C.T. Bowen, Times Staff

C.T. Bowen

Times Staff

I landed in Pasco County more than 30 years ago from upstate New York and never left. I joined the Times in 1998 after 11 years at the Tampa Tribune and, over the past three decades, I've authored, stories, columns and editorials about the people, places and politics of this county. My wife, Mary Beth, and I live in Land O' Lakes and are parents of two grown sons.

Pasco tells apartment builder: Seniors welcome, but not poor people

Site of a proposed affordable housing complex south of State Road 52 in west Pasco. Commissioners voted down a land-use change to allow the apartments to be built
Pasco County commissioners reject a plan that would have allowed an affordable housing apartment complex on property targeted for redevelopment.

Bowen: Watch out for flying elbows in non-election years

ALICE HERDEN | Special to the Times
The proverbial elbows were flying last week in the commission chambers inside the Pasco County Historic Courthouse in Dade City.
In their first post-election meeting, Pasco County Commissioners bypass two board members in picking their vice chairman.

ln Pasco apartment boom, a question lingers: How many is too many?

MICHELE MILLER |  TIMESNine apartment complexes are under construction or planned for the State Road 54 and SR 56 corridor in southern Pasco County. The apartment-building boom has sparked a public debate among Pasco commission members wondering how many is too many when it comes to multifamily housing.
Nine luxury apartment complexes are under construction or proposed for the State Roads 54 and SR 56 corridor along Pasco's southern tier.

Food trucks to replace auto sales in historic downtown Dade City

The former home of Pasco Motors on Seventh Street in Dade City will be rechristened as Highlands, an events center, plus a food truck garden and bar. Courtesy of Larry Guilford
The former Pasco Motors site on Seventh Street is targeted for a events and entertainment center

For nearly $14 million, you get an auto auction lot in Hudson

An Arizona-based real estate investment firm paid $$13.89 million for the 40 acres on Bolton Avenue in Hudson that is home to IAA - Insurance Auto Auctions.
The pricey sale of 40 acres on Bolton Avenue is raising eyebrows among real estate professionals.