Planning & Zoning
The City of Avon Park responds to questions and issues concerning planning and zoning in two ways.
Routine questions on property use, zoning requirements, and development planning are handled by the City Manager and City Clerk. The city answers questions and requests for interpretation by relying on the city's Land Development Code, the municipal code, and applicable ordinances.
Requests for zoning variances, approval of site developments, rezoning, special exceptions, and comprehensive plan changes require review by the city's Planning and Zoning Board/Board of Adjustment (P&Z Board). The P&Z Board meets on the second Tuesday of the month, when there is business before the board. For more information, contact the City Clerk at (863) 452-4405, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
123 E. Pine St.
July 9, 2019 5:30 p.m.
A. ROLL CALL
B. Approval of minutes from May 14, 2019
C. Public Hearing Items:
1. A City-initiated amendment to the Future Land Use Map of the City of Avon Park, Florida, amending parcels which were previously annexed into the City from City Unassigned to the Future Land Use designation of Highway Commercial.
2. A City-initiated amendment to the Official Zoning Map of the City of Avon Park, Florida, amending parcels which were previously annexed into the City from City Unassigned to the Zoning District of General Commercial (C-2).
3. A City-initiated text amendment to the City of Avon Park Comprehensive Plan to provide consistency with the Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization Long Range Transportation Plan by amending the Transportation Element, Intergovernmental Coordination Element, Capital Improvements Element, and Definitions.
4. A City-initiated text amendment to the City of Avon Park Land Development Code to Article 7, Development Review Process, Section 7.01.00 Pre-Application Conference to require application fees and allow for the recovery of costs for professional services received by the City as part of development review.
D. Other Business
Any person who might wish to appeal any decision made by the Planning and Zoning Board of the City of Avon Park, Highlands, County, Florida, in public hearing or meeting is hereby advised that he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which will include the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. Any person with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate should contact the City Manager prior to the meeting. One or more council members may be in attendance.