Items Types:
Economic Development
For Meeting of:
June 19, 2017
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Exhibits: Yes On File (City Clerk) : Yes Draft Only: No
Grant Received by City?: No

Interlocal Agreement among Orange County, City of Orlando, Seminole County, Osceola County, Winter Park, Oviedo, Belle Isle, Kissimmee, and the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority regarding Airport Zoning Ordinance


Chapter 333, Florida Statues, which is related to airport zoning, was amended during the 2016 legislative session.  The amended statute requires that local governments update their airport zoning regulations to conform with the requirements of Chapter 333 by July 1, 2017.  Chapter 333 requires that the Land Development Code of each local government with an airport address the following four (4) subject areas: 1) Aircraft Noise; 2) Education Facilities; 3) Sanitary Landfills; and 4) Tall Structure Permits.  In reviewing Chapter 333, staff determined that the City's LDC is consistent with the statute in regards to aircraft noise and educational facilities, but that changes would be required to comply with the provisions related to sanitary landfills and tall structure permits.  The sanitary landfills provisions are minor and are not the subject of this Interlocal Agreement.  

The Tall Structure Permit concept represents the most significant change component of the required amendments to the Land Development Code.  Essentially, the State is requiring that local governments issue a permit for tall structures that impact an airport's imaginary airspace surfaces in such a way as to cause an obstruction.  They are shifting responsibility for such permits from the Florida Department of Transportation to local government.

Chapter 333 allows jurisdictions impacted by an airport's imaginary airspace surfaces to enter into an Interlocal Agreement so long as each jurisdiction's regulations contain substantially the same content.  For the past several months, the City, Orange County, and the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) have been working together on a revised set of regulations associated with the tall structure permit process.  In addition, this Interlocal Agreement includes all of the jurisdictions that may be impacted by the Orlando International Airport and/or Orlando Executive Airport's imaginary surfaces.

This Interlocal Agreement contains a set of regulations for tall structure permits, along with maps depicting the airports' imaginary surfaces.  Once the Interlocal Agreement is approved, each jurisdiction will then amend their individual Land Development Codes to contain substantially the same content as provided for in Exhibit "1" of the Agreement.  It is understood that the form of each jurisdiction's revised Land Development Code will be different.

The Municipal Planning Board considered the draft airport zoning Land Development Code revisions at their meeting of April 19, 2017.  It is anticipated that the GOAA Board will approve the Interlocal Agreement at their meeting of June 21, 2017.  Finally, it is anticipated that the City's Land Development Code amendment ordinance related to airport zoning regulations will be considered by the City Council on July 10 and July 24, 2017.

Fiscal & Efficiency Data: N/A

Recommended Action:
Approval of the Interlocal Agreement, and authorization for the City Attorney to finalize the form and content of the agreement prior to final execution.

Agenda Item attachment(s) on file in the City Clerks Office.

Note: All agenda items must be in the City Clerk's office by Noon Friday, six(6) business days prior to the regular Monday City Council meeting.

Contact: paul lewis at 407.246.3358 or
Approved By:

Department Date and Time
Budget Outside Routing Approval 6/8/2017 4:21 PM
City Clerk 6/9/2017 7:05 AM

Name: Description: Type:
LDC2017-00091_Airport_Zoning_Regs_LDC_Amendment.pdf MPB Staff Report Backup Material
INTERLOCAL_AGREEMENT_Including_Exhibit_1_Airport_Zoning_Ordinance_Clean_6-15-17-.pdf INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT Backup Material

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