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Ama Mart 9020 Cobb Rd
Brookridge Vending Box 7300 Brookridge Blvd
Chik Fil A (complimentary for customers) 13143 Cortez Blvd
Circle K 14314 Spring Hill Dr
Courthouse Vending Box 20 N Main St
Deli World 701 West Jefferson St
Dollar General 12983 Cortez Blvd
Dollar General 10210 Hexam Rd
Dollar General 856 S Broad St
Dollar General  26466 Cortez Blvd
Express Oil (complimentary for customers) 20145 Cortez Blvd
Florida Cracker Kitchen Vending Box 966 E Jefferson
Highpoint Vending Box at Entrance 12251 Clubhouse Rd
Main Street Eatery 101 N Main St
Publix Avalon 13455 County Line Rd
Publix Barclay 14371 Spring Hill Dr
Publix Glen Lakes 9595 Commercial Way
Publix Lake in the Woods 4365 Commercial Way
Publix Seven Hills 160 Mariner Blvd
Publix Brooksville Square 19390 Cortez Blvd
Publix Mariner 4158 Mariner Blvd
Publix Hernando West 1400 Pinehurst Dr
Skintastic (complimentary for customers) 250 Mariner Blvd
Speedway 18635 Cortez Blvd
Toyodoc (complimentary for customers) 15480 Cortez Blvd
Walgreens 13053 Cortez Blvd
Walgreens 7305 Spring Hill Dr
Walgreens 20020 Cortez Blvd
Walgreens 4096 Mariner Blvd
Walgreens 14320 Spring Hill Dr
Walgreens 4255 Commercial Way
Walgreens 105 Mariner Blvd
Walgreens 9819 Commercial Way
Walgreens 11180 Spring Hill Dr
Walmart 14344 Spring Hill Dr
Walmart 13300 Cortez Blvd
Walmart 7305 Broad St
Winn Dixie 6270 Commercial Way
Winn Dixie 1230 S Broad St
Winn Dixie 2240 Commercial Way
Winn Dixie 31100 Cortez Blvd
Winn Dixie 4221 Mariner Blvd
Winn Dixie 11092 Spring Hill Dr
At the regular Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on July 11, 2023, Planning Director Michelle Miller advised the board of Oak Development Group’s withdrawal of their petition to rezone 40.4 acres at the eastern terminus of Godwit Avenue and Gyrafalcon Avenue and south of Seely Lane. The project proposed up to 162 single-family homes and a 2.19-acre neighborhood park. The board voted unanimously to approve the withdrawal.
According to a representative, the petitioner withdrew the request because the property did not come under contract. Miller learned of the withdrawal on the day before the meeting.
This news was met with friction from the board. Commissioner John Allocco said, “There has been enough staff time spent on this … and time from the community. I’m a little concerned.”
Because Oak Development Group did not own the land, it is not precluded from submitting other petitions for other properties. However, they are barred for one year from submitting any petitions related to this property. A future buyer of this property is able to start the process anew, beginning with the Planning and Zoning Commission.
In January, the BOCC approved a change to the Future Land Use Map to change the parcel from Rural and Residential. The matter went back to Planning and Zoning due to major changes to the site plan.
In February, Michelle Miller and County Engineer Scott Herring met with the petitioner to discuss concerns about traffic around the area and access to the site. At that time, a future hearing date was requested with the Planning and Zoning Commission so they could redesign the site.
The Hernando Sun is a locally owned weekly newspaper. The founders of the newspaper are Rocco and Julie Maglio. They saw the need for a newspaper when the Hernando Today newspaper closed their doors in 2014. Rocco is from Hernando, he went to school from Moton Elementary through Hernando High. Growing up in Hernando enhances his ability to provide background to ongoing issues. The Hernando Sun Printed their first issue in March 2015. They published monthly for a year before increasing to a weekly printing. The newspaper is delivered through the US mail, so it arrives with your mail.
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