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Potential Best Practices for Environmentally Friendly Noise Walls

A byproduct of increasing urban populations and highway driving, traffic related noise creates a burden on communities that border major roadways. Community members in these neighborhoods are also affected by vehicle emissions and other traffic-related pollutants. To reduce noise levels, noise walls are typically recognized as the most effective method by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

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Value Added Mobility Study (VAMS)

Project Overview Plan Hillsborough and University of South Florida have researched and compiled a review of case studies discussing value added or capture mechanisms deployed in the delivery of various transit systems, this review not only provided an evaluation of value added or capture options, but also recognized key persons and organizations whose insights may…

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Development in the Coastal High Hazard: Best Practices Policy Analysis (2020)

The Development in the Coastal High Hazard (CHHA) Area: A Best Practices Policy Analysis report evaluates how staff determines consistency with the Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa Comprehensive Plans regarding applications for density increases in the Coastal High Hazard Area (CHHA). Of particular concern was whether policies and criteria in our Comprehensive Plans…

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2021 Smart Cities Mobility Plan

Plan overview Smart Cities technologies can help create a system that is safe, comfortable and convenient for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders & automobile drivers. Existing & cutting-edge technologies like navigation apps, real-time traffic management, smart street lights & many others can solve real-world problems by providing information to travelers, improving communication among road users, planning…

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Annual Operating Report

The Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC) submits an Annual Operating Report of operational statistics to the Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged (CTD) for the previous state fiscal year, every year, by September 15th. These operational statistics include system type, trip information, vehicle information, employee information, revenues, and expenses for both the CTC and any coordinating contractors….

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Industrial Lands Study

Project Overview Since 2012, Hillsborough County has lost nearly 1 in 5 acres of industrial lands. In response, the Planning Commission has been looking at various ways to protect this strategic resource. Staff has conducted an analysis of industrial lands and policy approaches from other communities focusing on industrial preservation. Read the report here – Industrial…

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Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) & Proposed Amendments

Current TIP (Effective until Sept 30, 2021) Every year the Hillsborough MPO adopts a new Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) based on the latest Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Work program.  On June 30, 2020 the MPO Board hosted a public hearing for the adoption of the Fiscal Years 2020/21 – 2024/25 TIP. The TIP is…

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Review of Agrihood Case Studies

Overview Demand for master community developments centered around golf courses with acres of fairways and putting greens has decreased in recent years while Agrihoods have grown in popularity. Agrihoods are meant to preserve natural lands and existing farmland by allocating space for agriculture, food production, and natural features in development. Agrihoods are primarily within master-planned…

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Gibsonton Community Profile

Project Overview What is the intent of the Community Profile? The purpose of the Gibsonton Community Profile is to provide an analysis of market and economic development trends affecting demand for new development and redevelopment in the Gibsonton Community Plan area. The profile will examine current data for patterns and trends in the overall Gibsonton…

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Wimauma Village Residential-2 (WVR-2) and Community Plan Update

Atención: Para traducir esta página al español, seleccione el idioma arriba en el menú “Select Language”. Si necesita servicios de traducción adicionales, por favor llame al 813-272-5940 y marque el 1.  Submit your public comment / Envíenos su comentario público Project Overview This study will provide an analysis of development trends affecting current and future…

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Residential Planned-2 (RP-2) Land Use Study

Submit your public comment Project Overview The purpose of this study is to provide an analysis of development trends affecting current and future development for Residential Planned-2 (RP-2) designated lands located in Balm and Sun City Center, and with community input, make changes to the requirements of that land use category. Atención: Si necesita servicios…

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Ruskin Community Profile

The Ruskin Community Profile is based on current background data of issues, patterns, and trends. Includes text, tables, charts, maps, and graphics of the demographic, social, economic, land use and infrastructure. Published August 2019. Includes Executive Summary, Background, SWOT Survey, Socioeconomic Summary, Economics/Employment, Unemployment/Areas of Concern, Environment, Zoning, Ruskin Community Infrastructure, Ruskin Community Facilities/Services, Ruskin Capital…

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Ybor City Vision 2020

City of Tampa – Ybor City Development Corporation (YCDC)  asked the Planning Commission to help create a new Vision Plan for the Ybor City 1 and 2 Community Redevelopment Areas (CRA) of the City of Tampa. Ybor City, only one of two nationally recognized landmark districts in Florida, has a unique background and diverse cultural…

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Urban Design for Shared Mobility

The use of autonomous vehicles to support public transportation needs in Florida is an emerging issue. The integration of these technologies could challenge a range of current planning assumptions, from the municipal ownership of public transportation assets to the local land-use plan policies required to accommodate such use.  Much of what will ultimately be required…

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East Fowler Avenue Land Use Study: A Discussion of Future Land Use Options

Phase I: Background Report, Updated Draft: 01.29.19 The East Fowler Avenue Land Use Study includes a review existing development conditions, zoning and future land uses, and strategic objectives of anchor institutions of the area (represented by the Tampa Innovation Partnership (Tampa !p) Executive Board, along the corridor. The study area is generally for I-275 to…

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