WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla – Despite a waning apartment market and contrary to common legal procedure, Stock Development (SD, LLC) has chosen to proceed with S-19 before the Courts have decided on the outstanding Appeal against its development.
Operating at their own risk, Stock may thus be required to undo whatever they do to S-19.
As you will recall, S-19, is the vacant lot in the Seven Oaks Shopping Plaza at the corner of SR56/581.
On 1/10/22 SD, LLC asked the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) to approve 320 apartments, 800 residents, and 700 vehicles next to the Sam’s Club store/car wash/gas station.
It was denied (3 to 2).
On 10/11/22, the BCC (i.e., Commissioner Oakley) reversed their decision, thereby approving the request (3 to 2).
Based on community outrage, on 11/10/22, Patrick Mullen filed an Appeal of the reversed decision with the 6th Judicial Circuit Court.
On 1/9/23, Judge Diskey issued an Order to Show Cause indicating that the Appeal had merit. The Order required a BCC Response to the Appeal filed on 2/23/23. Refuting the BCC’s Response, Mr. Mullen filed a Reply on 3/22/23.
Despite Stock Development’s activities, S-19’s future now lies with the Courts (Case #2022CA002963). 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)).
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