The Planning staff and Planning Commission recommend approval of the proposed small-scale comprehensive plan amendment to the City’s adopted Growth Management Plan.
The project site is approximately three acres. The property is generally located on the north side of Casteen Road, east of Flatwoods Road and west of South Street. The project site is ten or less acres and is, therefore, considered a small-scale comprehensive land use plan amendment. The City will notify the Florida Department of Community Affairs of the plan amendment and the Department will review the project site area to confirm that it is ten acres or less. At that time, the Department will determine that it is a local issue and not subject to Department review.
Currently, the property is undeveloped. The surrounding Future Land Use Map designation around the subject property is City Low Density Residential and County Urban. The existing Land Use designation for the subject property is County Urban. The proposed future land use designation of Low Density Residential, which is consistent with the City’s adopted Growth Management Plan and would allow for the development of the property for multi-family uses.
The Planning Commission held a public hearing on the application on October 22, 2009 and by a vote of 5 to 0, recommended approval for Medium Density Residential. Staff instead now recommends Low Density Residential at 8 units per acres as a more appropriate designation in order to maintain the small scale status.
1. Approve the requested small scale comprehensive plan amendment to City Low Density Residential.
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/Bill Wiley, 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 THREE ACRES, BEING GENERALLY LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF CASTEEN ROAD, EAST OF FLATWOODS ROAD AND WEST OF SOUTH STREET, LYING IN SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 19 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA, FROM COUNTY URBAN TO CITY LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (Hope Vision Inc. SHEPHERD’S VILLAGE)
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 the parcel of land generally located on the north side of Casteen Road, east of Flatwoods Road and west of South Street, lying in Section 28, Township 19 South, Range 24 East, Lake County, Florida, legally described as:
The West 282.90 feet of the East 589 feet of the South 461.93 feet of the NW ¼ of the SW ¼, Section 28, Township 19 South, Range 24 East, Lake County, Florida.
Alternate Key Number: 1756219
from County Urban to City Low Density Residential 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 ______ day of __________________, 2009.
THE CITY OF LEESBURG