S-19 is the vacant lot in the Seven Oaks Shopping Plaza at the corner of SR56/581. On 1/10/22 Stock Development asked the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) to approve 320 apartments (800 residents, 700 vehicles) next to Sam’s Club store/car wash/gas station. It was denied. Upon resubmission on 10/11/22 the BCC reversed their decision, approving the Residential rezoning request.
An Appeal was filed on 11/10/22. On 1/9/23 an Order to Show Cause was issued indicating the Appeal had merit. It required a BCC Response, filed 2/23/23. Refuting the Response, a Reply was filed on 3/22/23.
Despite common legal procedure, and a waning apartment market (Tampa Bay Business Journal, 7/21/22), Stock has chosen to develop S-19 before resolution of the Appeal. Operating at their own risk, Stock may thus be required to undo whatever they do to S-19.
Despite Stock’s current activities, S-19’s future lies with the Courts (Case #2022CA002963). Three Judges will review the case and decide whether the Appeal is valid (~ no apartments), invalid (~ yes apartments) or remand the case to the BCC (~ start over).
Meanwhile, Wesley Chapel awaits the lawful completion of the Seven Oaks Shopping Plaza.