PHSC looks to expand Spring Hill campus
SPRING HILL - Pasco-Hernando State College's Spring Hill could soon be getting a bit bigger.
Earlier this month, the District Board of Trustees for the college approved a roughly $1 million land purchase contract that would expand its Spring Hill campus by about 75 acres. If everything goes according to plan, the college will close on the property in September.
College spokeswoman Lucy Miller said PHSC anticipates it will need to expand the campus in the future and the chance to purchase this land was too good to pass up.
"The college was presented a very good opportunity to purchase the land at a very attractive price and administration and the [trustees] felt that neither the land nor the price would be available in the future," she wrote in an e-mail.
Miller said the land will remain vacant at present, but will likely build on it in the future as the college sees fit.
The property, officially located at 5379 Hunter's Lake Road, consists of four parcels running adjacent to the campus; part of the acreage borders Hunter's Lake. It is being purchased from The Takahe Corporation as well as The Conner family Properties & The Conner Family Partnership.
The total cost is $1,025,000, excluding the cost of due diligence testing and examinations.
The sellers signed the contract April 18.