Wesley Chapel library to be remodeled this fall

Community locals gathered at the New River Branch Library to learn of Pasco County’s plans to renovate the building’s interior and exterior. The April 25 meeting was also an opportunity for the public to voice any questions, concerns or ideas regarding the project. The library is one of seven branches that will undergo makeovers with funding provided by a general obligation bond … [Read more...]

Old State Road 54 widening will ease East Pasco congestion

Work is underway to widen Old State Road 54, from Wesley Chapel to Zephyrhills, from a two-lane road to four lanes. The 4.5-mile widening, which started in November 2017, will ease congestion between Curley and Morris Bridge roads. The project will create a more consistent flow of traffic, as Old State Road 54 is a six-lane road, west of Curley Road. “You have multiple lanes, multiple … [Read more...]

State Road 56 extension to Zephyrhills is progressing

Pasco County’s efforts to extend State Road 56 from Meadow Pointe Boulevard to U.S. 301 are advancing, as construction is now in the latter phases of development. “The main thing is the local connection between Zephyrhills and Wesley Chapel,” stated Gregory Deese, resident engineer for the Florida Department of Transportation. The project, which began two years ago, will offer motorists a … [Read more...]

Session highlights area roads

Pasco County residents had the chance to gain insight on three local road projects at a Feb. 26 open house presented by the Florida Department of Transportation. The state road department officials fielded questions from residents during the session at Pasco-Hernando State College’s Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch, in Wesley Chapel. Residents could view poster boards and watch videos to … [Read more...]

Apartments on the rise at Brightwork Crossing

Brightwork Crossing is going vertical. Brick-and-mortar tower-like structures are rising on the 32-acre site, off State Road 54, west of Wesley Chapel Boulevard. These are early signs of an apartment complex approved for up to 350 units. The complex will be a series of four-story buildings with more than 60 apartments per building, according to county records. Permits also have been … [Read more...]

Brightwork Crossing under construction on State Road 54

Brightwork Crossing is a mixed-use development under construction on about 32 acres close to Tampa Premium Outlets and Cypress Creek Town Center. Up to 350 apartments, 250,000 square feet of offices, retail and self-storage, and a 150-room hotel can be built. Site plans are on file with Pasco County for a WaWa convenience store, Firestone Complete Auto Care store and Burger King. The … [Read more...]

Royal Lanes prepares to turn off the lights for good

It’s a place where leagues have battled for cash prizes and bragging rights, and little kids have had birthday parties. For some, it’s been a gathering spot with friends after work to bowl a few games and enjoy a few pitchers. For others, it was where they hung out when they were kids. Soon, however Royal Lanes bowling center, at 1927 Brinson Road in Lutz, will welcome its final bowlers … [Read more...]

New apartments and offices approved

Brightworks Crossing — a mixed-use project calling for offices, self-storage units, apartments, and a hotel with up to 150 rooms, landed on the desks of Pasco County’s planners nearly a year ago. And, on Aug. 9, the Pasco County Commission pushed the project along with a series of approvals. Commissioners unanimously agreed to amend the county’s comprehensive land use plan and to rezone the … [Read more...]

More development proposed near Tampa Premium Outlets

Another residential and commercial project is proposed for development on the State Road 54/State Road 56 corridor, near Tampa Premium Outlets and the Cypress Creek Town Center. Pasco County planners are reviewing a zoning request for about 32 acres owned by Highway 54/56 LLC. The sale of the property is pending approval of the project. Lutz businessman Carl Anderson is the company’s … [Read more...]