Walton County is in the western portion of the panhandle of Florida. Walton County has had a rich history in farming and poultry raising to this day. The County is also home to beautiful, sugar white beaches which attracts tourists. Farming, timber and pine harvesting, and tourism characterize this county’s economy.

Matrix Design Group was hired to update the county’s land development code and comprehensive plan. The intent of the updates for both the land development code and comprehensive plan was to eliminate inconsistencies and redundancies, provide clarification, and ensure that the plan and code were user-friendly and consistent with each other. In addition, Matrix was charged with ensuring that the plan promoted the original development vision of the County, which was the creation of a town and village concept. Matrix’s responsibilities during the comprehensive plan and land development code updates included the following:

  • Rewriting portions of the land development code for clarity and consistency,
  • Restructuring of the land development code for ease of use,
  • Rewriting portions and elements of the comprehensive plan,
  • Ensuring the comprehensive plan promoted the original development vision of the County, and
  • Evaluating the land development code to determine if a hybrid land use approach could be utilized whereby Euclidean zoning could be combined with form based codes or a Transect planning approach.

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