The Heights Mobility Study

The Heights Mobility Study is an effort to improve safety and mobility in the Greater Seminole Heights/Tampa Heights area, especially, along the Florida Avenue and Tampa Street/Highland Avenue corridor between downtown Tampa and the Hillsborough River. Additionally, the Study Team will work with the community to develop a long term vision for transportation improvements in the area.

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Study Schedule

Phase I

  1. Study Kickoff

    September 25, 2017

  2. Tampa Heights Civic Association Meeting

    September 28, 2017

  3. FDOT TIS SEIS Public Workshop

    October 10, 2017

  4. South Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association Meeting

    October 18, 2017

  5. Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association Meeting

    October 24, 2017

  6. Heights Urban Core Chamber Meeting

    October 25, 2017

  7. Tampa Heights Civic Association Meeting

    October 26, 2017

  8. Seminole Heights Sunday Market

    November 12, 2017

  9. Walking Audit

    November 14, 2017

  10. Walking Audit

    November 15, 2017

  11. Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association Workshop

    November 29, 2017

  12. Winn Dixie Outreach Event

    December 02, 2017

  13. Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market

    December 10, 2017

  14. FDOT Downtown/Urban Core Area Community Working Group (Meeting #3)

    December 13, 2017

  15. Wrap-Up Phase 1 - Define Vision

    January 01, 2018

  16. Begin Phase II

    March 01, 2018

  17. FDOT Downtown/Urban Core Area Community Working Group (Meeting #4)

    March 08, 2018

  18. Heights Mobility Study Public Workshop – Developing Performance Measures and Design Concept Alternatives

    April 30, 2018


Safety and Mobility Improvements

  • Identify opportunities for short term safety and mobility enhancements that could be implemented right away.

Public Engagement

  • Develop a clear understanding of existing community character and identify mobility strategies to support existing community needs.
  • Build a consensus around a Mission, Vision, and Goals for the Florida Avenue and Tampa Street corridor.

Taking Action

  • The Study will use the community’s vision to develop a conceptual transportation plan for the corridor.
  • Depending on the community vision, future Study phases may include engineering design and ultimately include a construction project.


We invite you to get involved! The community plays an important role in the project development and decision-making process of this study. We want to hear from you about the concerns, issues, comments, and ideas that you have in order to help us identify safety and mobility improvements within the corridor and to help us define a future vision for the corridor.

  • Interested in providing feedback on findings and the engagement process?
  • Want to join our mailing list for project updates and upcoming events?
  • Leave a message in our comment box at the bottom of our webpage.

Purpose & Need and Performance Measures

Participate in the Purpose and Need Statement and Performance Measure Activity from the April 30th Workshop

Virtual Comment Tool & Map

Add your comments and review comments posted by others.

Request a Meeting

We will come to you! To request a presentation or an information session at your next event or small group meeting please fill-out the comment form in the Contact section of this site and indicate “Meeting Request” in the subject line.

Upcoming Events

To join our email list for project updates and upcoming events, leave a message in our comment box at the bottom of our web page.

Stay Tuned for Future Events


Public Participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Chris Speese, Public Involvement Coordinator, at (813) 975-6405, (800) 226-7220 or email: at least seven (7) days prior to a meeting.

Study Coordination

The Heights Mobility Study is part of a comprehensive set of solutions to improve mobility in Tampa Bay. This Study will be complete in coordination with the many ongoing transportation efforts throughout the Tampa Bay region.

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Stephen L. Benson, AICP, CNU-A

FDOT District Seven Government Liaison Administrator 813.975.6427

Send Us Your Comments

For more information or comments regarding the Heights Mobility Study, content, meetings, or for any other reason, please fill out the form below and click the “Send” button.

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