Escambia County Public Input Meeting On Future Land Use Agricultural Areas Is Monday Evening

October 25, 2020

Escambia County Development Services Department will host a citizen engagement meeting on Monday at 6 p.m. about the proposed transitional future land use category for agricultural areas.

The Agricultural Residential (AR) future land use category is intended for routine agricultural and silvicultural (forestry related) related activities and low to medium density residential uses. It also allows for commercial activity limited to those endeavors ancillary to agricultural and silvicultural pursuits or in support of agricultural activities such as seed, feed and food outlets, farm equipment and repair and veterinary services.

The category would allow for a residential maximum density of one dwelling unit per four acres.

The meeting will be held on Monday, October 26 at the Escambia County Central Office Complex at 3363 West Park Place. It will be live streamed on the county’s Facebook page.

Agenda items will include:

  • Proposed draft Ordinance amending the Escambia County Comprehensive Plan for the purpose of establishing the “Agriculture Residential” (AR) future land use category; and
  • Proposed draft Ordinance amending the Escambia County Land Development Code for the purpose of implementing the new AR future land use category.

A form for additional public input will also be made available after the meeting.

For more information, call (850) 595-3466 or email

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7 Responses to “Escambia County Public Input Meeting On Future Land Use Agricultural Areas Is Monday Evening”

  1. Jacqueline on October 28th, 2020 10:33 pm

    The video for the meeting is available online:

    Everyone has until Tuesday, November 3, 2020 to give comments online about this or read the agenda item:

    Or call or email Andrew Holmer, Escambia Development Services:
    “Please contact (850) 595-3466 or if you have questions. “

  2. Sandy on October 26th, 2020 10:10 am

    They will do what they want regardless of what you want. This is a dog and pony show to make you feel like you have an input but they will ignore you entirely when decisions are finalized

  3. Angelia Miller on October 26th, 2020 9:18 am

    I’m interested to see what is driving this meeting? Are manufacturers looking at moving into these areas to create jobs? If not, why wouldn’t you just take each parcel and look at changing the zoning based on need? What’s the hurry? And why re zone all of these in one swoop?

  4. Terry on October 25th, 2020 11:26 am

    It takes jobs to support developmemt. What we need is a plain to support your developent ideas. Infistructor. This is another tax payer loss. The only ones to gain out of this is county taxes and gready contractors. We need to finish some of the pork projects you have going on know. Maybe we need to look into some NOT all new leadership. You have thee meetings but don’t listen to what the people want.

  5. Dani on October 25th, 2020 8:40 am

    What is AG land needs to stay as AG land. Why not repurpose properties that are vacant, for sale, sitting empty, etc…those properties are everywhere and left unattended making the area look bad and invites problems-varments of all shapes, sizes and species that affect neighboring homes and communities negatively.

    Besides I moved to they country to enjoy the country. I like living close enough to help my neighbors, but far enough to not hear their personal business. I like my fresh air and the wild life. I like seeing land worked, the cycles of tilling, seeding, growing and harvesting. The smell of fresh tilled land and fresh cut hay. Support you local AG, they feed and clothe you. Stop taking the land.

  6. Jacqueline on October 25th, 2020 5:52 am

    They are also changing the definition of “existing rural communities” to make it so broad with their “and/or”s that it will allow protected Ag land to convert to Rural Community (RC) Future Land Use also which allows 2 houses per acre.
    Read all the proposed changes and language, not just what the proponents are saying.

    They could just expand Rural Community FLU where it makes sense without carving up farmland and open space so broadly and creating sprawl.
    Every lot of record allows a home now, no matter the size of the property.
    This is being done for subdivision developers.

  7. Citizen on October 25th, 2020 2:31 am

    They are going to do it anyway. What a shame.

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