HART CEO nominated for 2015 White House Champion of Change

Hillsborough’s own Katharine Eagan, Chief Executive Officer of HART, has been nominated for the White House Champion of Change in the category Beyond Traffic: Innovators in Transportation. Ms. Eagan is being considered for this celebrated award because of her dedication to providing safe, innovative, and high-quality transit services in Hillsborough County. Since officially taking over…

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HART appoints Gregory Brackin Director of Operations and ADA Support

HART is pleased to announce the return of Gregory Brackin to the Operations staff. Mr. Brackin assumed the duties as Director of Operations Support and ADA Officer. His responsibilities will included Customer Service, ADA HARTPlus Certification, and special projects for the Authority. Current projects include HARTplus Customer Choice Voucher Pilot Program, First and Last Mile…

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Meet our new Planning Commissioner

Rebecca Rogers appointed by MacDill AFB At the Planning Commission’s September meeting, Rebecca Rogers was sworn in as MacDill Air Force Base‘s ex-officio representative on the Planning Commission. Commissioner Rogers serves as the Base Planner & Asset Management Analyst with IAP Worldwide Services. She holds a Masters of Urban & Environmental Planning from the University…

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Planning for a Healthy Community

Plan4Health merges opportunities at the intersection of planning and health Plan4Health connects communities across the country, funding work at the intersection of planning and public health. Anchored by members of the American Planning Association (APA) and the American Public Health Association (APHA), Plan4Health supports creative coalitions work with communities to increase access to healthy food…

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Vinik’s Tampa Waterfront will be the 1st WELL Certified™ district in world!

Health and wellness is a focus for planners, and it’s important to employers in attracting and retaining highly qualified employees. Now, it officially will be part of the branding and lifestyle in Jeff Vinik‘s $2 billion investment in Tampa’s Waterfront. In fact, Vinik’s vision will be designated the first WELL Certified™ district in the world….

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Imagine 2040 wins for Best Practices

APA Florida Award of Merit received at state conference Imagine 2040 was honored to receive the American Planning Association’s Florida Chapter 2015 Project Award of Merit in the Best Practices category. The award was presented at the opening session of APA Florida’s annual conference, themed Betting on Florida’s Future, held in Hollywood, Florida earlier this…

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Public Hearing Notice FDOT Five-Year Tentative Work Progam

Online, October 26 through October 30, 2015 In person, October 28th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at MPO Office, 18th floor, County Center (601 E. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa) The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Seven, invites you to provide your comments to FDOT by participating in the Five-Year Tentative Work Program Public Hearing….

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2015 GPC Draft contracts (10 consultant teams)

Draft contracts, signed by consultants, prepared for Oct 6, 2015 Board Meeting. Atkins signed contract TOA signed contract Kittleson signed contract Kimley Horn signed contract Gannet Fleming sign contract DKS signed contract  

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Behind Imagine 2040

Imagine 2040 extensive public engagement highlights: The Imagine 2040 Working Group Imagine 2040 Part 1 Results Imagine 2040 Part 2 Results Mixed Use and Commercial Development Review Policy

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Mixed Use and Commercial Development Policy Review

The Planning Commission approved a contract with Dover Kohl & Associates and Spikowski Planning Associates for the review of mixed use and commercial policies as part of the Comprehensive Plan updates for Plant City, the City of Tampa, the City of Temple Terrace and Unincorporated Hillsborough County.  Documents from this project are posted below: Focus  Groups – April 24,…

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imagine 2040: Background Data & Analysis

  The Imagine 2040: Background Data & Analysis document is a five part document that provides necessary data and analysis as required by law that is not already provided for by the respective jurisdictions comprehensive plans. Imagine 2040 Background Data & Analysis Document

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Hillsborough County Areawide Vision Map

The vision map is a composite of accumulated data that graphically depicts a general plan for guiding future growth. The vision map is not regulatory, but rather illustrative in its intent. It is the blueprint used for mapping out the course for future growth using an “at a glance” perspective. There is a lot of…

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CEOs & the public debate better transportation

The potential for major local transportation improvements is back in the news as Tampa, Plant City, Temple Terrace, and HART joined County Commissioners to explore how to position Hillsborough County to successfully compete in the marketplace to attract and retain jobs. Coupled with updates to all four local comprehensive plans and the upcoming update to…

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