The Comprehensive Plan is a document that sets the context for future growth and development in the City of Stuart. Required by State statutes that specify its overall content and structure, the Comprehensive Plan consists of a series of interrelated chapters or elements analyzing the community’s future land use, transportation, parks and recreation, and other infrastructure and environmental issues, needs, challenges, and opportunities.
What the Plan Addresses
The Comprehensive Plan is important because it sets the overall policy context for development within Stuart. The Comprehensive Plan will address:
- Fiscal impacts and responsibilities of new development
- Future public facilities and service needs
- Growth pressures in the City
- Preservation of the community character and natural resources
- Urban design and architectural standards
- Other important issues that affect the quality of life and character of the City
Goals, Objectives & Policies
Specifically, the Comprehensive Plan will include goals, objectives, and policies to:
- Guide future growth and development within the City (such as general location, allowable densities, and intensities of land use).
- Discourage the proliferation of urban sprawl.
- Protect vital natural resources, such as environmentally sensitive lands.
- Enhance community character through architectural and design standards.
- Identify needed public services and revenues based on projected population and employment growth.
- Meet community expectations regarding other important issues, such as sidewalks, streetlights, housing types, and other issues.
Evaluation & Appraisal Report Transmittal Documents
- Cover Transmittal Letter to DEO
- Memo to Reviewing Agencies
- Exhibit A: Final Stuart 2020 EAR
- Exhibit B: Ordinance No.2442
- Exhibit C: City Commission Minutes 6.22.2020
- Exhibit D: Advertisement Notice
- Exhibit E: Element 1 - Future Land Use Element
- Exhibit E: Element 2 - Transportation Element
- Exhibit E: Element 3 - Housing Element
- Exhibit E: Element 4 - Infrastructure Element
- Exhibit E: Element 5 - Conservation Element
- Exhibit E: Element 6 - Recreation and Open Space Element
- Exhibit E: Element 7 - Intergovernmental Coordination Element
- Exhibit E: Element 8 - Capital Improvement Element
- Exhibit E: Element 9 - Coastal Element
- Exhibit E: Element 10 - Public Schools Facilities Element
- Exhibit E: Element 11 - Economic Development Element
Future Land Use Map
Make sure the FLUM layer is on and zoning layer is off.