Fowler Avenue Vision Study

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The Fowler Avenue Vision Study will evaluate the land use, transportation, and community characteristics required to create a Comprehensive Vision Plan that answers the question, what does Fowler Avenue become?

Fowler Avenue traverses through both Hillsborough County and City of Tampa jurisdictional boundaries, each subject to their respective regulations. This has created a development environment characterized by inconsistent development patterns along the corridor. Achieving a cohesive vision for the corridor requires identification of policy gaps, acknowledging points of agreement, leveraging existing projects, and coordination between jurisdictions, in addition to significant community and stakeholder outreach.

The resulting Comprehensive Vision Plan for the redevelopment of the East Fowler Avenue Corridor will paint a picture of the future that the corridor can grow into.

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Vision Map Area Study

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Scope of the Study

  • Evaluate the Land Use Categories along Fowler Avenue in both the City and County
  • Look at infrastructure needs
  • Increase safe and equitable transportation choices
  • Preserve the environment and open space
  • Create implementable design options


Phase 1

  • Existing Conditions Analysis
  • Began Summer 2022
  • Completed

Phase 2

  • Public Outreach & Vision Study
  • Winter 2022 – Summer 2023
  • Completed

Phase 3

  • Land Use Policy Recommendations
  • Fall 2023
  • Ongoing

Public Engagement


Public Comment

We encourage engagement, please let us know what you think!

Public comment

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Presentations and Community Events

Meeting Materials

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Community Workshops

The first Community Workshop Open House was held on Dec. 13, 2022, from 5-7 pm and a virtual open house was held on Dec. 14 from 11:30 am-12:00 pm.

Please see a recording of the meeting and presentations listed in the “Meetings Materials” section.

Open Houses will be conducted throughout the project to present findings from the existing conditions/inventory analysis and to receive community input about a vision for future development trends and community form. Please join our mailing list to learn more about this and future opportunities.

Walk and Talk Tour

Staff held guided walk audits of the study area on March 2 and March 4, 2023. Participants were encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas about the study area. The walk was led by members of the Florida Center for Community Design and Research at USF. Please RSVP by emailing [email protected]

View the Walk and Talk Routes
March 2 and March 4, 2023 – Guided walk of Fowler Avenue
Download and complete a self-guided walk audit

Vision Toolkit

Materials will be made available that you can use to talk about the plan with your community organization, neighborhood group, and others.

Check back here for updates.


A: This study was requested by Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa to create a connection between previous planning work, the different Land Use regulations of the jurisdictions along the corridor, and the community’s input on the future for Fowler Avenue.

A: The study area is along the Fowler Avenue corridor between Interstate 275 and 52nd Street inclusive of appropriate transitional areas to the north and south from the corridor into the neighborhoods. Established single family residential neighborhoods exist in many but not all areas south of the study boundary. Therefore, the north and south study boundaries are not anticipated to be linear. Rather, a context-sensitive approach must be used to identify the study boundary and it may vary from the north to the south. 

This study will produce a Comprehensive Vision Plan, a redevelopment plan and supporting policy (including written and visual depictions of desired future state) for the Fowler Avenue corridor.

A: The project schedule is anticipated to span eighteen (18) months from its initial kick-off.

A:  Get updates on this project by clicking on the Sign me up! button above.

Future Steps

Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code will be processed based upon action taken by Tampa City Council and Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners. The process will include workshops and public hearings with the Planning Commission, City Council and County Commission.