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Farmton property plan moves forward
Dinah Voyles Pulver, Environment Writer
August 23, 2013
With little comment, the Volusia County Council gave its blessing Thursday to a framework the Miami Corp. will use to submit its application for a Development of Regional Impact for its Farmton property in southern Volusia.
Representatives of the company met with the county, the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council, and several cities and state agencies May 31 in a pre-application meeting for its proposed development plan, called a DRI.
A wide range of issues were covered during the meeting, including at which stage of each part of the DRI process the company would address such key issues as transportation, historic resources, wetlands and water resources, according to documents provided by the county.
The framework, already approved by the regional planning council, sets out the information the company will provide at each step of the process.
The Farmton plan, a long-term land use plan previously approved by the council, covers 47,000 acres the company owns in Volusia County.
Of that, 32,000 acres was set aside for long-term conservation and 15,000 was designated for development, including 23,100 residential units and 4.7 million square feet of nonresidential development.
No development can occur at Farmton until 2017, and the company is required to complete the master DRI before the first development can be approved.
Each proposed development within the Farmton boundaries will require a separate regional development application.
The company expects to submit the application for the master DRI later this fall, said Glenn Storch, the local attorney representing the Miami Corp.