Connections to Tomorrow – June 2021

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Plan Hillsborough future leaders in planning camp for kids Plan Hillsborough helps keep youth learning this summer - June 2021 – In  April 2021, Lena Young, founder of the Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association (THJCA), called upon Plan Hillsborough to share its expertise with the youth at her summer camp. Agency staff eagerly moved into action. The result is an eight-week, high-energy program designed to help young people advocate for city planning and...
West Park Village Request for proposals for Commercial Locational Criteria study - June 2021 – The Planning Commission is in the process of updating the Future of Hillsborough: Comprehensive Plan for Unincorporated Hillsborough County Florida. This study will update the framework for allowing non-residential development in residential land use categories and balance the changing demands for retail and non-residential uses in residential areas based upon the continued...
This bar chart shows median household income for 2010 (blue) and 2019 (orange) in 2019 dollars. The chart shows income figures for Florida, Broward, Hillsborough, Miami-Dade, Orange, and Palm Beach Counties. In relation to 2010, for all these places, median household income has remained the same, increased/declined slightly. An in-depth look at income inequality in Hillsborough County - June 2021 – An in-depth look at income inequality in Hillsborough County “The extent of and continuing increase in inequality in the United States greatly concerns me.” – Janet Yellen, Secretary of the Treasury[i] Despite tremendous growth in the county’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the last 10 years (29%)[ii], household median income in Hillsborough...
HART bus TPO Board gives the green light to Transportation Improvement Program - June 2021 – On June 9, 2021, the Hillsborough Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) approved its Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), a five-year plan that includes $3.1 billion in funding for local transportation projects. During the five-hour-long meeting, Board members heard recommendations from TPO staff, FDOT Secretary David Gwynn, and the public. Projects proposed for I-275 through...
houses in Ybor neighborhood Equity is on the way as Nondiscrimination Plan moves closer to completion - June 2021 – This year’s Nondiscrimination Plan update is almost complete. As of March 2021, staff finished a public engagement phase with Hillsborough County residents to identify the challenges they face accessing community elements, such as transportation options, quality housing, public engagement meetings, and to other important places in the County. The goal of this...
house on river with boat and dock New study shows Hillsborough River’s vulnerability to climate change and sea level rise - June 2021 – Hillsborough County commissioned USF’s Florida Center for Community Design and Research, with project management provided by the Planning Commission, to conduct a comprehensive Community Vulnerability Study (CVS). The purpose of the study is to address Senate Bill 1094 (2015) “Peril of Flood Act” and identify long-range planning options for the County’s coastal...
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