Connections to Tomorrow – August 2017

As of August 2017, five agency newsletters from the Planning Commission, Hillsborough MPO, and River Board have been streamlined and consolidated, like the Plan Hillsborough agency itself. Connections to Tomorrow will tell our story as we work together in our community and region towards a thriving future…

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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...
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...
Bullard Parkway looks to Complete Streets for safety - August 2017 – Bullard Parkway provides an important connection across the Hillsborough River for residents of eastern Temple Terrace neighborhoods to get to the Florida College campus, Temple Terrace golf course, and the city’s central business district. Last year, the City of Temple Terrace asked the MPO for help in making Bullard Parkway safe and comfortable for...
River Board TAC hears request for new slow speed zone - August 2017 – Boat slow speed zones can be adopted by ordinance of the Tampa City Council. The Tampa Cruis-A-Cade Club (TCCC) has met with representatives of the City and is seeking support for the new slow speed zone. The Hillsborough River Interlocal Planning Board’s Technical Advisory Council (TAC) heard a presentation from Cruis-A-Cade on...
A neighbor from Atlanta region shares insights on planning in uncertain times - August 2017 – On June 1 and 2, Plan Hillsborough was delighted to host John Orr, manager of the transportation and mobility division of the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC). Over his two-day visit, Mr. Orr addressed the Tampa Bay Transportation Management Area Leadership Group, the Florida MPO Advisory Council – whose quarterly meeting of MPO directors...
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...
Plan for better walking and biking in Plant City - August 2017 – With a vision of a creating a more friendly walking and biking environment, the City of Plant City asked the MPO for assistance developing a Walk | Bike Plant City plan. Drafted over the last six months, the Plant City Walk-Bike Master Plan synthesizes previous planning efforts, identifies opportunities to fill gaps...
River Board elects new officers - August 2017 – The Hillsborough River Interlocal Planning Board is the designated forum in Hillsborough County responsible for promoting orderly planning, regulation, and development along the river corridor to ensure the environmental health of the Hillsborough River as it runs through three jurisdictions. Three elected officials representing each of the local governments the river runs...
Sea Level Rise estimates on the Hillsborough River - August 2017 – The Peril of Flood Act of 2015 created new requirements for local governments to address flooding, including flooding from sea level rise. The Hillsborough River Interlocal Planning Board and its Technical Advisory Council received a presentation on the report’s assessment of the Hillsborough River’s vulnerability to sea level rise at their May...
35th Annual Planning & Design Awards - The Planning Commission is proud to announce our 35th annual celebration of excellence in planning in Hillsborough County, presented by Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas. This awards program is a well-respected tradition honoring projects contributing to a better quality of life in our community and serving as models to learn from and emulate. With the...
Vision Zero Action Plan - A Vision Zero policy establishes a goal of reducing traffic fatalities and serious injuries to zero, typically by a target date. Here in Hillsborough County, a “Vision Zero” goal resolution has been adopted by the Tampa City Council, Hillsborough County Commission, Temple Terrace City Council, Plant City Commission, and by the School Board of Hillsborough...
City of Tampa City Council Redistricting - Learn about the Planning Commission’s redistricting effort for the four, single-member City Council Districts. 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...

 

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