This Article sets forth and analyzes the Development of Regional Impact (DRI) Process and suggests changes which should be made to improve the process under the Florida Environmental Land and Water Management Act. The Article discusses how to determine whether a project is a DRI subject to regulation under chapter 380, Florida Statutes. The Article also discusses various DRI review procedures, including regular DRI review, coordinated review process, master development approval, substantial deviations, and area-wide development plans. The Article explains the appeals process under chapter 380, including standing, procedure and scope of review. The Article concludes that if the DRI process is to remain an important tool in Florida's growth management program, the Department of Community Affairs must have increased enforcement authority and resources to monitor large developments statewide.
Frith, Alfred Lloyd
"Florida's Development of Regional Impact Process, Practice, and Procedure,"
Florida State University Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law: Vol. 1
, Article 3.
Available at: https://ir.law.fsu.edu/jluel/vol1/iss1/3