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BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
AGENDA ITEM # 06/26/07
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(Identify appropriate Action or Motion, Authority or Requirement for Item and identify the outcome
Requested Action and/or purpose of item.)
MOTION TO INITIATE amendments to the Goals, Objectives and Policies and Plan Implementation
Requirements Section of the Broward County Land Use Plan recommended within the “Broward
County Golf Course Conversion Study”.
Why Action is Necessary: The Broward County Commission directed County staff to prepare a study
addressing the implications of golf course conversions and develop
recommendations regarding such conversions at the Commission’s
December 2006 land use plan amendment hearings. The “Administrative
Rules Document: Broward County Land Use Plan” provides for County
Commission initiation of plan amendments.
What Action Accomplishes: Initiates amendments to the Broward County Land Use Plan to establish
policies for reviewing land use plan amendments recommended within the
“Broward County Golf Course Conversion Study”.
Is this Action Goal Related? Yes No
(The first sentence includes the Agency recommendation. Provide an executive summary of
the action that gives an overview of the relevant details for the item. Identify how item meets
Summary Explanation/Background Commission Challenge Goal.)
The Urban Planning and Redevelopment Department (UPRD) recommends approval of the motion.
The County Commission, at its December 2006 Land Use Plan Amendment hearings, directed staff
to prepare a study addressing the conversion of golf courses to other land uses. In response, UPRD
staff completed the attached study (Exhibit 1). The report assesses the status of golf courses in
Broward County; analyzes the issues involved in golf course redevelopment; identifies the current
policies and plan requirements affecting golf courses; and, recommends policy changes to govern
future land use plan amendments involving golf courses. The recommended revisions to the Land
Use Plan are included on pages 4 and 5 of the report. The amendments discourage golf course
conversions and establish environmental and other review criteria which must be addressed by
amendments involving golf course conversions.
If the Commission initiates the Broward County Use Plan amendments, the amendments will be
forwarded to the Planning Council for processing with the first group of amendments in 2008
Authorized Signature Scheduling
(Signature confirms that required approvals from other agencies have been received – e.g. Purchasing, Budget, Risk Mgmt, Attorney) County Admin initials
Signature: Date: Type: Name, Title, Agency, and Phone
Cynthia S. Chambers, Director
Urban Planning and
Source of additional information: Type Name, Agency, and Phone
Peter Ross, Urban Planning and Redevelopment Department, 954-357-6602
Form 107-1-A Revised 12/09/03
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URPD staff held public workshops on the draft study on March 23 and June 1, 2007. Staff
recommends the study also be forwarded to the Broward League of Cities for formal comment.
(Include projected cost, approved budget amount and account number, source of funds, and
Fiscal Impact/Cost Summary any future funding requirements.)
There is no fiscal impact.
Exhibits Attached (copies of original agreements) (Please number exhibits consecutively.)
Exhibit 1 – Broward County Golf Course Conversion Study-June 12, 2007 Draft
Document Control Commission Action
Executed original(s) for permanent record APPROVED DENIED
Executed copies return to: DEFERRED
Other instructions (Include name, agency, and phone)