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Florida Man Thought the New Comp Plan Included Zoning Changes

A Florida man is accused of not realizing an entirely separate process would be required to implement the zoning changes recommended in a recently approved comprehensive plan.
April 1, 2019, 8am PDT | planetizen
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Not realizing that his hometown's regulatory regime required a separate implementation ordinance to enact changes to the zoning code, a Florida man foolishly assumed that the city's newly approved comprehensive plan changed the zoning code on an formerly industrial part of town to allow for more creative office uses as described in the section of the plan called "Remodeling the Waterfront."

A Florida man pointed to six years of public engagement and city council committee hearings as reasons to assume the process had managed to achieve substantive change on the city's policies and regulations.

A spokesperson for the city planning department attempted to quell the controversy by reassuring concerned residents that any changes to the zoning code would not alter the single-family residential neighborhoods found in most of the city.

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Published on Sunday, March 31, 2019 in Planetizen April 1st Edition
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