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Development Advisory Board

MMRB Liaison: James Auffant

Board Type: Orange County
Enabling Legislation:
Enabling legislation was adopted by a motion of the Board of County Commissioners on July 22, 1975 and amended by motion of the Board of County Commissioners on January 19, 1978, and on October 12, 1978. On November 30, 1987, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners amended the enabling legislation to add three members. Resolution No. 91-M-35, adopted on July 8, 1991, amended the terms. On September 24, 1996, the Board of County Commissioners adopted Resolution No. 96-M-46, which decreased the membership to nine members. Resolution No. 2003-M-33, adopted on September 9, 2003, changed the membership to include representatives of homeowners' interests. On July 13, 2010, the board adopted Resolution No. 2010-M-53, which revised the membership categories to include representation of certain interest groups associated with urban and community design, and Resolution No. 2010-M-54, which abolished the Urban Design Commission.
Membership:
Nine members as follows: a. Five members, to be known as the core or primary group, shall be appointed to represent each of the following interests: 1. Developer or builder* 2. Licensed architect or licensed landscape architect 3. Certified urban planner 4. Environmental specialist with a degree in a related scientific field 5. Homeowners┬┐ association/residential representative b. Four members, to be known as the supplemental or secondary group, shall be appointed to represent four of the following interests: 1. General contractor 2. Professional civil engineer 3. Financial specialist* 4. Homeowners┬┐ association/residential representative 5. Licensed attorney 6. Developer*(provided the core group does not include a developer) 7. Builder*(provided the core group does not include a builder) 8. Licensed architect (provided the core group does not include a licensed architect) 9. Licensed landscape architect (provided the core group does not include a licensed landscape architect) *Builder: a person who owns, or is employed by, a company that constructs residential and/or non-residential structure for sale or lease. Developer:a person who owns, or is employed by, a company that buys, sells, improves, and/or manages real estate assets related to residential and/or non-residential projects. Financial specialist: a person who owns, or is employed by, a company that provides the financing for real estate development of residential and/or non-residential projects.
Member Types:
  • 1 Primary Group (Certified Urban Planner)
  • 1 Primary Group (Developer)
  • 1 Primary Group (Environmental Specialist)
  • 1 Primary Group (Homeowners Association/Residential Representative)
  • 1 Primary Group (Licensed Architect or Licensed Landscape Architect)
  • 1 Secondary Group (Builder)
  • 1 Secondary Group (General Contractor)
  • 1 Secondary Group (Licensed Attorney)
  • 1 Secondary Group (Licensed Landscape Architect)
Term Length: 2 Years
Term Of Office:
The terms of office are staggered so that terms of five members shall expire in odd numbered years, and the terms of four members shall expire in even numbered years.
Powers and Duties:
The primary responsibility of the Development Advisory Board is to review proposed Orange County land development regulations affecting development and redevelopment in Orange County and recommend needed changes or revisions to the Board of County Commissioners.
Meetings:
Meets as needed.

Learn more about Orange County public meetings at County Calendar.

Contact Person:
Alyssa Henriquez
Planner III
Planning Division
(407) 836-0953

Last Revised: 2/12/2019

Member Name Member Type Term Expires
Dallas Austin Primary Group (Developer) 6/30/2021
Kristopher M. Cruzada Secondary Group (Licensed Attorney) 6/30/2021
Clayton Louis Ferrara Primary Group (Environmental Specialist) 6/30/2022
Ernesto Gonzalez-Chavez Primary Group (Licensed Architect or Licensed Landscape Architect) 6/30/2022
David S. Gordon Primary Group (Homeowners Association/Residential Representative) 6/30/2021
Jim Hall Primary Group (Certified Urban Planner) 6/30/2021
Brock M. Nicholas Secondary Group (Builder) 6/30/2021
Carlos A. Rivero Secondary Group (General Contractor) 6/30/2022
Mark D. Thomson Secondary Group (Licensed Landscape Architect) 6/30/2022

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*This document is a draft and is provided as a courtesy. This document is not to be considered as the final minutes. All information contained herein is subject to change upon further review and approval by the appropriate agency/board/committee.