What is a Comprehensive Plan versus the Land Development Code?

The Comprehensive Plan is required by Section 163.3177, F.S and includes certain elements such a Future Land Use, Housing, Transportation, Recreation, Utilities, Capital Improvements Conservation, and Coastal Management. The Comprehensive plan provides a framework for how Ormond Beach will grow, redevelop, and provide infrastructure for the city through the Goals, Objectives and Policies within the individual elements. The Land Development Code provides detail regulations such as zoning uses, dimensional standard, conditions for uses, parking requirements, landscape and tree preservation standards, architectural regulations, and environmental standards.  

Each parcel of land has a Comprehensive Plan (land use) and a Land Development Code (zoning) designation. The land use designation defines broad uses, density, and intensity and the zoning provides specific development and use standards.

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1. How is my property zoned?
2. How do I find out about proposed development projects?
3. Is my property located in a flood hazard area?
4. How can I obtain a written zoning confirmation for a property in Ormond Beach?
5. How can I get information on a project that will be heard by the Planning Board?
6. How can I get information on a variance request that will be heard by the Board of Adjustment and Appeals?
7. What is the Form Based Code?
8. Are short term rentals / Airbnb’s allowed?
9. Can I put a modular home on my property?
10. Do I need a permit for a shed?
11. Where can I store my RV and/or Boat on my residential property?
12. Do I need a permit for a fence?
13. Do I need a permit to replace my driveway?
14. My property on North US Highway 1 is in the unincorporated area of Volusia County. Why do I need to get a permit from the City of Ormond Beach?
15. How am I able to tell if my address is within Ormond Beach jurisdiction or Volusia County?
16. What is a Comprehensive Plan versus the Land Development Code?
17. How can I stay informed of development projects and planning related items?