Century Updating Land Development Code

May 13, 2017

The Town of Century will hold a public hearing Monday night to consider final updates to about half of its Land Development Code.

The town received a $25,000  Division of Community Development’s Community Planning Technical Assistance Grant from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to update their LDC, which was adopted on April 29, 1991. The work is being done by Peggy Fowler and Associates, which submitted the only proposal.

The Land Development Code (LDC) essentially specifies what can be built where and how it can be used within the town limits.

The majority of the LDC  has not been revised since it was adopted in 1991. It, according to Fowler, must be updated to ensure compliance with changes in state and federal laws and the goals and objectives of the Town Century Comprehensive Plan 2025. The updates will also address any inconsistencies or duplication in the document, plus make the LDC more user-friendly and easier to understand with minor reorganization and the addition of tables and simple illustrations.

To read the complete Century Land Development Code revisions, click here (126 page pdf).

The public hearing is at 6:30 p.m. Monday in council chambers at the Century Town Hall, 7995 North Century Boulevard. The public is encouraged to attend.

Pictured: A Century Land Development Code public workshop in late April. NorthEscambia.com file photo, click to enlarge.


2 Responses to “Century Updating Land Development Code”

  1. chris on May 14th, 2017 7:55 pm

    I never realized Century was a cookie cutter subdivision. With strip malls no less.

  2. Grand Locust on May 13th, 2017 7:02 pm

    The biggest threat is the burgeoning local government intrusion into people’s lives. It is not Washington who tells you to paint your house a certain color, or how you can use your property. It has only been 100 years since the Supreme Court approved the Euculid decision giving local government control over your property in regard to land use, and in that 100 years trillions of dollars have been thrown down the rabbit hole as local government tells you how you can use your property. More money for autocratic restrictions of free people, but no money to flush the waste down the sewer. It is time to simply say NO to local governments crushing folks freedom and liberty to own property and live in freedom without unnecessary government intrusion. 25 thousand dollars to get uniform oppression, and what has it given us…..cookie cutter subdivisions and strip malls while the beautiful cities laid out by citizens before 1916 are smothered by fools deciding they will tell you what your property needs.

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