|Connections to Tomorrow
Tuesday | 08.25.20 | 5 pm | 38th Annual Planning & Design Awards Entries due
Wednesday | 08.26.20 | 5–6 pm | Plant City Transit Study Virtual Public Open House | Register here |The Plant City Transit Study feedback survey will remain open through Sunday | 09.13.20
Thursday | 09.03.20 | 8:30–10:45 am ULI Tampa Bay Race & Real Estate: Creating a Shared Vision for Equitable Places in Tampa Bay featuring speaker Charles Brown | Register for Zoom meeting
Monday | 09.07.20 | Plan Hillsborough office CLOSED for Labor Day
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Tuesday | 09.01.20 – Friday | 09.25.20 | Hillsborough County Vision Zero Corridor Studies Surveys
Tuesday | 09.22.20 | 9 am–noon | Virtual Vision Zero Leadership Summit | Register here | View event flyer
Friday | 09.25.20 | 8:30 am–12:30 pm | Plan Hillsborough Value Added Mobility Study Virtual Workshop
Tuesday | 10.26.20 | 6 pm | The Transportation Sales Surtax Virtual Public Hearing has been rescheduled to October 26 | Final details will be available one week prior to the hearing at: planhillsborough.org/calendarview full calendar
|Plan Hillsborougha consolidated long range planning agency
|Florida’s economic outlook shows promiseAs planners, we are trained to take the long-term outlook. Thus, while most of the country were understandably bemoaning the latest economic news, we were relieved that the state forecasters expect the economy to be back on track by June 2021. The Office of Economic and Demographic Research (EDR) recently published their biannual report analyzing consumption, personal income, and unemployment. The EDR expects most sectors to show improvement in the next few months.
|Race and Real Estate: Creating a shared vision for Equitable Places in Tampa Bay On September 3, join a tapestry of top Tampa Bay real estate and land use organizations for an important conversation about race, equity, and real estate. Leading equity expert and keynote speaker, Charles T. Brown, MPA, CPD, LCI, senior researcher and adjunct professor at the Bloustein School’s Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, will begin the program with a thought-provoking presentation centered at the intersection of real estate, transportation, health, and equity.
|Meet the Plan Hillsborough StaffEach month we feature two staff members highlighting how each contributes to our teamas we work together, with you, towards a thriving future.Gena Torres | Executive PlannerFelicia Pulliam | Financial Manager
|Planning Commissionland use and comprehensive planning
|Planning Commission elects new officersAt the July Planning Commission Board Meeting, the Planning Commissioners unanimously elected two new officers. Former Vice Chair Nigel Joseph was elected Chair, replacing Mitch Thrower who resigned from the Planning Commission for other pursuits. Cody Powell was then elected to serve as Vice Chair.
Meet your Planning Commissioners
|Final call to submit projects for the 38th Annual Planning & Design AwardsIf you have been a part of a project contributing to a better quality of life in our community, we encourage you to submit your project for the 38th Annual Planning & Design Awards. Entries are due by Tuesday, August 25.
|Oblique aerial photographs reveal Tampa’s post-war urban landscapeThe Planning Commission’s new Oblique Aerials Browserprovides access to 140 rarely seen geo-referenced aerial photographs. These high-resolution Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) images document Tampa’s changing post-war urban landscape prior to the development of the 1960s.
|Population projections in the era of COVID-19The Planning Commission’s Reference and Data Team shares the methods and accuracy of the Bureau of Economic and Business Research’s population projections and how major events, like pandemics, create measurable impacts on projection systems.
|Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organizationtransportation connections & planning
|2020 Ride Guide: Your guide to getting a ride in the Tampa Bay regionThe Hillsborough MPO recently published the 2020 Ride Guidewhich contains information about transportation services offered throughout Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties.
|Working towards zeroThe Vision Zero Progress Report (2018–2020) highlights the great strides our community has taken over the last two years towards reducing traffic injury and deaths. The report recognizes specific projects and programs that show data-backed success at improving safety.
|Public open house for Plant City Transit Study The MPO initiated a transit study earlier this year to explore the needs and feasibility of implementing transit service to Plant City to serve residents daily needs and to provide access to jobs and recreation. The next public open house will be held virtually on August 26.
|MPO sponsors speed management studyThe Hillsborough MPO sponsored a study of speed management and safety, with recommendations like adding midblock crossings, coordinating signals that optimize an appropriate speed, installing roundabouts, and many other tools that help make roadways safe for people driving, walking, catching the bus, or bicycling.
|Hillsborough River BoardHillsborough River planning
|Tampa appoints new River Board memberWe are excited to welcome incoming Tampa councilman and new River Board member Joseph Citro. We look forward to continuing the important work in managing and protecting the health of the Hillsborough River with Councilmember Citro.
|Plan Hillsborough in the news
|Hurricane Phoenix is Tampa Bay’s devastating worst-case scenario | Tampa Bay Times | 08.14.20Lennar announces two new lifestyle communities in Ruskin | Osprey Observer | 08.07.20Loss of tourism in Tampa Bay hammers projected $280M from Hillsborough’s All for Transportation surtax | Tampa Bay Business Journal | 08.06.20City of Tampa is awarded a $75,000 grant to study the impact of sea level rise and resiliency planning | City of Tampa | 07.30.20New Tampa road projects still on the way | New Tampa and Wesley Chapel Neighbordhood News | 07.28.20
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