New subdivision approved off Bell Lake Road

Update: Because of an error in the notice for this rezoning, a new zoning hearing has been scheduled for Feb. 4 at 1:30 p.m., at the Historic Pasco County Courthouse, 37918 Meridian Ave., in Dade City.

A new subdivision for 27 detached residences has been approved on a site of about 9.5 acres, at the northwest corner of the intersection of Bell Lake Road and Alpine Road.

The site is about 1 mile east of U.S. 41, in Land O’ Lakes.

The main access to the development will be off of Alpine Road. As part of the approval, the developer must put a turn lane on Bell Lake Road.

The Pasco County Commission approved a rezoning for the development at its Jan. 7 meeting. The approval came despite a recommendation for denial by the Planning Commission, which cited incompatibility with lot sizes in the surrounding area.

Two neighbors also spoke in opposition to the proposed rezoning during the Planning Commission hearing. Their primary complaint was the proposed lot sizes of the project.

But, no one appeared in opposition at the County Commission hearing, and county planners maintained their recommendation of approval for the request.

Todd Pressman represented applicant Michael David Vincent.

Pressman noted his applicant’s initial request for 32 lots had been reduced to 27, and that the minimum lot width also had been increased.

County commissioners approved the request on a 4-0 vote, with Commissioner Jack Mariano absent.

Published January 22, 2020

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