Connections to Tomorrow – July 2021

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FLiP Jr graphic POSTPONED: FLiP Jr. youth to reveal “Our City” beautification project - Please note that we have postponed this event, and we will announce a future date soon. For inquiries, please contact Davida A. Franklin at franklind@plancom.org  or 813-565-9379. July 2021 – Plan Hillsborough invites the public to the Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association (THJCA) on July 31 for the final reveal of the “Our City” beautification...
neighborhood outside of downtown Tampa with skyline in the distance Housing Section of the Hillsborough County Comprehensive Plan update to explore revising Affordable Housing Density Bonus - July 2021 – Establishing policies that will provide housing for all residents, regardless of socioeconomic background, is a significant factor in planning for a community. To meet the changing needs of the County, the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission is currently updating the Housing Section of the Unincorporated Hillsborough County Comprehensive Plan Update (the Plan)...
house under construction Residents share thoughts on growth and development in unincorporated county area - July 2021 – Citizen and stakeholder outreach is paramount to comprehensive planning. As part of the continued updates to Hillsborough County’s Comprehensive Plan, and at the direction of the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, the Planning Commission enlisted HCP Associates to get statistically valid feedback from unincorporated area residents on growth, quality of life,...
disabled child being taught how to ride a bike iCanBike program teaches people with disabilities to ride bikes - July 2021 – It was a moment Paisley will always remember: the day she learned how to ride a bike. Gena Torres remembers that moment as well; she’s the volunteer that taught Paisley how to ride. “It was such an honor to participate in the iCan Bike program this summer,” the TPO executive planner fondly...
gulf coast safe streets summit 2021 call for entries banner Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit 2021 accepting presentation proposals - July 2021 – A call for proposals is now open for the Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit, an annual event that advocates for transportation safety and accessibility throughout the Tampa Bay area. The hybrid event takes place November 2–4, 2021, and will feature virtual speakers, virtual panels, in-person mobile workshops, and virtual presentation sessions. The deadline for proposals is July 23, 2021. “Plan Hillsborough is excited to...
nikki fried POSTPONED: Nikki Fried to kick off 4th Annual Coalition of Community Gardens Conference - July 2021 – Please note: The conference has been postponed. For more information, please contact the Coalition of Community Gardens at communitygardnestb@gmail.com or 813-463-2660. The Coalition of Community Gardens – Tampa Bay is excited to feature a very special guest at its conference this year: Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried! The virtual event will take...
the lower green swamp Restoration of Lower Green Swamp Preserve benefits the Hillsborough River - July 2021 – At the River Board’s June meeting, Stephen Raymond, Hillsborough County, and Maya Burke, Tampa Bay Estuary Program (TBEP), discussed the Lower Green Swamp Preserve Hydrologic Improvement and Freshwater Wetland Restoration Project. This project provides benefits to the Hillsborough River as this area is part of the headwaters of the river. Ms. Burke...
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