Comprehensive Long Range Planning

The Comprehensive Plan consists of maps, text, data and support documents which form the foundation of the City's planning program. The Comprehensive Plan provides the long-range planning and development goals, objectives and policies for future physical growth and development within the City.

The Comprehensive Plan also fulfills the growth management requirements of the State of Florida's Local Government Comprehensive Planning and Land Development Regulation Act of 1985. This plan is amended from time-to-time. Please contact the Planning Division for the most current changes.

Evaluation & Appraisal Report

The State Growth Management Act requires that local governments periodically review and update their adopted Comprehensive Plans according to a schedule established by state statute. The City of Daytona Beach Shores Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR) was adopted in 2007.

The periodic amendment process, which occurs once every seven years, is a two-phase process. It begins with the preparation of an EAR and ends with the adoption of the EAR-based amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. The EAR evaluates the performance of the various elements of the Comprehensive Plan. It assesses the successes and shortcomings of the various goals, objectives, policies, and programs included within the plan, and it provides recommendations for necessary changes.

Additionally, the EAR provides an opportunity to identify major issues in a community and evaluate how effective the Comprehensive Plan has been in addressing these issues. The recommendations contained in the EAR become the basis of proposed amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. These EAR-based amendments, once adopted by the City Council and found in compliance with the Chapter 163, F.S, then become part of the goals, objective, and policies of the Comprehensive Plan until the next EAR is prepared in seven years.