Commissioners approve Connected City

A champagne toast and tethered hot-air balloon rides heralded the groundbreaking for a 7-acre manmade Crystal Lagoon that — when finished — will be large enough for six football fields, end to end. In the background, construction workers stirred dust and hammered nails into model homes for the first master-planned community in Epperson Ranch, along the Connected City corridor. The Crystal … [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...]

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...]