City of Fort Lauderdale Comprehensive Plan
The City’s Comprehensive Plan provides the blueprint for orderly and sustainable land development over the next decade and beyond. The City is in the process of updating the Comprehensive Plan in two phases. Phase I which has been completed, included preparation of the Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR) of the City’s current 2008 Comprehensive Plan. Phase II, which is currently under way, includes updates to Volume I of the Comprehensive Plan, which contains the goals, objectives, and policies.
Comprehensive Plan Update
The updated Comprehensive Plan will be a cutting edge land use plan that will reflect the values of the City of Fort Lauderdale and implement the intents of both the Fast Forward and Press Play plans. The City’s goal is to provide a most up-to-date, user-friendly, and illustrative document for Fort Lauderdale neighbors and the development community.
Contact information for the Comprehensive Plan Update project:
Lorraine Tappen, Principal Planner
Urban Design and Planning Division
Department of Sustainable Development
700 NW 18th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Phone: (954) 828-5018
Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR)
The Comprehensive Plan was reviewed through the Evaluation and Appraisal Report process considering community’s vision and goals contained in the Fast Forward Fort Lauderdale Vision Plan 2035 and the Press Play Fort Lauderdale 2018 Strategic Plan in addition to public input received through adoption of report by the City Commission on February 2, 2016. Fort Lauderdale neighbors are encouraged to review the report and offer input. The report will guide a future participatory process to formally update the City’s Comprehensive Plan.
Comprehensive Plan EAR Presentations to Date
On February 11, 2015, Fort Lauderdale kicked off the Comprehensive Plan EAR with a public workshop at Mills Pond Park. Participants contributed to a discussion about major topics for the Comprehensive Plan’s future update. Feedback included topics based upon the Fast Forward Fort Lauderdale Vision Plan as well as a questionnaire, which together will help to better inform the evaluation of the Comprehensive Plan.
City staff and the consultant team provided an update to the City Commission at a regular conference meeting on August 18, 2015.The consultant also presented preliminary EAR recommendations to the Council of Fort Lauderdale Civic Associations on September 8, 2015.
On November 18, 2015, the Planning and Zoning Board reviewed the Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR) of the City’s Comprehensive Plan at their regular meeting. The Planning and Zoning Board recommended the City Commission approve the EAR.
Existing Comprehensive Plan (As Adopted in 2008 with updates through 2015)
Comprehensive Plan, Volume I (Goals, Objectives and Policies)
Comprehensive Plan, Volume II (Data Inventory and Analysis)
- Table of Contents
- Future Land Use Element
- Housing Element
- Infrastructure Element
- 10-Year Water Supply Plan
- Transportation Element
- Coastal Management Element
- Conservation Element
- Intergovernmental Coordination Element
- Capital Improvement Element Support Document
- Parks and Recreation Element (optional)
- Historic Preservation Element
- Public Schools Facilities Element
See the Future Land-Use Map.