All posts tagged Connections to Tomorrow May 2022

Melissa Zornitta inducted into AICP College of Fellows

May 2022 – Planning Commission Executive Director Melissa Zornitta, FAICP, was recognized and inducted into to the AICP College of Fellows with the 2020 and 2022 FAICP classes on May 1 at the 2022 National Planning Conference in San Diego. She is pictured with some of the other APA Florida inductees including Hillsborough County’s Lucia…

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Celebrate Earth Day every day!

May 2022 – At Plan Hillsborough, we make plans for a resilient, sustainable, and thriving future throughout the year. But we recently celebrated Earth Day and Clean Air Month at community events. We were hands on with Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) staff and County Commissioner Harry Cohen for the Great Port Cleanup at McKay Bay…

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Join the Plan Hillsborough Team

May 2022 – We’re hiring a Planner I/II – Active Transportation to join the Transportation Planning Organization. Apply by May 24 on the Hillsborough County website. Learn more and apply

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Hillsborough County Procedures Manual to be updated

May 2022 – Planning Commission staff is in the process of amending the existing language of the Hillsborough County Procedures Manual to provide clarity to the plan amendment process. The Procedures Manual was last revised in 2016 and since that time there has been state legislation and other actions that have triggered a need to…

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We need your feedback on housing in Hillsborough County

May 2022 – Housing is a universal and fundamental human need. That’s why it plays such an important part in the overall economic, health, and social success of a community. Input from the community is invaluable to the planning process for this topic, so please fill out a short survey and consider grabbing your lunch…

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Weigh in on the vision for Tampa’s future

May 2022 – Between sports championships and relocation trends, it seems like the City of Tampa has stayed on the nation’s conscience as a top place to live, work, and play. With so much growth and attention coming to our area, it’s a great time to think about how the city can continue to accommodate…

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ICYMI: Watch last month’s Info BBQ on Transit Oriented Development

May 2022 – You can catch last month’s virtual Info BBQ (Brown Bag Quarterly) on Transit Oriented Development (TOD) over our YouTube Channel. Our panel discussed HART’s TOD Study and some of the ideas that emerged from the community at the recent public engagement charrettes in Tampa Heights. Watch the webinar

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Envisioning passenger rail in Florida

May 2022 – Working with the Florida MPO Advisory Council and its Freight & Rail Committee, your TPO cosponsored a statewide workshop on passenger rail in April. Speakers from the Federal Rail Administration, FDOT, and Amtrak discussed new grant programs available through the federal bipartisan infrastructure law, and opportunities to partner and implement better service…

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Building better seats at the decision-making table

May 2022 – There’s still time to help the TPO consider how to make the Citizen’s Advisory Committee better represent you! Just take a moment to answer seven short questions. With your help, the TPO can make sure we’re hearing from our diverse community and making it easier for everyone to participate! Take the survey

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New boating speed signs coming to Hillsborough River

May 2022 – The context of the lower Hillsborough River has changed over time from an industrial/shipping area to its current commercial, residential, and recreational setting. With this, a patchwork of various inconsistent boating reduced speed zones, including “slow speed,” “idle speed/no wake” and no restriction zones also developed over time. In the past few…

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