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Forward Pinellas to hold Information Session for Planning Consultant Procurement

Updated 2/5/2020: A video of the virtual information session is available on YouTube. Forward Pinellas is preparing to release a procurement in 2020 for on-call planning consultants. In advance of the procurement, Forward Pinellas will hold a virtual information session on February 4, 2020 at 1:30 pm. All are welcome to attend. The information session… Read more »

We’re hiring: two open planning positions

If you want to serve on the front lines of integrating land use and transportation planning here at Forward Pinellas, we have two opportunities right now to join our team.  Forward Pinellas is hiring for two planning roles: a junior-level urban planning analyst or planner and a senior-level active transportation planner.  The Urban Planning Analyst… Read more »

New Interactive Map Shows Future Transportation Projects in Pinellas

The Interactive TIP shows projects by six different categories, including the ability to view all.

If you’ve ever wondered when those rumored bike lanes near your house will get built, or when the next interchange on U.S. 19 might be funded for construction, a new Forward Pinellas mapping tool can help you find out with the click of a mouse. Each year, Forward Pinellas updates the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP):… Read more »

Three Forward Pinellas Grant Programs Accepting Applications

Forward Pinellas Logo, Integrating Land Use & Transportation

Local governments in Pinellas County looking to make streets more accessible, improve infrastructure for bicyclists and pedestrians, or incentivize the development of great places can apply now to fund projects through three Forward Pinellas grant programs. We are currently accepting applications for the following programs: 1. Complete Streets Grant Funding Complete Streets are designed, operated… Read more »

Open for Public Comment: Advantage Pinellas Plan

Trail Overpass Curlew, credit Pinellas County

Over the past two years, your input has helped us craft a 20-year plan for Pinellas County’s transportation future. Now, we need your final thoughts as the Forward Pinellas Board prepares to adopt that plan. Advantage Pinellas is the long range transportation plan (LRTP) for Pinellas County. The LRTP is required for a community to receive state… Read more »

Forward Pinellas Seeking Competitive Proposals for Communications and Web Support

Forward Pinellas is requesting proposals from qualified firms to provide communications support, including WordPress web maintenance, design and hosting; branding for planning efforts and campaigns; developing graphics for print and digital materials; and video development and production. The entire procurement package, including a full scope of services, is available on the Forward Pinellas website. Any… Read more »

Mounting stuff, less space: Where to store self-storage?

A resurgence of people wanting to live in thriving downtowns has created a demand for space in urban areas, housing shortages, and increased rents and mortgages. As more upwardly mobile workers are living in more constrained urban areas, demand also grows for storage space close to urban downtowns. Urban planners must grapple with potential land… Read more »