Weekly Planner banner

from  Bob Hunter, FAICP, Executive Director 

 eNews Issue 2011.19   


 Guiding Community Plans

Robert B Hunter, FAICPThe Planning Commission hosted the first discussion with a diverse and lively group of stakeholders to develop a Guide to Community Plans on June 23rd.  Being developed in response to the recent Audit, this document will guide the preparation of new community plans and the updates to existing plans.


The Guide will describe a planning approach to be used for community plans in Hillsborough County, so that over time all plans will be consistent in format, content and process.  It will be used by planning agencies that create and implement community plans as well as the various stakeholders in the community.

Who's involved in Community Planning? You!

We want you to get involved by giving us your input.  Please take a few minutes to weigh in on the community planning process by clicking on this link:


A Guide to Community Plans Feedback & Input 


The next stakeholder meeting is scheduled for August 24th at 5:45 p.m. in Conference Room B on the 26th Floor of the County Center, 601 East Kennedy Boulevard in Downtown Tampa.  For more information, please contact Lisa Silva, AICP, RLA, at silval@plancom.org or 813.273.3774 x329.



 University Area Community Plan Update

The University Area Community Plan was developed to focus and enhance redevelopment in the area.  Adopted in 2001 as part of The Future of Hillsborough Comprehensive Plan, it is an official guiding document for the University Community Area.  An update to that Plan is beginning now.  The University Area Community Plan's existing Goals and Strategies are the basis for the update.  Do they continue to meet the community's needs?  Does the plan further contribute to the community's progress?


Get Involved!


A community plan is only successful if its' policies reflect the vision and goals of those who live, work, and play in the community.  Throughout the community plan update process, the Planning Commission will provide opportunities for feedback and open exchange of ideas from University Area citizens and other community stakeholders.  To begin the update process, primary stakeholders will be engaged this summer through individual and group interviews to ensure priorities and concerns regarding the adopted Community Plan are surfaced. 


If you live, work or operate a business in the University Area Community, you are encouraged to take our survey online by clicking the link below:


Take the University Area Community Plan Update Survey Now!


Your input will help fine tune the plan and affect how the University Area Community will redevelop over the next decade.  For more information, please contact Pedro Parra at parrap@plancom.org or by calling 813.273.3774 x356.


The Planning Commission logo 

In This Issue
Guiding Community Plans
University Area Community Plan Update
What's Going On
Watch Our Videos


Missed An Issue?

View All eNews button

Join our mailing list TPC

Find us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter


What's Going On

July 12th | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Keystone-Odessa Community Plan Advisory Committee 


August 8th | 2:00 pm

Planning Commission Regular Meeting 


August 8th | 5:30 pm

Public Hearing on Amendments to the City of Tampa's Comprehensive Plan


August 9th | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Public Hearing on Amendments to the City of Tampa's Comprehensive Plan


For more information on meetings and events, please visit our websites: 




imaging2035 logo


Watch Our Videos

Planning Commission Purpose & Vision video

Planning Commission

Purpose & Vision

'Feeling Good' about Hillsborough County

'Feeling Good' about

Hillsborough County

Partnering For The Future Workshop -- May 6 2011

Partnering For The Future Workshop -- May 6 2011

University Area boundary map

In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other nondiscrimination laws, public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status.