Livability Planning


Livability Planning initiatives focus on issues that affect our daily lives and how we live, work and play. As part of a continuing, coordinated and comprehensive planning process, the Broward MPO works with local stakeholders to conduct Livability Planning Studies that result in multi-disciplinary recommendations to improve the quality of life related to:

  • transportation improvements,
  • land use designations,
  • rezoning and design guidelines,
  • business retention, expansion, and attraction,
  • affordable and attainable housing.

More specifically, the recommendations address elements of the 2035 LRTP, such as the location of Mobility Hubs and transit infrastructure, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, designation of appropriate land uses, and guidelines for appropriate redevelopment and retrofitting. The MPO Livability Planning tasks are consistent with the guiding principles of the federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities. The Partnership helps American families in all communities gain better access to affordable housing, more transportation options, and lower transportation costs while simultaneously protecting the environment, promoting equitable development, and helping to address the challenges of climate change.

Hollywood Pines Corridor Project

The Broward MPO has initiated its first Congestion Management Process/Livability Planning Project along Hollywood/Pines Boulevard. The study area for this project extends one half mile to the north and south of Hollywood/Pines Boulevard from SR A1A to US 27 and includes consideration of safety and operational issues along Johnson Street at the northern boundary of the study area.

We encourage you to share and hope that people will sign up on the project website to get involved and to keep in touch with developments.

Mobility Hubs

The Broward MPO 2035 LRTP proposes three types of Mobility Hubs:  Gateway, Anchor and Community.

A  Mobility Hub is a place where people go to make transportation connections. More specifically, Mobility Hubs are critical points within the multi-modal transportation system, with:

  • frequent transit service,
  • connections for walking, biking, park-n-ride, transit, and carpooling
  • proximity to areas with high development potential
  • opportunities to generate transit ridership and transfers

Mobility Hubs can also provide direct connections to concentrated activities such as housing, commercial, office, and entertainment. They also present an incremental method of improving transportation and land use within the communities in a manageable and focused way.

Mobility Hub Prototypes

Click here to view the Anchor Hub visualization

Click here to view Community Hub visualization

Click here to view Gateway Hub visualization

Livability Planning Study Reports

Subtropical Sustainable - Transit/Housing Oriented Redevelopment Pilot Study

Oakland Park Boulevard Corridor Study

Oakland Park Boulevard Corridor Study II - Coming Soon

Northern Broward County Livability Study

Plantation Midtown and Southwest Sunrise Livability Study


Oakland Park Boulevard February 2010 Transit Workshop - Agenda

Presentation files

December 2010 PTAC presentation

Oakland Park Boulevard Transit Study Update

Livability Planning and Other useful links

Federal Highway Administration-Livability Initiative

Partnership for Sustainable Communities (HUD-USDOT-EPA)

Visualizing Density

Florida Transit Oriented Development (TOD) - FDOT 

For more information please contact James Cromar, Livability Planner at 954 876-0038