Town ‘N Country Community Plan

Town ‘N Country Community Plan (Effective January 7, 2005)

Planning Commission Staff Contact:

Countywide Planner • Countywide Planning Team

E planner@plancom.orgT 813.272.5940 • F 813.272.6258

Hillsborough County, Development Services Staff Contact:

Jose R Fernandez, Principal Planner • Planning and Zoning Services Division

E fernandezjr@hillsboroughcounty.org T 813.307.3435 • F 813.272.5348

To locate the complete adopted text of the community plan go to the Livable Communities Element and use the Table of Contents to go to the Town ‘N Country Community Plan

 

The Town 'N Country Community Plan became effective January 7, 2005. The Community Plan area is bordered by Pinellas County to the west, Tampa Bay to the south, Tampa International Airport to the east, and Linebaugh Avenue to the north. It encompasses the visions and strategies related to the adoption of the Town ‘N Country Community Plan and its Boundary Map. The area is home to more than 75,000 culturally diverse residents within 37 square miles. The population in this area is expected to exceed 100,000 people by the year 2025. The community has developed the Town ‘N Country Community Plan to reshape this diverse and maturing area to be an economically stable, family-friendly place. 

The vision was to advocate the creation of town centers that serve as community gathering places. The community supports the expansion of protected lands, seeks better connectivity in train networks, and endorses the creation of recreational opportunities for young and old alike.

The Town ‘N Country Community Plan encourages redevelopment of older commercial centers and desires a strong business sector that contributes to the community and provides meaningful employment opportunities. The plan supports non-residential construction in a pedestrian-friendly, new urban design that contributes to the community’s sense of place. The community would like to see a reduction in traffic congestions, an increase in transit service, and will take steps to improve the appearance and safety of primary roadways.

The community wants the property values of homes and businesses to increase. They desire proactive enforcement of housing and commercial codes. They are committed to strengthening the community and business associations to work together on furthering common goals.

Goals:

1. Develop a Town Center

2. Improve the Appearance of Roadway Corridor

3. Strengthen Code Enforcement Efforts

4. Relieve Traffic Congestion

5. Improve Sidewalk, Bicycle Lanes, and Trail Connectivity

6. Maintain Drainage Facilities

7. Encourage the Renovation and Retrofitting of Residence

8. Improve Traffic Calming Methods

9. Strengthen/Empower Community and Business Associations

10. Encourage Neighborhood Squares

 

The plan was further implemented by the adoption of development requirements in the Land Development Code (LDC) which are outlined in detail below:

Land Development Codes

(adopted November 04, 2004)

Part 3.15.00 – Hillsborough County Avenue Overlay District

Sec 3.15.01 – Generally

Sec 3.15.02 – Applicability

Sec 3.15.03 – Permitted Uses

Sec 3.15.04 – General Development Standards

Sec 3.15.05 – Specific Development Standards

Sec 3.15.06 – Signs 

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This plan was effective January 7, 2005. If you would like further information, please contact the Planning Commission.

 

 

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CPA 04-16 Effective date: January 7, 2005.

 

 

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Documents and Meetings

Community Plans adopted before 2009 do not include documents and meeting files at this time. This plan was effective January 7, 2005. Requests for further information should be directed to staff.

 

Maps

To view the adopted boundary for the Town 'N Country Community Plan please click on the link below.

 Town 'N Country Community Plan Area

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