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.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
  1. First Meeting of the HRTPO

    April 29 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Council Meeting

    May 13 @ 9:30 am
  3. Memorial Day

    May 25
Contact Us
Contact Us

Phone: (863) 534-7130

Fax: (863) 534-7138

Email: Staff Directory

Address: 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

What’s New
What’s New
  • Tampa Bay RPC hosts an Energy Summit May 29 & 30

    The Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council is hosting an Energy Summit May 28th and 29th, 2015 at the Hilton Carillon Park in St. Petersburg. The Energy Summit will include stakeholders from the energy industry, elected … Read more
  • Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing

    The Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited. The first meeting of the Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization will be held on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. … Read more
  • Ridgewood Lakes DRI Staff Report Available

    The CFRPC Staff Report and Recommendation for the Development of Regional Impact Substantial Deciation of Ridgewood Lakes Phases 2 and 3 is now available. Please use the link below to view the report. This report … Read more
  • CFRPC Position Opening: Transportation Planner/Traffic Engineer

    The CFRPC seeks a Transportation Planner/Traffic Engineer for work on a wide variety of transportation projects and programs involving detailed transportation analyses of large scale development, regional transportation scenario models, local traffic studies, and support … Read more