Pursuant to Section 380.06(1), Florida Statutes, a development of regional impact (DRI) is “any development which, because of its character, magnitude, or location, would have a substantial effect upon the health, safety or welfare of citizens of more than one county.” A DRI is determined in part based on the size of the development. Numerical thresholds for different types of development are identified in Section 380.0651, Florida Statutes, and Rule 28-24, Florida Administrative Code.
The Northeast Florida Regional Council (NEFRC) coordinates the multi-agency review activities at the Regional level and reviews the application for consistency with adopted state and regional plans. The NEFRC holds a public hearing to adopt recommendations on the application, which then are forwarded to the local government of jurisdiction for its consideration. The NEFRC is an advisory body to the local government, and so does not approve or deny applications.
DRI Map 2013
Developments of Regional Impact
Ed Preston, Planning Program Director
Ph: (904) 279-0885 ext. 151