Dade City awards contract for Hardy Trail

Dade City has pushed another step forward to make the Roy Hardy Trail more tourist-friendly. City commissioners have agreed to enter negotiations with Borregard Construction Inc., for the design-build of a visitor’s information welcome center, to be located on the south side of Church Avenue near the Hardy Trail multi-use trailhead. Preliminary plans call for a building of 1,100 square feet … [Read more...]

Dade City seeks feedback on new park

The City of Dade City is seeking community and resident input for its newest park — what’s being hyped as a downtown splash park/bike hub. Public meetings to gather input on the project’s finer details are scheduled for March 5 at 5:30 p.m., and March 12 at 1:30 p.m., while a draft conceptual presentation is scheduled for March 16 at 6 p.m. Each of those meetings will be at the Dade City … [Read more...]

Medical marijuana dispensaries allowed in Dade City

Medical marijuana treatment centers and dispensaries may now set up shop within certain areas of Dade City. Dade City Commissioners on Jan. 28 adopted an ordinance revising the city’s land development regulations to make the treatment facilities a permitted use in the city’s general commercial zoning district, and an allowed use in commercial and employment center planned development … [Read more...]

Dade City is adding population, new attractions

As a new decade begins, the City of Dade City plans to resolve its longstanding stormwater issues, enliven its downtown with more shops and entertainment, add new attractions and to increase residential development. The Dade City Commission also is expected to vote on the issue of allowing medical marijuana dispensaries within the city limits during the first quarter of 2020. Here is a … [Read more...]

Improvements expected at U.S. 41-Sunset Lane intersection

Traffic heading west on Sunset Lane in Lutz often stacks up, as motorists who want to turn left onto U.S. 41 wait for their chance to do so. Sometimes they’ll be stuck there for several light cycles, and the traffic behind them backs up on Sunset Lane. Hillsborough County and the Florida Department of Transportation have come up with some proposed improvements, and the county held an … [Read more...]

Ownership agreement reached on Hercules Park

The city of Zephyrhills and the Pasco County School Board are ready to complete a deal that will deed part of Hercules Park to the city. The Zephyrhills City Council approved an inter-local agreement with the school district on June 25. The agreement will be presented to school board members on July 24. If approved, Zephyrhills would own about 9 acres of the approximately 15-acre park, … [Read more...]

Land O’ Lakes High undergoes $29 million makeover

When students arrive at Land O’ Lakes High School next week, they’ll see construction crews busy on a $29 million makeover that’s expected to take two years. But, great care is being taken to ensure that students and staff are kept out of the path of work crews, and vice versa, said John Petrashek, director of construction services for Pasco County Schools. During a recent tour of the … [Read more...]

PHSC provides disabled students ‘Access to Success’

College students who are disabled often require special accommodations in order to get through their coursework in the pursuit of a degree. It seems like a given that they'd receive those accommodations. And they do, if they have the proper documentation. Normally that means assessment testing from a specialist in the field of their disability, which can be an expensive process. "It's … [Read more...]

Pasco starts replacing bus benches

Pasco County Public Transportation has started the process of notifying bus riders that bus benches at stops throughout unincorporated Pasco County are being removed and replaced. Metropolitan Systems Inc. will do the work, removing all the old benches by Nov. 30, according to a release. In their place, new benches will be installed that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. … [Read more...]