Breaking News: Starkey Blueberry Farm to close. Replaced by Apartments!

20 Aug

As reported in the Pasco County Development & Growth Updates Facebook Group, the Starkey Family is closing the Starkey Farm located on the corner of Lake Blanche and Starkey Blvd and has applied to have the property rezoned for an apartment complex, containing 499 homes! 

499 residential units proposed at Starkey Blueberry Farm (approximately 90 acres). The owner, SRi2, LLC an entity controlled by Frank and Jay Starkey has submitted a site development proposal to Pasco County for the development of 499 units on Lake Blanch Rd. This would result in the removal of the existing blue berry farm.

This is within the existing Starkey Ranch MPUD which in 2017 was approved for development of up to 5050 dwelling units. It is unknown if this proposal would require commission approval or not given its already within the MPUD.

Reaction from the local community has been swift and disappointment in the Starkey Family for turning this once beautiful property in to an apartment complex appears to be a common theme.

We’ve shared the development information below and will share additional information as it becomes available.

Coming Soon: The Grove at Seven Springs

14 Jul

The Grove at Seven Springs is coming to Trinity. Located near the corner of State Road 54 and Little Road in the growing community of Trinity, The Grove at Seven Springs will feature 104,000 aqft of retail space, 35,000 sqft of office space over 75 acres of property. Lennar Homes will be building 600 homes on over 220 acres of land adjoining this new development.

The Grove at Seven Springs is going to bring some exciting new shopping and restaurant options to the Trinity community. Proposed shops and restaurants currently include

There is also an area dedicated for a yet to be named “upscale grocery”. We don’t know about you but we are hoping to see a Trader Joe’s here in Trinity and the surrounding communities of Starkey Ranch and Odessa!

Development information provided by Edgewood Properties is below!

Are you interested in living next to The Grove at Seven Springs? Reach out to Annie and Kevin Rocks with Rocks Realty to explore options in this new community.

Rocks Realty Team
Annie and Kevin Rocks
727-777-3264
[email protected]

 

Coming Soon: Starkey Ranch Business Park

18 May

Coming soon to the corner of State Road 54 and Heart Pine Blvd will be the Starkey Ranch Business Park. Current proposals show 325,000 square feet of total space split between commercial and industrial use. This includes a 125 room, 4 story hotel.

Other building proposed include a 7 story parking garage, and industrial building, two four story medical buildings and an aircraft simulation training building. This is sure to bring some high tech and high paying jobs to Starkey Ranch, Odessa and the surrounding Trinity communities! 

The development is being proposed by GNP Development and is being reviewed by Pasco County.

Coming Soon: The District at Mitchell Ranch

15 Feb

Suncoast News is reporting that plans are moving forward for a “Town Square” in Trinity that has been tentatively named, “The District at Mitchell Ranch”.

The development will be in what the county calls the South Market Area, “envisioned as an urban gateway opportunity area with intensification supported by transit opportunities and to be developed in a manner which will enhance energy efficiency and conservation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.” It is also considered an “urban gateway” and an area ripe for creating employment opportunities.

The complex will be structured like a town, with a main street, central square, parkland, multiuse trail, elevated parking deck and pedestrian access; a bus stop and accommodations for bikes are also envisioned.

Mitchell Ranch is a project of the Mitchell Ranch Partnership LTD, a merger of Pasco County and M&M Route 54 West LLC, a Florida limited liability company with a Piscataway, N.J., business address, created specifically for this project.

Architecture information from Dorsky+Yue gives us a rendered glimpse of what this project may look like: https://dorskyyue.com/portfolio/the-district-at-mitchell-ranch/ According to their website:

The District at Mitchell Ranch in New Port Richey, Florida, is a fully walkable residential and commercial mixed-use Transit-Oriented-Development integrating retail, residential, office, fitness, and entertainment on 43 acres creating a vibrant community and destination.

 

Coming Soon: Lowe’s at Starkey Ranch

10 Aug

It appears the years long rumors are true, a new Lowe’s is coming to the Starkey Ranch community. Lowe’s has filed for permits to build a new 138,339 square foot Lowe’s Home Improvement Center to be built at 2317 Gunn Highway in Odessa. 

8/18/2022 Update: Official Lowe’s Site Plan for Trinity / Starkey Ranch

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. , often shortened to Lowe’s, is an American retail company specializing in home improvement. Headquartered in Mooresville, North Carolina, the company operates a chain of retail stores in the United States and Canada. As of February 2021, Lowe’s and its related businesses operates 2,197 home improvement and hardware stores in North America.

Lowe’s is the second-largest hardware chain in the United States (previously the largest in the U.S. until surpassed by The Home Depot in 1989) behind rival The Home Depot and ahead of Menards. It is also the second-largest hardware chain in the world, also behind The Home Depot but ahead of European retailers Leroy Merlin, B&Q, and OBI.

Grand Opening: Créme de la Créme Ice Cream Parlor

29 Jan

Créme de la Créme Ice Cream Parlor is ready to announce their Trinity Grand Opening scheduled for Saturday, February 5th starting at 1:00 p.m.

Here is some additional information provided by the Parlor’s owner.

Crème de la Crème Ice Cream Parlor will be offering Twenty-Eight Flavors of Super Premium Ice Cream. What makes our ice cream so great? Well, we’re glad you asked! 

  • First – our Ice Cream is sourced from Wisconsin also known as “America’s Dairyland.”  
  • Second – Super Premium really just means THE BEST ICE CREAM but don’t take our word for it…..look it up!
  • Third – we have flavors for every palette, including sugar free and Italian Ice.  With twenty-eight flavors, we are certain we have an Ice Cream for just about everyone.

The Address:

Trinity Tuscan Center (Corner of Trinity Blvd & Little Road)
1338 Epiphany Way
Suite N 104
Trinity FL 34655
727-645-5957

Operating Hours

Sunday – Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday – Saturday: 1:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Here’s a peek at our Ice Cream Flavors:

  • Kitty Kitty Bang Bang – Irresistibly smooth cheesecake ice cream mixed with a sweet raspberry ripple, Oreo cookies and soft chocolate chunks
  • This Sh!t just got Serious – Smooth salted caramel ice cream brimming with rich sea salt fudge and salted cashews
  • Exhausted Parent – Bourbon-spiked espresso ice cream swirled with bittersweet chocolate chunks
  • Fat Elvis – Sweet banana ice cream all shook up with a salty peanut butter ripple and rich chocolate chips
  • Strawberry Cheesecake – Cheesecake ice cream swirled with a strawberry ripple and loads of gooey cheesecake
  • And Much Much More

Our goal is to provide our customers with a fun atmosphere and an amazing array of flavors! Our vision is to make Crème de la Crème Ice Cream Parlor THE place to go for Ice Cream in our area.   
Follow us on Facebook  – Crème de la Crème Ice Cream Parlor

Breaking News: New “656” Area Code Coming Soon

13 Jan
Ten-digit dialing begins for all local calls in the Tampa Bay area on Jan. 22 in connection with a new 656 area code, the Florida Public Service Commission announced Wednesday.

The new area code will be used in the same communities as the 813 area code, which is running out of numbers.

People with the longstanding 813 area code will be able to keep their numbers, while new customers or those adding services will be assigned the 656 area code as of Feb. 21.

The 813 region is centered on Tampa and includes surrounding communities such as Brandon, Land O’ Lakes, Oldsmar, Riverview, Thonotosassa, Town ‘n’ Country, Valrico and Zephyrhills.

With the addition of the new area code, the region isn’t expected to need another area code for 37 years.

Demand for new telephone numbers has grown across the state as the population and the use of cell phones and other technology has increased. Last week, the commission announced Palm Beach County will receive a 728 area code for new numbers as the 561 area code runs out.

The commission is expected Feb. 1 to take up a proposal to create an additional area code to relieve the 305 and 786 area codes in Miami-Dade County and the Florida Keys.

Original Source: News Service of Florida

Reposted from: The Tampa Bay Times

New Port Corners – Pasco County, Florida

7 Jan

A new large community development (MPUD) is being proposed on Little Road between Plathe and Decubellis Road / Massachusetts Avenue in New Port Richey, Florida. The new developments proposed name is New Port Corners.

DCH East LLC, DCH West LLC and OJ Harvey Partnership Limited are the developers that have proposed the new community development that would encompass 3,397 single and multi-family homes. This project would also include over 4.8 million square feet of non residents space used for commercial , retail and office space. 

We have provided the project narrative linked below and have also provided an excerpt from the introduction portion for your review.

DCH East LLC, DCH West LLC and OJ Harvey Partnership Limited (the “Applicant”) collectively own the subject site (the “Property”), which contains 956.3 acres mol and is located on both sides of Little Road from Decubellis Road on the north to Plathe Road on the southern end, and on the east side of Little Road, only, from the West Pasco Government Center on the north to Decubellis Road on the south. South of Decubellis Road, the eastern boundary is approximately aligned with the Pithlachascotee River, also known as the Cotee River. The entire property is within the New Port Corners (NPC) Future Land Use Category (FLUC).

Coming Soon – Island Fin Poké Company – Trinity

11 Oct

Coming Soon to Trinity is Island Fin Poké Company – a quick casual restaurant that serves incredible Hawaiian style poke in a cool casual environment and transports you from the everyday to that surf shack on the beach. Build your own Poke bowl and try their sustainably sourced fish, house made sauces & over 25 toppings!

Island Fin Poké Company will be opening their first location in Mitchell Plaza at 3198 Redeemer Way in Trinity! 

Store: (813) 389-8536

Coming Soon: Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop in Starkey Ranch

23 Jul

According to a news article posted here, Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop will soon be opening a location in Starkey Ranch.

A taste of Philadelphia’s legendary Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop is closer than you think to opening up here in the Tampa Bay area!

They’re quite popular in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York and Washington. And now they’re coming to Florida. The closest one to us at the moment is in Atlanta, but they have big plans to enter the Tampa area with over a dozen locations in the works. Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop was founded in 1976. They now have over 100 locations around the United States. The first two Tampa area locations will open this summer. One will be in Odessa in Starkey Ranch. The other will be in Lutz at the Willow Bend Towne Center. Others will later open in Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk and Pinellas counties.

Can your taste buds handle what Capriotti’s is cooking?