Application CPA-06-11 (Large Scale Map Amendment).
A request initiated by the County toamend Future Land Use Map 2030 from Rural/ Agriculture to Preservation for tax parcels # 02711-6-0; 02707-0-0; and 02711-6-12 on approximately 520 acres owned by Alachua County Board of County Commissioners, and generally located in southwestern Alachua County, between Cities of Archer and Newberry consisting of three separate parcels accessible from Watermelon Pond County Park on SW 250th Street and from SW 119th Avenue, adjacent to Ashton Biodiversity Research and Preservation Institute.
The reviewing agencies identified in Section 163.3184(1)(c), F.S. reviewed the proposed comprehensive plan amendment pursuant to Sections 163.3184(3)(b)2, 3, and 4, F.S., and letters were received by the County from the State Land Planning Agency, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Florida Department of Education by June 15, 2011, which had no comments on amendment CPA 06-11; and, pursuant to Section 163.3184(3)(b)(c), the County is required to hold a public hearing on whether to adopt the comprehensive plan amendment within 180 days after receipt of agency comments.
WATERMELON POND PROJECT
Request Initiated by the County to amend
Future Land Use Map 2030 from
Rural/Agriculture to Preservation
Future Land Use
Future Land Use
View looking to interior of Watermelon Pond Preserve
View at SW119th Ave and SW230 St of one of the three parcels.
Adopt CPA-06-11 to designate publicly owned parcels # 02711-006-000; 02707-000-000; and 0271100-6-012 as Preservation on the Future Land Use Map 2030.
a. The designation of this publicly owned parcel, acquired for use as a natural resource and managed conservation land, would be consistent with COSE Objective 3.2 and related policies and the definition of Preservation Area/Land, i.e. ”intended for use as natural reserves or managed conservation lands for the preservation of natural resources.”