Residential Planned-2 (RP-2) Land Use Study

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Project Overview

The purpose of this study is to provide an analysis of development trends affecting current and future development for Residential Planned-2 (RP-2) designated lands located in Balm and Sun City Center, and with community input, make changes to the requirements of that land use category.

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Current Focus

S P R I N G   A N D   S U M M E R   C O M M U N I T Y    M E E T I N G S

In–person meetings will occur in the Balm community throughout this spring and summer. Each meeting will have an accompanying topic of conversation identified pertaining to various proposed RP-2 policies and regulations. Topics to be covered include density, infrastructure, community benefits, and neighborhood design.  Event details will be posted on this webpage when solidified. Meeting materials will be made available online prior to each meeting.  Note: There will be an attendance limit for each session and all participants will be required to wear a mask.

The first Community Meeting of the year occurred  on April 1, 2021.

Meeting Materials:

FOCUSED TOPIC MEETINGS

Focused topic meetings will be occurring this spring. For more information and to sign up, please fill out this form and/or email us with your topic of interest: Focused Topic Meeting Info Form

 

 

M O R A T O R I U M   E X T E N S I O N   H E A R I N G S

During the February 4 public hearing the BOCC continued the RP-2 Comprehensive Plan text amendment (HC/CPA 20-11). The Board also set two public hearings to consider the extension of the moratorium currently set to expire on May 29 prohibiting new rezonings in the RP-2 land use categories in the Balm and Sun City Center Community Planning Areas.  The next hearing will occur at 9 am on April 7.  The resolution considers extending the moratorium to December 31 2021.  After extensive public comment the Board expressed this additional time will allow Planning Commission staff the opportunity to continue working with the affected community and expand the public engagement process. 

The latest drafts (version 5) dated January 20, 2021 are located at the below links.

Please note the below documents are subject to change.

Explanation of Changes provides a summary of changes to the drafts in between the December and January workshops and the February Public Hearings.

The HC/CPA 20-11 Planning Commission Agenda Packet contains all documents pertaining to the RP-2 Comprehensive Plan Amendment (Future Land Use policy changes) which will go before the Planning Commission during the February 1 public hearing.

HC/CPA 20-11 Revised Attachment B contains a slightly revised RP-2 Future Land Use policy document dated 01.26.21.

 

Proposed RP-2 Future Land Use Policies dated 01.20.21 provides the proposed updated Comprehensive Plan policy language for consideration during the Febraury public hearings.

Hillsborough County Land Development Code Amendment 21-0288 Planning Commission Agenda Packet contains all of the documents pertaining to the proposed RP-2 Land Development Code regulation changes which will go before the Planning Commission during the February 1 public hearing.

LDC 21-0288 Revised Attachment B contains  a slightly updated RP-2 Land Development Code document dated 01.26.21.

Proposed RP-2 Land Development Code Regulations dated 1.20.21 provides the proposed updated Land Development Code regulations for consideration.

The WVR-2 and RP-2 Future Land Use Market Study provides current demographic, real estate, and commercial data which serves to inform policy recommendations for the land use studies. 

Scope of the Study

Phase 1

Real Estate Market Analysis

Began Winter 2019

Phase 2

Public Outreach and Land Use Study

Spring 2020 – Summer 2021

Phase 3

Land Use Policy Recommendations

Summer 2021 – Fall 2021

 


Public Engagement

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Community Involvement

February, 2021 Public Hearings

A public hearing was held with the Planning Commission on February 1, 2021 and with the Board of County Commissioners on February 4, 2021. During the February 4 public hearing the BOCC continued the RP-2 Comprehensive Plan text amendment (HC/CPA 20-11). The Board also set two public hearings to consider the extension of the moratorium currently set to expire on May 29 prohibiting new rezonings in the  RP-2 land use categories in the Balm and Sun City Center Community Planning Areas.  The next hearing will occur at 9 am on April 7.  The resolution considers extending the moratorium to December 31 2021.  After extensive public comment the Board expressed this additional time will allow Planning Commission staff the opportunity to continue working with the affected community and expand the public engagement process. 

January, 2021 Lunch and Learn

A virtual public Lunch and Learn was held on January 27, 2021 to provide an update to changes to the proposed RP-2 policies in between the November Open House and the February Public Hearings. 

November, 2020 Open Houses

Two open houses were held in November – a virtual open house was held via Zoom on November 5; an in-person open house was held at Wimauma Elementary School on November 7. A presentation was provided to discuss the proposed RP-2 policy changes. Attendees were given an opportunity to ask questions and submit comments. The input received will inform forthcoming policy recommendations.

August, 2020 Meetings with Public

Planning Commission staff offered public group presentations and one-on-one meetings with anyone who requested to receive more information or explanations of RP-2 study and proposed policies.

July, 2020 Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Workshop

On Tuesday, July 21  RP-2 project consultant, Kimley-Horn, provided the BOCC with an overview of the land use study and proposed recommendations to date. Commissioners had an opportunity to publicly discuss the proposed changes and pose questions and comments to the RP-2 project team. The workshop occurred immediately following the 9:00 am Land Use meeting.

June, 2020 Virtual Work Session

This virtual work session was held on June 18. A presentation was provided to discuss the proposed RP-2 policy changes at this stage. Attendees were given an opportunity to ask questions or submit comments at the end of the presentation. The input received will inform forthcoming policy recommendations.

June, 2020 Planning Commission (PC) Workshop

On June 15, project consultant, Kimley-Horn, provided the PC with an overview of the land use study and proposed recommendations to date. Commissioners had an opportunity to publicly discuss the proposed changes and pose questions and comments to the RP-2 project team.

April, 2020 Virtual Workshop

Due to direction from health officials regarding public gatherings, the virtual workshop was held in place of the previously scheduled in-person April 7 meeting. The virtual workshop was composed of a presentation and feedback survey. The workshop provided an overview of community feedback received to date with preliminary policy recommendations and opportunity for public comment.

March, 2020 Open House #1

This Open House was conducted on March 11 to present findings from the existing conditions/inventory analysis and to receive community input about a vision for future development trends and community form. If you were unable to attend the meeting, the presentation slides are now available in the Documents section at the bottom of this page.


FAQ

A: This study was requested by the Board of County Commissioners in association with the moratorium on rezoning applications for properties with a Future Land Use designation of Residential Planned – 2 (RP-2). 

A: This study is examining properties with a Future Land Use designation of Residential Planned – 2 (RP-2) located outside of the adopted Urban Service Area within the Community Plan boundaries of Balm and Sun City Center.

A: This study will result in policy recommendations for the Future Land Use category of Residential Planned – 2 (RP-2). These recommendations will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners for consideration and potentially result in amendments to the Hillsborough County Comprehensive Plan and/or Land Development Code. Any final policy changes are at the discretion of the Board of County Commissioners.

A: Any amendments to the County’s Comprehensive Plan and/or Land Development Code must be complete by the end of the moratorium.

A: No. This study does not seek to purchase private property nor is this a study for the use of eminent domain.

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