What's Milton’s new approach to Growth Management all about?
In recent years, area residents at community outreach meetings on a variety of subjects to include a Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) wide visioning process have expressed a desire for a well-planned approach to managing growth. They don’t want continued sprawl and paving over natural lands. Instead, residents expressed a desire to protect the community’s history, to keep the attributes that originally brought people to the area. They do not want to view vacant or run-down properties but desire that properties be improved with high quality “infill” to provide new jobs, new homes and new stores and services. That approach in the land planning world is referred to as “Smart Growth” and it is the basis for Milton’s new emphasis on growth management.
City of Milton: Achieving Our Vision (TND) Ordinance
If you would like to review a copy of the recently adopted Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) ordinance please click here.
About the Planning and Development Department
The Planning and Development Department implements a variety of programs to assist in the development of the City's economic future and foster a better quality of life. The Department is responsible for planning and zoning, code enforcement, construction inspections and works closely with a variety of City Committee’s that guide economic development, housing and redevelopment for the City of Milton. Many projects that come before the City for review are presented to one or more boards or committees for recommendations to the City Council. Our department works to ensure that new construction and additions to existing structures meet the policies and guidelines that have been established for public safety, zoning and development. The department is also involved with special events, regional planning, and open space/ recreational activity programming.
Enhancing Milton’s quality of life by leading growth and development in a manner that is embraced by the past and propels us to a richer future.
The Planning and Development Department believes in:
- Creative thinking in problem solving
- Enthusiasm for its work
- Customer service
- A team oriented approach
- Effective communication between all Departments and levels of staff
- State-of-the-art technology to improve our work product
- Mutual respect for all
Planning Department Contacts:
Walk in: City Hall 6738 Dixon Street, Milton
Mailing address: P.O. Box 909,
Milton, FL 32572
Randy L. Jorgenson, AICP Planning Manager
Lori Smith, Administrative Assistant/PermitsClerk
Tim Milstead, Current Planner/Zoning Officer