Connections to Tomorrow – November 2018

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Congratulations to the Planning Commission’s 2018 Award winners! - November, 2018 – The Planning Commission is proud to announce the winners of our 36th Annual Planning & Design Awards presented by TECO with our marketing partner, the Tampa Bay Times. This celebration of excellence in planning and design in Hillsborough County was held on October 25 at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre. Our annual awards program aligns with the many national festivities held during...
2018 Commuter Challenge Week is an Urban Excellence Awards finalist! - We’re proud to announce #CommuterChallenge18 is a finalist for the Tampa Downtown Partnership’s 2018 Urban Excellence Awards in the Collaboration category. These Awards celebrate businesses, organizations, individuals, events, and projects that have made significant contributions toward Downtown Tampa. We’ve got great company in the Collaboration category with the TECO Line Streetcar Reimagined: Free Fares and...
Plan Hillsborough staff digs into oyster shells at McKay Bay again - November, 2018 – On October 5th, Plan Hillsborough staff once again volunteered to help Tampa Bay Watch’s Community Oyster Reef Enhancement (CORE) program by creating oyster shell reefs in McKay Bay. The goal of the Oyster Shell Bar program is to provide and enhance marine habitat while providing environmental education and stewardship within the Tampa...
Bring your own bag lunch to our next Info BBQ - November 29, 2018 – Bring your own bag lunch to the 18th floor of County Center from noon until 1p for our next Info BBQ (Brown Bag Quarterly) for an important conversation featuring special guest speaker Florida League of Cities Director of Leadership Development & Education, Scott C. Paine, Ph.D. Topic: Moving from Confrontation to Cooperation:...
RFP coming soon! - November, 2018 – A Request for Proposals will be posted on our web site and advertised on November 16, 2018 seeking qualified planning consultants to update the Vision Plan for the Ybor City Community Redevelopment Areas 1 and 2 of the City of Tampa. Service providers who have experience working with governmental projects in the...
Rezoning approved for multi-use project in Riverview - November, 2018 – The Planning Commission staff reviews applications for rezonings to make sure new development is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan. Recently, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners approved plans for a 35.6-acre mixed-use project at the northwest corner of US Hwy 301 and Simmons Loop that furthered the Comprehensive Plan policies about...
MPO adopts performance targets - November, 2018 – At its October 30 meeting, the Hillsborough MPO Board approved a series of performance targets in conformance with new rules from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the federal agency responsible for transportation. State DOTs and MPOs must now assess and set short-term goals for safety performance, travel reliability, transit, pavement and bridge...
Please join us for these special meetings & events! - Over the next month, there are many opportunities to engage in planning for our future and working to make our streets safe for all users. We hope you’ll join us! Thursday, November 15 | 5:30p – 7p | Final Public Meeting | SouthShore Transit Study Reevaluation | Southshore Regional Service Center, 410 30th Street SE, Ruskin Citizens are...
A new and improved TIP tool - November, 2018 – Looking for transportation projects funded in the next five years in your area? Check out our new TIP Mapping Tool to pinpoint the projects you’re looking for! The updated Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Mapping Tool is an interactive search that provides quick access to the complete list of funded projects in the...
Walk of Silence remembers those killed in traffic crashes - November, 2018 – For Sam Lougheed’s mother and sister, the loss is still raw. Sam was one of 121 individuals killed this year (as of October 18) in Hillsborough County traffic crashes. The first annual  Vision Zero Hillsborough Walk of Silence in memory of these victims was held Saturday, October 20 in downtown Tampa. More...
Happy trails, Commissioner Higginbotham! - November, 2018 – Al Higginbotham likes the old backpacker saying: “If you see something that’s not right, fix it. If you explore nature, leave without a trace.” It’s a credo reflected in his legacy over the past 12 years as a Hillsborough County Commissioner and member of the Hillsborough River Interlocal Planning Board. Higginbotham –...
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