Massive sinkhole swallows two homes

Recovery efforts expected to take months Efforts are beginning in a recovery process to address impacts from a massive sinkhole that swallowed two homes in the Lake Padgett community of Land O’ Lakes. Kevin Guthrie, Pasco County’s assistant county administrator for public safety, said authorities received a 911 call at 7:21 a.m., on July 14, reporting a depression forming under a … [Read more...]

Zephyrhills to get $6 million City Hall

The Zephyrhills City Council has approved an agreement with an architectural firm based on plans for a new $6 million city hall. Council members voted unanimously on July 11 to approve a $590,900 contract with the architecture firm Harvard Jolly, to help design the two-story building. The city’s agreement with the St. Petersburg firm is based on a preliminary estimate of $6 million to … [Read more...]

Economic outlook: Steady, but modest growth

The economic outlook both nationally and locally is for modest, but steady growth, according to Scott Wren, an economics expert for Wells Fargo Advisers, based in St. Louis, Missouri. Wren, who spoke to a crowd of about 125 people at a luncheon hosted by the Pasco Economic Development Council, used two phrases to sum up the forecast for the near future: “good but not great” and “modest … [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...]

PEDC honors Shops at Wiregrass, Wesley Chapel hospital

One hosts community events, supports charity causes and offers a wide selection of shopping and eating choices. Another created 600 new jobs during its first year of operation and offers leading-edge health care. Both — The Shops at Wiregrass and Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel — are among eight recipients of honor during the Pasco Economic Development Council’s 27th annual Industry of the … [Read more...]