Indian Rocks Beach Visioning Study

The City of Indian Rocks Beach is a vibrant community with lots to offer residents and visitors, but there is a need to develop consensus about how the community wants to grow and redevelop in the coming years. Forward Pinellas is partnering with the City of Indian Rocks Beach to conduct a Growth and Redevelopment Study. With this study, the goal is to develop a vision for the future of the community that reflects the goals and priorities of the residents.

34th Street Lane Repurposing Project

As part of its US 19 corridor vision initiative, Forward Pinellas has been working with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), City of St. Petersburg, and the Skyway Marina District to evaluate the concept of re-purposing the outside lanes of 34th Street from 22nd Avenue South to 54th Avenue South for bus use and business access (i.e., shared bus use and right turns). This would be implemented as part of an FDOT resurfacing project scheduled for construction in 2022.

Resilience and Durability to Extreme Weather

The Tampa Bay region is one of the most vulnerable areas in the country, experiencing frequent storm events and persistent flooding. Forward Pinellas, the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Pasco MPO, Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, and the Florida Department of Transportation District 7 have been awarded a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Resilience and Durability to Extreme Weather grant.

Dunedin Activity Center Analysis

The following activity center analysis was determined to be the most useful method for the City of Dunedin, as well as the county, to assess the degree of design and development that exists within the activity center. It also examines where improvements, if any, could be made to a variety of major planning factors, such as land use, transportation, redevelopment potential, economic development, etc.