An appeal has been filed against the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners to repeal the decision to rezone Seven Oaks Parcel S-19 from Commercial to vertical Mixed-Use – Multi-Family. 

Pasco County S-19 Update: BCC Ordered To Respond By February 23

An appeal has been filed against the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners to repeal the decision to rezone Seven Oaks Parcel S-19 from Commercial to vertical Mixed-Use – Multi-Family. 
by Patrick Mullen

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. – On November 10, 2022, local resident Patrick Mullen filed an Appeal of the October 11, 2022, Board of County Commissioners decision to allow SD, LLC to emplace 320 apartments, over 800 residents, and their 700 vehicles next to the busy Sam’s Club store, car wash and gas station surrounded by the already overwhelmed roads and intersections.

The goal of the Appeal/Relief requested (Case # 2022CA002963) is to return S-19 to retail/office use for the completion of the Seven Oaks Plaza shopping center as intended.

Federal and State Appellate law required the County Response to the Appeal be submitted to Judge Daniel Diskey by 12/10/22. 

Instead, on December 7, 2022, the County requested that [the developer] SD Wesley Chapel, LLC be added to the case as an “Interested Party” and submitted a Motion requesting an extension to file the Response on January 31, 2023.

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The Appellant submitted a Motion requesting that if a Response extension was granted, SD would be prohibited from performing any work on S-19 and that no restrictions would be placed on the BCC with regard to this case.

On January 9, 2023, Judge Diskey issued an Order to Show Cause. 

It indicated that the Appeal had merit stating it “demonstrates a preliminary basis for relief.” 

As a result, it ordered the County to file a Response within 45 days “to show cause why relief should not be granted.”  And, it offered the Appellant 30 days thereafter to file a Reply to the Response.

The Appellant has established a GoFundMe site to help offset Court costs and Case expenses.

Contributions 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)).

To see the citizens’ opposition presentation, go to:  https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1drW92kTV384A8RwzrEJkp7UtinDRjZih/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=112181778460629012665&rtpof=true&sd=true

To see the Appeal, go to:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dsj-pNfAN5Ghm276tsZlyQ6fFDdifLSO/view?usp=sharing

To see the S-19 Deed, go to:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1duHuLZ2jBDHZsDW-5enOqW-X0Fkpf9QD/view?usp=sharing

To see the Order to Show Cause, go to: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gYKJPSgYXuc43GoTCf-MLbRLgBHREQmh/view?usp=sharing

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