Connections to Tomorrow – August 2018

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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It's Time Tampa Bay slider graphic It’s TIME to take the survey! - August 2018 – In this survey, we’re seeking your thoughts on three very different transportation and growth scenarios. Survey results will help the three Metropolitan Planning Organizations create the very first tri-county Long-Range Transportation Plan for Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties. By completing the survey and leaving your email address, you’ll be eligible for drawings...
Pasco Safety Town on the menu at the Info BBQ on August 29th - August 2018 – Make plans to join the Planning Commission and Hillsborough MPO School Transportation Working Group for our August 29 Info BBQ (Brown Bag Quarterly). Under the direction of Cpl. Tim Bullock, Pasco Safety Town is a realistic, child-sized town designed to provide complete hands-on safety education for children ages 5 – 8 in...
Initial findings on the East Rural Agricultural Reserve - August 2018 – Based on direction from the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), Planning Commission staff recently completed a draft analysis of the adopted Goals, Objectives and Policies related to the rural area and agricultural uses in the Comprehensive Plan. The study area is generally south of SR 60, north of the Manatee County Line,...
36th Annual Planning and Design Awards call for entries - Summer 2018 – The Planning Commission is proud to announce our 36th annual celebration of excellence in planning in Hillsborough County. 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. See Call for Entries for details...
New South Coast Greenway will connect south Hillsborough County - August 2018 – The Hillsborough MPO is excited to announce the completion of the South Coast Greenway Connector Study, a multi-use trail study evaluating the possible routes to connect from Gibsonton to the Palm River area. Creating this connection to rapidly developing south Hillsborough County will fill an important need for residents looking for safe...
Enhancing walk and bike connections for West Tampa - August 2018 – The neighborhoods of West Tampa have been experiencing a wave of reinvestment, revitalization, and growth. In conjunction with this continued economic and social success, the MPO has produced a West Tampa Multimodal Plan. The Plan takes a closer look at the walk bike network in the West Tampa neighborhoods to ensure that...
Regional Transportation Leadership Workshop rescheduled to August 27 - August 2018 – Join leaders from around the Tampa Bay region at a workshop to discuss how transportation planning is conducted in West Central Florida. Hear what a national researcher has learned about other regions around the country, and how they approach regional transportation planning and priority-setting. Weigh in on what you think are the best ideas...
Living shorelines, enhanced seawalls improve the Hillsborough River - August 2018 – Early in the City of Tampa’s History the lower Hillsborough River was largely a commercial shipping area supporting the many businesses of the area. To facilitate the docking of merchant ships, seawalls were constructed. In other parts of the river, seawalls were installed to protect against erosion. Unfortunately, the loss of natural...

 

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