Serving DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee and Polk Counties

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.

What's New

  • CFRPC Named Best Place to Work

    CFRPC Named Best Place to Work

    As one of 11 recipients in the Small Business Category, the Central Florida Regional Planning Council (CFRPC) was recognized during the CareerSource Polk Best Place to Work program on August 18, 2016 in Lakeland. Since …...Read more
  • CFRPC Receives DEO Funding to Help with Post-Disaster Planning

    CFRPC Receives DEO Funding to Help with Post-Disaster Planning

    After the 2004 hurricanes, thousands of residents and businesses were displaced and the situation was exacerbated because recreational vehicles, manufactured and mobile homes, and other temporary structures were not permitted by existing zoning regulations in …...Read more
  • CFRPC Receives the 2016 FPZA Outstanding Redevelopment Project Award

    CFRPC Receives the 2016 FPZA Outstanding Redevelopment Project Award

    The FPZA Awards Committee has recognized the Central Florida Regional Planning Council’s East Lake Parker/West North Combee Brownfields Plan as the 2016 Outstanding Redevelopment Project recipient. About the Project The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded …...Read more


HRTPO_LogoHeartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO)

The HRTPO coordinates transportation plans for the Heartland region. Please visit the HRTPO Website for additional information.

Dundee Downtown Visioning

Community Workshop – May 19, 2016 at 6:00 pm at the Dundee Community Center
The Town of Dundee is currently undergoing a downtown strategic visioning and planning process for the Downtown Area of Dundee to provide a unified direction in promoting economic development and achieving the community’s goals for the Town’s future. Please visit the Dundee Downtown Visioning Website for additional information.

Combee-AWP-LogoE Lake Parker/W North Combee Areawide Planning

A Brownfields Areawide Planning Grant was awarded for the East Lake Parker-West North Combee area to develop an Areawide Plan and implementation strategies. Please visit the Combee Areawide Planning Website for additional information.

Polk-County-logoPolk 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 additional 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.

DRI Lakeside Village, FloridaDRIs

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

Heartland2060 logo - transparentHeartland 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.

APAFR_JLUS_MapAvon 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. Visit the JLUS Website

DART BusHeartland 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