Brandon Community Plan

Brandon Community Plan (Effective December 30, 2010)

Planning Commission Staff Contact:

Countywide Planner • Countywide Planning Team

E  • T 813.272-5940 • F 813.272.6258


Hillsborough County, Development Services Staff Contact:

Matt Lewis, Executive Planner •Community Planning Section

E LewisM@hillsboroughcounty.orgT 813.307.4507 • F 813.272.6068


To locate the complete adopted text of the community plan go to the Livable Communities Element and use the Table of Contents to go to the Brandon Community Plan.


View the Sociocultural Data Report (SDR) for Brandon. The SDR contains demographic information and trends for Brandon from 1990 to 2015, a summary of existing land use within the community, and a list of facilities. A demographic profile for Hillsborough County is also available at the end of the document.



The Brandon Community Plan consists of eight (8) goals and implementation strategies, and the Multi-Modal Transportation District and Character District maps. The community’s goals address transportation, natural environment, infrastructure, character, recreational and cultural resources, protection of existing neighborhoods, and economic competitiveness and regional collaboration.


Brandon, the Heart of Hillsborough, is a vibrant community of diverse neighborhoods. While preserving its small town atmosphere, the community embraces a rich blend of comprehensive economic opportunities and sustainable growth. Future development will seek to balance Brandon's natural, business, and cultural environments. Citizens identified the following goals in priority order:

Goal 1:    Establish a balanced transportation system by prioritizing options to serve local and regional needs and facilitating multi-modal choices.

Goal 2:    Protect and enhance Brandon’s natural environments and rural character including existing natural resources and environmentally sensitive areas.

Goal 3:    Revitalize (protect, reinvest, maintain) Brandon’s older infrastructure and ensure that concurrency requirements are met on new development.

Goal 4     Preserve Brandon's family-friendly small town qualities by promoting and enhancing the sense of place and community.

Goal 5:    Recreational and cultural resources need to be provided to support our family friendly community.

Goal 6:    Re-establish Brandon’s historical, hospitable, and family-oriented character through thoughtful planning and forward-thinking development practices by concentrating density in certain areas to preserve the semi-rural lifestyle of other areas. Attempt to buffer and transition uses in concentric circles where possible with most intense uses in an area at a node (intersection) and proceed from there. Create a plan for how areas could be developed and redeveloped for the future. Each of these areas would have potential for different building heights, parking configurations, fencing, buffering, landscape requirements, special use limitations, and design standards. These standards apply to new construction on infill property, redevelopment of undesirable areas, and renovation of existing buildings. The primary consideration of all changes should be compatibility with existing structures to ensure neighborhood preservation.

Goal 7:    Advance Brandon’s economic competitiveness in the region through a diversified economy and broader employment base.

Goal 8:    Strengthen and empower community and business associations.

Two other planning processes have preceded the Brandon Community Plan and are included within the plan boundary:

The Brandon Main Street Community Plan, effective September 9, 2001, is also included within the Livable Communities Element. Brandon residents felt that they lacked a geographical town center and, as a result, worked to develop the Brandon Main Street Community Plan, generally located along Oakfield Drive between Lakewood and Pauls Drives. Traditional Neighborhood Development concepts were used in drafting the regulations that cover the district. The Brandon Main Street Community Plan has been implemented in Hillsborough County’s Land Development Code to provide zoning districts and design standards within the boundaries of plan:


Part 3.12.00 - Brandon Main Street Development Regulations

(adopted November 12, 2003)

Sec. 3.12.01 - Purpose

Sec. 3.12.02 - Applicability

Sec. 3.12.03 - Regulatory Structure

Sec. 3.12 04 - Block Standards

Sec. 3.12.05 - Town Center I District (BMS TC1)

Sec. 3.12.06 -Town Center II District (BMS TC2)

Sec. 3.12.07 - Neighborhood Services District (BMS NS)

Sec. 3.12.08 - Gateway District (BMS GW)

Sec. 3.12.09 - Street Design Standards

Sec. 3.12.10 - Parking Standards

Sec. 3.12.11 - Adequacy of Public Facilities

Sec. 3.12.12 - Sign Standards


There is an additional zoning overlay district with the boundary of the Brandon Community Plan called the State Road 60 Overlay District which runs from I-75 to Dover Road. Triggered by cost of improvements relative to assessed value of buildings, the regulations affect signage, landscaping, screening, buffers, parking, and drive-through locations and building design.


Part 3.14.00 - State Road 60 (Brandon Boulevard) Overlay District

(adopted June 10, 2004)

Sec. 3.14.01 - Generally

Sec. 3.14.02 - Applicability

Sec. 3.14.03 - Permitted Uses

Sec. 2.14.04 – General Development Standards

Sec. 3.14.05 – Urban Sector

Sec. 3.14.06 – Suburban Sector

Sec. 3.14.07 - Signs

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Effective December 30, 2010. If you would like further information, please contact the Planning Commission.

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 CPA 10-12  Effective Date:  December 30, 2010



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Documents & Meetings

This plan was effective December 30, 2010. The plan was developed by Hillsborough County Staff. Request for further information should be directed to staff.



Please Click on the Following Links to download Maps relating to this community Plan.Maps

Brandon Concept Map

Brandon Base Map

Brandon Future Land Use

Brandon Character Districts

Brandon Zoning





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