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Ybor City Vision 2020

City of Tampa – Ybor City Development Corporation (YCDC)  asked the Planning Commission to help create a new Vision Plan for the Ybor City 1 and 2 Community Redevelopment Areas (CRA) of the City of Tampa. Ybor City, only one of two nationally recognized landmark districts in Florida, has a unique background and diverse cultural…

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Urban Design for Shared Mobility

The use of autonomous vehicles to support public transportation needs in Florida is an emerging issue. The integration of these technologies could challenge a range of current planning assumptions, from the municipal ownership of public transportation assets to the local land-use plan policies required to accommodate such use.  Much of what will ultimately be required…

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East Fowler Avenue Land Use Study: A Discussion of Future Land Use Options

Phase I: Background Report, Updated Draft: 01.29.19 The East Fowler Avenue Land Use Study includes a review existing development conditions, zoning and future land uses, and strategic objectives of anchor institutions of the area (represented by the Tampa Innovation Partnership (Tampa !p) Executive Board, along the corridor. The study area is generally for I-275 to…

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Hillsborough County East Rural Agriculture Reserve Study

Based on direction from the Board of County Commissioners, Planning Commission staff recently completed a draft analysis of the adopted Goals, Objectives and Policies in the Comprehensive Plan related to the rural area and agricultural uses. The study area is generally south of SR 60, north of the Manatee County Line, and outside the Urban…

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SouthShore Transit Study Reevaluation (2018)

In 2014, the MPO conducted the SouthShore Transit Circulator Study that developed transit priorities for the SouthShore area. Since then, HART has undergone an overhaul of their transit system known as Mission MAX, which decreased service in the SouthShore area. HART has requested that the MPO reevaluate the previous study and update based on the…

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Public Participation Plan & Measures of Effectiveness Report

The 2020 Amendments to the Public Participation Plan and the Measures of Effectiveness Report are available and were adopted by the MPO Board on June 30, 2020. Public participation is integral to good transportation policies, programs and projects. Without meaningful public involvement, there is a risk of making poor decisions or decisions that have unintended negative consequences. More than an…

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Unified Planning Work Program

The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) sets out the transportation planning activities and products to be developed by the Metropolitan Planning Organization and other transportation planning agencies for the current and next fiscal year. MPO planning functions are paid for in large part through federal grants for transportation planning. So are some Florida Department of…

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Transportation Level of Service Report

In coordination with the Hillsborough County Development Services Department, the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization has developed the 2014 Level of Service Report.  The report includes highway level of service for regulated roads within Unincorporated Hillsborough County. Hillsborough County 2020 Level of Service Report (posted July 2, 2020) City of Tampa 2015 Level of Service Report (posted…

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South Coast Greenway Trail Study – Symmes Road to Adamo Drive (2018)

Implementation of the South Coast Greenway Trail will assist in completing a major component of the greenways and trails system in eastern Hillsborough County, and provide additional mobility options for the Palm River, Clair Mel, Progress Village, and Gibsonton areas. The trail is included in the Florida Shared-Use Nonmotorized (SUN) Trail Network and will generally…

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Morgan Street Complete Street Study (2017)

This report includes urban complete streets design concepts for Morgan Street in downtown Tampa that were prepared by University of South Florida, College of Engineering graduate students. The project was made possible by a grant from the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The design concepts are presented for consideration by the Hillsborough MPO, the City…

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Food Innovation District Best Practices Guide

There is increasing demand for innovative locally grown food products. Nationwide, innovation is occurring in research and development, growing, production, distribution and preparation of food. As demonstrated by a nationwide trend in communities around the United States, food innovation has the potential to create economic and community benefits as well as promote food security and…

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Downtown Tampa Parking User Survey

The Downtown Tampa Parking Survey was conducted between November 2016 and February 2017 with a total of 1,428 responses collected. Responses to the various questions have provided insight to the City of Tampa and the Tampa Downtown Partnership about potential improvements that could be made to increase parking satisfaction.  For more information, please contact Jay…

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Downtown Tampa Public Parking Garage Assessment

In 2017, a parking scorecard to assess the inventory of public parking structures in Downtown Tampa was developed. Using the scorecard a study assessed four dimensions of parking structures to evaluate the user experience related to accessibility, efficiency, aesthetics, and safety. Data collected from this assessment may help facilitate changes to the existing public parking…

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2045 Long Range Transportation Plan

The It’s TIME Hillsborough 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) was approved by the MPO Board at a Public Hearing held on November 5, 2019, after a few adjustments to the draft Plan.  The Long Range Transportation Plan directs federal and state dollars towards transportation investments we value in our community. It looks out at…

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Plant City – North Alexander Street Land Use and Market Study

Alexander Street Extension – Land Use & Marketing Study Completed in 2014, the Alexander Street “extension” located within the northeastern quadrant of Plant City connects the existing roadway terminus at Interstate-4 and traverses north to Paul Buchman Highway. Properties along this two-mile new roadway have been studied in relation to the Northeast Plant City Area…

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