Evaluation and Appraisal Report
Growth Management Plan (GMP) is a guide to the future growth
of the City. The
purpose of the plan is to continuously monitor and analyze
various characteristics of the community specifically
related to development activities, infrastructure and
service provision, the protection of environmental
resources, provision of affordable housing, and other public
facilities and services.
It provides policy direction consistent with the
City’s vision for the future and provides a framework for
the actions needed to achieve that vision.
The GMP was originally adopted in 1991 and has been
amended periodically since that time.
Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR)
ensure that local governments continue to work with a
relevant and viable long-term planning document, the state
requires preparation of an Evaluation and Appraisal Report
(EAR) every seven years.
The purpose of the EAR is to evaluate the GMP,
assessing its effectiveness, successes and failures,
particularly in relation to adopted objectives.
The EAR is also Orlando’s principal opportunity to
pro-actively respond to various changes in state law,
administrative codes, and regional goals pertaining to
The first step in preparing an EAR is to identify the
The City held an Agency Scoping meeting with
representatives of state and regional agencies and
surrounding local governments to help define the issues to
The Municipal Planning Board and City Council
reviewed and approved six issues in October 2006.
The six issues are as follows:
Housing; Community Venues; Downtown Transportation;
International Drive Transportation; Neighborhood
Compatibility and Infill Development; and Parks and
the spring of 2007, City staff collected data and prepared
To obtain public input, four community workshops and
an on-line survey were prepared.
The draft EAR was approved by the Municipal Planning
Board on June 19, 2007.
On July 23, 2007, the Orlando City Council authorized
transmittal of the draft EAR to the Florida Department of
Community Affairs (DCA) for review.
The EAR was finalized consistent with DCA’s
comments, and the City Council subsequently adopted the
final EAR on October 15, 2007.
DCA found the EAR to be sufficient on January 19,
The City prepared GMP amendments based on the
recommendations of the EAR and transmitted these amendments
to the DCA after a public hearing on January 26, 2009.
DCA reviewed and provided comments on the amendments,
and the City made revisions prior to adoption of the final
amendments on June 8, 2009.
The following documents are available:
Planning Studio Main| Growth Management Plan