Comprehensive Planning

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Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan are processed through the Palm Bay Planning and Zoning Board/Local Planning Agency, City Council, and the

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Small scale amendments do not require submittal to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.


Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process  (coming soon)

The City of Palm Bay originally developed a Comprehensive Plan in 1981 in compliance with Chapter 163 of Florida Statutes (1975). The 1981 Palm Bay Comprehensive Plan adopted by Ordinance No. 81-19, was non-binding and had no requirements for implementation. The Florida Legislature, in 1985, adopted sweeping changes to the planning laws in Florida, requiring adoption by municipalities of binding comprehensive plans and more importantly, implementation of the plans. The City of Palm Bay adopted a plan to meet the new statutory requirements in 1988. That plan has been updated constantly, most recently in 2006.



Comprehensive Plan [PDF]

FL Dept. of Economic Opportunity


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