Planning & Zoning

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To speak with a Planning & Zoning staff member call 954-630-4423. The Planning and Zoning Division provides the following functions:

  • Ensures development projects and commercial and residential land uses are consistent and compatible with their zoning districts, their surrounding area, and the Comprehensive Plan
  • Guides citizens, developers, and builders as it conducts development reviews for site development plans, plats, re-zonings, conditional uses, and variances
  • Manages and updates the City’s Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code
  • Provides technical assistance to the City Commission and provides technical guidance and administration to the Planning and Zoning Advisory Board, Historic Preservation Board, and Board of Adjustment
  • Presides over, provides technical reviews for, and administers the Development Review Committee (DRC)
  • Tracks, monitors, and guides development within the City
  • Provides Zoning Verification Letters; for questions on this, please contact: Rick Buckeye, 954-630-4345 or by e-mail
  • Performs planning projects for various topics including short- and long-range plans, neighborhood projects, and citywide initiatives.

A Century of Architecture

The Planning and Zoning Division created "A Century of Architecture" to highlight the original decorative features and elements found on buildings throughout the City.

New Downtown Zoning Regulations

Use these links to access the new Design Guidelines and Zoning Regulations for Downtown Oakland Park. Information about additional activity in updating zoning for Downtown can be found here.

New Residential Zoning Regulations

Oakland Park has new compatibility-oriented zoning regulations in the Land Development Code for residential districts.  Click here to view the new guide sheet on these new standards.

Development Review Committee (DRC)

The purpose of Development Review Committee (DRC) is for various City departments to complete a technical review of proposed developments and provide written comments for the applicant.

Current Maps

Current Studies

Neighborhood Participation Meetings

Current Development Applications: 

View Interactive Map of Current Development Applications

Residential Applications 

Commercial Applications   

Institutional Applications  

  • None

Mixed-Use Applications

 ***Archived Projects***


To ensure that properties meet or exceed development standards established by the City Commission through application of the Land Development Code and Comprehensive Plan.