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Pinellas County is updating its Long Range Transportation Plan.
Pinellas County Economic Development
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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.
To ensure we preserve and expand the potential for high-wage job creation, Pinellas County and its partners are using Transit Planning, Policy and Real Estate strategies gleaned from Pinellas by Design.
Greenlight Pinellas is a conversation about transportation and the future of Pinellas County. This is a critical issue for all of us – not only to improve our quality of life, but also to ensure that our region can succeed economically. The Greenlight Plan will form from technical information and results from the Pinellas Alternative Analysis Final Report and the PSTA Community Bus Plan.
Years of technical work and public engagement resulted in the Pinellas Alternative Analysis Final Report
which identified a Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) for transit - a light rail transit system connecting Clearwater, Gateway, and St. Petersburg with a regional connection across Tampa Bay to Hillsborough County. The LPA includes significant countywide local bus enhancements to the existing PSTA
network. The Pinellas Community Bus Plan is an in-depth study of the PSTA bus system that will identify strengths, areas for improvement, and make suggestions to improve efficiency and increase ridership based on the changing mobility needs of the county’s residents, workers, and visitors.
The goal of Greenlight Pinellas is to develop a final Greenlight Plan that is created by and accepted by the public through open, transparent and meaningful dialogue.
Pinellas County Transportation Plan
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Transit Oriented Development
The County, its municipalities and the region are readying for future transit development through the creation of transit oriented development (TOD0 policies and codes. These are being modeled using the TOD Resource Guide created by the Tampa Bay Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA).
Future Land Use
The Pinellas Planning Council is creating a new Countywide Plan that will integrate land use and transportation efforts in a single planning document. Already in place are new future land use categories, which are designed to allow local governments flexibility in planning for redevelopment through special area plans in Residential, Mixed Use, Commercial and Industrial categories.
Pinellas County has also approved a set of Livable Community Policies and Codes designed to create urban environments where walking, bicycling and transit service is safe, comfortable and efficient and where the physical environment offers an interesting and unique experience from the standpoint of street, land and building design. Another key aspect of livable communities is the mixing of land uses which allows people to live closer to their points of destination such as shopping and work locations.
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.
Long term planning continues on two major redevelopment projects which will provide three million square feet of office and industrial space for future generations of business.
Toytown is a county owned 240-acre historic landfill in mid-county with excellent interstate access, making it a very attractive prospect for a mixed-use redevelopment plan that could incorporate office/industrial, retail, residential and recreational development.
Airco is the county-owned former golf course and its 123 acres are planned for aviation, office, industrial and hotel uses.