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Planning & Zoning

Linda Portal

Planning/Zoning Director

Phone: (727) 391-9951 x 255


Gwen Sinkfield

Assistant to Planning & Zoning Director

Phone:  (727) 391-9951 x 244




The Planning and Zoning Department provides the City with professional urban planning services, code compliance support, grant writing and implementation, and floodplain management.

The Community Development Director coordinates with the Building Department in regards to land development regulations during the building permit and inspection process. The department participates in the planning efforts of Pinellas County and serves on the Planners Advisory Committee to the Pinellas Planning Council (PPC), the Pinellas County Local Mitigation Strategy Workgroup, and other countywide advisory committees as necessary.

The department also coordinates the City’s annual Community Rating System (CRS) efforts relating to the National Flood Insurance Program.



The mission of the Planning & Zoning Department is to maintain the unique beach community character while working toward a vision of improved land and water uses.  The planning process is intended to improve the health, safety, and welfare of the City

The Planning Services Consultant reports to the City Manager and serves as the staff liaison to the Planning Commission, Board of Commissioners, and Special Magistrate for variance, special exception use, and administrative appeal cases and any other advisory committees that may be created.

Madeira Beach Town Center, LLC


Development Agreement

Rezoning Application

Site Plan Application (Concept Plan)

Ordinance 2017-01



The Planning Commission reviewed and recommended Ordinance 2016-01 (Rezoning of Madeira Beach Town Center) and the development agreement at the April 28, 2016 Local Planning Agency – Planning Commission meeting.  The Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 to approve the first reading of the rezoning of the properties on 150th Avenue, Madeira Way, and Gulf Boulevard (Ordinance 2016-01) on May 10, 2016.  The second and final reading of Ordinance 2016-01 and the final approval of the development agreement was made at the June 14, 2016 Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting with a vote of 3-0; 1 absent, 1 resigned.

Madeira Beach Town Center Concept and Site Plans

Ord. 2016-01 (Rezoning for Madeira Beach Town Center)

Development Agreement with Madeira Beach Development Co., LLC



The Planning Commission recommended approval of the revised Development Agreement at the February 8, 2016 LPA – Planning Commission Meeting.  The Board of Commissioners held a public hearing and first reading of Ordinance 2015-18 for rezoning on March 16, 2016.  The first reading of the ordinance was approved with a vote of 4-1.  The second and final reading of Ordinance 2015-18 and the consideration for enternig into a development agreement was continued at the April 12, 2016 BOC Regular Meeting and voted on May 10, 2016 with a vote of 4-1 in favor of Ordinance 2015-18 and 4-1 in favor of the Development Agreement.  The final approval of the development agreement took place on June 14, 2016 with a vote of 4-0; 1 absent.

Holiday Isle Concept and Site Plans

Ord. 2015-18 (Rezoning for Holiday Isle Marina)

Development Agreement with MHH Enterprises, Inc. and C&T Enterprises, Inc.


Community Rating System

Where does Madeira Beach Rate in the CRS?

Community Assistance Visit 2016

FEMA Packet Section 1
FEMA Packet Section 2
FEMA Packet Section 3

Comprehensive Plan

Comprehensive Plan (Adopted May 27, 2008)
Comprehensive Plan (Updated May 27, 2016)
2012 Amendment to Comprehensive Plan (Ordinance 1179)

Madeira Beach Town Center Special Area Plan

Madeira Beach Town Center Special Area Plan (November 2014)

Madeira Beach Town Center Special Area Plan (Adopted April 2009)

Ord. 1151 Adoption of MBTC-SAP
Ord. 2014-07 MBTC-SAP Amendment

Flood Insurance Information

FEMA Website
Flood Presentation – Stormwater Master Plan
Local Flood Plain Ordinance

Forms and Documents

Administrative Waiver Application
Alcoholic Beverage Permit Application
Countywide Future Land use Map
Madeira Beach Addresses and Zoning Map
Madeira Beach Zoning Summary
Redevelopment Plan Application
Rezoning Application for Planned Development
Rezoning Application
Site Plan Application
Special Magistrate – Variance Application
Substantial Improvement Packet
Vacation of Easement/Vacation of Right-of-Way Application

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