Planning Commission Reports

These are projects and studies undertaken by or for the Planning Commission, related to land uses, corridors, economic conditions, and other comprehensive planning topics.

Tampa Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimates that sea level rise will impact the Tampa Bay region in the next 25 years. Our region may experience sea level rise between .5 to 2.5 feet by 2050. This report was conducted to identify potential areas at risk, as well as population, facilities, and infrastructure that...
Brandon Corridor & Mixed Use Centers Pilot Project (draft) - The Brandon Corridors and Mixed-Use Centers Study is a joint pilot project of the Hillsborough MPO and the Planning Commission. The purpose of the study is to better coordinate the envisioned land use pattern with planned transportation improvements along major corridors. Brandon’s east-west corridors of Brandon Boulevard, Lumsden Road, and Bloomingdale Avenue connect much residential...
I-4 Economic Corridor Study (2009) - The economic development of the I-4 Corridor provides opportunities for Hillsborough County to attract specific industrial sectors to employment centers at appropriate locations. However, for his accomplishment to take place, certain land use strategies must be implemented as a catalyst for new development by certain industries. In reviewing the potential site development options, the concepts within Option 6 provide...
Strip Commercial and Mixed-Use Development in Hillsborough County (2014) - The Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission is preparing updates to the comprehensive plans for Tampa, Temple Terrace, Plant City, and unincorporated Hillsborough County. The Planning Commission engaged Dover, Kohl & Partners and Spikowski Planning Associates to identify approaches for improving the way these plans discourage strip commercial development and encourage mixed-use development. Strip commercial development...
Best Practices in Parking Management: Ideas to stimulate program development in the City of Tampa - The Tampa Downtown Partnership and the City of Tampa  asked the Planning Commission to complete a review of best practices in parking management and evaluate parking solutions and new technologies that would provide for more efficient use of existing parking in order to accommodate more employees, residents, and visitors. With this report, City officials and...
City of Tampa City Council Redistricting - On this page you will find information concerning the Planning Commission’s redistricting effort for the four, single-member City Council Districts. The Tampa City Charter, Article VIII, Section 8.03, states the incorporated city shall be redivided by recommendation and with the approval of the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission, into seven council districts, three of those districts...
Dale Mabry (Palmira to Bay-to-Bay) Land Use Conditions Study - In 2011, an amendment to the Tampa Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map was requested for a parcel of land located within the Palma Ceia/Virginia Park neighborhoods, lying adjacent to Dale Mabry Highway in South Tampa. This request to the Tampa Comprehensive Plan, if approved by the Tampa City Council, would set a different policy...
Demographic & Economic Data - The Planning Commission produces demographic and economic data in raw form for use within the agency’s various projection models.  This data is available in printed publications for use by the public. The Planning Commission provides economic data assistance, as requested, to communities and other organizations in Hillsborough County. This support ranges from the provision of...
Economic Development Area Study - This report provides a review of recently completed studies and analyses designed to identify target industries to support the region’s economic development; a summary of methods used to identify Economic Development Areas (EDAs) within Hillsborough County with potential to support targeted industry investment; and maps and text describing the EDAs, defining their suitability for investment,...
Economic Potential Evaluation of the Comprehensive Plan - During the 2011 public input process to update the Future of the Hillsborough Comprehensive Plan, Economic Development was identified as a major issue facing Hillsborough County. The intent of this study is to inform and provide perspectives on ways comprehensive policies can enhance opportunities for economic growth and development. Model economic elements were reviewed and...
Plant City I-4 Green Tech Corridor - The Plant City City Commission amended their Comprehensive Plan in October 2010 to incorporate an Interstate-4 Green Tech Corridor Overlay.  This followed and implemented the comprehensive economic and land use study conducted on the Interstate-4 corridor by the Planning Commission, Hillsborough County and the Cities of Tampa, Plant City and Temple Terrace.  The I-4 Corridor...
Plant City Northeast Master Plan - A vision plan to guide the future growth pattern of northeast Plant City, developed by the City of Plant City, in collaboration with the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission and the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization. Based on several voluntary annexations and discussions with other large property owners (in 2007), it is anticipated that the...
Urban Service Area Capacity Study - The purpose of the Urban Service Area Capacity Study (USACS) is at a macro level to analyze the inventory of lands with appropriate conditions that helps define the current and anticipated future capacity for future employment and population growth within the Urban Service Area. In order to accomplish this, the Consultant analyzed data from numerous...
Year in Review - 2016 Over the last year, we collaborated with the School District and many other partners to host our first Future Leaders in Planning program to educate high school students on the planning profession. We collaborated with Tampa, Temple Terrace and Plant City on completing the updates to the Comprehensive Plans. The City of Tampa’s Plan...
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