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Coconut Creek, the “Butterfly Capital of the World”, is a well-planned city with a unique environmental consciousness nestled between Miami and Palm Beach. Spotlighted as one of the “Best Cities to Live in America” by Money Magazine, and a Top Ten Place to Live in Florida by Movoto and NerdWallet, Coconut Creek is home to 61,000 residents and supports a diverse, growing business community. The City’s Mainstreet Project, home to the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and the Coconut Creek Promenade, a 23-acre, open-air, upscale shopping and restaurant center, has received the “Award of Excellence” for its Design Standards by the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association (FAPA).  When complete, the City’s MainStreet area will be bustling with over 250 acres of LEED-certified businesses, upscale housing, and beautifully landscaped parks and greenways.

Why Coconut Creek?

DESIRABLE: Coconut Creek is the Butterfly Capital of the World® and one of the most environmentally-aware cities in Florida. Incorporated in 1967, the City has grown into a vibrant, beautiful community of spacious parks, greenway trails, cutting-edge industry, award-winning schools, and thriving commerce.

PROGRESSIVE: Coconut Creek is widely recognized for its progressiveness with strong commitments in environmental preservation and the desire for sustainable, green construction. Our leadership was recognized by the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association (FAPA) with an Award of Excellence in Planning for the City’s “MainStreet Design Standards” downtown project. MainStreet is in the heart of City and will be a town center unlike any other with a mix of office, retail, residential, resort, and greenspace. All of which will be located within LEED® certified construction.

PARTNER: The City has a dedicated team to assist businesses. From planning to permits to financial assistance, the City is your partner. The City has a streamlined approval process, provides electronic review, and maintains a supportive working relationship every step of the way, including a flexible business promotion program. Additionally, there are opportunities to become a member of the Coconut Creek Chamber of Commerce and to take advantage of cooperative relationships between state, regional, and local organizations.

RECOGNIZED: The City was the first in the State of Florida and eleventh in the USA to be certified as a Community Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation, the first in Florida to receive the Audubon Green Community Award by Audubon International, and has been certified, for the 20th year, as Tree City USA™.

SUSTAINABLE: The City is committed to balance business growth and resources so not to cause an overall burden on the environment. As a partner, the City will assist businesses in reducing their impact on the environment by encouraging energy conservation, increasing recycling efforts, and providing steps for businesses to be profitable while environmentally responsible. Our effort is to attract business, industry, and employment that are forward thinking and match the City’s identity as a “green” city. Together, we can have a profound impact on our environment.

For copies of the Green Plan Report, please contact Linda Whitman,

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