Development Services / Planning & Zoning
The City of Weston contracts with the consulting engineering, surveying and planning firm of Calvin,
Giordano and Associates, Inc., for development services, which include Planning and Zoning, Engineering,
Landscape Architecture and Traffic Engineering.
Planning and Zoning services include the creation of and the modification to the City ordinances that regulate
development within the City, and the review of all plans for new development or modifications to existing development
for compliance with the City's applicable ordinances. The purpose of Planning and Zoning is to establish and enforce
development criteria such as setbacks, building heights, landscaping, and signs, to assure that Weston's unique
appearance is preserved. All plans for development, whether it be a new building, the modification of or addition to
an existing building, the addition of items such as swimming pools, fences and screens, and signs, require the review
and approval of Planning and Zoning prior to the application for a building permit.
The purpose of Engineering is to establish and enforce infrastructure criteria such as water, sewer, paving and drainage,
and to archive and catalog this infrastructure within the City's GIS (Geographic Information System). All plans for new,
or modifications to existing water lines, sewer lines, roadways and sidewalks, and drainage systems require an Engineering
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Traffic Engineering services include the creation of and modification to the City ordinances that regulate parking criteria
as it relates to development, and the performance of studies to determine when and where traffic control devices are warranted.
City of Weston Comprehensive Plan – a/k/a “Comp Plan”
Adopted by the 1985 Florida Legislature, The Local Government Comprehensive Planning and Land Development Regulation Act also known as Florida's Growth Management Act - requires all of Florida's 67 counties and 410 municipalities to adopt Local Government Comprehensive Plans that guide future growth and development.
Comprehensive plans contain chapters or "elements" that address future land use, housing, transportation, infrastructure, coastal management, conservation, recreation and open space, intergovernmental coordination, and capital improvements.
» City of Weston Comprehensive Plan (PDF)
» Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization: http://www.browardmpo.org/
» Broward Complete Streets Initiative: www.browardcompletestreets.org