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Six Principles

HOW SHALL WE GROW?
CENTRAL FLORIDA REGIONAL GROWTH VISION

HOW DO WE GET THERE? - SIX PRINCIPLES


Central Florida’s elected officials and government, business, and community leaders have been working together to determine how the region can begin implementing this shared regional vision. Through a series of regional councils, working groups, and committees, our county commissioners, mayors and city councilors, school board members, public agency directors, business and civic leaders have begun tackling the tough questions about which policies and processes should change to enable the region to move toward this shared vision. These leaders have reviewed citizen input, analyzed growth projections and scenarios, and studied “best practices” both within the region and elsewhere in Florida, the nation, and the world.

Together, they have identified six principles that can guide future growth decisions regionwide, as well as the actions necessary to begin implementing each principle:

1  PRESERVE
     open space, recreational areas, farmland, water resources, and regionally significant natural areas.

 2  PROVIDE
     a variety of transportation choices.

3  FOSTER
     distinct, attractive, and save places to live.

4  ENCOURAGE
     a diverse, globally competitive economy.

5  CREATE 
     a range of obtainable housing opportunities and choices.

6  BUILD
     communities with educational, health care, and cultural amenities.