Fowler Avenue Vision Study

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Project Overview

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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Scope of the Study

Phase 1

Existing Conditions Analysis

Began Summer 2022

Phase 2

Public Outreach and Vision Study

Winter 2022 – Summer 2023

Phase 3

Land Use Policy Recommendations

Fall 2023

Public Engagement

The 1st Community Workshop Open House was held on Dec. 13, 2022 from 5pm-7pm and a virtual open house was held on Dec. 14 from 11:30am-12:00pm.

Please see a recording of the meeting and presentations listed below in the “Community 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.

View the Open House Presentation

Join us for a guided walk audit of the study area on Feb. 24 and 25. Participants are encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas about the study area!

The walk will be led by members of the Florida Center for Community Design and Research at USF.

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

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Community Meeting Materials

Materials from community engagement activities posted below:

Feb. 24/25, 2023 – Fowler Walk and Talk Audit


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Drop in anytime between 11:30am and 12:30pm on Dec. 14, 2022  to learn more about the project, leave comments on the Vision, and participate in planning activities.

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Drop in anytime between 5:00pm and 7:00pm on Dec. 13, 2022 at the Soaring City Innovation Partnership black box theater at the University Mall. The community meeting will be located on the 2nd floor of the mall across from LOOK and close by the food court. Click for Meeting Location Map

The public will be able to learn more about the project, leave comments on the Vision, and participate in planning activities.


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. 

A: 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.

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Supporting Documents

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Alvaro Gabaldon, Planning Commission

T: 813.582.7349


Jay Collins, AICP

Jay Collins, Planning Commission

T: 813.582.7335