2018 Project Award Winners

Each year at its annual conference APA Florida recognizes outstanding planning projects in the state. The Project Awards Program provides APA Florida members an opportunity to learn about innovative development, conservation, government and environmental projects where planning has had a positive impact on the outcome.

This year, the Project Awards Committee evaluated a total of 17 nominations, coming from all around Florida. The committee select eight Awards of Merit plus one student project in the following categories. (Project images below)

Planning Project
Paw Park Village
Recipient: City of Sanford, S&ME

Comprehensive Plan – Large
Ludlam Trail Corridor District
Recipient: Miami-Dade County

Comprehensive Plan – Small
2017-2027 Comprehensive Plan
Recipient: City of Venice

Neighborhood Planning
Recipient: Orange Blossom Trail Development Board, City of Orlando, Orange County, GAI Community Solutions Group

Best Practices (3)

William Burgess Overlay District
Recipient: Nassau County

South Florida (SR 37) Complete Street
Recipient: Central Florida Regional Planning Council, City of Lakeland, FDOT District One

Pasco County Connected City Plan
Recipient: Pasco County, Metro Development Group, Heidt Design, Joel Tew & Associates, Lincks & Associates

Grassroots Initiatives
Smokey Hollow Barbershop
Recipient: BluePrint Intergovernmental Agency

Student Project
MPO Policy & Planning Guidance for Transit Applications of Automated Vehicles
Recipient: FSU Department of Urban & Regional Planning Graduate Students

Congratulations to all the winners! We look forward to celebrating you in West Palm Beach!


Sanford Paw Park

Ludlam Trail Corridor District

William Burgess Overlay District

Pasco County Connected City Comprehensive Plan

City of Venice 2017-2027 Comprehensive Plan

South Florida (SR 37) Complete Street

Smokey Hallow Barbershop

Orange Blossom Trail Neighborhood Plan

MPO Policy & Planning Guidance for Transit Applications of Automated Vehicles