19th Avenue PLAT Study

The Civic Center Existing Development Context

This node has a Future Land Use of Public/Quasi Public and is characterized by modern suburban civic uses, including Beth Shields Middle School, Cypress Creek Elementary School, and the South Shore Regional Library. There is a five-acre undeveloped parcel at the corner of Beth Shields Way and 19 th Avenue. The Sun City Center Planned Development only allows for civic uses at this location. 19 th Avenue is currently a two-lane road with paved shoulders and open drainage through this node. The South Coast Greenway is planned along the 19 th Avenue corridor in this node. Streets in the single family subdivision to the west provide for future connection to Beth Shields Way. Average speeds on 19 th Avenue in the eastbound direction approaching this node are 43.4 mph in the AM peak hour and 27.8 mph in the PM peak hour. Average speeds in the westbound direction are 41.5 mph in the AM peak hour and 44.9 mph in the PM peak hour. The posted speed limit is 45 miles per hour. Table 3 below is a summary of crashes in the vicinity of the civic center for the most recent three year period (2017 to 2019). Table 3. Crash Summary: Cypress Vi l lage Boulevard to US 301


Year 2017 2018 2019 Total



Rear End


Left Turn Sideswipe


9 6 2

22 13 19 54 18


1 2 3 6 2

2 0 1 3 1

0 0 0 0 0

36 10 14 60 20

5 1

20 6.7

17 5.7


There was an average of over 33 crashes per year. The most common crashes were rear ends, followed by angle crashes. Based on the speed data summarized above, higher speeds may be a contributing factor to the crashes through this section. Design considerations such as a divided median may reduce future crashes by calming speeds through this corridor. Figure 27 shows the existing conditions for this node.

Hillsborough County | 19 th Avenue PLAT Study | June 2020

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