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Comprehensive Planning Goals, Objectives, and Policies
Florida state law requires all development applications, rezonings, annexations, and many new laws and ordinances to be consistent with the Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Planning Division reviews these proposals to evaluate consistency with the Comprehensive Plan. These consistency reviews are provided to the City or County Development Review Committee, Planning Commission, or City or County Commission as a part of the overall development review process. To obtain a copy of the consistency review evaluation for a particular project, please contact the Planning Department at (850) 891-6400.
Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan
The City of Tallahassee and Leon County hold an annual cycle of requested amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. Batching amendment requests together in an annual cycle makes it easier for citizens to monitor and participate in the public review process and provides for efficient use of staff, outreach, and advertising resources. Information on current and recent amendment cycles is provided below.
Cycle 2013-1 Amendments
Cycle 2012-1 Amendments
How to file a Comprehensive Plan Amendment
The Leon County Board of County Commissioners and the Tallahassee City Commission will accept requests for amendments to the Tallahassee-Leon County Comprehensive Plan through October 1, 2012. To request a map amendment, you must be the owner of the subject property or a legally authorized agent of the owner. A $300 non-refundable filing fee and completed application form is required. To request a text amendment to the Plan you must submit a completed application. There is no filing fee for text amendments. Learn more
Tallahassee-Leon County Wakulla Springs Initiative
The "Wakulla Springs Springshed" includes major portions of Tallahassee and Leon County. Nitrogen concentrations have risen in the Spring discharge over the last decade, contributing to the documented degradation of water quality and changes and loss of habitat at the springhead and the upper reaches of the spring run. more...
Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR)
Adopted Evaluation and Appraisal Report (PDF)
Adopted Evaluation and Appraisal Report addition (PDF)
The State of Florida requires local governments to periodically assess the effectiveness of their Comprehensive Plan to adequately address changes in local conditions and changes in the State's policy regarding planning and growth management. The major issues covered in the current (2007) report are:
- Implementing Multi-modal Solutions for Sustainability, More Compact Urban Form and Regional Interconnectivity
- Increasing the Availability of Affordable, Low Income and No-Income Housing
- Reducing Land Use Conflicts in the Urban Core
- Improving Regional Groundwater Quality and Wakulla Springs
- Adopted EAR submitted to FDCA