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Florida Planning Conference sessions to feature Plan Hillsborough speakers

August 2021 – The Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) will hold its annual planning conference, #FPC21, in Miami from August 31-September 3. Virtual sessions will be available for those who can’t attend. Six Plan Hillsborough speakers will be featured on four different panel sessions exploring planning for equity, public engagement, and comprehensive…

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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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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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Plan Hillsborough helps keep youth learning this summer

June 2021 – In  April 2021, Lena Young, founder of the Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association (THJCA), called upon Plan Hillsborough to share its expertise with the youth at her summer camp. Agency staff eagerly moved into action. The result is an eight-week, high-energy program designed to help young people advocate for city planning and…

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Request for proposals for Commercial Locational Criteria study

June 2021 – The Planning Commission is in the process of updating the Future of Hillsborough: Comprehensive Plan for Unincorporated Hillsborough County Florida. This study will update the framework for allowing non-residential development in residential land use categories and balance the changing demands for retail and non-residential uses in residential areas based upon the continued…

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An in-depth look at income inequality in Hillsborough County

June 2021 – An in-depth look at income inequality in Hillsborough County “The extent of and continuing increase in inequality in the United States greatly concerns me.” – Janet Yellen, Secretary of the Treasury[i] Despite tremendous growth in the county’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the last 10 years (29%)[ii], household median income in Hillsborough…

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Equity is on the way as Nondiscrimination Plan moves closer to completion

June 2021 – This year’s Nondiscrimination Plan update is almost complete. As of March 2021, staff finished a public engagement phase with Hillsborough County residents to identify the challenges they face accessing community elements, such as transportation options, quality housing, public engagement meetings, and to other important places in the County. The goal of this…

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Diego Guerra and Michael Rempfer present at 2021 APA National Planning Conference

May 2021 – The Planning Commission’s own Diego Guerra and Michael Rempfer presented at the APA National Planning Conference on May 5, 2021. Their session on Innovative Approaches for Comprehensive Planning discussed how to leverage technology to analyze and display large volumes of data, integrate input from multiple stakeholders, and improve communication with the public….

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