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The Public Hearing for the Westshore Regional Multimodal Center PD&E Study was held on July 17, 2014. Please click here to view the hearing materials.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is conducting a Project Development & Environment (PD&E) study for the proposed Westshore Regional Multimodal Center (WRMC) in the Westshore Business District in Tampa. The “Westshore Multimodal Study and Strategic Transportation Plan”, completed in February 2012, identified four viable site locations (A, C, D, and S) – please see the project location map. This Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study has identified Site C, the redevelopment of a strip of parcels north of I-275 between Trask Street and Manhattan Avenue, as the recommended site for the WRMC. The study will determine the configuration, benefits, costs, and impacts of developing and operating a regional multimodal center at this location.

Study Purpose and Need

The initial purpose of the Westshore Multimodal Study and Strategic Transportation Plan is to identify a viable site(s) within the core Westshore area that will provide connectivity for all existing and future planned modes of transportation in the Tampa Bay region and to improve the quality of the intermodal passenger connection in Tampa Bay so that regional mobility and accessibility by means other than personal motor vehicles are significantly increased. The center would facilitate improved connections between Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties maximizing the effectiveness of the transit in both counties and would enhance the existing and planned transportation systems in the entire Tampa Bay region. The impetus for the timing of this study was to help provide answers for some of the ongoing studies, including the I-275 at S.R. 60 Interchange design project.

In addition to improving the connectivity of the existing and planned transportation modes in the Tampa Bay region, the Westshore Multimodal Center would also help revitalize the area(s) adjacent to the site(s) through Transit Oriented Development (TOD), as TOD would spur economic development through commercial, office and residential development.

Representative Multimodal Centers

What’s New?

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is conducting a Project Development & Environment (PD&E) study for proposed Westshore Regional Multimodal Center (WRMC) in the Westshore Business District in Tampa.

 

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Send us your Comments

Your comments are very important. You may send us your comments via the Comments page on this web site so that they can be considered as part of this study.

 

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Project Schedule

The Westshore Regional Multimodal Center (WRMC) project is currently in the Project Development & Environment (PD&E) study phase of the FDOT’s 5-step highway development process.

 

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Contact Information

For more information or to comment, please contact:

 

Elba Lopez, Project Manager
Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven
11201 N. Malcolm McKinley Drive
MS 7-500
Tampa, FL 33612-6456
(813) 975-6403
(800) 226-7220
elba.lopez@dot.state.fl.us