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Planning Projects Currently Under Review

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS/MEETINGS
The Apalachicola Planning and Zoning Board held the second of two planning workshops on Monday, April 8 at 5 pm to discuss proposed Goals, Objectives and Policies proposed for the City's Comprehensive Plan relating to coastal resilience and vulnerability and also to discuss a possible transition zone for the C-1 district.  The proposed Goals are expected to next be discussed in a joint public workshop with the City Commission. You may view the Coastal Resilience Goals here and the data and analysis here. You may view the transition zone proposal here. You may view the full agenda of the April 8 Planning and Zoning Board meeting here.

 

CANCELLED. TO BE RESCHEDULED. A second affordable workforce housing stakeholders meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 10 at 10 at the Apalachicola community center.The public is invited to attend.

 

CURRENT PLANNING PROJECTS UNDER CONSIDERATION
Food Trucks: A proposed ordinance to allow food trucks in the downtown commercial area is currently under consideration. As revisions are completed, the draft regulations will be posted. Draft Food Truck Ordinance here.

Historic Regulations: After several public workshops stretching back almost a year,  the City Commission held a first reading Tuesday, March 5 of an ordinance to provide development guidance for historic structures. A second reading of the proposed ordinance was scheduled for  uesday, April 2, 2019 but the motion died for lack of a second.  You may view a copy of the proposed ordinance by clicking here.

Fill/Stormwater: Proposed regulations pertaining to the placement of fill along with proposed revisions to the City's Stormwater provisions are currently under review by the Planning and Zoning Board (P&Z) and City Commission. The City Commission and P&Z will hold a joint workshop soon to review the documents. You may review the proposed regulations here.


Building Department

The building department, in coordination with the planning department, is responsible for administering building permit applications, coordinating with persons wishing to build, renovate or development property within the City of Apalachicola.

Building Official

The City of Apalachicola is now administering permitting through the City's building department. For more information, please contact Cortni Bankston at 850-653-1522 or via email at cortnibankston@cityofapalachicola.com

Land Use Code and Associated Ordinances/Documents

You may review and download the City Land Use Code and associated ordinances, Comprehensive Plan, City Zoning Map, Flood Hazard map and Historic Guidelines online by clicking below. Click here to download a Building Permit application. Click here to download a Sample Building Permit application. Click here to download Tree Application. 

 

NEW! Click here to monitor permit activity, including Floodplain Management Required Information, here.

APALACHICOLA LAND USE CODE

91-7 LDC Amendments
I. General Provisions
II. Language and Definitions
III. Enforcement and Administration
IV. Zoning Districts and Regulations
V. Sign Regulations
VI. Historic and Cultural Preservation Regulations
VII. Site Plan Review Regulations
VIII. Stormwater Management Plan
IX. Cluster Development Provisions
X. Transient Lodging Provisions

ASSOCIATED ORDINANCES
Tree Ordinance #2011-01
Tree Removal Application
Floodplain Management Ordinance 2013-02
911 Ordinance 2015-03
Historic Nonconforming 2017-05
Definition Amendment/Development Standards 2017-07
Sidewalk Ordinance
Parking Mitigation Ordinance 2018-02

DOWNLOADABLE MAPS

Apalachicola Zoning Map
Zoning Map (GIS based pdf)
Future Land Use Map
FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Map Zones
National Wetland Inventory Boundaries
City Parcel Map

 

ONLINE GIS MAPS

GIS ONLINE MAPPING PORTAL

The City of Apalachicola recently launched a comprehensive Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping portal to better analyze and administer operations related to planning issues.

Disclaimer. The Apalachicola GIS mapping tool has been compiled from the most accurate source data from the City Planning Office and and the Franklin County Property Appraiser's Office. However, this product is for reference purposes only and is not to be construed as a legal document or survey instrument. Any reliance on the information contained herein is at the user's own risk. The City of Apalachicola assumes no responsibility for any use of the information contained herein or any loss resulting therefrom.

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Additional City GIS maps can be seen here

NEW! Historic Sanborn GIS Maps of 1897, 1913, 1922



STORMWATER
City Stormwater Projects/Initiatives

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
Future Land Use
Current Future Land Use Map
Transportation
Housing
Public Facilities
Coastal Management
Conservation
Capital Improvements
Recreation
Intergovernmental Coordination
Historic Preservation
Economic Development


ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTS
Historic Guidelines
Florida Building Code ADA requirements
FEMA technical bulletin - non-residential floodproofing
FEMA technical bulletin - historic flood guidelines

Floodplain Management Brochure
Stormwater Management Brochure

 City Charter
Vulnerability Analysis