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Commercial-Locational Criteria Study

Project Overview Planning Commission staff is in the process of updating the Commercial-Locational Criteria Policies, Objective 22, in the Future of Hillsborough: Comprehensive Plan for Unincorporated Hillsborough County. The purpose of this study is to provide an analysis of the current Commercial-Locational Criteria and analyze best practices resulting in updated policy for the Unincorporated Hillsborough Comprehensive…

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Potential Best Practices for Environmentally Friendly Noise Walls

A byproduct of increasing urban populations and highway driving, traffic related noise creates a burden on communities that border major roadways. Community members in these neighborhoods are also affected by vehicle emissions and other traffic-related pollutants. To reduce noise levels, noise walls are typically recognized as the most effective method by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

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Environmentally Sensitive Land Credit – HC/CPA 21-04

Overview At the direction of the Board of County Commission, the Planning Commission staff, the Development Services Department and the County Attorney’s Office  were directed to coordinate and prepare an amendment to the Future Land Use Element of the Comprehensive Plan and the Land Development Code, for the purpose of  eliminating  the Environmentally Sensitive Land…

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Emerging Transportation Choices

Today we have new types of transportation and technologies that didn’t exist a few years ago.  Who could have imagined that we can summon a ride and pay using a smart phone, or that we can order things online – even groceries – and have them delivered to our front door within hours? As new…

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Transportation Research Board Annual Conference

February 2020 – Kittelson and Associates worked with the Hillsborough MPO to create an award-winning poster that was displayed at the 99th Annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) meeting January 12-16 in Washington, D.C. Lisa Silva, Principal Planner for the MPO, had the honor of presenting the poster which focused on transportation equity techniques in the…

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Plant City Transit Study

Project Overview The Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is collaborating with the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) and the City of Plant City to create a Transit Plan for the City of Plant City. This project will focus on the feasibility of re-initiating transit service from Tampa to Plant City through a travel market analysis….

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Elementor #37763

  If you have any questions please contact Krista Kelly at 813.273.3774 x328 or kellyk@plancom.org

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Temple Terrace Low-Speed Electric Vehicle/Golf Cart Crossing Study

Temple Terrace’s existing network of local roadways already allow golf carts to operate according to the City’s guidelines. However, the City is divided by two major state roads, 56th St. and Fowler Ave. Therefore, the study focused on crossing these two major thoroughfares to allow all residents to have access to the golf course Temple…

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Regional/Multicounty Transportation Plans & Studies

The Hillsborough MPO participates in several taskforces and standing groups where organizations from multiple counties work together on topics of joint interest. Examples include the MPO Chairs’ Coordinating Committee and the Tampa Bay TMA Leadership Group.   These collaborations have resulted in many multi-county studies, plans, and regionwide top-priority project lists over the years. MPO Chairs…

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It’s TIME to say thank you!

August 2019 – 5,219 thanks that is… one for each of you who participated in the It’s TIME Hillsborough survey! We value your opinion and appreciate the time you took telling us how you’d like to invest in the future of our community. Survey results are being factored into the update of the Long Range…

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Plan Hillsborough Website Accessibility Policy

We are committed to providing accessible content to all users. As we are going through the process to meet today’s industry standards and guidelines if there are documents or services that you are having an issue accessing or if you feel there is something we can improve upon to make services better available to you,…

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