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

  • View the Polk Momentum 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan

    View the Polk Momentum 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan

    The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is the, federally required, long range (25 years) transportation vision to guide the effective investment of funds for all types of travel (driving, biking, walking, public transportation, and freight …...Read more
  • CFRPC Receives National Innovation Award

    CFRPC Receives National Innovation Award

    WASHINGTON, DC – The Central Florida Regional Planning Council (CFRPC), based in Bartow, Florida received a 2015 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation for the Central Florida Regional Planning …...Read more
  • Polk County School Summit Oct 29 at 8am

    Polk County School Summit Oct 29 at 8am

    The 2016 Polk County School Summit will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am at the Lake Myrtle Sports Park Meeting Room. Refreshments will be served from 7:30-8:00 a.m., and …...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.

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