Connections to Tomorrow – April 2022

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Virtual Info BBQ: Transit Oriented Development–Are we on the right track? - April 2022 – Following citizen engagement design charrettes for HART’s TOD Study recently held in Tampa Heights, our panel will share what the community had to say and what ideas emerged that will shape recommendations for the entire TOD corridor. Panelists from the project team include study consultant Steve Schukraft, HDR, Inc., Stephen Benson, City of...
Melissa Zornitta accepting award Planning Commission wins award for Climate Change & Resiliency Comprehensive Plan Integration - April 2022 – The Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission and Hillsborough County were recognized at the 28th Annual Future of the Region Awards for its integration of Climate Change and Resiliency language into the Unincorporated Hillsborough County Comprehensive Plan. Much of the integration focused on the Coastal Management Section of the Comprehensive Plan which provides...
Figure 1 is a map of voting precincts colored by new single member districts for the City Tampa. This single member districts will be in effect for the March 2023 municipal elections. The colors for each Districts are as follows: District 4 (South Tampa) is in cyan District 5 (East Tampa) is in green District 6 (Westshore) is in rose District 7 (New Tampa ) is in blue Planning Commission approves new boundaries for Tampa City Council Districts - April 2022 – As required by Section 2.01 of the City of Tampa Charter, every four years, the Planning Commission is required to evaluate and update the boundaries of Tampa’s four single-member districts (Districts 4, 5, 6, and 7). On Monday, April 11, at the second of two public hearings, the Planning Commission approved the...
Live Grow Thrive 2045 Logo - Square Tell us your vision for Tampa’s future! - April 2022 – The Planning Commission, in coordination with the City Planning Department, has begun a multi-phased, multi-year plan update that will lead to in-depth revisions to the Tampa Comprehensive Plan. Now is your opportunity to establish the big picture for how our community will grow over the next 20 years. Join us for a...
aerial view of Fowler Ave Request for Proposals for Fowler Avenue Vision Plan - April 2022 – The Planning Commission is seeking proposals from qualified planning consultants to develop a comprehensive Vision Plan for the redevelopment of the Fowler Avenue Corridor. Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa requested Planning Commission staff coordinate a visioning study for Fowler Avenue. The Corridor traverses through both County and City jurisdictional boundaries,...
architectural illustration of a commercial district filled with people Commercial Locational Criteria Study to be presented at Planning Commission and BOCC workshops - April 2022 – The Commercial-Locational Criteria Study will be workshopped before the Planning Commission on May 9 and the Board of County Commissioners on May 11. This is an ongoing text amendment with public hearings tentatively scheduled for August. The latest draft language can be found on the project page. We welcome your valuable feedback!...
FLiP 2019 attendees presenting FLiP returns for summer 2022! - April 2022 – Know a Hillsborough County high school student who may be interested in learning about a potential career in planning? We are excited to announce that our Future Leaders in Planning (FLiP) program is returning this summer! After a two-year break due to the pandemic, we are ready once again to embark on...
HART bus rider in wheelchair using ramp to enter bus Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board to hold annual public workshop - April 2022 – The Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board (TDCB) is responsible for overseeing the Sunshine Line and Transportation Disadvantaged Program in Hillsborough County to help those who don’t have access to transportation due to a disability, low income, or older age. Join us to learn about the system, meet the Board Members, and discuss the...
"take our survey" graphic The Citizens Advisory Committee needs your input - April 2022 – Transportation plans are better when many different perspectives are considered. Your TPO’s Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is an important part of making sure that happens! The TPO is taking another look at how our CAC is organized to consider opportunities to make it more inclusive and representative of all our community members. This review...
Person working on urban plans New TPO Planning Studies - April 2022 – Every year, the TPO kicks off a new round of studies to better understand our community and its needs. This spring’s crop includes: Health impact assessment of the Long Range Transportation Plan’s “complete streets” projects Supply chain resilience study Tampa schools transportation safety study Plant City Canal Trail study Hillsborough County Bike Facilities...
Johnny Wong Dr. Johnny Wong selected for Tampa Bay Smart Cities Alliance leadership team - April 2022 – Congratulations to the TPO’s very own Dr. Johnny Wong! In recognition of his efforts, the Core Team of the Tampa Bay Smart Cities Alliance (TBSCA) has selected him for their Leadership Team. Dr. Wong will collaborate with others in the group to move the region forward in deploying cutting-edge technologies that cut...
shore line with sea wall Making our shorelines resilient - April 2022 – Natural shorelines are dynamic and ever-changing. Sometimes these changes are too slow to be noticed and sometimes they are fast and dramatic, such as after major hurricanes and floods. With encroaching development, many shorelines are restricted and have often been “hardened” to prevent the natural changes in the shoreline that could impact...
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