July 2014

Costco Developer Wins Rezoning Request

Capping more than a half year of work, M&M Realty saw the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners vote to approve its request to rezone 32.25 acres at the southeast corner of Sheldon Road and Linebaugh Avenue.

Westchase USTA Team Sign Ups Available

If you are a Westchase tennis player interested in joining league play, teams are now forming for a new season. The Westchase tennis program is actively seeking competitive players for USTA league play, including Singles, Doubles and Combos. Westchase programs also offer USTA Clinics.

Road Repaving to Begin in The Greens and Stonebridge

The bumps and potholes will be vanishing in two Westchase neighborhoods in the coming weeks, courtesy of the Westchase Community Development District (CDD).

Significant Rise in Westchase Homeowners’ CDD Assessment Seems Likely

With the Westchase Community Development District (CDD) one month from their Aug. 5 public budget hearing, the latest draft of the district’s spending plan still points to a significant increase in homeowners’ operations and maintenance assessment.

Do You Want a Say in Future Hillsborough County Development?

By 2040, Hillsborough County is projected to have 600,000 new residents and 400,000 new jobs. WOW’s October 2013 issue introduced readers to an interactive survey known as Imagine 2040, designed by the Hillsborough County Planning Commission and Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to let residents have a say in planning for the growth of their community. This month, through a second survey, planners want Westchase residents’ input on other development issues.

The Westchase Sandwich Generation: Caring for Your Parents

Beginning in the mid-1990s, hundreds of young adults in their twenties and early thirties bought Westchase homes to start a family. Twenty years later, many of those folks now face a new challenge. Many find themselves entering what has been coined “the sandwich generation.”

Evening Kids’ Kickball League Opens July 7

Westchase kids are invited to come out and play kickball with their friends this summer through the Little Strides Fitness’ Kickball League. Pick-up games will take place Monday nights, July 7-Aug. 11, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Davidsen Middle School. More than 90 children participated in last summer’s league.

Annual Kaye Prox School Supply Drive Returns

For many children the most exciting aspect of returning to school is receiving their brand new supplies. Unfortunately, many at-risk, impoverished kids do not have the luxury of simply going to Target and buying mountains of pencils, notebooks and markers.

Proposed 2015 CDD Assessments

The Westchase Community Development District (CDD) will approve its budget and final assessments at their public budget hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 5. Thus, the initially proposed assessments listed below may change after public input. The district’s assessments, which will appear on your county property tax bill this fall, do not include fees assessed by the Westchase Community Association (WCA) for maintenance of the swim and tennis facilities or by any sub-homeowner association with jurisdiction over your property.

Four Seats Open in Sept. 9 WCA Board of Directors Election

Election for four WCA Board of Directors’ seats will take place Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the Westchase Swim and Tennis Center. The Westchase Voting Members (VMs) will elect the new directors, who will each serve two-year terms. Current Westchase Community Association (WCA) board members whose terms expire this year are Keith Heinemann, Joe Odda, Darrick Sams and Nancy Sells.

WCA Board Awards Bid for Tennis Cabana Construction

Culminating a nearly two-year effort, directors awarded the $88,000 contract to Mangrove Construction. The June 12 Westchase Community Association (WCA) Board meeting began, however, with two residents heeding WCA President Nancy Sells’ call for volunteers.

VMs Pass Bulk of Document Amendments

The June 10 Westchase Voting Member (VMs) meeting saw 20 VMs taking their vote-casting role very seriously during their final approval of proposed changes to the Westchase documents. VMs needed to because, according to Association Manager Debbie Sainz, only 820 Westchase homeowners completed polls on proposed changes to the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CCRs) and Bylaws, representing just 23.5 percent of Westchase.

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