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.
Complete Streets are designed, operated and maintained for all users, regardless of age or ability, based on the context of the roadway and its surrounding area. Through collaboration with its committees and board, Forward Pinellas has developed an incentive program to assist local governments in planning, designing and constructing Complete Streets projects.
The program seeks to provide annual, competitive funding for Complete Streets projects countywide. A call for projects issued on October 3, 2016 will ultimately result in a recommended project or projects for funding. Applications were due December 16, 2016.
For more information please contact Chelsea Favero at 727-464-5644 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project application information can be found here, and the presentation given at the workshop for local agencies can be accessed here.
For additional resources on what Complete Streets are and successful examples, please visit the websites of some of our partners.
Forward Pinellas received six applications for both concept planning and construction. The applications are posted below. Local governments will be presenting at a workshop of the Technical Coordinating Committee on January 25, 2017. The Forward Pinellas Board is anticipated to approve recommended projects at their meeting on March 8, 2017.