State Road 56 Extension gives drivers another option

Motorists heading through the county to or from East Pasco now have a new way to do it. The State Road 56 Extension, which links Meadow Pointe Boulevard in Wesley Chapel to U.S. 301 in Greater Zephyrhills, opened on July 10. Dignitaries and members of the media gathered for a preview of the road the day before it opened to the public. Pasco County Commission Chairman Ron Oakley noted … [Read more...]

MPO board meeting addresses current agendas

The Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization board addressed three key topics during its April 11 session. Those items were: The Tampa Bay Resiliency Study Future transportation funding, through a proposed transportation surtax A requested extension on a project related to the MPO’s long-range plan John Villeneuve, director of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), … [Read more...]

Congestion relief on way for 54/41

A project is set to begin in mid-March that’s aimed to improve traffic flow at the intersection of State Road 54 and U.S. 41. Lanes are being modified to provide more room for motorists who are turning left off State Road 54 to head north on U.S. 41, and those turning right off State Road 54 to go south on U.S. 41. “There is no widening involved with this project, just lane modification … [Read more...]

Exciting New Year At Asturia

There is much to look forward to this New Year at Asturia, the master-planned community in Odessa that is one of the most desired neighborhoods along the popular State Road 54 corridor in central Pasco County. After almost three years of development, Asturia is now in its third phase, having completed 300 homes and releasing another 100 lots to its builders. Hines, the developer behind Asturia, … [Read more...]

Best wishes for your new home in 2019

It’s that time of year when many are dreaming of their future and making goals for the New Year. If one of your goals is to purchase a new home, many of the builders in Asturia have “quick move-in” homes that are ready now. Some builders are offering special deals to move their inventory of homes. One home available now by David Weekley Homes is The Humbolt, a single-story home with four … [Read more...]

Santa and his Elves Invite You To Asturia

The third annual Holiday Festival is being hosted at Asturia — a master-planned community in Odessa — on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is free and open to the public. Youngsters will enjoy a candy cane express train, face-painting elf, balloon-artist elf, holiday carnival games, meet-and-greet surprise holiday characters, holiday treats and, of course, sitting on Santa’s lap … [Read more...]

Phase III Underway In Asturia

Asturia — one of Pasco County’s most successful master-planned communities along the State Road 54 corridor — has expanded into its third and final major phase. “Our builders have been very successful, and the demand for more homesites has driven the opening of our Phase III,” said Creighton Call, projector director for Hines, the community’s developer. And, with Phase III comes the addition of … [Read more...]

Family Fun At Asturia’s Fall Festival!

Asturia, a master-planned community in Odessa, is celebrating its third Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. New residents, future residents and families from neighboring communities are all invited to this free event open to the public. Fun activities for children and adults include hayrides, crafts, face painting, carnival rides, a bounce house, local vendors and a balloon … [Read more...]

Seminar spotlights Pasco’s opioid epidemic, solutions

When it comes to tackling the opioid crisis in Pasco County, the community needs all hands on deck. That’s according to Monica Rousseau, coordinator for the Pasco County Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP). Rousseau was one of ASAP’s group of speakers for an opioid crisis seminar at the Pasco-Hernando State College Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch in Wesley Chapel. The Sept. 18 … [Read more...]

Wesley Chapel to get a new fire rescue station

A new fire station in Wesley Chapel will replace an aging facility that has become inadequate to handle the needs of a growing population. Pasco County’s Fire Rescue Station No. 13, off Old Pasco Road, is expected to open in January 2019. A groundbreaking was held in mid-March on the same day the Pasco County commissioners approved the construction contract of about $2.6 million. Funding is … [Read more...]