Greater Palm River Area Community Plan

Greater Palm River Area Community Plan (Effective August 26, 2008)

Planning Commission Staff Contact:

Countywide Planner • Countywide Planning Team

E planner@plancom.orgT 813.272.5940 • F 813.272.6258

Hillsborough County, Development Services Staff Contact:

Matt Lewis, Executive Planner •Community Planning Section

E LewisM@hillsboroughcounty.orgT 813.307.4507 • F 813.272.6068

To locate the complete adopted text of the community plan go to the Livable Communities Element and use the Table of Contents to go to the Greater Palm River Area Community Plan.

View the Sociocultural Data Report (SDR) for Greater Palm River. The SDR contains demographic information and trends for Greater Palm River from 1990 to 2015, a summary of existing land use within the community, and a list of facilities. A demographic profile for Hillsborough County is also available at the end of the document.


The Greater Palm River Area community is located adjacent to the City of Tampa, south of State Road 60/Adamo Drive, west of US Highway 301 to McKay Bay, and north of the boundary of the adopted Riverview Community Plan boundary, south of Madison Avenue/Progress Boulevard.

The proposed amendment to the Future Land Use Element will add text in the Community Plan and Special Areas section to include the Plan’s Vision, Goals and Strategies, boundary area and associated concept maps.

A list of seven themes/issues emerged: Infrastructure and Utilities, Crime and Public Safety, Traffic/Transportation, Parks and Recreation, Planning and Growth/Economic Development, Senior/Social/Health-Medical Services/Schools, and Environmental and Natural Resources. All the themes/issues, through consensus became the basis for development of the Plan’s vision statement, concept map, and proposed goals and strategies. 

The Greater Palm River Area Community Plan desires to retain a mixture of open spaces, large lots, and developed parcels; maintain high‐home ownership ratio, diverse multi‐cultural Community assets and neighborhoods, and historic landmarks. The community values the multi‐generational residential makeup; seeks to minimize thru traffic on local roadways, focusing thru trips to arterials; and desire to preserve and protect waterfronts, and recreational and environmentally‐sensitive lands. This Vision is graphically represented on the Greater Palm River Area Concept Map.


The environment recognizes and fosters an economically diverse community that includes additional residential, commercial, office, and industrial development accomplished through planned growth. It supports a mixture of old and new residential; both large lots with individual homes and higher density developments in appropriate areas as well as commercial, industrial development, and viable agricultural uses. New development and redevelopment will be encouraged to fit the characteristics of the existing and historic community. Community centers, sports complexes, parks, greenways, and water‐way access were established to provide a wealth of services and recreational opportunities to the community.


Goals and Strategies (listed in order of priority):

Goal 1: Infrastructure and Utilities

Goal 2: Crime and Public Safety

Goal 3: Traffic/Transportation

Goal 4: Parks and Recreation

Goal 5a: Planning and Growth/Economic Development

Goal 5b: Economic Development: Opportunities for Business Growth and Jobs

Goal 6: Senior, Social, Health-Medical Services and Schools

Goal 7a: Environment and Natural Resources

Goal 7b: Historic Preservation

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This plan was effective August 26, 2008 . If you would like further information, please contact the Planning Commission.

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CPA 08-08 Effective date:  August 26, 2008.



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Documents & Meetings

Community Plans adopted before 2009 do not include documents and meeting files at this time. This plan was effective August 26, 2008. Request for further information should be directed to staff.



To view the adopted boundary for the Greater Palm River Area Community Plan please click on the link below.

Palm River Boundary


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