Planning Division

Establishment of Technical Review Committee and New Development Review Process

Beginning January 1, 2019, all new development related applications (including additional submittals of current applications), will be reviewed and discussed at a regularly scheduled Technical Review Committee (TRC) meeting which will occur the third Tuesday of each month. The Technical Review Committee includes all internal and external departments and agencies who currently review development applications. All TRC members and applicants are required to be in attendance. The objective of this new process is to provide a setting for the applicant and reviewers to discuss comments, conditions, and potential issues with their development projects, and as a result reduce the number of submittals required, and shorten the total review time. Please contact a Planner with any questions regarding this new development review process at 850-837-4242.

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The Planning Division is responsible for short-term planning, long-term planning, transportation planning, and addressing. Short-term planning includes the review of all types of development projects as well as the routine processing of construction permit applications, applications for various types of compliance letters, and providing information to the public on zoning and Land Development Code matters.
Long-range planning includes periodic amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, Land Development Code and transportation planning. Transportation planning includes participation on various committees of the regional Transportation Planning Organization, monitoring traffic concurrency as well as the progress and effectiveness of the Multimodal Transportation District. The Planning Division also provides staff support for the Board of Adjustment, the Local Planning Agency, and the Destin City Council.