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Clearwater, FL 33756

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Planning and Development

Adopted Long-Range Plans


Beach by Design: A Preliminary Design for Clearwater Beach and Design Guidelines

Beach by Design: A Preliminary Design for Clearwater Beach and Design Guidelines - This special area plan sets forth a series of strategies for the revitalization of Clearwater Beach in six major areas: land use, mobility, off-street parking, catalytic projects, economic feasibility and financing, and design guidelines.

Clearwater Comprehensive Plan

Clearwater Comprehensive Plan - Florida Statutes, Chapter 163, requires that counties and municipalities adopt a comprehensive plan to provide the policy framework for guiding growth and development.  The Clearwater Comprehensive Plan establishes goals, objectives and policies in 10 topic areas: future land use, transportation, housing, utilities, coastal management, conservation, recreation and open space, intergovernmental coordination, public school facilities and capital improvements.  The plan is implemented through the Community Development Code, special area plans, five (5) year capital budget, annual budget and Penny for Pinellas project list.

Clearwater Greenprint: A Framework for a Competitive, Vibrant, Green Future

Clearwater Greenprint: A Framework for a Competitive, Vibrant, Green Future - This community plan and vision identifies a series of tangible actions across eight topic areas that can be implemented by the city, residents, businesses and industry. These strategies have the potential to reduce energy consumption, pollution and greenhouse gas emissions while reducing energy and other costs for residents and businesses, supporting a variety of housing choices for renters and owners of all ages, and improving the health and quality of life for our city’s residents.

Coachman Ridge Neighborhood Plan

Coachman Ridge Neighborhood Plan - This special area plan defines the neighborhood’s vision and provides the framework for neighborhood efforts to maintain Coachman Ridge as a desirable neighborhood.   It is the basis for the implementation of the Coachman Ridge Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District in the Clearwater Community Development Code and is used to coordinate public and private initiatives in the neighborhood.

Downtown Clearwater Redevelopment Plan

Downtown Clearwater Redevelopment Plan - This document serves as the special area plan and the community redevelopment plan for the downtown area.  It guides development through goals, objectives and policies and regulates uses and development potential for six unique character districts.  It also establishes policies that guide future actions and projects of the City’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).

Island Estates Neighborhood Plan

Island Estates Neighborhood Plan - This special area plan provides a framework for neighborhood enhancement, change and maintenance.  It provides the basis for the implementation of the Island Estates Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District in the Clearwater Community Development Code and is used to coordinate public and private initiatives.

Clearwater Comprehensive Plan

US 19 Corridor Redevelopment Plan - The US 19 Corridor Redevelopment Plan is the first step in implementing a new vision for the US 19 Corridor. Over time US 19 has transitioned from a roadway providing land access to a limited-access highway, affecting the success of certain land uses along the corridor. The City developed the US 19 Plan, which contains land use, economic, mobility and sustainability strategies that take into account the current and planned transportation improvements in order to reposition the corridor in the City and the Region.