Ridge Road construction moves forward

By summer, motorists could take their first spins along the initial segment of the Ridge Road extension from Moon Lake Road/DeCubellis Road to Town Center Boulevard. “We’re hoping we open that leg by the start of August, for the start of the school year,” said Sam Beneck, Pasco County’s property manager. “They are pulling out all the stops to get it done. It’s going to be a real … [Read more...]

Top Parade of Homes Awards For ICI Homes

It’s always exciting for a builder to be recognized in a community’s Parade of Homes competition, but this year ICI Homes outdid itself by winning two of the most prestigious awards in Tampa Bay. In early March, a total of 79 homes were entered in the Parade of Homes from a variety of builders and developers, in the competition organized by the Tampa Bay Builders Association. And, once again, … [Read more...]

New interchange will ease congestion

Construction crews could be turning dirt within months on a new interchange at Interstate 75 and Overpass Road. A contractor is expected to be selected by August, and completion is expected about 2 ½ years after construction begins. The junction frequently is identified as a “gateway” into Pasco County, and a potential catalyst for new development in a largely rural area already experiencing … [Read more...]

This animal control officer helps pets, and people

Michael Northrup, who works for Pasco County Animal Services, has been named Animal Control Officer of the Year by the Florida Animal Control Association. A nomination submitted on Northrup’s behalf said, in part, that during 2019 Northrup displayed “compassion, dedication, expertise, awareness and incredible decision-making.” The nomination noted that Northrup responded to more than 1,000 … [Read more...]

Park Square Homes Opens New Model in Asturia

Families looking to build a new home in one of the in-demand communities along the State Road 54 corridor have an exciting new option with Park Square Homes, a family owned builder based in Orlando that is Asturia’s newest builder. Located in Odessa, Asturia is a master-planned community of just 550 homes that is nearing completion. Located less than one mile from the Suncoast Parkway, Asturia … [Read more...]

Lawsuit challenges Ridge Road extension

The Sierra Club Florida Conservation has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for issuing a permit to Pasco County, to allow the construction of an extension of Ridge Road. The legal action aims to halt the project, which is a 9-mile corridor that would add an additional transportation link in the county. The extension would give another option to motorists who now … [Read more...]

ICI Homes Has Beautiful Inventory Homes Ready Now In Asturia and Bexley

ICI Homes, one of Florida’s most innovative builders, has beautiful inventory homes available now at Pasco’s most desired planned communities of Asturia and Bexley. In Asturia, this award winning builder has a Costa Mesa quick move-in home — the same floor plan as its newest model home in the community. This spacious, one-story plan backs up to a beautiful conservation view of woodlands and … [Read more...]

Setting The Mood By Painting Outside

Don’t miss exhibit by Land O’ Lakes Artist Lionel Sanchez From a distance, the watercolor paintings of Lionel Sanchez appear to be very detailed with intricate brushstrokes. But, according to the artist, his work only gives the appearance of detail because of his unique style and brushstrokes. The end result of Sanchez’s art are stunning paintings of rural scenes from his native Colorado, … [Read more...]

The New Year Is A Great Time To Begin Planning For Your Next Home

The new year is an ideal time to start planning your next home, and Asturia invites you to visit its beautifully furnished models in Odessa. Built by some of America’s top builders, models are open for tour daily at this master-planned community, located off State Road 54, just west of the Suncoast Parkway. David Weekley Homes, ICI Homes, Park Square Homes and Ryan Homes are Asturia’s … [Read more...]

County marks Ridge Road extension milestone

It was a historic day in Pasco County, as a groundbreaking ceremony was held to celebrate the upcoming construction of the Ridge Road extension. The new stretch of road will give motorists another east-west option through Pasco County, and will provide an additional evacuation route in the event of a disaster. The groundbreaking, held Jan. 13, followed a permit issued in December by the … [Read more...]