Awards honor visionary leadership, and local businesses

The late James “Don” Porter received the inaugural Leadership Award from the Pasco Economic Development Council for his visionary role in developing the master-planned community at Wiregrass Ranch. Porter’s family accepted the award at the Pasco EDC 31st Annual Awards and Trade Show on Aug. 31 at Saddlebrook Resort & Spa. The annual event recognizes local businesses, and their … [Read more...]

Emergency medical help coming to Central Pasco

Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel is again expanding its services, this time setting up a freestanding emergency department in Land O’ Lakes. The facility, which is expected to be completed by January of 2018, will bring emergency medical assistance closer to residents of Central Pasco County. The new 18,000-square-foot center will be near the entrance to Bexley, a new community being built … [Read more...]

Pasco County’s development ready to take off

Dreams and visions for the redevelopment of Pasco County began more than two decades ago. Today, homes, shops, hotels, offices and medical campuses are coming out of the ground and redrawing the county’s future. On March 1, developers of four of Pasco’s master-planned communities updated more than 100 people who came to the annual Meet the Developers breakfast. The Pasco Economic Development … [Read more...]

Growth continues to transform Wiregrass Ranch

Once known for its cattle and citrus groves, the Wiregrass Ranch area of Wesley Chapel is now being viewed as a place where people can live, work, shop, learn and receive medical care. During the past decade: Pasco-Hernando State College opened Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch, giving Wesley Chapel students their first opportunity to seek a four-year college degree in their own backyard. … [Read more...]

Beach House to offer assisted living in Wesley Chapel

Beach House Wiregrass Ranch is some distance from the seashore. But, the senior-living community in style and design will evoke the “good memories of the times families spend together,” according to Allan Brown Jr., co-owner of Prevarian Senior Living. Brown and Pasco County Commissioner Mike Moore were among about a dozen people who attended the groundbreaking for Beach House on Nov. … [Read more...]

Wiregrass Ranch names COO

Scott Sheridan is a familiar face at Wiregrass Ranch. As senior vice president of King Engineering Associates Inc., he has been involved from the start in the master-planned community’s development. Since 2004, he has taken on various roles with the planning, engineering and permitting of the project. Sheridan now is putting on a new hat for the Wiregrass Ranch development company Locust … [Read more...]

Raymond James closes land deal

Raymond James Financial has purchased land from the Porter family, moving a step closer to building an office complex in Wesley Chapel. The satellite campus could yield hundreds of new jobs for Pasco County. The Fortune 500 financial company, with headquarters in St. Petersburg, could build as much as 1 million square feet of offices on about 65 acres near State Road 56 at Mansfield … [Read more...]

Panel offers insights for job seekers

If you’re looking for work, advice provided by participants at a recent panel discussion at Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch may come in handy. The group was assembled as a part of a series of activities leading up to the inauguration of Dr. Timothy Beard as the fourth president of Pasco-Hernando State College. The panelists were Greg Lenners, general manager at The Shops at Wiregrass; Tracy … [Read more...]

Porter to doubters: Raymond James is coming

J.D. Porter said he knows there are a lot of people who doubt that Raymond James will ever have a location in the Wiregrass Ranch community of Wesley Chapel. And, he said he knows that the decision by T. Rowe Price not to locate in Pasco County has helped to fuel those speculations. But, at a March 10 meeting of the Pasco Alliance of Community Associations in Land O’ Lakes, Porter told the … [Read more...]

Hospital shows off its new cath lab

Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel had an open house to show off its new cardiac catheterization lab on March 13, unveiling the first completed project in the hospital’s $78 million expansion. About 100 people registered to take the guided tour through the new lab and to learn about the technology that will be used to help treat patients at the hospital. After seeing the equipment and … [Read more...]