Pinellas by Design
Pinellas by Design

Welcome to Pinellas by Design

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Oscor Inc., Palm Harbor

Parallon Business Solutions, Largo

Sunrise over Bayside Bridge

Elan Gateway Apartments, St. Petersburg

Fenway Hotel, Dunedin

St. Petersburg College, Clearwater Campus

Pinellas County is a thriving community. The county is home to 35,000 businesses and has a population of nearly 920,000. However, over time, geography and population growth have combined to produce an unavoidable effect: the amount of developable vacant land is diminishing throughout Pinellas County.

The Pinellas community has recognized this shift and embarked on a unique redevelopment strategy to manage population growth, preserve quality of life, and foster business development. The redevelopment plan is helping to preserve greenspace; enhance the quality of downtowns, public parks and recreation facilities; facilitate new construction projects; and renovate older commercial/industrial buildings for a variety of mixed uses.

Redevelopment is crucial to maintaining a vital and healthy economy. Local governments, businesses, and members of the community have united to create a comprehensive redevelopment strategy that will preserve quality of life, foster business expansion and job growth, and create mixed-use development that best utilizes greenspace.

Pinellas by Design: An Economic Development and 
		Redevelopment Plan for the Pinellas Community

Pinellas by Design is an ongoing effort that will continue to study the issues and provide the tools to shape our communities, resulting in a smarter future for businesses and citizens. Central to the effort is Pinellas by Design: An Economic Development & Redevelopment Plan for the Pinellas Community.

This plan establishes the economic, real estate, and regulatory considerations upon which the recommended strategies for countywide economic development and redevelopment are founded.

For the latest information about Pinellas County's redevelopment efforts, see the following publications: