Emergency Preparedness

Staff is currently monitoring the progress of Subtropical Storm Nicole. The storm is expected to make landfall along the east coast of Florida early Thursday morning. Pasco County is currently under a Tropical Storm Watch. Impacts for our area are predicted to minimal at this point with wind gusts of 35-40mph expected late Wednesday into Thursday morning and 2-4″ of rain.

 

 

Make sure you are ready for this year’s storm season by downloading Pasco County’s Disaster Preparedness Guide here!

 

Learn how to make a hurricane disaster plan for your pets here!

The 2022-2023 Community Redevelopment to Update the CRA Master Plan

Community Visioning.

The overriding commonality that comes from community visioning is the intense desire for places and spaces to generate positive feelings.  Places that are healthy and sustainable for living, working, playing, and retiring also include nature, and a sense of community.  We promote walkability, easy mobility connections within a reasonable 10-to-15-minute walking time or even a 2 mile bike ride.  Be a part of a greater vision to make the community positive, livable, safe, and affordable. When we have an area that that has a negative impact, we want to change it for the better.  We can visually see and feel the difference when blighted areas are improved and made welcoming and family friendly.  You can turn to New Port Richey and feel the transformation.  We plan to continue our efforts as part of our updated CRA Master Plan.

Interactive Map:  Click here to add your comments on the interactive map.

Additional resources and information can be found in the roadmap .

We value your input and are bringing you additional ways to be a part of the visioning process.  This is a great opportunity to tell us what you like about the city, what you want to see changed, and your great ideas for the future.  Make your voice heard and be a part of the plan for the future of New Port Richey.  

   

CRA Plan Update Background

The City of New Port Richey Community Redevelopment Agency has grown the thriving business community in the City of New Port Richey. We are looking toward the future and will host focus groups, public workshops, and public hearings with an updated plan anticipated by March of 2023.

In May of 2022, the City of New Port Richey Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking a qualified firm to prepare a Community Redevelopment Plan Update. Several firms submitted proposals, and after evaluation and firm presentations, the CRA and City selected Stantec Consulting, Inc.

Once completed the Plan Update will help guide future CRA initiatives and investments, be used as a tool in promoting economic development, and will work in collaboration with the City to maximize public investment to positively impact New Port Richey.

It is the intent of the CRA to complete the Plan Update in March 2023.

CRA Plan Update

A CRA Plan or Plan Update combines both a community vision plan and implementation plan in one working document.  Those that are most successful are ones developed with meaningful public involvement and reflect the specific needs and diversity of each community, and the neighborhoods within its CRA.

In prior years, the CRA and City have updated the CRA Plan and completed other planning studies that will be used as the basis for the current Plan Update.  These will be expanded through a public involvement process to identify additional areas of redevelopment emphasis, changes to current areas of redevelopment emphasis, and those that may have been completed.

Based on these previous Plans, the redevelopment priorities will continue to include downtown, the US Highway 10 corridor, and various catalyst sites within the City.  It is also the intent of this Plan Update to identify any other unmet needs within the City and expand investment within residential neighborhoods.

In addition to being a tool for the CRA and City, CRA Plans must also comply with specific requirements included in the Community Redevelopment Act of 1969, Chapter 163, Pa rt III, Florida Statutes.

There will be several specific tasks included within this process:

 

·         Document Review / Assessment

·         Public Engagement

·         Evaluation of the CRA Boundary

·         Development or Refinement of the CRA Vision, Goals, Objectives, and Policies

·         Development of a Five-Year Capital Budget & Funding Mechanisms

·         Review and Update Grant Programs

·         Review and Update Economic Development Incentives

·         Finalize the Plan Update

Public Workshops

There are two evening public workshops anticipated during the Plan Update tentatively scheduled for:

·         Wednesday, December 7th, 2022

5:30 PM until 6:30 PM in the River Room at the New Port Richey Public Library,

5939* Main Street, New Port Richey, FL 34652

·         Wednesday, January 11th

5:30 PM until 6:30 PM in the River Room at the New Port Richey Public Library,

5939* Main Street, New Port Richey, FL 34652

Public Notice

11.10.2022 Public Notice CRA UPDATE Master Plan Community Meeting

Additional Information

This page will be updated as the Plan Update process continues.

For questions or other input, please feel free to contact:

·         Barbara Carr, Director of Economic Development, City of New Port Richey: CarrB@CityofNewPortRichey.org

·         Jared Beck, Project Manager, Stantec Consulting, Inc.:  Jared.Beck@Stantec.com

 

CRA Plan Focus Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHECK OUT OUR INTERACTIVE BUSINESS DIRECTORY

BUSINESS OWNERS CAN UPDATE INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS INCLUDING SOCIAL MEDIA AND HOURS OF OPERATION.

MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT:

Your Official Downtown New Port Richey Site: The best place to live, work, and play in Tampa Bay! (downtownnpr.org)

Welcome to the City of New Port Richey’s Interactive Business Directory! Business owners can update their information with hours of operations, specials, and add photos. We welcome the public to utilize the interactive map to find the business that can best serve your needs, right here in New Port Richey. We have made it convenient for you to find just what you are looking for and we love when you shop local.

 

Upcoming GHS Construction Community Mtg: Tue, 2/22, 6pm @GHS Cafeteria

 

Gulf High School Construction Coming Soon. Learn more about it at the community meeting, Tues, Feb 22, 6 pm at the GHS Cafeteria.

Pasco County Schools invites the public to a community meeting held on Tuesday, February 22, 6 pm at the GHS cafeteria. The purpose of the meeting is for Pasco County Schools to present the plans for the redevelopment of the Gulf High School campus in New Port Richey, and its construction schedule. There will also be an opportunity for the public to ask the Pasco County Schools questions regarding these GHS redevelopment plans.

No Boat Trailer Parking: City Ordinance No. 2022-2256

 

At the February 15 City Council meeting, a second and final reading of Ordinance No. 2022-2256 will be presented for consideration for approval of prohibiting boat trailer parking along several streets in the Downtown area. On the following day, February 16, this ordinance will be in full effect and will be enforced by the City and the New Port Richey Police Department.

Almost year round, taking boats to the Cotee River in New Port Richey is a very popular activity and steadily increasing in use leading to a full parking lot at the boat ramp.

Overflow parking is available at the former church property at 6134 River Road. This is the second church on the right with a white sign with “City Car and Trailer Overflow Parking” in green just above the blue sign with a right arrow pointing to the overflow lot. Do not park at the first church on the right (parkers at the Riverside Baptist Church will be towed).

Boaters unaware of the overflow parking at the church property will usually park on the street but due to the width of most boat trailers, they are usually wider than the allotted parking spaces on the street. Due to safety concerns for other drivers and pedestrians, the ordinance will prohibit boat trailer parking on the following Downtown area streets:

  • Main Street between U.S. Highway 19 and Madison Street
  • River Road between Main Street and Acorn Street
  • Grand Boulevard between Bank Street and Delaware Avenue
  • Bank Street between Grand Boulevard and Main Street
  • Circle Boulevard between Sims Lane and Grand Boulevard
  • Florida Avenue between Adams Street and Main Street

This will be effective on February 16.

Resources:

Permanent Extended Hours for the New City Parking Structure

 

The new Parking Structure on the corner of US Highway 19 and Main Street behind the new Keiser University will have new hours.

Effective immediately, this garage will be OPEN DAILY from 7:30 a.m. to midnight in hopes for better convenience for Keiser students, and everyone visiting Downtown during peak times where parking will be more available. As always, you can go to the Downtown New Port Richey website for more parking details (plus electric vehicle charging station info): https://downtownnpr.org/explore/parking-map/ .

A shuttle system will be running soon in early 2021 and we will post hours of the shuttle when details are determined and finalized.

 

Pasco Florida Kennel Club Donate to NPRFD & NPRPD

 

Pasco Florida Kennel Club Donates to NPRFD & NPRPD

The New Port Richey Fire Department would like to express their deepest gratitude to The Pasco Florida Kennel Club for their generous donation of a new SurgiVet® Pet Oxygen (O2) Mask Kit. On hand to present Fire Chief Fitch the pet oxygen masks was Pasco Kennel Club representative Bonny Thatcher. Also pictured with Chief Fitch and Ms. Thatcher is the “A” Shift Crew at NPRFD Station 1.

The kit includes 3 masks for providing oxygen to animals that are in respiratory distress during emergency situations, such as smoke inhalation when an animal becomes trapped inside of a structure that is on fire. The mask can be attached to a standard oxygen bottle fitting, allowing oxygen to be administered to the animal. Although the masks will be used primarily for dogs, they can be used on all mammals with a snout. Through the generosity of The Pasco Kennel Club, every emergency vehicle in the New Port Richey Fire Department fleet will have at least one pet oxygen mask amongst their inventory of equipment.

*Close up pictures of the equipment and the model dog courtesy of emsstuff.com.

A friendly reminder that the kind and generous folks at the Pasco Florida Kennel Club just recently also gave a donation to the New Port Richey Police Department to aid with the acquisition of another needed K9 police dog.

Jeannie St. John and others from the Pasco Florida Kennel Club presented a check to Mayor Marlowe and Chief Bogart in the amount of $9,500 for the purchase of a new K9. Motion made to accept the check and authorize the purchase of the dog.

Thank you again, Pasco Florida Kennel Club and Merry Christmas to all of you!

Blue Thunder Riders Honor NPRPD

The Blue Thunder Riders presented a wonderful wood-etched plaque to the New Port Richey Police Department in appreciation of the PD’s work, dedication and service of all the officers and staff. The Blue Thunder Riders mission is to publicly provide support to law enforcement agencies throughout Florida and honor their service to our communities, while building a culture of support and unity between the public and those who protect them. Also, the Blue Thunder Riders presented plaques of appreciation to the Port Richey Police Department and Pasco Sheriff’s Office. Thank you, Blue Thunder Riders!

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5522 Gulf Drive New Port Richey

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