Connections to Tomorrow – May 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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Plan Hillsborough digs into a Hillsborough 100 project - May 2018 – On May 4, Plan Hillsborough staff spent the morning volunteering with Tampa Bay Watch building oyster shell bars. Part of Tampa Bay Watch’s Community Oyster Reef Enhancement (CORE) program, the Oyster Shell Bar program creates oyster reefs similar to natural oyster communities found along shoreline areas throughout Tampa Bay. Restoring and increasing...
It’s TIME to talk Transportation, Innovation, Mobility for Everyone - May 2018 – The Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) are in the process of updating the Long Range Transportation Plans. The 2045 Plans will establish a strategy for accommodating population and employment growth across our region and a plan to fund the transportation network to connect it all. The MPOs are listening...
VisionZERO813 hits 56th and 15th Streets - May 2018 – Our 56th St Vision Zero Corridor event in April was a huge success! Dozens of King High School students, elected officials, and other community members came out to raise awareness along the corridor. As part of the event, volunteers wearing (FREE!) green shirts waved signs along the corridor to raise awareness with...
Join the Planning Commission for our May 11 Info BBQ! - May 2018 – Please join the Planning Commission for our next Info BBQ in the Plan Hillsborough Room on the 18th floor of County Center on Friday, May 11 at noon. Community engagement is a vital component of any planning project. This interactive session focuses on key principles that lead to successful online community engagement....
Open House on May 23 for the Alexander St Extension Study - May 2018 – Completed in 2014, the Alexander Street “extension” located within the northeastern quadrant of Plant City connects the existing roadway terminus at Interstate-4 and traverses north to Paul Buchman Highway. Properties along this two-mile new roadway are being studied in relation to the Northeast Plant City Area Master Plan and the Imagine 2040:...
MPO Board to focus on 2045 Plan in 2018/19 - May 2018 – On May 1, the MPO Board approved the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) for the next two fiscal years FY19 and FY20.  During this time, the MPO will be conducting an update of the Long Range Transportation Plan through the year 2045 and continuing to develop the five year Transportation Improvement Program...
Weigh in on our Public Participation Plan - May 2018 – We’re updating our Public Participation Plan (PPP) and would love to hear your ideas on how to get even more people involved in transportation planning for our community! Send comments and questions to Johnny Wong before noon on June 12, 2018 before the MPO Board meeting that evening. Learn more and view...
Improving community health one Garden Step at a time - May 2018 – Hot off the very successful Garden Steps Grow Community Gardens – Tampa Bay event, the Hillsborough MPO, City of Tampa, and Coalition of Community Gardens continue to team up with our other partners to promote our Garden Steps project in the Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge. We’re working together to make it easier...
Planning for a big region - May 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...
Minimum flow gets reevaluated - May 2018 – As the City of Tampa grew, and more and more water was withdrawn from the middle river above the City of Tampa Dam, the lower river’s fresh water flow was reduced. This choked the lower river, robbing it of its necessary freshwater estuarine nature to the detriment of fish and wildlife. River...

 

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