THE VOLUSIA EXPERIENCE A MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVE
I. Development Regulation in Volusia County in 1985
A. Separate Ordinances
1. Right of Way Use (1969)
2. Subdivision Regulations (1972)
3. Flood Hazard Protection (1974)
4. Stormwater Management (1978)
5. Site Plan Review (1980)
B. Disjointed Administration
C. Outdated Regulations
1. Not urban orientation
2. Limited infrastructure requirements
D. Conflicting Regulations and Internal Jurisdictions
II. Developing a Land Development Code
A. Research other Jurisdictions
B. Establishing Organizational Outline
1. What should be included?
2. How should Code be organized/structured?
3. How should Code be administered?
a. Centralized vs decentralized?
b. Uniform and concurrent review vs autonomous/
4. How should review staff be organized?
5. How should interface between developer and County
or City occur.
6. How should review process function?
7. Who should have decision making authority?
8. Should there be appeal process, and to whom?
C. Major Policy/Regulatory Issues to be Addressed
1. Urban vs Rural type development
2. Exemptions and Vested Rights
3. Separation of "Land Use" from "Land Development"
4. Availability of Service/Infrastructure
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5. Thoroughfare System Establishment. Right of Way
Requirements and Access Control
6. Public vs Private Roads
7. Water and Sewer Requirements
8. Environmental Protection
a. Protected and endangered species
b. Tree Protection
c. Wetlands Protection
III. The Review and Adoption Process
February 1985 through January 1988
A. Internal Review
1. First and second drafts
2. Extensive Internal debate
B. Initial public review
1. Third draft Spring 1986
2. Meetings with development community (VCARD)
C. Second Round Internal Review Fall and Winter 1986-1987
D. Community Task Force 5th Draft
1. Representation invited from:
Chambers of Commerce
League of Women Voters
Environmental interest groups
2. Summer of 1987
3. Numerous changes technical vs policy
E. County Council Adoption
b. Public Hearings
2. Major Policy Issues
a. Stormwater management
b. Infrastructure exactions
(1) School Sites
(3) Timing of payments
c. Water and Sewer
d. Public vs Private Streets
e. Road design standards Green Book
A. Transition provisions
1. Life of prior approved projects
2. Projects "in the pipeline"
B. Organizational changes
C. Staff training and reorientation
D. Engineer and Developer Communications
1. User Guide for first time developers
E. Composition of Development Review Committee
V. Effects of Comprehensive Plan Adoption on Land Development
A. Development Regulations must be in place within one year
of Plan submittal (October 1, 1990 for Volusia County)
1. Plan adoption March 15, 1990
2. Development Regulations, including Zoning and Sign
Regulations must be consistent with Plan
B. Plan identifies numerous (hundreds) of items which must
be addressed by Development Regulations
1. Aquifer protection
2. Wastewater reuse
3. Stormwater discharge
4. Infrastructure standards
C. Concurrency Management System
D. Time Constraints for update vis-a-vis original adoption