About Us

The Plan Hillsborough website is designed to serve all of the citizens of  Hillsborough County, in terms of providing a single place to find out about long-range planning projects, plans, and opportunities to get involved. The three organizations represented here are the following:


The Planning Commission serves the citizens of Hillsborough County, City of Plant City, City of Temple Terrace, and the City of Tampa by providing a vision for improving the quality of life.  It is an independent, consolidated planning agency, led by 10 citizen appointees from all 4 local jurisdictions, which along with a staff of professional planners, promotes and coordinates comprehensive long-range planning, growth-management, transportation, and environmental protection.

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The Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is a transportation policy-making board comprised of representatives from local governments and transportation agencies. According to federal and state laws, the Hillsborough County MPO is responsible for establishing a continuing, cooperative and comprehensive transportation planning process for Hillsborough County. Key responsibilities are the creation of the twenty-year Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and the five-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

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Considering the present and future of the resources of the Hillsborough River is the Hillsborough River Interlocal Planning Board, an organization consisting of three elected officials representing the geographic location of the river. It is supported by the Hillsborough River Technical Advisory Council, comprised of eight agency representatives and three citizen members. Mandated by state law, the River Board and Council developed a Master Plan for the Hillsborough River.

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Three separate organizations are all housed in one location and are staffed by teams of specialized planners.   

Meet the staff


We are located at  601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 18th Floor, Tampa, Florida 33602.

You can reach us by calling (813)-272-5940, or by using the contact form.