With the advent of Florida’s 2011 Growth Management legislation, there has been a resurgence of entitlement and permitting activity. Large property owners, in an effort to protect their property values and to take advantage of the new rules are filing applications for Development of Regional Impact (DRI) approval. This is evidenced by the application for the 2,835 acre Hobe Grove DRI project, currently under review by Martin County, Florida Department of Community Affairs and the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council.
The Florida Division of Community Planning (formerly the Division of Community Affairs) has prepared a PowerPoint presentation on the new Growth Management requirements enacted by the Community Planning Act, House Bill 7207. This recent legislation will affect the future of entitlement and land development in Florida. Click here to find out more: DCA
TALLAHASSEE — Two-Year Permit Extensions were granted by the Community Planning Act (HB 7207) which was recently signed by the Governor. A detailed summary of the requirements for the extensions is being provided by the Florida Home Builders Association.
TALLAHASSEE — A major overhaul of the state's growth management laws was tacked onto a budget bill by House and Senate leaders Friday, giving legislators a take-it-or-leave-it option of either rejecting the $67 billion-plus budget or accepting the controversial growth management legislation. Read more.
The article above offers some great information regarding the future of growth management in Florida.