Land Development Code Amendments

The Development Services Department prepares text amendments to the Land Development Code periodically. Land Development Code Amendments are considered by the Board of County Commissioners in public hearings.

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The purpose of this amendment is to prohibit new wastewater treatment plants that receive and treat septage that do not discharge the effluent from the treatment process to a public wastewater system unless such site was recognized as a legal nonconforming use pursuant to Ordinance 17-28. Contact John E. Healey, Executive Planner at (813) 276-8393 or by e-mail at healeyj@hillsboroughcounty.org

This LDC amendment implements Comprehensive Plan Amendment 17-02, which increases the allowable Floor Area Ratio (FAR) in Industrial Land Use Categories. The proposed LDC amendment increases the FAR and Building Coverage to 0.75 in the Manufacturing Zone District. The increase to 0.75 will allow industries that rely on industrial land uses to expand operations on existing industrial designated lands. Contact Matt Lewis, Executive Planner (813) 274-6907 or by e-mail at lewism@hillsboroughcounty.org.

This LDC amendment implements Comprehensive Plan Amendment 17-07, adding a provision that prohibits the application of Policy 1.9 to properties within the Keystone-Odessa Community Plan boundary. The application of Policy 1.9 within the Keystone-Odessa Community Plan boundary could conflict with adopted rural design and density standards in the Land Development Code part 3.08. Part 4.02 of the Land Development Code is less restrictive and will therefore require amendment in order to fully implement the proposed text amendment. Contact Matt Lewis, Executive Planner (813) 274-6907 or by e-mail at lewism@hillsboroughcounty.org.

The purpose of this amendment is to increase the amount of material allowed to be excavated and removed from projects with approved Site Development Construction Plans, from 10,000 cubic yards of material to 30,000 cubic yards of material. Project Manager: Joe Gross, Natural Resources Manager, (813) 276-8399 or by email at grossj@hillsboroughcounty.org.

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Applying for a Land Development Code (LDC) Amendment

Amendments are initiated by submitting a text amendment application. If the amendment is initiated by an individual or entity outside the county, they must first attend a mandatory application pre-submittal conference and then submit the application and pay the fee by appointment. To schedule an appointment to submit a completed application contact the Zoning Counseling Center by phone at (813) 272-5600.

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