Pasco County Schools has announced the appointment of Cortney Gantt as the new Principal of the Starkey Ranch K-8 school opening in August 2021. Mrs. Gantt is a long time resident and administration team member in the Trinity area and has an awesome reputation as one of the best principals around.
Joining Mrs. Gantt will be Jennifer Frantz, who has been appointed as the Starkey K-8 school’s Assistant Principal.
We’ve provided a list below showing the other staff members that will be part of the Starkey K-8 team.
A new kindergarten through eighth grade school that’s being constructed in the Starkey Ranch community now has an official name: Starkey Ranch K-8.
The school is scheduled to open next fall, and will part of a complex that includes a district park, a theater and library. The district park opened in November 2017.
The quartet of community amenities resulted from a public-public-private partnership involving Pasco County Schools, Pasco County and the Wheelock Communities, the private developers of Starkey Ranch, a community off State Road 54 in Trinity.
Starkey Ranch K-8 School is the public school district’s first school specifically designed for elementary and middle school students.
The school is expected to have about 1,000 elementary school students and 600 middle school students. The campus includes a gymnasium, athletic fields, a running track and sports courts that will be available during non-school hours to residents, through a shared-use agreement.
Additionally, the third part of the partnership involves Pasco County, and involves the construction of what’s been dubbed TLC, which stands for theater, library and cultural center.
The TLC will accommodate public library patrons and students. It also will have a 250-seat theater and three makerspaces.
The Pasco County School Board approved the school’s official name during its Oct. 6 meeting. The board prefers to name schools after the general location, features of the area or historical information about the area.
LUTZ, Fla., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Ferber Company (Ferber), a privately held real estate development and investment company headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl. announces Cypress Ranch, the largest land development project in company history, including single and multi-family residential, retail, and office. This 164-acre mixed-use development in Pasco County on the south side of S.R. 54 intersects with Ballantrae Blvd, just east of the Suncoast Parkway. Pasco is one of the top 40 fastest growing counties in the United States. Cypress Ranch is situated approximately eight (8) miles and equidistant from two major commercial nodes – Tampa Premium Outlets to the east and Mitchell Ranch to the west.
“We realized the growth of this corridor was far outpacing any area in the Tampa Bay market” shares Ryan Plate, Vice President at Ferber and lead developer on this project. With neighboring Hillsborough County nearly built out from a residential perspective, Pasco has become a prime target for further residential development, and as a result generates the need for more commercial uses to complement that growth. Another contributing element to growth is recent job creation. Over 750 jobs have been created in the trade area in the last two years alone, with more to come, including announcements for extensive office space and a distribution facility within 1.5 miles of the project. Plate’s strategy has been to put together the right team and residential partners to create a mixed-use project that complements the surrounding communities and satisfies the increasing demand.
In 2012, Cypress Ranch, formerly known as Smith 54, was entitled for almost 1,600 multi-family residential units and commercial, but county planners encouraged a variety of residential options, leading Plate to concentrate on gaining the right balance of residential and retail. “Ferber has been committed to the highest level of professionalism in this collaboration,” states, Kurt Kehoe, Florida’s VP of Development for The NRP Group, the award-winning developer of the multi-family component. Kehoe says The NRP Group is looking forward to the project’s completion and what it will bring to this vibrant community. Ferber has worked closely with NRP Group, as well as Lennar Homes who will close on the final parcels later this year, planning approximately 330 multi-family units, 134 townhomes, and 132 single family homes behind the commercial uses.
The commercial elements of Cypress Ranch include EoS Fitness, Aldi, Burger King, Circle K, Honest-1, and Woodie’s Wash Shack, among other national tenants. One outparcel remains along S.R. 54 as well as one larger 6.4-acre tract, which can be subdivided and is suitable for retail, office, medical office, and hotel, among other uses.
Cypress Ranch began construction October 1st and anticipates the first retail openings to occur late 2021 and 2022. For more information regarding leasing and sales, contact Ben Kirk at [email protected], or Ryan Plate at [email protected] for project questions.
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We don’t normally get too excited about restaurant openings but everyone at Welcome to Trinity are huge fans of Chicken Salad Chick and we’re excited that one is opening right here in Trinity!
Chicken Salad Chick is a fast casual restaurant chain and franchise of chicken salad restaurants based in Auburn, Alabama. As of November 2019, the chain consists of 139 franchise restaurants and stores in 16 different U.S. states.
The restaurant serves fifteen styles of chicken salad, served either on bread or lettuce. It also provides chicken salad by the pound for take-out and delicatessen-style sandwiches and side dishes.
The restaurant’s menu includes pimento cheese, macaroni and cheese, pasta salad and grape salad. Daily soup specials include tomato bisque and chicken tortilla; loaded potato soup is available daily.
The Chicken Salad Chick in Trinity will be opening soon at 12096 State Road 54 in Odessa, Florida 33556. You can reach them by calling (334) 275-4578
The latest store to schedule their grand opening in the new Villages at Mitchell Ranch is Five Below! Five Below has scheduled their grand opening for Friday, July 5th at 9:00 am.
If you’re not familiar with the brand, Five Below Inc. is a publicly-held chain of discount stores in the United States, which sells a wide array of products costing up to $5.The company’s target demographics are typically children and teens, and typically operates outlets in strip malls.
Five Below carries products in a wide range of categories. Five Below locations may offer items such as trading cards, sports related items, games, toys, fashion accessories, bath and body related items, candy, snacks, beverages, home decor, school supplies and stationery, books, accessories for electronic devices, DVDs, computer software, novelty items and gag items, as well as seasonal items.
This will be the first Five Below location in the Trinity area and we are excited to have them in our community!
We are happy to see that HomeGoods is opening their new Trinity location on Sunday, July 7th at 8:00 am. HomeGoods in Trinity will be located in The Village at Mitchell Ranch located at 8870 Strength Avenue in Trinity!
HomeGoods is an American brick and mortar chain of discount home furnishing stores founded in 1992. Though it began as a small chain, numerous locations are now present throughout the United States.
The retailer specializes in name brand furniture, linens, cooking products, art and other home accessories offered at discounted prices. Seasonal decorations are also offered at discount prices.
The Goods is their mobile app that customers can use to see unique items in different store locations. HomeGoods is based in Framingham, Massachusetts. It is owned by TJXCompanies and is a sister company to T.J. Maxx, Sierra Trading Post, and Marshalls.
For more information, you can check out the new HomeGoods in Trinity Facebook Page or contact the store directly by calling (727) 807-3874.
You can register for the HomeGoods in Trinity Grand Opening Event by clicking here.
We are pretty excited that Sprouts Farms Market is getting close to opening their first Trinity location in the next month. According to their website, the Sprouts Farmers Market at The Village at Mitchell Ranch will open on July 31, 2019.
If you’re not familiar with Sprouts Farmer’s Market, Sprouts is an American supermarket chain headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. The stores are full-service and emphasize clean organic foods including the best fresh produce, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, packaged groceries, meat and seafood, deli, baked goods, dairy products, frozen foods, natural body care and household items. The chain was created to respond to consumers’ growing demand in health and wellness. Sprouts employs more than 30,000 team members and operates more than 300 stores in 20 states from coast to coast. A typical Sprouts Farmers Market store is around 30,000 square feet.
Clean Juice is coming to The Villages at Mitchell Ranch in Trinity. If you’re not familiar with the Clean Juice brand, here’s an except from their website:
“Clean Juice is in a league of its own. Other juice bar franchises are out there, but only Clean Juice can claim USDA-certified organic status. Clean Juice is truly a nutrition and wellness franchise, not just a juice bar. Our products are the purest on earth containing no added sugars, not pesticides, and no antibiotics. Clean Juice is a unique franchise opportunity with limitless potential. We are always looking for passionate business partners to join us on our journey to a healthier world. We’ll get there together, with healthy, organic products!“
Clean Juice® started in 2014 as the brainchild of Kat and Landon Eckles. Landon, after spending years traveling internationally, was ready for a career change and more time at home with his growing family. Kat had spent the better part of a decade making smoothies and juices at home and presented the idea of opening a juice bar in the Charlotte area. Landon and Kat quickly jumped into the idea with 100% motivation and heart. They moved to Lake Norman and opened their first location, Birkdale Village, on their 8th wedding anniversary, June 5th, 2015. After just one year of business Clean Juice began franchising becoming the only 100% USDA-certified organic juice bar franchise available. Choosing to become USDA-certified organic and focusing intensely on kindness and gratitude with their guest experience.
This will be the first Clean Juice location in the Pasco County area and will open it’s Trinity location in the coming months.
We will provide further information as it becomes available.
Lennar Homes has filed plans with Pasco County to build 402 new single family homes and town homes at Mitchell Ranch, on the corner of State Road 54 and Little Road.
Plans call for 145 home sites with 50′ lots, 71 home sites with 40′ lots and approximately 189 town homes.
Lennar is also building homes in the nearby community of Starkey Ranch.
Lennar Corporation is a home construction and real estate company based in Miami, Florida. In 2017 the company was the largest home construction company in the United States after its purchase of CalAtlantic Homes. The company is ranked 230th on the Fortune 500 as of 2018. The company operates in 21 states and owns Rialto Capital Management, the sponsor of six private equity funds that invest in real estate and an originator commercial mortgage loans for securitization. The company also developed and retains ownership interests in 53 apartment communities.
According to a recent filing with Pasco County, it appears that the Chick-fil-A in Trinity is going to be expanding! The proposal calls for the additional of a dual lane drive through and a reworking of the parking area.
The Chick-fil-A in Trinity is always busy and hopefully these improvements will make for an easier experience visiting this location.
Mitchell Ranch Plaza
9040 State Road 54
Trinity, Florida 34655