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, visit the project page.

July 2021 Draft Language

The latest drafts dated July 9, 2021, are located below. These documents will be presented to the Planning Commission at the July 19 Public HearingTo attend this hearing virtually please click here.

Explanation of Changes provides a summary of changes to the drafts since the February 2021 Public Hearings.

Proposed Livable Communities Element – Wimauma Community Plan Update – Draft 7.9.21

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 7.9.21

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.

Proposed Wimauma Village Residential Neighborhood – Draft 7.9.21

This draft details the development standards proposed for the Wimauma Village Residential Neighborhood within the WVR-2 and the proposed Wimauma Downtown (WD) Overlay District to be included in the Hillsborough County Land Development Code.

Submit a public comment / Envíenos su comentario público​


Watch the June 26 Community Plan Update Open House

This Open House was a hybrid meeting with the option to participate in person or virtually. Each of the three sessions covered the same material and links to re-watch are provided below. The 10 am and 1 pm sessions were presented in English and the 11:30 am session was presented entirely in Spanish.

10 am session

11:30 am session (Spanish)

1 pm session

Current Focus

Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioner Meetings

Meetings with the Planning Commission and the Board of County Commissioners will be held in July, August, and October. All meetings may be viewed on the Hillsborough County YouTube page. Further details to be provided as available.

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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Meetings & Materials

The Planning Commission held an Open House at Beth-El Farmworker Ministry in Wimauma on June 26, 2021 to discuss the Wimauma Community Plan Update. Three sessions were held at 10 am, 11:30 am, and 1 pm. The 11:30 am session was presented in Spanish.

Wimauma Open House Presentation Slides

Wimauma Open House Presentation Slides – Spanish

Open House Activities – Combined English and Spanish

Watch the 10 am session

Watch the 11:30 am session (in Spanish)

Watch the 1 pm session

The Planning Commission held a community meeting in Wimauma on June 5, 2021 to discuss the Wimauma Land Development Code, Neighborhood Design, and Affordable Housing. Three sessions were held at 10 am, 11 am, and noon. The 11 am session was presented in Spanish.

June 5 Presentation

June 5 Presentation (Spanish)

Activity Boards – Neighborhoods and Housing

Activity Boards – Neighborhoods and Housing (Spanish)

Affordable Housing Worksheet

Affordable Housing Worksheet (Spanish)

Watch the 10 am session

Watch the 11 am session (in Spanish)

Watch the noon session

The Planning Commission held a community meeting in Wimauma on May 8, 2021 to discuss Wimauma Community Benefit Options and Infrastructure. Three sessions were held at 10 am, 11 am, and noon. The 11 am session was presented in Spanish.

Wimauma May 8 Workshop – Community Benefits Presentation

Wimauma May 8 Workshop – Community Benefits Presentation (Spanish)

Watch the 10 am session

Watch the 11 am session (in Spanish)

Watch the noon session

The Planning Commission held a community meeting in Wimauma on March 27, 2021 to present an overview of the study and the Community Plan update.

Wimauma Community Plan Update and Overview Presentation 03-27-21

Wimauma Community Plan Update and Overview Presentation Video 03-27-21

Wimauma Workshop Activity Boards 03-27-21

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

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 4 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 29, 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 3 and April 7.  The resolution considers extending the moratorium to December 31, 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 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.

Virtual Open House Presentation 11-4-2020

Virtual Open House Presentation Recording 11-4-2020

Virtual Open House Breakout Sessions Recording 11-4-2020

Virtual Open House Full Recording 11-4-2020

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.

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.

Virtual Work Session Presentation 6-17-2020

Virtual Work Session Recording 6-17-2020

Transcripción de la presentación 6-17-2020

Virtual Work Session Q&A Transcript 6-17-2020

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

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.

Open House Final Presentation 3-7-2020

Open House Kickoff Presentation 3-4-2020


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

Supporting Documents

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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