Developer plans new homes adjacent to Asbel Creek

Developers plan to build a new subdivision on land formerly owned by Lester Dairy Farm, off U.S. 41 in Land O’ Lakes. The vacant land is the last significant undeveloped parcel along a corridor filled with new residential communities including Asbel Creek and Lakeshore Ranch.

To the north, Florida Citrus Investors owns more than 300 acres slated for townhouses. Across the highway the “new town” of Connerton is under development on about 8,000 acres of a former cattle ranch.

On June 24, Pasco County’s Development Review Committee gave unanimous approval to the residential community proposed by NVR Inc., the owner and developer of the dairy farm property. The Pasco County Commission must still give its approval.

Plans are to build nearly 490 single-family homes on about 300 acres, located on the west side of U.S. 41 and about a mile south of State Road 52.

Developers will be responsible for building the first two lanes of the Bulloch Road extension, which would bisect the site and connect with the portion of Bulloch within Asbel Creek.

They also would build a portion of a proposed east/west “vision” road, with access off U.S. 41. The roadwork within the subdivision is part of Pasco County’s long-range transportation efforts to increase neighborhood connectivity, and relieve traffic volume on heavily traveled highways such as U.S. 41.

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Commons New Speed

Today the PASCO Public Works – Traffic Operations Division (TOD) changed the speed limit in the Commons from 20MPH to 25 MPH. Reason: According to TOD the 2012 Asbel Speed study that changed Asbel Creek from 30MPH to 25MPH also showed that the 85% speed in the Commons was 31.1 to 32.2MPH.  County Commissioners approved 25MPH for both areas.  Asbel Street and the Meadows were not included in the 2012 study.

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Upcoming Pump Station Enhancements

Pasco County Utilities will be upgrading the neighborhood’s sewer pump station soon.  Click here for additional details regarding the upgrade.

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Important Freeze/Frost Tips to Minimize Damage

frostedGrassFreezing temperatures are expected throughout the next week, with possibly the coldest weather of the season expected Sunday night into Monday morning. Please be aware that we are expecting freeze advisories in our area in the upcoming days. It is very important that you stay current with freeze advisories during the colder months (especially January & February). Freezing temperatures can cause severe damage to lawns and landscape plants. Here are a few tips that will help minimize the damage of such low temperatures: Continue reading

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Proposed Elementary School

Construction of a new elementary school adjacent to Tierra Del Sol is being proposed by the District School Board of Pasco County. If approved the plan is for the school to open in 4-8 years.  The proposal is available for viewing here.

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2015 Operating Budget

On November 3, 2014, the Board of Directors approved the 2015 Operating Budget.

The following documents answer two questions raised during the meeting:

  1. What expenses comprise the budget line item titled “Miscellaneous Expenses“?
  2. What expenses comprise the budget line item titled “Unapplied Expenses“?
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Minutes: Annual Board of Directors Meeting 11/3/14

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