The Pasco County Planning Commission has recommended approval of a zoning modification that would allow a new technical, trade or nursing school on 22.16 acres, off State Road 54 in Land O’ Lakes.
The proposed development is located northeast of the State Road 54/Aprile Drive intersection, about 1,490 feet east of Ballantrae Boulevard.
The applicant, Colwell Avenue Properties IV LLC, is seeking to add a school that would be a maximum of 60,000 square feet on a parcel in the previously approved Concord Station master-planned unit development. The school would be converting existing office entitlements to a new use.
Concord Station had never developed the subject parcel, then the MPUD for the development expired, according to materials in the planning board’s agenda backup.
There is a cooperative funding agreement between the applicant and Pasco County that was approved by the Pasco County Commission on Oct. 18, 2019.
A condition of approval has been added to address the proposed ‘school’ use and, in keeping with the cooperative funding agreement, restricting it to technical/trade/nursing educational facilities that directly support high-paying job generation and labor force training for target industries.
Planners recommended approval of the request, which was part of the planning board’s consent agenda.
No one appeared from the public to speak for or against the request, which was approved unanimously by the planning board during its Aug. 4 meeting.
The application now goes to the Pasco County Commission, which has final jurisdiction over land use and zoning issues.
Published August 10, 2022