Under Construction 09/18/2019

The Watermark at Trinity The Watermark at Trinity is constructing an independent living facility adjacent to the company’s assisted living and memory care units. Located at 1900 Blue Fox Way in Trinity, the five-floor building will consist of 117 residences. Amenities include a pool in the courtyard, a gym, salon, spa, dining and therapy rooms, as well as a theater. Construction began in February … [Read more...]

New interchange expected to ease traffic on area roads

Plans are underway to build an interchange connecting Overpass Road to Interstate 75 in Wesley Chapel, and the project is expected to have a flyover ramp. The ramp would grant access from westbound Overpass Road to southbound Interstate 75. The Overpass Road bridge runs east-west above the interstate, which runs north-south. Richard Moss is the director of transportation development for … [Read more...]

New regional headquarters coming to Pasco County

Phillips & Jordan Inc., a heavy civil and right of way infrastructure contractor, plans to locate a regional headquarters just east of the State Road 52 and Interstate 75 interchange. The national company has purchased 5 acres and is investing more than $15 million in a 47,432-square-foot facility, according to a news release from the Pasco Economic Development Council Inc. The national … [Read more...]

Pasco EDC announces 2019 award winners

The Pasco Economic Development Council Inc., announced the winners of its 2019 awards, at its 33rd annual Awards & Trade Show, on Sept. 5 at Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel. Dr. James P. Gills, received the economic council’s leadership award. Gills is a world-renowned ophthalmologist, a philanthropist, athlete, author and man of faith, according to a news release from the Pasco … [Read more...]

Under Construction 09/04/2019

Hampton Inn & Suites Hampton Inn & Suites currently is constructing a new hotel in Odessa. Located at 11780 State Road 54, the resort will hold 99 rooms on four floors. Amenities include an outdoor pool and a breakfast bar. Construction for the 59,352-square-foot structure began November of last year. It is expected to open in October.       Blue Heron … [Read more...]

New fire station opens in Wesley Chapel

Pasco County has opened Fire Rescue Station 38, a new station built to serve Wesley Chapel. A ribbon cutting took place on Aug. 27 to celebrate the new station, which began operation several weeks ago. This is the first station added to a fire coverage area in the county since 2009, and is intended to reduce emergency wait times. A big crowd gathered to celebrate the moment, including … [Read more...]

‘Wow’ Kitchen Makes New Model Top Seller For ICI Homes

In late June, ICI Homes opened its new Costa Mesa model in Asturia, and already it has become the community’s best-selling floor plan for this premium builder. “The reception to our new model has been overwhelming,” said Ron Ferguson, division manager for ICI Homes. “People absolutely love the huge kitchen and its extra-large island, which is a standard feature in this home. Plus, the model’s … [Read more...]

Over 700 Homes Sold In Avalon Park West

Avex Homes and Beazer Homes are the exclusive builders in Avalon Park West, a 1,650-acre master-planned community in Wesley Chapel, located 7.5 miles east of I-75 on State Road 54. “We have built over 500 homes in the past five years, and 200 more are under contract,” said Stephanie Lerret, senior vice president of marketing and community relations for Avalon Park Group. “It is very rewarding … [Read more...]

County continues tackling traffic issues

Pasco County Commissioner Mike Moore said there’s no specific solution in sight yet for congestion motorists face daily at U.S. 41 and State Road 54. But, the commissioner outlined a number of other projects underway that should improve mobility on the county’s roads. Moore’s comments came during a sold-out luncheon meeting of The Greater Pasco Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 13, at the SpringHill … [Read more...]

Avalon Park West Brings The Arts To East Pasco

Avalon Park West and the Pasco Fine Arts Council are bringing art and cultural events, exhibits and workshops to East Pasco County through a new public-private partnership. This partnership kicks off in September with a series of art exhibits at the Welcome Center at Avalon Park West in Wesley Chapel, at 33613 State Road 54. The first event will showcase Suzanne Natzke, an accomplished … [Read more...]