WESLEY CHAPEL — Construction of the Tampa Premium Outlets mall and the Florida Hospital Center Ice complex is helping to trigger another burgeoning business sector along the State Road 56 corridor in Pasco County — the hospitality industry.
The Wesley Chapel area continues to be one of the most dynamic areas for new development in all of Tampa Bay. Currently, there are three new motels are planned east of the Interstate 75 interchange.
The latest is a six-story, 125-room Hilton Garden Inn, earmarked for SR 56 and Silver Maple Parkway in the Cypress Creek development.
It will join a proposed 92-room Fairfield Inn and Suites in the Wiregrass Ranch development — on a parcel just south of 120 acres owned by Pasco County and targeted for a sports-related tourism project — and a previously announced 80-room Holiday Inn Express and Suites that is scheduled to open in the spring. It is next door to the $20 million ice arena, which also is set to open in March.