Pinellas County Economic Development
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Pinellas County Development & Planning
Pinellas County Development Update 2014
Development in Pinellas came back in 2014. Tech Data has added 45,000 square feet in Largo to its existing 240,000-square-foot facility. BayCare Health System's new $99 million headquarters campus in Clearwater will eventually total 300,000 square feet , and Oscor (pictured above) in Palm Harbor is celebrating a new 20,000-square-foot addition to its Technology and Innovation Center. GE Digital Management selected Pinellas for a new 190,000-square-foot manufacturing Center of Excellence, where 250 new jobs are projected.
In retail, there are too many projects to list in their entirety. From Pinellas’ first Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe's, to the re-imagined Sundial and Seminole Mall, local consumers will have more convenient and upscale shopping choices and temptations.
The housing market is equally robust, particularly in multi-family condominiums and apartments. More than 8,400 residential units are included in this latest development update. Hotel projects are growing with more than 1,900 new or planned accommodations. And there is more fun planned for Pinellas with a new BMX facility in Oldsmar, a water park in Indian Rocks Beach, the expanded Dunedin Fine Arts Museum and the reborn Capitol Theater in Clearwater.
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: PinellasByDesign.org/2014symposium.htm.
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.
tinues 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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).