Connections to Tomorrow – May 2022

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Melissa Zornitta standing with other newly awarded AICP College Fellows Melissa Zornitta inducted into AICP College of Fellows - May 2022 – Planning Commission Executive Director Melissa Zornitta, FAICP, was recognized and inducted into to the AICP College of Fellows with the 2020 and 2022 FAICP classes on May 1 at the 2022 National Planning Conference in San Diego. She is pictured with some of the other APA Florida inductees including Hillsborough County’s Lucia...
Plan Hillsborough staff earth day clean-up Celebrate Earth Day every day! - May 2022 – At Plan Hillsborough, we make plans for a resilient, sustainable, and thriving future throughout the year. But we recently celebrated Earth Day and Clean Air Month at community events. We were hands on with Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) staff and County Commissioner Harry Cohen for the Great Port Cleanup at McKay Bay...
We're Hiring! graphic Join the Plan Hillsborough Team - May 2022 – We’re hiring a Planner I/II – Active Transportation to join the Transportation Planning Organization. Apply by May 24 on the Hillsborough County website. Learn more and apply
Cover of the Hillsborough County Procedures Manual Hillsborough County Procedures Manual to be updated - May 2022 – Planning Commission staff is in the process of amending the existing language of the Hillsborough County Procedures Manual to provide clarity to the plan amendment process. The Procedures Manual was last revised in 2016 and since that time there has been state legislation and other actions that have triggered a need to...
construction workers outside residential building We need your feedback on housing in Hillsborough County - May 2022 – Housing is a universal and fundamental human need. That’s why it plays such an important part in the overall economic, health, and social success of a community. Input from the community is invaluable to the planning process for this topic, so please fill out a short survey and consider grabbing your lunch...
bike rack in the foreground, cruise ship in the background in Channelside Weigh in on the vision for Tampa’s future - May 2022 – Between sports championships and relocation trends, it seems like the City of Tampa has stayed on the nation’s conscience as a top place to live, work, and play. With so much growth and attention coming to our area, it’s a great time to think about how the city can continue to accommodate...
Planning Commission Info BBQ (Brown Bag Quarterly) logo Hungry for good information? ICYMI: Watch last month’s Info BBQ on Transit Oriented Development - May 2022 – You can catch last month’s virtual Info BBQ (Brown Bag Quarterly) on Transit Oriented Development (TOD) over our YouTube Channel. Our panel discussed HART’s TOD Study and some of the ideas that emerged from the community at the recent public engagement charrettes in Tampa Heights. Watch the webinar
Amtrak train parked at station Envisioning passenger rail in Florida - May 2022 – Working with the Florida MPO Advisory Council and its Freight & Rail Committee, your TPO cosponsored a statewide workshop on passenger rail in April. Speakers from the Federal Rail Administration, FDOT, and Amtrak discussed new grant programs available through the federal bipartisan infrastructure law, and opportunities to partner and implement better service...
TIP logo View a draft of the 2022/23 Transportation Improvement Program and tell us what you think! - May 2022 – A draft of the 2022/23 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is ready for the public to review, and the TPO Board will consider it for approval at a public hearing in June. The TIP includes three important lists detailing existing priority projects that are already funded, projects that are candidates for new funding,...
graphic full of people that asks "what do you think?" Building better seats at the decision-making table - May 2022 – There’s still time to help the TPO consider how to make the Citizen’s Advisory Committee better represent you! Just take a moment to answer seven short questions. With your help, the TPO can make sure we’re hearing from our diverse community and making it easier for everyone to participate! Take the survey
map of boating speed signs New boating speed signs coming to Hillsborough River - May 2022 – The context of the lower Hillsborough River has changed over time from an industrial/shipping area to its current commercial, residential, and recreational setting. With this, a patchwork of various inconsistent boating reduced speed zones, including “slow speed,” “idle speed/no wake” and no restriction zones also developed over time. In the past few...
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