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  • Gerald L. Brewington
  • Senior Planner
  • Missy Daniels
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  • County Annex Building
  • 3rd Floor
  • 10 SW 2nd Avenue
  • Gainesville, Fl 32601
  • Phone: 352-374-5249
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The Scenic Road Ordinance was established in 1980. The ordinance creates a protected area along designated roadways. The protected area extends 100 feet from the right-of- way line. There are currently portions of five roads designated as scenic roads. In 1980, Old Bellamy Road, Millhopper Road and Crown Road were designated as scenic roads. In 1987, Fort Clarke Church Road was designated as a Scenic Road . In 2004, Dusty Trail was designated as a Scenic Road.

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Dusty Trail

SW 15th Ave

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Millhopper Road

County Road 232

Millhopper Road

County Road 232

Millhopper Road

County Road 232

Old Bellamy Road

County Road 8-b

Old Bellamy Road

County Road 8-b

Old Bellamy Road

County Road 8-b

Old Bellamy Road

County Road 8-b

Ft.Clarke Church Road

SW 91st St

Ft.Clarke Church Road

SW 91st St

Crown Road

SW 56th Ave and SW 17th Terr

Crown Road

SW 56th Ave and SW 17th Terr

# Request a scenic road designation

Scenic Roads must meet the following criteria

Scenic significance

  • Interesting geomorphic formations
  • Type of natural vegetation
  • Presence or nearness of bodies of water
  • Overall landscape composure

Historical significance

  • Road developed prior to era of interstate development
  • Sites of historical importance

Cultural significance

  • Unspoiled character of resource (no adverse land use and structures)
  • Amenability for multiple recreational uses for pedestrian, equestrian or bicycle paths and passive recreation

What criteria must a road meet to be designated a Scenic Road?

In general the road must be of scenic, cultural and historic significance. This includes having natural vegetation, being built prior to interstate development and having no adverse land use or structures.

Learn More..See all of the criteria and their priority.

When a road is designated a scenic road, what restrictions can be imposed upon it?

The County Commission may adopt resolutions setting aside scenic roads for the purpose of preserving them. In preserving said scenic road, the County Commission shall have the power to impose restrictions.

For example, outdoor advertising, the building of structures and commercial activity may be prohibited inside the protected area.

Learn More..See all of the potential restrictions.