WRA VP Appointed to Pasco Task Force for State Road 54/56 Solutions

With more rapid growth of homes and storefronts anticipated from Wesley Chapel to Zephyrhills, Pasco County officials are starting discussions again on solutions to the major traffic issues on State Road 54/56. After a previous elevated toll road development plan fell through, the county is looking for public engagement and would like residents to play a larger role in the decision-making. …

WRA Responds to High Demand with New Hires

Tampa, FL – WRA continues to be contracted to design and permit a number of large and prestigious residential and commercial projects throughout Florida. In response to this demand WRA is excited to announce the hire of several new employees that will allow us to continue our high quality work and client responsiveness. The newest members of the WRA team …

Nordstrom Rack Grand Opening!

Last week marked the grand opening of Nordstrom Rack! WRA provided full service civil engineering and construction management services for the recently executed building expansion at the Shoppes of UTC to accommodate the new Nordstrom Rack.  The plan consisted of a 15,000 SF expansion overtop existing drainage areas and utilities that were retrofitted for the building expansion without impeding existing …

American Eagle Coming to UTC

It was announced earlier today that the Mall at University Town Center has secured the retail chain American Eagle Outfitters. The Pittsburgh-based retailer  specializes in ‘current’ men’s and women’s clothing and accessories. Mall developers are hoping it will  draw a more youthful demographic. American Eagle has already started posting job openings for the new location on their website.   Other confirmed …

Bradenton Shopping Center Almost Complete

Construction is coming along on the Lockwood Commons shopping center in Bradenton. The Publix-anchored shopping center is located at the corner of Lockwood Ridge Road and 53rd Avenue East. Other stores and restaurants that will be opening up include Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, Subway, Sakura Thai Sushi, Lee’s Garden, KT Nails and Hair Cuttery. Construction is estimated to be completed later this year. …

Estancia Permit Approval

WRA has just secured Pasco County Preliminary Development Plan and Mass Grading Plan approval for Standard Pacific’s Estancia at Wiregrass. With Preliminary Development Plan  approval, Pasco County has signed off on the conceptual site layout for nearly 1,200 single family homes on one of the largest single family home tracts under construction in the region. Mass Grading approval allows Standard …

St. Leo Parking Garage Wins Award

The Saint Leo University  Parking Garage and Turf Stadium has been chosen for an Award of Merit in Category I in the 2013 IPI Awards of Excellence competition. The 2013 IPI Conference & Expo was held May 19-22 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There were more than 50 educational sessions, powerful keynotes, and an Expo Hall the size of four football fields all adding up …

Storm Tri Club Moves to Benderson Park

The Florida International Triathlon is moving to Benderson Park! Sarasota FIT has moved their triathlon from the usual Siesta Key location to Benderson Park off of I-75. This is only one of the many athletic events that are making their home at Benderson. Once its fully completed, Benderson Park will be a hot-spot for many local,  national and even international sporting …