I-4 Infrastructure Assessment

Section 1: Community Facilities The I-4 corridor study boundary encompasses a wide variety of community facilities in the area. This section describes schools and libraries, emergency management/police/fire, parks within the overall study boundary as well as the three Node Areas. In addition, this section describes the land uses in the area. Land uses in the northern part of the study boundary are predominantly agriculture with office, commercial and light industrial centered around major roadways such as US 301, US 92/SR 600, SR 574/ E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, I-4 and I-75, specifically interstate ramps/interchanges. Suburban residential areas are located in the southern portion of the study boundary. There are limited community facilities currently within the Node Areas. As shown in Figure 4, schools are the only community facilities located Schools and libararies within and adjacent to the study boundary are shown in Figure 4 on page 7. There are 17 schools within the study boundary (8 Elementary, 4 Middle, 2 Highschool, 2 K-12 and 1 Technical). There are five schools located adjacent to I-75 along minor arterial or collector roadways. Multiple school zone boundaries are within or run through the study area including four high school boundaries, seven middle school boundaries and 15 elementary school boundaries (4 boundaries are on the edge of the study boundary). Table 1 on the following page shows existing and projected school capacities to the 2024-2025 school year. Several schools will be near, or above capacity by 2024-2025 such as: Mango Elementary, Armwood Senior High, and Strawberry Crest High. Node Area 1 contains one middle school. Node Area 2 has no community facilities; one elementary school is adjacent on Pruett Road. Node Area 3 has one elementary school, one middle school and one high school. There is one library within the study boundary. The Seffner-Mango Branch Library is located on N Kingsway Road and is adjacent to US 92/SR 600. within or adjacent to the Nodes. Schools and Libraries


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