A Comprehensive Update of the Lee Plan
New Horizon 2035 is a comprehensive review and update of the Lee Plan. It includes three components: the Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR), the Lee Plan Update, and the Land Development Code (LDC) Update. The EAR resulted in a sustainable vision for growth and development through the year 2035. Lee County is now using this vision as the basis to update the Lee Plan’s goals, objectives and policies. Generally, the update encourages:
- Infill and redevelopment in proper places
- Protection of existing neighborhoods
- Preservation of rural areas
This update is being completed in two parts. First, policy issue discussions resulted in a series of issue papers presented monthly to the Local Planning Agency and Sustainability Committee. Second, the Planning Division has presented drafts of the updated elements with specific changes in the goals, objectives and policies to the Local Planning Agency and Community Sustainability Advisory Committee. This is ongoing.
The Board of County Commissioners received a status report on the process on Jan. 16, 2013.
See below for materials related to each proposed element.
Draft elements will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners and the County’s local, regional, and state intergovernmental partners after the LPA and Sustainability Committee review. The process for updating the Lee Plan will continue through 2015.
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