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Vision 2050: Orange County Needs Your Input When It Comes to Growth and Re-imagining the County

Orange County Government

WHAT: Hosting Virtual Town Hall Meetings and Encouraging Survey Response to Engage Community

What do you think Orange County should look like in 30 years? More public transportation? Rural preservation? More housing density? Smarter Growth? Now is your chance to make your voice heard.

Orange County is introducing Vision 2050, a new comprehensive plan for smart, thriving and healthy growth in our region. This initiative will guide how and where growth will occur over the next three decades.

Beginning in December 2020 and extending into 2021, the Orange County Planning Division will be host three separate series of virtual town hall meetings aimed at informing the public about the Vision 2050 initiative and gathering invaluable public input.

Additionally, the Planning Department has launched three online visioning surveys: (1) Your Vision and Evaluation of the Current Plan, (2) Your Policy Priorities and Your Neighborhood and (3) Planning Priorities that can be accessed at

The community’s engagement in this critical planning process will help Orange County shape its plan for how the Central Florida Region will grow.

To learn more about Vision 2050, visit:

Map of the six market areas in the county including Northwest, southwest, core, south, east and rural east


  • South Market Area: Mon., Dec. 14, 2020 at 6 p.m. – Register
  • Northwest Market Area: Wed., Dec. 16, 2020 at 6 p.m. – Register
  • Core Market Area: Mon., Jan. 11, 2021 at 6 p.m. – Register
  • East Market Area: Wed., Jan. 13, 2021 at 6 p.m. – Register
  • Rural East Market Area: Thur., Jan. 14, 2021 at 6 p.m. – Register
  • Southwest Market Area: Wed., Jan. 20, 2021 at 6 p.m. – Register

WHERE: To register for any of the town hall meetings or participate in any of the three online surveys, visit:

MORE INFO: During the initial virtual town hall series, Planning Division staff will provide an overview of the countywide Vision 2050 framework and describe the tools used to reflect the unique characteristics and diversity of each Market Area outlined by the Planning Division.

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.


Additionally, if you are interested in discussing Vision 2050 further with our Planning Department, please contact

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the Mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.

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