The Planning staff and Planning Commission recommend approval of the proposed small-scale comprehensive plan amendment to the City’s adopted Growth Management Plan.
The project site is approximately five acres. The property is generally located on the south side of Silver Charm Court, east of Secretariat Trail. The project site is ten or less acres and is, therefore, considered a small-scale comprehensive land use plan amendment. The City will notify the Florida Department of Community Affairs of the plan amendment and the Department will review the project site area to confirm that it is ten acres or less. At that time, the Department will determine that it is a local issue and not subject to Department review.
Currently, the property is a vacant residential lot. The surrounding Future Land Use Map designations around the subject property are all compatible with the proposed future land use designation. The proposed land use designation change to City Estate from City Estate and City Conservation is also consistent with the City’s adopted Growth Management Plan and would allow for a single family home use of the property.
The existing FEMA flood zone and St. Johns Water Management District wetlands designations would continue to protect development of the environmental sensitive areas on the south end of the property. The City Conservation designation for other lots in this subdivision will be amended at the City’s adoption of the Comprehensive Plan update early next year.
The Planning Commission held a public hearing on the application on November 17, 2011 and by a unanimous vote, recommended approval.
1. Approve the requested small scale comprehensive plan amendment to City Estate.
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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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 FIVE ACRES, BEING generally LOCATED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF SILVER CHARM COURT, EAST OF SECRETARIAT TRAIL, LYING IN SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 19 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA, FROM CITY ESTATE AND CITY CONSERVATION TO CITY ESTATE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (Timothy D & Stacy L Spratt Trustees)
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;
BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, that:
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 the parcel of land generally located on the south side of Silver Charm Court, east of Secretariat Trail, lying in Section 29, Township 19 South, Range 24 East, Lake County, Florida, legally described as:
(See Exhibit A)
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from City Estate and City Conservation to City Estate as shown on Attachment 1, the revised map of said area.
All ordinances or part of ordinances in conflict with any of the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed.
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
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