Connections to Tomorrow – January 2022

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people biking through ybor on 7th avenune Plan Hillsborough’s 2021 Annual Report is ready for your perusal - Annual Report Learn about our special projects, ongoing work, and behind-the-scenes successes accomplished in 2021. Throughout this unprecedented time, our agency has continued to work together and collaborate with our local partner governments, citizens, stakeholders, boards, and committees in a hybrid environment to ensure our communities continue to thrive. Plan Hillsborough – 2021 Annual Report...
a young Tony Garcia A fond farewell to Tony Garcia - January 2022 – This month, we are saying goodbye to Tony Garcia after a planning career that spanned 28 years. His first job at the Planning Commission was as a Community Planner in the Research Department. He did population projections, produced the TRENDS report and created pie charts, tables and developed the first PowerPoint presentation...
Learn more about Tampa’s City Council redistricting at one of the upcoming Open Houses! - January 2022 – Did you know that between 2010 and 2020, one in four new residents of Hillsborough County moved to the City of Tampa? As required by state law and the City of Tampa’s Charter, the Planning Commission keeps up with this growth by evaluating the City of Tampa’s individual city council district boundaries....
CLC study meeting 2 graphic Help plan your neighborhood’s future - January 2022 – 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 easier...
some houses Weigh in on the new Property Rights Element for unincorporated Hillsborough County - January 2022 – This summer, Florida amended the Community Planning Act that now requires every city and county “to include in its comprehensive plan a property rights element,” see Florida Statutes § 163.3177(6)(i)1. This new element is required by House Bill 59, which became effective on July 1, 2021. At the direction of the Hillsborough...
kids shooting bows and arrows under adult supervision BOCC adopts three updated Sections into Hillsborough County Comprehensive Plan - On January 13, 2022, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) voted to adopt three updated Sections into the Hillsborough County Comprehensive Plan – Recreation and Open Space, Solid Waste, and Coastal Management. The language for each section was developed collaboratively with County staff and also incorporates feedback received from the community through numerous public and...
This map shows two ZIP Codes (33617 and 33637) wholly or partially within Temple Terrace. It also shows those areas (in blue ) that experiences growth in the period 2010-2020. Darker blue areas are areas that grew fastest. Temple Terrace’s population grew 9% from 2010–2020 - January 2022 – This is the fourth in a series of articles looking at population growth from 2010-2020.  Temple Terrace grew 9% to 26,832 people[i]. Back in August, the Census Bureau released its first batch of data and releases will continue through 2022. Since this data is at the block level, we can look at...
TIP logo TPO Board approves nine TIP amendments - January 2022 – The Hillsborough Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) passed nine Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) amendments to fund projects on I-75, I-4, State Road 60, US 301, and South Dale Mabry Highway. Requested by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the projects would involve safety and operational adjustments, lighting projects, railroad crossing alterations, and pedestrian...
Introducing the State of the System Report for 2021 - January 2022 – Hillsborough Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) staff updated the State of the System Report and presented it to the TPO Board for approval in January 2022. The State of the System 2021 represents the current conditions of Hillsborough County and how the system has been performing since the last update in 2018. This...
a small single propeller aircraft getting ready to take off Urban Air Mobility Regional Modeling and Mobility Simulation Tool - January 2022 – If air taxis come to Tampa, where should they land? Access to destinations, local transit connections, and avoiding the flight paths of large and small airports all factor in. Over the last year, the TPO has beta-tested an air taxi siting tool created by NASA to help local governments and support the...
people enjoying the river from boardwalk Discover the Hillsborough River’s wild side and join the County Hiking Spree - January 2022 – Hillsborough County’s Hiking Spree is in full swing and offers a great way to get outdoors and see the Hillsborough River. This County program encourages people to hike the many public parks in the county and earn a prize upon completion. Participants may hike on their own, with a group, or through...
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