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LDC Ord 13-004 - To amend U.S. Highway 27 Selected Area Plan Table 4.8, to allow the uses Transit Commercial in the Regional Activity Center-X (RACX) land use district within the non-Green Swamp Area of Critical State Concern of the U.S. Highway 27 Selected Area Plan.
LDC Ord 13-002 - To amend Section 401.04.D, US Highway 98 Selected Area Plan-Modified Land Use Requirements, Section 401.04.I, Ft. Fraser Trail and Table 4.12, Allowable Uses for US Highway 98 SAP, to allow the uses Restaurant, Drive-thru/Drive-in and Financial Institution, Drive Through in the Town Center-X (TCX) land use district in the US Highway 98 Selected Area Plan
LDC Ord_ 12-040 - To modify the Polk County Land Development Code text in Section 207 (Temporary Uses) in order to clarify categories, establish review criteria and procedures, and document application requirements for Temporary Uses.
LDC Ord 12-028 - To Create Section 642 Military Compatibility Zones; Amend Chapter 9, Sections 930 And 931 Regarding The Issuance Of Variances; Amend Chapter 1, Section 120, Regarding Expansion Of Non-Conformities; Amend Chapter 2, Regarding Dimensional Regulations; Amend Chapter 3, Section 303 Criteria For Conditional Uses; and Amend Chapter 7 Regarding Sign Lighting
LDC Ord 12-025 - Amending Section 303, Criteria For Conditional Uses, Salvage Yard, To Reduce The Minimum Acreage From Ten (10) Acres To Eight (8) Acres In The Transit Corridors And Center Overlay District
LDC Ord 12-027 - Amending Section 903, Review Procedures; Amending Section 917, Administrative Determinations; Amending Section 918, Administrative Decisions; Amending Section 919, Administrative Interpretations; Amending Section 921, Procedures For Appealing Decisions To Clarify The Deadlines And Procedures For Appeals To Administrative Actions
LDC Ord 12-009 - Amends Section 960 of the Land Development Code (LDC) to delete section 960 in its entirety and replace it with new standards for noticing public hearings.
LDC Ord 12-003 - To allow more than four units attached residential units in the Residential Low within the Transit Supportive Development Area (TSDA).
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