Developers get $6 million county loan to build offices

A project to build two upscale, premier office buildings will get a $6 million loan from Pasco County. The Pasco County Commission approved the loan agreement with Atlanta-based Land Investment Partners at its March 14 meeting in Dade City. No tenants are pre-signed for the office space. However, if certain performance goals in leasing the buildings are met, the entire loan could be … [Read more...]

Development coming by Lexington Oaks

New development is headed to vacant land fronting the Lexington Oaks subdivision. The Pasco County Commission approved a change to the county’s comprehensive land use plan, and a zoning amendment, to allow for the development of a residential and commercial project at Lexington Oaks Boulevard and Wesley Chapel Boulevard. The boulevard is within the wider Wesley Chapel area, at the epicenter … [Read more...]

Apartments an option for Northpointe Village

The Northpointe Village shopping center could get a 300-unit apartment complex, on a vacant parcel with rental appeal for employees of Mettler Toledo. The Swiss-manufacturer broke ground in January on a 250,000-square-foot plant, within Northpointe. The plant is expected to bring about 500 jobs into Pasco County, with about 185 of them being new jobs for the company. Members of the Pasco … [Read more...]

Mixed-use project planned off Suncoast Parkway

Not everything written on paper works out as originally planned. Years ago, Pasco County commissioners envisioned a business-oriented development on more than 700 acres at the northwest corner of State Road 54 and the Suncoast Parkway. But, developers weren’t keen on investing in the county’s “employment center” concept. Now, a land use amendment and rezoning have cleared the way for … [Read more...]

New apartments and offices approved

Brightworks Crossing — a mixed-use project calling for offices, self-storage units, apartments, and a hotel with up to 150 rooms, landed on the desks of Pasco County’s planners nearly a year ago. And, on Aug. 9, the Pasco County Commission pushed the project along with a series of approvals. Commissioners unanimously agreed to amend the county’s comprehensive land use plan and to rezone the … [Read more...]

Trails master plan under review

Pasco County is mapping out its greenways, trails and blueways to preserve more of natural, wild Florida, and to give residents more opportunities for outdoor activities. Increasingly, that brings into conflict choices between public access and private property rights. Pasco County commissioners grappled with the issue at a May 17 workshop. Commissioners are searching for answers on how … [Read more...]

Developers revive Epperson Ranch with Crystal Lagoon

The interchange connecting Overpass Road to Interstate 75 couldn’t come soon enough. With the housing market seemingly healed — at least as far as Pasco County is concerned — developers want to bring thousands of homes to an area known as Epperson Ranch, complete with a retail center, and America’s introduction to something known as Crystal Lagoon. “It would be the first of its kind in … [Read more...]