The Planning Commission, as outline in F. S. Ch 163, serves as the “local planning agency” and has the general responsibility for the County’s comprehensive planning program. The Planning Commission is responsible for the preparation of the Comprehensive Plan or plan amendments and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners regarding the adoption or amendment of the Comprehensive Plan.
Additionally, the Planning Commission serves as the “Land Development Regulation Commission” and may develop and review proposed land development regulations, land development codes, or amendments thereto, and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners as to consistency of the proposal with the adopted comprehensive plan or element or portion thereof.
Appointments and Qualifications
The Commission shall consist of ten (10) members, two (2) from each County district, appointed by the County Commission. The Commission shall also include four (4) non-voting members. One non-voting member shall be from the local military Command Post for issues regarding compatibility with the local military installation; the second non-voting member shall be from the Osceola County School District for issues that would increase residential densities; and the third and fourth non-voting members shall be from the Greater Orlando Airport Authority and the Kissimmee Gateway Airport to provide analysis and recommendations for Airport Height Overlay permit appeals. Members shall be knowledgeable in the field of comprehensive planning and shall be familiar with the Osceola County Comprehensive Plan, the Osceola County Land Development Code, and other applicable regulations.
Meeting Frequency, Time and Location
Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month in the Commission Chambers (4th Floor), 1 Courthouse Square, Kissimmee, FL, 34741. If no application requests are received and if there is no County business to discuss, no meeting is conducted. Meeting dates and location are subject to change.
Citizens are welcome to apply at any time, however applications are only considered when there is a vacancy.
Committee Contact Information
Administrative Secretary for the Planning and Design Office
Tom Harl (Chairman)
Niles Chalifoux (Vice Chair)
R. LeWayne Johnson (Vice Chair)