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 Study identified areas within Plant City where a land use overlay would be appropriate to promote economic and sustainable development in eastern Hillsborough County. With the assistance and support of Plant City, the Planning Commission staff prepared a text and map amendment to the Comprehensive Plan for the City of Plant City to reflect the recommendations of the I-4 Corridor Study. The purpose of the amendment is to help diversity and expand the employment base and increase Plant City’s median income and employment opportunities. This overlay will allow for and promote the development of target industries (e.g. bioscience, technical services, finance, and management) along selected areas of Interstate-4. The I-4 Green Tech Corridor Overlay seeks to achieve the economic development, environmental and sustainability objectives of the City of Plant City and Hillsborough County. For more infomration please reference Objective 8.C through Objective 8.D within the Future Land Use Element.