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Pasco County Receives State Recognition for Connected City

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on October 29, 2018

Development Services wins third award for America’s First Smart Gigabit Community

Pasco County Development Services is being honored for Connected City: America’s First Smart Gigabit Community Built From The Ground Up for the third time this year.  The latest accolade for the innovative, Wesley Chapel-area community is the American Planning Association (APA) Florida Chapter’s 2018 Best Practices Award.

“This is America’s first Smart Community that will have roads ready for driverless vehicles, multi-modal transportation options, and credits for incorporating new gigabit technologies and solar power into the community,” said Long Range Planning Manager Ernest Monaco.

Pasco County Development Services received these awards for creating a unique, forward-thinking development plan that encourages companies with higher paying jobs to call Pasco County home. The plan maintains a “live, work, play” focus, following sustainability principles and improving protection of natural resources in the area.

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