Thursday, May 05, 2011

Wiregrass Ranch News

Today the local press has reported updates on two business developments for Wiregrass Ranch in Wesley Chapel:

Walmart Supercenter

The Tampa Tribune reports that the 196,000 sq. ft Super Walmart (that has been on the books since 2004) on SR 54 is on the agenda for the Development Review Committee this month. The supercenter will be Pasco's third and according to the Tribune will also have an attached 21,372 sq. ft. garden center. The store won't be built until the widening of SR 54 is completed later this year.

Raymond James Financial

The St. Petersburg Times today reports that Raymond James Financial said Wednesday it has signed a letter of intent for the purchase of property in Wiregrass Ranch and that the campus could be between 300,000 to 500,000 sq. ft. The Times also reports that "the state budget provides $4 million for two new roads at Wiregrass for a business expansion expected to create capacity for 750 corporate service jobs". Previously the Times reported that the future satellite campus would employ 1,000.

The 5,000 acre Wiregrass Ranch development sure is getting a lot of activity and attention these days.  The Wesley Chapel Medical Center is under construction just north of The Shops at Wiregrass on BBD and groundbreaking is expected on the Pasco Hernando Community College Campus at Wiregrass later this year or the beginning of 2012.

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