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
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
At the recent Treasure Coast & South Florida Regional Planning Councils Joint Meeting Council held October 25th, Council Member Beam Furr presented on a plan to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program with needed affordability protections. SFRPC Chair Ross, TCRPC Chair Adams, and
For a Tiny For a tiny Village, a Big Problem. How does a Chain of Man-Made Islands Survive Sea Rise?
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.
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
Hollywood, FL - The smiles on the faces of the families who just received a new home says it all. Thanks to the Southeast Florida Community Development Fund, Minority Builders Coalition and Broward County Government, four families who are first time minority homebuyers were able to purchase single-family homes in Fort Lauderdale. At a house
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
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
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
The South Florida Regional Planning Council (SFRPC) is delighted to welcome Miami-Dade Commissioner Jean Monestime to the Council. Commissioner Monestime previously served on the Council from 2011 – 2014. He joins Commissioner Daniela Levine Cava and Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz as Miami-Dade County’s representatives on the Council. “Commissioner Monestime contributed greatly to the work of