Public Hearings Archive

The following is an archived list of recently held public hearings. For upcoming public hearings, see the public hearings page.

  • November 14, 2018, Forward Pinellas Board meeting, 1 p.m., 315 Court Street:
    • Transportation Improvement Program
      • Fall Update: Each year in the fall, Forward Pinellas, in its role as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), updates its Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to include the most recently adopted transportation work programs of the local governments.  This includes municipal work programs as well as the transportation sections of the Pinellas County Capital Improvements Program (CIP), which is the largest local government work program in the TIP from the standpoint of budget and scope of projects.  Maps and summary tables representing the transportation section of the CIP are attached.
      •  TBARTA FTA Grant: FDOT is proposing a TIP amendment to the FY 2018/19 – 2022/23 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for TBARTA to receive a $3,679,734 grant from the Federal Transit Administration to support its regional van pool program and related expenses.  The proposed TIP amendment is required in order for TBARTA to receive federal authorization for the funds.
    • Land Use Amendments to the Countywide Plan: 
      • Case 18-22 (continued from October) – This proposed amendment is submitted by unincorporated Pinellas County and seeks to amend a site totaling approximately 0.67 acre from Office  to Retail & Services. The current use of the subject property is a single family home. The proposed use is for a compounding pharmacy. If approved, this amendment will be consistent with Pinellas County’s Comprehensive Plan.
      • Case 18-25 – This proposed amendment is submitted by the City of Clearwater and seeks to amend a site totaling approximately 0.3 acre from Retail & Services  to Residential Medium. This amendment qualifies as a Type A subthreshold amendment because it is less than five acres in size and meets the balancing criteria. The subject property is vacant. The proposed use is for two detached, residential units. If approved, this amendment will be consistent with the City of Clearwater’s Comprehensive Plan.
  • October 10, 2018, Forward Pinellas Board meeting, 1 p.m., 315 Court Street:
    • Land Use Amendments to the Countywide Plan: 
      • Case CW 18-19 (Continued from September) – This proposed amendment is submitted by the City of St. Petersburg and seeks to amend a site totaling approximately 1.5 acres from Residential Medium to Multimodal Corridor. The subject property includes an existing fitness club with surface parking. The applicant is proposing to replace the existing fitness club with a modernized fitness club and structured parking. Structured parking is not an allowable use on the portion of the subject property that is designated Residential Medium. If approved, this amendment will be consistent with the City of St. Petersburg’s Comprehensive Plan.
      • Case CW 18-21 (Continued from September) – This proposed amendment is submitted by the City of Clearwater and seeks to amend a site totaling approximately 9.2 acres of a 24.46-acre parcel from Public/Semi-Public and Preservation to Residential Low Medium. Currently, the subject property is occupied by two single-family homes and surrounds a 4.8-acre pond providing stormwater storage and treatment for the neighborhood to the south through drainage easements. The applicant has submitted a petition to annex into the City of Clearwater as required in order to connect to city utility service when the site redevelops in the future. If approved, this amendment will be consistent with the City of Clearwater’s Comprehensive Plan.
      • Case 18-22 – This case has been continued to the November 14 board meeting by request of the local government.
      • Case 18-23 – This proposed amendment is submitted by the City of St. Petersburg and seeks to amend a site totaling approximately 82 acres. The current and proposed category is Activity Center. The City of St. Petersburg proposes to adopt amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Regulations for a portion of the properties located in the Innovation District Activity Center. The purpose of this action is to amend the local land use categories, uses, intensities and other development standards and regulations for the subject area to better integrate supportive uses and create a more cohesive district that reflects the theme of innovation.
      • Case 18-24 – This proposed amendment is submitted by the City of Belleair Bluffs and seeks to amend a site totaling approximately 0.30 acre from Residential Low to Retail & Services. This amendment qualifies as a Type A subthreshold amendment because it is less than five acres in size and meets the balancing criteria. The subject property is being occupied by a single family home. If approved, this amendment will be consistent with the City of Belleair Bluff’s Comprehensive Plan
  • September 12, 2018, Forward Pinellas Board meeting, 1 p.m., 315 Court Street:
    • Proposed Amendment to the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) – The Annual Roll-Forward Amendment to the adopted TIP reconciles year one of the TIP with the FDOT Work Program. This is a routine annual process to assist Forward Pinellas in identifying projects that were not committed in the previous Fiscal Year (2017/18) and have automatically rolled into FY 2018/19 of the FDOT Work Program. This amendment ensures that year one of the FY 2018/19 – 2022/23 TIP, adopted by the Board on June 13, 2018, matches year one of the FDOT Work Program.
    • Annual Adoption of Priorities – Forward Pinellas adopts project priority lists on an annual basis for the allocation of federal funding. These include the Multimodal Transportation Priority Projects List and Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program Priority List. Forward Pinellas also adopts the Transportation Management Area (TMA) priority lists, as endorsed by the TMA Leadership Group. The approved priority lists are used by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in the development of its Five Year Work Program.
    • Land Use Amendments to the Countywide Plan: 
      • Case CW 18-19 – Continued to October meeting.
      • Case CW 18-20 – This proposed amendment is submitted by the City of Clearwater and seeks to amend a site totaling approximately 0.4 acres from Activity Center to Activity Center. The City of Clearwater proposes to amend the Clearwater Downtown Redevelopment Plan governing the Activity Center to change the local land use designation of a parcel from Commercial General to Central Business District, to be consistent with the remainder of the properties in the Prospect Lake Character District. The subject property lies within the Prospect Lake Character District of the Clearwater Downtown Redevelopment Plan. This parcel is currently a veterinary office and was accidentally not advertised within Ordinance 9143-18 which amended all other properties on the local map in the district to Central Business District. This amendment will correct that oversight and is being acted upon by Forward Pinellas and the Countywide Planning Authority because of the resulting effects on density, intensity, and uses within the Activity Center. If approved, this amendment will be consistent with the City of Clearwater’s Comprehensive Plan.
      • Case CW 18-21 – Continued to October meeting.

 

  • July 11, 2018, Forward Pinellas Board meeting, 1 p.m., 315 Court Street:
    • Land Use Amendments to the Countywide Plan: 
      • Case CW 18-16 – This proposed amendment is submitted by the City of Clearwater and seeks to amend the Clearwater Downtown Redevelopment Plan governing the Activity Center to consolidate seven local future land use designations in the Prospect Lake and Downtown Gateway Character Districts into one designation, Central Business District. The request seeks to amend approximately 173 acres from Activity Center and Recreation/Open Space to Activity Center. If approved, this amendment will be consistent with the City of Clearwater’s Comprehensive Plan.
      • Case CW 18-17 – This proposed amendment is submitted by the City of Clearwater and seeks to amend the Clearwater Downtown Redevelopment Plan governing the Activity Center to consolidate three local future land use designations in the Old Bay Character District into one designation, Central Business District. The request seeks to amend  approximately 10.9 acres from Activity Center to Activity Center.  If approved, this amendment will be consistent with the City of Clearwater’s Comprehensive Plan.
      • Case CW 18-18 – This proposed amendment is submitted by the City of Dunedin and seeks to amend a property of approximately 0.3 acre from Residential Low Medium to Residential Medium. The property contains a 12 bed assisted living facility. If approved, this amendment will be consistent with the City of Dunedin’s Comprehensive Plan.
  • June 13, 2018, Forward Pinellas Board meeting, 1 p.m., 315 Court Street:
    • Five Year Work Program: Forward Pinellas is required to adopt a fiscal year (FY) 2018/19 – FY 2022/23 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) by July 1, 2018 for the county to receive state and federal funding for transportation projects.  The attached tables and maps summarize projects in the FDOT Final Tentative Work Program. Pending approval by the Forward Pinellas Board on June 13, 2018, the new FDOT Work Program and accompanying maps and tables will be incorporated into the Forward Pinellas FY 2018/19 – FY 2022/23 TIP.
    • Transportation Improvement Program Amendments: 
      • FPN# 4434901 – Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low or No Emission Vehicle Section 5339(c) Program Grant- Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) received an allocation from the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Buses and Bus Facilities Program. The proposed amendment would add $1 million of FTA Section 5339(c) funding in FY 2017/18.  The grant provides capital funding to purchase two electric buses and related equipment.  The funding source is the FTA-administered Low or No Emission Vehicle Section 5339(c) Program.
      • FPN# 4343041 – FTA Section 5339(a) Grant for Buses and Bus Facilities Program – PSTA received a grant from the FTA Section 5339(a) Buses and Bus Facilities Program. The proposed amendment would add $1,789,844 in FY 2017/18 of the TIP. The grant provides funding to replace, rehabilitate and purchase buses and/or related equipment and facilities. The funding source is the FTA-administered Grants for Bus and Bus Facilities Section 5339(a) Program.
      • FPN# 4390041 – Section 5337 State of Good Repair Grant Project – PSTA received an allocation of $7,276 in FTA Section 5337 State of Good Repair Grant funds in FY 2017/18. The grant funds will provide capital funding to replace and/or rehabilitate bus-related equipment to maintain a state of good repair. The funding source is the FTA-administered State of Good Repair Section 5337 Program.
    • Land Use Amendments to the Countywide Plan: 
      • Case CW 18-15 –  This proposed amendment is submitted by the City of Clearwater and seeks to amend a property totaling approximately 2.8 acres from Office to Retail & Services. This amendment qualifies as a Type A subthreshold amendment because it is less than five acres in size and meets the balancing criteria. The subject property’s existing use is an office building. A self-storage building is proposed for the site. If approved, this amendment will be consistent with the City of Clearwater’s Comprehensive Plan.
  • May 9, 2018, Forward Pinellas Board meeting, 1 p.m., 315 Court Street:
    • Land Use Amendments to the Countywide Plan:
      • Case CW 18-13 – This proposed amendment is submitted by unincorporated Pinellas County and seeks to amend a property totaling approximately 1.9 acres from Residential Low Medium to Public/Semi-Public. This amendment qualifies as a Type A subthreshold amendment because it is less than five acres in size and meets the balancing criteria. The subject property’s existing use is a single family home. An assisted living facility is proposed for the site. If approved, this amendment will be consistent with Pinellas County’s Comprehensive Plan.
      • Case CW 18-14 – This proposed amendment is submitted by unincorporated Pinellas County and seeks to amend a property totaling approximately 1.3 acres from Residential Low Medium and Public/Semi-Public to Residential Medium. This amendment qualifies as a Type A subthreshold amendment because it is less than five acres in size and meets the balancing criteria. The subject property’s existing use is a private school. Multi-family residential is proposed for the site. If approved, this amendment will be consistent with Pinellas County’s Comprehensive Plan.
  • April 11, 2018, Forward Pinellas Board meeting, 1 p.m., 315 Court Street:
    • Land Use Amendments to the Countywide Plan:
      • Case CW 18-05 – This proposed amendment is submitted by Pinellas County and seeks to amend a property totaling approximately 0.3 acres from Recreation/Open Space to Residential Low Medium. This amendment qualifies as a Type A subthreshold amendment because it is less than ten acres in size and meets the balancing criteria. The subject property is vacant. The proposed use is one single family home. If approved, this amendment will be consistent with Pinellas County’s Comprehensive Plan.
      • Case CW 18-06 – This proposed amendment is submitted by Safety Harbor and seeks to amend a property totaling approximately 7.3 acres from Residential Low Medium and Preservation to Public/Semi-Public and Preservation. The subject property contains a large pond, which is proposed to remain. If approved, this amendment will be consistent with Safety Harbor’s Comprehensive Plan.
      • Case CW 18-07 – This proposed amendment is submitted by Clearwater and seeks to amend a property totaling approximately 0.2 acres from Residential Low Medium to Office. This amendment qualifies as a Type A subthreshold amendment because it is less than ten acres in size and meets the balancing criteria. The subject property is vacant. If approved, this amendment will be consistent with Clearwater’s Comprehensive Plan.
      • Case CW 18-08 – This proposed amendment is submitted by Clearwater and seeks to amend a property totaling approximately 0.1 acres from Office to Public/Semi-Public. This amendment qualifies as a Type A subthreshold amendment because it is less than ten acres in size and meets the balancing criteria. The subject property is vacant. An accessory structure to the Veterans of Foreign Wars building, which is located adjacent to the lot property being amended, is being proposed for the site. If approved, this amendment will be consistent with Clearwater’s Comprehensive Plan.
      • Case CW 18-09 – This proposed amendment is submitted by Clearwater and seeks to amend a property totaling approximately 7.5 acres from Recreation/Open Space to Public/Semi-Public. The subject property is primarily vacant and has a solid waste transfer station in center of remainder of site. The proposed use is a new solid waste transfer station. If approved, this amendment will be consistent with Clearwater’s Comprehensive Plan.
      • Case CW 18-10 – This proposed amendment is submitted by Clearwater and seeks to amend a property totaling approximately 1.3 acres from Residential High and Residential Low Medium to Office. This amendment qualifies as a Type A subthreshold amendment because it is less than ten acres in size and meets the balancing criteria. The subject property contains a vacant medical clinic/office building. If approved, this amendment will be consistent with Clearwater’s Comprehensive Plan.
      • Case CW 18-11 – This proposed amendment is submitted by the City of Dunedin and seeks to amend a property totaling approximately 2.4 acres from Residential Low Medium to Residential Medium. This amendment qualifies as a Type A subthreshold amendment because it is less than ten acres in size and meets the balancing criteria. The subject property contains mobile homes and the proposed use is townhomes. If approved, this amendment will be consistent with Dunedin’s Comprehensive Plan.
      • Case CW 18-12 – This proposed amendment is submitted by Clearwater and seeks to amend a property totaling approximately 555.8 acres from Public/Semi-Public, Retail & Services, Residential Low Medium and Activity Center to Activity Center. The City of Clearwater proposes to amend their Clearwater Downtown Redevelopment Plan by amending the intensity, density and maximum height for all Character Districts within the Downtown Planning Area and expanding the boundary of the Activity Center by 10.9 acres.  If approved, this amendment will be consistent with Clearwater’s Comprehensive Plan.
  • March 14, 2018, Forward Pinellas Board meeting, 1 p.m., 315 Court Street:
    • Amendments to the Long Range Transportation Plan:
      • An amendment is being proposed to the Long Range Transportation Plan to identify locally preferred alternative route for the Central Avenue Bus Rapid Transit project. The amendment will update the transit maps to reflect this route. This amendment does not impact the cost feasibility of the LRTP.
    • Amendments to the Transportation Improvement Program:
  • February 14, 2018, Forward Pinellas Board meeting, 1 p.m., 315 Court Street:
    • Land Use Amendments to the Countywide Plan:
      • Case CW 18-04 – This proposed amendment is submitted by the City of Largo and seeks to amend a property totaling approximately 2.9 acres from Residential Low to Residential Medium. The subject property contains single family homes. The current property owners intend to sell the subject property to Farrington Apartment owners to expand their 224 unit multifamily apartment community by 43 apartments. If approved, this amendment will be consistent with the City’s Comprehensive Plan.
    • Long Range Transportation Plan
      • The proposed amendments to the Long Range Transportation Plan changes the description and project cost for the Howard Frankland Bridge Replacement project, reflecting the design updates that have occurred since the adoption of the plan in 2014. The proposed amendments also remove two segments of U.S. Highway 19 from the LRTP, from South of Lake Street to the Pasco County Line, allowing for additional flexibility in determining the ultimate configuration of the roadway in northern Pinellas County.
  • January 10, 2018, Forward Pinellas Board meeting, 1 p.m., 315 Court Street:
    • Land Use Amendments to the Countywide Plan:
      • Case CW 18-01 – This proposed amendment is submitted by Pinellas County and seeks to amend a property totaling approximately 0.8 acres from Residential Medium to Employment. The subject property is vacant. It is proposed to be used as a processing/staging area for crashed vehicles. If approved, this amendment will be consistent with the Pinellas County Comprehensive Plan.
      • Case CW 18-02 – This proposed amendment is submitted by Pinellas County and seeks to amend a property totaling approximately 0.6 acres from Residential Low Medium to Retail & Services. This amendment qualifies as a Type A subthreshold amendment because it is less than ten acres in size and meets the balancing criteria. The subject property uses are residential, tavern and vacant. It is proposed to be used as retail commercial. If approved, this amendment will be consistent with the Pinellas County Comprehensive Plan.
      • Case CW 18-03 – This proposed amendment is submitted by the City of St. Petersburg and seeks to amend a property totaling approximately 0.6 acres from Industrial and Target Employment Center to Multimodal Corridor and Target Employment Center. The subject property is vacant land and a church. If approved, this amendment will be consistent with the City of St. Petersburg Comprehensive Plan.
  • December 13, 2017, Forward Pinellas Board meeting, 1 p.m., 315 Court Street:
    • Forward Pinellas will conduct a public hearing to provide an opportunity for public review and comment in consideration of proposed amendments to the Public Participation Plan (PPP).  The PPP guides the public involvement activities of Forward Pinellas in its role as the Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).  The purpose of the PPP is to engage citizens in the process of developing and implementing the agency’s transportation planning programs and projects.  Comments on the proposed amendments prior to the meeting can be sent to abartolotta@forwardpinellas.org.    
    • Land Use Amendments to the Countywide Plan:
      • Case CW 17-11: This proposed amendment is submitted by St. Pete Beach and seeks to amend a property totaling approximately 0.3 acres from Retail & Services to Activity Center. The subject property has a single family residence, a detached garage and a second detached garage with an apartment on the second floor. If approved, this amendment will be consistent with the City of St. Pete Beach’s Comprehensive Plan.
      • Case CW 17-12: This proposed amendment is submitted by Clearwater and seeks to amend a property totaling approximately 0.4 acres from Office to Residential Low Medium. The subject property has a single family residence. If approved, this amendment will be consistent with the City of Clearwater’s Comprehensive Plan.
      • Case CW 17-13: This proposed amendment is submitted by the City of Dunedin and seeks to amend a property totaling approximately 1 acres from Public/Semi-Public to Retail & Services. This amendment qualifies as a Type A subthreshold amendment because it is less than ten acres in size and meets the balancing criteria. The subject property has a vacant building, which was formerly Knights of Columbus. The proposed use is for a window and door contractor. If approved, this amendment will be consistent with the City of Dunedin’s Comprehensive Plan.
      • Case CW 17-14: This proposed amendment is submitted by Clearwater and seeks to amend a property totaling approximately 3.1 acres from Public/Semi-Public to Residential Low Medium. The subject property has a building previously used as a social club. The proposed use for the site is townhomes/villas, however, no site plan has been submitted at this time. If approved, this amendment will be consistent with the City of Clearwater’s Comprehensive Plan.
      • Case CW 17-15: This proposed amendment is submitted by the City of Tarpon Springs and seeks to amend a property totaling approximately 9.3 acres from Residential Low Medium to Employment. The subject property is vacant. If approved, this amendment will be consistent with the City of Tarpon Spring’s Comprehensive Plan.
    • Transportation Improvement Program Fall Update
      • The annual fall update incorporates the new locally adopted transportation work programs into the TIP. Pending approval by the Forward Pinellas Board on December 13, 2017, the new work programs and accompanying maps will be incorporated into the FY 2017/18 – 2021/22 TIP.
  • November 8, 2017, Forward Pinellas Board meeting, 1 p.m., 315 Court Street:
    • TIP Amendments:
      • FPN# 4344161 – Section 5339(a) Grant for Buses and Bus Facilities Program
        Pasco County Public Transportation (PCPT) received a grant from the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Buses and Bus Facilities Program. The proposed amendment would add $1,293,496 in FY 2017/18 of the TIP. The grant provides funding to replace, rehabilitate and purchase buses and related equipment and facilities. As the Pinellas County MPO, Forward Pinellas functions as a “designated recipient” for transit-related funds for the portion of Pasco County in the Tampa-St. Petersburg Urbanized Area.  The TIP amendment is needed for PCPT to receive federal authorization for the grant.  The funding source is the FTA-administered Grants for Bus and Bus Facilities Program (49 U.S.C. Section 5339/FAST Action Section 3017).
      • FPN# 4343671 – Urbanized Area Formula Funding Program Section 5307 Grant
        The Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority (TBARTA) received a grant from the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Funding program. The proposed amendment would add $705,826 in FY 2017/18 of the TIP. The grant provides funding for transit capital and operating assistance in urbanized areas and for transportation-related planning.  As the Pinellas County MPO, Forward Pinellas is the designated recipient for TBARTA for FTA Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Funding. The TIP amendment is needed for TBARTA to receive federal authorization for the grant. The funding source is the Urbanized Area Formula Funding program (49 U.S.C. Section 5307)
      • FPN# 4305001 – Bridge Replacement Project on SR 687/4th Street North from South of I-275/SR 93 to North of 119th Avenue
        This proposed amendment adds $681,000 in FY 2017/18 for the Project Design and Environment (PD&E) and design phases of a bridge replacement project on SR 687/4th Street North from south of I-275/SR 93 to north of 119th Avenue. Map
  • Oct. 23, 2017-November 6, 2017: The Florida Department of Transportation will hold an online Public Hearing for the Tentative Five-Year Work Program. FDOT’s Work Program public meeting schedule and additional information about the Work Program are available on FDOT’s website at www.D7wpph.com. A brief video describing what the Work Program is may currently be viewed online here. On October 23 at the District 7 headquarters at 11201 N. McKinley Drive, Tampa, FDOT is hosting an open house from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for public comments.
    • As part of the Work Program approval process, two public meetings are being held in Pinellas County:
      • October 25 Forward Pinellas Technical Coordinating Committee Meeting, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., 310 Court Street
      • November 8 Forward Pinellas Board Meeting, 1 p.m., 315 Court Street