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Zephyrhills hospice reveals plans to build

ZEPHYRHILLS — A luxury hospice is set to break ground in Zephyrhills next month.

At Monday's City Council meeting, representatives from Gulfside Regional Hospice revealed plans to build a 21,000-square-foot, Tuscan-themed hospice facility on 4 acres on Dean Dairy Road.

Gulfside hospice houses are situated in Dade City and New Port Richey, but this 12-bed, private-room hospice will be the first of its kind in Zephyrhills, according to Gulfside representatives.

The $6-million project is scheduled to open in May 2009.

In other business, the council voted 4-1 to move forward with appraisals for three parcels of land to be used to build a fire station. Council member Clyde Bracknell voted against getting the appraisals.

On Monday, Zephyrhills fire Chief Keith Williams presented a proposal to construct a two-story, 3,200-square-foot station.

Bracknell said he was worried about the project's $1.7-million price tag — and where the city would get the money.

"The question is not, are we getting a fire station, because we've planned (for) it," council member Kenneth Compton said. "The question is, how are we going to fund it?"

After a lengthy debate about the proposed fire station's funding, council members decided to review more funding options at the next meeting.

Also Monday, the council approved a proposal to build four large pavilions at the Water Play Park at Zephyr Park for an estimated $44,000.

Already set aside for park improvements was $50,000 from the city's fiscal budget, according to a city memo.

Zephyrhills hospice reveals plans to build 06/09/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 11:05am]
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