Community Planning and Development

The Community Planning and Development Department coordinates and accesses Tribal resources by creating master plans and development strategies to ensure a cohesive effort in meeting the needs of the Tribal Members and the Tribe. Within these efforts, the Community Planning and Development Department provides direct service in real estate (business/home site leasing/service line agreements); community planning (site selection/coordination of regulatory review/permitting); land use planning for access to water/wastewater/roads/power/right-of-ways, etc.; and, general surveying services for all Seminole Tribal properties. 

Our efforts are in coordination with the Environmental Resources Management Department (ERMD), Public Works/Transportation, the Water Commission, the Land Use Commission, GIS, Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) and other Tribal entities integral to the federal regulatory review process for use of all Tribal lands – trust, reservation, and, fee simple.

Community Planning & Development Department Vision

  • Planning and Developing residential communities and support facilities that are cost effective and efficient in serving the present and future needs of Seminole Tribal members, while safeguarding the heritage of the tribe.

Community Planning & Development Department Mission

  • Development of a Comprehensive Plan for the Seminole Tribe of Florida that is based on the population growth.
  • Delivering quality projects through detailed and effective planning, design and construction management.
  • Respecting the culture by concentrating development in lands other than those necessary to preserve the heritage of the tribe.



Director: Fabian Lefler
5700 Griffin Road
Davie, FL 33314
Phone: (954) 894-1060, Ext. 10902
Fax: 954-967-3871
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