Microbrewery Study


Microbreweries (and related uses like brewpubs, micro-distilleries and micro-wineries) are becoming increasingly popular in Pinellas County and around the country. These businesses gravitate toward compact, walkable downtowns and town centers, creating attractive destinations that can become catalysts for revitalization. A unique combination of commercial and industrial uses in a single building, microbreweries can also present… Read more »

Connecting People and Places within the S.R. 60 Corridor


Forward Pinellas, working with its agency partners, is seeking to improve safety and increase the number of transportation options along the State Road 60 corridor linking Clearwater Beach, Downtown Clearwater, and Tampa International Airport. In addition to Forward Pinellas, the study is guided by a steering committee comprised of agency partners: Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, City… Read more »

Complete Streets

photo of a complete street and bicyclist

Forward Pinellas as the unified MPO/PPC has been tasked by a special act of the state legislature to coordinate transportation and land use planning in Pinellas County. One way to strengthen this coordination is to incentivize transportation investments so they serve as a catalyst for transformative redevelopment, particularly through the implementation of “Complete Streets” projects…. Read more »

Local Assistance

Indian Shores Town Square

Planning at the local government level can require large investments of staff time and financial resources, and smaller communities with limited resources often require assistance from Forward Pinellas. Our staff provides several different types of local assistance. We are always available to provide routine technical help to local government staff members who have questions about,… Read more »

Transit Suitability Analysis

Jolley Trolley at Main Street and Bayshore Drive, Safety Harbor

Forward Pinellas, working with the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) and local governments, is conducting an analysis of PSTA transfer points. This project will evaluation opportunities for redevelopment, improved non-auto accessibility and enhanced safety at the transfer points and their surrounding areas. Ultimately, site-specific strategies will be developed for select sites. Project Objectives Improve service… Read more »

Pinellas by Design

Pinellas by Design - Opportunities Summit, 2002

Pinellas by Design was a countywide visioning effort held between 2001 and 2005, which included participation from several hundred citizens, business owners, developers, and local government representatives. The Pinellas Planning Council (now a part of Forward Pinellas) teamed up with the Pinellas County Economic Development Department and Board of County Commissioners to hold three public… Read more »

Transportation Improvement Program

Courtney Campbell Causeway

In its capacity as the metropolitan planning organization for Pinellas County, Forward Pinellas adopts a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) by July 1 annually to ensure that the County is eligible to receive State and Federal funding for transportation projects. The TIP contains project descriptions, schedules, and corresponding funding allocations regarding transportation improvement projects for the… Read more »