Treasure Coast Regional Planning CouncilBringing Communities Together Since 1976
Under the American Rescue Plan, EDA was allocated $3 billion in supplemental funding to assist communities nationwide in their efforts to build back better by accelerating the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and building local economies that will be resilient to future economic shocks. As the Economic Development District (EDD) for Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, and Palm Beach counties, TCRPC is available to assist with EDA grant funding opportunities and technical assistance.
This survey was conducted during Summer 2021 by the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council (TCRPC), the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Indian River State College (IRSC), and the Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County (EDC) and sought to re-evaluate current programs and procedures and help improve resources that are available, or still needed, for all new and existing small businesses.
Results are now available from the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council (TCRPC) COVID-19 Business Impact Survey. The survey was conducted during the month of March 2021 and received over 200 responses representing businesses from all four counties in the region.
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 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.
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.
COUNCIL OFFICES – THE HISTORIC KNAPP INN
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.
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: