Connerton and Pasco on the path to new homes

Kyle and Melody Marks fit in nicely with the demographics that are driving residential growth in Pasco County. And, these young professionals are clear on the lifestyle they want for themselves and their two children, Amelia, age 5, and Brody, age 7. In six months, they plan to move from a starter home to a new and larger home in Connerton, a master-planned community off Land O’ Lakes … [Read more...]

Connerton in early planning stages for 150-bed hospital

Florida Hospital is inching closer to eventually building a new hospital in the Connerton community after developers there got initial approval for a 150-bed facility. Pasco County’s Development Review Committee gave the initial OK last week for Connerton to begin planning its second phase of the project, which could include 3,600 more homes, 190,000 square feet of retail and 725,000 square … [Read more...]

In Print: A hospital for Connerton, and a chat with St. Nick

An area has come into its own when it has added a hospital. And Connerton has taken a huge step in that direction. Pasco County's Development Review Committee has given an initial approval on the second phase of Connerton's overall project — and that includes early plans for a 150-bed hospital. "What we're doing right now is securing approval of the entitlement limits so that can decide … [Read more...]

McDonald’s, office structure planned for Connerton area

People waiting for a new McDonald's restaurant on the northern part of Land O' Lakes Boulevard may not have to wait much longer. Planners are meeting with Pasco County officials this week to build a McDonald's, as well as a 5,000-square-foot office building on the northeast corner of U.S. 41 and Pleasant Plains Parkway. The nearly 6.5-acres of land is currently owned by Pasco Investment Land … [Read more...]

Last-minute agreement makes long-awaited gas tax reality

If Congress is any indication, it’s rare to see Democrats and Republicans agreeing on very much, if anything, these days. But when it comes to increasing the Pasco County tax on gas sales, local leaders from both parties agreed: They didn’t want it. Yet, it would be an agreement of a different sort that won the day last week, when Pasco County commissioners finally found that fourth vote … [Read more...]