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Planning and Zoning Boards and Review Committees

PLANNING AND ZONING BOARDS AND REVIEW COMMITTEES

Municipal Planning Board

Local planning agency responsible for Growth Management Program; prepares comprehensive plan of municipal improvements; recommends zoning and other land development regulations; coordinates land development and regulatory functions of other City boards by consolidating recommendations to City Council.

9 members; City residents and taxpayers. Requires Financial Disclosure.

MEETINGS: 3rd Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.

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Board of Zoning Adjustment

Makes recommendations on certain special exceptions and variances to Code Chapter 65 and appeals from determinations by the Zoning and Appearance Review Officials.

9 members; City residents and taxpayers. Requires Financial Disclosure.

MEETINGS: 4th Tuesday, 2:00 p.m.

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Code Enforcement Board

Hears and decides alleged violations of City Codes.

7 members; City Residency Required. 3-year terms. Requires Financial Disclosure.

MEETINGS: 2nd Wednesday, 9 a.m.

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Downtown Development Board

The DDB is responsible for the planning, implementation and administration of the City’s core area redevelopment and development program. Created by a special act of the legislature in 1971, City of Orlando’s Downtown Development Board serves as the agency responsible for the revitalization of the City’s core area. Under the guidance of a five-member board, plans and projects designed to stimulate private investment are implemented within their 1,000 acre boundary.

MEETINGS: 4th Wednesday, 3 p.m.

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Historic Preservation Board

Promotes welfare of City through preservation and protection of historic structures, sites, monuments and areas. Recommends to Municipal Planning Board establishment of historic districts, designation of historic landmarks, and holds public hearings.

9 members. City Residency Required.

MEETINGS: 1st Wednesday, 4 p.m.

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Appearance Review Board

The ARB is an advisory board to the Orlando City Council that reviews requests for Certificates of Appearance. The ARB replaced the former Downtown Development Board’s Development Review Committee (DRC) on January 1, 2012.

7 members. City Residency Required.

MEETINGS: 3rd Thursday, 2 p.m.

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