Tuesday, December 4, 2012
County officials aren't sure what they'll build on the 1.6 acres of land.
Hillsborough County is purchasing a little more than one and a half acres of land in the Citrus Park area near the existing Little League fields on Gunn Highway. The land is an entire block of property located north of the county's Citrus Park Little League field between Alloway Street and Alema Street west of Gunn Hwy. The parcel of land is designated for recreational use, but officials aren't sure exactly what they'll do with it yet. The land purchase completes a community saga that began in 2011. In 2011, residents became embroiled in a contentious fight over what should be done with $1.6 million leftover from money set aside for the community. Some wanted a recreation center, while others wanted to use the money to expand the baseball …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The man was found Tuesday night at a Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office.
A 56 year old man shot and killed himself behind a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office located in Citrus Park on Tuesday night, according to law enforcement officials. The body of Claude Orozco who lived at 7320 Exter Way was found at about 9:15 p.m. by a deputy. The District III sheriff's office is located at 7202 Gunn Highway near the Westfield Citrus Park mall. Orozco was not a recent or past employee of the sheriff's department. The death is still under investigation.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
A public meeting on the issue was held on May 30
Hillsborough County officials are still taking public comment regarding a trail extension at Ballyhoo Grill in Citrus Park after some residents expressing opinions during a May 30 meeting on the issue. Residents have until Friday, June 15, to submit comments about the project at Ehrlich Road and Gunn Highway, which proposes use of a limited crossing of the Upper Tampa Bay Trail to connect the restaurant's parking lots. The proposal also suggests using a portion of the trail right-of-way for parking. "We are going to take a synopsis of public comment for the Board of County Commissioners," said Steve Valdez, county spokesman. "It will go in late July, or the first meeting in August." Public comments can be made to Valdez by calling 813-635-…
Monday, December 12, 2011
Family bicycle shop keeps on rolling
This week’s business profile is on Citrus Park Cyclery, 6573 Gunn Highway. Find out more below: Owners: Family owned and operated by Andy Baxter and his son, A.J. Vital Stats: Phone: 813-644-7222; On the Web: CitrusParkCyclery.com; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Operating days and hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Doing business since July 2011. About the company: Andy Baxter had been retired for two years when talk began with his son about running a bike shop. “Retirement was nice, but I enjoy working on bikes and building bikes," said Andy. "I was always mechanical.” A former resident of New York state, he enjoyed building street rods. But during the long northeastern winters, he’d also build …