South Florida Regional Planning Council Elects Miami-Dade Commissioner Levine Cava as Chair

By |2020-01-29T15:51:04-05:00January 29th, 2020|News|

South Florida Regional Planning Council elects Miami-Dade Commissioner Levine Cava as Chair; Broward County Commissioner Beam Furr joins Executive Committee Hollywood, Florida.  – At its January 27th meeting, the Council thanked Mayor Greg Ross for his past year of service as Chair of the Council and welcomed Miami-Dade County Commissioner Levine Cava as

SFRPC Brownfield Site Visit

By |2019-12-11T18:38:56-05:00December 11th, 2019|News|

The South Florida Regional Planning Council (SFRPC), in conjunction with our partners at the 79th Street CRA and the environmental firm Cardno, participated in a brownfield site-visit, and Leasa Industries facilities tour on December 5, 2019. Both sites represent the end-to-end process of brownfields redevelopment. The first visit, to a vacant property in the

Pitch & Graduation Day

By |2019-12-03T17:44:24-05:00December 3rd, 2019|News|

The FastTrac Start-Up Program will be holding a Pitch & Graduation Day event on Thursday December 19th at ArtsPark at Young Circle in Hollywood, Florida.  The City of Hollywood, along with the South Florida Regional Planning Council support aspiring local entrepreneurs and will review submitted business plans and pitches by all graduates.  In attendance and

For a Tiny For a tiny Village, a Big Problem. How does a Chain of Man-Made Islands Survive Sea Rise?

By |2019-11-05T15:53:54-05:00November 5th, 2019|News|

North Bay Village is taking proactive planning steps in adapting to sea levels rising, building on SFRPC work on current and emerging flooding. The Miami Herald and the Sun Sentinel reported on the Village’s plan using a market-based approach for improved sea wall protection on public and private property and incentivizing private owners to build higher.

Southeast Florida Clean Cities Coalition Alternative Fuels Listening Session – October 15th

By |2019-11-05T15:56:32-05:00November 5th, 2019|News|

On October 15, the Southeast Florida Clean Cities Coalition held a listening session following the VW Final Mitigation Plan Webinar.  The Webinar included presentations from Alexander Kolpakov, a coordinator at Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition as well as John Paul Fraites, a Program Consultant for the Division of Air Resource Management at the Florida Department of

South Florida Municipalities Prepare for Transit Boom

By |2019-09-27T12:32:35-04:00September 27th, 2019|News|

As rail commuter service begins to expand in South Florida, along comes a development boom in coastal areas.  Private and public sector regional train service is slated to expand in Southeast Florida, along with new stops along the tracks in the months and years to come. Developers and community leaders see this as an opportunity

SFRPC Councilmember Sandra Walters Elected as President of FRCA Policy Board

By |2019-09-19T15:32:25-04:00September 19th, 2019|News|

Hollywood, FL – The South Florida Regional Planning Council (SFRPC) is proud to announce the selection of Councilmember Sandra Walters to serve as President of the Florida Regional Councils Association (FRCA) Policy Board.  She will serve on FRCA, which is an alliance of Florida’s ten Regional Planning Councils, alongside Indian River County Commission Peter O’Bryan

Saving the Coral Reef

By |2019-08-28T16:55:33-04:00August 28th, 2019|Environmental Planning, News|

Coral reefs in Florida and throughout the United States and its territories are critically threatened due to increasing global and local stressors. In particular, the Florida Reef Tract, North America’s only coral barrier reef, is currently facing an unprecedented coral disease outbreak. The Florida Reef Tract (FRT) stretches from St. Lucie Inlet south to