Urban Design and Planning


downtown aerial

Welcome to the Urban Design and Planning Division of the City of Fort Lauderdale

The Urban Design and Planning Division’s goals focus on enhancing the quality of life and improving livability in the City of Fort Lauderdale, by encouraging and directing orderly growth and promoting well-designed development and redevelopment through sound planning principles.

The Division provides services regarding community development, urban revitalization, long-range planning, and historic preservation, including review of development plans and other applications through the Development Review Committee.  As part of the development review process, the Division also coordinates the presentation of certain applications to incorporate public input before the Planning & Zoning Board, Board of Adjustment, and the Historic Preservation Board, as well as the City Commission. The Division’s efforts strive to implement the goals, objectives, and policies of the City’s Code of Ordinances and existing Comprehensive Plan, as well as various planning initiatives intended to improve the overall welfare of the City and its neighborhoods.

Urban Design & Planning
700 NW 19th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311


 Button1 Button2 Button3 

Planning Initiatives Historic Preservation Comprehensive Plan 



Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Flash Player QuickTime Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer