Agricultural Reserve

The Agricultural Reserve is established in the Future Land Use Element of the Comprehensive Plan, under Objective 1.5. The purpose of the Agricultural Reserve is to preserve unique farmland and wetlands in order to enhance agricultural activity, environmental and water resources, and open space, by limiting uses to agriculture, conservation, low density residential development, and non-residential uses which serve the needs of farmworkers and residents of the Ag Reserve Tier.


Agricultural Reserve Roundtable

The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) held a workshop in March 2014 to discuss issues and policies affecting the Agricultural Reserve Area. This workshop was held in response to recent requests by farmers and property owners seeking to expand the development options currently available in the Agricultural Reserve.

Following that workshop, the BCC directed staff to prepare for a 'roundtable' discussion, to include representatives of interest groups, and to bring the results of the Roundtable to the BCC for discussion and direction at a future workshop. The Roundtable process will be as follows:
 

Step

Timeframe

Meetings with interest groups to identify issues and representatives for Roundtable discussion

July-August 2014

Roundtable invitation to all interested parties

August 2014

Roundtable of interest group representatives with opportunity for audience interaction

September 29, 2014

Follow-up BCC Direction at subsequent Workshop

January 2015

As an initial step in preparation for the interest group meetings, the Planning Division posted a survey regarding the Agricultural Reserve in June 2014. Respondents were asked to provide comments regarding the most important issues or problems to be addressed in the Agricultural Reserve, as well as potential opportunities or solutions. Additional information regarding the survey can be found here: Agricultural Reserve Survey.

For additional information regarding the Agricultural Reserve Roundtable, contact Isaac Hoyos at 561-233-5347

Agricultural Reserve Maps

The maps below depict publicly owned lands and approved/pending planned development districts (PDDs). Due to the file size, downloads may take several minutes to process depending on the internet connection speed.

Agricultural Reserve PDD Maps:
Ag Reserve Master Plan  
Ag Reserve Small Map - 11 x 17 (3 MB)
Ag Reserve Large Map - 22 x 36 (14 MB)
Ag Reserve Workshop Backup Documentation
       

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