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Take part in our Form-Based Code Design Workshops, September 24-26 at the Village Civic Center.

Celebrate Original Sunrise - Come Shine With UsEast Sunrise is a two-square-mile area that extends east of University Drive, including the University Drive corridor, to the City’s municipal boundaries, and south from West Oakland Park Boulevard to Sunrise Boulevard. The area is strategically positioned to become a lively path to an eclectic mix of dining, shopping, recreational activities and sensational nightlife!

In March 2017, the City of Sunrise began working with a consultant to develop the East Sunrise Improvements Master Plan, which was adopted by the City Commission in March 2019. 

The Master Plan reflects the community’s long-range vision for the built environment of our neighborhoods. It stimulates investment and redevelopment of non-residential areas, helps revitalize the original Sunrise neighborhoods, and guides the appropriate use of land in order to protect the public health and safety and to promote overall quality of life. This Master Plan helps to create a vibrant, healthy and sustainable community and improve citizens’ quality of life by identifying:
  • appropriate locations for commercial, residential, and mixed-use development;
  • locations where the City should consider increasing density, encourage redevelopment, or intervene in other ways;
  • opportunities to extend and/or improve open space, recreational areas, and civic facilities;
  • strategies for increasing economic development, private investment, and improving neighborhood aesthetics;
  • opportunities to further the City’s plans to improve connectivity between pedestrians, bicycles, buses, and cars;
  • environmental, historic, and cultural resources that need conservation; and
  • strategies for reducing congestion and improving transit services.
This up-and-coming area is within a 15-minute drive to the popular BB&T Center, which hosts over 200 major events and concerts annually; Sawgrass Mills Mall—South Florida’s largest outlet mall with over 26 million visitors each year; and other must-see attractions. The reinvention underway in east Sunrise will make the area a prime destination for visitors and residents to enjoy, and a strategic location for businesses to thrive.

The City launched the area’s transformation by improving street aesthetics, traffic flow, lighting, walkways and bike lanes, and is moving forward with a number of significant development projects that will continue to enhance the area’s appeal. Several private development projects are in the works, with many more expected as awareness increases about the area’s abundant investment opportunities.

Form-Based Code Initiative 
In order to progress the shared vision of the East Sunrise Improvements Master Plan, the City is working with a team of Consultants to develop a form-based code. See more information and opportunities for public engagement below.

Form-Based Code Design Workshops
September 24-26, 2019
Daily Opportunities for Input

Tuesday, September 24
Stakeholder Meetings at the Village Civic Center (6800 Sunset Strip):
  • Realtors, Brokers & Developers: 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
  • Business Owners: 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
  • Property Owners: 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Wednesday, September 25
City Commission Presentation at 5:00 p.m. at Sunrise City Hall (10770 West Oakland Park Boulevard)

Thursday, September 26
Public Open House Presentation from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Village Civic Center (6800 Sunset Strip)

About the Corridors & Gateway Form-Based Code Initiative
In a continuation of the East Sunrise Improvements Master Plan implementation process, the City of Sunrise is initiating a study to evaluate the existing zoning for portions of the Sunset Strip, Sunrise Boulevard, and University Drive commercial corridors. The study will examine the effectiveness of a zoning tool known as a Form-Based Code. Form-based codes focus on thoughtful urban form and building design, which allows for a more predictable community vision while also accommodating changing uses and market demands. The vision is for a mix of new and revitalized retail, restaurants, and urban living with improved walkability. This initiative will pave the way for an enhanced quality of life for the area’s residents, businesses and visitors. Please attend one of the smaller stakeholder meetings and/or the open house to provide input and to better understand how this rezoning affects you.

For more information, to RSVP to attend one of the group meetings, or even to schedule an individual meeting, contact: Danielle Lima, Economic and Community Enrichment Manager, at 954-746-3430 or

Map of Form-Based Code Study Area

Map of East Sunrise Study Area
Last updated: 9/17/2019 4:30:06 PM