People waiting for a new McDonald’s restaurant on the northern part of Land O’ Lakes Boulevard may not have to wait much longer.
Planners are meeting with Pasco County officials this week to build a McDonald’s, as well as a 5,000-square-foot office building on the northeast corner of U.S. 41 and Pleasant Plains Parkway. The nearly 6.5-acres of land is currently owned by Pasco Investment Land LLC of St. Augustine and FCPG R E Fund 09-03 LLC of Orlando.
Pasco Investment Land is affiliated with Hayman Woods, the current developer of Connerton. FCPG is run by Charles Mitchell Jr. of Orlando. He is the president and owner of First Capital Property Group of Orlando, according to an online profile, a company he has owned for a little more than 19 years.
Mitchell is one of the people involved in the development of the property, as well as Stephanie Tyrrell, a construction manager for McDonald’s USA. It’s not clear if this will be a franchise location, and if so, who will own it. Ed Rogers of Heidt Design will function as the engineer of record, according to documents filed with Pasco County officials.
Once opened, this would be the 11th McDonald’s in Pasco, joining one franchised by Brickman Management Co., down the road at Land O’ Lakes Boulevard and State Road 54. The location would be near a SunTrust Bank, Subway, and a Walgreens.
A request for comment to Stew Gibbons with Connerton earlier this month was not returned. No timetable was released on when plans for the restaurant and office building will move forward.