The Planning staff and the Planning Commission recommend approval of the proposed rezoning for the subject property from City C-3 (Highway Commercial) to SPUD (Small Planned Unit Development).
The project site is approximately .29 acre. The property is generally located on the south side of South Street, west of Venture Avenue and east of Hickory Drive as shown on the attached General Location Map. The present zoning for this property is City C-3 (Highway Commercial). Currently, the property is a vacant auto body shop and the proposed use is light industrial and commercial uses. The surrounding zoning of adjacent properties is City R-1 (Low Density Residential) and C-3 (Highway Commercial) on the north, City C-3 (Highway Commercial) on the east and west, and City CIP (Commercial/Industrial Planned) on the south. The existing Land Use designation for the subject property is City Low Density Residential which will be changed to General Commercial as part of the overall City’s Comprehensive Plan update this year.
The proposed zoning district of City SPUD (Small Planned Unit Development) is compatible with the adjacent and nearby properties in the area.
The existing land uses surrounding the property are commercial, single family residential and a non-profit educational use.
The property currently has City utilities.
By a vote of 5 to 0 on March 17, 2011, 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.
A positive fiscal impact will occur with the development of this vacant property.
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AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, REZONING APPROXIMATELY .29 ACRE GENERALLY LOCATED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF SOUTH STREET, WEST OF VENTURE AVENUE AND EAST OF HICKORY DRIVE, LYING IN SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 19 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA, FROM CITY C-3 (HIGHWAY COMMERCIAL) TO CITY SPUD (SMALL PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT); AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (Thermaseal/Arthur D. Guy)
BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, that:
Based upon the petition of Thermaseal/Arthur D. Guy, the petitioners 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 C-3 (Highway Commercial) to SPUD (Small Planned Unit Development), zoning district subject to conditions contained in Exhibit A, to-wit:
Alternate Key Number: 1263727
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 , 2011.
THE CITY OF LEESBURG
CASE #:010-1-031711 EXHIBIT A
REZONING TO SPUD (SMALL PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT)
PLANNED DEVELOPMENT CONDITIONS
March 17, 2011
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 Thermaseal/Arthur D. Guy, "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 permit light industrial and commercial uses on an approximately .29 acre site within the City of Leesburg in accordance with their Planned Development application and supplemental information.
Permission is hereby granted to Thermaseal/Arthur D. Guy 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 South Street, west of Venture Avenue and east of Hickory Drive. 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.
2) Permitted Uses shall be as follows:
a. Commercial and Light industrial uses including on-site fabrication and off-site installation of insulation and associated uses.
3) Uses prohibited shall be as follows:
a. primary residential
b medical patient facilities
c. group homes
d. entertainment/recreation including cinema or theater
e. places of worship
g. educational facilities
h. community services
i. social services
j. personal services
k. gas station or convenience stores
l. car wash
n. transient accommodations
o. truck stops
p. animal hospitals and kennels
q. heavy industrial uses
s. all waste related services
t. Any other similar uses which are not considered office, commercial or light industrial in character or intensity which may adversely impact the adjoining properties do to traffic, noise, dust, etc.
The Impervious surface coverage for this site shall not exceed eighty (80) percent of the gross site area.
C. 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 available from the adjacent West Main Street (SR 44 West).
5. DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
A. The minimum development standards shall be those required for the SPUD district except as amended by these conditions including the Conceptual Plan.
B. All operations shall be carried on entirely within an enclosed structure, except as permitted under accessory uses of Section 25-284, City of Leesburg Code of Ordinances, as amended.
A. The permittee shall construct off-street parking spaces within the development 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. Should wetlands exist on the site, the following requirements shall apply. Prior to disturbance or development of any wetland area, the "Permittee" shall submit and receive approval from all affected governmental agencies to include, but not limited to, St. John's River Water Management District and the State of Florida Department of Environmental Regulation. Any notice of violation from any affected agency shall be cause for a cease and desist order on permits issued by the City of Leesburg until such time as the violation has been resolved with the appropriate agency(s).
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. If future redevelopment of the property is desired, any transportation improvements including but not limited to signalization, signage or turn lanes shall be contingent upon site plan approval by City of Leesburg staff during development review/permit application. All required transportation improvements shall comply with regulations of the City of Leesburg, Lake County, and/or the Florida Department of Transportation as applicable.
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 including;
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 construction.
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. OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
A. The applicant shall be subject to Section 12-19 Regulation of Public Nuisances of the City of Leesburg Code of Ordinances, as per attached Exhibit D.
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 (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.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION EXHIBIT B
Alternate Key #: 1291682
SITE PLAN EXHIBIT C
REGULATION NUISANCES EXHIBIT D