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 … [Read more...]

2045 roadway plan officially pushes forward

The Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) board has approved the 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan that includes numerous projects that are expected to be pursued within a 20-year time frame. “The goal is to develop [a] cost-affordable plan that covers a minimum of 20 years through the planning process,” Wally Blain, of Tindale Oliver, told the MPO board during a Dec. 11 … [Read more...]

Planning Commission recommends against rezoning

The Pasco County Planning Commission has recommended denial of a request that would allow a small subdivision off of Bell Lake Road, in Land O’ Lakes. The rezoning application, filed by Michael David Vincent, sought to change the allowable density of development on 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 … [Read more...]

Collecting litter to help keep Pasco clean

About 340 volunteers fanned out across Land O’ Lakes to pick up litter and trash along the area’s roads, public lands and waterways. They were among the thousands who took part in Pasco County, as part of the annual International Coastal Cleanup event on Sept. 21. Volunteers in Dade City, Lacoochee, New Port Richey, Port Richey, Hudson and Holiday also joined in the efforts that were … [Read more...]

Stage is set for another music fest next year

Doreen Armillei and her husband, Ron, were grabbing a bite to eat as they waited for things to get started at the Land O’ Lakes Spring Music Festival & Expo, presented by the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce. The Land O’ Lakes couple came out to the concert for a simple reason. “I wanted to see Taylor Hicks,” Doreen said. “I like his personality very much,” Doreen added, noting she … [Read more...]

Festival seeks to become signature event

The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce is launching a new event aimed at giving people an annual music festival they can enjoy, while area businesses showcase their goods and services. The festival is a new take on the chamber’s annual business expo that has been held for two decades at the Land O’ Lakes Parks and Recreation Complex. The event, slated for March 11 and March 12, will be at the … [Read more...]

Bell Lake and Collier to get turn lanes

Road crews will start work within the next month to construct new turn lanes at Bell Lake Road and Collier Parkway. County officials say the redesign will ease traffic congestion. But, area residents are more than a little skeptical that anything short of a traffic light will solve congestion problems. About 50 people brought their concerns to an Aug. 25 public meeting at the Land O’ … [Read more...]

Natural Market keeps it fresh and in the family

A thriving business in Carrollwood prompted the Kim family to open Natural Market II in Land O’ Lakes. Now nearing its first anniversary, the store is settling into its new community and giving customers another choice for locally grown fruits and vegetables. The store also stocks an eclectic mix of Asian, Latin and American grocery staples. A recurring plea from Carrollwood customers … [Read more...]

It’s gas tax decision day Sept. 3

Pasco County commissioners are up against a self-imposed deadline Wednesday where they will have to decide how they are going to fund a needed $8 million for road construction projects in the county. And while there are really only three primary options on the table — the decision is not expected to be an easy one. County budget director Annette Stahura is set to present those three options … [Read more...]