The Planning staff and Planning Commission recommend approval of the proposed large-scale comprehensive plan Future Land Use Map amendment to the City’s adopted Growth Management Plan.
The project site is approximately 3,747 acres, Mixed Use (1,975 acres) and Conservation (1,772 acres). The property is generally located southwest of the Florida Turnpike, northwest of C.R.48, and east of the Sumter County line. As the project site is larger than ten acres, it is considered a large-scale comprehensive land use plan map amendment. Because the project is a part of a Development of Regional Impact (DRI), it is exempt from the state requirement that large scale comp plan amendments be submitted to the Department of Community Affairs only two times per year.
Currently, the property is undeveloped. The surrounding City Future Land Use Map designation to the north is Institutional, to the south Lake County Rural, to the east Institutional and County Rural. Sumter County borders this property to the west. The existing Future Land Use designation for the property is Mixed Low Density Residential, Conservation and Industrial. The proposed future land use designations of Mixed Use and Conservation are consistent with the City’s adopted Growth Management Plan and would allow for the development of the property for mixed residential and commercial uses, while maintaining a large amount of acreage designated for Conservation land use.
The Planning Commission held a public hearing on the application on April 10, 2008 and by a vote of 6 to 0, recommended approval.
The first reading of this amendment was held October 13, 2008. The amendment was subsequently transmitted to the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) and an Objections, Recommendations, and Comments (ORC) Report was issued by the state. An ORC Response has been prepared to address the objections listed in the ORC Report.
1. Approve the requested large-scale comprehensive plan amendment to Mixed Use and Conservation; or
2. Other such action as the Commission may deem appropriate.
There is no fiscal impact to the City.
Department: Community Development
Prepared by: Yvette L. Brandt, AICP
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ORDINANCE NO. ______
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR THE CITY OF LEESBURG, CHANGING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP DESIGNATION OF CERTAIN PROPERTY CONTAINING APPROXIMATELY 3,747 ACRES FROM MIXED LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL TO MIXED USE (1,975 ACRES) AND FROM MIXED LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL AND CONSERVATION TO CONSERVATION (1,772 ACRES) GENERALLY LOCATED SOUTHWEST OF THE FLORIDA TURNPIKE, NORTHWEST OF CR48, AND EAST OF THE SUMTER COUNTY LINE, LYING IN SECTIONS 17-21 AND 28-32, TOWNSHIP 20 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA, FROM MIXED LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL TO MIXED USE AND CONSERVATION;
WHEREAS, the City Commission has received written objections, recommendations, and comments from the City of Leesburg Planning Commission acting as the Local Planning Agency, regarding amendment of the Comprehensive Plan of the City of Leesburg, and has made recommendations to the City Commission for amendment of the Plan; and
WHEREAS, the City Commission of the City of Leesburg has held public hearings on the proposed amendment to the plan, in light of written comments, proposals and objections from the general public;
BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, that:
The Growth Management Plan of the City of Leesburg, adopted by the City of Leesburg on September 22, 2003, pursuant to the Local Government Planning and Land Development Regulations Act of 1985, Chapter 163, Part II, Florida Statutes, after public hearings by the City of Leesburg Planning Commission, is hereby amended in the following manner:
The Future Land Use Map is amended by changing the designation of those parcels of land generally located southwest of the Florida Turnpike, northwest of CR48, and east of the Sumter County line lying in Section 17-21 & 28-32, Township 20 South, Range 24 East, Lake County, Florida, legally described as:
(See Exhibit A)
from Mixed Low Density Residential to Mixed Use and Conservation as shown on Attachment 1, the revised map of said area.
All ordinances or part of ordinances in conflict with any of the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed.
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 _14th_____ day of ___September______, 2009.
THE CITY OF LEESBURG