Posts Categorized: Blog

Mounting stuff, less space: Where to store self-storage?

A resurgence of people wanting to live in thriving downtowns has created a demand for space in urban areas, housing shortages, and increased rents and mortgages. As more upwardly mobile workers are living in more constrained urban areas, demand also grows for storage space close to urban downtowns. Urban planners must grapple with potential land… Read more »

Forward Pinellas Seeking Competitive Proposals for Vision Zero Effort

Forward Pinellas is requesting proposals from qualified firms to provide support for a Vision Zero effort. This will include a branding and public outreach effort, developing demonstration projects and developing a toolbox to implement and support Vision Zero efforts throughout Pinellas County. The entire procurement package, including a full scope of services, is available on… Read more »

Take the Advantage Pinellas Survey

Advantage Pinellas Metroquest image. Please take a moment to tell us what you think and help us better understand issues that are important to you. We appreciate your valuable input!

Help us plan for the future! Whether you think we should fund transit or more roads in our county – or one of the many options in between – our new survey needs your input. Today, we’re launching the Advantage Pinellas survey. This interactive tool, which only takes between 5-10 minutes to complete (really!), will… Read more »

Tell Us How You Use the Pinellas Trail

More than 100,000 people traverse the Pinellas Trail every month to bike, walk, or access nearby destinations. With a new survey, we hope to gain more information about how and why they use the trail.  The Forward Pinellas team is working with our partners at Pinellas County, the City of St. Petersburg and the Bicycle… Read more »

Analyzing Our Communities for Better Planning

Whether it’s analyzing the economic impact of microbreweries, encouraging urban agriculture, or creating a cultural corridor along Alternate U.S. 19, Forward Pinellas undertakes a variety of projects in order to meet the diverse planning needs of our communities countywide. As part of our interlocal agreements with local governments throughout Pinellas County, we as an agency… Read more »

New website and survey at GatewayMasterPlan.org

With a million-dollar investment made possible by a partnership of local governments, FDOT, and Forward Pinellas, the Gateway Master Plan project is entering its final phases as it seeks to build on the strengths of the area that already serves as an economic engine for the county. A website dedicated to the effort, gatewaymasterplan.org, is… Read more »

Lessons for our transportation future from Indy’s past and present

Understanding the transportation challenges that other communities have faced and how they have overcome them is essential to developing any project or plan for our region. With that in mind, on November 7, 2018, Forward Pinellas and Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) representatives and staff set out on a peer exchange trip to Indianapolis, Indiana…. Read more »