The proposed new Largo Crossroads development includes a new Pinellas Suncoast Transportation Authority (PSTA) transfer station.
The old Largo Crossroads Outlet Mall had a transfer station, which was demolished in 2005. Other parts of the proposed new development are a Walmart and an apartment complex.
The Largo City Commission approved an agreement for the proposed transit facility at its Oct. 2 regular meeting. The PSTA approved the agreement on Sept. 26, city officials said.
The new station will serve a major PSTA commuter route with four connecting local routes, said City Program Planner Jesus Niño.
The proposed transportation facility is a cooperative effort. The developer, KB Crossroads, LLC, will donate the site for the transfer station, provide underground utilities and make paving improvements. PSTA will be responsible for the long-term maintenance of the pavement. The city will give the developer transportation impact fee credits, but the city will not be responsible for maintenance or any costs related to the station.
There was some discussion on the proposed station at the Oct. 2 commission meeting. One resident, Geoff Moakley, expressed concern about the money the city would be losing by not collecting transportation impact fees on the project.
Commissioners asked about pedestrian access to the station. The city planners shared pedestrian circulation and access throughout the property was included in the plans.
Mayor Pat Gerard asked if there would be a restroom at the station, and the planners did not have definitive information on the timetable for a restroom facility.