The Escambia County Development Services Department is comprised of three divisions: Development Review, Planning and Zoning and Geographic Information Systems, or GIS. The department provides educational opportunities to the public and business communities by hosting numerous workshops and meetings at locations throughout the community to provide information and answer questions for citizens, contractors and developers regarding the many projects, tasks and assignments for which it is responsible.
FY 2016-2017 Accomplishments
Development Services Department Statistics
The Development Services Department processed 229 cases total, including:
- 173 DRC projects (does not include pre-application submittals)
- 10 construction plans
- 12 final plats
- 7 minor (unplatted) subdivisions
- 5 master plans
- 13 preliminary plats
- 16 preliminary plans/construction plans
- 87 site plans
- 23 minor site plans
- 0 borrow pits
- 0 planned unit developments
- 38 Planning Board cases
- 26 rezonings
- 5 small-scale amendments
- 2 large-scale amendments
- 3 comprehensive plan amendments
- 1 vested rights
- 1 opt out of Sector Plan
- 18 Board of Adjustment cases
- 2 administrative appeals
- 9 conditional uses
- 7 variances
- 0 extensions to development orders
- 3,426 permits issued
- 2,653 land use
- 109 land management
- 563 rights of way
- 101 driveways
- Implemented a tracking system and staff log for enhanced customer service.
- Implemented QLess Kiosk System for enhanced efficiency and decreased customer wait times.
Geographic Information System Statistics
- Handled more than 60 general GIS website requests.
- Issued over 1,000 letters regarding addresses/verification of maps or data findings.
- Created 2,778 structure addresses.
- Added 16 streets to GIS and processed via petition and/or subdivision plat and named by BCC.
- Assisted with 25 flood information and data calculations for CRS Premium Rates Study.
- Handled 360 phone-in Real Estate Disclosure AIPD and noise-related requests.
- More than 1,400 maps created, printed or provided electronically for outside agencies/boards working with the BCC.
- Conducted more than 20 meetings/consultations/advisements to organizations attempting to implement their own spatial data program (high schools, volunteer organizations, economic, environmental/hazard awareness and recreational agencies).
- Assets added in GIS and Lucity databases:
- 20 stormwater ponds
- 896 stormwater structures
- 850 stormwater conduits (e.g., pipes, ditches)
- 10 county facilities
- 161 street segments