Serving DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee and Polk Counties
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The Central Florida Regional Planning Council’s (CFRPC) primary mission is to provide support to the citizens and counties of our region and to seek ways to improve the quality of life of the citizens of the Heartland.


Phone: (863) 534-7130

Fax: (863) 534-7138

Email: Staff Directory

Location: 555 E Church St
Bartow, FL 33830

Directions to CFRPC


Polk County Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS)

The required 5-year review and update of the Polk County Multi-Jurisdictional Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) is underway. Please visit the Polk County LMS Website for addtional information.

Highlands County Parks & Recreation

The County-wide Open Space Parks and Recreation Master Plan will be a detailed planning guide that is specifically focused on the future of parks and recreation in Highlands County. Read more on our Highlands County Parks & Recreation Website.


A development of regional impact (DRI) is a large-scale development which affects more than one county; sometimes many jurisdictions. Learn more…

Heartland 2060

Heartland 2060 is about a region working together so that we and future generations may have the opportunity to live our values in a world that is constantly changing. Read more on the Heartland 2060 Website.

Avon Park Air Force Range JLUS

Currently, with support from the Department of Defense/Office of Economic Adjustment and from Enterprise Florida, Inc., CFRPC is responsible for leadership, coordination, and management of implementation activities regarding the Joint Land Use Study.

Heartland Rural Mobility Plan

The HRMP is designed to be a comprehensive multi-jurisdictional planning effort that identifies goals and objectives to serve as the guide for the development and evaluation of mobility options for the region. Read more…


Council Meeting

Our next council meeting will be held on February 11, 2015 at 9:30am.

View our Archive of past meeting Agendas & Minutes.

LEPC Meeting

The next Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) meeting will be held February 26, 2015 in Polk County.


Fall Newsletter Available

View our Fall Newsletter for information about our 40th Anniversary Celebration, Award Winning Projects and more!

Employment Opportunity

The Central Florida Regional Planning Council (CFRPC) seeks a professional Transportation Planner/Traffic Engineer for work on projects involving detailed transportation analyses of large scale development, regional transportation scenario models, local traffic studies, support of MPO planning activities including long range transportation planning, development of transportation improvement programs, etc. View additional details and application information.

My Ride/My Road Vision Forum: Our Future/Our Choices

This Polk and Lakeland Vision sponsored event was a panel discussion, held at Polk State College’s Winter Haven campus. Featured speakers were Bob O’Malley CSX, Dr. Eileen Holden Polk State College,Jane Waters-Thomas Arts Ensemble,Jane Hammond Elderpoint Ministries, Pat Steed Central Florida Regional Planning Council. Watch the forum on YouTube.

CFRPC 40th Anniversary

Over the past 40 years, the CFRPC has provided planning advisory services and programs to all five counties and 25 cities of the region. Read more…

View our 40th Anniversary Newsletter for additional details.