Wimauma Village Residential-2 (WVR-2) and Community Plan Update

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Project Overview

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This study will provide an analysis of development trends affecting current and future development in the Wimauma area, and with community input, will result in an update to the Wimauma Community Plan and the Wimauma Village Residential-2 land use category. For more information on the RP-2 Future Land Use Study, check out the project page.


Current Focus

February Public Hearings

Workshops were held in December and January to provide elected officials an opportunity to publicly discuss the fourth draft of proposed changes to the Hillsborough County Comprehensive Plan and the Land Development Code.

The current drafts are available at the links below. A revised draft will be presented at the February 1 Planning Commission public hearing where the public will be able to provide comments. Please check back the week before the public hearing for the new draft.

A summary of the changes from the October 27 draft to the current draft is available here: Explanation of Changes since the 10.27.20 Draft. The previous drafts are available for review in the Documents section at the bottom of this page.

Proposed Livable Communities Element – Wimauma Community Plan Update – Draft 12.08.20

This draft provides an update to the Wimauma Village Community Plan located in the Livable Communities Element within the Hillsborough County Comprehensive Plan.

Proposed Future Land Use Element – Wimauma Village Residential-2 (WVR-2) Update – Draft 12.08.20

This draft details the proposed updates to the Wimauma Village Residential-2 (WVR-2) section of the Future Land Use Element within the Hillsborough County Comprehensive Plan.

Proposed Wimauma Downtown Overlay District – Draft 12.08.20

This draft details the proposed Wimauma Downtown (WD) Overlay District to be included in the Hillsborough County Land Development Code.

Proposed Wimauma Village Residential Neighborhood – Draft 12.08.20

This draft details the development standards proposed for the Wimauma Village Residential Neighborhood within the WVR-2 to be included in the Hillsborough County Land Development Code.

Scope of the Study

Phase 1

Real Estate Market Analysis

Began Fall 2019

Phase 2

WVR-2 Land Use Study

Fall 2020

Phase 3

Final Community Plan Update

Spring 2021


Public Engagement

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Community Involvement

An Open House kick-off took place on March 4, 2020 to inform and hear from the community, followed by a participatory workshop from March 5-7. The workshop was a collaborative process with the community, including meetings with stakeholders, a participatory design workshop, feedback sessions, and a final presentation.

Residents were also able to provide input online through a survey from April 9-16 and from June 1-15.

A virtual work session took place on June 17 to share initial recommendations of the study with the public, and to gather feedback from the community on the proposed changes.

The Planning Commission offered virtual one-on-one or group meetings during August and September for the public to provide comments or receive clarification on the proposed policy changes.

The second Open House for Wimauma took place in November with two meeting options for the public: (1) a virtual meeting was held via Zoom on Wednesday, November 4 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and (2) an in-person open house was held at Wimauma Elementary School on Saturday, November 7 from 1:00-3:30 p.m. The public was able to provide feedback on the final study results and recommendations at both meetings. Public notices with the meeting information were mailed to all affected property owners.


FAQ / PREGUNTAS FRECUENTES

A: This study was requested by the Board of County Commissioners in association with the moratorium on rezoning applications for properties with a Future Land Use designation of Wimauma Village Residential-2. 

Wimauma Village Residential-2 (WVR-2) is a land use category specific to the Wimauma Village Community Plan area. This category is suited for residential development up to 2 dwelling units per acre, but due to their location, require planned and clustered development on a minimum of 10 acres. The purpose of this category is to reduce the negative impacts of residential development on the environment and to minimize infrastructure costs.

A: This study is examining properties with a Future Land Use designation of Wimauma Village Residential-2 as well as the overall Wimauma Village Community Plan boundary.

A: This study will result in:

1) an update to the Wimauma Village Community Plan,

2) a Strategic Action Plan for implementing and revitalizing the Wimauma downtown vision, and

3) policy recommendations for the Future Land Use category of Wimauma Village Residential-2.
These recommendations will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners for consideration and potentially result in amendments to the Hillsborough County Comprehensive Plan and/or Land Development Code. Any final policy changes are at the discretion of the Board of County Commissioners.

A: Any amendments to the County’s Comprehensive Plan and/or Land Development Code must be completed by May 31, 2021.

The Hillsborough County Office of Neighborhood Relations provides training, funding, and networking opportunities for residents, as well as homeowner and neighborhood organizations. Call (813) 272-5860 or visit the Neighborhood Association Information webpage to learn more about how to set up and register your neighborhood organization or civic association.

A: No. This study does not seek to purchase private property nor is this a study for the use of eminent domain.

The Hillsborough County Code Enforcement Department enforces land and property codes and investigates complaints about possible violations. Call (813) 274-6600 to report a code violation or visit the Code Enforcement webpage for Code Violations.


Future Steps


Status

Ongoing

Ongoing

Complete


Documents

Project Plans & Studies

Draft Documents

Please use the document below to access previous drafts.

Proposed Policy Documents Draft History

Supporting Documents

Past Presentations & Event Recordings

Maps


Contact

Tatiana Gonzalez, CNU-A Planning Commission

T: 813-582-7320

gonzalezt@plancom.org

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