A 35-acre site at the southwest corner of Roaches Run and U.S. 41 could become home to a project with an array of commercial and residential uses.
The Pasco County Planning Commission and the county’s planners have recommended approval of the request, which would allow the site to be used for retail, office/medical office; health care-related uses; light industrial; distribution; multifamily; single-family attached residential; senior retirement/assisted living; and public/institutional uses.
Denise Hernandez, the county’s zoning administrator, said the request allows a maximum of 275,000 commercial square feet.
The zoning also includes a land use equivalency matrix, meaning an assortment of uses can be allowed within the project, with the matrix determining the maximum allowable density within the project.
Conditions of approval also spell out that the minimum square footage for commercial retail is 100,000 square feet, Hernandez said.
Plus, “residential will only be allowed on the parcels abutting (U.S.) 41, if they are part of a vertically integrated mixed-use building,” she said.
In addition to the zoning change, the request includes a variance from the land development code’s parking requirements — based on the ability of different uses within the project to share parking.
The planning board recommended approval of the request, with Planning Commissioner Roberto Saez absent.
The request next goes to the Pasco County Commission, which has final jurisdiction over land use and zoning decisions.
Published July 28, 2021