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Planning Commission adopts new Mission, Vision, & Strategic Plan The Planning Commissioners unanimously adopted the 2014 Planning Commission Strategic Plan at their April 14th meeting. “This new strategic plan is a departure from our agency’s past and changes the culture of our organization. It really reflects the user-friendliness we strive for in our agency,” said…

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Happy 25th Anniversary ELAPP!

The Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department of Hillsborough County celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program, also known as ELAPP, on April 11th. A host of dignitaries attended the celebration, including former Governor Bob Martinez and former Hillsborough County Jan K. Platt, after whom the County’s ELAPP program has now…

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Collins Street Corridor Study honored

The Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council (TBRPC) held its 22nd Annual Future of the Region Awards event on March 28th, 2014, at the Hilton St Petersburg Carillon Park. The Future of the Region Awards event highlights projects and programs that exemplify regionalism and recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions that benefit the regional community. The City…

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City of Tampa Council Redistricting

Approved unanimously by the Planning Commission! The Planning Commission is required by State and Local law to redistrict the four, single-member districts every four year preceding the next City Council election. Redistricting is a process that addresses population change. The goal is to ensure the districts are “as equal as possible” in terms of population….

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Making our transportation system more resilient

The Atlantic Hurricane season began on June 1st and as if on cue, Tropical Storm (TS) Andrea visited Tampa Bay on June 5th. The year before, TS Debby dumped nearly 20 inches of rain and exposed the vulnerability of Tampa Bay’s transportation network to inundation. Flooding closed Bayshore Boulevard for several days and disrupted traffic…

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Get ready to Coast around Tampa

What makes a city a great place to live? The City of Tampa believes the launch of its first bike sharing program will contribute to the Tampa’s livability. Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced Coast Bike Share at a recent press conference, “Coast Bike Share is part of the equation in continuing to attract new jobs and…

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MPO approves Brandon Boulevard study

 The MPO board approved the  Brandon Blvd/SR 60 study on  January 7, 2014, including a  number of recommendations to  make this busy highway safer and  easier to navigate by drivers,  bicyclists and people on foot. The study analyzed traffic and  crash data to identify trends and potential areas of concern. Issues identified included: Potential increase…

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There’s no place like our home!

Partnering with Florida’s Largest Home Show to tell our story! The Planning Commission and Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) are proud to announce a public – private partnership with Florida’s Largest Home Show produced by Turner Expositions. Beginning in 2014, at each of the Turner Home Shows, there will be a super-sized interactive display featuring what…

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Become a transportation advisor!

Citizen volunteers advise the MPO Board The Hillsborough MPO currently has openings on its Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). CAC members are volunteers who meet monthly on the 2nd Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. to provide citizen perspective on community needs while evaluating long-range transportation proposals and recommending solutions to the MPO Board. The MPO CAC currently…

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City of Tampa City Council Redistricting (2018)

The Tampa City Charter, Article VIII, Section 8.03, 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 city, and four districts being divisions of the entire city, each…

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Making a more bike & walk-friendly downtown

Major improvements to walking and cycling infrastructure are taking place in downtown Tampa. Several major streets now have new bike lanes, new segments of the Riverwalk are under construction, and plans are underway to build the Selmon Greenway under the Expressway. Downtown will be the “diamond on the Green ARTery‘s necklace” as that trail is…

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Walk Bike Plan extends to New Tampa & Green ARTery

Phase III of Tampa’s Walk Bike Plan was approved by the MPO on October 1, 2013. This phase has two major objectives. The first objective is to complete a city-wide grid by identifying sidewalk and bikeway connections in the New Tampa area.  Intended for experienced commuters, this includes enhanced road crossings, marked lanes, and side…

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Bright Lights, Safe Nights wins Planning & Design Award

On October 17, the Planning Commission celebrated the very best in planning in our community with its 31st Annual  Planning & Design Awards presented by Tampa Electric at Maestro’s at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. A wide variety of projects were recognized. An Award of Merit in the Investment Category was presented to…

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Talk of Riverfront Park changes alarms some West Tampa residents

That’s the plea from several West Tampa residents who worried Thursday that Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s musings about the future of Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park are leaving them out of the loop. In particular, residents of the West Riverfront neighborhood are worried that one of the mayor’s ideas, putting a waterfront restaurant in the park,…

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Tampa launches Bright Lights, Safe Nights program

Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced in October an initiative to add 8,400 new streetlights in the city over the next five years. Tampa plans to spend $2.2 million increasing the total number nearly 30% above the current 30,000 streetlights. Buckhorn’s “Bright Lights, Safe Nights” program takes on a problem that contributed to the death of a…

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