AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

MEETING DATE:   December 14, 2009    

 

FROM:                       Bill Wiley, AICP, Community Development Director

 

SUBJECT:                  Ordinance for Large-Scale Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map Amendment for First Berkshire Trust (Secret Promise)

 

 

Staff Recommendation

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.

 

Analysis

The project site is approximately 3,747 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 (10) 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 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.

 

Options         

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.

 

Fiscal Impact

There is no fiscal impact to the City.

 

Submission Date and Time:    12/10/09 5:14 PM____

Department: Community  Development

Prepared by:   Yvette L. Brandt, AICP and Bill Wiley, AICP                     

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Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head __BW____

 

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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; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

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; 

 

NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, that:

 

Section 1

 

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:             

 

Legal Description

(See Exhibit A)

 

from Mixed Low Density Residential to Mixed Use and Conservation as shown on Attachment 1, the revised map of said area. 

 

Section 2.   

 

All ordinances or part of ordinances in conflict with any of the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed.

 

 

 

Section 3. 

 

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

 

By: ____________________________________

            Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

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City Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT A

Legal Description

 

LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE SECRET PROMISE DRI

                            

 

 

Attachment 1