Department of Planning & Zoning, Darby Delsalle, Director

News & Information

Site Plan Review ... Property owners interested in a site plan review of projects that do not require public hearing can now download and complete an Application for Administrative Site Plan Review.

 

Special Event at a Business ... Businesses often host a special event to promote products, attract clientele, and increase sales. In most instances, these activities attract larger-than-usual-sized groups of people at once, such as grand openings, public promotions, Black Friday sales, Cinco de Mayo celebrations, autograph signings, and contest. These events are considered “special events” and require a permit. Read more.

Residential Block Parties ... Now, if you are planning a special event at a private residence, such as a block party, an application for a Temporary Street Closing Permit is required to be filed with Public Works no later than 14 days prior to an event. You must also submit a petition signed by 75 percent of residents within the area being barricaded, prior to approval, and provide an announcement to all residents living in the area.

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Department Goals


Division of Planning & Zoning - Goals

  • Continue implementation of adopted Comprehensive Plan
  • Administer zoning regulations and processes in accordance with the Land Development Code
  • Implement the Village Mixed Use Zoning District Regulations
  • Continue implementation of Franjo Island/U.S. 1 Island Area Mixed Use
  • Zoning District Regulations
  • Continue development and complete adoption process of a Village Land Development Code
  • Continue to administer the permit process for sidewalk cafes and garage sales
  • Continue to monitor monthly update process of the GIS for property and ownership information to provide current and accurate property data
  • Continue development of the GIS for Village needs including adding historic zoning information and code enforcement actions at the parcel level
  • Administer the Art-in-Public-Places Program
  • Administer the Historic Preservation Program
  • Represent the Village at planning and development conferences and seminars

Division of Code Compliance - Goals

  • Respond to code complaints expeditiously
  • Obtain code compliance through a progressive system of enforcement actions
  • Carry out focused code initiatives to address special issues within neighborhoods
  • Implement code compliance policies set by the Village Council as specific topics impact the Village, i.e. water restrictions issued by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) with enforcement responsibilities delegated to municipalities
  • Administer the special master hearing process for appeals to code citations
  • Continue to educate residential and commercial property owners on code requirements
  • Promote professional development of code compliance officers

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Special Projects

Using Trees and Shrubs to Attract Migratory Birds -- Learn how to provide the perfect conditions in your yard or garden for migratory birds who visit our community. Memo with accompanying matrix of recommended native tree & shrubs.

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Special Programs

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Staff and Contact Information

Darby Delsalle, Department Director
Travis Kendall, Planning & Zoning Administrator
Vanessa Bencomo, Administrative Coordinator
Amanda Wheeler, Administrative Assistant
Luis Carcamo, Code Compliance Officer
Jose Campa, Code Compliance Officer
Morelia Rodriguez, Zoning Analysis

Phone: 305-259-1271
Fax: 786-338-7432

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Forms, Documents, Brochures

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