Growth Management Portion of the State Comprehensive Plan
State Comprehensive Plan Preparation and Revision Section 186.007(4), F.S.
(a) Statewide goals, objectives, and policies related to the opportunities, problems, and
needs associated with growth and development. (Initially shall emphasize the
management of land use, water resources, and transportation system development.)
(b) Establish clear, concise, and direct goals, objectives, and policies related to land
development, water resources, transportation, and related topics. Where possible,
draw upon the work that agencies have invested in the state land development plan, the
Florida Transportation Plan, the state water use plan, and similar planning documents.
Development of the Growth Management Portion Sections 186.009(1) & (2), F.S.
Prepare in coordination with the Legislature, appropriate state agencies, regional entities, local
government and citizens.
Shall not be based on the comprehensive format of the state comprehensive plan but shall be
strategic in nature.
SSubsections a o, of section 186.009(2), Florida Statutes, are as follows:
(a) Provide strategic guidance for state, regional, and local actions necessary to implement
the state comprehensive plan with regard to the physical growth and development of the
(b) Identify metropolitan and urban growth centers.
(c) Identify areas of state and regional environmental significance and establish strategies to
(d) Set forth and integrate state policy for Florida's future growth as it relates to land
development, air quality, transportation, and water resources.
(e) Provide guidelines for determining where urban growth is appropriate and should be
(f) Provide guidelines for state transportation corridors, public transportation corridors, new
interchanges on limited access facilities, and new airports of regional or state significance.
(g) Promote land acquisition programs to provide for natural resource protection, open
space needs, urban recreational opportunities, and water access.
(h) Set forth policies to establish state and regional solutions to the need for affordable
(i) Provide coordinated state planning of road, rail, and waterborne transportation facilities
designed to take the needs of agriculture into consideration and to provide for the
transportation of agricultural products and supplies.
(i) Establish priorities regarding coastal planning and resource management.
(k) Provide a statewide policy to enhance the multiuse waterfront development of existing
deepwater ports, ensuring that priority is given to water-dependent land uses.
(1) Set forth other goals, objectives, and policies related to the state's natural and built
environment that are necessary to effectuate those portions of the state comprehensive plan
which are related to physical growth and development.
(m) Set forth recommendations on when and to what degree local government
comprehensive plans must be consistent with the proposed growth management portion of
the state comprehensive plan.
(n) Set forth recommendations on how to integrate the state water use plan required by s.
373.036, the state land development plan required by s. 380.031(17), and transportation
plans required by chapter 339.
(o) Set forth recommendations concerning what degree of consistency is appropriate for the
strategic regional policy plans.
Action by the Administration Commission and the Legislature Section 186.009(3), F.S.
(b) The Administration Commission shall identify those portions of the plan that are not
based on existing law.
(c) The Legislature shall indicate which plans, activities, and permits must be consistent
with the growth management portion.