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Pinellas County Economic Development
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Quality Communities Code -  Pinellas County is updating the Land Development Code for unincorporated areas of the county.   
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Cindy Margiotta
Pinellas County Economic Development
13805 58th
Street N
Clearwater, FL 33760
Phone: (727) 464-7332

Pinellas By DesignPinellas 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.

Transit Planning                                                
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.  

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. 
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.   

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.


Pinellas County Economic Development
13805 58th Street North, Suite 1-200 Clearwater, Florida 33760
Phone 888-759-5627 Fax 727-464-7053