Bay-to-Bay Boulevard / Palma Ceia
Bay-to-Bay Boulevard is a neighborhood serving commercial district connecting a variety of people, places and opportunities. The district links local businesses to adjacent and nearby neighborhoods. It contains a variety of office, commercial and religious uses. Its retail offerings include restaurants, coffee houses, bars, specialty shops and clothing stores. Bay-to-Bay is a bus route, an exit off the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway and a connection to Bayshore Boulevard and Downtown. The Neighborhood Commercial District Plan will establish a vision for the area and identify specific public improvements that will position the Bay-to-Bay corridor a vibrant, mixed used neighborhood commercial center.
The Study Area
The Bay-to-Bay Boulevard Neighborhood Commercial District Plan will address development issues along a 0.75-mile stretch of Bay-to-Bay Boulevard (one block north and south) from Dale Mabry Highway to the Leroy Selmon Expressway. The Plan also includes the commercial node at MacDill Avenue and Bay-to-Bay Boulevard.
The Planning Process
The planning process will encompass three phases, take approximately 8 months to complete and will include broad based community engagement to ensure the Planning Team hears and understands the community issues, opportunities and values for the District.
Listening and Exploring
October 2020 - December 2020
We will use a variety of online and conference call tools to hear your ideas, concerns and hopes for a better Bay-to-Bay Boulevard. At the same time, our Project Team will conduct research and compile data about the corridor. At the end of this phase, we will produce a vision of a reimagined Bay-to-Bay and a summary of the community issues and opportunities to achieving that vision.
Conceptual Design Development
January 2021 – March 2021
Based on the comments you provide and input from our Project Team, we will develop various conceptual design options for the future of Bay-to-Bay. This may include new street layouts, possible hardscape materials, landscape design, street and pedestrian lighting, and signage and wayfinding. The concepts will also consider utility impacts, existing structures, and landscape.
April 2021 – May 2021
Based on the feedback we receive from you, we will refine the concept designs into one solution for the Bay-to-Bay Neighborhood Commercial District. The plan will include a detailed implementation plan, identifying steps, actions and capital projects to be undertaken.
Take Our Survey for Bay-to-Bay Boulevard
Now, we want to know what you think. We invite you to share your initial ideas for the future of Bay-to-Bay and the neighborhood commercial district through our Bay-to-Bay Boulevard survey.