The Pasco County Commission has approved the establishment of the Northeast Pasco Rural Advisory Committee.
The advisory committee’s role will be to recommend nonresidential design standards to the county board for commercial development located within the boundaries of the Northeast Pasco Rural Overlay District.
The northeast rural area is bordered by Bellamy Brothers Boulevard, the Green Swamp, State Road 52 and the Hernando County line.
The committee will be composed of 13 voting members, representing a diverse group of stakeholders — similar to the makeup of the group that was involved in the design of the development of the Northeast Pasco County Special Area Plan.
The county also has consulting firm Florida Design Consultants (FDC), to assist the county in creating the commercial design standards.
The county’s planning and development department has reached out to potential
candidates to apply to serve on the advisory committee.
Primary duties of the Northeast Pasco Rural Advisory Committee will include:
- Evaluating and assessing all current policies and regulations related to the Northeast Pasco Rural Protection Overlay District
- Creating the vision and intent of commercial enclave development, identifying appropriate locations for commercial enclave development, and recommending commercial design standards and guidelines to the board
The planning and development department and Florida Design Consultants (FDC) will facilitate the virtual/hybrid workshops with the Northeast Pasco Rural Advisory Committee and interested parties.
The planning and development department will be in charge of notifying the appropriate team members to update the Citizens Advisory Boards & Committees webpage and county calendar.
The planning and development department will update the Northeast Pasco Rural Area webpage at each step of the process, so that the webpage will include all workshop materials, summaries of all workshops, and all drafts/approved documents.
The board approved a resolution, which became effective immediately, relating to the creation of the advisory committee that says the committee will help in the development of commercial regulations in the rural overlay district.
The committee will have a limited purpose and duration, and will automatically be disbanded, once its recommendation is made to the county board.
The advisory committee will be made up of five property owners who are residents of the Northeast Pasco County Rural Area; five business owners in the Northeast Pasco County Rural Area; one land use; and, two at-large members.
Advisory committee members will not be compensated, and can be removed by a majority of the county board, with or without cause.
The advisory committee will elect a chairperson to preside at all meetings and/or workshops, and a vice chairman can be elected to preside and act on behalf of the chairperson.
A majority of advisory committee members must be present to constitute a quorum.
Notice of regular or special meetings/workshops of the NERAC and the time and location of each meeting shall be published to the public on the main Pasco County website, and the meetings will be subject to provisions of Florida’ open meeting laws.
Published March 31, 2021