All posts in Planning Commission Reports

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Terrace Park | University Square : HiAP Food Access & Community Gardens

Planning Commission was awarded a 2016-2017 Planning Technical Assistance through the Department of Economic Development, to review the City of Tampa’s Comprehensive Plan related to “Health in All Policies” (HiAP) with a focus on food access in the Terrace Park|University Square community. HiAP is a collaborative approach to improving the health of all people by…

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Tampa Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimates that sea level rise will impact the Tampa Bay region in the next 25 years. Our region may experience sea level rise between .5 to 2.5 feet by 2050 (Tampa Bay Climate Science Advisory Panel, Final Report, August 2015). This report was conducted to identify potential areas…

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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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Demographic & Economic Data

The Planning Commission produces demographic and economic data in raw form for use within the agency’s various projection models.  This data is available in printed publications for use by the public. The Planning Commission provides economic data assistance, as requested, to communities and other organizations in Hillsborough County. This support ranges from the provision of…

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Year in Review

2018 At Plan Hillsborough, our goal with everything we do is to make our community a better place to live, work, and play. Whether it is reviewing a site plan zoning for a specific piece of property or a large scale regional project, all have the same goal of trying to advance the community’s vision…

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