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Hillsborough County East Rural Agriculture Reserve Study

Based on direction from the Board of County Commissioners, Planning Commission staff recently completed a draft analysis of the adopted Goals, Objectives and Policies in the Comprehensive Plan related to the rural area and agricultural uses. The study area is generally south of SR 60, north of the Manatee County Line, and outside the Urban…

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Food Innovation District Best Practices Guide

There is increasing demand for innovative locally grown food products. Nationwide, innovation is occurring in research and development, growing, production, distribution and preparation of food. As demonstrated by a nationwide trend in communities around the United States, food innovation has the potential to create economic and community benefits as well as promote food security and…

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Downtown Tampa Public Parking Garage Assessment

In 2017, a parking scorecard to assess the inventory of public parking structures in Downtown Tampa was developed. Using the scorecard a study assessed four dimensions of parking structures to evaluate the user experience related to accessibility, efficiency, aesthetics, and safety. Data collected from this assessment may help facilitate changes to the existing public parking…

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Downtown Tampa Parking User Survey

The Downtown Tampa Parking Survey was conducted between November 2016 and February 2017 with a total of 1,428 responses collected. Responses to the various questions have provided insight to the City of Tampa and the Tampa Downtown Partnership about potential improvements that could be made to increase parking satisfaction.  For more information, please contact Jay…

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Hillsborough Avenue Multimodal Safety Review (2017)

The W Hillsborough Avenue Multimodal Safety Review was conducted jointly by the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization and The Planning Commission in coordination with the Florida Department of Transportation and the City of Tampa. The study has now been finalized and can be viewed here. The purpose of the study was to diagnose the most significant…

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Plant City – Mixed Use Gateway Land Development Regulations

The intent of the Mixed Use Gateway Land Use Plan Category is to support economic development, reinforce a sense of entry, promote transportation efficiency, and provide a specific location where a mixing of working, shopping, office, lodging and residential uses can occur.  The gateway is intended primarily to be more urban in character, with a…

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Plant City – North Alexander Street Land Use and Market Study

Alexander Street Extension – Land Use & Marketing Study Completed in 2014, the Alexander Street “extension” located within the northeastern quadrant of Plant City connects the existing roadway terminus at Interstate-4 and traverses north to Paul Buchman Highway. Properties along this two-mile new roadway have been studied in relation to the Northeast Plant City Area…

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