Long Range & Strategic Planning Team
The Long Range & Strategic Planning team is responsible for
coordinating the City's review and response for comprehensive plan amendments,
planning-related grant writing & coordination, and dissemination of changes to local
and state planning-related law to the applicable internal agencies.
In 2010, the City of Tampa was awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD) to develop a corridor master plan for the Nebraska-Hillsborough Avenue Primary
Transit Corridor and a Downtown Area Conceptual Master Plan for the urban core. The plans will establish
priorities for the future and provide a road map to stimulate economic development, spur community
reinvestment and make the central city one of the most desirable places in the nation - all while
preserving historic districts and neighborhood character. These plans will be prepared by a consultant
that will be funded through the grant received from HUD.
The study area for the corridor master plan is generally an area along Nebraska Avenue from Downtown
Tampa to Hillsborough Avenue, then east along Hillsborough Avenue to 22nd Street and extending about
1/3 mile from each side. The study area for the Downtown Area Conceptual Master Plan is an area generally
within 2-miles of the center of downtown. The boundaries of both study areas will be defined once the
project gets underway.
Current Status (as of June 13, 2013)
Community Design Workshop for the Nebraska - Hillsborough Corridors was held on
April 30 and May 2. The April 30 meeting provided an overview of the
issues, opportunities and initial findings of the consulting team. On May
2, the consulting team presented some preliminary ideas for the corridor.
Both presentations are available below.
Nebraska - Hillsborough Corridor Master Plan
Center City Master Plan
Center City Executive Summary (PDF, 4.5 mb)
Center City Vision Plan (PDF, 18.9 mb)
Center City Vision Plan Public Open House - 112712 (PDF, 43.0 mb)
Preliminary Ideas - Community Design Workshop
- 072812 (PDF, 11.5 mb)
Community Based Themes - Design Workshop
- 072312 (PDF, 11.2 mb)
City Council Charrette - 071812 (PDF, 2.4 mb)
Project Kick-Off Meeting / Knowledge Exchange #1 (PDF, 2.3 mb)
Issues and Opportunities Report (PDF, 45.5 mb)
Tampa Foursquare User
Check-Ins (PDF, 7.3 mb)
Center City Virtual
I-Town User Comments Report (PDF, 9.5 mb)
Inventory (PDF, 21.3 mb)
Neighborhood Design Charrettes Work Plan (PDF, 12.3 mb)
Press Release - AECOM Selected (PDF, 57 kb)
City of Tampa Grant Application (PDF, 2.5 mb)
Urban Land Institute Documents
|04/30/13 - 05/02/13
||The InVision Tampa Consulting Team
conducts a three day design workshop to develop preliminary ideas and a
preliminary vision for the Corridor. On April 30, the consulting
team led a working session with community participants to draft ideas
and tactics for the corridor plan. On May 2, the consulting
team presented preliminary ideas.
|12/05/12 - 12/11/12
||The Invision Tampa Consulting Team leads
four corridor charrettes in support of the Nebraska - Hillsborough
Primary Transit Corridor Master Plan. The charrettes were held at
the Ragan Park and Robles Park Community Centers, Seminole Heights
Garden Center and the Children's Board.
||The Center City Vision Plan is presented
to the public during an open house at Tampa Prep.
||The Issues and Opportunities Report
summarizing the output, findings and summary of the public engagement
process is released.
|07/23/12 - 7/26/12
||The InVision Tampa Consulting Team
conducts a four day design workshop to develop preliminary ideas and a
preliminary vision for the master plan. On July 23, the consulting
team led a working session with community participants to draft the
mission and objectives for the plan. On July 26, the consulting
team presented preliminary design ideas.
||Knowledge Exchange Forum #4 - "Livable
||Knowledge Exchange Forum #3 - "Economic
||Knowledge Exchange Forum #2 - "Public
|04/28/12 - 5/19/12
||The InVision Tampa consulting team leads
neighborhood charrettes and walking audits for 8 neighborhoods - CBD,
Channel District, North Hyde Park, Tampa Heights, West Tampa, V.M. Ybor,
Ybor City and the north Nebraska - Hillsborough Corridor.
Approximately 150 people participate.
||Knowledge Exchange Forum #1 - "21st
||The City officially kicked off the project
with a special announcement by the Mayor. The project was given a new
name to provide identity and focus - InVision Tampa. The website went
live and the schedule of events and meetings was provided to the media.
A 90-second video was produced to introduce the project to residents and
posted on the webpage.
||Consultant Contract Approved by the City
was selected as the consultant to lead the planning efforts for the
Nebraska-Hillsborough Avenue Primary Transit Corridor Master Plan and
the Downtown Area Conceptual Master Plan.
||The City of Tampa hosted an Urban Land
Institute (ULI) Advisory Panel on October 9-14 to help develop an
initial vision for the city's central city area, identify potential
issues and opportunities for redevelopment and highlight areas that need
more targeted analysis by the consultant. Approximately 100 people
attended an open house reception hosted by the Tampa Bay ULI (the local
chapter of the Urban Land Institute) to meet the Advisory Panel. The
Panel then met with city staff and held small group interviews with
approximately 70 community stakeholders representing businesses,
employers, government, architects, planners, residents and community
organizations. On Friday, October 14, nearly 200 individuals attended
the presentation of the ULI Advisory Panel's recommendations and
suggestions. The final report from the ULI Advisory Panel will be
available in January.