District & Sub-Area Plans

At the request of the city or county stakeholders, or to provide more detail than can provided at a larger scale, the MPO conducts studies and prepares transportation plans affecting smaller areas or districts.
  • featured-gandyadaptstrat Selmon Expressway Western Extension – Gandy Boulevard Assessment (2016) - Hillsborough County is extremely vulnerable to hurricanes and heavy precipitation. Recognizing this, the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) leveraged a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) grant to perform a Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Pilot Project in 2014. The objective was to identify cost-effective strategies to mitigate and manage the risks of coastal and inland inundation for...
  • featured-TID-Mobility-Solutions Tampa Innovation District Transit Circulator Study (2016) - The Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), in cooperation with Hillsborough County Economic Development Department (HCED), Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) and Tampa Innovation Alliance, is evaluating the potential development of a transit circulator within the Tampa Innovation District (TID). Currently, TID partners including the University of South Florida (USF), Busch Gardens, H. Lee Moffitt...
  • featured-I275gatewayconcept I-275/Fowler & I-275/Busch Innovation Gateway Concept Study (Phase 1 final 2016) - The Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization is developing preliminary design concepts for themed gateway statements at the I-275/Fowler Ave. and I-275/Busch Blvd. interchanges. The gateway design concepts will focus on making a creative statement at each interchange that creates themes that communicate a sense of entry and innovation. The concepts will include landscape and hardscape...
  • Featured Port Freight Logistics Zone (FLZ) Strategic Plan (2016) - The MPO is developing of a Freight Logistics Zone Strategic Plan (Plan) in compliance with requirements outlined in Chapter 2015-106, Section 311.103, Florida Statutes in partnership with Polk TPO.  The intent of the legislation is to assist the state in the prioritization of potential funding for investments within designated Freight Logistics Zones (FLZs). The Strategic Plan, to...
  • Aerial Shot of East Hillsborough Ave. Corridor East Hillsborough Avenue Corridor Study (2013) - East Hillsborough Avenue, roughly from Interstate 275 to east of 50th Street, was identified through the Congestion Management/Crash Mitigation Process studies as an important multimodal corridor with persistent safety and mobility issues. East Hillsborough Avenue is an essential roadway for residents to access jobs, businesses, churches, and schools, as well as for commuters and delivery trucks traveling along the corridor. ...
  • Gandy Connector_With_Vehicles_People_nightshot Gandy Connector Concept (2013) - The MPO sought the public’s opinions on the Gandy Connector, an idea for an elevated, 2-lane toll road in the center of Gandy Boulevard. In the Spring and Summer of 2013, staff  brought information to the Policy Committee addressing the motion which was passed by the MPO Board to consider removing the Gandy Elevated Connector from...
  • featured-sr60-freight-compatibility-study State Road 60 – Brandon Boulevard Freight Compatibility Study (2013) - State Road 60 is the major thoroughfare through the heart of Brandon. The potential for increased freight on Brandon Boulevard triggered the need for a study of the compatibility of heavy truck traffic with surrounding land uses, congestion and safety. The potential increase is in part due to construction of the Winter Haven Integrated Logistics...
  • featured-csx-intermodal-yard-study CSX Intermodal Yard Study (2012) - The Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), in cooperation with Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Seven, tasked URS Corporation (URS) to conduct a Freight  Sub-Area Study focusing on the access needs of the CSX Intermodal  CSXI) Terminal in East Tampa, as well as the general truck circulation within the area including the FDOT Strategic...
  • slider-westshore-intermodal-study-rendering Westshore Multimodal Center Location Study (2012) - The study for the Westshore Multimodal Location Study is a collaborative effort of the Hillsborough County, Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Florida Department of Transportation District 7, (FDOT), the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA), the City of Tampa, and the Westshore Alliance. Representatives from each of these organizations serve on a management team that has provided direction...
  • featured-plant-city-right-of-way-map Plant City Right-of-Way Preservation Map & Related Analyses (2010) - The City of Plant City, in a coordinated effort with the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), has developed a Right-of-Way Preservation Map to identify future right-of-way needs for anticipated expansions to the transportation network within the City of Plant City and adjacent portions of unincorporated Hillsborough County. This map implements Policy 1.F.1 in the...
  • featured-usf-area-multimodal-study USF Area Multimodal Study (2010) - The   Hillsborough   County   Metropolitan   Planning   Organization   (MPO)   and   the Hillsborough  County  Planning  and  Growth  Management  Department  worked  in partnership   with   stakeholders   and   local   residents   to   plan   for   a   Multimodal Transportation  District  (MMTD)  in  the  University  of  South  Florida  (USF)  area  of Hillsborough County.  The goals of this effort are to facilitate the use of multiple...
  • featured-northeast-plant-city-master-plan Northeast Plant City Area Master Plan (2008) - Since 1995, the land area of Plant City has increased by 12 percent with a majority of this growth occurring since the year 2000 in the northeastern area (see Figure 1) as a result of over 30 voluntary annexations that account for more than 1,600 acres. The anticipated trend is for the City’s expansion to...
  • featured-tampa-multimodal-district-study City of Tampa Multimodal District Study (2007) - The City of Tampa and its community members have expressed interest in providing welcoming conditions for walking, bicycling, and transit. Meanwhile, changes to Florida Statute require the City of Tampa to implement proportionate a “fair share” ordinance, clearly demonstrating the financial feasibility of it’s Capital Improvement Element (CIE) and update it’s Transportation Concurrency Exception Areas...
  • featured-plant-city-multimodal-district-study Plant City Multimodal District Study (2007) - The members of the City of Plant City and its community have expressed interest in providing friendly conditions for walking, bicycling, and transit. Meanwhile changes in  Florida Statute have required the City of Plant City to implement a proportionate “fair share” ordinance and clearly demonstrate the financial feasibility of the Capital Improvement Element (CIE) within...
  • featured-temple-terrace-multimodal-district-study Temple Terrace Multimodal District Study (2007) - The City of Temple Terrace and its surrounding community members have expressed a Vision for Temple Terrace as a livable city and to a certain extent a university town with friendly conditions for walking and bicycling. Meanwhile, Florida Statute and the Department of Community Affairs (DCA), requires the City of Temple Terrace (Hillsborough County, Florida)...
  • featured-westshore Westshore Mobility Strategy (2007) - Transportation improvements are critical within the Westshore Business District. As growth continues to increase with the introduction of new development to the area, issues related to mobility need to be addressed. As such, the development of a plan will work to foster a viable transportation system to support the anticipated area wide growth. The Westshore Mobility Strategy Action Plan,...
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