Sustainable Development

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“Sustainable development is meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” – Brundtland Commission, 1987

Green Building

MCB_FrontMuch of the energy produced is consumed by buildings. Building to green building standards, such as LEED, FGBC and Green Globes can reduce energy consumption and our reliance on fossil fuels.

The City of Coral Springs understands the importance of building to green standards, which is why all development coming into the City is encouraged to build to green. The City’s upcoming newly-built municipal complex was built following sustainable building practices through sustainable site planning, energy and water efficiency, conservation of materials and resources and indoor environmental air quality.

USGreenGuildingCouncilSeal_150x150Fire Station 80, located at 2825 Coral Springs Drive, was the first LEED Gold certified Fire Station in Broward County. At 12,500 square feet, the structure incorporates recycled materials, energy efficiency equipment, a 36kW Solar Photovoltaic system and Florida-Friendly landscaping.

The City’s Land Development Code, Section 250650 – Development standards for building designed to achieve LEED Silver Certification provides incentives for building to LEED Silver within the Industrial, Research and Development (IRD) Zoning District, also known as the ‘Corporate Park.’ Incentives include reduced setbacks and reduced landscape standards for those who achieve the LEED Silver Certification.

Transportation

Due to the increase in population and early development patterns, most South Floridians have cars. Cars are very dependent on fossil fuels and contribute to carbon emissions and air pollution. As the population in South Florida increases, so will the use of vehicles which will increase congestion, carbon emissions and air pollution. Investing in our infrastructure, public transportation, encouraging compact mixed use development and multi-model transit is vital to the future of South Florida. View Florida's real-time Spatial Air Quality here, for the latest information on the local air quality.

For this reason, the City of Coral Springs has invested in Greening our Fleet. The City’s Green Fleet includes 22 hybrids and one electric vehicle. The City’s bio-diesel trucks and equipment use 20% vegetable oil and the new municipal complex features electric charging stations on the first floor of the parking garage.

The City, in conjunction with Broward County Transit (BCT), operates two City shuttle buses connecting residents to commercial centers, recreation areas, offices and BCT Bus Routes throughout the City, connecting our residents to the rest of the South Florida region. A map of the City’s Blue and Green shuttle bus routes can be found here.

For real time information on BCT Bus Routes, please download the MyRide Broward App from your Android or Apple store for real time information on BCT Routes. You can also visit the MyRide webpage for additional information.

The City encourages and embraces complete streets design principles. Complete Streets are streets designed for pedestrians, cyclists, buses, trains and cars. These are streets for all people of all ages and abilities. The City has invested in making our communities more walkable and pedestrian friendly. Projects include NW 110th Avenue and Downtown Pathway, with upcoming projects to include bicycle lanes along Rock Island Road, Wiles Road and Coral Ridge Drive.

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Both Transportation and Buildings account form almost 75% of energy consumed - making buildings and transit more efficient are some of the ways we can reduce the demand for fossil fuels, reduce air pollution and contribute to a more sustainable future.

Healthy Communities

Coral Springs is committed to keeping our community active and healthy, offering a variety of Parks and Recreational activities, festivals, events including an annual Half Marathon & 5k. The City is home to over 60 parks throughout the area all offering a variety of activities from sports, walking trails, playgrounds and natural scenery. Residents can also access two multipurpose trails that are part of the Broward County Greenway system. The Cypress Creek Greenway Trail, located along the Southern border of the City beginning at West Atlantic Boulevard and the Sawgrass Expressway following the C-14 canal and the Conservation Levee which borders the Florida Everglades along the Urban Development Boundary, this trail can also be accessed along West Atlantic Boulevard and the Sawgrass Expressway.

The City's Parks and Recreation Department offer a variety of classes, camps and programs, aim to keep you engaged, healthy and fit. Information can found on the Parks and Recreation homepageThe Coral Springs SportPlex, located between Sample Road and Royal Palm Boulevard next to the Sawgrass Expressway is home to the following: 

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During the cooler months of the year, the City hosts a Farmer's Market, offering locally grown foods and goods. Anyone can attend the Farmer's Market on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the ArtWalk, located at 9405 NW 31st Court.

A variety of international cuisines, including food stores and restaurants are available throughout the City. Food choices range from American, Indian, Chinese, Pakistani, Japanese, Colombian, Brazilian, Italian, Mediterranean, Argentinean and Mexican are some examples of the types of foods available throughout the City of Coral Springs. Many of these destinations offer gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options.

The City understands the vulnerabilities to our Senior population, this is why the City offers programs, classes, fitness, transportation and events catered to our Seniors. A healthy lifestyle begins with engagement, additional information can be found on the Senior homepage.