It is time for our beautiful community to move forward to a brighter future together! That means we need your help. After all, it is your future, too. Join us as we develop the City of Sunrise Comprehensive Plan. Find out how you can participate, share your ideas, and keep up with the coming changes to our community.
The Comprehensive Plan is a blueprint for the future of our community.
The mixture of activities, often referred to as land use categories, within a community and how these activities interact with one another are core concerns that planning attempts to address. Planning is a tool a community can use to arrange these activities so that they work in concert and not conflict with each other. This concept is usually referred to as compatibility. These decisions also must balance the desires of individual property owners with the broader needs of the entire community.
Through land use planning, a community is able to examine its economic, social, and physical needs and make decisions about how these needs can be best met for the future. For example, a community will determine the types of industry it would like to support, where the industrial activities will take place, and the amount of land needed. It will also determine the location and amount of land for residences, commercial and social activities, public spaces and parks; how natural resources will be used, managed, and protected; how people will travel safely and efficiently; and the type and amount of infrastructure that will be needed by people and development. “Infrastructure” is defined as man-made structures that serve the common needs of people, such as sewers, water systems, landfills, roads and bridges, and utilities; whether owned by government or by private companies or persons
This expression of the needs and desires of the community is presented in what is known as the comprehensive plan. The comprehensive plan is a long-range document, spanning 20 years (2015-2035), and must be based on appropriate data and analysis. The comprehensive plan is adopted by the City Commission, and then serves as the blueprint for future growth and development.
So… What is the Comprehensive Plan Update?
The comprehensive plan is not intended to be a static document and may be updated to reflect changing needs and conditions. Sunrise must update its comprehensive plan at least every seven years based on requirements set by the Florida Legislature.
Sunrise will be updating in comprehensive plan starting in June 2016. The update consists of the following components:
Your voice is essential to the development of the plan. Learn more.
Data and Analysis
Information about the community is vital to understanding how to move forward. Learn more.
Evaluation and Update (EAU)
We will need to carefully review the plan to see if changes are necessary. Learn more.
Comprehensive Plan and Amendments
Using the information we have gathered from all sources, a plan is created. Learn more.
Land Development Code
Putting the plan into action requires writing good rules for the future of development. Learn more.
Your community needs your voice!
Bradley Swing, Assistant City Planner, (954) 746-3281
Bob Cambric, Public Outreach (954) 702-1679
Address:1601 NW 136th Avenue, Bldg. A, Sunrise, FL 33323
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Before we plan where we’re going, we should understand where we come from. It is important that we respect the rich history and culture of our community as we develop a path forward.
The City of Sunrise was incorporated in 1961 by Norman Johnson, an innovative developer whose model homes attracted buyers to what was then the remote western edge of Broward County in southeast Florida.
Originally known as Sunrise Golf Village, the City had a population of 4,300 and comprised just 1.75 square miles by 1967. Then, during the 1970s, as Broward County began to push west, the City experienced its first real growth.
Today, Sunrise offers its 85,000+ residents a variety of attractive, well-maintained neighborhoods – from private, gated golf-course communities to quality rental properties. Sunrise also continues to provide its growing population with first-rate services, and is the county’s recognized leader in providing quality-of-life facilities for residents. The City offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities, including a soccer club, golf course, a tennis club, playgrounds and municipal swimming pools, as well as a Senior Center and a Civic Center complex featuring a 300-seat theater, an art gallery and banquet facilities. Sunrise is also home to eleven public schools, two post offices and two public libraries.
Sunrise also boasts its own flourishing job market and has emerged as the county’s leader in commerce, having developed the largest corporate office park in South Florida. From humble beginnings, Sunrise has also grown into a sophisticated city of culture, offering residents and visitors abundant opportunities to experience art, theatre, fine dining and first-class entertainment.