Pasco Co. to hold second meeting this month on sinkhole site

The second meeting is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Lake O'Lakes Community Center.

LAND O’ LAKES, Fla. – Pasco County officials are holding the second of two meetings this month on what to do with the Lake Padgett Estates neighborhood ravaged by a sinkhole.

The second meeting is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Lake O’Lakes Community Center at 5401 Land Blvd.

At this month's first meeting held Saturday, Pasco County leaders presented two plans for what to do with the site:

  1. Repaving the washed-out road and putting barriers on each side.
  2. Removing the water, filling the hole and repaving the entire site.

The second plan could cost between $8-12 million, according to Pasco County leaders.

Pasco County public infrastructure and public safety staff will present options for what to do with the site based on feedback from county commissioners, engineers and USF geologists.

On July 14, the sinkhole opened up behind a home on Oceans Pine Drive. Crews estimated the hole grew to 260 feet across and about 50 feet deep, swallowing several homes.

The sinkhole destroyed seven homes in the Lake Padgett Estates neighborhood.

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Photos: Sinkhole swallows homes in Pasco County

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