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City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Venice of America

Urban Design & Planning


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The Urban Design & 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 the 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