HUD Community Challenge Planning Grant


A master plan has been developed for the Glades Region through a $1.98 million Community Challenge Planning Grant awarded to Palm Beach County by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Glades Region is comprised of the cities of Belle Glade, Pahokee and South Bay, Canal Point, and surrounding areas which make up the Glades Unincorporated Urban Service Area. This project, known as the Glades Region Master Plan, will serve as a guiding blueprint to enhance economic competitiveness focusing on major employment centers. Project partners studied the following plan components and recommended improvements that are aligned with HUD-endorsed livability principles:

  • Intermodal Logistics Center (ILC) and other major employment centers
  • Workforce development
  • Public transportation
  • Roads and rail
  • Drainage
  • Water and wastewater
  • Economic Analysis (Residential and Non-residential)
  • Coordinated land use policies
  • Public participation


For more information contact Carol Thompson at (561) 233-3674 or Alan Chin Lee at (561) 233-3607.