Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council

Bringing Communities Together Since 1976

Draft CEDS is Now Available for Public Review/Comment

The Draft Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the Treasure Coast Region is now available! Our 30-day public review/comment period will conclude on September 2, 2022 at 5:00pm. The CEDS serves both as a guiding vision and “blueprint” for the economic growth of the Region and as a benchmark with which to measure growth and success. The CEDS provides a current picture of the status of the Region’s economy and documents progress towards economic development goals. If you have questions, comments, or edits please contact Stephanie Heidt at 772-475-3863 or


On Friday, March 25, 2022, TCRPC hosted it’s Regional Economic Development Summit. It was a unique opportunity to review the latest economic trends, interact with industry leaders, and provide input to update the 2018 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Plan for the Treasure Coast Region. The Summit was organized by the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Committee of the Treasure Coast Economic Development District.

City of Port St. Lucie Southern Grove Master Plan

The City of Port St. Lucie is one of the fastest growing cities in Florida, and its Southern Grove property is one of the most competitive and visible locations for large-format workplace uses in the region. Accordingly, the master plan sets forth a long-term, holistic development strategy that remedies prior infrastructure and drainage challenges; capitalizes on Southern Grove’s size, location, and visibility; and distributes value across the City’s complete holdings to create a signature mixed-use, jobs-centric corridor that will benefit the entire City for generations to come.


We provide town planning and urban design assistance to local governments in the Treasure Coast Region and in other regions of the state.


We coordinate efforts within the Region and develop a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Plan that provides a set of guiding principles for community leaders to set common economic development goals and priorities for action.


We provide transportation and land use planning assistance to help the Region integrate alternate modes of travel into one balanced system that supports community goals, enhances urban life, increases mobility, and provides for the safe and efficient movement of people and goods.


The Treasure Coast Local Emergency Planning Committee (TCLEPC) is housed within Council and serves Indian River, Martin, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie counties. The TCLEPC was established by Congress in an effort to assist local governments with protecting public health, safety, and the environment from chemical hazards and releases.


We promote the reuse and redevelopment of abandoned or underutilized brownfield sites in the Region. TCRPC offers technical assistance for environmental site assessments, clean up planning and community engagement, as well as financial assistance in the form of sub-grants and low-interest loans.


We assist local governments, state and federal agencies in identifying and evaluating Natural Resources of Regional Significance. Council also provides assistance to local governments in developing and revising policies to enhance the protection of natural resources.


Through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council (TCRPC) received CARES Act Funds to address the near-term and long-term economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the region continues to deal with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, TCRPC has been working with many communities and organizations to assist with response and recovery. TCRPC is here to be a source of information and a resource for COVID-19 response and initiatives important to the Treasure Coast Region of Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach counties.

Who We Are

Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council is an association of local governments and the private sector working together to foster a high quality of life throughout Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, and Palm Beach Counties since 1976.


In 2006, Council bought an historic building constructed in 1925 in the historic Frazier Addition of downtown Stuart to restore the building for its offices. The property was originally developed as the Knapp Inn under regulations applicable in the 1920s. Later, it was used as an apartment house until hurricanes Frances, Jeanne, and Wilma caused significant damage to the building. The building is listed on the 1991 Survey of Historic Properties within the City of Stuart.

Restoration of the building began in December of 2007 and was completed in May 2008. Restoring the building was carefully approached by the Council. The mission was to modernize the historic building for its new offices while keeping and enriching the building’s historic character and charm. The adaptive reuse of the Knapp Inn building for a nonprofit governmental agency is symbolic of Council’s commitment to neighborhood revitalization over the past 45 years. Council promotes quality urban design as being vital to improving the standard of living in cities and towns.

Our Region

Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council consists of four counties with a total of 3,589 square miles and a population of over 2 million people. Each of the counties border the Atlantic Ocean, with a total shoreline of 110 miles – from Boca Raton in the south stretching northwards to the Sebastian Inlet. Two counties are bounded by Lake Okeechobee, the second largest freshwater lake in the United States. The four counties in the Treasure Coast Region include:

Indian River   |   St. Lucie   |   Martin   |   Palm Beach

Map of Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, and Palm Beach Counties


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