- County Departments
- Planning & Environmental Resources
- Comprehensive Planning
- Monroe County Year 2030 Comprehensive Plan
- Hurricane Evacuation Clearance Time Memorandum of Understanding
- Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Proposed Hotel Rule
The Comprehensive Planning team is responsible for the preparation and implementation of the goals, objectives, and policies of the adopted Comprehensive Plan. Main responsibilities include responding to inquiries and offering customer service to the community, processing comprehensive plan amendments, and updating the comprehensive plan to ensure it is consistent with all current statutory and rule requirements.
The adopted Comprehensive Plan guides future growth and community development. The Comprehensive Plan contains elements that address future land use, housing, transportation, infrastructure, coastal management, conservation, recreation, and open space, intergovernmental coordination, and capital improvements.
Comprehensive Plan Update - Evaluation and Appraisal Review
In 2010, Monroe County embarked on a major undertaking to update the Comprehensive Plan and adopted the 2030 Comprehensive Plan in April 2016. The County must evaluate its comprehensive plan every seven (7) years and determine if plan amendments are necessary to reflect changes in state requirements. As required by Section 163.3191, F.S. and Rule 73C-49, F.A.C., the County is working on the current evaluation to meet the transmittal deadline of April 2022.
- Staff Report for Evaluation and Appraisal Review Amendments (File 2021-129)
- Exhibit 1 - Proposed EA Text Amendments (all proposed amendments)
- Exhibit 2 - Proposed update Map Atlas Map Series 3-7 (coastal high hazard area)
- Exhibit 3 - County's Evaluation and Appraisal Notification Letter, as required by Section 163.3191, F.S., to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO)
- Exhibit 4 - Laws of Florida 2015-69 (POF) and 2018-34 (development definition)
- Exhibit 5 - Compilation of the Data & Analysis for the Evaluation and Appraisal amendments
Please submit comments on the proposed amendments to Cheryl Cioffari at firstname.lastname@example.org
Comprehensive Plan Amendments
Procedures for the submittal and adoption of Comprehensive Plan amendments under the State Coordinated Review Process is provided below:
Department of Economic Opportunity Notice of Intent
- Notice of Intent 22-04ER - Comprehensive Plan Amendment
- Notice of Intent 22-05ACSC - Comprehensive Plan Amendment
- Notice of Intent 22-06ER - Comprehensive Plan Amendment
- Notice of Intent 22-07ER - Comprehensive Plan Amendment
Carrying Capacity Report
- Florida Keys Carrying Capacity Study
DATA AND ANALYSIS TO SUPPORT THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE
The documents below are the additional data and analysis utilized by Monroe County to support the update to the Comprehensive Plan.
- Monroe County Comprehensive Plan Technical Document Update May 2011
- Monroe County Comprehensive Plan Technical Document - Map Series
- 2012 Monroe County Comprehensive Plan Evaluation and Appraisal Report
- 2014 Monroe County Evaluation and Appraisal Notification
- Florida Keys Hurricane Evacuation Memorandum of Understanding
- Florida Keys Hurricane Evacuation Work Group materials and minutes
- Statewide Regional Evacuation Study Program: South Florida
- Unincorporated Monroe County Population Projections
- Monroe County policy and funding strategies to address the potential future build-out challenges facing the Florida Keys (BOCC agenda item)
- Monroe County land acquisition initiatives(BOCC agenda item)
- Monroe County status of the implementation of the Incidental Take Permit and associated Habitat Conservation Plan for the Florida Key Deer and other protected species on Big Pine Key and No Name Key (BOCC agenda item)
- Analysis of Coastal Barrier Resources System Policies and Regulations in Monroe County
- Monroe County Marina Siting Plan
Pursuant to 163.3177(1)(f), all mandatory and optional elements of the comprehensive plan and plan amendments shall be based upon relevant and appropriate data and an analysis by the local government that may include, but not be limited to, surveys, studies, community goals and vision, and other data available at the time of adoption of the comprehensive plan or plan amendment. To be based on data means to react to it in an appropriate way, and to the extent, necessary indicated by the data available on that particular subject at the time of adoption of the plan or plan amendment at issue.
1. Surveys, studies, and data utilized in the preparation of the comprehensive plan may not be deemed a part of the comprehensive plan unless adopted as a part of it. Copies of such studies, surveys, data, and supporting documents for proposed plans and plan amendments shall be made available for public inspection, and copies of such plans shall be made available to the public upon payment of reasonable charges for reproduction. Support data or summaries are not subject to the compliance review process, but the comprehensive plan must be clearly based on appropriate data. Support data or summaries may be used to aid in the determination of compliance and consistency.
2. Data must be taken from professionally accepted sources. The application of a methodology utilized in data collection or whether a particular methodology is professionally accepted may be evaluated. However, the evaluation may not include whether one accepted methodology is better than another. Original data collection by local governments is not required. However, local governments may use original data so long as methodologies are professionally accepted.