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… Read more »

Urban Agriculture

The term “agriculture” conjures up an image of open land for growing crops or grazing livestock. But in an urban environment where land is at a premium, farming comes in many other creative forms. Gardens in residential front yards, rooftop greenhouses, community gardens on vacant lots, backyard chickens and beehives…the possibilities for growing fresh local… Read more »

Alternate U.S. 19 Cultural Corridor

Arts and culture impact all members of a community. Research repeatedly indicates the benefits of art on a vast variety of levels: improved health outcomes, boosting economies, better academic performance, and general improved well-being on both individual and societal levels. The importance of artistic expression and opportunities to experience authentic culture throughout the course of… Read more »

Planning & Placemaking Grant Program

Forward Pinellas is committed to fostering connected, people-centric neighborhoods and destinations through planning activities that reinforce community identity, livability, and increases public wealth. Efforts to shape the future of a redeveloping Pinellas County are guided by the framework of Pinellas By Design and the Countywide Plan, which seeks to strengthen our districts, centers, and corridors… Read more »

Finding the Missing Middle

The Tampa Bay housing market is currently underserved in providing affordable housing options for residents, and that trend is expected to grow. One solution may be to provide a greater variety of housing types that can accommodate more people without changing the character of existing neighborhoods. The term Missing Middle, developed in 2012 by architect Daniel… Read more »

Alternate U.S. 19 Studies

Extending nearly 38 miles, Alternate U.S. Highway 19 is the longest roadway in Pinellas County. It connects the cities of Tarpon Springs, Dunedin, Clearwater, Largo, Seminole and St. Petersburg as well as Palm Harbor in the  unincorporated area of north Pinellas County. The configuration of the road and the character of adjacent land uses it… Read more »

Microbrewery Study

Microbreweries (and related uses like brewpubs, micro-distilleries and micro-wineries) are becoming increasingly popular in Pinellas County and around the country. These businesses gravitate toward compact, walkable downtowns and town centers, creating attractive destinations that can become catalysts for revitalization. A unique combination of commercial and industrial uses in a single building, microbreweries can also present… Read more »

Connecting People and Places within the S.R. 60 Corridor

  Forward Pinellas and its agency partners are seeking to improve safety and increase the number of transportation options along the State Road 60 corridor linking Clearwater Beach, Downtown Clearwater, and Tampa International Airport. Forward Pinellas began the SR 60 Multimodal Implementation Plan in 2016 with agency partners Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, City of Clearwater,… Read more »