The Planning staff recommends approval of the proposed annexation for JIREH Investors, LLC property.
The property owner submitted an application for annexation of approximately 15 acres of land generally located on the west side of C.R. 468 and south of Lewis Road, as shown on the attached General Location Map. The present zoning for this property is County A (Agriculture). Currently, the property is used for agriculture and a single family home and the proposed use is for offices, retail and warehousing.
The surrounding zoning of adjacent properties is County RP (Residential Professional) and County R-3 (Medium Residential District) on the north, County RP (Residential Professional) on the south, County A (Agriculture) and County R-7 (Mixed Residential District) on the east, and City PUD (Planned Unit Development) on the west. The proposed Land Use designation for the subject property is City General Commercial. The annexation of the property would allow for more compact urban form.
Also on the agenda for this meeting is a rezoning application for this property, which was recommended for approval by the staff, but denied by the Planning Commission due to public concerns regarding compatibility with neighboring agricultural uses. The Large Scale Comprehensive Plan Amendment will be handled during this year’s required EAR Amendments
City water and wastewater utilities are available in the area. The developer is responsible for all costs and construction work required to make the necessary extension and hook-ups to City utilities in accordance with City requirements. Police and fire services are presently provided in this area and impacts on the provision of these services are estimated to be minimal.
1. Approve the requested annexation. This will give the City jurisdiction over the use and future development of the subject site and provide for application of City standards to this property.
2. Disapprove the proposed annexation and allow the development to remain in the County
A positive fiscal impact will result from the development of this property as shown on the Fiscal Impact Analysis.
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AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, ANNEXING CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY CONSISTING OF APPROXIMATELY 15 ACRES AND BEING GENERALLY LOCATED ON THE WEST SIDE OF C.R. 468 AND SOUTH OF LEWIS ROAD, LYING IN SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 19 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA, WHICH IS CONTIGUOUS TO THE CITY LIMITS OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, PROVIDING THAT SAID PROPERTY SO ANNEXED SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ITS PROPORTIONATE SHARE OF THE EXISTING AND FUTURE INDEBTEDNESS OF SAID CITY; PROVIDING THAT SUCH ANNEXED PROPERTY SHALL BE SUBJECT TO ALL LAWS AND ORDINANCES OF SAID CITY AS IF ALL SUCH TERRITORY HAD BEEN A PART OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG AT THE TIME OF PASSAGE AND APPROVAL OF SAID LAWS AND ORDINANCES; PROVIDING THAT SUCH ANNEXED TERRITORY SHALL BE PLACED IN CITY COMMISSION DISTRICT 2; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE (JIREH INVESTORS, LLC).
BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, that:
Based upon the petition of JIREH Investors, LLC for the property hereinafter described, which is contiguous to the existing city limits of the City of Leesburg, Florida, that the property hereinafter described be annexed to the city limits of the City of Leesburg, Florida, 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 hereinafter described property is hereby annexed and made a part of the city limits of the City of Leesburg, Florida. The subject property lying and being situated in Lake County, Florida, is more particularly described as:
(See EXHIBIT A)
All of the property, real and personal, within said annexed territory, described in Section 1 above, as provided by this ordinance, and the inhabitants thereof, shall be subject to the government, jurisdiction, powers, franchises, duties, and privileges of the City of Leesburg, Florida, and the said annexed property shall be liable, proportionately, for all of the present outstanding and existing, as well as future, indebtedness of the City of Leesburg, Florida; that all of the ordinances of the City of Leesburg, and all laws heretofore passed by the Legislature of the State of Florida relating to and which now or hereafter constitute its Charter, shall apply to and have the same force and effect on such annexed territory as if all such annexed territory had been a part of the City of Leesburg, Florida, at the time of the passage and approval of said laws and ordinances. The property annexed hereby is assigned to City Commission District 2.
This ordinance shall become effective immediately upon approval at second reading.
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
Alternate Key Numbers: 1171555 & 3847533