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Walk | Bike Plant City (2017)

With a beautiful historic downtown, growing population, and newly developing areas; Plant City offers residents and visitors an abundance of activities.  The goal of this project is to develop a bicycle and pedestrian network that connects residents, businesses, and recreation areas with safe routes for pedestrians and cyclists.  The study considers the feasibility of trails,…

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Five-Year Improvement Program includes TBX, with caveats

On June 22nd, the MPO Board held what was probably one of the largest and most well attended public hearings in its history. Hundreds of involved and engaged citizens came to voice their concerns for and against projects in the Transportation Improvement Program, including Tampa Bay Express (TBX). The TBX project will expand portions of…

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Green ARTery Neighborhoods Community Gardens (2015)

The Green ARTery Neighborhoods Community Garden Initiative’s purpose is to increase community gardens in Tampa and Hillsborough County and to start the planning for the Annual Garden walk on Earth Day 2016. This report includes work done in finding new garden sites, interviewing communities to gauge residential interest, identifying intermediate and mentor gardens, and starting…

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Imagine 2040: Temple Terrace Comprehensive Plan

The Imagine 2040: Temple Terrace Comprehensive Plan is the guiding document that will help shape how the city grows and develops over the next 25 years. The major goals of the Plan are to create a more urban city that is walkable and transit ready. The City is ideally situated adjacent to the University of…

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Temple Terrace Multimodal District Study (2007)

The City of Temple Terrace and its surrounding community members have expressed a Vision for Temple Terrace as a livable city and to a certain extent a university town with friendly conditions for walking and bicycling. Meanwhile, Florida Statute and the Department of Community Affairs (DCA), requires the City of Temple Terrace (Hillsborough County, Florida)…

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Downtown Transit Assets & Opportunities Study (2014)

Tampa’s urban core, including Downtown and its surrounding neighborhoods, are: The hub of commerce, culture & government for the Tampa Bay region Increasingly, a place where people are choosing to work, live & play The center of our existing transit network Crisscrossed by bus & freight rail lines. Future plans call for the introduction of…

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Bruce B. Downs Boulevard Transit Assessment (2010)

This study assesses the feasibility of integrating enhanced, high capacity transit service, either Light Rail Transit (LRT) or Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), into the proposed Bruce B. Downs Boulevard (C.R. 581) six or eight-lane alignment and typical section. The focus is on an assessment of either LRT or BRT in an exclusive transitway. Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Final…

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Plant City Multimodal District Study (2007)

The members of the City of Plant City and its community have expressed interest in providing friendly conditions for walking, bicycling, and transit. Meanwhile changes in  Florida Statute have required the City of Plant City to implement a proportionate “fair share” ordinance and clearly demonstrate the financial feasibility of the Capital Improvement Element (CIE) within…

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Northeast Plant City Area Master Plan (2008)

Since 1995, the land area of Plant City has increased by 12 percent with a majority of this growth occurring since the year 2000 in the northeastern area (see Figure 1) as a result of over 30 voluntary annexations that account for more than 1,600 acres. The anticipated trend is for the City’s expansion to…

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Westshore Area Circulator Study (2012)

The Westshore Circulator Study was conducted by the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), in partnership with the Westshore Alliance and the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART). The purpose of this study was to explore the feasibility of transit circulator service (local loop bus service) within the Greater Westshore Area. At the geographic center…

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Plant City I-4 Green Tech Corridor

The Plant City City Commission amended their Comprehensive Plan in October 2010 to incorporate an Interstate-4 Green Tech Corridor Overlay.  This followed and implemented the comprehensive economic and land use study conducted on the Interstate-4 corridor by the Planning Commission, Hillsborough County and the Cities of Tampa, Plant City and Temple Terrace.  The I-4 Corridor…

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