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

    • 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

      2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

      2017 Audited Financial Statements Related posts: 2012 Annual Report is now available online! Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy 5th Annual South Florida Regional Brownfield Symposium – June 7&8 Ridgewood Lakes DRI Staff Report Available...Read more
    • Employment Opportunity: Graphic Designer/Webmaster

      Employment Opportunity: Graphic Designer/Webmaster

      Central Florida Regional Planning Council (CFRPC)  Bartow, Florida Position Open:  Graphic Designer/Webmaster (full time) Application Deadline:  Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at 5:00 PM. The CFRPC seeks a Graphic Designer/Webmaster to provide graphic and website design …...Read more
    • Employment Opportunity – Senior Planner

      Employment Opportunity – Senior Planner

      Central Florida Regional Planning Council (CFRPC) Bartow, Florida Position Open: Senior Planner Application Deadline: Friday, February 16, 2018, at 5:00 PM. The CFRPC seeks a Senior Planner to work with local governments to perform a …...Read more
    • Council Meeting – February 14, 2018

      Council Meeting – February 14, 2018

      Our next council meeting will be Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 9:30am. Meeting Information Related posts: Bartow Community Redevelopment Plan to be presented February 18, 2014 at 9:00am Next CFRPC Council Meeting – Aug 9 …...Read more

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    Programs & Projects

    HRTPO_Facebook_LogoHeartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO)

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

    South Florida Avenue PlanS-Florida-Ave-Logo-for-web

    FDOT is studying and developing ways to improve mobility, safety, quality of life, and economic vitality along the South Florida Avenue (SR 37) corridor between Ariana Street and Pine Street in Lakeland.  Please visit the South Florida Avenue Plan Website for additional information.

    Dundee Downtown Visioning

    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

    CFRPC-Profile-PhotoCFRPC Agency Regulatory Plans

    2015 CFRPC Agency Regulatory Plan
    2016 CFRPC Agency Regulatory Plan
    2017 CFRPC Agency Regulatory Plan

    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