This crowd was bullish on East Pasco’s prospects

Speakers at the recent “Discover Dade City” symposium cast a spotlight on East Pasco’s development opportunities. The event, held in the conference center at the East Pasco campus of Pasco-Hernando State College, focused on ongoing projects, as well as those on the drawing board and future prospects. The Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Greater Tampa … [Read more...]

Lack of building permits halts work

Pasco County issued a stop work order at Epperson, after a routine county fire inspection found 19 structures lacked building permits. The May 10 inspection came less than two weeks after Epperson kicked off the anticipated opening of the Crystal Lagoons amenity. The festivities, to mark the first development in the United States with this type of amenity, featured an appearance by Michael … [Read more...]

Crystal Lagoon debuts with a splash — from Michael Phelps

The weather was warm, the sun shining, and the crowd deep for the grand debut of the Crystal Lagoon at Epperson. The April 28 kickoff for the nation’s first lagoon was further buoyed with a special appearance from retired Olympic swimmer and gold medalist Michael Phelps. Phelps, the most decorated athlete in Olympics history with 28 medals — 23 gold, three silver, two bronze — serves as … [Read more...]

Crystal Lagoon toasted with champagne at ribbon cutting

The ribbon cutting for the Crystal Lagoon at Epperson — the first waterbody of its type in the United States — received warm applause from the crowd on an untypically chilly Florida morning. The weather is expected to be warmer on April 28, when Olympic swimmer and gold medalist Michael Phelps is scheduled to kick off festivities at the lagoon and the master-planned community of … [Read more...]

Dispute involves value for Mirada school site

Developers for master-planned communities Epperson and Mirada won unanimous approval for updates on their projects in the Connected City. But, the vote by Pasco County commissioners on Dec. 12 left unresolved a dispute between Metro Development Group and Pasco County Schools over the value of a Mirada school site. Also unresolved is the timing for construction of the Mirada school, which … [Read more...]

Crystal Lagoon ‘clear blue’ star at Epperson

The Crystal Lagoon at Epperson will have its grand debut in spring 2018, with Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps headlining the festivities. Phelps is the global ambassador for Crystal Lagoon Inc., which built its first lagoon in Chile in 2006. The massive swimming pool, with a patented technology to keep its waters crystal clear, was the brainchild of biochemist and real estate developer … [Read more...]

Crystal Lagoon will make a splash in 2018

The Epperson residential development, with its Crystal Lagoon, will open in spring 2018 with a special guest – Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps. Phelps signed on with Crystal Lagoons as its “Global Ambassador.” He will promote swimming and water sports around the world, with appearances at Crystal Lagoon properties, including Epperson, according to a news release from The Conroy … [Read more...]

Roads ‘finally coming’ to east Pasco

Ongoing road construction translates to “good things” for Pasco County — that was the message that Pasco County Commissioner Ron Oakley brought to The Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce’s breakfast meeting. Oakley was the chamber’s featured guest speaker on Sept. 19 at Bayfront Health. Speaking to a crowd that numbered in the dozens, Oakley provided updates on several priority … [Read more...]

Epperson Attracts Hundreds Of Homebuyers With First Ever Crystal Lagoon

Epperson, with its jaw-dropping Crystal Lagoon, has quickly become the most talked about new planned community in Tampa Bay. This community is selling homes at an impressive pace, with over 100 new homes sold, a running waitlist and residents already moving in. Located in Wesley Chapel, north of State Road 54 at Curley Road and Overpass Road, three builders have model homes open for tour: … [Read more...]

Japanese investment focus of roundtable

On a map of Florida, more than 18 Japanese-owned companies are pinpointed across the state. South Florida has the most, with only a handful scattered in central and northeastern cities, including the port city of Jacksonville. Noticeably blank is Florida’s central west coast, including Pasco County. “I think there has not been much of a connection,” said Japan’s Consul General Ken … [Read more...]