Connections to Tomorrow – October 2021

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Roxanne Wilder Get your tickets for our 39th Annual Planning & Design Awards by October 20! - October 2021 – Join us for the 39th Annual Planning & Design Awards on Wednesday, October 27 presented by Tampa Electric to celebrate excellence in planning and design in Hillsborough County. Due to minimal virtual tickets purchased, we are offering only in-person tickets this year. We are excited to welcome Roxanne Wilder as our awards host....
Melissa Dickens receiving award for One Water One Water Chapter receives more planning accolades - October 2021 – Each year the American Planning Association (APA), County Planning Division (CPD) and its sister organization, the National Association of County Planners (NACP) gives out County Planning Project Awards. This year, Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission and Hillsborough County are the recipient of an Award of Excellence in the Comprehensive Plan – Large...
Commercial Locational Criteria Study banner Commercial-Locational Criteria update for Hillsborough County gets underway - October 2021 – Over the next six months, the Planning Commission will be updating the Commercial-Locational Criteria within the Hillsborough County Comprehensive Plan. These Criteria are a set of requirements for new commercial development to ensure these facilities integrate harmoniously into our communities. How can you participate? Visit our interactive ‘socialpinpoint’ online tool to provide...
Map shows 2010 population estimate in orange and new resident through 2020 in yellow for the fastest growing ZIP Codes in Hillsborough County. These ZIP Codes are: 33547 33548 33570 33572 33573 33578 33579 33598 33602 33619 In these ZIP Codes, population growth ranged from 41% and 93%. Average growth was 63%. Which 10 ZIP Codes in Hillsborough County grew the most from 2010 – 2020? - October 2021 – From 2010-2020, the Hillsborough County’s population grew 20% to 1.5 million residents[i]. Back in August, the Census Bureau released its first batch of data. Data releases will continue through 2022. Since this data is at the Census block level, we can look at population dynamics in small areas (e.g., ZIP Codes). There...
traffic TPO approves FDOT proposed TIP amendments to improve flow and safety - October 2021 – On October 13, the Hillsborough Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) approved funding for three groups of Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) projects: the preliminary phase of the Westshore Interchange Reconstruction project, operational and safety improvements to the Downtown Interchange, and technology to address traffic congestion along five corridors. The TPO Board voted 14-0...
nikki fried Nikki Fried to kick-off Annual Coalition of Community Gardens Conference - October 2021 – Garden enthusiasts across the region can enjoy a special guest at this year’s Coalition of Community Gardens annual conference: Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried. The event takes place Friday, Oct. 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It includes the following itinerary: Community gardens panel featuring the Apollo Beach Community Forest Garden,...
Gulf Coast Safe Street Hybrid Summit 2021 graphic Register today for the 4th Annual Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit! - October 2021 – Registration is still open for the 4th annual Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit. This free event will take place November 2 – 4, bringing together a fantastic array of presentations and panels to encourage transportation safety and accessibility across the region. Each year, the Sun Coast Transportation Planning Alliance (SCTPA) hosts the...
Vision Zero crosswalk design Mayor Castor celebrates Crosswalks to Classrooms at MacFarlane Elementary - October 2021 — Tampa Mayor Jane Castor joined students and staff from MacFarlane Park Elementary School on Oct. 6 to celebrate the city’s  newest Crosswalks to Classrooms street mural and commemorate National Walk to School Day. During the event Mayor Castor greeted students and discussed the importance of the Crosswalks to Classrooms project and its contribution to...
hillsborough river County considers stronger fertilizer ordinance - October 2021 – Fertilizer application is considered a significant contributor to the excessive nutrient loadings of our water ways, including the Hillsborough River and Tampa Bay. These excessive nutrients can cause algae blooms that can deplete oxygen and cloud the water causing problems for wildlife and seagrasses. In one of its worst cases it can...
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