Monday, April 11, 2016
By Rich Trottnow
Islamorada, Village of Islands  
MONDAY, APRIL 11th at 5:30 p.m.
     The next Local Planning Agency (LPA) meeting will be held on Monday, April 11, 2016 at the Founders Park Community Center beginning 5:30 p.m. There are three proposed amendments on the April agenda, one proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan and two proposed amendments to the Land Development Regulations of the Village Code to be considered by the LPA. Following are the proposed amendments:
  • A Text Amendment to Policy 1-2.4.7 of the Comprehensive Plan to allow the Village to utilize the 2007 assessed property values to allow certain properties to continue to quality for Vacation Rental  Licenses. 
  • A companion amendment to the Land Development Regulations  to allow the Village to utilize the 2007 assessed property values to allow certain properties to continue to quality for Vacation Rental  Licenses.
  • A Text Amendment to the Land Development Regulations to increase the minimum number of parking spaces required for multifamily dwellings from 1.5 to two (2) off-street parking spaces for each multifamily dwelling unit.
     The full agenda for the Local Planning Agency meeting is posted on the Village website for public review. Please visit; agendas are found in QUICK LINKS on the left side of the home page.
     The LPA has the general responsibility to hear, review and make recommendations to the Village Council on proposed amendments to the Village's land development regulations, comprehensive plan, and changes to the official zoning map. The LPA activities include monitoring and overseeing the effectiveness and status of the comprehensive plan and recommend changes as may be required from time to time.
     The LPA generally meets the second Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Meetings are scheduled on alternative dates as required from time to time due to holidays or other conflicts. All interested members of the community are welcome to attend LPA meetings and are encouraged to provide input during public comment.
     The meetings, held in the Founders Park Community Center (87000 Overseas Highway), are televised locally on the government Comcast channel and provided to the public via live webcast on the Village website. The Webcast link is found on the right end of the list at the top of the Village home page at After clicking on the Webcast link, the page will offer LIVE broadcast of meetings in progress and ON-DEMAND archived meetings.
Director of Planning Cheryl Cioffari

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