What is the Land Development Code?
The Land Development Code (LDC) is the adopted law of the City that regulates land use, growth, and development. It divides the city into different zoning districts. The zoning district regulations generally govern the types of uses and the location and size of development in each district. The LDC also includes provisions that establish the procedures for how development proposals are reviewed and approved or denied, as well as standards that govern the form and quality of development such as standards for parking, landscaping, signs, building location and form, and resource protection. A link to the City’s current Land Development Code can be found under the Work Products tab of this site.
Why rewrite the Land Development Code?
Apopka’s current LDC is now out-of-date. Over the years it has been amended numerous times, and consequently the regulations are not well-organized or user-friendly. Furthermore, they no longer reflect best practices of modern planning and zoning techniques, and do not reflect the policy direction the City’s Comprehensive Plan 2030 and Grow Apopka 2025 Vision Plan. The purpose of the update project is to address all these issues, resulting in 21st Century regulations that are easier to use, streamlined, and tailored according to Apopka’s future vision land use goals.
How long will the project take?
The project is expected to take 14 months.
Who is managing the project?
The project is being conducted under the direction of the City’s Planning Department, with assistance from Clarion Associates and PlanActive Studio.
Where can I get copies of project documents?
The Work Products page of this website will be updated regularly to include links to all documents produced as part of this effort, and supporting information.