The Planning staff and the Planning Commission recommend approval of the proposed rezoning for the subject property from City R-2 (Medium Density Residential) to City RP (Residential Professional).
The project site is approximately .60 of an acre. The property is generally located on the southeast corner of W. Dixie Avenue and McKenzie Street as shown on the attached General Location Map. The present zoning for this property is City R-2 (Medium Density Residential). The current use of the property is an existing, legally non-conforming medical office with adjacent parking. The surrounding zoning designations are City R-2 (Medium Density Residential) and City RP (Residential/Professional). The surrounding Future Land Use Map designations are City Low Density Residential. The existing Land Use designation for the subject property is City Low Density Residential.
The proposed zoning district of City RP (Residential Professional) is compatible with the adjacent and nearby properties in the area and with a future land use designation of City Low Density. This is an area of transition from older residential uses to professional uses and the proposed zoning would provide for transition to the adjacent residential uses to the north, east, south and west. This request does not appear to create a detriment to the surrounding properties.
The existing land uses surrounding the property are medical offices, single family residential and undeveloped.
The property currently has City utilities.
By a vote of 6 to 0 on June 16, 2011, the Planning Commission voted to recommend approval.
1. Approve the proposed rezoning to City RP (Residential Professional) thereby allowing consistent zoning and development standards for this area.
2. Other such action as the Commission may deem appropriate.
There is a positive fiscal impact to the City through the further development of this property.
Department: Community Development
Prepared by: Bill Wiley, AICP
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AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, REZONING APPROXIMATELY .60 OF AN ACRE GENERALLY LOCATED ON THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF W. DIXIE AVENUE AND MCKENZIE STREET, LYING IN SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 19 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA, FROM CITY R-2 (MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL) TO CITY RP (RESIDENTIAL PROFESSIONAL); AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (Kenneth Sampong)
BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, that:
Based upon the petition of Kenneth Sampong, the petitioner 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 R-2 (Medium Density Residential) to RP (Residential Professional), to-wit:
Alternate Key # 1350735 & 1350743
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