Issue 38 | January 2017
A productive 2016!
Plan Hillsborough 2016 Annual Report In fiscal year 2016, we collaborated with: 
  • the School District and many other partners to host our first Future Leaders in Planning program to educate high school students on the planning profession
  • the Department of Health on furthering a health in all policies strategy and have been awarded two grants to further those efforts
  • Hillsborough County, HART, and FDOT on a pilot project to study the transportation and land use solutions along major east-west corridors in the Brandon area
  • Tampa, Temple Terrace, and Plant City on completing the updates to the Comprehensive Plans
The City of Tampa's Plan was recognized by the American Planning Association with their Silver Level Sustaining Places Award for Comprehensive Plans. And these are just a few highlights of the projects and accomplishments this past year.

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Next Info BBQ - February 3 - Ybor City 'Then & Now'
Feb 3 Info BBQ flyer - Ybor City _Then _ Now_ Join us for a walking tour through Ybor City, Tampa's National Historic Landmark District and mixed use community, featuring the history and preservation of some of Ybor's most significant buildings and sites as well as current development and redevelopment activity. Meet up at the Centro Ybor Plaza at 11:30a to enjoy your bag lunch or pick up a quick lunch in the plaza. 

Author, historian, researcher, cigar master, and Ybor City Ambassador Dr. Wallace Reyes will be joined by the Ybor City Development Corporations's  Brenda Thrower to share fascinating stories of Ybor City 'then and now.' The walking tour is from noon - 1:30p with 1.5 CM credits pending. Please RSVP to Sandy at 813.273.3774 x314.

 View the 2/3 Info BBQ flyer  
Tampa sea level rise vulnerability assessment 
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimates that sea level rise will impact the Tampa Bay region in the next 25 years. Our region may experience sea level rise between .5 to 2.5 feet by 2050. This report was conducted to identify potential areas at risk, as well as population, facilities, and infrastructure that might be affected by sea level rise. The analysis found three areas that may be most impacted: Old Tampa Bay near Tampa International Airport, the Tampa Bay area west of MacDill Air Force Base, and McKay Bay and the Tampa Bypass Canal. Properties along the Hillsborough River may also see a distributed rise in water level.  

ICYM - the WMNF Radioactive live call-in broadcast featured the Peril of Flood Act. Select 2017-01-04 where it says Listen on Demand -Choose a Show. This interesting panel discussion included the City of Tampa's Randy Goers, Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council's Brady Smith, and the Planning Commission's Shawn College. Next: Public Hearings will be held by the Planning Commission and Tampa City Council at 5:30p on February 13 and February 23 respectively. Contact Shawn College for more information at 813.273.3774 x367.

New plan amendment layer in PIMA
Exciting news! The Planning Commission's online mapping tool - the Planning Information Map App - otherwise known as PIMA, has new data available. You can now view plan amendments to Future Land Use Map for the four comprehensive plans of Hillsborough County, Tampa, Temple Terrace, and Plant City. Plan amendments dating back to 2000 are currently available.  

To view the new layer, open the Data Layers tab to the left, select the jurisdiction you wish to view, and check "Plan Amendments." If you have the plan amendment number, open the "Search Plan Amendments" tab on the bottom right, select the jurisdiction, enter the number, then click search. Please note the number must be in ##-## format (For example, 17-11 or 04-05). Relevant information regarding the amendment is available, like the type of amendment, the type of applicant, the nature of the request, and the action taken by elected officials. For more information, contact Brandon Henry at 813.273.3774 x371.

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Meet the Hillsborough River Interlocal Planning Board
A new video talks about the Hillsborough River Interlocal Planning Board & Technical Advisory Council's unique approach to planning, coordination, and monitoring of the health and welfare of the Hillsborough River. 

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EPA awards grant to USF, University Area community
University Area Community Center sign The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a $200,000 award to the University of South Florida to work with the University Area Community Development Corp. to create a strategic plan for dealing with environmental pollution and redevelopment challenges in the University Area Community. Sarah Combs, University Area CDC executive director and CEO said, "A large focus of this grant is to engage and hire community residents to participate and drive the planning process, which is how community development should be done." Other key partners include the Florida Brownfields Association, Mort Elementary School, Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County, Florida Department of Health - Hillsborough County, Hillsborough County Economic Development, and the Planning Commission.

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