Flooding concerns prompt rezoning protest

Pasco County Commissioners adopted a change to the county’s future land use map, and also approved a rezoning in the Sierra Pines area — despite concerns by neighbors that the planned project will add to the area’s flooding problems. The rezoning and land use change involve 164.8 acres, on the south side of State Road 54, approximately 2,000 feet east of Meadowbrook Drive. The property is … [Read more...]

Connected City plans taking shape

Metro Development Group is finalizing its team of partners for what is billed as “the city of the future.” Florida Hospital and Tampa General will be setting up a new medical partnership in the Connected City called West Florida Health. Meridian Autonomous Systems will be providing self-driving and electrical vehicles. And, Saint Leo University will be creating a new education … [Read more...]

New projects coming to Walmart site

A new emergency health care center is ready for construction, and a self-storage facility is planned for outparcels surrounding the Walmart Super Center in Lutz. They will join the new Famous Tate appliance store, which is under construction in front of the discount retail store, on a parcel off of Land O’ Lakes Boulevard. Pasco County commissioners, in October, approved changes to a … [Read more...]

Approvals recommended for Connected City pilot

The framework for the Connected City corridor is falling into place. Members of Pasco County’s development review committee recommended approval of new documents establishing fees that will be paid by developers, a utilities service plan and a master roadway plan. State legislators approved the Connected City in 2015, and selected Pasco as the site for a 10-year pilot program to create … [Read more...]

Connected City gets initial OK

Pasco County’s Development Review Committee has given its first stamp of approval to a pilot program to create a futuristic, technology-based network of communities across more than 7,800 acres in northeast Pasco County. But that’s just one step in the review process. State legislators approved the Connected City in 2015, and selected Pasco as the site for the project. The Pasco County … [Read more...]

Massive project in Lutz gains county’s approval

The Hillsborough County Commission has cleared the way for a massive project at the northeast corner of Van Dyke Road and North Dale Mabry Highway. The land, characterized by its towering stands of pines and open fields, has been rezoned to allow a mixed-use development including upscale houses, multifamily dwellings, offices, retail uses and a congregate care facility. Commissioners … [Read more...]

Lutz leader: ‘The system, this time, worked’

Towering stands of pine trees and open fields characterize the plot of land at the northeast corner of Van Dyke Road and North Dale Mabry Highway, but that property soon could have an entirely new look. The parcel is part of a 251-acre plan that calls for upscale houses, multifamily units, offices, retail and a congregate care facility. Lutz residents are notorious for battling proposals … [Read more...]