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Park Place Supervisors Wrestle with Additional Borrowing for Expanding Capital Improvement Project List

At their Feb. 17 meeting, Park Place CDD Supervisors took their initial vote to accept a bank’s term sheet for refinancing the district’s bonds and accepted an expanded capital improvement projects list requested by the lender, raising questions about an assessment hike on the Mandolin-Windsor Place side of the district. Appearing for the second time …

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Inventory Squeeze Triggers Upward Rise in 2020 Home Prices

A look at local 2020 real estate trends makes this much clear: If you’re looking to sell, you’ve likely never had a better market. Looking to buy? The pickings in the Westchase and Northwest areas are increasingly slim. That combination of small supply and solid demand produced an uptick in real estate prices across most …

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WCA Board Addresses Fines, Late Assessments and Employee Covid Policies

“If you receive a violation notice, don’t ignore it. Communicate with the WCA office,” WCA Director Dale Sells told one homeowner who attended the February board of directors meeting to appeal his fine. Echoing Sells’ sentiment, other Westchase Community Association (WCA) Directors stated they didn’t want to punish homeowners but wanted to work with them. …

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VMs Hear Presentation on County Sidewalk Maintenance

The Feb. 9 meeting of Westchase Voting Members saw a county presentation on sidewalk repairs that offered some unfortunate news for those awaiting fixes. Chaired by Westchase Community Association (WCA) Vice President Heather Greeley-Hessefort in the absence of WCA President Shawn Yesner, the meeting saw 37 participants. Government Affairs Committee (GAC) Chair Eric Holt began …

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CDD Votes for Road Reserve Review and Pond Plantings

The Feb. 2 meeting of the Westchase CDD on Feb. 2 saw supervisors vote to review their road reserves and undertake the planting of hundreds of cypress saplings along a recently obtained lake. Supervisors unanimously supported a motion asking staff to update the CDD’s road reserve study, which estimates reserve funds needed to pave district-owned …

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WCA Board Approves Estate Sale; Prepares Master Plans for Improvements

Residents attended the January Westchase Community Association (WCA) Board of Directors meeting via Zoom to request use of the facilities and inquire about holding estate sales in Westchase. Local Realtor Nancy Wood told the board that her listing on Stockbridge Drive was under contract and that the trustees of the estate would like to have …

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CDD Board Addresses Two Proposed Cell Towers

The Jan. 5 meeting of the Westchase CDD saw supervisors largely focus on matters surrounding two proposed cell towers. CDD Attorney Erin McCormick turned first to the district’s lease agreement, approved in December with Vertex, the builder of a proposed cell tower for a CDD-owned parcel of land behind the Maureen Gauzza Library. “It’s been …

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WCA Board Addresses COVID-Impacted Homeowner Violations

During the December Westchase Community Association (WCA) Board of Directors meeting Treasurer Dale Sells reported that COVID-19 had not had a negative financial impact on the association. “Overall revenue is down quite a bit, but so are expenses,” he stated. “There were lots of programs that did not take place. Overall for revenue we are …

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CDD Releases Photo-Simulations of Proposed Glencliff Park Cell Tower for Public Comment

The Westchase Community Development District (CDD) continues to work with Vertex on the proposed Glencliff Park cell tower. After deliberation, public comment and obtaining advice from its consultant and the cell tower provider, the CDD board is pursuing a flagpole design for the cell tower. A flag will NOT be mounted on the pole structure, …

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