How and when does the county make a transportation concurrency determination for a proposed new development?
The Growth Management Department will approve a Traffic Capacity Reservation at application pending approval of the first to occur final sub-division plat, site development plan or building permit for a proposed new development. Said approval occurs upon acceptance of a Transportation Impact Statement (TIS) submitted as part of a complete application request package, provided reserve capacity is still available on the affected road segments. The TIS must quantify the peak hour, peak direction trips to be generated by the proposed development. The Traffic Capacity Reservation secures concurrency for the development on a first-come-first-served basis (based on the date/time of submittal) while the development order is under review; and will expire in one year from TIS approval and concurrency determination unless the development order is approved or the Board approves an extension beyond the one-year time period.
A Traffic Capacity Reservation will be “awarded” to the development in the form of a Certificate of Public Facility Adequacy (COA) upon final approval of the development order and payment of road impact fees and any proportionate share payments that may be required. A separate COA application from shall be submitted with the original application request package for the development order.
How can I find out how much reserve trip capacity is remaining on the roads affected by my proposed new development?
Please contact 239-252-2361 for the most current trip capacity information.
How can I get traffic calming on my street?
Call the Growth Management Department's Neighborhood Traffic Management Program Manager at 239-252-2926 and request an investigation into traffic conditions on your street.
I live in the Estates on a dead-end road; do you do traffic calming in the Estates?
Yes. Assuming your road will meet the minimal criteria. Installation of the proposed devices must have approval from 51% of the residents, the Board of County Commissioners, and funding for the devices has been established. Qualified projects along dead-end streets are required to have the installations funded by the homeowners.
If my street meets the minimal criteria and all the residents want the calming devices, will you install the humps right away?
Any Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP) project to receive funding through the NTMP grant process must be ranked according to the Project Prioritization Criteria. Rankings indicate which projects, or portions thereof, are to receive funding for development of construction documents and construction implementation. Those NTMP projects, which are to be fully funded by the neighborhood, are not part of the funding prioritization process, but are subject to all applicable planning and engineering review and permitting.
Is Logan Boulevard going to be extended from Immokalee Road to Bonita Beach Road?
Yes. The county is working with the developer and the Florida Dept. of Transportation. There will be a further update coming soon.
Is there going to be a connection to I-75 from Everglades Boulevard?
Hopefully, an Interchange Justification Report (IJR) is currently being developed. It is about a 12 month project. FDOT has identified funding for next fiscal year to complete a Planning, Development and Environmental (PD&E) study for the area that the IJR identifies. The study is targeting a connection to the I-75 corridor somewhere from Everglades Boulevard east to Desoto Boulevard. The studies will determine if an additional interchange is warranted but it is too early to determine exactly which roadway the interchange will be centered on.
What are corridor studies?
Corridor studies are planning studies undertaken by Collier County to evaluate the current and future transportation needs for a specific geographic area. For example, rather than looking at widening one particular road, these studies take a broader look at the need for brand new alignments and/or numerous improvements to the existing road network. All corridor studies evaluate the effects and impacts of various proposed transportation improvements, and compare these to not making any improvements (also known as the no-build alternative).
What are the committees of the MPO?
The committees of the MPO are the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC), the Pathways Advisory Committee (PAC), the Local Coordinating Board (LCB) for the Transportation Disadvantaged, and the Congestion Management System/Intelligent Transportation Systems (CMS/ITS).
What happens at the end of corridor study?
Towards the end of a corridor study, many alternatives are eliminated and only a small number remain. After extensive analysis and public input, one preferred alternative is identified. The preferred alternative is then presented to the Board of County Commissioners for their approval. If approved, the project will continue on towards the design, right of way acquisition, and construction phases.
What is “checkbook” concurrency?
The term “concurrency” means that the necessary public facilities and services to maintain the adopted level of service standards are available when the impacts of development occur. Chapter 163, Part II, Florida Statutes and Rule 9J-5, Florida Administrative Code require each local government to adopt, as a component of its comprehensive plan, objectives, policies and standards for the establishment of a concurrency management system. Said system shall include a program that ensures development orders and permits are issued in a manner that will prevent reductions in service levels below the adopted level of service (LOS) standards for the affected facilities.
Up until March of 2004, Collier County addressed the above requirement by way of an Annual Update and Inventory Report, which is a comprehensive planning method of annually balancing the capacities of the county’s infrastructure systems against increasing levels of consumption.
In 2002, citing rapidly increasing vehicle traffic volumes in the county and concerned that an annual reconciliation was not adequate to keep track of the amount of road capacity consumed by new development, the Board of County Commissioners directed staff to develop a real-time transportation concurrency management system that tracks and allocates available roadway capacity on a continuous basis. Pursuant to the Board’s direction, staff developed a computerized program and rules and procedures for analyzing the traffic impacts of new development. This system allows staff to track the remaining balance of capacity of each major road segment much the same way one maintains a personal checking account, thus the term “Checkbook Concurrency.”
What is a Transportation Concurrency Management Area (TCMA) and what is a Transportation Concurrency Exception Area (TCEA)?
Transportation Concurrency Management Areas (TCMA) and Transportation Concurrency Exception Areas (TCEA) are alternative concurrency management systems authorized by Florida Statutes to regulate increased traffic volume created by new development while also promoting affordable housing and redevelopment programs as well as development policies designed to control urban sprawl. These systems are used to manage growth-related impacts to transportation facilities on an area-wide basis rather than on a link-by-link basis.
A TCMA comprises a compact geographic area with existing or proposed multiple, viable alternative travel paths for common trips. It supports the provision of more efficient mobility alternatives, including public transit, and features an area-wide level of service standard as the basis for the approval of final local development orders.
There are two TCMAs, the Northwest TCMA and the East-Central TCMA . To maintain concurrency, each TCMA shall maintain 85% of its north-south lane miles and 85% of its east-west land miles at or above their adopted LOS standards.
A TCEA is designed to reduce the adverse impact transportation concurrency may have on urban sprawl control policies and redevelopment. One such area was established for the county. Development located within the boundaries of the South U.S. 41 TCEA is exempt from transportation concurrency requirements so long as impacts to the transportation system are mitigated using Transportation Demand Management strategies enumerated in the LDC.
Who are the members of the Collier MPO?
The Collier MPO is made up of two elected officials from The City of Naples, one elected official from The City of Marco Island and all five Collier County Commissioners.