Today the Pasco County Commissioners finally gave approval for the Wiregrass Ranch development.
Phase I of this ginormous 5,000 acre community will consist of 6,000 single family homes and 4,000 multi-family homes, in addition to retail development At issue was the mitigation on proportionate share credits for the developer. Commissioner Cox clearly pointed out his concerns over setting a new precedent due to the “uniqueness” of this mega-community and its future cost to Pasco County taxpayers.
Included in the plan is the extension of State Road 56 from Bruce B. Downs to Meadow Pointe Boulevard, with 6 six lanes from BBD to Porter Road and four lanes from Porter Road to Meadow Pointe Boulevard. Construction of the extension of S.R. 56 is to begin no later than January, 2008 with completion within 18 months.