Staff Working Groups

About the Staff Working Groups:

The City hosts public meetings referred to as Staff Working Groups where Staff, the City’s legal team and project consultants from Calvin, Giordano, and Associates discuss current and future goals of the Land Development Code rewrite.  This includes revisions of drafts, new ideas to be implemented, discussion of calendar, and overall project execution. 

October 15, 2019 Staff Working Group:

On October 15, 2019, the City’s Planning and Economic Development Department, the City’s legal team, and the consultant CGA, held an internal Staff Working Group to discuss various topics including the update to Article I Purpose section and Article II Definitions section.  Furthermore, general discussion was had as it relates to the project microsite, reported findings, board meetings and the role of advisory boards and elected officials. For further information related to this meeting please refer to the Staff Working Group section under the Documents tab.

October 29, 2019 Staff Working Group:

On October 29, 2019, the City’s Planning and Economic Development Department, the City’s legal team, a member of the public, and the consultant CGA, held an internal Staff Working Group to discuss the update to Article III Administration section.  Furthermore, general discussion was had as it relates to the project microsite, reported findings, and the creation of a document that tracts the codes reorganization. For further information related to this meeting please refer to the Staff Working Group section under the Documents tab.

November 19, 2019 Staff Working Group:

On November 19, 2019, the City’s Planning and Economic Development Department, the City’s legal team, and the consultant CGA, held an internal Staff Working Group to discuss Article IV Residential and Non-Commercial development standards. Furthermore, general discussion was had as it relates to the updates to Article I Purpose, Article II Definitions and Article III Administration section. For further information related to this meeting please refer to the Staff Working Group section under the Documents tab.

Zoning Code Update Open House a Success

On August 28, 2019, the City’s Planning and Economic Development Department, along with consultant CGA, hosted a public Zoning Code Update Open House at the Charles F. Dodge City Center. Between residents, business owners, land owners, developers, developer representatives, advisory board members, and others, forty-five (45) people attended the Open House. The event met three (3) purposes:

  1. To introduce the Code Update process to the Pembroke Pines community;
  2. To allow the public to learn more about zoning and about the City Zoning Code; and
  3. To solicit ideas about the Code Update.

Check out the summary document of the August 28, 2019 Open House to learn more about what took place and to review input provided by the participants. We thank you all of them for taking the time to attend and for providing great feedback!

Zoning Code Update Project Featured in City Connect

Check out an article about the Zoning Code update on page 16 of the latest online issue of City Connect. City Connect is a bi-lingual newspaper published by the City of Pembroke Pines on a bi-monthly basis. The print version is mailed to approximately 66,000 residents and businesses throughout the City and dropped at key locations, as well as published on the City’s website.

Zoning Code Update Public Kickoff

On June 13, 2019, the Zoning Code Update public process was kicked off at a Joint Advisory Board Workshop.

Michael Stamm, Jr., Director of Planning and Economic Development, introduced the project to attending members of the advisory boards. With support from his staff and the CGA consultant team, Mr. Stamm described the project’s scope and anticipated schedule, desired outcomes, and the role that the boards can expect to play (including being ambassadors for the project to the community, and conduits of community concerns to the project team). Examples were offered of sections in the Code that are challenging now, and of potential changes that might be considered. While the workshop was open to all boards, the subject is of particular relevance to those who most directly and indirectly use the Code in the performance of their duties, including Planning & Zoning, Board of Adjustment, Environmental, Economic Development , Affordable Housing, etc. Review the project team’s presentation.

The workshop concluded with questions from the attendees, which were answered by members of the project team. Attendees also took a survey on priorities at the workshop. Subscribe to be notified via email when the results are posted, and the survey becomes available for you to take as well!