MPO keeps elevated toll road on long-range county plan

Pasco County's 2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan is on its way to both federal and state authorities, highlighting the county's plan for roads, transit and sidewalks over the next 25 years. And one transportation feature that made the cut? Elevation roads along the State Road 54/56 corridor. A group of residents successfully fought a proposed private elevated toll road that would've stretched … [Read more...]

Zephyrhills senior home gets new name

Just two months after picking up a new owner, West Winds Assisted Living Facility in Zephyrhills is no more. The 75-bed for-profit facility is now called Rosecastle of Zephyrhills, according to a posting on the facility's Facebook page. "West Winds Assisted Living is now Rosecastle of Zephyrhills, and yes, we still are an assisted living and memory care facility for seniors who find that … [Read more...]

County commission cancels baseball park agreement

Pasco County's business partnership with James Talton to build a massive baseball park in the Wiregrass Ranch area is over. At least for now. The county commission voted unanimously to terminate an agreement with Talton's Pasco Sports LLC after the company failed to provide necessary paperwork to show it had $3 million available to help with the design stage of the project that would've built … [Read more...]

Commissioners to decide next step on baseball park Tuesday

Pasco County officials are set to do exactly what James Talton has wanted over the last few weeks: To terminate the agreement between the two for a massive recreational baseball complex in Wesley Chapel's Wiregrass Ranch area. County commissioners could do just that during its regular meeting in New Port Richey on Tuesday, after Talton's Pasco Sports LLC failed to provide necessary paperwork to … [Read more...]

Buffalo Wild Wings planned for State Road 56

Land is getting pretty expensive along State Road 56, which is exactly what the owner of the Buffalo Wild Wings chain found out late last month. AMC Wesley Chapel Real Estate Inc., a company affiliated with Buffalo Wild Wings owner Diversified Restaurant Holdings Inc., purchased a little more than 2.5 acres of land along State Road 56 just east of Cypress Ridge Boulevard for $2.3 million. … [Read more...]

Ariel Homes plans Lake Patience townhouse community

Ariel Homes has waited long enough to start developing a small stitch of land off Lake Patience Road, where the developer hopes to build 51 townhomes. The Odessa-based builder has scheduled a meeting later this month with Pasco County officials to build the units on nearly 7 acres of land not far from where Lake Patience and Drexel roads intersect, north of Glendale Villas not far from Vienna … [Read more...]

Tampa Premium Outlets to open in October

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held this morning at the site of the new Tampa Premium Outlets, now under construction on State Road 56 just off Interstate 75 near Wesley Chapel. And after years of delay, Simon — the mall's developer — says it plans to have the 441,000-square-foot mall ready for a grand opening in October. "We are excited to be breaking ground on this long-awaited … [Read more...]

Famous Tate plans new store in Lutz

The Tampa-based appliance and mattress store Famous Tate is looking to build its 10th location in central Pasco County, within arm's reach of Walmart along U.S. 41. Executives of the small retail chain are scheduled to meet with county officials Dec. 16 to discuss opening a 14,000-square-foot store on Land O' Lakes Boulevard, in an outparcel just south of Walmart, not far from where Dale Mabry … [Read more...]

Police body cameras coming to Pasco County

While many law enforcement agencies around the country continue to debate whether they should have patrol officers wear body cameras or not, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office isn't waiting any longer. More than 400 deputies and investigators will be equipped with body cameras beginning in February, a move Sheriff Chris Nocco says will make neighborhoods safer for deputies, and the people … [Read more...]

Massive Quail Hollow land grab raises eyebrows

A developer who had originally planned to build a 260-acre corporate park near the Suncoast Parkway before selling the land last year hasn’t quite given up on Pasco County. Charles Bruck, the owner of Tampa’s SoHo Capital, is among the buyers of more than 1,000 acres of land just west of Quail Hollow in Wesley Chapel. Bruck’s SoHo Dayflower LLC company and some other partners completed the … [Read more...]