The Pompano Beach Comprehensive Plan is a long-range policy document that State statutes require Pompano Beach (as it does all other Florida local governments) to maintain. But the Comp Plan, as it is usually shortened, is much more than that: The plan contains goals, objectives, and policies designed to ensure the orderly and balanced economic, social, physical, environmental and fiscal development of our City. The plan is the blueprint for the future development of our community.

The document includes many types of background data about various facets of our community, which provide a factual basis for our policies. And it includes maps to help us visualize the anticipated pattern of development, as well as tools which allow us to monitor and evaluate our progress toward our goals. You can browse the current document, most of which was adopted in 2010.

Because this is an update, the PlanItPompano! process will determine if directions established in the existing Comp Plan are still valid and what, if any, changes should be made.

To this end, we will examine the Comp Plan in relation to four essential questions:

  • Where are we now, as a community?
  • How did we get here?
  • Where do we want to go? and
  • What steps can we and do we want to take to get there?

The process includes four major, somewhat overlapping tasks:

  1. Project Kickoff and Review of Adopted Comprehensive Plan Priorities [approximately 2 months]
  2. Background Data, Inventory and Analysis (DIA) [approximately 7 months]
  3. Goal, Objective and Policy Updates. This includes the preparation of a new Intergovernmental Coordination and Climate Change elements [approximately 8 months]
  4. Adoption and Transmittal [starting with adoption, approximately 6 months]. 

The public outreach and participation process extends across the four tasks.