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Posted on: May 30, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Industrial Corridor Master Plan Open-House

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Zephyrhills, FL - - - The City of Zephyrhills is working on a land use and infrastructure plan aimed at bringing more high-wage jobs and quality of life benefits to Zephyrhills. The employment-oriented industrial plan focuses on the large group of industrial properties and adjacent areas within the Chancey Road corridor near Zephyrhills Municipal Airport. 

The preliminary plan includes an assessment of relevant conditions and trends, including a high-level real estate market assessment, the results of prior public discussions held to learn about community values and aspirations for the plan area, and a corridor vision, guiding principles, goals and strategic actions for the 20-year plan. 

The preliminary industrial plan will be available for public viewing and comment at an open-house style meeting on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at City Hall, 5335 8th Street, Zephyrhills, FL 33542. City planning staff will be on hand to provide information and answer questions from 3:00-5:00 p.m. 

A second opportunity for the public to learn about the plan will be offered at the June 4, 2019 Planning Commission Meeting at City Hall, 5335 8th Street, Zephyrhills, FL. The Planning Commission meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. 

Additionally, staff will present the preliminary plan at the June 10 meeting of the Zephyrhills City Council at City Hall, 5335 8th Street, Zephyrhills, FL. The City Council meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. 

About the Planning Area

The plan area is generally bound by Melrose Avenue to the north, the CSX Transportation (CSXT) railroad and US 301 to the west, Pattie Road to the south, and Berry Road and the Upper Hillsborough Wildlife Management Area to the east. The plan consists of approximately 9.76 square miles, of which 33% is located in the City of Zephyrhills and the remainder in unincorporated Pasco County. 

The plan area is the largest aggregation of industrial designated lands in Pasco County. Two CSX main line railroads traverse the area, offering adjacent manufacturing companies an efficient, cost-effective freight movement option. By rail or highway, the plan area is accessible to the nearby Port Tampa Bay, CSX Central Florida Intermodal Logistics Center (Winter Haven), and rapidly expanding consumer markets in central Florida. The Zephyrhills Municipal Airport, a general aviation airport located in the heart of the plan area, supports business aviation to facilitate time-critical trips by corporate employees. 

For more information on the plan, contact Todd Vande Berg, Planning Director, City of Zephyrhills at tvandeberg@ci.zephyrhills or 813-780-0006. 

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