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

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. 

Welcome to the Residential Planned (RP-2) April 7th, Virtual Community Work Session. The virtual workshop is a continuation of the conversation from the March 11, 2020 Open House. Included is a presentation with accompanying audio and an online survey. The presentation will provide an overview of the study, summary of previous community input, initial recommendations and project next steps. Please take the time to provide feedback in the online survey – your input will help guide land use regulations.



We would love to hear from you!

After watching the above video, please take our online survey and let us know your opinions on growth and community character in the Balm area. The survey will remain online until end of day on Tuesday, April 14th.

Scope of the Study

  • Evaluate Residential Planned-2 Category requirements in the Balm and Sun City area

  • Look at infrastructure needs

  • Increase safe and equitable transportation choices

  • Preserve the environment and open space

  • Create implementable design options

Phase 1

Real Estate Market Analysis

Began Winter 2019

Phase 2

Public Outreach and Land Use Study

Spring 2020

Phase 3

Land Use Policy Recommendations

Expected Summer 2020

Public Engagement

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Community Involvement

The March 11 Open House was conducted 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.

The virtual workshop is now available.  Due to direction from health officials regarding public gatherings, the virtual workshop is being held in place of the previously scheduled in-person April 7 meeting. The virtual workshop is composed of a presentation and feedback survey. The workshop will provide an overview of community feedback received to date,  hear preliminary policy recommendations and provide comment. The workshop was made available on this web page on April 7 at 6pm. The associated survey will be available online until Tuesday, April 14. 

We are currently exploring virtual ways to hold the 2nd Open House scheduled for late April. We will continue to provide updates as they are made available.  


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: This study is scheduled for completion by May 2020. Any amendments to the County’s Comprehensive Plan and/or Land Development Code must be complete by the end of the moratorium, which is August 31, 2020. This date is subject to extension by the Board of County Commissioners.

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

A: The next public outreach event for the Residential Planned – 2 (RP-2) study is a community open house to be held March 11, 2020 from 6:30–8:00 p.m. at Summerfield Elementary School. This meeting will provide property owners and interested parties with an opportunity to learn about the study, meet the study team, and provide input. Get updates on this project by clicking on the Sign me up! button above.

Future Steps

  • Conduct Public Outreach

  • Present report with recommendations to BOCC at BOCC meeting.

  • Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code will be processed based upon BOCC’s action. The process will include workshops and public hearings with the Planning Commission and BOCC.