Connections to Tomorrow – November 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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Congratulations to the Planning Commission’s 35th Annual Planning & Design Award winners! - The Planning Commission is proud to announce the winners of our 35th Annual Planning & Design Awards presented by TECO. The event was held on October 19 at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre. With the emphasis on the importance of great planning and design in our own community, our awards program aligns with the many national festivities during the American Planning Association’s...
Plan Hillsborough staff become new chairs - Congratulations to Melissa Dickens on being elected Chair of the Sun Coast Section of the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association. Tony LaColla is now Chair of the Ybor City Development Corporation’s Board of Directors. And just a few months ago, Wade Reynolds was elected Chair of the Regional Multi-Use Trails Committee for the eight-county...
Planning Commission receives Hillsborough County commendation - At the Board of County Commissioners’ October 19 Quarterly Awards Ceremony, Commissioner Sandy Murman recognized the Planning Commission on the occasion of our 35th Annual Planning & Design Awards. A long-held tradition honoring planning excellence and showcasing outstanding projects setting the standard for others to emulate and improve our quality of life and illustrating why...
Derek Doughty reappointed by Hillsborough County BOCC - The Board of County Commissioners, during regular session on Wednesday, October 18, appointed Derek Doughty to serve another term on the Planning Commission. The term is effective through September 30, 2021. Mr. Doughty has served on many local boards and committees, including the Environmental Protection Commission’s Technical Advisory Committee and SWFWMD’s Surface Water Advisory Group....
Growth trends in Hillsborough County - The Planning Commission recently completed population estimates for the years 2016 and 2017. Some interesting trends can be seen in where growth is occurring across Hillsborough County. While the massive amount of construction prior to the great recession will likely not be seen again, population growth and housing permits are about to match the level...
FDOT Tentative Work Program funds many MPO priorities - Each year, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) checks its budget and funding forecast, and adds another year’s worth of projects to the rolling five-year Work Program. The latest annual update has just been released, and quite a few projects on the Hillsborough MPO’s priority list are now funded! The Tentative Work Program for Fiscal...
Hillsborough and Polk create Freight Logistics Zone Strategic Plan - The Hillsborough MPO partnered with the Polk TPO to create the Hillsborough + Polk Freight Logistics Zone Strategic Plan (FLZ)   in cooperation with numerous local governments and agencies. The FLZ Plan is important to our county given Hillsborough is situated on Tampa Bay at the I-4/I-75 junction – the freight gateway to West Central...
Freshwater flows are essential to the lower Hillsborough River - Per Chapter 86‐335, Laws of Florida, the Hillsborough River Interlocal Planning Board and Technical Advisory Council monitors development and other activities associated with the river to maintain the health and integrity of the river for the benefit and enjoyment of the residents of Hillsborough County. Rivers are dynamic systems that carry water downstream to a...

 

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