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City of Tampa City Council Redistricting (2021)

City of Tampa Council Redistricting Español City of Tampa Council Redistricting The Tampa City Charter, Article II, Section 2.01, states the incorporated city shall be redivided by  recommendation and with the approval of the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission, into seven council districts, three of those districts being identical with the territorial boundaries of the…

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Plant City – Mixed Use Gateway Land Development Regulations

The intent of the Mixed Use Gateway Land Use Plan Category is to support economic development, reinforce a sense of entry, promote transportation efficiency, and provide a specific location where a mixing of working, shopping, office, lodging and residential uses can occur.  The gateway is intended primarily to be more urban in character, with a…

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Kennedy Blvd Multimodal Safety Review (2017)

The SR60-Kennedy Blvd Multimodal Safety Review was conducted by the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization in coordination with the Florida Department of Transportation and the City of Tampa. The purpose of the study was to diagnose the most significant causes of conflict along the corridor and identify strategies to enhance multimodal safety and mobility. The…

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Terrace Park | University Square : HiAP Food Access & Community Gardens

Planning Commission was awarded a 2016-2017 Planning Technical Assistance through the Department of Economic Development, to review the City of Tampa’s Comprehensive Plan related to “Health in All Policies” (HiAP) with a focus on food access in the Terrace Park|University Square community. HiAP is a collaborative approach to improving the health of all people by…

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Tampa Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimates that sea level rise will impact the Tampa Bay region in the next 25 years. Our region may experience sea level rise between .5 to 2.5 feet by 2050 (Tampa Bay Climate Science Advisory Panel, Final Report, August 2015). This report was conducted to identify potential areas…

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Dale Mabry Pedestrian Overpass Feasibility Study (2017)

The Hillsborough County MPO is conducting a feasibility study of various alternatives that will connect the existing section of the I-275 trail which currently terminates at Church Avenue along the north side of I-275, across Dale Mabry Highway, to a proposed trail alignment along the south side of I-275 starting at Himes Avenue. The approximate study…

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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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Year in Review

2020 As planners, we like to anticipate what is coming ahead, but none of us could have imagined how COVID-19 would change our plans this year. From how we achieve our work tasks to our work environment, a lot has changed in the last year. When the health pandemic became prevalent in our community and…

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46th and 131st Avenue Complete Streets Study (2015)

131st Avenue and 46th Street / Skipper Road are major corridors in the vicinity of the University of South Florida (USF) in Hillsborough County. Both are currently two-lane roadways with relatively heavy pedestrian activity. 46th Street is identified in the Long Range Transportation Plan as a roadway needing to be widened to 4 lanes. Hillsborough County is studying both corridors for…

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Tampa Hillsborough Greenways and Trails Master Plan Update (2016)

The Tampa‐Hillsborough Greenways and Trails Plan Update had two major objectives. The first objective was to update the County’s Greenways Master Plan by integrating the various recent pedestrian, bicycle, and multi‐use trail projects and planning efforts into the Plan. The second was to identify trail and facility connection opportunities to further improve the region’s multimodal…

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Design Treatments Pedestrian Crossing & Bike Striping (2004)

The Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) considers the safety of its citizens paramount. In response to these safety concerns and the need to provide more efficient use of existing roadway rights-of-way, the MPO strives to provide an environment that encourages balance between conventional (single occupant private vehicles and other transportation modes) and non-conventional (walking,…

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Busch Boulevard Accessibility Evaluation (2006)

The purpose of this study was to evaluate specific areas on Busch Boulevard where the accessibility of sidewalks, intersections and transit stops can be improved. To inform  transportation agencies and local governments of Americans  with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other access issues important  to citizens with disabilities. To provide an example of how to institute…

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Regional Jobs Access Plan (2000)

Transportation has become a key barrier to those moving from welfare to work. Nationally, while two-thirds of all new jobs are now in the suburbs, three-quarters of welfare recipients live in rural areas or centra cities. Public transit tends to be available in the suburbs only on a limited basis, and even in the center…

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