Connections to Tomorrow – December 2021

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Plan Hillsborough staff, friends and family spreading holiday cheer Plan Hillsborough shares holiday spirit - December 2021 – On December 17, Plan Hillsborough staff were joined by a spouse, a daughter, a grandson, and a cat to spread holiday cheer throughout Whispering Oaks Nursing Home. Our staff donated and delivered 30 gift packages filled with much needed personal items and warm wishes before caroling throughout the facility. This Plan Hillsborough...
2021/22 City of Tampa Redistricting is underway - December 2021 – Every four years, as required by state law and the City of Tampa’s Charter, the Planning Commission evaluates the City of Tampa’s individual council district boundaries. There are seven council districts in Tampa. Council Districts 1, 2, and 3 are at-large districts (i.e., citywide). Meaning, these council members are elected by all...
CLC study meeting 2 graphic Tell us what commercial uses should be allowed in County residential neighborhoods - December 2021 – Unincorporated Hillsborough County citizens are encouraged to assist the Planning Commission with the Commercial-Location Criteria Study for Unincorporated Hillsborough County by telling us what changes to the requirements you would like to see. The purpose of the study is to determine the best location for future commercial uses and to make it...
This figure shows the 12 Tampa ZIP Codes that grew the fastest in the period 2010-2020. The are as follows: 33534 33570 33592 33602 33606 33609 33611 33619 33621 33629 33637 33647 The chart shows 2010 population (in orange) and new population 2010-2020 (in yellow). Tampa’s population grew by 27% from 2010 – 2020 - December 2021 – This is the third in a series of articles looking at population growth from 2010 – 2020.  In this period, the City of Tampa grew by the highest percentage of any jurisdiction in Hillsborough County[i]. It grew 27% to 392,953 people. More than one of every four new residents moved to the...
TIP logo TPO Board to consider nine Transportation Improvement Program amendments - December 2021 – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has requested $3.5 million in Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) amendments. The Hillsborough TPO will consider nine TIP amendments to fund projects on I-75, I-4, State Road 60, US 301, and South Dale Mabry Highway. The projects would involve safety and operational adjustments, lighting projects, railroad crossing...
Mother and child wearing bicycle helmets and smiling USF to Green ARTery Trail Study recommendations released - December 2021 – The Hillsborough TPO has released recommendations from the USF to Green ARTery Trail Study, a project that evaluated connections from the University Area to the existing and proposed trail system in Tampa and Hillsborough County. The study kicked off in March 2021, exploring the feasibility of a trail connecting the University of...
HART bus rider in wheelchair using ramp to enter bus Updated transportation plan addresses needs of disadvantaged riders - December 2021 – The Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged approved Hillsborough’s new Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan (TDSP), which continues our local commitment to transportation services for persons with disabilities, older adults, and individuals with lower incomes. Updated annually, this state-required plan provides a needs assessment of local program services, socio-economic data on the transportation...
Figure 1 shows the number of days per year of no flow in the Hillsborough river near the Tampa Dam from 1995 to 2020. The number of days without flow has been trending down since the last high of over 275 days in 2006 River Recovery Status Report released - December 2021 – The Southwest Florida Water Management District released the Lower Hillsborough River Recovery Strategy Implementation Annual Update Report for 2021. The report provides an annual update regarding implementation of projects outlined in the Hillsborough River Recovery Strategy that are needed to recover minimum flows adopted for the Lower Hillsborough River (LHR). As required...
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