The Growth Management Plan
Orlando's Growth Management Plan (GMP)
describes the City's vision of itself in the future, and
translates that vision into policies, programs, and public
investments. It was adopted in 1991 and was updated in 1998 and
2007 through a comprehensive planning process called an
Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR).
Amending the GMP
A Guide to the
Growth Management Plan
The first section of
the GMP is the vision statement. The remainder of the GMP is
comprised of 15 elements, or chapters, that address the full
range of topics affecting physical development of the City.
Together, these elements shape the City’s growth in a
socially, economically and environmentally sustainable way.
Each element includes one or more goals. A goal is a
long-term statement toward which programs and activities are
ultimately directed. Each goal is supported by one or more
objectives, which are specific, measurable action items that
are achievable and mark progress toward that goal. Most GMP
objectives include a target completion date. On-going
objectives are targeted to continue "throughout the planning
period", which is currently through 2030, and will be
updated as part of a future EAR process. Objectives are
implemented according to the direction provided by one or
more policies. Policies describe the way in which specific
programs and activities should be conducted to achieve an
identified goal. Together, the adopted goals, objectives and
policies make up the GMP Policy Document.
Each element has a
companion Support Document that includes data and analysis
to clarify and elaborate on the rationale for adopting the
goals, objectives and policies. The GMP also includes a
series of maps. Some maps are adopted as part of the Policy
Document, while others are supporting data included in the
Support Document. The Policy Document is adopted by City
Council, and changes must be transmitted to the Florida
Department of Economic Opportunity for approval. The Support
Document is for reference purposes, and may be updated from
time to time as conditions change.
All Elements are
downloadable in PDF format. A paper copy of the entire GMP is
available for review at
Official Future Land Use Map
The Official Future Land Use Map Series
is a visual representation of the type, intensity, and
location of development that will be allowed to occur
throughout the City. This map series, which forms the basis
for zoning, depicts the development patterns that will
accommodate projected population growth while protecting
existing neighborhoods and ensuring the long-term livability
of our community.
Download a generalized City-wide Future Land Use map (PDF - 3.17
Explore the entire Future Land Use Map Series
The following documents
provide data and analysis that demonstrate the need for the adopted
goals, objectives and policies.
Green Chart provides a table showing which GMP
policies address energy efficiency, conservation of natural
resources and other environmental issues.
Rule 9J-5 Requirements provides a table showing which GMP
policies address the various state rules related to the adoption
of the comprehensive plan, provided in Rule 9J-5, Florida
State Plan Requirements provides a table showing which GMP
policies address the requirements of the Florida State
Comprehensive Plan, provided in Chapter 187, Florida Statutes.
Strategic Regional Policy Plan Requirements provides a table
showing which GMP policies address the requirements of the East
Central Florida Regional Planning Council’s Strategic Regional
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