The Pasco County Planning Commission has recommended approval of a change to the county’s comprehensive plan that would allow consideration for office use on a site with 9.1 developable acres, west of Wesley Chapel Boulevard and south of Hyde Park Boulevard.
The site currently is designated for residential and conservation uses on the county’s long-range plan.
County planners recommended approval of the change, and no one spoke against the request at the Planning Commission’s Feb. 4 meeting.
The new designation would allow consideration for an office development of approximately 67,000 square feet. A rezoning also would be needed, and is being pursued.
In agenda background materials, county planners say the request is consistent with policies in the county’s long-range plan because the development would be located along State Road 54, which is an arterial roadway.
Planners also note the proposed office would serve as effective transitional use.
“Due to the existing topography and wetland features, the development will efficiently buffer
the office development from surrounding residential land uses and will not impact any wetlands on the property,” the agenda materials note.
“The proposed development abuts existing residential and commercial uses within Cypress Creek Town Center MPUD (master-planned unit development) and will be constructed as one-story office buildings. The proposed amendment will provide the surrounding community with additional employment-generating uses further supporting the intent of Pasco County’s Urban Service Area by creating a live, work, play environment to attract high quality development,” planners add, in their support of the request.
The applicant and approved agent for the request is Waterford Construction and Development Inc.
The Pasco County Commission has final jurisdiction on requested changes to the county’s comprehensive plan.
Published February 10, 2021
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