New Aldi stores springing up in Pasco

The Aldi retail chain is opening three stores to meet new demands of Pasco County’s burgeoning growth. Construction is underway simultaneously on new Aldi stores in Odessa, Lutz-Wesley Chapel and Zephyrhills. The grocery chain already has stores in Holiday and Port Richey. Matt Thon, vice president for the Aldi’s Haines City division, said the grocery chain looks at many factors, when … [Read more...]

New Suncoast Parkway projects are being planned

Projects aimed at improving traffic flow on the Suncoast Parkway are included in the Florida Turnpike Enterprise’s tentative work program. Those projects call for adding lanes at the parkway’s intersection with State Road 54, and for connecting the parkway with Ridge Road and with Tower Road. Carol Scott, of the Florida Turnpike Enterprise, highlighted those proposed projects at the Pasco … [Read more...]

Pasco County School is redrawing boundaries

Turnout was light for a public workshop regarding school boundaries held last week at Wiregrass Ranch High School. Thousands of students will be affected by the proposed changes, but the vast majority of changes relate to Cypress Creek Middle School, which is set to open in the fall of 2020. The school district initially had planned to open both a high school and a middle school on the … [Read more...]

Long-term planning efforts continue for Pasco’s roads

Pasco County’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will adopt a new plan, in December, pushing forward its long-term agenda for the county’s road system. Its 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan gives an overview of what roadway modifications could be made within a 20-year span. Wally Blain of Tindale Oliver and Kasey Cursey of AECOM, consultants who work alongside the county’s MPO, … [Read more...]

Moffitt to add Pasco campus?

A proposal by Moffitt Cancer Center to boost its share of the state’s annual cigarette tax money would support expanded cancer care and research, both in Hillsborough and Pasco counties. The new location in Pasco County would be near the Suncoast Parkway and State Road 52, and is being viewed by local leaders as having the potential to be a catalyst that would transform the Central Pasco … [Read more...]

Ridge Road permit coming soon, administrator says

A permit to clear the way for the construction of the Ridge Road Extension is expected to be granted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers within the next four weeks to six weeks, Pasco County Administrator Dan Biles said. That would signal the end of a two-decade effort to secure the federal permit needed to create a new 7.6-mile east-west connection from Moon Lake Road in New Port Richey to … [Read more...]

Ridge Road Extension granted modifications, added funds

The Pasco County Commission has approved a revision to the Ridge Road Extension project – to provide additional funding and services connected to the project. The board approved a change order on Aug. 6 to pay for post-design assistance from the project engineer, and to analyze possible impacts to gopher tortoises. The county also is allocating an additional $1.4 million toward the first … [Read more...]

‘Wow’ Kitchen Makes New Model Top Seller For ICI Homes

In late June, ICI Homes opened its new Costa Mesa model in Asturia, and already it has become the community’s best-selling floor plan for this premium builder. “The reception to our new model has been overwhelming,” said Ron Ferguson, division manager for ICI Homes. “People absolutely love the huge kitchen and its extra-large island, which is a standard feature in this home. Plus, the model’s … [Read more...]

Park Square Homes Is New Builder In Asturia

Hines, developer of the master-planned community of Asturia in Odessa, is proud to announce the addition of Park Square Homes to its lineup of premier home builders. “We welcome Park Square Homes to the Asturia family, because they have a good reputation and bring over 35 years of experience building quality homes,” said Lane Gardner, senior managing director for Hines. “We look forward to Park … [Read more...]

Location, Beautiful Homesites And Excellent Schools at Asturia

Over the past three years, families of all ages and sizes have chosen Asturia as a place to call home, drawn to this master-planned community for its strategic location, beautiful homesites and excellent schools. Situated on 500 acres in Odessa along State Road 54, and located less than a mile  from the Suncoast Parkway, Asturia residents have fast and easy access to Tampa International … [Read more...]