Terrace Park | University Square; HiAP Food Access & Community Garden Project

The 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 incorporating health considerations into decision-making across sectors and policy areas. The Planning Commission, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health – Hillsborough County, Office of Health Equity and the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization, is leading the project.

The goal of the project is to (1) identify existing health related goals in the current City of Tampa Comprehensive Plan, focusing on food access initiatives examples from other places; (2) to engage the community in discussion of Comprehensive Plan direction for HiAP initiatives addressing suburban and urban scale healthy, affordable food access, and building community capacity to implement desired outcomes; and, (3) to discuss the need and location of a potential community garden site in the study area.

Take our survey

Terrace Park – University Square “Food in Your Community” SurveyDo you live in the Terrace Park or University Square neighborhoods? Do you have convenient, affordable access to healthy food in your community? Would you be interested in participating in a community garden? Take our survey by 2/9 and join us on 2/21 for discussion on research and findings.


For more information contact Pedro Parra at parrap@plancom.org or 813-273-3774 x356.