Nestled in the Southwestern corner of Pasco County, Trinity is brimming with community life. Development began in the early 1990’s and the community continues to grow rapidly.
Historical Background of Trinity Florida
(From the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council Notes June 2011)
On December 19, 1989, Pasco County granted a Development Order (Resolution No. 90-56) to Adam SmithEnterprises, Inc. for a 3,685.81-acre, mixed-use development located on two non-contiguous parcels in Pasco andPinellas Counties.
Pinellas County adopted a similar Development Order (Resolution No. 89-512) on December5, 1989. The 3,448.3-acre Pasco County tract is located along the County line, south of State Road 54, betweenGunn Highway and Seven Springs Boulevard. The Pinellas County tract is located along the County line, west ofCounty Road 77/Seven Springs Boulevard and north of the abandoned SCLRR right-of-way.
Nine amendments to the Development Order have been subsequently adopted for each County, the latest occurringon November 16, 2010 (Resolution No. 11-65/Pasco County) and January 25, 2011 (Resolution No. 11-8/PinellasCounty).
The amendments have cumulatively:
- Modified the project acreage; reconfigured several parcels;
- Altered the timing and mitigation associated with the Little Road transportation improvements;
- Extended the Phase 1build out date by an additional ten years (to December 13, 2016) [and 14 years for transportation concurrency purposes only (to December 13, 2020)];
- Added 135,680 sq. ft. of Medical Office and 115 single-family residential units to Phase 1 as a newly-created Phase 1A;
- Reduced Phase 1 commercial/retail use by 31,452 sq. ft. (to 291,948sq. ft.);
- Clarified that the 696,400 sq. ft. of “Commerce Park” space actually consists of 160,144 sq. ft. of“Commerce Park/Light Industrial” and 536,566 sq. ft. of “Commerce Park/Office” uses;
- Amended the definition of permitted uses within the “Commerce Park” designation recognized in the Development Order;
- Recognized a reduction in Pasco County transportation impact fees;
- Extended the frequency of required reporting from “annual”to “biennial” and corresponding Development Order amendatory and Master Development Plan modifications. The Development Orders each expire on December 13, 2020.