1801 27th Street, Vero Beach 32960-3388
Community Development Entrance
Statement of Function
The County Planning Division consists of two sections - Long Range Planning and Current Development. Activities include updating and amending the Comprehensive Plan, implementing the comprehensive plan by updating and modifying land development regulations (LDRs); preparing Comprehensive Plan Evaluation and Appraisal Reports (EAR); undertaking special planning efforts (e.g. corridor and small area plans); reviewing, issuing, and tracking permits; maintaining a concurrency management system; approving site plans and plats; updating zoning, land use and other maps; and participating in a wide variety of ad-hoc groups, advisory committees, and boards to handle special issues and implement interlocal agreements and inter-governmental coordination policies. Areas of involvement also include affordable housing and zoning matters.
2020/2021 Goals and Objectives
Long Range Planning Section
Review and process all Comprehensive Plan and rezoning requests promptly and efficiently.
Complete comprehensive plan updates (amendments).
Complete all economic development planning activities, concurrency applications, and impact fee calculations
and collections in a timely manner.
Maintain and implement impact fees.
Work on implementing affordable housing recommendations and update the annual affordable housing
Implement a tax abatement program.
Begin preparations for undertaking Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR) of Comprehensive Plan.
Current Development Section
Complete all development reviews in specified time frames (i.e. site plans, administrative approvals, and plats)
in a manner that is efficient, implements the comprehensive plan and LDRs, is responsive to applicants, and
involves all interested parties.
Accomplish all special planning projects, public school planning activities, and LDR changes in a timely manner.
Complete work for the DRPPAC and continue managing development review streamlining improvements.
Indian River County 2008 Comprehensive Plan Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR)
Each local government in the state must periodically assess the success or failure of its comprehensive plan, address changing conditions, and update its plan to reflect changes in state policy on planning and growth management. To assess its comprehensive plan, a local government must prepare an Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR).