The Planning staff and Planning Commission recommend approval of the proposed rezoning for the subject property from City M-1 (Industrial) to City SPUD (Small Planned Unit Development).
The project site is approximately four acres. The property is generally located on the south side of W. Main Street, just west of S. Nursery Road as shown on the attached General Location Map. The present zoning for this property is City M-1 (Industrial). The current use of the property is a trucking company. The proposed use is a trucking company with a diesel truck repair shop. The surrounding zoning designations are County C-1 (Neighborhood Commercial), County R-6 (Urban Residential District), and City M-1 (Industrial) & City R-1 (Low Density Residential). The surrounding Future Land Use Map designations are Low Density. The existing Land Use designation for the subject property is City General Commercial.
The proposed zoning district of City SPUD (Small Planned Unit Development) is compatible with the adjacent and nearby properties in the area and with the existing future land use designation of City General Commercial.
The existing land uses surrounding the property are single family residential, commercial/industrial, retention pond and undeveloped property.
Development of the property requires City utilities.
By a vote of 7 to 0 on July 23, 2009, the Planning Commission voted to recommend approval.
1. Approve the proposed rezoning to City SPUD (Small Planned Unit Development) thereby allowing consistent zoning and development standards for this area.
2. Other such action as the Commission may deem appropriate.
There is a positive fiscal impact to the City through the development of this vacant site.
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AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY OF LEESBURG LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE CHAPTER 25, ARTICLE IV. ZONING DISTRICT CODE, SECTION 25-280 DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT STANDARD, TABLE 4-3 BY REVISING THE YARD MINIMUM SETBACKS FOR THE M-1 INDUSTRIAL AND SPUD SMALL PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS; PROVIDING A SAVINGS CLAUSE; REPEALING CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, that:
Based upon the petition of Diamond C Transport, Inc/ Judith Bjorn, the petitioner of the property hereinafter described, which petition has heretofore been approved by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg Florida, pursuant to the provisions of the Laws of Florida, the said property located in Lake County, Florida, is hereby rezoned from City M-1 (Industrial) to City SPUD (Small Planned Unit Development) zoning district subject to conditions contained in Exhibit A, to-wit:
(See Exhibit B for Legal Description)
Alternate Key Number: 1349290
This ordinance shall become effective upon its passage and adoption, according to law.
PASSED AND ADOPTED at the regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, held on the day of , 2009.
THE CITY OF LEESBURG
CASE #:026-1-072309 EXHIBIT A
DIAMOND C TRANSPORT
REZONING TO SPUD (SMALL PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT)
PLANNED DEVELOPMENT CONDITIONS
JULY 23, 2009
These Planned Development Conditions for a SPUD (Small Planned Unit Development) District are granted by the City of Leesburg Planning Commission, Lake County, Florida to Diamond C Transport, Inc./ Judith Bjorn, "Permittee" for the purposes and terms and conditions as set forth herein pursuant to authority contained in Chapter 25 "Zoning", Section 25-278 "Planned Development Process" of the City of Leesburg Code of Ordinances, as amended.
BACKGROUND: The "Permittee" has submitted an application requesting a SPUD (Small Planned Unit Development) zoning district to allow a trucking company with a diesel truck repair shop on an approximately 4+/- acre site within the City of Leesburg in accordance with their Planned Development application and supplemental information.
Permission is hereby granted to Diamond C Transport to operate, and maintain a SPUD (Small Planned Unit Development) development in and on real property in the City of Leesburg. The property is generally located on the south side of W. Main Street, just west of S. Nursery Road. The property is more particularly described as shown in the attached legal description below.
2. LEGAL DESCRIPTION
See attached legal Exhibit B
3. LAND USES
The above-described property shall be used for SPUD (Small Planned Unit Development) uses as limited herein, and pursuant to City of Leesburg development codes and standards.
1) Uses shall be those listed as permitted uses in this document and shall occupy the approximate area as shown on the Conceptual Plan dated April 27, 2009.
2) Permitted Uses shall be as follows:
a. Commercial uses shall be those listed for the SPUD (Small Planned Unit Development) uses in the Land Development Code as a permitted uses including vehicle repairs, service and storage for the approximate area as shown on the Conceptual Plan dated April 27, 2009.
B. Uses prohibited shall be as follows:
a. All uses not permitted by the SPUD (Small Planned Unit Development)
b. convenience store with or without gas pumps
c. recreation uses - indoor and outdoor
d. bars and lounges
e. clubs and lodges
f. package stores
g. places of worship
h. educational facilities
i. transient accommodations
j. crematoriums and funeral parlors
k. vehicle sales
The Impervious surface coverage for this site shall not exceed eighty (80) percent of the gross site area.
D. Open Space
A minimum of twenty (20) percent of the site shall be developed as open space, including retention areas, buffer and landscaped areas. Parking areas and vehicle access areas shall not be considered in calculating open space.
4. SITE ACCESS
A. Access to the property is currently from W. Main Street. Any additional access shall be subject to the City of Leesburg SPUD amendment and Site Plan Application review process.
5. DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
A. The minimum development standards shall be those required for the SPUD district except as amended by these conditions.
B. All repairs shall be restricted to the southern half of the property and shall take place within an enclosed structure whenever possible.
C. No outdoor storage areas shall be permitted except as per Section 25-288, q) Vehicle services, b. Services and repairs conducted outside of an enclosed building.
A. The permittee shall have off-street parking spaces within the property per the conceptual site plan, pursuant to the City of Leesburg Code of Ordinances, as amended, which shall include the required number of handicapped parking spaces.
A. There are no wetlands on the site.
8. DRAINAGE AND UTILITIES
A. Prior to receiving Final Development Plan Approval, the "Permittee" shall submit, if applicable, a Master Site Drainage Plan and Utility Implementation Plan acceptable to the City of Leesburg. Prior to removal, renovation or demolition of any existing development on the site, the permittee shall provide:
1) A detailed site plan demonstrating no direct discharge of stormwater runoff generated by the development into any natural surface waters or onto adjacent properties.
2) A detailed site plan indicating all provisions for electric, water, sewer, and natural gas in accordance with the site plan review process as required by the City of Leesburg Code of Ordinances.
A. Development of the property should not require a traffic study since the site is currently developed and the proposed additional use has limited traffic impacts. A transportation study waiver may be requested from the MPO exempting the project based on the previous use of the property and substantiation of minimum change in traffic impacts.
10. LANDSCAPING AND BUFFER REQUIREMENTS
A. All landscaping and buffering shall be in accordance with regulations contained within the City of Leesburg Code of Ordinances except as provided under these conditions.
1) For each one hundred (100) linear feet, or fraction thereof, of boundary, the following plants shall be provided in accordance with the planting standards and requirements of the City of Leesburg Code of Ordinances, as amended.
a. Two (2) canopy trees
b. Two (2) ornamental trees
c. Thirty (30) shrubs
d. The remainder of the buffer area shall be landscaped with grass, groundcover, and/or other landscape treatment.
e. Existing vegetation in the required buffer shall be protected during any construction.
B. The use of barbed wire shall be permitted along the top of fences for security of the property.
C. Variations to the landscape requirements of the code may be approved by the Community Development Director because of the existing development of the property as long as the intent of the SPUD and the Landscaping Code are maintained.
A. With the exception of public utilities and sidewalks, maintenance of all site improvements, including but not limited to drives, internal sidewalks, landscaping and drainage shall be the responsibility of the owner.
12. DEVELOPMENT PHASING
A. The proposed project may be constructed in phases in accordance with the Small Planned Unit Development Conditions and Conceptual Plan. Changes to the Development Plan, other than those conditions described in this agreement, shall be revised in accordance with the Planned Development review process.
B. Implementation of the project shall substantially commence within 36 months of approval of this Planned Development. In the event, the conditions of the SPUD have not been substantially implemented during the required time period, the SPUD shall be scheduled with due notice for reconsideration by the Planning Commission at their next available regular meeting. The Planning Commission will consider whether to extend the SPUD approval or rezone the property to C-3 (Highway Commercial) or another appropriate zoning classification less intense than the development permitted by these SPUD Conditions
13. MISCELLANEOUS CONDITIONS
A. The uses of the proposed project shall only be those uses identified in the approved Planned Development Conditions. Any other proposed use must be specifically authorized in accordance with the Planned Development amendment process.
B. No person, firm or corporation shall erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, improve, move, convert, or demolish any building structure, or alter the land in any manner without first submitting the necessary plans and obtaining appropriate approvals in accordance with the City of Leesburg Codes.
C. Construction and operation of the proposed use(s) shall at all times comply with City and other governmental agencies rules and regulations.
D. The transfer of ownership or lease of any or all of the property described in this SPUD Agreement shall include in the transfer or lease agreement, a provision that the purchaser or lessee is made good and aware of the conditions pertaining to the Planned Unit Development established and agrees to be bound by these conditions. The purchaser or lessee may request a change from the existing plans and conditions by following the procedures as described in the City of Leesburg Land Development Code, as amended.
E. These SPUD Conditions shall inure to the benefit of, and shall constitute a covenant running with the land and the terms, conditions, and provisions hereof, and shall be binding upon the present owner and any successor, and shall be subject to each and every condition herein set out.
As submitted, the proposed zoning change does not appear to result in demands on public facilities which would exceed the current capacity of some public facilities, such as, but not limited to roads, sewage, water supply, drainage, solid waste, parks and recreation, schools and emergency medical facilities. However, no final development order (site plan and building permits) shall be granted for a proposed development until there is a finding that all public facilities and services required for the development have sufficient capacity at or above the adopted level of service (LOS) to accommodate the impacts of the development, or that improvements necessary to bring facilities up to their adopted LOS will be in place concurrent with the impacts of the development.
1) Projected Capacities
a. The City’s utility planning efforts draw upon phasing, capacity and service requirements, based upon information provided by the applicant. The City develops its plans consistent with sound engineering principles, prudent fiscal practices and due regard for regulatory compliance.
b. The development will require construction of new distribution mains, since existing facilities in the service area are not adequate. Should the developer wish to accelerate the construction of such facilities to provide service, the developer will bear the cost of design, permitting and construction. Any such facilities must be constructed in a fashion consistent with the City’s master plans and to the City standards and specifications.
c. The City is in the process of Consumptive Use Permit renewal. The application provides for anticipated demands due to this and other potential development
B. Commitment of Capacity
There are no previous commitments of any existing or planned excess capacity.
C. Ability to Provide Services
1) The City intends to provide water, wastewater and reclaimed water services within its service area for the foreseeable future.
2) The City updates its Ten-Year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) as part of our annual budgetary process. Included within the CIP are water, wastewater, and reclaimed water improvements necessary to provide service to proposed development.
3) The City has completed an impact fee study, based in part on the CIP in order to assure adequate and appropriate funding for required improvements. The combination of master planning and CIP planning has allowed the City to issue bonds to fund new potable water facilities and substantial reuse facilities, among other infrastructure improvements.
Alternate Key # 1349290