Connections to Tomorrow – July 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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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...
It’s TIME Tampa Bay survey gets ready for take off at the Regional Transit Forum at TIA on July 20 - July 2018 – Learn about the different transit initiatives underway, and how they are working together to build a Regional Transit Vision for Tampa Bay at the Regional Transit Forum on Friday, July 20 from 1pm to 7pm at Tampa Airport Marriott. Park in Tampa International Airport’s Short Term Garage, and bring your parking ticket...
Try our new interactive Plan Amendment Map Application - July 2018 – Looking for information on recent amendments to the Comprehensive Plans? Plan Hillsborough has introduced an additional tool to make researching Plan Amendments easier. When visiting PlanHillsborough.org, you’ll find the Plan Amendment Interactive Maps by looking on the main toolbar under Plans – Plan Amendments – and then under each jurisdiction. This application...
MPO adopts 2019-2023 Transportation Improvement Program - July 2018 – On June 12, the MPO held a public hearing to receive public comment and ultimately approve the work program for Fiscal Years 2019 – 2023. This year, the TIP included numerous walk and bike safety projects including extension of the Green Spine Cycle Track to Ybor, continuation of the Heights Mobility Plan,...
2018 Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit wins TBRPC Future of the Region Award - July 2018 – At the June meeting, Executive Director Beth Alden presented the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council Future of the Region Award to the MPO Board. The honor in the Mobility and Transportation category for the Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit was awarded to the Hillsborough MPO at the TBRPC’s 26th Annual Future of...
New wayfinding signs help people take Garden Steps to access healthy food - July 2018 – The MPO-led Garden Steps collaboration helps neighborhoods in “food desert” areas expand community gardens and walk, bike, and transit access to them. Thanks to our partner, the City of Tampa, active transportation has been given another boost with the installation of five new pedestrian and bicycle wayfinding signs pointing the way to Tampa...
Regional priorities update 2018 - July 2018 – Every summer, the chairs of six MPOs convene to agree on priority projects for the Florida Transportation Regional Incentive Program (TRIP) and regional trail and greenway grants such as Florida SUNTrail. At this year’s meeting on Friday, July 13, Hillsborough County’s project to improve the I-75/Big Bend Road interchange is proposed as...
Executive Director highlights accomplishments and needs - July 2018 – Like many urban areas, Tampa’s downtown is undergoing a renaissance. With much of downtown Tampa on the waterfront of the Bay and Hillsborough River, these areas are being transformed. Mr. Shawn College, AICP, Executive Director of the Hillsborough River Interlocal Planning Board, recently joined a panel brought together by the Tampa Downtown...

 

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