The Pasco County Planning Commission has recommended approval of a rezoning for a new subdivision on the southwest corner of Lake Patience Road and Perdew Drive, in Land O’ Lakes.
Applicants Pulte Home Company LLC and Curtis L. Law Inc., are requesting a change in zoning from an agricultural district to a master-planned unit development to allow 240 single-family homes on roughly 80 acres.
The land currently is occupied by a residence and agricultural pursuits, according to materials in the planning board’s agenda backup.
The county’s planners have found the request to be consistent with the county’s land development code and comprehensive plan, and they recommend approval of the request.
Clarke Hobby, an attorney representing the applicants, said the request calls for roughly 240 units, which is far fewer than the 400 possible under the comprehensive plan designation.
He also pointed to other master-planned unit developments in the area and noted that the site is located in the urban service area, where the county is encouraging most of its growth.
One resident raised concerns about traffic on Lake Patience and about any potential impacts the new development would have on an adjacent community’s two private lakes.
But Hobby said, “There’s a dedication of right of way for a future collector that runs along the eastern boundary, and I believe the lady who just spoke lives to the east of that, so our project, per se, will not end up being immediately adjacent to the road that she’s talking about or her subdivision.”
He also noted there is no access to the other community’s lakes.
The planning board voted unanimously, with Planning Commissioner Roberto Saez absent, to recommend approval of the rezoning.
The application now goes to the Pasco County Commission, which has final jurisdiction over zoning and land use issues.
Published August 04, 2021