Developer submits program for retail heart in Lecanto | Community Information

Lecanto people could see a massive retail intricate in their community if a developer’s programs move muster with the county.

The Ferber Co., centered in Ponte Vedra Seashore, Florida, submitted a ask for for rezoning from general professional to what is termed a prepared device improvement (PUD) for a proposed growth to consist of a person big-box retail retail outlet, nine outparcels and a highway facilitating visitors.

The advanced, to be named Beverly Hills Crossing, would be located on 29.52 acres on the northwest corner of County Street 486 and 491.

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No tenants have been determined, according to the site strategy.

Joanna Coutu, director of Citrus County Land Enhancement, said the application is remaining reviewed and will then be placed on an forthcoming county Arranging and Growth Commission agenda.

From there it would go just before county commissioners.

That intersection is rapid starting to be a commercial hub. In the earlier couple yrs, it has witnessed the making of Wendy’s and Wawa. Mavis Tires is constructing a retail store upcoming to McDonald’s and should be open soon. Glory Days Grill, Culver’s and Caliber Motor vehicle Wash are also coming.


Kevin Cunningham, broker-proprietor of RE/MAX Realty 1, said he has read different occupants for vendors at the proposed Beverly Hills Crossing but there have been no organization commitments,

Why is that intersection so preferred with stores?

“It’s in the center of the county,” he stated. “If you go back again in history, when they constructed the mall in Crystal River. It was supposed to be in which the Walmart is suitable now (at that intersection). A good deal of politics was included with it and (the mall) was moved to the place it is now on U.S. 19.”

Cunningham stated yet another factor that could be driving improvement is the long run proximity to the eventual enlargement of the Suncoast Parkway from State Road 44 to County Street 486.

That 3-mile extension is funded for design in fiscal year 2023. The road is scheduled to terminate about 1,500 ft east of the Pine Ridge entrance.

The Chronicle will carry on to abide by this growth.