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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XIII
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 186
STATE AND REGIONAL PLANNING
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F.S. 186.009
186.009 Growth management portion of the state comprehensive plan.
(1) The Executive Office of the Governor shall prepare the proposed growth management portion of the state comprehensive plan in coordination with the Legislature, appropriate state agencies, regional entities, local governments, and citizens. The proposed growth management portion of the state comprehensive plan shall not be based upon the comprehensive format of the state comprehensive plan but shall be strategic in nature.
(2) The growth management portion of the state comprehensive plan shall:
(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 state.
(b) Identify metropolitan and urban growth centers.
(c) Identify areas of state and regional environmental significance and establish strategies to protect them.
(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 encouraged.
(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 housing.
(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.
(j) 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.
(l) 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 Florida water plan required by s. 373.036 and transportation plans required by chapter 339.
(o) Set forth recommendations concerning what degree of consistency is appropriate for the strategic regional policy plans.

The growth management portion of the state comprehensive plan shall not include a land use map.

(3) The growth management portion of the state comprehensive plan, and all amendments, revisions, or updates to the plan, shall have legal effect only upon adoption by the Legislature as general law. The Legislature shall indicate, in adopting the growth management portion of the state comprehensive plan, which plans, activities, and permits must be consistent with the growth management portion of the state comprehensive plan.
History.s. 24, ch. 93-206; s. 19, ch. 97-160; s. 20, ch. 98-176.