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


Project Overview

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The purpose of this study is to provide an analysis of development trends affecting current and future development in the Wimauma area, and with community input, to update 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

Board of County Commissioners Workshop on July 21, 2020

An overview of the WVR-2 land use study and proposed recommendations was presented at this workshop. Commissioners had the opportunity to publicly discuss the proposed changes and to pose questions and comments to the WVR-2 project team. The workshop took place immediately following the 9:00 am Land Use meeting. Meeting materials are located below.

Wimauma/WVR-2 BOCC Workshop Presentation provides an overview of the study and recommendations to date.

Proposed Livable Communities Element – Wimauma Community Plan Update – Draft 07.21.20 provides an update to the Wimauma Village Community Plan section of the Livable Communities Element within the Hillsborough County Comprehensive Plan.

Proposed Future Land Use Element Wimauma Village Residential-2 (WVR-2) Update – Draft 07.21.20 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 Village Residential-2 (WVR-2) LDC – Draft 07.21.20 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. The Wimauma Village Residential Neighborhood intends to improve and encourage connectivity with Wimauma’s center and Main Street, and establish a residential district with a sustainable growth pattern.

Proposed Wimauma Downtown Overlay District – Draft 07.21.20 details the proposed Wimauma Downtown (WD) Overlay District to be included in the Hillsborough County Land Development Code. The WD Overlay District intends to improve and encourage the vitality and development of Wimauma’s center and Main Street along State Road 674 and establish a mixed-use, walkable, and pedestrian-friendly downtown district with small-town character.


Real Estate Market Analysis

The data and analysis from these reports were used to inform the policy recommendations brought forth for the July 21 workshop.

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 to inform and hear from the community took place on March 4, 2020 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 for the public to provide comments or receive clarification on the proposed policy changes.

A second Open House for feedback on the final study results and recommendations is tentatively planned for the fall. Because of the current circumstances, we have yet to determine whether we will hold an in-person or virtual meeting. The meeting format will depend on how COVID-19 progresses in the coming months. Mail notices will be sent again to all affected property owners with the meeting information.


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. 

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 2021.

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A second community open house is anticipated to be held in the fall. This meeting will provide property owners and interested parties another opportunity to provide input on the study results and recommendations. Stay tuned for more information.

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.


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