Central Beach Master Plan
The purpose of the Central Beach Master Plan and Las Olas Gateway Plan is to determine future development patterns and public improvements in the beach area. A significant amount of private development and public investment has occurred on Fort Lauderdale’s barrier island over the last 20 years. Most of this development growth was based on planning studies conducted in the 1980’s. This project will measure the success of previous plans and create a new plan that addresses the unique opportunities and challenges for private development and public improvements between the beach and the Intracoastal Waterway. The objectives of the project are as follows:
- Provide opportunities for the community to work together to discuss and analyze previous successes and failures in Fort Lauderdale’s Central Beach area;
- Build upon the planning foundations set forth in previous studies;
- The development of a long range, community based Central Beach Master Plan;
- Create a gateway to the beach along Las Olas Boulevard;
- Recommend updates to the Beach Streetscape Plan;
- Propose ways of using public and private investments to strategically advance the goals of the Plan; and
- Review existing practices and propose methods for implementing the Plan.
Draft Central Beach Master Plan
A series of public meetings took place throughout the development of the plan to obtain community input and provide the public with opportunities to discuss and analyze the plan. The draft Central Beach Master Plan document, prepared by Sasaki Associates, Inc. was presented at the public meeting on April 30, 2009 hosted by the City of Fort Lauderdale Planning and Zoning Department. Following the presentation, in addition to some editing and formatting changes, staff made some minor revisions to the plan, including floorplate size recommendations for hotels in the ABA and PRD zoning districts.
While additional revisions may ultimately be made, we are pleased to provide a document that represents the voice of numerous stakeholders, addresses the unique opportunities and challenges for private investment and public improvements, and outlines future development patterns through carefully considered design guidelines. Your continued involvement in this important planning effort is greatly appreciated. We look forward to receiving your comments. The following PDF link contains the draft Central Beach Master Plan document presented at the public meeting (March 27, 2009) as well as the revised draft document referenced above (November 30, 2009) .
Public Meeting Presentations
City of Fort Lauderdale
Planning & Zoning Department
700 NW 19th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311