Local Comprehensive Planning Assistance

TCRPC provides assistance on growth management issues upon request to all local governments in the region. Examples of assistance provided include advise on comprehensive plans and plan amendments, evaluation and appraisal reports, and land development regulations. TCRPC also provides technical assistance to local governments on issues such as conservation easements, sustainability, and mixed use development.

In addition, one of the Regional Planning Council's primary statutory responsibilities is the review of local government comprehensive plans and amendments. This includes the following:

  • review of plans and plan amendments for consistency with the TCRPC's Strategic Regional Policy Plan for the Treasure Coast Region
  • review of plans and plan amendments for extrajurisdictional impacts with the comprehensive plans of affected local governments
  • recommendation on the necessity of a formal review by the Department of Community Affairs, pursuant to Section 163.3184(6)(a), Florida Statutes

TCRPC's review of comprehensive plan amendments is concerned primarily with the effects of the amendment on regional resources and facilities as identified in the Strategic Regional Policy Plan and extrajurisdictional impacts. Regional planning councils can request the preparation of an Objections, Recommendations, and Comments (ORC) Report if there are potential impacts to significant regional resources and facilities.

The TCRPC's library contains the only repository for local government comprehensive plans for all 54 local governments in the Region. The library also contains a number of other documents such as sub-area plans, land development regulations, and evaluation and appraisal reports.

Links

DEO Community Planning Web Page

SFWMD EAR Technical Assistance Web Page

Comprehensive Plans for the Treasure Coast Region

 

Evaluation and Appraisal Report Workshop for
Palm Beach County Local Governments
Thursday, April 29, 2010

THE EVALUATION & APPRAISAL REPORT Walker Banning, DCA
Process/Content/Major Issues

MAKING YOUR EAR PROCESS MORE EFFECTIVE
Panel Discussion on Applying Lessons Learned
County Representative: Isaac Hoyos, Palm Beach Co.
Municipal Representative: Dave Kemp, AICP, Jupiter
Planning Consultant Representative: Lorraine Tappen, AICP, Calvin, Giordano & Associates

ADAPTING TO SEA LEVEL RISE
Leonard Berry, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University
Kim Shugar, South Florida Water Management District

STRATEGIES TO SUPPORT AND FUND MOBILITY
SB 360 [Section 163.3180(5)(b)4., F.S.] Lois Bush, FDOT, District IV presentation
HB 697 [Section 163.3177(6)(j), F.S.] Kim DeLaney, Ph.D., TCRPC presentation
Julia Trevarthen, AICP, City of Boca Raton
Nick Uhren, P.E., Palm Beach County Engineering Dept.
Khurshid Mohyuddin, Palm Beach County Planning Division

 


 

Evaluation and Appraisal Report Workshop for
Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie Counties
Florida Department of Community Affairs
Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council
August 29, 2007

Presentations

THE EVALUATION & APPRAISAL REPORT Walker Banning, DCA

-- Preparation and Adoption Process and Content Requirements

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AFFORDABLE/WORKFORCE HOUSING Gladys Schneider, Florida Housing Coalition

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MAJOR ISSUES: THE REGIONAL CONTEXT

--Rural Development Issues Peter Spyke, Arapaho Citrus Management, Inc.

--Lands and Habitat Joe Walsh, Ph.D., Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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WORKING WATERFRONTS PRESERVATION

-- Comprehensive Planning Requirements Jennifer Carver, AICP, DCA
-- No Net Loss Policy David Quigley, AICP, Martin County

 

Staff contact: Email sheidt@tcrpc.org or call (772) 221-4060.