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Cindy Margiotta
Pinellas County Economic Development
13805 58th
Street N
Clearwater, FL 33760
Phone: (727) 464-7332
Email:
cmargiotta@pinellascounty.org

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.
 
Progress 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.
   
Planning Programs                                                
  
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.
 
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).
 

 

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