeting ID: 256 388 091 221
Passcode: YnxZmA

Please click the link below to download the draft of the proposed amendments, the link contains the clean and proposed revised versions of the PWSF code and definitions.

Draft of the Proposed Amendments

For questions or comments please contact:

Frequently Asked Questions

Where in the ULDC can I find the boards and committees that approve development?

Chapter 401 gives the governing bodies authority to review and make decisions on Development applications.

The Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) have the power to approve or deny Comprehensive Plan Amendments, ULDC text amendments, Rezonings, Special Exceptions and Special Use Permits, among others.

The Planning Commission (PC) hears applications for Rezonings, Planned Developments, Special Exceptions, Special Use Permits and ULDC text amendments. The PC gives a recommendation to the BoCC.

The Board of Adjustment (BOA) hears applications for Variances to uses within Zoning Districts, Secondary Living Units and Family Homestead Exceptions, among others.

The Development Review Committee (DRC) approves or denies Development Plans. This committee includes members from multiple County departments.

Where in the ULDC are the procedures and standards defined for all development applications?

Chapter 402 outlines the procedures and standards for all Development applications including the process and public hearing requirements.

Development Applications include:
Comprehensive Plan Amendments, Development Plans Platting, Rezonings, Planned Developments, Special Exceptions, Special Use Permits, Family Homestead Exceptions, Temporary Use Permits and Variances, among others.

Where in the ULDC are the uses defined for each zoning district?

Chapter 403 establishes Zoning Districts that implement the Future Land Use designations in the Comprehensive Plan, and details the purpose with a detailed description for each district. These include Residential, Commercial, Industrial and other more specialized districts.

Chapter 404 details the permitted, limited, accessory and prohibited uses for each Zoning District, as well as uses that require Special Use Permits or Exceptions.

Where in the ULDC are development standards established?

Chapter 407 includes standards that regulate new development including: Setbacks, Parking, Signs, Landscaping, Traditional Neighborhoods, Subdivision regulations, Building Design, Street Networks and Connectivity, among others.