Connections to Tomorrow – October 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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Plan to join us for our 35th Annual Planning & Design Awards- You are warmly invited to join us for our 35th Annual Planning & Design Awards presented by Tampa Electric & Peoples Gas on Thursday, October 19 at T Pepin’s Hospitality Center. The Tampa Bay Times Reception begins at 6:15 p.m. Dinner and Awards presentations by host Brendan McLaughlin begin at 7:15 p.m. Registration, ticket, and sponsorship...
Brandon study nearly complete!- October 2017 – Covering topics from development and redevelopment opportunities to transit and road improvements, the Brandon Corridors & Mixed-use Centers Pilot Project comprehensively looked at the land use and transportation issues facing the area. Conducted to study project feasibility, the study is conceptual in nature and includes no construction plans or funding. The study...
Green infrastructure presentation- October 2017 – On September 20, Al Key made presentations to the MPO’s Livable Roadways Committee and at the Planning Commission’s Info BBQ (Brown Bag Quarterly). In case you missed this discussion on the integration of green utilities – like soil, trees, and water – into our urban areas to substantially improve their design and...
Tampa City Council Redistricting presentation to NAACP on October 19- October 2017 – There is still an opportunity to weigh in on alternatives for Redistricting for Tampa City Council. In conjunction with Hillsborough County’s Supervisor of Elections, the Planning Commission will make a presentation to and take comments from the Hillsborough County branch of the NAACP at their October 19 meeting. The meeting is scheduled for...
Learn more about your community!- October 2017 – Live in Riverview? Carrollwood? Wimauma?  Want to know more about your community?  We have data and trend information for your area.  Together with the Florida Department of Transportation – Office of Environmental Management, Plan Hillsborough staff has produced sociocultural trend reports for 22 communities in unincorporated Hillsborough County. These reports contain population...
Join the #VisionZERO813 movement for the Walk of Silence on October 6- October 2017 – On the two-year anniversary of Alexis Miranda’s death, Vision Zero Hillsborough will honor her memory with A Walk of Silence, the first organized event since the completion of the coalition’s multi-track Action Plan this summer. Attendees will gather on Friday, October 6 at 7 a.m. for welcoming comments in the parking lot...
Planning Commission review of local government Capital Improvement Programs- October 2017 – Annually, the Planning Commission conducts a review of proposed Capital Improvement Programs (CIPs) for Hillsborough County, the City of Tampa, and the City of Temple Terrace for consistency with their respective Comprehensive Plans. The CIPs are an important part of implementing the goals of each government’s Plan. Planning Commission staff works with...
Vulnerability Assessment Workshop – Sea Level Scenario Sketch Planning Tool- October 2017 – On Monday, October 16th, the Hillsborough MPO is hosting a technical training workshop on how to use a valuable sea level rise mapping tool called the Sea Level Scenario (SLS) Sketch Planning Tool. The SLS Sketch Planning Tool helps to identify transportation infrastructure exposed to current and future flooding. The tool is...
Plant City Roadway Extension Studies: Sam Allen Rd and Rice Rd- October 2017 – In support of Plant City’s future growth and economic development, the Hillsborough MPO hired an engineering firm to look at extending two roads eastward: Sam Allen Road and Rice Road. These extensions would provide new east-west routes between County Line Road and existing roads in Plant City such as Park Road and...
Sewage Spill into Hillsborough River Prompts River Board Review- October 2017 – On Monday, August 28th heavy rains overwhelmed the Tampa Sewage system causing 320,000 gallons of raw sewage to spill into the Hillsborough River. This spill occurred at two different locations. The larger spill which occurred north of the Columbus Drive Bridge on North Perry Avenue caused 290,000 gallons of sewage to be...

 

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