The Planning and Development Department is overseeing several active projects, many of which have on-going interested party participation. This page provides an overview of these efforts.
Compact Walkable Communities is a continuing effort that began with a February 18, 2014 kick-off meeting, to address the County's on-going effort to develop practices that promote Cost-Effective, Compact, and Walkable Neighborhoods, Communities and Places. Please see the Compact Walkable Communities page (or contact Nectarios Pittos, Executive Planner) for additional information.
In April 2015, the Florida State Legislature passed Senate Bill 1216 (PDF), establishing Pasco County as a pilot community for connected city comprehensive plan amendments, enacting Florida Statute 163.3246(14). The State Statute seeks the establishment of the connected city corridors to facilitate growth of high-technology industry and innovation through partnerships that support research, marketing, workforce, and entrepreneurship. The County is in the process of drafting and reviewing several documents to establish and implement this Connected City Overlay. Please see the Connected Citypage (or contact Nectarios Pittos, Executive Planner) for additional information.
The Developer's Roundtable meetings are held to facilitate cooperation and the sharing of information and ideas between County staff and the construction community as it relates to either horizontal site issues or vertical construction. These meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month (alternating between horizontal and vertical issues every other month) from 2pm to 4pm in the West Pasco Government Center, Basement Staff Development Room. Please contact
Gina Monti (Horizontal meetings) for additional information.
Organized in 2015, the mission of the Pasco County Food Policy Advisory Council is to facilitate the development of responsible policies improving access to culturally appropriate, nutritionally sound and affordable food produced in Pasco County. Its vision is "an equitable, resilient, local food system in Pasco County." Holding quarterly meetings, the group's membership is made up of community representatives, and is supported by Planning and Development Staff. Please see the FPAC - Food Policy Advisory Council page (or contact Nectarios Pittos, Executive Planner) for additional information.
The Land Development Code (LDC) Interested Parties group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month to review the status of potential LDC amendments. Draft amendments are reviewed in advance of Board hearings. If you would like to be notified as an Interested Party, please contact Gina Monti.
The County is in the process of reviewing a draft Parks Master Plan, which inventories existing resources to determine where improvements and new parks and/or amenities are needed. The elements of the Plan include great parks, public spaces, natural and cultural areas, greenways, blueways and trails. We recognize the importance of a vibrant, accessible park system to improve the quality of life of the County's residents. Please contact the Parks and Natural Resources Department for additional information.
In order to facilitate the design and review of stormwater facilities and infrastructure for development with certainty and predictability, the County is conducting a global review of the Land Development Code's stormwater management criteria to identify necessary updates. For additional information, please contact William Poon, Engineer III.
The Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has established a citizens-based Task Force approach to obtain input and direction regarding vision for transportation within the SR54/56 corridor. Click the following link for more Information regarding Vision 54/56.
Pasco County is launching Walk Bike Work Play as a part of the development of its second market area plan - the Gateway Crossings. The Gateway Crossings market area also known as the South Market Area was adopted into the County's Comprehensive Plan in 2010. The Walk Bike Work Play initiative will help develop the Gateway Crossings Plan which will serve as the guide for all future growth and development within the southern part of Pasco County. Using input from the residents and business owners, this initiative will identify policies, public investments and regulatory changes that are required to support a walkable environment with multiple transportation options and excellent access to jobs and other basic needs. The project includes areas along S.R. 54, Suncoast Parkway and I-75, such as Trinity, Odessa, Lutz, Land O' Lakes and Wesley Chapel and would be led in coordination with the ongoing Vision 54/56 project. Read more. In case you have any questions or suggestions please contact us. Follow us on Social Media: @WalkBikeWorkPlay #WalkBikeWorkPlay
The West Market Area (aka The Harbors) Redevelopment Project, addresses the ongoing effort to address planning for the area that includes the coastal and inland areas along U.S. 19 and Little Road corridors, from North County Line to South County Line. The Harbors Plan examines redevelopment and infill opportunities, identifies land use, infrastructure and economic development strategies, and creates an implementation mechanism for the Area, that largely focuses on promoting coastal opportunities, transforming U.S.19 into a livable roadway, and creating an infill community structure. Please contact Nectarios Pittos, Executive Planner for additional information.