Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Available for Review

Draft annual update available online or at WFRPC The 2015 draft annual update of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is now available for public review and comment. The CEDS is a working document, used by private and public sectors, aimed …


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Florida-Alabama TPO holds N. Palafox St. Corridor Management Plan Public Workshop #2

The Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) is performing a Corridor Management Plan (CMP) for North Palafox Street from US 29 to Nine Mile Road. The purpose of this corridor management plan is to identify operational and access management improvements needed …


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SRIA Organizational and Financial Analysis now online

The Organizational and Financial Analysis conducted for the Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) has been completed.  The study represents a detailed organizational and financial analysis associated with the purpose and intent of the SRIA, effectively representing Pensacola Beach located in …


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WFRPC Annual Report Now Online!

The 2014 WFRPC 50th anniversary annual report is now available online and as a PDF for download. Read about our accomplishments throughout the seven counties we serve in northwest Florida! We do have a limited version available in print as well. …


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Third Annual Northwest Florida Brownfield Redevelopment Forum

The Third Annual Northwest Florida Brownfield Redevelopment Forum, was held June 11 in Callaway, FL. The forum included discussion on identification, assessment, clean up, and redevelopment of Florida brownfields, and breakout sessions with subject matter experts on the brownfields process, …


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Regional HazMat Exercise at UWF

The District 1 Local Emergency Planning Committee held a full-scale hazardous materials exercise at the University of West Florida on March 10. The exercise enabled first responders and the university to test procedures and improve overall performance should any county …


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Florida Transportation Plan Steering Committee

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is updating the Florida Transportation Plan (FTP) and the Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) Policy Plan. The FTP defines Florida’s future transportation vision and identifies goals, objectives, and strategies to accomplish that vision. The FTP …


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Status of Roadway Capacity Projects in Northwest Florida

Many roadway capacity projects in northwest Florida have recently been completed, are underway, or are scheduled to commence construction in the next five years. The following is an overview of the Long Range Transportation Plans (LRTPs) for the Florida-Alabama, Okaloosa-Walton, and Bay County Transportation Planning Organizations (TPOs) and the Florida Department of Transportation’s historical, existing, and tentative work programs.


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Main Street Corridor Management Plan Completed

The purpose of the CMP is to identify operational and access management improvements and priorities needed to support all modes of transportation including roadway capacity, public transit and bicycle and pedestrian movements. In addition, the Scope of Services for this project called for including conceptual planning level examples of possible “gateway” concepts that can be utilized to aesthetically enhance the corridor and aid in downtown revitalization efforts.


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50th Anniversary Open House a Golden Success!

More than 100 guests turned out to West Florida Regional Planning Council’s 50th Anniversary Open House on October 20. We were excited to see members from all over our seven-county area! All the programs and services of the planning council were on display including Long Range Transportation Plans, GIS, Transportation Symposia, bike helmet fittings, rideOn, the Rural Work Program, Bay Area Resource Council, brownfields cleanup and reuse, HAZMAT services (LEPC), Small Quantity Generators, and SHIP housing replacement. Many were surprised at the number and diversity of programs and services we can offer to counties and municipalities.


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