Planning Commission Current & Recurring Projects

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

Food Innovation District Best Practices Guide - There is increasing demand for innovative locally grown food products. Nationwide, innovation is occurring in research and development, growing, production, distribution and preparation of food. As demonstrated by a nationwide trend in communities around the United States, food innovation has the potential to create economic and community benefits as well as promote food security and...
Downtown Tampa Parking User Survey - The Downtown Tampa Parking Survey was conducted between November 2016 and February 2017 with a total of 1,428 responses collected. Responses to the various questions have provided insight to the City of Tampa and the Tampa Downtown Partnership about potential improvements that could be made to increase parking satisfaction. Downtown Tampa Parking Survey Report
Downtown Tampa Public Parking Garage Assessment - In 2017, a parking scorecard to assess the inventory of public parking structures in Downtown Tampa was developed. Using the scorecard a study assessed four dimensions of parking structures to evaluate the user experience related to accessibility, efficiency, aesthetics, and safety. Data collected from this assessment may help facilitate changes to the existing public parking...
Plant City – North Alexander Street Land Use Study (draft) - Completed in 2014, the Alexander Street extension located in the northeastern quadrant of the City connects the existing roadway terminus at Interstate-4 and traverses north to Paul Buchman Highway (State Road 39).  This roadway extension has created two miles of new road frontage.  Properties along these 2-miles of newly created frontage are being studied in...
Plant City – Mixed Use Gateway Land Development Regulations (draft) - The intent of the Mixed Use Gateway Land Use Plan Category is to support economic development, reinforce a sense of entry, promote transportation efficiency, and provide a specific location where a mixing of working, shopping, office, lodging and residential uses can occur.  The gateway is intended primarily to be more urban in character, with a...
Terrace Park | University Square : HiAP Food Access & Community Gardens - Planning Commission was awarded a 2016-2017 Planning Technical Assistance through the Department of Economic Development, to review the City of Tampa’s Comprehensive Plan related to “Health in All Policies” (HiAP) with a focus on food access in the Terrace Park|University Square community. HiAP is a collaborative approach to improving the health of all people by...
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 (Tampa Bay Climate Science Advisory Panel, Final Report, August 2015). This report was conducted to identify potential areas...
Brandon Corridor & Mixed Use Centers Pilot Project (2017) - The Brandon Corridors and Mixed-Use Centers Study was a joint pilot project of the Hillsborough MPO and the Planning Commission. The purpose of the study was to envision ways 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...
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 - Learn about 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 being identical with the territorial boundaries...
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...
Year in Review - 2017 The accomplishments of the Plan Hillsborough staff in 2017 are many! Vision Zero required numerous partnerships to create and begin to implement an action plan. Redistricting for the City of Tampa likewise necessitated building trust as we identified important needs within our community. We thought out of the box and have used technology to...
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