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Temple Terrace presentation on June 6

On June 6, we presented the City of Temple Terrace with the only Gold Level recognition from the American Planning Association’s (APA) Comprehensive Plan Standards for Sustaining Places Recognition Program for the Imagine 2040: Temple Terrace Comprehensive Plan.

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FLiP 2017 introduces students to planning careers

On May 31, the Planning Commission kicked off FLiP 2017, our Future Leaders in Planning student leadership development program. Designed as an opportunity to introduce high school students to urban planning as a potential career, the annual FLiP program expanded from nine to eighteen students and from a two-day to a three-day intensive program in…

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Tired of cluttered inboxes? 5 publications become 1 starting August 1st

We get it. For years you’ve been reading our newsletters, as many as three per month, including Beyond Today, River News, Rubber meets the Road, Walk Bike News and Hillsborough Rides. We’re excited to announce that starting August 1, you’ll be receiving one monthly newsletter from Plan Hillsborough. Streamlined and consolidated like our agency, Connections…

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We want your input on the future of Brandon!

August 2017 – Are you interested in the future of Brandon? The Brandon Corridor & Mixed Use Centers Pilot Project study area is currently home to 77,000 residents and nearly 37,000 jobs. Should future development contain more mixed uses, allowing for work, home, and play to occur along the same street or even the same…

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Healthy food access & community gardens in Terrace Park | University Square

August 2017 – The Planning Commission received a grant from the Department of Economic Opportunity and partnered with the Florida Department of Health – Hillsborough County, Office of Health Equity and the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to evaluate an area within the Terrace Park | University Square neighborhoods in the City of Tampa. The…

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Making connections at 2017 Neighborhoods Conference

August 2017 – On July 15, Hillsborough County held its 14th Annual Neighborhoods Conference. Plan Hillsborough hosted two exhibit tables to talk with dozens of Hillsborough County’s neighborhood organizations about working together for a thriving future. Our own Stephen Griffin, AICP, was a speaker in a joint educational workshop with County Development Services Department describing…

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Learn more about your community!

October 2017 – Live in Riverview? Carrollwood? Wimauma?  Want to know more about your community?  We have data and trend information for your area.  Together with the Florida Department of Transportation – Office of Environmental Management, Plan Hillsborough staff has produced sociocultural trend reports for 22 communities in unincorporated Hillsborough County. These reports contain population…

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Jennifer Malone earns AICP

September 2017 – We are so proud to see our own Jennifer Malone on APA Florida’s list of the newest members of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). The AICP exam is required for certification and places greater emphasis on emerging trends and current practices in planning. A recent addition to the Planning Commission,…

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Plan to join us for our 35th Annual Planning & Design Awards

September 2017 – You are warmly invited to join us for our 35th Annual Planning & Design Awards presented by Tampa Electric & Peoples Gas on Thursday, October 19 at T Pepin’s Hospitality Center. The Tampa Bay Times Reception begins at 6:15 p.m. Dinner and Awards presentations by host Brendan McLaughlin begin at 7:15 p.m….

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7th Tampa City Council Redistricting Open House scheduled

September 2017 – There is still an opportunity to weigh in on Alternatives for Redistricting for Tampa City Council. To ensure the residents of Tampa’s four single-member districts have equal representation, Florida law requires the voting districts to be as equal as possible in population size. In conjunction with Hillsborough County’s Supervisor of Elections, the…

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Planning Commission review of local government Capital Improvement Programs

October 2017 – Annually, the Planning Commission conducts a review of proposed Capital Improvement Programs (CIPs) for Hillsborough County, the City of Tampa, and the City of Temple Terrace for consistency with their respective Comprehensive Plans. The CIPs are an important part of implementing the goals of each government’s Plan. Planning Commission staff works with…

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Tampa City Council Redistricting presentation to NAACP on October 19

October 2017 – There is still an opportunity to weigh in on alternatives for Redistricting for Tampa City Council. In conjunction with Hillsborough County’s Supervisor of Elections, the Planning Commission will make a presentation to and take comments from the Hillsborough County branch of the NAACP at their October 19 meeting. The meeting is scheduled for…

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Growth trends in Hillsborough County

November 2017 – The Planning Commission recently completed population estimates for the years 2016 and 2017. Some interesting trends can be seen in where growth is occurring across Hillsborough County. While the massive amount of construction prior to the great recession will likely not be seen again, population growth and housing permits are about to…

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Derek Doughty reappointed by Hillsborough County BOCC

The Board of County Commissioners, during regular session on Wednesday, October 18, appointed Derek Doughty to serve another term on the Planning Commission. The term is effective through September 30, 2021. Mr. Doughty has served on many local boards and committees, including the Environmental Protection Commission’s Technical Advisory Committee and SWFWMD’s Surface Water Advisory Group….

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Planning Commission receives Hillsborough County commendation

November 2017 – At the Board of County Commissioners’ October 19 Quarterly Awards Ceremony, Commissioner Sandy Murman recognized the Planning Commission on the occasion of our 35th Annual Planning & Design Awards. A long-held tradition honoring planning excellence and showcasing outstanding projects setting the standard for others to emulate and improve our quality of life…

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