The Local Government Comprehensive Planning and Land Development Regulations Act, Chapter 163 of the Florida Statutes, mandates the establishment and implementation of comprehensive planning programs to guide and control future development. The Act directs local governments to "preserve and enhance present advantages; encourage the most appropriate use of land, water, and resources, consistent with the public interest; overcome present handicaps; and deal effectively with the future problems that may result from the use and development of land within their jurisdictions.
The Town of South Palm Beach Comprehensive Plan is the overarching policy document that guides the Town’s approach to growth management. It articulates the vision of the community as to what its citizens want it to become in the future. It identifies the goals the community aspires to reach as it grows and is a document that will guide policy decisions about growth and change. The Comprehensive Plan includes principles, guidelines, and standards for the orderly and balanced economic, social, physical, environmental, and fiscal development of the Town. It encompasses all the functions that make a community work such as transportation, housing, land use, infrastructure, and recreation. All development orders or land development regulations are required to be consistent with the Comprehensive Plan.
Comprehensive Plan 1989 - Revised 2008