The purpose of the Advantage Pinellas Investment Corridor Transition Plan, known as Advantage Alt 19: Investing in People and Places along the Alternate US 19 Corridor, is to evaluate Alternate US 19 (SR 595) from SR 60 to 58th Street North at 5th Avenue North, and 58th Street North from 5th Avenue North to Central Avenue. Our goal is to provide people with better access from their homes to their jobs and job training opportunities as well as other desired destinations via reliable transportation options.
About The Plan
Through Advantage Pinellas, Forward Pinellas has created the Investment Corridor Strategy, where a set of roadway corridors within Pinellas County have been prioritized for redevelopment and reinvestment with the goal of linking jobs and housing. The Countywide Plan was recently amended to allow for increased densities and intensities along these corridors that would encourage development and redevelopment opportunities. The Alternate US 19 Corridor is identified as one of the priority investment corridors.
This project will be coordinated with local and regional agency partners such as the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), the Cities of Largo, Seminole, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, unincorporated portions of Pinellas County, and other public and private-sector partner agencies and organizations. The goal is to develop a redevelopment and economic opportunity strategy that encourages the incorporation of enhanced transit service and other multimodal transportation options to link jobs, job training, and workforce housing along Alt 19. There will be an extensive public involvement process to ensure that the type of recommendations proposed are in line with the community’s needs.
The outcome of this effort will include the development of a Corridor Redevelopment Plan, which will outline a series of guiding goals and objectives and will identify a redevelopment strategy that includes phasing actions that will result in robust revitalization and reinvestment. This study will be developed within a context that reflects the long-term vision for the area. The Corridor Redevelopment Plan will include short, mid and long-term implementation strategies that guide future development within the corridor, as well as specific improvements that can potentially be advanced in the near term.