The Planning Commission and Planning staff recommends approval of the referenced amendment to the Code of Ordinances Amendment to Chapter 25 Land Development Code, Article IV. Zoning District Code, Sec. 25-292 Supplemental District to (19) Residential Garages and adding (20) Residential Storage Requirements.
On December 17, 2009, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on the amendments requested by staff, and, by a vote of 5 to 1, recommended approval of the amendments.
Since it was adopted, we have had problems with the language in dealing with actual plans submitted and have had to have the plans revised in order to approve permits. The biggest problem was not having flexibility in the storage dimensions and the issue of historic homes with carports.
1. Approve the recommended amendment to the Code of Ordinances Chapter 25 Land Development Code.
2. Other such action as the Commission may deem appropriate.
There is no fiscal impact to the City.
Department: Community Development
Prepared by: Bill Wiley, AICP
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AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY OF LEESBURG LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE CHAPTER 25 ZONING, ARTICLE IV. ZONING DISTRICT CODE, SECTION. 25-292 SUPPLEMENTAL DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS BY AMENDING (19) RESIDENTIAL GARAGES; PROVIDING A SAVINGS CLAUSE; REPEALING CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:
The following section is hereby amended to Chapter 25 Zoning, Article IV. Zoning District Code, Sec. 25-292 Supplemental District Requirements of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Leesburg, Florida:
ARTICLE IV. ZONING DISTRICT CODE
Sec. 25-292 Supplemental District Requirements
Garages. All new single family detached dwellings constructed after the
effective date of this section in all zoning districts shall require a garage
of at least
300 240 square feet with minimum design dimensions of
12 feet × 18 feet for automobile parking and 12 feet × seven feet for
storage. All garages shall be equipped with an operational overhead door
with minimum dimensions of nine eight feet × seven feet, which
door, when closed, conceals the interior of the garage. Should any property
owner enclose or reduce the size of any existing garage or carport below the
square footage requirements of this section, the owner shall be required to
construct a new garage on the property sufficient to meet the square footage
requirements of this section. However, historic dwellings listed in the
City’s historic surveys or in the Historic District may be allowed to replace
existing carports with a carport meeting the requirements of this section if
approved by the Historic Preservation Board as necessary to maintain the
historic character of the dwelling. New carports and garages shall
be designed to be architecturally similar and compatible to the principal
If any portion of this ordinance is declared invalid or unenforceable, then to the extent it is possible to do so without destroying the overall intent and effect of this ordinance, the portion deemed invalid or unenforceable shall be severed herefrom and the remainder of this ordinance shall continue in full force and effect as if it were enacted without including the portion found to be invalid or unenforceable.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances which are in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed, to the extent necessary to alleviate the conflict, but shall continue in effect insofar as they are not in conflict herewith, unless repeal of the conflicting portion destroys the overall intent and effect of any of the conflicting ordinances, in which case those ordinances so affected shall be hereby repealed in their entirety.
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 , 2010.
THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA