The Pasco County Commission has extended a temporary moratorium on new proposals near airports until next May.
The moratorium had been scheduled to expire on Nov. 13, but the board voted on Oct. 25 to extend it until May 17, 2023.
The moratorium applies to the submission and acceptance of application for building permits, site plans, special exception uses, conditional uses, rezonings and comprehensive plan amendments within the moratorium areas around airports in Pasco County.
The board took the action as part of its consent agenda, meaning it was approved as part of a bundle of items in a single action, without comment.
The board previously approved the temporary moratorium near airports on May 17, 2022.
That approval was for a 180-day period, but the board has extended that to be a total of 365 days.
The county retained the firm Harris Miller Miller & Hanson Inc., environmental and transportation planning consultants on July 12, to provide a draft Airport Protection Zoning Ordinance consistent with Chapters 330 and 333, Florida Statutes, according to background materials in the county board’s Oct. 25 agenda packet.
On Sept. 13, the consultants provided the draft Airport Protection Zoning regulations to the county staff.
The extension of the temporary moratorium is intended to provide time for county staff to review and comment on the draft Airport Protection Zoning regulations, present the regulations to the Airport Zoning Commission and to stakeholders, and to bring the Airport Zoning Regulations through the public hearing process, according to the agenda packet.
Published November 02, 2022
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