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Please call the Planning and Zoning counter at 561-741-2323 or email the Planning & Zoning department.
An overlay district adds to the provisions of the applicable underlying zoning district. Overlay districts typically apply to a specific corridor or region and ensure that the unique needs of such a corridor or region are met. The Town of Jupiter has one such overlay district: The Indiantown Road Overlay Zoning District (IOZ). Refer to the Town of Jupiter Zoning Map for information about the Indiantown Road Overlay Zoning District (IOZ).
The standards for the evaluation of legal hardship are:
1. That special conditions and circumstances exist which are peculiar to the land, structure, or building which is the subject of the variance application and which are not applicable to other lands, structures or buildings in the same zoning district.2.That the special conditions and circumstances do not result from the actions of the applicant.3.That literal interpretation of the provisions of these land development regulations would deprive the applicant of the rights commonly enjoyed by other properties in the same zoning district, under the terms of these regulations, and would work unnecessary and undue hardships on the applicant.4. That the variance granted is the minimum variance that will make possible the use of the land, building or structure5. That the grant of the variance is not contrary to the town's comprehensive plan6. That the grant of the variance will be in harmony with the general intent and purpose of these land development regulations7. That the grant of the variance will not be injurious to the area involved or otherwise detrimental to the public welfare. You may download and print the application for a variance in the resources page. It is advisable that you speak with a planner to go over the submission of the variance application.
Please contact the Planning and Zoning Counter at 741-2323 to connect you with the Planning Tech on call service. Varience Application.
You may call the building counter at 741-2286 or visit the Building Department webpage and request research for site plans and surveys that are public record. The time and fees are variable to the request and workload of the Research and Records department of the Building Division, please allow them time to get your request completed. If you wish to see proposed or approved site plans that have not been built yet, visit the Planning and Zoning Counter.
You may split your property into two or more parcels assuming that all parcels meet minimum lot dimensions based on the zoning designation of the property. A table of the lot dimensions will be provided in the resources page. The splitting of your property requires an application to the Engineering Division. For more information on this process, call the Engineering Division at 741-2372. Site plan approval may also be required. Contact the Planning and Zoning Department for more information.
The Comprehensive Plan is a long term blueprint for future growth of the Town. It summarizes relevant information such as population projections, the pattern of existing development, suitability of land for development, the capacity of public facilities to serve future development, and the financial capacity of the Town to make improvements to those facilities. It establishes official Town policies toward land use and growth. It includes the Future Land Use Map (FLUM), which regulates the general type of land use that is allowed (ie: C.R.I.: Commercial, Residential or Industrial, etc.) and the maximum density (living units per acre) or intensity (square feet of building area) allowed for those uses. The State of Florida requires all counties and municipalities to adopt a comprehensive plan. All land use decisions made by the Town must be in conformance with the Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan must consist of the following Elements, or chapters: Future Land Use, Transportation, Infrastructure (water, wastewater, drainage, etc), Recreation and Open Space, Conservation, Coastal Management, Housing, Intergovernmental Coordination, and Capital Improvements. Every seven years the Comprehensive Plan is evaluated and usually rewritten to update the blueprint for the NEXT seven years. The next Comprehensive Plan evaluation will be in 2022. The Five Year Community Investment Progam (or CIP) is updated annually.