BROWARD COUNTY, FL – February 20, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — As Broward celebrates its Centennial the County looks forward to the future, ensuring it will thrive in the next 100 years! With 1.85 million residents and 12 million annual visitors, there is a lot to plan for. Working with residents, businesses and Broward’s 31 municipalities, the goal is to review the County’s Land Use and Comprehensive Plans to make sure they reflect current and anticipated growth and priorities. These priorities include areas such as transit, affordable housing, climate change and economic development.
The goal of #BrowardNext is to review the County’s Land Use Plan to ensure it is reflective of current and anticipated conditions and priorities. The review will seek more efficient methods and effective policies to facilitate a county-wide planning program consistent with the challenges and opportunities of our ever-changing community.
The Public Outreach meetings are ongoing and the next two meetings will be held in Room 422, at the Broward County Governmental Center, 115 South Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. In an effort to accommodate all stakeholders, there will be two identical public outreach meetings on Wednesday, February 18th. The first meeting will begin at 2PM, and the second at 6PM. Both meetings will cover the same material:
-Focus Area Input
-Framework for Next Steps
-Input from Public
The meetings are open to the public and participation is greatly encouraged. Please visit BrowardNext.org for the latest news, meeting information, and to invite a speaker for your next commission, homeowner’s association, or other civic group meetings. You can also follow @BrowardPlanning on Twitter and join the conversation using the hashtag #BrowardNEXT.
About the Broward County Planning Council
The Broward County Planning Council is a multi-jurisdictional planning agency. The fundamental role of the Council is to promote coordinated, comprehensive, long-range planning throughout Broward County through the joint cooperation and participation of all local governments, public officials and private citizens. The essential role of the Broward County Planning Council is to oversee the Broward County Land Use Plan. In addition, the Broward County Planning Council staff performs specialized research and analyses for regional and county-wide land use related issues, evaluates traffic ways and land use plan amendments, and participates in several planning related public forums and organizations.
About Planning and Redevelopment Division
The Planning and Redevelopment Division leads and participates in multiple programs, including managing several of the County’s sustainability and redevelopment planning initiatives; coordinating corridor redevelopment plans; preparing and administering elements of the Broward County Comprehensive Plan; participating in municipal and unincorporated area redevelopment; coordinating the implementation of Complete Streets; administering the Broward County Land Development Code; evaluating land use plan amendments and land use compatibility reviews; maintaining demographic and economic databases; conducting research and analyses; developing Geographic Information System (GIS) applications; and coordinating the County’s GIS Program. Within the unincorporated areas, the Division also promotes compliance with community standards through enforcement of applicable zoning codes and regulations; evaluates rezoning requests and oversees site plan review. For more information visit Broward.org/Regulation.
The goal of #BROWARDNEXT is to review the Broward County Land Use Plan to ensure it is reflective of Broward County’s current and anticipated conditions and priorities. The review will seek more efficient methods and effective policies to facilitate a county-wide planning program consistent with the challenges and opportunities of our ever changing community. This goal includes maintaining a positive and balanced relationship among and between the municipalities and the county with important topics of community-wide significance such as: transit and mobility, affordable housing, climate change mitigation and adaptation, regional economic development, environmental protection, enhancement and protection of recreation and open space areas, and disaster preparedness
CONTACT: Henry Sniezek, Deputy Director,
Broward County Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department
Barbara Blake Boy, Executive Director, Broward County Planning Council
PHONE: 954-357-6670 or 954-357-6982