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Posted on: June 27, 2018

City Wins Award for Pioneer Grove Design

We are pleased to announce that the Florida Planning and Zoning Association, has awarded the City of Deerfield Beach with the 2018 “Outstanding Development/Design Excellence Award.”  The Planning and Development Services Department of Deerfield Beach received this esteemed recognition for the Pioneer Grove Design Standards Manual created in 2017.  

Mayor Bill Ganz said, “This is an exciting time for our City. Pioneer Grove is going to have a look and feel that will be very unique and special. Our residents will have a downtown with a modern, industrial chic feel to it. We have some great talent on our staff, and the City Commission is proud to see their efforts recognized by the state.”

“This was a team effort that included not just the Planning staff, but the City’s Economic Development Department and Environmental Services Department. This award is a great honor but there is still a lot of work to be done, and we are looking forward to making this design a reality for our residents,” said Eric Power, Planning and Development Services Director.

Pioneer Grove, is a newly established 119-acre zoning district which permits mixed use and is located in the heart of Deerfield Beach.  Pioneer Grove is intended to be a walkable neighborhood with integrated housing, employment centers, shopping, and recreation. Buildings within Pioneer Grove will have a design theme reminiscent of the turn of the 19th Century and will incorporate the historical and cultural context of the cities heritage.  Development has already begun, with new townhomes (currently under construction) within the Pioneer Grove district and the creation of the Branhilda Richardson Knowles Memorial Park, which is expected to be completed by October 2018. 


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