Everything you imagined...
Imagine 2040 takes center stage at Spring Home Show!
Interactive display at January 2014 Turner Home Show 

In January, our first interactive planning display - Our Community - Your Backyard - was a home run at the Turner Home Show . More than 39,000 attendees seeking ways to make improvements to increase the value of their homes experienced how making investments in our community improves the values and quality of life in our community.
Spring Turner Home Show logo

Now, we're getting ready to show you everything you imagined at the 29th Annual Spring Home Show. Join us March 14 - 16 at the Florida State Fairgrounds at Big Booth 725.
You spoke. We listened!
By 2040, about half a million more people will be living in Hillsborough County.



 We asked for your preferences & 

priorities as our region grows.   

Check out what you told us at our
Imagine 2040 interactive display!

Display designed, constructed
& installed by Exterior Concepts.

Imagine 2040 strategies designed by YOU!

Pick up your Imagine 2040 brochure & share your 2040 vision with us using our 'I' chart created by Tampa Mural Painter
Imagine 2040 Town Hall Panel:
A conversation about a thriving future
Join the conversation  
Join us at the Spring Home Show on
ABC Action News FREE Friday


March 14 @ 2:00p
for the
Imagine 2040 Town Hall

 Join government, community and business leaders,

as we showcase the conversation regarding a vision for

a thriving future for Tampa, Temple Terrace, Plant City &

Hillsborough County.


This panel discussion includes opportunities for you to

join the conversation with your questions and comments.


Moderated by AM Tampa Bay's

Jack Harris


Upcoming planning display with our partner
Turner Home Shows
  • March 14 - 16 @ Florida State Fairgrounds
  • August 29 - September 1 @ Florida State Fairgrounds   
  • October 17 - 19 @ Florida State Fairgrounds  
  • January 2 - 4 @ Tampa Convention Center
The public can enter each Home Show with no admission charge on Free Fridays, courtesy of ABC Action News.
City of Tampa Council Redistricting
Approved unanimously by the Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is Add a description required by State and Local law to redistrict the four, single-member districts every four year preceding the next City Council election. Redistricting is a process that addresses population change. The goal is to ensure the districts are "as equal as possible" in terms of population. The City of Tampa has no role in the process. Once the Planning Commission takes action, the Supervisor of Elections proclaims the new districts. 


On February 10, the Planning Commission unanimously approved the staff recommendation for Tampa City Council Redistricting at a public hearing. This action was the culmination of five months of public outreach and nine public meetings.  The approved redistricting will be in place for the next Tampa City Council election scheduled for March 2015.


1 date + 1 location = 2 meetings
Two important meetings for SouthShore!

For your convenience, we've scheduled two public meetings on the same date and location:


Tuesday, March 18

at the 

SouthShore Regional Library

15816 Beth Shields Way in Ruskin

SouthShore Transit Circulator Study  |  4:30p - 5:45p
HARTFlex circulator bus
This is the final meeting of the SouthShore Transit Circulator Study. Through the input of stakeholders and the public, the study has developed transit improvement options for the SouthShore area. The purpose of the meeting is to present the final report and recommendations of the preferred alternative and to provide an opportunity for participants to give feedback.

There's still time to take our Survey! Or you can comments on the transit circulator alternatives by emailing Sarah McKinley or call 813/273-3774 x382 .

SouthShore Areawide Systems Plan  |  6:00p - 8:00p

This is the last of a series of three specific topic meetings (which included Transportation and Economic Development) held as part of the SouthShore Areawide Systems Plan (SSASP) update. This meeting will include discussions about environmental, cultural, and historic resource policies / issues / opportunities in the SouthShore area. 


The existing Environmental Vision focuses on the balance between positive development and nature, as well as protection of the natural assets (water, land, and species). The existing Cultural / Historic Vision emphasizes and seeks to preserve and promote the area's:


tunnel of trees at park along bay in SouthShore

  • diverse population
  • unique communities
  • educated work force
  • natural heritage
  • cultural identity
  • quality of life
  • economic development while growing as a sustainable resilient community.

View the meeting agenda.


Take the SouthShore Areawide Systems Plan survey.

Proposed changes to the adopted SSASP based on the update process including input from the community, Imagine 2040, and recommendations from the Hillsborough County Economic Development Department and the Transportation for Economic Development Leadership Policy Group will be presented in a series of three public meetings in the summer of 2014.


 If you have questions or comments, email Allison Yeh or call 813/273-3774 x351.

Issue 14 | March 2014
In this issue
Take a survey
SouthShore Areawide Systems Plan Update survey
Live, work, or play in the SouthShore area? We're updating the SouthShore Areawide Systems Plan. Take the SouthShore Survey.

This survey will remain open through March 31, 2014.
SouthShore Transit Circulator Study survey
Weigh in on transit needs of this rapidly growing community south of the Alafia River. Take the Transit Circulator Survey.

This survey will remain open through March 18, 2014.
In accordance with Title VI ofthe 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.  Read more about the our commitment to non-discrimination and other requirements.