As one of Florida’s most unique and vibrant communities, demand for office, housing and services in Downtown St. Petersburg continues to grow. At the same time, people are looking for more ways to travel in and around the community. To ensure inclusive economic growth and opportunity, and sustain downtown’s mix of institutions, jobs, services, arts and… Read more »

2019 Countywide Plan Update

The Countywide Plan for Pinellas County coordinates land use among all 24 municipalities and unincorporated Pinellas County, integrated with countywide transportation planning. With input from our partner local governments, the plan is periodically revised as needs and conditions change. On October 24, 2019, the plan was updated in coordination with Advantage Pinellas, the long-range transportation… Read more »

Vision Zero

Forward Pinellas is beginning a Vision Zero effort for Pinellas County that balances education, engagement, enforcement, engineering and evaluation to help us develop a holistic Vision Zero program. What is Vision Zero? Vision Zero is about safe, healthy and equitable mobility. It was first implemented in Sweden in the 1990s and is now in many… Read more »

Indian Rocks Beach Visioning Study

A man rides a bicycle on Gulf Blvd in Indian Rocks Beach

           The City of Indian Rocks Beach is a vibrant community with lots to offer residents and visitors, but there is a need to develop consensus about how the community wants to grow and redevelop in the coming years. Forward Pinellas is partnering with the City of Indian Rocks Beach to… Read more »

Consistency and Map Amendments

2019 Countywide Plan Update An updated Countywide Plan took effect on October 24, 2019. For more information, visit our 2019 Countywide Plan Update page. Consistency Review Process Local comprehensive plans and land development regulations are required to be consistent with the future land use categories and standards set forth in the Countywide Rules. Before your local… Read more »

34th Street Lane Repurposing Project

As part of its US 19 corridor vision initiative, Forward Pinellas has been working with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), City of St. Petersburg, and the Skyway Marina District to evaluate the concept of re-purposing the outside lanes of 34th Street from 22nd Avenue South to 54th Avenue South for bus use and business… Read more »

Resilience and Durability to Extreme Weather

  The Tampa Bay region is one of the most vulnerable areas in the country, experiencing frequent storm events and persistent flooding. Forward Pinellas, the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Pasco MPO, Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, and the Florida Department of Transportation District 7 have been awarded a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Resilience and Durability to… Read more »