A simple 15-minute groundbreaking ceremony will kick off construction of the new Pasco County Utilities Administration and Operations Facility on Wednesday, at what will become its new home at 19420 Central Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes.
The ceremony itself will include Pasco County commissioners, members of the county’s utilities department, and contractor Construction Technology Group of Plant City, according to a release. The 50,000-square-foot facility will be built on 30 acres of land the county already owns off U.S. 41 just north of the Tierra del Sol community.
The two-story building will cost just under $9 million to build, and Construction Technology Group will have until next February to complete work.
The finished building will have a large atrium in the front entrance, according to county officials, and a customer service center on the first floor. There also will be a customer drive-thru window with the chance to expand it into a second lane in the future.
There also will be conference rooms and a training room, along with offices housing the county’s utilities department.
The county’s utilities department is currently based on State Street in New Port Richey.