The Pasco County Commission has approved a new master-planned unit development (MPUD) on the north side of State Road 52, east of U.S. 41.
The Longleaf Grove MPUD is expected to have 95,000 square feet of commercial/retail space, 15,000 square feet of office space and 350 multi-family apartments on 36.86 acres of land.
The site currently consists of agricultural pursuits and contains category III wetlands.
The surrounding area is characterized by residential development consisting of Pilot County Airport, Pilot County Estates and the Conner Crossing subdivision.
The subject area has a future land use classification of retail/office and residential.
This application was submitted before the county board applied the airport zoning moratorium, according to agenda background materials for the county board’s Oct. 25 meeting.
In another action, the county board approved the Remington MPUD, which will allow a maximum of 127 single-family detached residential units on 44.2 acres. The project is proposed for a site on the south side of Tyndall Road, about 3,950 feet west of Curley Road.
The development approvals came during the county board’s Oct. 25 meeting and were approved without discussion, as part of the board’s consent agenda.
In another action, the board approved a task order with S&ME Inc., for work related to the county’s comprehensive plan update.
Initially, Commissioner Jack Mariano wanted to continue the item because he’s not satisfied with the county’s process for reviewing master-planned unit development requests and the county’s inspections process. However, County Attorney Jeffrey Steinsnyder informed the board that this item involves the county’s long-range planning efforts, which are required — and is not connected to the issues identified by Mariano.
So, the board approved expending the funds for work to be done by S&ME.
Published November 09, 2022