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The Harbors - West Market Redevelopment/Infill Plan

THE HARBOR UPDATES

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The Harbors Project Selected for Free Smart Growth Technical Assistance
Pasco County was one of the 18 communities in the U.S. to receive the Smart Growth Technical Assistance Grant. This free technical assistance received for the Harbors Plan, is provided by Smart Growth America, sponsored through a grant from the U.S. EPA. The techncial assistance will involve a public presentation, facilitated discussions with stakeholders, and the creation of an action agenda.

Mark your calendars for the public presentation by the Smart Growth Team! Come join us and give us your input!

PUBLIC PRESENTATION
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When?     July 30th, 2014   (Wednesday)
                    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Where?
   SMARTstart Incubator
                  
6345 Grand Blvd.
                   New Port Richey, FL


Engaging Florida State University Students in the Harbors’ Redevelopment Effort

Starting this May, the County’s Planning and Development Team is collaborating with the Florida State University Planning and Development Lab (FPDL) for the Harbors’ next planning and implementation work. This project is planned to be conducted in two phases – Phase I starting in Summer and Phase II in Fall 2014. The Florida State studio team began the first phase of the project on May 12th.

To learn more about FPDL:  http://fpdl.coss.fsu.edu/


Florida State PDL Project Kickoff
As a part of this project, the studio team visited Pasco County on May 22 (Thursday) and May 23 (Friday) for a project kickoff. The events that were scheduled for these two days included, a project presentation, an Open House and a tour of the West Market Area.

For more information on the project and the kickoff:  Project Scope  and Project Kickoff Agenda.

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Harborlife  We are on Facebook!
We recently launched a Facebook page for the Harbors - West Market Redevelopment Plan - 'Harborlife'. Come join us on Facebook and share your ideas, comments and suggestions on how we can together improve the West Market Area. We are also developing a comprehensive communication strategy to increase outreach for the redevelopment efforts. To read more about this please visit our Implementation Efforts page.



The Harbors Plan Receives Top Honors for 2013! 
At the 22nd Annual Future of the Region Awards, the Harbors - West Market Redevelopment/Infill Plan received the Charles A. McIntosh, Jr Award of Distinction and the One Bay Award, becoming the first project ever within the region to have received both awards.
More about the 22nd Annual Future of the Region Awards  

 
Mobility Fee and Redevelopment Incentives
The County has scheduled a series of advisory committee meetings till June 2014 to discuss the Mobility Fee Ordinance and using it to incentivize redevelopment in the West Market Area. 
More about Mobility Fees  



IMPLEMENTATION EFFORTS
The redevelopment of the Harbors - West Market Area is an ongoing effort and we appreciate your help and support with it. For more details on the Harbors implementation efforts please visit:  Implementation Efforts

We encourage you to get involved, ask questions, and share with us your ideas, comments, and concerns

Project Contact:
Smita Ambadi, AICP, LEED AP, CNU-A                             Mary Helen Duke, AICP
Sr. Planner, Planning and Development                             Planner II, Planning and Development
Ph: (727) 847-8193 Ext. 7979                                             Ph: (727) 847-2411 Ext. 7615