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Professor Taryn Sabia led two-year process of creating community-inspired Wimauma revitalization plan

Affordable housing, better roads and new schools are in. Gated communities are out.

Improving lives in the largely Hispanic community of Wimauma got a big push forward Tuesday when leaders in government, business and the nonprofit sector gathered to celebrate approval of plans for a sweeping new urban and commercial development initiative.

Called the Wimauma Village Neighborhood Plan, the initiative was approved in October by the Hillsborough County Commission as part of the county’s comprehensive plan. It takes in an unincorporated south county region of 25 square miles.

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