Towns, Villages and Countryside (TVC)
The TVC is a Comprehensive Plan amendment and Land Development Regulations overlay that applies to the agricultural area of North St. Lucie County. The TVC encourages a pattern of development that preserves rural character while providing for future growth. Using the principles of Traditional Neighborhood Design (TND), the strategy for new settlement in the undeveloped areas requires a sustainable growth pattern characterized by a mix of uses, building types and income levels as well as a pedestrian-friendly block and street network. The TVC preserves a significant amount of public open space, promotes strategies for viable future agriculture, and helps mitigate the environmental impact of new development in the area.
A 2004 public process - the North St. Lucie County Charrette - resulted in a Special Area Plan and subsequent TVC implementation documents. The Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council (TCRPC) led the two-year process through the adoption of the TVC Comprehensive Plan Element and Land Development Regulations in May 2006. The TCRPC team was awarded the 2006 Award of Excellence from the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association and the 2007 Driehaus Form-Based Codes Award for the Towns, Villages, and Countryside project.
Any questions or comments on this section may be directed to:
Leslie Olson, Planning Manager
St. Lucie County Planning & Development Services
2300 Virginia Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34982-5652