Site Location and Land Use
Where can I locate my business?The Community Development Department maintains a list of properties available for sale or lease in the form of an interactive map.
In addition, staff maintains a map that illustrates areas with high development and redevelopment potential as well as development and infrastructure improvements already occurring in the City (view in PDF). The map includes recently completed projects, projects under construction, location of new housing projects, and traffic counts to help you get a better of idea of a great location for your business.
The City's Economic Development Manager, Tom Krueger, is also available to provide even more detailed information about opportunities available in the City.
Why is knowing the Future Land Use and Zoning of my property important?
The Future Land Use is the base layer for all properties in the City. A property's land use helps distinguish the general purpose of a piece of property, from low and medium density residential, to mixed-use, to industrial. A typical Future Land Use in the City, particularly along the main corridors, is "Infill and Mixed-Use (IMU)" which has a broad allowance for commercial, residential, light-use, and mixed use projects. You can download the Future Land Use Map in PDF here.
In addition to the Future Land Use, each property is assigned a zoning category. The zoning of a property determines the allowable uses, setbacks, density (amount of residential units), intensity (floor-area ratio) and other important factors. The City also has an overlay district called the Heritage Village in the heart of town. You can download the Zoning Map here.
How do I find my Future Land Use and Zoning?
The Seminole County Property Appraiser maintains an interactive map that includes Longwood Land Use and Zoning under the "Institutional" drop-down box.
Future Land Use and Zoning are also available in PDF form. Community Development staff is also able to assist you at (407) 260-3462, or you may contact our Community Development Coordinator Kristin Zack directly by e-mail.