Walton County Revised Traffic Concurrency Procedures


Walton County Revised Traffic Concurrency Procedures

Posted on 2006-02-14 by Craig H. Anderson

On February 14, 2006, the Walton County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to adopt Genesis' recommendations to modify language in Chapter 3 of the Land Development Code to accommodate new transportation concurrency review procedures. The adoption of the new ordinance language ended a nine-month study by the Genesis to review the County's existing transportation concurrency management system and to provide recommendations for implementing a revised system that presents clear procedures for conducting a transportation concurrency analysis as well as alternative strategies for mitigating identified transportation concurrency deficiencies. The mitigation strategies include the incorporation of an allowance for proportionate fair share contributions as well as innovative trip credit alternatives applicable to the CR 30-A corridor.

Now that the new ordinance language has been adopted, Genesis will soon be contracted to begin the four to six month implementation process of converting the existing system over to the newly adopted procedures.

The end result of this endeavor will be to provide Walton County with a transportation concurrency management system that presents a more reliable representation of the current and projected traffic conditions on the County's roadway facilities as well as flexibilities to allow for public/private partnerships to facilitate the provision of needed improvements to the County's transportation network.