Connections to Tomorrow – April 2021

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people standing next to their bicycles with "drive like your kids live here" signs in the background Plan Hillsborough proves we “Love to Ride” - April 2021 – In March, Plan Hillsborough staff participated in Love to Ride’s Tampa Bay Bike Challenge along with 37 other workplaces. Bike/Walk Tampa Bay organized the event, and Plan Hillsborough placed first in its size category. With overwhelming participation, the agency also managed to outride many larger organizations. Overall, participants in the challenge rode 111,441...
balm residents participating in community outreach BOCC extends moratorium for WVR-2 and RP-2, requests additional public meetings - April 2021 – At their March 4 and April 7 public hearings, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) heard from the community and approved the moratorium extension prohibiting new rezoning applications in the Residential Planned-2 (RP-2) and Wimauma Village Residential-2 (WVR-2) land use categories in the Balm and Wimauma Community Planning Areas. This extension is...
woman walking on wooded, manicured path Three new section updates underway for Hillsborough County Comprehensive Plan - April 2021 – As part of the phased approach, Planning Commission staff is working with Hillsborough County subject matter experts to prepare updates to three sections of the plan – Coastal Management, Solid Waste, and Recreation and Open Space. Beginning in May, staff will be hosting opportunities for public and stakeholder feedback on the drafts....
healthy 22nd street garden Garden Steps to host Earth Day celebration at Healthy 22nd Street - April 2021 – On Saturday, April 24, the Coalition of Community Gardens will host an Earth Day celebration from 11 am to 2 pm at the Healthy 22nd Street Demonstration Garden. The garden is located at 22nd Street between Chelsea St. and Osborne Ave in Tampa. This free, outdoor community event will feature representatives from...
express bus riders getting onto the bus Local collaborations for intercounty transit - April 2021 – In March, elected leaders from three counties sat down to strategize on transportation priorities. This quarter, the Tampa Bay Transportation Management Area (TMA) Leadership Group focused on regional transit: opportunities to create better connections between Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco Counties. There are a handful of express bus routes today, and Brian Pessaro...
purified water will then be pumped into the Floridan Aquifer via a series of recharge wells Tampa’s PURE project to supplement river flow - April 2021 – PURE, Purify Usable Resources for the Environment, is a proposed water infrastructure project intended to result in environmental and water resource benefits. If approved, the city will redirect up to 50 million gallons per day of highly treated reclaimed water that would otherwise be discharged into Hillsborough Bay from the City’s Howard...
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