A coalition of neighborhoods:
Quail Hollow, Angus Valley, Lexington Oaks and Others

 

Keeping friends and neighbors informed on the proposed SoHo Dayflower Master Plan Unit Development (MPUD) and discussing the “real issues.”

Update 8/21/2021

Dear Quail Hollow Alliance neighbors – There is a conceptual drainage plan proposed for us that could have positive benefits. On July 29th the county presented the plan. On Monday, August 16, five reps of QHA met with the county engineer, Donald Carey, and presented issues, observations, and suggested improvements for the plan. We expected the county to give us the courtesy of a thorough discussion of our points. However, instead we have learned that Mr. Carey is intending to come into our neighborhoods next week to seek easements from property owners based on a conceptual plan. QHA feels that it is way too premature to seek easements when the main element of the plan which is storm water ponds on SoHo property isn’t secured yet. QHA urges CAUTION to any property owner approached. The community and certainly those property owners slated for easements deserve a lot more study and discussion on something this important. For more information use the contact button to reach us.

Dateline 8/5/2021

The Planning Commission did vote to continue SOHO Dayflower to a date-uncertain. We will let you know when it is rescheduled.

Dateline 7/30/2021

A meeting was held on Thursday, Jul 29 at the government center in NPR about a stormwater attenuation plan for SOHO Dayflower and Quail Hollow/Angus Valley. The plan involves gathering a substantial number of drainage easements to form a network that would channel flood waters (and some normal rainy season heavy deluges) into Alligator Creek and/or under Quail Hollow and Apple Blossom Lane. The plan is highly preliminary and needs more input from the community. Those property owners who suspect they will be directly affected as possible drainage areas should contact QHA and we will arrange a community forum to discuss. The Pasco County Engineer, Donald Carey, at dcarey@pascocountyfl.net is the engineer in charge will be working to get the county and community folks together. Feel free to contact us at info@quailhollowalliance.org

PLANNING COMMISSION
Roberto Saez, rsaezcgc@gmail.com
Peter Hanzel, phanzel@aol.com
Jaime P. Girardi, jgirardi@pascocountyfl.net
Charles “Chuck” Grey, chuck@figrey.com
Christopher Poole, cpoole@pascocountyfl.net
Christopher Williams, cwilliam@pasco.k12.fl.us
Donald Anderson, don@pascohomelesscoalition.org

COUNTY COMMISSION
Ron Oakley, roakley@pascocountyfl.net
Mike Moore, mikemoore@pascocountyfl.net
Kathryn Starkey, kstarkey@pascocountyfl.net
Christina Fitzpatrick, cfitzpatrick@pascocountyfl.net
Jack Mariano, jmariano@pascocountyfl.net

Donald Carey dcarey@pascocountyfl.net

The Quail Hollow Alliance was formed in the early months of 2020 in response to increasing development pressure on our residential neighborhood and surrounding communities.  In particular, we have several communities that are over 50 years old. For example, Quail Hollow and Angus Valley are among the oldest neighborhoods in Wesley Chapel.  Unfortunately as older neighborhoods we are often overlooked in the rush to develop surrounding areas. 

This group wants to make sure we have a voice with the Pasco County Planning & Development Department and the County Commissioners on any development in our area(s). 

When things change in a neighborhood, it can feel personal; it can be emotional and stressful. Despite this, we are committed to voicing our concerns based on facts and experience. Our intention is to present our view rationally and with courtesy. Lucky for us, there are several individuals in this alliance with long memories and a great deal of historical information. In other words, we have been here before and we know how to be respectfully influential.

Who owns the property

Soho Capital in Tampa, also known as Soho DayFlower, purchased just over 1,000 acres in 2014 in the Quail Hollow area. They paid $4,200 an acre well below market value, primarily because 50% of the property is wetlands and is not developable. Soho Principals are Chas Bruck and Adam Harden as listed on their website.

Where is the property located

Proposed Development Location

Here are the facts

  • 1469 Single family dwellings including 150 townhomes on southern boundary
  • Lots will be 40 X 100 feet with 10ft front and 7.5ft side setbacks
  • Townhomes are ZERO-LOT SETBACKS with apartment like parking
  • A development of this size and density will require public utilities (water, sewer, reclaimed)
  • 1013 acres total with just over 500 acres in wetlands
  • The entire west side of the 1013 acres abuts a Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) owned conservation area acquired to protect Cypress Creek
  • Cypress Creek is an Outstanding Florida Water (OFW) which is an official designation calling for increased protections for the creek.
  • The 1013 acres is in the outflow of the storm water drainage pattern for Quail Hollow and, to some extent Angus Valley. The main storm water conveyance structure for Quail hollow is a ditch that runs directly onto this property. This ditch is also known as Alligator Creek.
  • This development will add 12,250-13,309 additional daily vehicle trips to our roads.
  • There are two accesses to this property. The developer purchased a 1/2-acre residential lot on Mangrove Dr. in the back (west boundary) of Angus Valley to convert to an entrance. The other entrance is through Sandy Lane approximately 2.5 miles back on Quail Hollow Blvd.
  • This development needs road improvements that otherwise would not be necessary. The improvements will be required. The developer has requested a “fair share” cost sharing agreement. After “fair share” is determined, the neighborhoods will be paying the balance through assessment.

What is the proposed plan for development?

Proposed Development