Homes are popping up throughout the area surrounding the intersection of Sunlake Boulevard and State Road 54, and the business are coming with it.
The latest one planned is a new 3,500-square-foot Wendy’s fast food restaurant, complete with drive-thru service. It will be constructed on less than an acre of land currently owned by Sunlake Equity One LLC out of Miami, which has nearly 28 acres on the site.
Wendy’s International Inc. is in charge of the construction project, which will be considered by Pasco County’s Development Review Committee on Sept. 25. Wendy’s initially submitted plans to the county for the project last April, with final revisions received at the end of August, according to county records.
It would become the seventh Wendy’s location east of the Suncoast Parkway, the closest at 2328 Raden Drive in Land O’ Lakes, near the intersection of State Road 54 and Land O’ Lakes Boulevard. Other locations include 28031 State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel, 19430 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., in New Tampa, 32715 Eiland Blvd., in Zephyrhills, 5658 Gall Blvd., in Zephyrhills, and 13135 U.S. 301 in Dade City.
The county’s Development Review Committee is led by County Administrator Michele Baker, and includes assistant county administrators Heather Grimes, Cathy Pearson and Bruce Kennedy, as well as John Walsh from the Pasco Economic Development Council, and Chris Williams from Pasco County Schools.
The meeting is set for Sept. 25 at 1:30 p.m., at the West Pasco Government Center, 8731 Citizens Drive in New Port Richey.