Comprehensive Plan


Comp Plan 

Comprehensive Plan and the Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR)

Comprehensive Plan EAR Background

The City’s Comprehensive Plan provides the blueprint for orderly and sustainable land development over the next decade and beyond. Through the Evaluation and Appraisal Report process, the City intends to update its current 2008 Comprehensive Plan while advancing the community’s vision and goals contained in the Fast Forward Fort Lauderdale Vision Plan 2035 and the Press Play Fort Lauderdale 2018 Strategic Plan pdf. Fort Lauderdale neighbors are encouraged to review the report and offer input.  The report will guide a future participatory process that will start in 2016 to formally update the City’s Comprehensive Plan.  A link to the draft report can be found here:

The City will update the Comprehensive Plan in two phases.  Phase I includes preparation of the Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR) of the City’s current 2008 Comprehensive Plan and an update to Volume II of the Comprehensive Plan, which contains the data inventory and analysis. In Phase II, the City will update Volume I of Comprehensive Plan, which contains the goals, objectives and policies. 

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.

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. The presentation material provided at the Council of Fort Lauderdale Civic Associations can be found at the following link:

 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.

Next Steps

On February 2, 2016, the City Commission will consider a resolution adopting the report.

Once the EAR has been adopted, the City will select a consultant to prepare amendments to the Comprehensive Plan based upon the report.

Comprehensive Plan (As Adopted in 2008 with updates)

Comprehensive Plan, Volume I

Comprehensive Plan, Volume II

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