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2017 Pinellas Economic Leadership Symposium

New Countywide Plan
and Future Land Use map will ease
regulatory burdens and concentrate
growth in activity centers and corridors.

Quality Communities Code
Pinellas County is updating the Land
Development Code for unincorporated
areas of the county

Transit Links
Forward Pinellas
Pinellas County Transit - PSTA
Regional Transit - TBARTA

Future Land Use Plan
County/Cities Land Development Codes
Comp Plan Economic Element

County/City Map (1.5 MB)
Traffic Count Map
Future Land Use Plan
More maps

FAQs and Contacts
Frequently Asked Questions
Redevelopment Contacts

Cindy Margiotta
Pinellas County Economic Development
13805 58th St, N, Clearwater, FL 33760
Phone: (727) 464-7332



Redevelopment reigns in Pinellas County in 2016, and 
reative reuse brings high quality projects 

2016 Pinellas Development Update (by city)    

2016 Pinellas Development Update (by project type)


Take a photo tour on Google Maps 



Redevelopment reigns in Pinellas County in 2016, and creative reuse brings high quality projects  

Large office and industrial projects are bringing new jobs and opportunities for Pinellas. 

Highlights include: 
  • G.E. Instrument Transformers opening a new 190,000-square-foot manufacturing center in Clearwater.
  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s is well underway on the construction of its new 255,000-square-foot Research & Education building in St. Petersburg. 
  • BayCare Health Systems is adding a second building at its headquarters campus in Clearwater, and
  • Monin Gourmet Flavorings will expand to an under-construction 100,000-square-foot facility in Largo.

The housing market is very robust, particularly in multi-family condominiums and apartments. More than 9,300 residential units are included in this latest development update. Completed projects range from the very urban downtown St. Petersburg’s AER to the luxurious resort style of Solaris Key in Clearwater to the modern suburban feel of The Boulevard in Largo. 

Hotel projects are growing with more than 3,400 completed, under construction or planned accommodations including the new Treasure Island Beach Resort and the Opal Sands in Clearwater Beach. The final piece to the redevelopment of the former Bay Pines Mobile Home Park is the construction of a new Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Seminole.

In education, a brand new state-of-the-art Largo High School opened its doors for classes in August, and USF St. Petersburg nears completion of its new College of Business.  In retail, there are too many projects to list in their entirety. Highlights are the new Seminole City Center nearing completion and Pinellas’ first Lucky’s and Sprout’s. And there is more fun for Pinellas with a new BMX facility in Oldsmar, Splash Harbour Water Park in Indian Rocks Beach, Reload Shooting Range in Tarpon Springs and the under construction James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art. 

Pinellas By Design
Pinellas By Design: An Economic Development and Redevelopment Plan, is the county's redevelopment strategy to foster business development, while managing population growth and preserving our quality of life. For information on the five year planning process, including analysis and related studies go to Pinellas By Design. 

In 2014 some 200 elected officials, developers, business owners, and citizens gathered together to evaluate where we stand as a local economy, nearly 10 years after the Pinellas by Design plan was approved. Together we learned about redevelopment successes and challenges faced by the Pinellas community and explored ways to collaborate for a robust future. View the presentations and learn more at:

An Employment Sites Program and proactive planning will ensure we preserve and expand the potential for hig-wage job creations, using strategies gleaned from Pinellas By Design.


Planning Programs 

Future Land Use
The Pinellas Planning Council has created a new Countywide Plan that will integrate land use and transportation efforts in a single planning document.

Livable Communities
Pinellas County has Livable Community Policies and Codes designed to create urban environments where walking, bicycling and transit service is safe, comfortable and efficient, and there is a mixing of land uses which allows people to live closer to their points of destination.

Comprehensive Planning
An Economic Development Element for the County’s Comprehensive Plan was adopted. This allowed many of the principles of Pinellas By Design and its related studies to be codified.

Land Development Codes for Unincorporated Areas
Find out about the Quality Communities Code project. Pinellas County is updating the Land Development Code for the unincorporated areas of the County.

Pinellas County Transportation Plan
The Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization develops a transportation plan every five years to account for the latest growth patterns, socioeconomic trends and mobility needs for the future.

Tampa Bay Region
The Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA) was created by the Florida State Legislature to develop and implement a Regional Transportation Master Plan for the seven-county West Central Florida region consisting of Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas and Sarasota Counties. 


Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Municipalities and Unincorporated Areas PDF (5.07 MB) Administration 6/18/2015
Truck Routes PDF (770.2 KB) Administration 6/18/2015
Rail Lines PDF (654.18 KB) Administration 6/18/2015
Locator Map PDF (205.11 KB) Administration 6/18/2015
Community Redevelopment Areas PDF (3.58 MB) Administration 6/18/2015
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