Pinellas County is a thriving community. The county is home to 35,000 businesses
and has a population of more than 950,000. However, over time, geography and
population growth have combined to produce an unavoidable effect: the
amount of developable vacant land is diminishing throughout Pinellas
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.