The City's Vision for Future Oviedo
The City of Oviedo works year-round to provide a high quality of life to our community through accessible and sustainable services - and how Oviedo grows in the future will guarantee that our community remains the best place to live, work and play.
To ensure we grow in the right direction, the City has a holistic vision that includes studies, governing bodies (comprised of both elected and appointed officials), public input (through various public meetings and hearings), and other resources. Together, these components guide City staff and leaders as they make informed decisions that create sustainable growth for our community.
This web page provides an overview of the framework surrounding the City's vision for the future of Oviedo. For additional information, please visit the web pages found on the top left of this page. They are also linked below:
- Comprehensive Plan Update
- Comprehensive Plan
- City of Oviedo 10-Year Mobility Plan
- Urban3 Public Presentations
- 2040 Downtown Master Plan Update
Observing and Measuring
The City of Oviedo is in the process of undertaking numerous studies to stimulate sustainable growth for the City in targeted locations to become a sustainable City to live, work, and play.
These studies include:
- Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB) to prepare the City’s Comprehensive Plan
- Canin and Associates to prepare the City’s Land Development Code
- and more in the works
In 2022, the City is currently working on three separate but complementary components of planning:
- The Comprehensive Plan Update
- The Land Development Code
- The Mobility Plan
Below are their respective 2022 anticipated timelines, including tasks and dates associated with each task. These components will appear on future public meeting agendas. Visit cityofoviedo.net/calendar for the most up-to-date meeting dates.
Additional information, including all of the documents that elected and appointed officials will receive, will be available online five days prior to a meeting date. You may access all City public meeting documents (to date) online through PrimeGov.
Please note the public has the opportunity to speak at any public meeting. Please arrive early and fill out a request to speak form. You may also contact your elected and appointed officials (please see the .
THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
The Comprehensive Plan (or Comp Plan) serves as a blueprint for future commercial and residential land use, conservation, and cultural and recreational amenities with the goal of preserving the area's environmental features and community character. Strategic investments made now in infrastructure, housing, and recreational amenities will guarantee that our community remains the best place to live, work and play.
Planning for Growth
During the development of the draft Comprehensive Plan, the City’s Consultant VHB conducted a series of three community meetings in 2020 to determine where the community wanted to see growth occur. This was based on the proposed population projection of 20,000 additional residents by 2045. VHB engaged the community in a City-wide Visioning process to plan for growth, environmental protection, and economic prosperity in the City for the next twenty-three years. View those meetings online.
During these meetings, the public and the City Council decided to focus growth on key locations within the City that will have a vibrant, mixed-use, dense, walkable, green development pattern.
The community and the City Council chose scenario #3 to focus on sustainable growth and development. The four areas targeted for growth are shown in red in the image below. Keep scrolling to learn what's next and how you may provide input as this process continues in 2022.
The Local Planning Agency Board and Oviedo City Council will work with City staff and will hear public input during the below meeting dates. Please visit PrimeGov, our online document repository to access meeting agendas and packets. Meeting agendas and packets contain all of the documents your elected and appointed officials will receive for that meeting. The meeting agenda and packet provide background, context, and information related to agenda items for that meeting. Meeting agendas and packets are published five days prior to a public meeting.
You may also visit cityofoviedo.net/calendar for the most up-to-date meeting dates. All meetings will be listed in the "City Public Meetings" category. You may also sign up for "City Public Meeting" reminders at cityofoviedo.net/alerts.
|City Council Worksession||02/28/22|
|Local Planning Agency Worksession||03/08/22|
|Local Planning Agency Public Hearing||03/29/22|
|City Council Transmittal Public Hearing||04/18/22|
|City Council Adoption Public Hearing||July 2022|
Learn more about the Comprehensive Plan, including the 2020 preliminary work where the public and City Council reached an agreement on the scenario #3 target growth areas, visit the Comprehensive Plan web page online. See the "Resources for Residents" section at the very bottom of this page for additional information.
The Land Development Code
The City of Oviedo’s Land Development Code was created pursuant to CH 163.3202, which states that each municipality shall adopt or amend and enforce land development regulations that are consistent with and implement their adopted comprehensive plan.
Through its Land Development Code, the City of Oviedo establishes definitions, procedures, regulations, requirements, and standards to implement its Comprehensive Plan.
The City is expected to begin this process in June 2022 and these components will appear on future meeting agendas. Visit cityofoviedo.net/calendar for the most up-to-date meeting dates. All meetings will be listed under the "City Public Meetings" category. You may also sign up for "City Public Meeting" reminders at cityofoviedo.net/alerts.
|Land Development Code|
|18-Month Process||Start Date 06/22/22||End Date 01/01/24|
The city of Oviedo 10-year Mobility Plan
The City of Oviedo 10-Year Mobility Plan will be a comprehensive 10-year plan that will provide a prioritized list of capital improvement projects, programs (such as Safe Routes to Schools, Vision Zero, etc.), transit projects/programs (in collaboration with LYNX), and other mobility strategies.
VHB is currently working on the City’s Comprehensive Plan update, which has a planning horizon of 2045. The creation of the 10-Year Mobility Plan will incorporate the data and analysis of the Comprehensive Plan update, as well as issues and challenges identified by the community during the Comprehensive Plan visioning public workshops. MetroPlan Orlando contracted with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin (VHB) to develop a city-wide 10-Year Mobility Plan for the City of Oviedo to address near-term transportation challenges.
|City Council Work Session||03/30/22|
|Public Work Session||04/14/22|
|City Council Public 1st Reading||05/18/22|
|City Council Adoption Public Hearing||06/08/22|
The Role of Elected and Appointed Officials
Local Planning Agency (LPA)
This board considers applications for comprehensive plan amendments, land development code amendments, zoning map amendments, deviations to land development code standards associated with the building permit applications, special exception use orders, preliminary subdivision plans, planned unit developments, master land use plans and development agreements.
Learn more about this appointed board online.
Per Florida Statutes 163.3174 (4)(a-d)
- “(4) The local planning agency shall have the general responsibility for the conduct of the comprehensive planning program. Specifically, the local planning agency shall:
- (a) Be the agency responsible for the preparation of the comprehensive plan or plan amendment and shall make recommendations to the governing body regarding the adoption or amendment of such plan. During the preparation of the plan or plan amendment and prior to any recommendation to the governing body, the local planning agency shall hold at least one public hearing, with public notice, on the proposed plan or plan amendment. The governing body in cooperation with the local planning agency may designate any agency, committee, department, or person to prepare the comprehensive plan or plan amendment, but final recommendation of the adoption of such plan or plan amendment to the governing body shall be the responsibility of the local planning agency.
- (b) Monitor and oversee the effectiveness and status of the comprehensive plan and recommend to the governing body such changes in the comprehensive plan as may from time to time be required, including the periodic evaluation and appraisal of the comprehensive plan required by s. 163.3191.
- (c) Review proposed land development regulations, land development codes, or amendments thereto, and make recommendations to the governing body as to the consistency of the proposal with the adopted comprehensive plan, or element or portion thereof, when the local planning agency is serving as the land development regulation commission or the local government requires review by both the local planning agency and the land development regulation commission.
- (d) Perform any other functions, duties, and responsibilities assigned to it by the governing body or by general or special law.”
According to the City’s Land Development Code Article II, Section 2.4 (D), the powers and duties of the Local Planning Agency include:
- “(1) The LPA shall:
- (a) Be responsible for the preparation of the Comprehensive Plan for the City and any amendments thereto.
- (b) Make recommendations to the City Council regarding adoption of or amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, or element or portion thereof.
- (c) Monitor and oversee the effectiveness and status of the Comprehensive Plan and recommend to the City Council such changes as may from time to time be required, including preparation of the periodic reports.
- (d) Review proposed land development regulations, codes, or amendments thereto and make recommendations to the City Council.
- (e) Review and act upon building permit applications, including amendments, that require a deviation greater than twenty (20) percent of a minimum LDC requirement.
- (f) Review and make recommendations to the City Council regarding applications for special exception use orders, planned unit developments, development agreements, official zoning map amendments, master land use plans, preliminary subdivision plans, developments of regional impact and any amendments to the development approvals listed herein.
- (g) Perform any other duties assigned by the City Council.
- (2) The LPA may:
- (a) Initiate amendments to the Comprehensive Plan.
- (b) Initiate amendments to the LDC.
- (c) Request the City Council to initiate investigation of such matters and to prepare such reports, ordinances, amendments, or other documents that the LPA may find necessary or helpful in exercising the powers granted to the LPA by this LDC.”
The City Council is tasked with representing the constituency that they serve. They also oversee management, finances and quality of the City, set the strategic direction and vision, and select a City Manager to ensure that the strategic direction and vision is followed.
Additionally, per the City’s Land Development Code Article II Section 2.5 (A), the powers and duties of the City Council includes:
- “(A)Powers and Duties. The City Council shall have final approval authority over the following
except as otherwise provided in this LDC:
(1) Adoption of, or amendments to, the Comprehensive Plan;
(2) Adoption of, or amendments to, this LDC;
(3) Amendments to the official zoning map;
(4) Annexation petitions;
(5) Appeals from a decision of a hearing officer and the LPA;
(6) Developments of regional impact;
(7) Development agreements;
(8) Final plats, replats;
(9) Planned unit developments;
(10) Preliminary subdivision plans;
(11) Master land use plans;
(12) Site development orders (other development projects), or other development permits,
(13) Vested Rights Determination;
(14) Site Development Orders (City projects), including amendments, that require a deviation of greater than twenty (20) percent of a minimum LDC requirement, excluding the New Downtown Village Core District and New Downtown District;
(15) Redevelopment Site Development Orders and associated Architectural Design Order that require a deviation of greater than twenty (20) percent of a minimum LDC requirement.
(16) Special exception use orders;
(17) Any matter accepted by referral from the Land Use Administrator;
(18) Architectural Design Order associated with a Site Development Order or Building Permit
Application associated with a Mixed Use Development, Multi-family Development, Townhome Development, Office Development, and Commercial Development in all zoning districts;
(19) Any other act required by State law or the City Charter.”
Learn more about this elected Council online.
Sustainability Task Force
The City Council also created a Sustainability Task Force to create a Sustainable Action Plan to ensure that development, both private and public, is provided in a sustainable manner. The appointed task force will serve in an advisory capacity to City Council and provide recommendations regarding sustainability and related matters. The task force will:
including amendments, that require a deviation greater than twenty (20) percent of a
minimum LDC requirement;
Learn more about this appointed task force online.
Urban3 and the City's Fiscal Analysis
Urban3 is a consulting firm specializing in land value economics, property tax analysis, and community design. Their approach bridges the gap between economic analysis, public policy, and urban design.
- An understanding of the financial impact of varying development types on their City’s current and future budgets as they provide input in any planning process;
- A data-driven understanding of the City’s economic development landscape, enabling them to make informed decisions about future development and policy;
- Policy recommendations for creating a more fiscally sustainable approach to future development;
- A 3D model of the City’s property and sales tax revenues, that can be updated on an annual basis; and
- An understanding of the City’s role in the economy of the broader County,
- enabling advocacy efforts regionally.
- Examination of the sources and uses for city finances and catalog the mechanisms that fund local services, infrastructure, and capital projects.
- Determination if the city will be able to maintain its infrastructure footprint. Evaluate the fiscal sustainability of the City’s development footprint. Determine if its current footprint pays for itself and what the cash flow will be over time given long-term infrastructure liabilities.
Upon completion of the study, Urban 3 found that the City will not remain fiscally sustainable with its current development pattern and provided the City Council with options to become fiscally sustainable.
View the below public presentations Urban3 gave to the City of Oviedo:
- URBAN 3 APRIL 26, 2021, PUBLIC PRESENTATION
View the April 26, 2021, meeting video and supporting documents.
- URBAN 3 JUNE 14, 2021, ZOOM MEETING
View the June 14, 2021 meeting video via the City's YouTube page. The presentation is included on-screen in the video.
- URBAN3 NOVEMBER 29, 2021, PUBLIC PRESENTATION
View the November 29, 2021 meeting video and supporting documents.
RESOURCES FOR RESIDENTS
Become involved in your local government. Below are ways to stay informed and contact your elected officials