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City of Lake Helen
City of Lake Helen
327 S. Lakeview Drive
PO Box 39
Lake Helen, Florida 32744

Phone: (386) 228-2121
Fax: (386) 228-9714

 

 Comprehensive Plan Update

The City of Lake Helen is updating its Comprehensive Plan, a long-range 20-year plan that sets the framework for the physical development of the city. Periodic updates of Comprehensive Plan are mandated by the State of Florida. The Comprehensive Plan Update will help encourage a prosperous, educated, healthy, equitable and resilient lifestyle while maintaining the character and historic quaility our citizens cherish. 

RDraft Comprehensive Plan

Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Future Land Use
Data, Inventory and Anaylsis
Chapter 2 - Future Land Use
Goals, Objectives and Policies
Map 2-1: 2035 Future Land Use Map
Map 2-2: Existing Land Use Map
Map 2-3: Vacant Lands Map
Map 2-4: Existing Public Potable Waterwells and Wellhead Protection Areas Map
Map 2-5: USGS Topography Map
Map 2-6: Wetlands Map
Map 2-7: FEMA Flood Hazards Map
Map 2-9: SJRWMD Recharge Map
Map 2-10: Historically Significant Properties
Chapter 3 - Transportation
Data, Inventory and Anaylsis
Chapter 3 - Transportation
Goals, Objectives and Policies
Map 3-1: Transportation System (Roads and Public Transit)
Map 3-2: Existing Sidewalks and Trails
Chapter 4 - Housing
Data, Inventory and Anaylsis
Chapter 4 - Housing
Goals, Objectives and Policies
Map 4-1: Historically Significant Properties
Chapter 5 - Public Facilities
Data, Inventory and Anaylsis
Chapter 5 - Public Facilities
Goals, Objectives and Policies
Map 5-1: FEMA Flood Hazards Map
Map 5-2: Recharge Map
Chapter 6 - Conservation
Data, Inventory and Anaylsis
Chapter 6 - Conservation
Goals, Objectives and Policies
Map 6-1: General Location Map
Map 6-2: Wetlands Map
Map 6-3: FEMA Flood Hazards Map
Map 6-4: SJRWMD Recharge Map
Map 6-5: Florida Land Use, Cover, and Classification System
Map 6-7: NRCS Soils Map
Map 6-8: Hydric Soils and Soils with Limitations Map
Chapter 7- Recreation
 Data, Inventory and Anaylsis
Chapter 7- Recreation
Goals, Objectives and Policies
Map 7-1: City Recreation Areas
Map 7-2: Federal, State, & Regional Recreation Areas
Map 7-3: Open Space
Chapter 8 - Capital Improvement
Data, Inventory and Anaylsis
Chapter 8 - Capital Improvement
Goals, Objectives and Policies
Chapter 9 - Intergovernmental Coordination
Data, Inventory and Anaylsis
Chapter 9 - Intergovernmental Coordination
Goals, Objectives and Policies
Map 9-1: Water Utility Service Area Map
 
10 Year Water Supply Plan


What is the Comprehensive Plan?

The Comprehensive Plan itemizes the principles, guidelines, standards, and strategies for the orderly and balanced future economic, social, physical, environmental, and fiscal development of the area that reflects the community vision and commitments which implement the plan. These principles and strategies guide future decisions in a consistent manner and contain programs and activities to ensure the plan is implemented. The sections of the Comprehensive Plan are generally structured as Goals, Objectives, and Policies (GOPs) and describe how the local governments’ programs, activities, and land development regulations will be implemented.

The Comprehensive Planning Process

The City of Lake Helen's Comprehensive Plan is a vision of what the city strives to be in the future. The process of developing this plan is a community-wide effort, and all interested groups have a part in determining what this vision should be. The GOPs are developed along with a realistic time frame for implementation.

The first phase of the process is to collect all available data on what is related to the element. The second phase is to solicit input from the community. This involves holding a series of public meetings, where citizens can come and provide input. After analyzing all existing data, goals and objectives are developed. Goals are recommendations and objectives describe the strategies to address each established goal. The Elements in the Comprehensive Plan have a short and longer range planning horizon. It is a policy document that provides a coordinated approach to making many decisions regarding land use and the location of development, the extension of urban services, the placement of community facilities, etc.

RReference Material

Comprehensive Plan  (current)
Future Land Use
Future Land Use Map   
Gateway Corridor Standards 
Gateway Corridor Map 
City Charter  
City of Lake Helen (Western Area) Economic Development Plan 
Prepared by the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council and funded through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (August 2014)

DRAFTS

Agenda Packet for Special Meeting 8/3/2016
Update of Element 2: Future Land Use GOP's
Draft to the City Commission 03 24 2016