Completed Land Use Projects, Reports & Studies

These are completed projects and studies undertaken by or for the Planning Commission, related to land uses, corridors, economic conditions, and other comprehensive planning topics.

Year in Review - 2020 As planners, we like to anticipate what is coming ahead, but none of us could have imagined how COVID-19 would change our plans this year. From how we achieve our work tasks to our work environment, a lot has changed in the last year. When the health pandemic became prevalent in our community and...
Tampa Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimates that sea level rise will impact the Tampa Bay region in the next 25 years. Our region may experience sea level rise between .5 to 2.5 feet by 2050 (Tampa Bay Climate Science Advisory Panel, Final Report, August 2015). This report was conducted to identify potential areas...
Plant City – North Alexander Street Land Use and Market Study - Alexander Street Extension – Land Use & Marketing Study Completed in 2014, the Alexander Street “extension” located within the northeastern quadrant of Plant City connects the existing roadway terminus at Interstate-4 and traverses north to Paul Buchman Highway. Properties along this two-mile new roadway have been studied in relation to the Northeast Plant City Area...
Coast High Hazard map clipping Development in the Coastal High Hazard: Best Practices Policy Analysis (2020) - The Development in the Coastal High Hazard (CHHA) Area: A Best Practices Policy Analysis report evaluates how staff determines consistency with the Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa Comprehensive Plans regarding applications for density increases in the Coastal High Hazard Area (CHHA). Of particular concern was whether policies and criteria in our Comprehensive Plans...
East Fowler Avenue Land Use Study: A Discussion of Future Land Use Options - Phase I: Background Report, Updated Draft: 01.29.19 The East Fowler Avenue Land Use Study includes a review existing development conditions, zoning and future land uses, and strategic objectives of anchor institutions of the area (represented by the Tampa Innovation Partnership (Tampa !p) Executive Board, along the corridor. The study area is generally for I-275 to...
Brandon Corridor & Mixed Use Centers Pilot Project (2017) - The Brandon Corridors and Mixed-Use Centers Study was a joint pilot project of the Hillsborough MPO and the Planning Commission.
Ruskin Community Profile - The Ruskin Community Profile is based on current background data of issues, patterns, and trends. Includes text, tables, charts, maps, and graphics of the demographic, social, economic, land use and infrastructure. Published August 2019. Includes Executive Summary, Background, SWOT Survey, Socioeconomic Summary, Economics/Employment, Unemployment/Areas of Concern, Environment, Zoning, Ruskin Community Infrastructure, Ruskin Community Facilities/Services, Ruskin Capital...
Gibsonton Gibsonton Community Profile - Project Overview What is the intent of the Community Profile? The purpose of the Gibsonton Community Profile is to provide an analysis of market and economic development trends affecting demand for new development and redevelopment in the Gibsonton Community Plan area. The profile will examine current data for patterns and trends in the overall Gibsonton...
Urban Design for Shared Mobility - The use of autonomous vehicles to support public transportation needs in Florida is an emerging issue. The integration of these technologies could challenge a range of current planning assumptions, from the municipal ownership of public transportation assets to the local land-use plan policies required to accommodate such use.  Much of what will ultimately be required...
City of Tampa City Council Redistricting (2021) - City of Tampa Council Redistricting Español City of Tampa Council Redistricting The Tampa City Charter, Article II, Section 2.01, states the incorporated city shall be redivided by  recommendation and with the approval of the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission, into seven council districts, three of those districts being identical with the territorial boundaries of the...
Hillsborough County East Rural Agriculture Reserve Study - Based on direction from the Board of County Commissioners, Planning Commission staff recently completed a draft analysis of the adopted Goals, Objectives and Policies in the Comprehensive Plan related to the rural area and agricultural uses. The study area is generally south of SR 60, north of the Manatee County Line, and outside the Urban...
Downtown Tampa Public Parking Garage Assessment - In 2017, a parking scorecard to assess the inventory of public parking structures in Downtown Tampa was developed. Using the scorecard a study assessed four dimensions of parking structures to evaluate the user experience related to accessibility, efficiency, aesthetics, and safety. Data collected from this assessment may help facilitate changes to the existing public parking...
Downtown Tampa Parking User Survey - The Downtown Tampa Parking Survey was conducted between November 2016 and February 2017 with a total of 1,428 responses collected. Responses to the various questions have provided insight to the City of Tampa and the Tampa Downtown Partnership about potential improvements that could be made to increase parking satisfaction.  For more information, please contact Jay...
Food Innovation District Best Practices Guide - There is increasing demand for innovative locally grown food products. Nationwide, innovation is occurring in research and development, growing, production, distribution and preparation of food. As demonstrated by a nationwide trend in communities around the United States, food innovation has the potential to create economic and community benefits as well as promote food security and...
Ybor City Vision 2020 - City of Tampa – Ybor City Development Corporation (YCDC)  asked the Planning Commission to help create a new Vision Plan for the Ybor City 1 and 2 Community Redevelopment Areas (CRA) of the City of Tampa. Ybor City, only one of two nationally recognized landmark districts in Florida, has a unique background and diverse cultural...
Photo of a cow and bull calf Review of Agrihood Case Studies - Overview Demand for master community developments centered around golf courses with acres of fairways and putting greens has decreased in recent years while Agrihoods have grown in popularity. Agrihoods are meant to preserve natural lands and existing farmland by allocating space for agriculture, food production, and natural features in development. Agrihoods are primarily within master-planned...
Best Practices in Parking Management: Ideas to stimulate program development in the City of Tampa - The Tampa Downtown Partnership and the City of Tampa  asked the Planning Commission to complete a review of best practices in parking management and evaluate parking solutions and new technologies that would provide for more efficient use of existing parking in order to accommodate more employees, residents, and visitors. With this report, City officials and...
Terrace Park | University Square : HiAP Food Access & Community Gardens - Planning Commission was awarded a 2016-2017 Planning Technical Assistance through the Department of Economic Development, to review the City of Tampa’s Comprehensive Plan related to “Health in All Policies” (HiAP) with a focus on food access in the Terrace Park|University Square community. HiAP is a collaborative approach to improving the health of all people by...
public bus Value Added Mobility Study (VAMS) - Project Overview Plan Hillsborough and University of South Florida have researched and compiled a review of case studies discussing value added or capture mechanisms deployed in the delivery of various transit systems, this review not only provided an evaluation of value added or capture options, but also recognized key persons and organizations whose insights may...
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