Citywide Master Plan Document * 2030 Transportation Master Plan
Most Hallandale Beach residents are aware of the extensive growth the City has been experiencing in the last few years. A number of new developments have already been completed, and it’s hard to miss the many signs for new condominium towers and other projects. The amount and scale of the growth has led many residents to express concerns about the impact of new development on traffic, infrastructure, and the overall quality of life in the City. The City Commission shared these concerns and decided to take a step back, look at where the City was headed, and determine how to best ensure that new development enhances the City rather than detracts from it.
To accomplish this, the City Commission approved the preparation of a new Citywide Master Plan to guide the future development of the City and hired EDAW, an international planning and urban design firm, to complete the Master Plan. EDAW has extensive experience in developing similar plans for cities around the world and completed the plan working from their local office. In undertaking the Master Plan, EDAW assessed the current conditions and development regulations, identified a shared community vision for the future of Hallandale Beach, and then created a framework for the achievement of that vision. Several public workshops were held with Community stakeholders and residents on the Master Plan, and many residents took advantage of the opportunity to participate in its development.
One of the initial objectives for the Master Plan is to foster the creation of a more pedestrian-friendly urban environment where residents can walk comfortably to stores, restaurants and other destinations. Another important focus of the Plan is on sustainability issues including providing park and open space, increasing tree canopy, restoring native vegetation, reducing energy consumption, and increasing treatment and recharge of rainwater.
At their February 18, 2009 meeting, the City Commission approved the Citywide Master Plan and Implementation Strategy. Now, City staff will begin the process of reviewing the City’s current Code of Ordinances to determine any land use, zoning, and development regulations that need to be amended in order to implement the recommendations of the adopted Citywide Master Plan.
CITYWIDE MASTER PLAN
Vision and Guiding Principles
Objectives and Process
Challenges and Issues
Initiatives and Implementation: Built Environment
Initiatives and Implementation: Natural Environment
Initiatives and Implementation: Policy and Regulations
ERA Market Analysis Report
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TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN
In addition to the Citywide Master Plan, the City has hired the consulting firm HDR to prepare a Transportation Master Plan for Hallandale Beach. This plan will identify recommended transportation improvements to address the City’s concerns and needs regarding existing and future traffic conditions through 2030.
The Transportation Master Plan will include the development of a traffic cost model to determine project impacts and the associated costs of accommodating traffic from the development activity in the City. The goals of the Master Plan will be to:
The Citywide Transportation Master Plan was adopted by the City Commission at a Special Meeting/Workshop on June 9, 2009.
Powerpoint Presentation to City Commission on 6/9/09
Citywide Transportation Master Plan
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