2045 roadway plan officially pushes forward

The Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) board has approved the 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan that includes numerous projects that are expected to be pursued within a 20-year time frame. “The goal is to develop [a] cost-affordable plan that covers a minimum of 20 years through the planning process,” Wally Blain, of Tindale Oliver, told the MPO board during a Dec. 11 … [Read more...]

Encompass Health plans move to Land O’ Lakes

Encompass Health Corporation has announced plans to bring 179 jobs to Central Pasco. The company, based in Birmingham, plans to build a 37,000-square-foot facility on about 6 acres in the Bexley Community, off State Road 54, in Land O’ Lakes. It plans to locate its Central Business Office there, to provide medical billing and collection services to the company’s hospitals in 25 states and … [Read more...]

Pasco spends $22 million on environmental lands

The Pasco County Commission has unanimously approved a $22 million purchase to secure ecological corridor sites and land for a future park in Central Pasco. The purchase is the largest in the history of the county’s Environmental Lands Acquisition and Management Program (ELAMP) — which began in 2005, said Keith Wiley, the county’s director of parks, recreation and natural resources. It took … [Read more...]

ICI Homes’ Most Popular Floor Plan Ready Now In Bexley

One of the most beautiful and functional move-in ready homes in Bexley, Land O’ Lakes’ top-selling community, is now available from ICI Homes. The four-bedroom, three-bath Costa Mesa is on a 70-foot corner homesite in Bexley’s most prestigious neighborhood, located close to the clubhouse and pools. The semi-custom home includes luxury finishes, an expansive lanai, mud room with built-in bench … [Read more...]

New Model Homes Open For Tour At Asturia

Unique Floor Plans Offered By Four Premier Builders The holiday season is a wonderful time to dream about your next home, and Asturia invites you to visit its model homes by some of America’s top builders, in Odessa. The community’s beautifully furnished model homes are open for tour daily at this master-planned community, located off of State Road 54, just west of the Suncoast … [Read more...]

Pasco School Board adopts new school boundaries

The Pasco County School Board unanimously approved school rezonings for the 2020-2021 school year — primarily affecting students living in the Seven Oaks subdivision in Wesley Chapel. Board members approved the boundary shifts that are aimed to relieve crowding at Wiregrass Ranch High School and John Long Middle School, and to fill seats available at Cypress Creek High School and the new … [Read more...]

A ‘peanut’ roundabout on Van Dyke Road?

Hillsborough County is proposing a $40 million project to ease traffic congestion on Van Dyke Road in Lutz. The project is expected to begin construction in late 2022, and be completed by late 2024. Now in its planning phase, the proposed project calls for widening Van Dyke Road from two lanes to four lanes, in a 2-mile stretch from Whirley Road to the Suncoast Parkway. The plan also … [Read more...]

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...]