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 Forward Pinellas Complete Streets Program provides competitive funding for both the planning and construction of complete streets projects countywide.

2021 Complete Streets Program

To continue the momentum of implementing complete street treatments throughout Pinellas County, Forward Pinellas conducted a sixth round of funding for complete street concept plans and construction projects. In June 2021, a call for projects was sent out to the local governments of Pinellas County asking for applications to request funding for complete street projects. A committee of technical staff from local government agencies will review the applications received and make a recommendation to the Forward Pinellas board to fund one or more of the applications received. Up to $100,000 is available for the development of concept plans and up to $1 million will be available for construction projects.

Complete Streets applications were due on October 29, 2021.  Applications received for the 2021 Complete Streets Program are as follows:

Concept Planning Applications:

City of St. Pete Beach requests $70,000 for the Downtown Redevelopment District Complete Streets Network Project

Pinellas County Housing and Development requests $50,000 for the Whitney Road Complete Streets Planning Project.

City of St. Petersburg requests $100,000 for the Southern Skyway Marina District Complete Streets Concept Project.

Construction Planning Applications:

Pinellas County Public Works requests $966,000 for the 62nd Ave North Complete Streets Construction Project.

City of St. Petersburg requests $1,000,000 for the 5th Avenue South Complete Streets Construction Project.

 


2020 Complete Streets Program

Three applications were received for the 2020 Complete Streets Program. The Forward Pinellas Board awarded funding at its March 2021 meeting.  Specifically, the City of Tarpon Springs had its $100,000 concept plan awarded.  The City of St. Petersburg’s 22nd Street South complete streets project was added to the Forward Pinellas priority list for funding.

Concept Planning Applications:

Construction Applications:

 


2019 Complete Streets Program

Seven applications were received for the 2019 Complete Streets Program.  The City of Pinellas Park had its $100,000 concept plan awarded.  The City of Dunedin’s complete streets project was added to the Forward Pinellas priority list for funding.

Concept Planning Applications:

Construction Applications:

 


2018 Complete Streets Program

Five applications were received for the 2018 Complete Streets Program. The City of Clearwater had its $50,000 concept plan awarded, and the City of St. Petersburg also received $50,000 toward its concept plan.  The City of St. Petersburg’s complete streets project for 22nd Street South in the Deuces Live area was added to the Forward Pinellas priority list for funding.

Concept Planning Applications

Construction Applications

 


2017 Complete Streets Program

Four applications were received for the 2017 Complete Streets Program. The Forward Pinellas Board recommended advancing both construction applications to be added to the priority list for funding, with the Oldsmar project prioritized above the Largo project, and the Dunedin project receiving concept plan funding.

 


2016 Complete Streets Program

In the 2016 inaugural funding program, the successful applications that were awarded funding in March 2017 are listed below.

West Bay Drive Pilot Project

Forward Pinellas conducted a Complete Streets pilot project that proposed concepts for West Bay Drive between Clearwater-Largo Road and the Belleair Causeway Bridge. The final report can be viewed here.

photo of a complete street and bicyclist

Program Contact: Chelsea Favero

Email: cfavero@forwardpinellas.org

Phone: 727.464.8250

Additional Resources

For additional resources on what Complete Streets are and successful examples, please visit the websites of some of our partners.

Contact

For additional information, please contact:

Chelsea Favero

cfavero@forwardpinellas

727-464-8250