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    Cyburbian Habanero's avatar
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    Traffic impact analysis requirement question-

    If a parcel is developed already and the right-of-way it takes access from is not controlled by the municipality, why would a TIA be required at annexation and zoning? Should it be? When is the right time to get a TIA (obviously prior to development, but what about situations of bring in county islands)?
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    Moderator note:
    Might be helpful if you let us know what a "TIA" is. It can mean a lot of different things to different people. (And we'll be able to edit the thread title accordingly)
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    oh, sorry. It's Friday!

    traffic impact analysis.

    and analysis makes me giggle.
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    Quote Originally posted by Habanero View post
    oh, sorry. It's Friday!

    traffic impact analysis.

    and analysis makes me giggle.
    Off-topic:
    That's what I assumed, but didn't want to be presumptuous.
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    Well, assuming the road is "local jurisdiction" I would want to know what liability i was accepting when taking in the development. If it was a county or state jurisdiction road, and I was a "local" planner, I'd pass on the requirement. Beyond that, the requirement would seen sily.

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    Even though the road may be a state or county responsability, the residents of the "local jurisdiction" are impacted by a poor level of service on the non-local roadway within their community.

    And then in Florida there is "Concurrency". This means that even if the local government does not control the roadway, a development may not allow (in general - there are loopholes) new development that would drive the LOS below the standard adopted in the local comprehensive plan.

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    In the context of a simple annexation of an existing building and site on an existing road, I would agree that the traffic impact analysis would be unnecessary.

    The building is already there and nothing is changing except for jurisdictional responsibility.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

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    Quote Originally posted by mendelman View post
    In the context of a simple annexation of an existing building and site on an existing road, I would agree that the traffic impact analysis would be unnecessary.

    The building is already there and nothing is changing except for jurisdictional responsibility.

    Thanks for all of the replies. I ended up getting the comment cleared. I can understand the need but with the recent improvements and widening that occoured and I was flummoxed.
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