Over the next 25 years, the Gateway will evolve into several distinct, sustainable and resilient, mixed-use districts that celebrate its regional geography and leverage its central location on Tampa Bay to retain and encourage job growth while providing new housing, services, and a host of amenities for employees, residents and visitors. Each district will include vibrant nodes that are connected to transit, with safe walkable and bikeable streets, trails and blueways. These new district centers will be connected to existing residential neighborhoods and support quality of life while promoting community health and contributing to a robust regional economy. Ensuring a place that residents and employees will desire to live, work and stay today as well as in the future.
The Gateway Master Plan will create a vision and an action-oriented redevelopment strategy, guiding the area’s growth toward a more socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable future. The plan will consider how transportation and land use can combine to support residents’ quality of life, retain jobs and attract future investment. The master plan will also focus on building partnerships to guide future development and multi-modal connectivity, both regionally and throughout the district.
THE PLANNING PROCESS
The master planning process is approximately 18-months long and includes multiple opportunities for area residents and stakeholders to be engaged in developing a shared vision and strategies to guide future investment.
The Gateway Master Plan is a million-dollar collaborative effort led by Forward Pinellas, the countywide land use and transportation planning agency, along with partners Pinellas County, the City of St. Petersburg, the City of Largo, the City of Pinellas Park, and the Florida Department of Transportation. The master planning effort is being led by WRT, a multi-disciplinary planning and design firm based in Philadelphia, along with local and national partners including SB Friedman Development Advisors, Kimley-Horn, Atelier Ten, Vrana Consulting, and CGA.
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