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

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Project Overview

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

Upcoming Community Meetings

Join us for a series of in-person meetings in Wimauma to continue a conversation about your community!

The Planning Commission will host a series of in-person meetings in Wimauma this spring and summer. Each meeting will have a specific theme or topic to discuss the proposed Community Plan update and WVR-2 policies and regulations. The meeting topics include affordable housing, the Wimauma downtown plan, community benefits, infrastructure, and neighborhood design. Event details will be posted here once confirmed. Meeting materials will be made available online before each meeting.

Note: There will be an attendance limit for each in-person session at Bethune Park, and all participants will be required to wear a mask.

MEETING #2 Wimauma Downtown Plan and Land Development Code Regulations

Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021 

Session Times: 6 pm and 7 pm (Each one-hour session will cover the same content)

Location: Boys & Girls Club, Bethune Park 5809 Edina St, Wimauma, FL 33598

If you are unable to attend in-person, you can participate virtually through Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81098699832

Meeting Materials:

February Public Hearings

A public hearing was held with the Planning Commission on February 1, 2021 at 5:30pm and with the Board of County Commissioners on February 4, 2021 @ 6:00pm.

The public hearings provided elected officials an opportunity to publicly discuss the proposed WVR-2 changes in the Hillsborough County Comprehensive Plan and the Land Development Code.

During the February 4th public hearing the BOCC continued the WVR-2 Comprehensive Plan text amendments (HC/CPA 20-12 & HC/CPA 20-13). The Board also set two public hearings to consider the extension of the moratorium, currently set to expire on May 29th, that prohibits new rezonings in the WVR-2 land use category in the Wimauma Planning Area.  These hearings set by resolution will occur at 9 am on March 3rd and April 7th.  The resolution considers extending the moratorium to December 31st, 2021.  After extensive public comment the Board expressed this additional time will allow Planning Commission staff the opportunity to continue working with the affected community and expand the public engagement process. 

The latest drafts (version 5) dated January 2021 are located at the links below. The previous drafts are available for review in the Documents section at the bottom of this page.

Please note the below documents are subject to change based on feedback received during the public hearings.

Explanation of Changes since the 12.08.20 Draft provides a summary of changes to the drafts in between the December and January workshops and the February Public Hearings.

HC/CPA 20-12 Planning Commission Agenda Packet contains all documents pertaining to the Comprehensive Plan Amendment (Wimauma Community Plan update) which will go before the Planning Commission during the February 1 public hearing.

HC CPA 20-12 Revised Attachment C contains the Proposed Community Plan Update document.

Proposed Livable Communities Element – Wimauma Community Plan Update – Draft 1.21.21

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

HC/CPA 20-13 Planning Commission Agenda Packet contains all documents pertaining to the Comprehensive Plan Amendment (Wimauma Village Residential-2 (WVR-2) Future Land Use Study) which will go before the Planning Commission during the February 1 public hearing.

HC CPA 20-13 Revised Attachment B contains revised Future Land Use Element documents.

Proposed Future Land Use Element – Wimauma Village Residential-2 (WVR-2) Update – Draft 1.18.21

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.

Hillsborough County Land Development Code Amendment 21-0289 Planning Commission Agenda Packet contains all of the documents pertaining to the proposed WVR-2 Land Development Code regulation changes which will go before the Planning Commission during the February 1 public hearing.

WVR-2 Code Revised Attachment B contains revised Land Development Code language.

Proposed Wimauma Downtown Overlay District – Draft 1.21.21

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 1.21.21

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

Spring 2020

Phase 3

Final Community Plan Update

Summer 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.

In 2021, the Planning Commission will host a series of in-person meetings in Wimauma. Each meeting will have a specific theme or topic to discuss the proposed Community Plan update and WVR-2 policies and regulations. The first meeting will take place on Saturday, March 27 at 10:00 a.m. and will provide an overview of the study and the Community Plan update. The next meeting will take place on Thursday, April 15 at 6 p.m. and will focus on the Wimauma Downtown Plan and Land Development Code Regulations.


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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: During the February 4th public hearing the BOCC continued the WVR-2 Comprehensive Plan text amendments (HC/CPA 20-12 & HC/CPA 20-13). The Board also set two public hearings to consider the extension of the moratorium that prohibits new rezonings in the WVR-2 land use category in the Wimauma Planning Area from May 29th to December 31st, 2021.  After extensive public comment the Board expressed this additional time will allow Planning Commission staff the opportunity to continue working with the affected community and expand the public engagement process.  The hearings on the moratorium extension will occur at 9 am on March 3rd and April 7th.

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

Headshot of Jay Collins

Contacts

Jay Collins, Planning Commission

T: 813-582-7335

collinsj@plancom.org

Sofia Garantiva, Planning Commission

T: 813-582-7320

garantivas@plancom.org

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