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Planning Petition Descriptions

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Administrative Appeal

An Administrative Appeal allows an applicant to petition Planning Commission for review of an order, requirement, decision or determination of the Zoning Administrator. See Section 86-21 of the Land Development Code for more information.

Annexation

Annexation of property is the enlargement of city boundaries by a parcel(s) of land contiguous to the City’s boundary. Annexations are handled by Planning & Zoning and the City Clerk's office. Planning Commission provides an advisory recommendation to the Venice City Council, which has final review authority. Contact Planning & Zoning for more information on how to annex a property into the City of Venice.

Comprehensive Plan Amendment

Most Comprehensive Plan Amendments initiated by applicants relate to the future land use designation of properties. Per State Statute, a small scale plan amendment encompasses property ten acres or less and large scale plan amendments are larger than ten acres. Planning Commission provides an advisory recommendation to the Venice City Council. City Council has final review authority as well as the Florida Department of Community Affairs. See Section 86-33 of the Land Development Code for more information.

Concurrency Determination

The purpose of concurrency management is to provide the necessary regulations for the evaluation of development orders to ensure that adequate public facilities and services are available concurrent with the impacts of development. See Chapter 94 of the Land Development Code for more information.

Conditional Use

A Conditional Use provides for building height allowances that exceed a build by right height threshold within certain zoning districts. Planning Commission provides an advisory recommendation to the Venice City Council, which has final review authority. See Section 86-42 of the Land Development Code for more information.

Preliminary Plat

A Preliminary Plat is the preliminary map or delineated representation indicating the proposed layout of a subdivision that is submitted for the Planning Commission's consideration. Planning Commission provides an advisory recommendation to the Venice City Council, which has final review authority. A Preliminary Plat Amendment is a change or modification to an already approved Preliminary Plat. See Section 86-231 of the Land Development Code for more information. 

Special Exception

A Special Exception is a use that would not be appropriate generally or without restriction throughout a zoning district. Planning Commission is the final review authority for Special Exception petitions. See Section 86-43 of the Land Development Code for more information.

Site and Development Plan - New or Amendment

Site & Development Plan petitions can include, but are not limited to the following: development of land that is vacant or substantially vacant, substantial redevelopment of a property in which multiple components (e.g., buildings, parking, access, landscaping and buffering, drainage, etc.) of the site will be altered, or a change in the use of a property in which site improvements are required to bring the new use into compliance. The development of land takes many forms and varies with regard to intensity and potential impact on neighboring properties. There are three types of review for land development projects: 1) major site and development plan review; 2) minor site and development plan review; and 3) zoning review. The construction of single-family dwellings and two-family dwellings on a lot of record or other site alterations that require a building permit shall not require a site and development plan but will require a zoning review. The Zoning Administrator will determine if site & development plan is major or minor, and if the project will go before the Planning Commission. See Section 86-49 of the Land Development Code for more information.

Temporary Use

Certain uses are temporary in character such as grand openings, portable storage, tent structures or certain special events. These uses vary in type and intensity, as well as length of time involved. Temporary Uses are granted for a specific time period after review of all elements of the proposed use.

Text Amendment

The regulations, restrictions, procedures, official zoning atlas, schedule of district regulations and other materials set out in the Land Development Code may be amended, supplemented, changed or repealed. Planning Commission provides an advisory recommendation to the Venice City Council, which has final review authority. See Section 86-47 of the Land Development Code for more information.

Variance

A Variance is a relaxation of the terms of the Land Development Code. Petitioners are required to provide justification for the proposed variance and certain conditions must be met. Planning Commission is the final review authority for Variance petitions.  See Section 86-46 of the Land Development Code for more information.

Zoning Map Amendment

The establishment of zoning districts in the Land Development Code, such as residential, commercial, office and industrial districts, provide regulations regarding permitted, conditionally permitted, or prohibited land uses and development standards for structures and land, dependent upon its location within the City. Designated zoning districts are shown on the City's Zoning Map. Planning Commission provides an advisory recommendation to the Venice City Council, which has final review authority. See Section 86-47 of the Land Development Code for more information. Additionally, Planned Unit Developments have a specific requirements so see Section 86-130 of the Land Development Code for specific information.