The City’s most recent Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2010 in direct response to meeting all of the requirements of the 1985 Growth Management Act, which is also known as the Local Comprehensive Planning and Land Development Regulation Act, and the rules of the Florida Department of Community Affairs. This plan, as amended, has provided the policy framework for growth management in West Melbourne for the Planning Horizon until 2030.
The City’s Comprehensive Plan provides the direction and guidance which enables the City to maintain and enhance those attributes that make the City a desirable place to live, work, learn and play. The Comprehensive Plan is designed to preserve and enhance the public services and the protection of natural resources. Simply put, the Comprehensive Plan includes:
- Goals for future development and provision of services;
- Objectives or benchmarks to meet in attaining our goals; and,
- Policies to be implemented to meet the slated benchmarks.
The City’s Plan includes goals, objectives and policies for each of the State required elements. Some of the elements contain level of service standards requiring that development be managed to maintain the adopted standard (concurrency).