Achievements in resource planning, innovation and regionalism were honored at the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council’s 27thannual Future of the Region Awards on April 26.
Victor Crist, who has served in government for more than 30 years as an elected official as well as on numerous regional boards, was awarded with the Herman W. Goldner Award for Regional Leadership.
The One Bay McIntosh Award was given to Tom and Mary James, Harvard Jolly Architecture, Yann Weymouth and Wannemacher Jensen Architects for the James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art. The Jameses established the museum to house their extensive collection of western art. It was designed by Harvard Jolly, Weymouth and Wannemacher Jensen.
The following were also recognized for innovative projects and programs:
Built environment: Capitol Theatre, City of Clearwater; Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, City of Tampa; Seminole City Center, NADQ/Primerican Group One.
Community preparedness and resiliency:USF-Dunedin Community partnership; Manatee County EMS Raptor; Pinellas County Sea Level Rise Planning Tool.
Community service:LiveWell Dunedin, Dunedin Parks & Recreation; Largo’s Library in Your Neighborhood Bookmobile; Move Safe Pinellas, Pinellas Public Works.
Economy and energy: Big Bend Channel Deepening and Widening, Port Tampa Bay; Creating Together Bradenton, City of Bradenton and Realize Bradenton; Hillsborough County Economic Development Veterans Florida Agriculture Program, in partnership with UF/IFAS Research and Education Centers.
Natural environment: Waterfront Park, City of Safety Harbor; Gulf Coast Oyster Recycle & Renewal Program, Solutions to Avoid Red Tide; Old Tampa Bay Water Quality Improvement Project, Florida Department of Transportation.
Transportation and mobility:Big Bend Road Preliminary Land Use and Transportation Study, Hillsborough County Public Works; Planes, Trains, & Buses, Hillsborough County Aviation Authority; Cross Bay Ferry, City of St. Petersburg.