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Vision 2050

A Smart, Thriving, and Healthy Region

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Overview

What is your Vision for 2050?

  • Survey 1: Your Vision and Evaluation of the Current Plan
  • Survey 2: Your Policy Priorities
  • Survey 3: Your Neighborhood and Planning Priorities

Orange County is fortunate to have a great diversity of environments – from urban and suburban to rural and pristine natural areas. The Vision 2050 initiative will guide how — and where — growth will occur during the next three decades.

This Plan includes a public engagement process focusing on environmental preservation, community character and public spaces as guiding principles for future development.

The Vision 2050 will be implemented through the adoption of a new Land Development Code — the Orange Code — which will focus on placemaking standards and context-based regulations. This type of Form-Based Code relies on development characteristics that are desired rather than what communities seek to avoid.

Why We Need an Updated Plan

We are one of the fastest growing regions in the United States. In fact, by 2050 the County’s population is estimated to increase by 700,000, exceeding 2 million residents. Therefore, we need to prepare for this growth in a smart and responsible way.

Smart Growth and Sustainability are two of Orange County’s key planning goals. Together, we must rethink how we envision our communities by managing infrastructure growth while preserving our priceless cultural, historic and natural resources.

How to Participate

Your engagement is essential!

Vision 2050 relies on an open conversation to establish a shared future path for Orange County. We believe you hold invaluable knowledge about your community — your opinion will help us shape our County and the Central Florida Region.

There are many ways to participate, including surveys and virtual workshops. You may also join our mailing list to be notified of upcoming events and public hearings.