Community Development

Department Responsibilities & Duties

The Community Development Department prepares changes to the Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code and provides information about these documents, as well as various zoning codes, to the residents, property owners, and business owners of Groveland.

The department serves as liaison to the Planning and Zoning Board, the Mayor, and City Council in the review of applications for rezoning, subdivisions, conditional uses, annexations, and site plans. It advises applicants about the review process, notifies adjacent property owners of sites under review, and provides consistency in decisions related to the Comprehensive Plan. The department also serves as liaison to the Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization.

The Community Development Department researches and prepares reports on emerging issues and planning trends. It reviews plans to ensure compliance with the Code of Ordinances and other city plans. Community Development coordinates business and residential redevelopment, as well as improvement and enhancement activities within the Groveland community.

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