Baby Boomers Await Del Webb Bexley

If you’re a baby boomer looking to retire in the next few years, imagine a 55-plus community that offers an active lifestyle located within one of Tampa Bay’s most desirable master-planned communities, where your children and grandchildren live just minutes away. This is the vision Del Webb is bringing to Pasco County, in the Land O’ Lakes’ community of Bexley — a 1,825-acre development by … [Read more...]

Del Webb moves into Bexley

Pulte Group broke ground on an 850-home, age-restricted Del Webb Bexley community in Land O’ Lakes on Jan. 31. The age 55 and older community is the first “active-adult” project built by Pulte in the Tampa Bay area since 1960, according to a press release from Pulte Group. “We feel the Tampa area is underserved for baby boomers looking to live in a place that is designed specifically for … [Read more...]

Shaping a vision for transportation in Pasco

The next phase in a transportation vision for Tampa Bay took a local turn into Pasco County. More than 30 residents from Pasco and Hernando counties met on Aug. 3 as a “working group” tasked with recommending future transportation decisions. The Florida Department of Transportation hosted the event at the Myrtle Lake Baptist Church in Land O’ Lakes. The Community Working Group session … [Read more...]

Asturia industrial heading toward development

As promised, it didn’t take long. Bureaucratic wheels are turning on a project to build office and industrial space at the master-planned community of Asturia, off State Road 54. Pasco County commissioners approved a 10-year, $7 million loan to HP Asturia LLC on July 11 to aid in getting the two-phase project started. Private investment in the project is pegged at about $26 million, … [Read more...]

Pasco offers loan to boost office development

Encouraging construction of upscale office and industrial space is a high priority for Pasco County officials who want to diversify the county's economic growth. A 10-year, $7 million loan to HP Asturia is aimed at adding up to 200,000 square feet of what is known as Class A office buildings to the mixed-use, master-planned community of Asturia. The development is off State Road 54 in … [Read more...]

Bexley Ranch divided in two

The Land O’ Lakes property will be developed as Bexley North and Bexley South   The Pasco Commission has made it official. The sprawling Bexley Ranch property, off State Road 54 in Land O’ Lakes, has been split into rezoned tracts known as Bexley North and Bexley South. Commissioners voted April 21 to allow the developer to do away with the original 2006 development agreement … [Read more...]

Pace picks up for construction in southern Pasco

Commercial and residential developments are popping up at the Suncoast Parkway interchange and along State Road 54/State Road 56 corridor at an ever-quickening pace. There’s so much happening that it’s difficult to keep up with what’s under construction, what’s on the drawing board and what’s moving toward final sale. To help sort things out, the Pasco Economic Development Council Inc., … [Read more...]

MPO keeps elevated road on county transportation plan

A group that spent months successfully fighting a privately built elevated toll road through the heart of Pasco County got a bit of a setback last week. But its members seem to be OK with it … for now. Pasco County’s 2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan is on its way to both federal and state authorities, highlighting the county’s plan for roads, transit and sidewalks over the next 25 years. … [Read more...]

MPO keeps elevated toll road on long-range county plan

Pasco County's 2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan is on its way to both federal and state authorities, highlighting the county's plan for roads, transit and sidewalks over the next 25 years. And one transportation feature that made the cut? Elevation roads along the State Road 54/56 corridor. A group of residents successfully fought a proposed private elevated toll road that would've stretched … [Read more...]

Newland wants Bexley Ranch to be next FishHawk

People have driven by construction work on State Road 54 east of the Suncoast Parkway and wondered what might be happening there. A lot of those details were unveiled last week when Newland Communities vice president Tom Panaseny presented some of the first details of the recently resurrected Bexley Ranch project that will include about 1,700 homes over the next five years. The massive … [Read more...]