The Pasco County Planning Commission has recommended approval to a change in the county’s land development code that would allow residential buildings to be a maximum of 45 feet, which is 10 feet taller than the code currently allows.
The change is being initiated by the county, based on an action by the Pasco County Commission to direct the planning department to bring forth the modification.
The county board adopted the restated land development code on Oct. 18, 2011, and since then has adopted 54 amendments to the code, according to agenda backup materials for the planning board’s April 24 meeting.
The county board, on July 6, 2021, directed the staff to prepare the modification needed to increase the building height in all residential districts.
Planning Commissioner Peter Hanzel raised a question about potential impacts for firefighters.
Zoning Administrator Denise Hernandez said she would confer with Fire Rescue officials, but noted that commercial buildings can exceed 45 feet.
No one spoke for or against the proposal during the meeting.
Planners recommended approval of the change.
Published May 04, 2022
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