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Forward Pinellas Board Meeting
July 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
1 pm at the Pinellas County Courthouse, 5th Floor Assembly Room, 315 Court Street, Clearwater
Information about the Forward Pinellas Board is available at: http://forwardpinellas.org/about-us/forward-pinellas-board
The following will be heard at the Forward Pinellas July 12 Board Meeting, 1 p.m., 315 Court Street 5th Floor Assembly Room, Clearwater.
Transportation Improvement Program
- FPN# 4372452 – Central Avenue Bus Rapid Transit. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is proposing an amendment to the Pinellas County FY
2016/17 – FY 2020/21 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). This proposed amendment adds $37 million in local funding in FY 17/18 for the design and construction related to the implementation of the Central Avenue Bus Rapid Transit Project. This project is being shown as 100% locally funded so that it can be included in the TIP and be eligible for state and federal funding. PSTA will be submitting a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Small Starts application in August of this year, at which time FTA will be looking to ensure the project is included in the TIP. Once this funding is received, the TIP will be amended to reflect a mixture of $9.25 million in local funding, $9.25 million in state funding, and $18.5 million in federal funding.
- FPN #4321401 – Repair and Rehab Existing Ferry Dock of Fort De Soto Park. This is a proposed amendment to the Pinellas County FY 2017/18 – FY 2021/22 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). This proposed amendment adds $1 million of grant funding in FY 2017/18 for pre-construction costs related to the Bay Pier at Fort De Soto Park. The Bay Pier is used to provide passenger ferry service to Egmont Key. Pinellas County will provide local funding for the project in addition to the $1 million grant. The funding source for the grant is the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5320 Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Program.
Land Use Cases
Case CW 17-6
This proposed amendment is submitted by Clearwater and seeks to amend a property totaling approximately 0.8 acres from Residential Low Medium to Recreation/Open Space. The subject property is vacant. The proposed use is for Clearwater’s Ream Wilson Trail Head. If approved, this amendment will be consistent with the City’s Comprehensive Plan.
Case CW 17-7
This proposed amendment is submitted by the City of St. Petersburg and seeks to amend a property totaling approximately 0.4 acres from Residential Medium to Multimodal Corridor. The subject property contains the eastern portion of a Chick-Fil-A drive-thru facility. If approved, this amendment will be consistent with the City’s Comprehensive Plan.
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the Office of Human Rights, 400 South Fort Harrison Avenue, Suite 300, Clearwater, Florida 33756; [(727) 464-4062 (V/TDD)] at least seven days prior to the meeting.
Persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decision made at this meeting/hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.