In 2002, our community completed the Vision 2020 process, culminating in City Council’s adoption of the Vision 2020 formal plan. As 2020 approaches, the time has come to begin a new conversation and develop StPete2050. StPete2050 is a city-wide conversation about where our city is going and what it can become over the next 30 years.
Coastal High Hazard Area (CHHA)
The CHHA map was updated by the State in 2016, resulting in a major expansion of the overall boundary. The new boundary encompasses approximately 41% of the City, or 25 square miles, including areas identified as important for economic development. To address the expanded boundary, the City is proposing to increase resiliency and reduce flood risk within the CHHA by establishing new and higher design standards in the Land Development Regulations (LDRs) for multifamily residential development. The goal is for new construction to be more resilient to storm surge, provide for mitigation for service and infrastructure needs during and immediately following a major storm event, and enable safe re-occupation as quickly as possible following an evacuation. The proposed LDR and Comprehensive Plan changes will provide more flexibility for redevelopment within the CHHA and may allow increases in density and intensity of development.
The proposed Comprehensive Plan text amendment portion was heard by the Community Planning and Preservation Commission (CPPC) on December 10, 2019, where the commission found the proposed amendment to be inconsistent with the Comprehensive Plan by a vote of 5 to 2 and forwarded the item to City Council without a recommendation of approval. The proposal included an update to recommend that four of the review criteria be mandatory, and the remaining criteria would be balanced. View the CHHA summary and the CHHA FAQ for more information about the proposal.
CHHA Package Timeline
- August 20, 2020 – First Reading and First Public Hearing for transmittal of LGCP 19-03
- October 8, 2020 – Adoption Public Hearing for LGCP 19-03, LDR 20-01 and BCA 20-01
For more information contact Britton Wilson at: Britton.Wilson@stpete.org
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FLUM-58:635 64th Street South
Private-initiated application for map amendment to the City’s Official Zoning Map (from Neighborhood Suburban Single-Family-1 “NS-1” to Neighborhood Suburban Multi-Family-1 “NSM-1”) and Future Land Use Map (from Institutional “I” to Residential Urban “RU” approx. 0.21 acres; from Institutional “I” to Residential Medium “RM” approx.. 4.33 acres; and from Residential Urban “RU” to Residential Medium “RM” approx. 0.04 acres). The applicant is proposing to develop multi-family units.
On February 11, 2020, the CPPC conducted a public hearing for this request and voted 1-to-5 thereby recommending DENIAL. On February 21, 2020, Grace Connection of Tampa Bay Inc., Applicant, filed an appeal of the CPPC decision. The City Council appeal and public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, August 13, 2020 starting at 5:01 p.m. or as soon thereafter as may be heard. Instructions for participating in the public hearing are included in the public notice below. Please note, August 6, 2020, is the first reading only and is not the public hearing. The purpose of the first reading is simply to set the date and time of the related public hearing.
- Applicant: Blue Sky Communities, LLC, (813) 514-2100, email@example.com
- City Staff: Derek Kilborn, Planning Manager, (727) 893-7872, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Land Development Regulations (“LDRs”)
- NSM-1 (Neighborhood Suburban Multi-Family)
- Comprehensive Plan
- Interactive Zoning and Future Land Use Map