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The Ocala 2035 Vision is a long term vision for the community's physical characteristics. The Visioning process expresses the community’s desired future through visual and functional elements of urban form and design.
The Ocala 2035 Vision was completed by the community and adopted by the City of Ocala City Council on October 19, 2010. Please click here to view or download the final Ocala 2035 Vision document (Adobe PDF, 16MB).
After several months of public design workshops, community discussions, and research on other communities, the public reached consensus on the desired conditions in the City of Ocala in the year 2035 and beyond. The Ocala 2035 Vision addresses design, use and connectivity of the community’s streets; the relationship of its buildings to those streets and how the buildings and streets best serve the community’s pedestrians; and the visual characteristics and separation of uses of the community’s buildings, neighborhoods, commercial districts and open spaces.
This long term vision is based upon community consensus, including numerous public meetings and a citizen Leadership Group, to ensure its continued support and implementation over time. It serves as the basis for identifying community design values and issues for the community’s required Comprehensive Plan Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR), urban form and design policies in the community’s Comprehensive plan, and new standards for design in the community’s development codes and design guidelines.
Update: The Leadership Group has been working with City staff to make the necessary changes to the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The Leadership Group is also working with the West Ocala neighborhoods on the first of the Community Plans identified in the Ocala 2035 Vision Plan. Recent updates given to City Council on the progress of the implementation of the Vision and development of the West Ocala Community Plan are provided below.
Watch the Ocala 2035 Vision Leadership Group video presented to City Council on September 28, 2010.
- Form Based Code Introduction - High Intensity Central Code District - August 30, 2012
- Comprehensive Plan Amendments
- Update provided to City Council on October 4, 2011
- Update provided to City Council on June 21, 2011
The Leadership Group meets monthly.