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...]

In Print: Cancer struggle chronicled in unique art exhibit

It's on television and the movies all the time, but we don't ever expect to experience it in real life. A doctor sitting down behind his desk, a grim look on his face, to give you bad news: You have cancer. Jan Tucker lived that nightmare when she learned she would need a bilateral mastectomy to help battle breast cancer. "When I picked up the phone, I hear her say, 'I'm sorry,'" Tucker … [Read more...]