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Plan Hillsborough recommits to Equity with 2021 Nondiscrimination Plan

November 2020 – Throughout the course of history, racial discrimination has been evident in transportation and land use planning. In Hillsborough County, neighborhood clearing was manifested in the construction of I-275 and I-4 which were used to divide African American communities and eliminate the Central Avenue Business District. After a wave of protests for racial…

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Great American Teach-In 2020

November 2020 – On Thursday, November 19 several Plan Hillsborough staff participated in the Great American Teach-In, held virtually due to the pandemic. Our staff presented to 16 classes of high schoolers at Tampa Bay Tech on how Smart Cities technology can change transportation and encouraged them to share their feedback through the survey. Many…

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Staff Spotlight: Joshua Barber

Joshua Barber | Community Planner II | Tenure: 9 months Joshua Barber is a Community Planner II with the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and has been with the agency for nine months. Prior to working at the MPO, he worked for a medium-sized consulting firm in Tampa doing multimodal and transit planning for two years…

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Staff Spotlight: Priya Nagaraj

Priya Nagaraj | Database Systems Technician | 3 Months Priya Nagaraj is the Database Systems Technician for our Planning Support Services Division. She will be involved in the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Transportation Improvement Program database administration and support. She will also support the access database, web development and IT for the Plan Hillsborough staff. Priya…

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2020 population estimates reveal Tampa attracted more new residents in the last decade

November 2020 – The Bureau of Economics and Business Research (BEBR) recently released the highly anticipated 2020 population estimates by jurisdiction. BEBR was founded in 1930 and, amongst many other things, produces the state’s official population estimates and projections. This is essentially the “soft-opening” of the Census 2020 data release season. As we (can’t!) wait…

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South County studies present proposed policy recommendations to communities

November 2020 – November 4, 5, and 7 saw a series of virtual and in-person open houses with the public in Wimauma and Balm. Attended by approximately 150 people, the meetings consisted of presentations of the study recommendations, and provided a forum for residents, business owners and other interested parties to ask questions about the…

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Take the Community Resiliency Information System survey

November 2020 – Plan Hillsborough continues to work on enhancing resiliency in Hillsborough County through planning and collaboration with its local partners. Tropical Storm Eta has passed, but the 2020 hurricane season does not end until November 30. It’s not too soon to consider a plan for the next hurricane season! You can share your…

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Congratulations Katrina & Jennifer!

October 2020 – Please join us in congratulating Katrina Corcoran, AICP and Jennifer Malone, AICP on their recent election to the Executive Committee of the Sun Coast Section of the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association. Katrina is Chair-Elect and Jennifer is the Hillsborough Area Director. Katrina will become the Sun Coast Chair in…

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Our meetings will continue to be accessible online

October 2020 – The Governor has not extended his executive order for virtual meetings past October. Plan Hillsborough is working out the details to allow for a quorum of our boards and committees to meet in person, socially distanced with masks. We will continue to televise and live-stream meetings online as we have since March….

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Staff Spotlight: Albert Marrero

Albert Marrero | Planning Support Specialist |Tenure: 1 Year As a Planning Support Specialist, Albert intakes plan amendment applications for Unincorporated Hillsborough County and maintains and updates the supporting materials through the adoption of the amendment. In addition, he maintains and updates all county amendments on the website, is the fleet coordinator for the agency’s…

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Staff Spotlight: Mariann Abrahamsen

Mariann Abrahamsen | Senior Planner | Tenure: 1 year 2 months Mariann Abrahamsen is a Senior Planner with the Strategic Planning, Environment and Research (SPEAR) team. She is currently assisting the SPEAR team with the ongoing Residential Planned-2 (RP-2) Future Land Use Study and the Unincorporated Hillsborough County Housing Element update. Prior to her career…

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City of Tampa launches neighborhood commercial district planning program

TAMPA, FL (October 5, 2020) — The City of Tampa Planning Department has launched an initiative to help develop plans to enhance and preserve the quality of the City’s neighborhood commercial districts. The Neighborhood Commercial District Planning Program will involve the City working closely with neighborhood community groups to build upon and strengthen each district’s…

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Staff Spotlight: Jerid McAdoo

Jerid McAdoo | Planning and Mapping Technician | Tenure: 1 year Jerid McAdoo is a Planning and Mapping Technician with the Comprehensive Plan Review Team where he assists with amendment intake through final adoption. He is currently working on the maps for two Tampa Neighborhood Commercial Corridor Studies, the Main Street and Bay-to-Bay studies. Jerid…

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One Water Chapter unanimously transmitted by the BOCC

September 2020 – On August 27, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) voted unanimously to transmit the One Water Chapter for state and regional review, the last step in the plan amendment process prior to adoption. At this stage, state and regional agencies will provide review and comment on the document. Following this…

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Meet the judges for the 38th Annual Planning & Design Awards

September 2020 – There are a few factors that make our Annual Planning & Design Awards so special. As important as the great work being done throughout Hillsborough County is the jury selected from outside of Hillsborough County who bring a wealth of planning and design experience to the jury table. Meet this year’s jury!…

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