Issue 40 | March 2017

Apply for FLiP 2017 by April 17!
Hillsborough County School District students currently in good standing in grades 9, 10, or 11 who would like to learn more about the planning profession are eligible to apply. Current seniors will only be accepted on a space available basis. This FREE program will run May 31, June 1, and June 2, 2017 from 8:30a - 5:00p and includes meals, snacks, a FLiP T-shirt, and more! Applications  must be accompanied by a recommendation and are due by April 17, 2017.  

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We said farewell to Commissioner Stephanie Agliano at the Planning Commisssion's March 13th meeting. Ms. Agliano expressed great appreciation for her time spent representing the City of Tampa on the Planning Commission since 2013. Her vision, leadership, and commitment to continuing to improve the quality of life in Hillsborough County will be missed. We wish her all the best in her new role!
In the Planning Zone
Lafayette Place Rendering

Tampa approves premiere mixed-use development
Lafayette Place is a proposed mixed-use development near Downtown Tampa west of the Hillsborough River. Its' name recognizes the historical significance to the City of the Lafayette Street Bridge (the original bridge completed in 1889 was the first general traffic bridge across the Hillsborough River; its name was changed to Kennedy Boulevard Bridge in 1963). Reviewed by Planning Commission staff for consistency with the adopted Comprehensive Plan in January, the proposed rezoning was found consistent by Tampa City Council in February. Lafayette Place will offer three complementary 21st century structures on 5.81 acres and feature 690,000 sq ft of office uses, 60,000 sq ft of retail, 375 residential units, 350 hotel rooms, and an exciting Riverwalk extension along the western shore of the Hillsborough River.

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We've got your Facts & Figures
The Facts & Figures report is a compilation of demographic and vital statistics for Hillsborough County and the cities of Plant City, Tampa, and Temple Terrace. This report includes population estimates, building permit activity, and varied household information such as housing, health, education, income and employment.

Our 2017 issue also takes a look at broader trends across the United States for baby boomers and millennials, and looks at immigration and emigration.

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We've added another star to our constellation!
For the fifth consecutive year, Plan Hillsborough has been given an All Star Award by Constant Contact®, Inc. Given annually to the top 10% of the hundreds of thousands of Constant Contact international users, the award is given to select businesses and nonprofits for exemplary achievement leveraging online marketing tools to engage customers and drive success for their organization. Thank you to all of our subscribers who continue to read and share our news, surveys, and events. We can't make plans without you!
Save the date for our next Info BBQ
June 1 at noon on the 26th floor of County Center, we will be taking a look at Automated Vehicle scenarios with David Hayne of the Atlanta Regional Commission. More info coming soon.

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