Townhomes approved off Willow Bend Parkway

The Pasco County Commission has approved a rezoning to allow a townhome development on the north side of Willow Bend Parkway, about a half-mile east of Land O’ Lakes Boulevard, in Lutz. The rezoning allows up to 70 units. Technically, the new zoning classification would allow apartments, said Denise B. Hernandez, zoning administrator/special projects manager for Pasco County. However, … [Read more...]

Upscale townhomes proposed in Lutz

A project to build upscale townhomes, off Willow Bend Parkway, won the approval of the Pasco County Planning Commission. The favorable vote for the project is a recommendation. The Pasco County Commission has the final say. Two residents spoke against the project, largely based on concerns about traffic. There also was concern due to speculation that the developer wanted to build an … [Read more...]

Charter school on Sunlake scrapped

  When a proposed charter school at the southwest corner of Lutz Lake Fern Road and Sunlake Boulevard was announced, opponents rallied against the proposal. They said the proposed school was too big for the location. They predicted it would ruin the quiet enjoyment of their residential properties. They complained about the traffic the school would generate and the ensuing hazards, … [Read more...]

Competing interests at Sunlake and Lutz Lake Fern

James Scarola is deliberating the future of a parcel at the southwest corner of Lutz Lake Fern Road and Sunlake Boulevard. Applicants for a special use permit want to use a 7.4-acre parcel to become the new home of the Tampa Academy of Math and Science, a charter school specializing in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Ruth Gimpel, who owns a horse stable next door, wants … [Read more...]

Charter school public hearing is finally here

After months of delay, a public hearing on a proposed charter school at the southwest corner of Lutz Lake Fern and Sunlake Boulevard is slated for the evening of March 16. The proposed Sunlake Academy has faced stiff opposition throughout the process from residents who live near the proposed school that would be built on a 7.4-acre site, as well as objections from area homeowner associations, … [Read more...]

Charter school faces opposition

Opposition is heating up against a proposed charter school for up to 1,050 elementary students in Lutz. Charter Schools Inc., of Boca Raton is seeking permission from Hillsborough County to allow a school for students in kindergarten through eighth grade at the southwest corner of Lutz Lake Fern Road and Sunlake Boulevard. The operator of the school would be Charter Schools Association … [Read more...]