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Hernando County might go to court to extend Corporate Boulevard

BROOKSVILLE — Unable to reach a purchase agreement for the remaining properties needed to extend Corporate Boulevard on the south side of the county airport, the county attorney will ask the County Commission on Tuesday to approve acquiring the land through eminent domain.

If that is approved, the county can then go to court and use the condemnation process to obtain the land.

Extending Corporate Boulevard to the south is part of a plan that will eventually link U.S. 41 at Ayers Road — through the Hernando County Airport and the Trillium development — to County Line Road. Corporate would hook into the link.

The properties proposed for condemnation are owned by the Alexsuk Family Living Trust and the Olga Alexsuk Living Trust. Combined, the two properties are appraised at $446,900. Figuring in the estimated procedural and legal costs of condemnation, the county offered a total of $670,350, but never received a response.

The first phase of the project, the link from Corporate Boulevard to Trillium, is going to be partially funded by a $1.9 million grant obtained several years ago by the airport, said airport director Don Silvernell. Other county funds will be used as well.

The developer of Trillium also contributed toward the road, which is expected to improve access to the airport.

"It will cause a substantial amount of traffic coming through the airport,'' Silvernell said. "It will be good for the businesses that are here.''

Silvernell said it will also be a good selling point for business prospects because of the improved transportation network on the south side of the airport. That has been a big focus for county commissioners, who are pushing for a more diverse tax base and expanded job opportunities for local residents.

More than a year ago, commissioners said the planned road improvements were going to be good for the community and good for business development and moved them up on their priority list.

With the retail stores along Spring Hill Drive more accessible from the south, "it's also going to make a huge difference for the folks in Trillium,'' Silvernell said.

Barbara Behrendt can be reached at [email protected] or (352) 848-1434.

Hernando County might go to court to extend Corporate Boulevard 01/22/10 [Last modified: Friday, January 22, 2010 8:46pm]
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