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Growth Management

Planning

The Planning Division focuses on community development; regulating and enforcing the vast number of codes, laws, acts, regulations and ordinances related to development and construction within the City of Winter Haven; and maintains high standards throughout and after the development process.

Additionally, the following entities are managed by the Planning Division:

Zoning & Future Land Use Maps

Site Plans and Plats

All applications and plans should be submitted to Sean Byers.

Planning Fee Schedule

Planning Applications

Planning Documents

City of Winter Haven’s Unified Land Development Code

The City’s Unified Land Development Code (ULDC), which includes the zoning and the land development regulations for properties located within Winter Haven can be accessed in Winter Haven’s Code of Ordinances.  The ULDC is located in Chapter 21.  If you have any questions or have trouble accessing the Code provisions, please contact staff and we can assist you.

CDBG and SHIP Programs

The Planning Division manages the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and State Housing Initiative (SHIP) programs. These are federally- and State-funded programs serving very low-, low- and moderate-income families through affordable housing improvements, public services, and community development projects.

CDBG Program

The CDBG program was established in 1974 through the Housing and Community Development Act. It is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The program adheres to national objectives of targeting low and moderate income persons, preventing or eliminating slum or blight and addressing other urgent community development needs. The City’s CDBG funding is used for infrastructure projects, public services, and other improvements in the City.

SHIP Program

The SHIP program is intended to increase housing opportunities for very low-, low- and moderate-income households. Activities include the following:

  • Owner Occupied Rehabilitation
  • Purchase Assistance with or without Rehabilitation
  • Emergency Repair
  • Disaster Mitigation
  • New Construction

2017 SHIP Income Limits

CDBG & SHIP References

Planning References

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Regional
Locations
City Hall
451 Third Street NWWinter Haven, Florida 33881
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Contact Information

Staff

Eric C. Labbe, AICP
Planning Manager
Sean Byers, AICP
Principal Planner
Heather Reuter
Planner I
Jana Wasmund
Senior Staff Assistant