Orange County Government, Florida

Policy and Public Involvement

Multimodal Planning

Orange County is pursuing several planning initiatives designed to ensure roadways and other transportation facilities are in place or planned to serve motorists, bicyclists, transit riders, pedestrians, and freight transport, often called "multimodal planning." To further these efforts and plan for future transportation needs, Orange County Transportation Planning is completing Phase III of the Orange County Multimodal Corridor Plan.

Phase 1 of the Plan reviews policy and design aspects of Orange County's current and future transportation network, including analysis of the network's safety, livability, technology, economy, and amenity functions and needs. Phase 2 of the Multimodal Corridor Plan presents a conceptual year 2040 multimodal network for Orange County, including modeling, cost estimates, and phasing. Phase 3 will identify specific multimodal corridors for implementation, including corridor transition, funding options, and future alternatives to transportation concurrency.

For more information or to provide comments, please contact Transportation Planning at (407)-836-8070.

Resurfacing Review

Orange County Transportation Planning is partnering with several Public Works Divisions on a pilot program to screen the County's roadway resurfacing program for opportunities to enhance pedestrian and bicycle facilities during these routine maintenance activities. These enhancements could include high-visibility crosswalks, changes in lane dimensions, or other features, depending on roadway conditions. Some enhancements also will be referred to other County programs, such as the sidewalk and ADA retrofit programs. Orange County staff is reviewing consultant recommendations to improve the screening approach used in the pilot program and working on the Fiscal Year 17-18 projects.

DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

Alternative Mobility Area (AMA)

Development in the Orange County Alternative Mobility Area (AMA) has lower impact fees than other areas of the County and is exempt from transportation concurrency requirements. The AMA was established to promote urban development and redevelopment and to maximize the use of existing public infrastructure, as noted in Transportation Element Objective T2.3 and related policies of the Orange County Comprehensive Plan.

Projects That Promote Public Transportation Development outside of the Orange County AMA that directly affects the provision of public transit and that includes specific site development standards may be eligible for an exemption from transportation concurrency requirements. Eligibility criteria and site development standards for these "projects that promote public transportation" are found in Transportation Element Objective T2.8 and related policies of the Orange County Comprehensive Plan.

Contact Us

Alissa Torres, Ph.D., AICP
Orange County Chief Planner
(407) 836-7762
Alissa.Torres@ocfl.net

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