Frequently Asked Questions about Family Heir
What is Family Heir Policy 2.1.9?
A. Policy 2.1.9 refers to a specific policy of the Future Land Use
Element of the Comprehensive Plan adopted initially in 1990 to avoid
a disproportionate impact on property owners affected by the change
of future land use categories and corresponding density
requirements. (For more information click on the link above)
Q. Am I eligible
for a Family Heir 2.1.9 subdivision?
A. Please refer
to the Policy 2.1.9 Family Heir eligibility criteria.
Q. What were the
changes that became effective on February 1, 2010?
A. The Leon County
Commissioners amended the Comprehensive Plan and removed the
Non-Family Heir provision to allow for the effective implementation
of the Comprehensive Plan. These changes became effective on
February 1, 2010.
Q. Why is the
density so low in the Urban Fringe, Lake Talquin and Rural Future
Land Use Categories?
Tallahassee Leon County Comprehensive Plan was created to allow for
the future growth of the region in a responsible manner. In order to
do that comprehensive plan created an Urban Service Area, where the
future growth of the entire region will be concentrated. The Urban
Service Area allows for concentrating density where infrastructure
is readily available. The USA also allows for preserving the
quality of the rural neighborhoods and reduces the need to expand
Q. What is the Urban Services Area (USA)?
A. The 1990 Comprehensive Plan includes a
projection for where urban growth will occur in the next twenty
years to serve an increasing population. This area, known as the
Urban Service Area (USA), includes the portions of the City and the
County which are to be developed at urban levels of density and can
expect the availability of urban infrastructure and services, such
as roads, mass transit, stormwater facilities, sanitary sewer, solid
waste, and parks. The intent of the Urban Service Area is to 1)
promote efficient and compact urban growth; 2) protect the rural
character of those areas outside the USA from incompatible uses and
densities; 3) assure that local government can afford to provide
needed urban services to areas which we designate to receive such
services; and 4) make sure that areas we designate for urban
development are not "under-utilized."
Q. What is a Platted Subdivision?
A. A platted subdivision is scaled
drawing which includes the delineation of approved parcels with
dimensions; often times including lots, block numbers, dimensions of
streets, alleys and other common improvements that are typically
associated with the development of a subdivision. Plats filed in
Leon County shall meet the subdivision and platting requirements set
forth in Chapter 10 of the Leon County Code of Laws in addition to
the requirements of Florida Statute Chapter 177.