The Pasco County Commission has approved a rezoning to allow homes to be built on 5-acre lots on a 211-acre tract at the northwest corner of Trilby Road and Dowling Lake Road.
The previous zoning required a minimum residential lot size of 10 acres.
No one spoke against the request during the commission’s Oct. 7 public hearing, where the request was approved unanimously.
The Pasco County Planning Commission and county planners had recommended approval for the request.
But, it had encountered opposition by area residents during a planning commission meeting, which sparked so much discussion, it was continued to another planning commission meeting before a vote was taken.
Neighbors expressed concerns about protecting the lake and preserving the area’s tranquil nature. They also cited the potential for safety hazards on Trilby Road, as a result of additional traffic.
However, no one appeared at the Pasco County Commission’s public hearing on the request to make those arguments.
The area’s development pattern includes lots ranging from 3 acres to 10 acres, Denise Hernandez, county zoning administrator told commissioners.
She also noted that the conditions limit lakefront development to eight lots, and prohibit a community dock, community boat launch or community beach.
Attorney Clarke Hobby represented the applicant, Massey Partners Limited. He was there to answer any questions the commissioners might have, but none were asked.
Published October 16, 2019