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LAND USE

Land-use planning is the process of regulating the use of land in an effort to promote more desirable social and environmental outcomes as well as a more efficient use of resources. Goals of land use planning may include environmental conservation, restraint of urban sprawl, minimization of transport costs, prevention of land use conflicts, and a reduction in exposure to pollutants. By and large, the uses of land determine the diverse socioeconomic activities that occur in a specific area, the patterns of human behavior they produce, and their impact on the environment.

In urban planning, land use planning seeks to order and regulate land use in an efficient and ethical way, thus preventing land use conflicts. Governments use land use planning to manage the development of land within their jurisdictions. In doing so, the governmental unit can plan for the needs of the community while safeguarding natural resources. To this end, it is the systematic assessment of land and water potential, alternatives for land use, and economic and social conditions in order to select and adopt the best land use options.[1] Often one element of a comprehensive plan, a land use plan provides a vision for the future possibilities of development in neighborhoods, districts, cities, or any defined planning area.

In the United States, the terms land use planning, regional planning, urban planning, and urban design are often used interchangeably, and will depend on the state, county, and/or project in question. Despite confusing nomenclature, the essential function of land use planning remains the same whatever term is applied. The Canadian Institute of Planners offers a definition that land use planning means the scientific, aesthetic, and orderly disposition of land, resources, facilities and services with a view to securing the physical, economic and social efficiency, health and well-being of urban and rural communities.[2] The American Planning Association states that the goal of land use planning is to further the welfare of people and their communities by creating convenient, equitable, healthful, efficient, and attractive environments for present and future generations.[3]

CM Becton Hosts Greenland Chase Community Mtg Regarding Rezoning

CM Becton Hosts Greenland Chase Community Mtg Regarding Rezoning

Jacksonville, FL - (November 20, 2019) -- District 11 Councilman Danny Becton held a public workshop for the Greenland Chase Community on November 20th to inform residents of potential plans to develop the property adjacent to their neighborhood. The property, located at 6100 Greenland Road and currently categorized as LI (Light Industrial) Land Use with IL/IBP Zoning, has been proposed for development. Council Member Becton knows this property...

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CM Becton Hosts Greendland Chase Community Meeting

CM Becton Hosts Greendland Chase Community Meeting

Jacksonville, FL - (November 13, 2019) -- District 11 City Council Member Danny Becton is holding a public meeting for the Greenland Chase Community to inform residents of the potential plan to develop the property adjacent to their neighborhood. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 20th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Southeast Regional Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd. The representatives of potential buyer's will provide...

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CM Becton and Joyce Development Group Break Ground on Baymeadows Park

CM Becton and Joyce Development Group Break Ground on Baymeadows Park

Jacksonville, FL (November 20, 2019) – Councilman Becton and Joyce Development Group sported hard hats and big smiles as they finally broke ground on the much anticipated Baymeadows Park development on November 20th, 2019. The ground-breaking ceremony started just before noon at the site of the future development off Baymeadows Road near I-95. The vacant lot of land is located between Baymeadows Circle East and Baymeadows Circle West, where the...

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CM Becton Holds Community Workshop on Large Land Use Bills 2019-424 & 425

CM Becton Holds Community Workshop on Large Land Use Bills 2019-424 & 425

Jacksonville, FL (July 17, 2019) -- Councilman Becton hosted a community workshop to discuss several large-scale land use Bills 2019-424 and 2019-425 to address concerns of residents. The bills were filed on June 6th to propose land use changes for two adjacent properties in District 11 that would be approved for their transmittal only for review by state agencies only. Interest in these large-scale land use changes began to circulate quickly...

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CM Becton Presents at Town Hall: Baymeadows Community Improvement District

CM Becton Presents at Town Hall: Baymeadows Community Improvement District

Jacksonville, FL (June 12, 2019) --District 11 Council Member Danny Becton, at the invitation of the Baymeadows Community Council “BCC”, introduced a special initiative to local residents at a Baymeadows Town Hall meeting on a Wednesday evening that could ultimately transform the Baymeadows Old Golf Course communities back to their prime. The Baymeadows Community Council hosted the town hall at FSCJ’s Deerwood Center on June 12th, and...

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