Comprehensive Planning

Comprehensive Planning

The Alachua County Comprehensive Plan: 2019-2040, adopted in 2019, consists of goals, objectives, policies, and maps in sixteen Elements relating to things such as future land use, future transportation systems, and conservation areas. The Plan is grounded in key principles aimed at achieving community benefits. The Plan is based on the Evaluation and Appraisal Report adopted in 2009 on the previous comprehensive plan.

To view a web version of the Comprehensive Plan, please click here.

Please call our Comprehensive Plan team at 352-374-5249 for any questions you may have or need assistance.

To view a copy of paper version of the Comprehensive Plan, please call our office.

Why do we plan?

Have you ever thought about why you choose to live where you do? Is it the design of your neighborhood? The convenient access to work, school or shopping? The business or job opportunities? What about protection of the many natural resources in the area, or the recreation facilities available for you, your children or your grandchildren, and other families that will locate here in the future? These things are shaped by planning and policy choices made many years before a slab is poured, a park is established or an ‘Open for Business’ sign goes up.


These long range policy decisions are what local Comprehensive Plans are about. The Comprehensive Plan directly and indirectly influences all aspects of daily life, including where people live, work, eat, shop, conduct business, what activities and natural areas are available to visit and enjoy, and how you are able to get to and from these places.

  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Ben Chumley , Principal Planner
  • County Annex Building, 3rd Floor
  • 10 SW 2nd Avenue, Gainesville, Fl 32601
  • Phone: 352-374-5249
  • Fax: 352-338-3224
  • Hours: Mon-Thurs: 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Friday 8:30 am-2:00 pm