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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.

InVision Tampa

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.

InVision Tampa Visit our public engagement portal at www.invisiontampa.com

West River

 

 

Nebraska - Hillsborough Corridor Master Plan

 

Center City Master Plan

Urban Land Institute Documents

Project Timeline

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.
11/27/12 The Center City Vision Plan is presented to the public during an open house at Tampa Prep.
11/13/12 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.
06/20/12 Knowledge Exchange Forum #4 - "Livable Transportation"
05/30/12 Knowledge Exchange Forum #3 - "Economic Development"
05/16/12 Knowledge Exchange Forum #2 - "Public Realm".
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.
04/11/12 Knowledge Exchange Forum #1 - "21st Century Cities".
04/09/12 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. www.invisiontampa.com
03/01/12 Consultant Contract Approved by the City of Tampa.
11/29/11 AECOM 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.
10/14/11 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.