Florida Growth Management Bills Start to Become Law: Effective Immediately - Which Is Great News for Florida Land Developers


Last week, the wave of legislation designed to lessen Florida's involvement in land development and thereby free the economy to move forward with real estate development began to finalize as Governor Scott signed HB 7001 into law on April 27, 2011....

What Does the New Law Mean to Florida Land Development?

HB 7001 was effective as law the minute that the Governor signed on the dotted line. Which means that today, among other things, local governments -- and not the State of Florida -- are now the governing bodies deciding how much land developers must pay for things like upgrading roads.

The new law also creates standards for urban areas. These are designated by state law; "dense urban land area" is defined by Section 163.3164(34) of the Florida Statutes.

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