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One Water receives APA Florida Award of Excellence

August 2021 – The One Water Chapter of the Hillsborough County Comprehensive Plan was selected for an American Planning Association (APA) Florida Award of Excellence in the Comprehensive Plan – Large Jurisdiction category. The APA Florida Project Awards program will recognize the outstanding planning projects in the State of Florida at its annual conference in…

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Help make Tampa a Smart City!

August 2021 – The Smart Cities Mobility Plan development is in its final draft period. Your input will help us determine which current and emerging smart technologies we should invest in to create a safe and reliable multimodal transportation system for our community. Visit the project page to review a smart technologies fact sheet, watch…

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USF-to-Green ARTery Trail Study opens public survey

August 2021 – A survey for the USF-to-Green ARTery Trail Study is now open, an important step that invites public review and can potentially lead to the development of a trail connection from USF to a network of trails across the City of Tampa. The USF-to-Green ARTery Trail is a conceptualized trail connection between the…

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Lower speeds next to parks? Share your thoughts!

August 2021 – Special speed zones on roads near schools help protect kids going there – but what about roads near parks? The Park Speed Zone Pilot Study looks at that question, using several parks in different suburban and urban areas to tease out how this might work. Our pilot study zooms in on the roads around…

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River Board calls for permanent protection of USF Forest Preserve

August 2021 – For years University of South Florida (USF) master planning documents maintained the designation of an approximately 641 acre “Forest Preserve” for a large tract of pristine wildlife fronting on the Hillsborough River and adjacent to the main campus. The USF Forest Preserve is not only important to the University for research and…

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POSTPONED: FLiP Jr. youth to reveal “Our City” beautification project

Please note that we have postponed this event, and we will announce a future date soon. For inquiries, please contact Davida A. Franklin at franklind@plancom.org  or 813-565-9379. July 2021 – Plan Hillsborough invites the public to the Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association (THJCA) on July 31 for the final reveal of the “Our City” beautification…

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Housing Section of the Hillsborough County Comprehensive Plan update to explore revising Affordable Housing Density Bonus

July 2021 – Establishing policies that will provide housing for all residents, regardless of socioeconomic background, is a significant factor in planning for a community. To meet the changing needs of the County, the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission is currently updating the Housing Section of the Unincorporated Hillsborough County Comprehensive Plan Update (the Plan)…

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Residents share thoughts on growth and development in unincorporated county area

July 2021 – Citizen and stakeholder outreach is paramount to comprehensive planning. As part of the continued updates to Hillsborough County’s Comprehensive Plan, and at the direction of the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, the Planning Commission enlisted HCP Associates to get statistically valid feedback from unincorporated area residents on growth, quality of life,…

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iCanBike program teaches people with disabilities to ride bikes

July 2021 – It was a moment Paisley will always remember: the day she learned how to ride a bike. Gena Torres remembers that moment as well; she’s the volunteer that taught Paisley how to ride. “It was such an honor to participate in the iCan Bike program this summer,” the TPO executive planner fondly…

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Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit 2021 accepting presentation proposals

July 2021 – A call for proposals is now open for the Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit, an annual event that advocates for transportation safety and accessibility throughout the Tampa Bay area. The hybrid event takes place November 2–4, 2021, and will feature virtual speakers, virtual panels, in-person mobile workshops, and virtual presentation sessions. The deadline for proposals is July 23, 2021. “Plan Hillsborough is excited to…

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