Connections to Tomorrow – January 2020

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2019 Vision Zero Walk of Silence attendees Jan 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade volunteers needed - January 2020 – Join Plan Hillsborough staff and the Vision Zero Coalition as we walk in the 31st annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade on Monday, January 20. The parade is a great opportunity to share the Vision Zero message with East Tampa and other attendees. The parade begins at noon and we will meet...
midtown Tampa visualization mock-up Info BBQ Feb 2020: Tour Midtown Tampa - Wednesday, Feb. 5 | Noon Join us for our next Info BBQ (Brown Bag Quarterly) on Wednesday, February 5 at Midtown Tampa. Get a firsthand look at what Midtown will offer the community during a hard hat tour through some of the buildings and community spaces currently under construction (please wear closed-toe shoes). This mixed-use...
Genna Torres participating in the 2019 Commuter Challenge Gearing up for the 2020 Commuter Challenge - January 2020 – We’re gearing up for our 4th annual Commuter Challenge Week! Held every February, employees can choose to leave their cars at home and commute by bus, bike or carpool, or experience alternate transportation options other than driving alone. Who knows, they may even decide to give a scooter a try! Feel free...
2019 Plan Hillsborough Annual Report cover graphic The 2019 Annual Report is out! - January 2020 – Learn about our agency’s special projects, ongoing work, and behind the scenes successes we accomplished in 2019. View the 2019 Plan Hillsborough Annual Report
Jiwuan Haley, Plan Hillsborough staff Staff Spotlight: Jiwuan Haley - Jiwuan Haley, AICP | Senior Planner | 9 months Jiwuan Haley is a Senior Planner in our Comprehensive Planning Policy and Review Division. She assists the team with reviewing rezoning cases and Comprehensive Plan amendments for consistency with the Unincorporated Hillsborough County Comprehensive Plan. She is currently tasked with reviewing several rezoning cases to familiarize...
Greg Colangelo, Plan Hillsborough staff Staff Spotlight: Greg Colangelo - Gregory Colangelo | Computer Graphic Designer | 34 years Gregory Colangelo’s career at the Planning Commission began in February of 1986 B.C. (Before Computers). Hired as a Draftsman-1, he learned the basics of comprehensive plan mapping at a time when everything was produced, printed and colored by hand, along with many other projects supporting the...
Planning Commissioners Mitch Thrower and Nigel Joseph Mitch Thrower and Nigel Joseph reappointed - January 2020 – Mitch Thrower and Nigel Joseph were reappointed to the Planning Commission by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). They will both serve another 4 year term as Chair and Vice Chair, respectively. Read more about them in their bios below. Read about Mitch Thrower Read about Nigel Joseph
cows in a field Wimauma Village & RP-2 projects underway - January 2020 – Staff has started working on the Wimauma Village Community Character Profile and RP-2. The Wimauma Village Community Character Profile will provide an analysis of the market and economic development trends affecting demand for new development and redevelopment in the Wimauma Village Plan Area. The Residential Planned-2 (RP-2) Land Use Study will provide...
IOC meeting IOC certifies surtax project plans - January 2020 – The Independent Oversight Committee (IOC) was created to oversee spending of the penny surtax for transportation and implementation of the projects identified in the Project Plans for each jurisdiction/agency. At their meeting on November 21, 2019 , the IOC of the Hillsborough County Transportation Sales Surtax approved the transportation surtax project plans...
MPO 2020 calendar graphic MPO 2020 Calendar - January 2020 – Get a first look at our 2020 Calendar in the link below! Free copies are available in our office. View the calendar
Vision Zero Walk of Silence, November 2019 Vision Zero progress toward zero deaths - January 2020 Quarterly Report There has been a lot of local progress with the Vision Zero initiative. A special thanks to Hillsborough County, the City of Tampa and the Florida Department of Transportation for collaborating with the journey to zero. Check out the details in the Vision Zero Quarterly Report. Annual Vision Zero Walk of...
Transportation imagery from November 2019 Transportation conferences, summits and workshops Nov 2019 - January 2020 – The Safe Routes to School Conference that was held November 12-14, 2019 at the Hilton Tampa Downtown was nearly a sell out! Over 425 transportation professionals and public safety advocates from across the country came together to exchange ideas and share knowledge. Safe Routes to School has improved sidewalks and street crossings...
Hillsborough River in Temple terrace A Resilient River – A brief environmental history of the Hillsborough River - January 2020 – Since the first residents put down roots in Tampa, the Hillsborough has been a multifaceted and multi-purposed river, used for transportation, commerce, recreation, and as a dumping ground for the sewage and waste byproducts in the city’s early years. Gone unchecked for decades, the environmental degradation of the Hillsborough River was exacerbated...
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