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Planning for Breweries: Encouraging Redevelopment & Economic Development

  There is something brewing in Pinellas County. Residents may have noticed the recent rise in the number of breweries, microbreweries, and brew-pubs, and it’s not just a “hop-tical” illusion. Cities like Dunedin and St. Petersburg helped establish Pinellas County as a premier market in Florida for independent craft breweries. Today, the Tampa Bay area… Read more »

Forward Pinellas Request for Proposals (RFP) for Audit Services

UPDATE 3/1/2017 11:30 am: The RFP selection committee meeting will be held on March 8, 2017, at 9 am at 310 Court Street, 2nd Floor, Clearwater, Florida 33756. UPDATE 2/17/2017 1:30 pm: The questions and responses to questions are available here. On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, the Forward Pinellas Board authorized issuing a Request for… Read more »

Creating a Safer Pinellas County

Smart Growth America’s Dangerous by Design report released today ranks the Tampa Bay area as the seventh most dangerous metro area in the country for people walking. Despite that dubious distinction, we were encouraged to see our area’s standing in the rankings improve five spots from the past three reports. While the trend is positive,… Read more »

Forward Pinellas to begin 2017 with new board leadership, four new members

Forward Pinellas has new board leadership and several new members going into 2017. By a unanimous vote of the Forward Pinellas Board, County Commissioner John Morroni will be serving as the board’s chair, Clearwater Commissioner Doreen Caudell as vice chair, Indian Rocks Beach Commissioner Cookie Kennedy as treasurer, and County Commissioner Dave Eggers as secretary…. Read more »

Public Hearing – FDOT Five-Year Work Program

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) – District Seven, invites public participation in and comments on the Tentative Five-Year Work Program for projects scheduled July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2022. Beginning Monday, December 12, 2016, go to www.D7wpph.com to view the Work Program documents, presentations, maps, and submit comments and questions. FDOT representatives will be… Read more »

PUBLIC HEARING – TBARTA MPOs Chairs Coordinating Committee Board Meeting

The Board of the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) Chairs Coordinating Committee (CCC) will meet on December 2, 2016, at 11:00 am, in the Hillsborough County Building, 601 East Kennedy Boulevard, 26th Floor, Tampa, Florida, 33602, to conduct a public hearing on regional projects and conduct regular business of the… Read more »

Tampa Conference Reveals Many Sides of Hunger Problem

According to Feeding America, more than 48 million people in the U.S. are not sure where their next meal is coming from. In Pinellas County, Feeding America identifies 16 percent of the population, nearly 150,000 people, as “food insecure.” The numbers are worse for children, nationwide and locally. Nearly one in four of the county’s… Read more »