As you can see, Starkey Ranch is really taking shape. In the latest aerial shot, you can clearly see progress along Heart Pine Avenue, the main entrance from SR 54 that leads past the Welcome Center site into Whitfield Park, our first residential neighborhood.
In this recent aerial photograph, you can now visualize Heart Pine Avenue which will lead from the intersection of SR 54 and Trinity Boulevard at bottom, north into our first neighborhood, Whitfield Park.
Tampa, Fla. – In December 2013, Pasco County, the District School Board of Pasco County and Wheelock Communities approved a public-public-public-private partnership (P4) to design, construct, operate and maintain Starkey Ranch District Park, the first combined park, school, library and theatre complex in Florida.
Wheelock Street Capital announced today residential land acquisition of approximately 1,080 acres from the Starkey Family in the Tampa Bay area marking the first closing of a multi-year contract to purchase the 2,500-acre Starkey Ranch.
This article by James Thorner unravels the history of the Starkey family and the land they held onto for the larger part of the 20th century, exploring their reason to ultimately develop the last 2,500 acres of the land no longer viable for cattle.