On 1/10/22 the SD,LLC proposal for 320 shopping center apartments, 800 more customers and their 700 vehicles next to the Sam’s Club store/car wash/gas station at the corner of SR56 and 581 was presented to the BCC. It was denied (3 to 2). The BCC (i.e., Commissioner Oakley) reversed their decision (3 to 2) on 10/11/22. On 11/10/22 I filed an Appeal of the reversed decision. On 1/9/23 Judge Diskey issued an Order to Show Cause which indicated that the Appeal had merit. The Order required a BCC Response to the Appeal, filed 2/23/23. I filed a Reply on 3/22/23 refuting the BCC’s Response.
S-19’s fate now lies with the Courts (Case #2022CA002963). Other than the 3/27/23 BCC Motion for Oral Argument (a.k.a., open court) and my Objection to it, there has been no visible action on the Docket. That notwithstanding, a panel of Judges will be seated to review the case and decide whether the Appeal is valid (~ no apartments), invalid (~ yes apartments) or remand the case to the BCC (~ start over). In the meantime, Wesley Chapel anxiously awaits the lawful completion of the Seven Oaks Shopping Plaza.
Contributions to the Appeal can be made online at https://gofund.me/0678133f or by check to Patrick T. Mullen; 2653 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.; P.O. Box #108-PMB138 Wesley Chapel, FL 33544.
Remember, “Development is a privilege” not a right. (Trent Meredith, Inc. vs. City of Oxnard, 114 CAL. App. 3d 317 (1981)).