Charles Gilbert Tucker received the approval he wanted for a small tree farm on a 5.46-acre tract, 1,750 feet south of Cypress Lane and Dupree Lane, in Land O’ Lakes.
Tucker said he needed the rezoning, in order for the property to qualify for an agricultural exemption, for taxing purposes.
The Pasco County Commission approved the request on Nov. 17, contingent on Tucker obtaining a deed restriction to limit operations on the site to a pine tree farm, and other non-commercial farm uses.
The deed restriction is intended to prevent uses that could have negative impacts on neighbors.
Pasco County Commission Mike Moore recommended a deed restriction be added to Tucker’s property, noting that it was a solution discussed during the Pasco County Planning Commission’s consideration of the request.
Tucker had agreed to the restriction, but planning commissioners did not require it when recommending approval.
Moore asked Tucker if he remained willing to obtain a deed restriction, and the property owner said he has no objections to doing so.
Tucker said he plans to use the property for a pine tree farm and for citrus trees for personal use.
The rezoning won’t take effect until Tucker obtains the deed restriction.
Published December 09, 2020
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