ZEPHYRHILLS . . . a hidden gem
emphasis was positioning your city for the 21st Century while
staying objective. They dove into issues like homelessness and
its root cause. He will bring that knowledge back to the city and
county and together they will review how that can translate to
prevention within their own areas.
He was very proud to say that they were one of the few
counties that now allow accessory dwelling units, which are free
standing residences. Pasco County is way ahead of other areas
in this respect, he says, and this goes a long way in helping with
homelessness. Rod says they want to make as many housing opportunities
available as possible and this offers affordable homes
and homeownership while thinking outside the box. He told me
that when planning, they plan by necessity or by what is inherited.
Everything is looked at when deciding to reuse a building.
Limited grants are available through the CRA for things like
paint, facade and windows, as well as lien forgiveness.
ger neighboring city and commuted in with no plan of moving
to Zephyrhills. I was surprised to hear that he had moved and I
asked him why. “There’s so many great things about living here
that it’s hard to put into words,” he said. He loves “how close it is
to nature with a little bit of a city vibe.” He told me that he enjoys
that Pasco County is quickly becoming a “sports capital.” Rod
said, “I love the slogan, it really kind of says it all. Hometown
America in the heart of Tampa Bay.” Rod
said about his move, “I really feel like this
city can overcome anything. I love it here.
This is a choice.”
Visit Zephyrhills for yourself and see
what all the fuss is about. You can see a list
of upcoming community events at www.
mainstreetzephyrhills.org/events-1 or on
To learn more about the Main Street America
organization visit www.mainstreet.org.
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