Apply for a Live Local Project Pre-Application Meeting

Are you looking to start a new residential project under the Live Local Program?

Start the Administrative Master Plan review process by scheduling a pre-application meeting with City staff.

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Step 1.Check your eligibility

Make sure your property is located in the city limits. Although your mailing address may say "Orlando", certain areas of the region are under Orange County jurisdiction.

Verify Your Address

Step 2.Request a pre-application meeting

Provide the property address and a description of your project along with supporting documents.

Complete the Form

Step 3.We will contact you

We will contact you within two business days to schedule your pre-application meeting.

Step 4.Formally submit a Live Local Act application

After your pre-application meeting, you'll receive a link to submit your Live Local Act project for review. For details on the process, refer to our guide on Special Permitting Rules and Procedures for Live Local Act Affordable Housing Projects.

 

What is the Live Local Act?

 On July 1, 2023, the Live Local Act (Senate Bill 102) became effective in the state of Florida. The purpose of the Act is to increase the supply of affordable housing in Florida. Section 166.04151(7), Florida Statutes, affects how local governments interpret zoning regulations.  Section 166.04151(7)(a) states the following:

A municipality must authorize multifamily and mixed-use residential as allowable uses in any area zoned for commercial, industrial, or mixed-use if at least 40 percent of the residential units in a proposed multifamily rental development are, for a period of at least 30 years, affordable as defined in s. 420.0004. Notwithstanding any other law, local ordinance, or regulation to the contrary, a municipality may not require a proposed multifamily development to obtain a zoning or land use change, special exception, conditional use approval, variance, or comprehensive plan amendment for the building height, zoning, and densities authorized under this subsection. For mixed-use residential projects, at least 65 percent of the total square footage must be used for residential purposes.