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One Water Chapter receives more planning accolades

October 2021 – Each year the American Planning Association (APA), County Planning Division (CPD) and its sister organization, the National Association of County Planners (NACP) gives out County Planning Project Awards. This year, Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission and Hillsborough County are the recipient of an Award of Excellence in the Comprehensive Plan – Large…

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Commercial-Locational Criteria update for Hillsborough County gets underway

October 2021 – Over the next six months, the Planning Commission will be updating the Commercial-Locational Criteria within the Hillsborough County Comprehensive Plan. These Criteria are a set of requirements for new commercial development to ensure these facilities integrate harmoniously into our communities. How can you participate? Visit our interactive ‘socialpinpoint’ online tool to provide…

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Which 10 ZIP Codes in Hillsborough County grew the most from 2010 – 2020?

October 2021 – From 2010-2020, the Hillsborough County’s population grew 20% to 1.5 million residents[i]. Back in August, the Census Bureau released its first batch of data. Data releases will continue through 2022. Since this data is at the Census block level, we can look at population dynamics in small areas (e.g., ZIP Codes). There…

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TPO approves FDOT proposed TIP amendments to improve flow and safety

October 2021 – On October 13, the Hillsborough Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) approved funding for three groups of Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) projects: the preliminary phase of the Westshore Interchange Reconstruction project, operational and safety improvements to the Downtown Interchange, and technology to address traffic congestion along five corridors. The TPO Board voted 14-0…

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Nikki Fried to kick-off Annual Coalition of Community Gardens Conference

October 2021 – Garden enthusiasts across the region can enjoy a special guest at this year’s Coalition of Community Gardens annual conference: Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried. The event takes place Friday, Oct. 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It includes the following itinerary: Community gardens panel featuring the Apollo Beach Community Forest Garden,…

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Register today for the 4th Annual Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit!

October 2021 – Registration is still open for the 4th annual Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit. This free event will take place November 2 – 4, bringing together a fantastic array of presentations and panels to encourage transportation safety and accessibility across the region. Each year, the Sun Coast Transportation Planning Alliance (SCTPA) hosts the…

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Mayor Castor celebrates Crosswalks to Classrooms at MacFarlane Elementary

October 2021 — Tampa Mayor Jane Castor joined students and staff from MacFarlane Park Elementary School on Oct. 6 to celebrate the city’s  newest Crosswalks to Classrooms street mural and commemorate National Walk to School Day. During the event Mayor Castor greeted students and discussed the importance of the Crosswalks to Classrooms project and its contribution to…

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County considers stronger fertilizer ordinance

October 2021 – Fertilizer application is considered a significant contributor to the excessive nutrient loadings of our water ways, including the Hillsborough River and Tampa Bay. These excessive nutrients can cause algae blooms that can deplete oxygen and cloud the water causing problems for wildlife and seagrasses. In one of its worst cases it can…

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Plan Hillsborough adopts 2021 Nondiscrimination Plan

September 2021 – The update of Plan Hillsborough’s 2021 Nondiscrimination and Equity Plan is complete. The Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission’s (Planning Commission) review and the Transportation Planning Organization’s (TPO) approval mark a major milestone in the agency’s effort to ensure its planning activities are nondiscriminatory and compliant with Federal regulations such as Title VI…

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Plan Hillsborough welcomes new USF Fellows

September 2021 – Plan Hillsborough continues to support the University of South Florida’s (USF) Masters in Urban & Regional Planning (MURP) program through two fellowships each year. By familiarizing emerging planners with community priorities, these talented students contribute their knowledge and skills to our work. This year, we look forward to working with Lizzie Ehrreich,…

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One Water Chapter takes home Award of Excellence at 2021 Florida Planning Conference

September 2021 – The APA Florida Project Awards program recognized One Water Chapter of the Hillsborough County Comprehensive Plan with an Award of Excellence in the Comprehensive Plan – Large Jurisdiction category at the 2021 Florida Planning Conference held in Miami from August 31–September 3. The One Water Chapter elevates the role of water in comprehensive plans…

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New Coastal High Hazard Area in effect

September 2021 – The Coastal High Hazard Area (CHHA) latest update by the State of Florida became effective August 4, 2021. Representations of these areas will be updated in the comprehensive plans; however, the new state defined line is in effect. The Planning Commission has updated our Planning Information Map Application (PIMA) to reflect the new…

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Meet our Planning & Design Awards Jury for 2021

September 2021 – A big thank you to our judges for the 39th Annual Planning & Design Awards presented by Tampa Electric and marketing partner the Tampa Bay Times. Their experience, insight, and thoughtful consideration made for truly interesting deliberations as they selected amazing projects that contribute significantly to the quality of life in our community. Our…

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