The City of Wilton Manors is required to have a Comprehensive Plan that meets the requirements of Florida Statute Sections 163.3177 and 163.3178. A Comprehensive Plan is the adopted long range plan of the City of Wilton Manors that sets forth the goals, objectives and policies that are intended to direct the present and future physical, social and economic development that occurs within the City. There are various Elements in the City’s Comprehensive Plan which include:
- Future Land Use Element
- Housing Element
- Infrastructure Element
- Intergovernmental Coordination Element
- Capital Improvements Element
- Coastal Management Element
- Conservation Element
- Public School Facilities Element
- Recreation and Open Space Element
- Transportation Element
The primary purpose of the Future Land Use Element is to create the physical framework of the City by establishing the classification, spatial distribution, relationship, balance, and density/intensity of land uses. The goals, objectives, and policies in the Future Land Use Element serve three primary functions:
Outline the City’s development concepts and strategies, including desired project appearance and attributes
Establish site-specific guidelines for new development, infill, redevelopment, revitalization, and reuse; and
Provide direction on planning and development/growth management issues.
The Future Land Use Map establishes a blueprint of the City and the physical relationship of land uses. This is accomplished through the establishment of the various land use categories and by the geographic distribution, location, and extent of each land use category as delineated on the Future Land Use Map. The Future Land Use Map can be found here.
The goal of the Future Land Use Element is to ensure that the City maintains viable and attractive residential areas with quality recreation and a balanced supply of commerce to meet the needs of the residents and other commercial and industrial activities, and to ensure that quality new development, infill, redevelopment, revitalization, and reuse occur in Wilton Manors. Objective 12 of the Future Land Use Element addresses the Transit Oriented Corridor Land Use category. The Transit Oriented Corridor Land Use facilitates mixed-use development with access to transit stations or stops along existing and planned high performance transit service corridors designation in the Broward Comprehensive Transportation Element, the Broward County Transit Master Plan and Broward County Metropolitan Planning Organization's (MPO) Long Range Transportation Plan, Broward County Transit Development Plan, or locally adopted financially feasible transportation or transit plan.
There have been a lot of questions and concerns regarding how the proposed change to Transit Oriented Corridor along the Andrews Avenue and Oakland Park Boulevard Corridors will affect existing properties. Policy 12.1 of the Future Land Use Element states the City shall maintain a Transit Oriented Corridor TOC designation located just west of the North Dixie Highway corridor to NE 15th Avenue and from the City limits to the north and the City limits to the south. Redevelopment and development of this area shall be guided with the approved TOC Design Guidelines. Nothing in the land use plan amendment will impair or diminish the rights of existing landowners or their successors or assigns, to continue the use and enjoyment of their properties consistent with the land uses existing at the time of adoption of the TOC designation.
Although Policy 12.1 of the Future Land Use Element addresses the existing Transit Oriented Corridor location within the City, the intention of the Andrews Avenue/Oakland Park Boulevard Transit Oriented Corridor Land Use Plan Amendment is not to impair or diminish the rights of our existing landowners.
Based upon the determination of the boundaries for the Andrews Avenue / Oakland Park Boulevard Transit Oriented Corridor Land Use Plan Amendment, The Mellgren Planning Group will complete an analysis determining, at a minimum, density, level of service standard impacts, traffic circulation, and mass transit.