• Santa Rosa County Land Development Code - Public Workshop

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    Name: Santa Rosa County Land Development Code - Public Workshop
    Date: August 26, 2020
    Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM CDT
    Event Description:

    IMPORTANT INFO RECEIVED FROM SANTA ROSA COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR in response to questions asked by Santa Rosa County Legislative Coalition:

    The Planning and Zoning Department published a white paper July 9th that highlights the reorganization, significant changes and overall layout of the new document.

    Additionally, a table in this document cross-references the old and new versions of the Land Development Code. It is located
    It is difficult to answer the question as it has been asked:

    (“…what additional areas of code compliance will be above what is being required…”, “…list for us new Code compliance requirements that will be in the new LDC.”, or “…what are new code compliance violations in the new LDC…”)

    since we don’t identify violations in the Land Development Code only the requirements.

    What I think is being asked is; what new requirements are there in the Land Development Code that businesses (new and/or expanding) will be impacted by.
    The chapter that has the most impact on business owners is Chapter 4.

    Design and Development Standards which starts on page 155 of the PDF (or page 137 in the document numbering).

    This chapter includes information on site plan requirements, lighting, parking, fire protection, public services, landscaping and buffering, tree protections, alcohol sales regulations, and sign regulations.

    A few examples of some changes in this chapter specific to businesses:
    • Outside storage for businesses is now allowed with appropriate screening
    • Increase on allowed square footage of impervious and semi-impervious surfaces before a drainage plan is required
    • Bike and pedestrian access: commercial developments shall be designed to support bicycle and pedestrian mobility
    The sign section of Chapter 4 (paragraph 4.09 starts on page 297 of the PDF or 275 in the document numbering) is a key area for our businesses and business owners to be familiar with.
    If after reviewing the sign section (or any parts of the LDC) there is a specific issue or question regarding a change please let me know.

    Dan Schebler
    Santa Rosa County
    County Administrator
    6495 Caroline Street, Suite M | Milton, Florida 32570
    P: 850.983.1877 | C: 850.860-0074 | F: 850.983.1856

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