Connections to Tomorrow – September 2021

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kids with arms on each others shoulders Plan Hillsborough adopts 2021 Nondiscrimination Plan - September 2021 – The update of Plan Hillsborough’s 2021 Nondiscrimination and Equity Plan is complete. The Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission’s (Planning Commission) review and the Transportation Planning Organization’s (TPO) approval mark a major milestone in the agency’s effort to ensure its planning activities are nondiscriminatory and compliant with Federal regulations such as Title VI...
Lizzie Ehrreich and Bob Bernhart Plan Hillsborough welcomes new USF Fellows - September 2021 – Plan Hillsborough continues to support the University of South Florida’s (USF) Masters in Urban & Regional Planning (MURP) program through two fellowships each year. By familiarizing emerging planners with community priorities, these talented students contribute their knowledge and skills to our work. This year, we look forward to working with Lizzie Ehrreich,...
Melissa Dickens receiving award for One Water One Water Chapter takes home Award of Excellence at 2021 Florida Planning Conference - September 2021 – The APA Florida Project Awards program recognized One Water Chapter of the Hillsborough County Comprehensive Plan with an Award of Excellence in the Comprehensive Plan – Large Jurisdiction category at the 2021 Florida Planning Conference held in Miami from August 31–September 3. The One Water Chapter elevates the role of water in comprehensive plans...
coastal photo New Coastal High Hazard Area in effect - September 2021 – The Coastal High Hazard Area (CHHA) latest update by the State of Florida became effective August 4, 2021. Representations of these areas will be updated in the comprehensive plans; however, the new state defined line is in effect. The Planning Commission has updated our Planning Information Map Application (PIMA) to reflect the new...
Planning Design Awards 2021 jury Meet our Planning & Design Awards Jury for 2021 - September 2021 – A big thank you to our judges for the 39th Annual Planning & Design Awards presented by Tampa Electric and marketing partner the Tampa Bay Times. Their experience, insight, and thoughtful consideration made for truly interesting deliberations as they selected amazing projects that contribute significantly to the quality of life in our community. Our...
Hurricane Evacuation Route sign with Traffic Storm Evacuation Study to develop improvements to evacuation process - September 2021 – When the forecast cone of a named hurricane or tropical storm includes Tampa Bay, you may ask yourself the same question the famous English punk rock band, The Clash, asked: “Should I stay, or should I go?” This question is not an easy one to answer, and there are various factors that...
HART bus stop HART pilots project to help shape communities around transit - September 2021- In 2020, the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) kicked off a pilot project to get community feedback on an emerging type of community planning called Transit Oriented Development (TOD). A year later, the project continues as HART seeks community feedback on this pioneering project. TOD looks at existing conditions in a community,...
Register for the 4th Annual Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit graphic Register for the 4th Annual Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit! - September 2021 – Join the Sun Coast Transportation Planning Alliance (SCTPA), their planning partners, elected officials, and the many communities they serve as they come together for this year’s Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit. This free, hybrid event will run from November 2–4, and will feature virtual presentations, mobile in-person events, and more! Learn more:...
stakeholders assessing Hillsborough River flow Reclaimed wastewater recommended to be released into Hillsborough River - September 2021 – Jaturna Consultants and Applied Sciences, under contract with the City of Tampa, produced a new study on June 7, 2021 on alternatives to the current discharge of treated wastewater to the Bay. Staff from the City of Tampa presented the study to the River Board’s Technical Advisory Council (TAC) in August. The...
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