Connections to Tomorrow – November 2019

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37th annual Planning and Design Awards 37th Annual Planning & Design Award winners - November 2019 – For our 60th anniversary, the Planning Commission proudly congratulated the winners of the 37th Annual Planning & Design Awards at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre on October 29. Our program honoring excellence in planning in Hillsborough County is held as part of the American Planning Association’s National Community Planning Month. View this years’ award...
Plant City presents 60th anniversary proclamation to Hillsborough Planning Commission 60th anniversary proclamation presented by Plant City - November 2019 – On Monday, October 28, Plant City Mayor Rick A. Lott and the City Commission presented the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission with a proclamation commemorating our 60th anniversary of service. Since October 1, 1959, the Planning Commission has worked with Plant City to address long-range and comprehensive planning issues facing the community....
office relocation Temporary Office relocation - November 2019 – PLEASE NOTE: The Plan Hillsborough Office will be temporarily moving to the 6th Floor of 700 East Twiggs due to required building maintenance in our County Center home. Just two blocks away, the Twiggs office will be our temporary home from November 18, 2019 through January 2020. Our phone numbers and mailing...
Staff Spotlight: Vishaka Shiva Raman - November 2019 Vishaka Shiva Raman | Planner I | 1 year Vishaka Shiva Raman started her planning career when she joined the MPO as a USF Fellow while doing her master’s program from 2015 to 2016. After completing her internship, she joined FDOT where she was a Complete Streets Transportation Planner and later came back...
Staff Spotlight: Jennifer Malone - November 2019 Jennifer Malone, AICP | Senior Planner | Started January 2016 Jennifer began her career working for the City of North Port, one of Florida’s numerous pre-platted communities developed by General Development Corporation in the 1950’s. Since starting at the Planning Commission, Jennifer has worked on the City of Tampa team within the Comprehensive...
Ruskin distribution center Ruskin community character study - November 2019 – Ruskin residents have a new tool to use in promoting community development. Strategic Planning Group, Inc. and Wade Trim were retained by the Planning Commission and Hillsborough County Economic Development Department to complete a Ruskin Community Profile report focused on Ruskin’s Downtown, College Avenue Corridor (between US41 and I-75 interchange) and South...
Terry Eagan presenting on the 2020 census Terry Eagan talks 2020 Census at Café con Tampa - November 2019 – Every 10 years, America conducts a census to count all residents in the United States. With 1.2 million people currently calling Hillsborough County home, and growing fast, the 2020 Census will provide us with the valuable statistics we need to improve our local communities, our state, and our country. Terry Eagan, Librarian...
Mitch Thrower with the APA planning board Planning Commission Chair contributes to national APA Planning Accreditation Board - November 2019 – Mitch Thrower, Chair of the Planning Commission, has served on the American Planning Association’s (APA) Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) for the past two years. The PAB is responsible for accrediting universities and colleges in North America who offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in planning. The accreditation process is based upon PAB approved...
2045 LRTP publc hearing MPO Board approves 2045 Transportation Plan - November 2019 – After two years of hard work, rounds of public surveys, coordination with local governments and state agencies, and the MPO Board’s advisory committees’ input, the public hearing to adopt the It’s TIME Hillsborough 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) was held during the MPO Board meeting on November 5. The public hearing...
The 2019 Safe Streets Summit is here! - November 2019 – The Safe Routes to School National Conference and the 2nd Annual Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit (#GCSSS) are upon us! Both events are being held beginning November 12 through November 14 at the Hilton Tampa Downtown. Onsite registration for the Safe Streets Summit will be available on Thursday, November 14. Cash payments...
People holding Vision Zero signs Vision Zero Walk of Silence 2019 - November 2019 – Join us on Friday, November 15 at 7:30 a.m. as we honor the 2019 victims of traffic violence. We will read the victims’ names aloud and walk with posters bearing their name and date of death in a mile-long walk down Kennedy to Meridian and returning on Jackson. The event starts and ends...
Beth Alden on resiliency panel Innovative resiliency study featured at Climate Change Conference - November 2019 – On Friday, November 1, MPO Executive Director Beth Alden participated on the transportation panel, one of four panels represented at the Science, Strategies and Solutions: Addressing Climate Change in Tampa Bay conference. Beth addressed the need to preserve critical roads from severe-weather inundation. “We’ve inventoried and prioritized the vulnerable roads, estimated the...
Lower Hillsborough River recovery strategy report - November 2019 – On Tuesday, Oct. 15, Joel Brown, Senior Government & Community Affairs Manager – Tampa Bay Region for the Southwest Florida Water Management District, presented at the meeting of the Hillsborough River Interlocal Planning Board’s Technical Advisory Council (TAC) on the progress of a Lower Hillsborough River Recovery Strategy report. The report is...
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