The purpose of a comprehensive plan is to outline a long-term community vision for the future. Various goals, objectives, and policies intended to achieve that desired outcome are established in this plan. A comprehensive plan acts as the guide by which a community's development and preservation decisions are made, covering a wide range of topics, such as: land use, mobility, and public services, all intended to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors.
The County's Planning Department is overseeing a multi-phased, multi-year project that will ultimately lead to in-depth revisions to the County's Comprehensive Plan. This process will address the changing needs of the County, with a resulting format that is user-friendly, not only for implementing departments but for the public at large.
Serving as Pinellas County's Comprehensive Plan, "Plan Pinellas" will document the long-term vision for the County's future. This Plan will be created through a public outreach process and will incorporate in-depth revisions to the existing Comprehensive Plan that will support the County's changing needs and ultimately support the future the County envisions.
This process will involve three phases:
For more detail about this process, and for information regarding opportunities for you to get involved, please visit the PLANPinellas project page.