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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July 2021 Draft Language
The latest drafts dated July 9, 2021, are located below. These documents were presented to the Planning Commission at their July 19 Public Hearing and the BOCC at their August Public Hearing.
Explanation of Changes to the RP-2 Future Land Use Policies and the RP-2 Land Development Code provides a summary of changes to the drafts since the February 2021 Public Hearings.
Proposed RP-2 Future Land Use Policies dated 8.5.21, as amended by the BOCC, provides the proposed updated Comprehensive Plan policy language for consideration.
Proposed RP-2 Land Development Code Regulations dated 8.5.21 provides the proposed updated Land Development Code regulations for consideration.
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At the direction of the BOCC, we will hold another public meeting at Balm Civic Center on Wednesday, September 15 with the option to participate in person or virtually. Click the calendar event below for more information and to register.
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Public hearings with the Planning Commission and the BOCC were held in July and August, respectively. The adoption hearing is scheduled for October 2021. All meetings may be viewed on the Hillsborough County YouTube page. Rewatch the Planning Commission and August BOCC Public Hearings below.
Scope of the Study
Real Estate Market Analysis
Began Winter 2019
Public Outreach and Land Use Study
Spring 2020 – Summer 2021
Land Use Policy Recommendations
Summer 2021 – Fall 2021
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Meetings & Materials
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Focused topic meetings were held on April 24, May 3, May 22, and June 8 at the Balm Civic Center. Topics discussed include density, aggregation, supporting infrastructure, and various neighborhood design elements (lot size, open space, buffering/screening, lighting).
- April 24 Agenda – RP-2 Topic Meeting: Policy
- May 3 Agenda – RP-2 Topic Meeting: Neighborhood Design
- May 22 Agendas – RP-2 Topic Meeting: Neighborhood Design
- June 8 Agenda – RP-2 Topic Meeting: Policy
A community-wide meeting was held on April 1, 2021, at the Balm Civic Center.
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 prohibiting new rezonings in the RP-2 land use categories in the Balm and Sun City Center Community Planning Areas. 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.
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.
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.
Planning Commission staff offered public group presentations and one-on-one meetings with anyone who requested to receive more information or explanations of the RP-2 study and proposed policies.
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.
July 21, 2020 Video Recording: BOCC Workshop (workshop begins at 1:10:50)
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.
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.
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 an opportunity for public comment.
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.
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 on December 31, 2021.
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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Project Plans & Studies
Jay Collins, Planning Commission