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

Project Overview

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.

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Current Focus

Virtual Work Session

The Wimauma Virtual Work Session Presentation should be viewed before reviewing the proposed materials below as the presentation provides an overview of the initial study results and recommendations.

Proposed Wimauma Community Plan Update provides an overview of the WVR-2 Land Use Study to date, and details the proposed recommendations stemming from the consultant’s background research, and the goals and priorities voiced by community members during the initial community engagement process.

Proposed WVR-2 FLUE 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 WVR-2 Overlay LDC details the  development standards proposed for the Wimauma Village Residential-2 (WVR-2) Overlay to be included in the Hillsborough County Land Development Code. The WVR-2 Overlay 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 LDC 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.

Scope of the Study

  • Revitalize Downtown Wimauma

  • Evaluate Wimauma Village Residential-2 Category requirements

  • Look at infrastructure needs

  • Increase safe and equitable transportation choices

  • Preserve the environment and open space

  • Create implementable design options

Phase 1

Real Estate Market Analysis

Began Winter 2019

Phase 2

WVR-2 Land Use Study

Spring 2020

Phase 3

Final Community Plan Update

Expected Fall 2020

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.

A second Open House for feedback on the final study results and recommendations is tentatively planned at the end of July. 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.


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 Fall 2020.

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A second community open house is anticipated to be held in late July. 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.

Future Steps

  • Present report with recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) at BOCC meeting.

  • Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code will be processed based upon BOCC's action. The process will include workshops and public hearings with the Planning Commission and BOCC.