About the Dashboard

The Gateway Master Plan creates a vision and an action-oriented redevelopment strategy for the Gateway area of Pinellas County. The plan guides the area’s growth toward a more socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable future. The plan also considers how transportation and land use can combine to support residents’ quality of life, retain jobs and attract future investment. In this Dashboard, we’ve put together a baseline of information organized around the seven guiding principles of the plan to determine where we are now, where we want to go in the future, and how we get there together. To view the baseline information for each guiding principle, simply scroll down or click the navigation tab on the right side of the page. Over the next year, we will be adding information to see how we’re doing over time. This information will help us better understand our strengths and weaknesses so we can guide Pinellas forward.

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A SUSTAINABLE AND RESILIENT GATEWAY

2 OF THE 2 INDICATORS ARE BASELINE

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    Percent of land designated for recreation/open space and preservation in relation to total land area

Source: Forward Pinellas, 2021; Pinellas County, 2021

Our goal is to see this percentage stay the same or increase over time.

To promote a sustainable and resilient gateway, it is important to consider the amount of greenspace we maintain in the Gateway area. Greenspace helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and flood risk, which can help to address vulnerabilities in the Gateway area to sea level rise and climate change impacts.

Last update: 7.26.21

  • Percentage by years

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    Percent of building square footage within the Coastal High Hazard Area (CHHA) as compared to the building square footage in the entire Gateway area

Source: Pinellas County Property Appraiser’s Office, 2021; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2016

Our goal is to see the building square footage in the CHHA stay the same or decrease over time.

To promote a sustainable and resilient gateway, it is important to consider the amount of building square footage within the Coastal High Hazard Area (CHHA). The CHHA includes the most vulnerable areas in the County, which are prone to flooding even in weaker Category 1 storms. These areas were identified by the Sea, Lake, and Overland Surges from Hurricanes model, known as the SLOSH model. This model is updated periodically and may cause significant increases in the precent of total land in the CHHA. When looking at this information in relation to the building square footage in the Gateway area, we can determine the amount of development that is located in more vulnerable areas.

Last update: 7.26.21

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A CONNECTED GATEWAY

4 OF THE 4 INDICATORS ARE BASELINE

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    Percent of employment within a walkable distance to transit corridors with headways of 30 minutes or less

Source: American Community Survey 2019 5-Year Estimates; Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, 2021

Our goal is to see that percentage increase over time.

To promote a connected gateway, it is important to consider the level of accessibility to housing and employment by transit within a reasonable distance and timeframe. Here, we are tracking the percent of employment in the Gateway area that is located within a walkable distance to transit service that serves the area with headways of 30 minutes or less. A walkable distance is an average distance of between ½ and ¼ mile from a destination to a transit stop.

Last update: 7.26.21

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    Percent of population within a walkable distance to transit corridors with headways of 30 minutes or less

Source: American Community Survey 2019 5-Year Estimates; Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, 2021

Our goal is to see that percentage increase over time.

To promote a connected gateway, it is important to consider the level of accessibility to housing and employment by transit within a reasonable distance and timeframe. Here, we are tracking the percent of the population in the Gateway area that is located within a walkable distance to transit service that serves the area with headways of 30 minutes or less. A walkable distance is an average distance of between ½ and ¼ mile from a destination to a transit stop.

Last update: 7.26.21

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    Percent of the major roadway network with a Level of Traffic Stress (LTS) score of 3 or better

Source: Forward Pinellas, 2020

Our goal is to see a percent increase in the number of roadways that have an LTS of 3, 2, or 1.

To promote a connected gateway, it is important to consider the percent of roadways in the Gateway area with a Level of Traffic Stress (LTS) of 3 or better. This calculation is made on the major roads within the Gateway area. Level of Traffic Stress is a way to determine the level of stressfulness for different users. The scale ranges from a level one, which represents a roadway that is comfortable for bicyclists of all ages and abilities to use, to a level five, which represents a roadway that is only comfortable for highly confident bicyclists. An LTS of 3 or less would mean that the facility is comfortable for a wider range of ages and abilities.

Last update: 7.26.21

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    Average number of intersections per acre of roadways

Intersections Per Acre

Source: Forward Pinellas, 2021

Our goal is to see this number increase over time.

To promote a connected gateway, it is important to consider the average number of intersections per acre of roadways. This measure is a direct representation of connectivity and accessibility as more interconnected areas have a higher number of intersections and cross streets.

Last update: 7.26.21

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A VIBRANT GATEWAY

2 OF THE 2 INDICATORS ARE BASELINE

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    Number of special events

Events in current year

Source: Pinellas County and the Cities of St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park, and Largo, 2021

Our goal is to see this number increase over time.

To promote a vibrant gateway, it is important to consider the number of special events held for the public each year in the Gateway area. Special events are an indicator of vibrancy by providing an opportunity for communities to come together, socialize, and recreate. This promotes better quality of life overall.

Last update: 7.26.21

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    Percent of residential vs. nonresidential development

  • Residential
  • Non-Residential

Source: Pinellas County Property Appraiser’s Office, 2021

Our goal is to see a relatively similar ratio to indicate that there is a good mixture of uses.

To promote a vibrant gateway, it is important to consider the percentage of residential versus nonresidential development in the Gateway area. This percentage indicates what percentage of development is specifically for residential use and what percentage is for other uses, such as retail, commercial, office, institutional, and other uses. This mix fosters an environment where people can live, work, and play without having to leave the Gateway area.

Last update: 7.26.21

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AN ECONOMICALLY ROBUST GATEWAY

3 OF THE 3 INDICATORS ARE BASELINE

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    Number of jobs as compared to the number of jobs in Pinellas County targeted industries

  • # of Jobs in Gateway
  • # of Target Industry Jobs in Gateway

Source: American Community Survey, 2019 5-Year Estimates; Pinellas County Economic Development, 2021

Our goal is for the ratio to be similar, which will indicate that the majority of the jobs within the Gateway area are target industry jobs.

To promote an economically robust gateway, it is important to consider the number of jobs in the Gateway area, as compared to target industry jobs. Pinellas County Economic Development has identified six target industries for job growth within the County. These include:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Aviation & Aerospace
  • Business & Financial Services
  • Defense & Homeland Security
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Medical Technologies

Last update: 7.26.21

There is no data at this moment.

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    Percent of allowable floor area ratio that is being utilized

Source: Forward Pinellas, 2021; Pinellas County Property Appraiser’s Office, 2021

Our goal is to encourage use of existing development within the Gateway as much as allowable, which will cause this number to increase over time.

To promote an economically robust gateway, it is important to consider the percent of allowable Floor Area Ratio (FAR) being utilized within the Gateway area. FAR is the ratio of a building’s size in relation to the parcel on which it is located. This indicator identifies whether the existing development within the Gateway is being utilized to the potential that it could be.

Last update: 7.26.21

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    Annual passenger counts at the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE)

210,760

Source: St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE), 2021

Our goal is to see annual passenger counts increase over time.

To promote an economically robust gateway, it is important to consider the number of annual passenger counts at the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, which is located within the Gateway area. This is an indicator of tourism and travel, which have a big impact on our local economy.

Last update: 7.26.21

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A GATEWAY WITH SAFE, HEALTHY, AND AFFORDABLE NEIGHBORHOODS

3 OF THE 3 INDICATORS ARE BASELINE

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    Housing and transportation cost burden

Source: H+T Index, Center for Neighborhood Technology, 2017

The index was calculated for the Gateway area, and the goal is to see this percentage decrease over time.

To promote a gateway with safe, healthy, and affordable neighborhoods, it is important to consider the housing and transportation cost burden that impacts the residents of the Gateway area. Housing and transportation cost burden is a direct indicator of affordability. The H+T Index developed by the Center for Neighborhood Technology defines cost burdened households as those spending more than 45% of their income on housing and transportation costs.

Last update: 7.26.21

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    Average walkability score

13

Source: National Walkability Index, Environmental Protection Agency, 2017

Our goal is to see this number increase over time.

To promote a gateway with safe, healthy, and affordable neighborhoods, it is important to consider how walkable the Gateway area is overall. The National Walkability Index by the Environmental Protection Agency identifies the walkability of an area by looking at factors such as the diversity of employment types in proximity to housing units. Walkability is also linked to fostering healthy neighborhoods. This index measures walkability on a scale of 1 to 20, with 1 being the least walkable and 20 being the most walkable.

Last update: 7.26.21

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    Number of housing units

53,707

Units in the Gateway area

Source: Pinellas County Property Appraiser’s Office, 2021

Our goal is to see an increase in land use mix over time, which includes housing units.

To promote a gateway with safe, healthy, and affordable neighborhoods, it is important to consider the number of housing units in the Gateway area. We want to ensure that the housing stock addresses demand, while remaining affordable and accessible.

Last update: 7.26.21

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A SMARTER, MORE INNOVATIVE GATEWAY

2 OF THE 2 INDICATORS ARE BASELINE

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    Percentage of the major roadway network with Intelligent Transportation System/Advanced Traffic Management System (ITS/ATMS) coverage

Source: Pinellas County Property Appraiser’s Office, 2021; Pinellas County, 2021; Florida Department of Transportation, 2020

Our goal is to see this percentage increase over time.

To promote a smarter, more innovative Gateway, it is important to consider the percentage of the major roadway network with Intelligent Transportation System/Advanced Traffic Management System (ITS/ATMS) coverage. ITS/ATMS services provide critical traffic data for project development, monitoring and reporting.

Last update: 7.26.21

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    Number of electric vehicle charging stations

28

Electric vehicle charging stations

Source: Pinellas County and the Cities of St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park, and Largo, 2021

Our goal is to see this number increase over time.

To promote a smarter, more innovative Gateway, it is important to consider the number of electric vehicle charging stations in the Gateway area. Electric vehicle charging stations provide a source of power for electric vehicles, encouraging their use throughout the County.

Last update: 7.26.21

There is no data at this moment.

A GATEWAY THAT INCORPORATES HEALTH IN ALL POLICIES AND CONSIDERS MOST VULNERABLE USERS

2 OF THE 2 INDICATORS ARE BASELINE

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    Average annual total crashes as compared to average annual crashes involving bicyclists and pedestrians in the Gateway area vs. the entire County

  • Avg. Annual No. of Total Crashes
  • Avg. Annual No. of Bike/Ped Crashes

Source: Forward Pinellas, 2016-2020

Our goal is to see these numbers decrease.

To promote a Gateway that incorporates Health in All Policies and considers most vulnerable users, it is important to consider the average annual number of total crashes as compared to the average annual number of crashes involving bicyclists and pedestrians. To provide context we have compared data from the Gateway area to the entire County. Crash rates are a key indicator of safety, and it is important to track that information over time.

Source: Forward Pinellas, 2016-2020

Last update: 7.26.21

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    Means of transportation to work in the Gateway as related to the entire county

Our goal is to see an overall increase in the number of people carpooling and using alternative modes of transportation, such as transit.

To promote a Gateway that incorporates Health in All Policies and considers most vulnerable users, it is important to consider mode choice. Means of transportation to work provides information related to the type of mode used for commuting to work in the Gateway area as compared to the entire County. This information is important to track, as we want to be sure to foster a Gateway that improves transportation options for residents and visitors.

Last update: 7.26.21

DRIVE ALONE

  • Gateway
  • Countywide

Source: TBRPM v9.1, 2015

SHARE RIDE

  • Gateway
  • Countywide

Source: TBRPM v9.1, 2015

WALK TO TRANSIT

  • Gateway
  • Countywide

Source: TBRPM v9.1, 2015

PARK N RIDE TO TRANSIT

  • Gateway
  • Countywide

Source: TBRPM v9.1, 2015

There is no data at this moment.