Item No: 5.D.2.
Meeting Date: July 23, 2012
From: Bill Wiley, AICP, Community Development Director
Subject: Ordinance for rezoning for the City of Leesburg from County undesignated to City P (Public) for the Leesburg Wildwood Multi-Use Recreational Trail (MURT) property
The Planning staff recommends approval of the proposed rezoning for the subject property from County undesignated to City P (Public).
The project site is approximately 19.6 acres. The property is generally located approximately one-half mile north of West Main and CR 44, beginning at CR468 going west for a distance of approximately one and one-half (1.5) miles as shown on the attached General Location Map. The present zoning for this property is County undesignated. The current use of the property is vacant rail road right-of-way. The surrounding zoning designations are numerous City and County zonings such as City R-3 (High Density Residential), M-1 (Industrial), RP (Residential Professional) and C-1 (Neighborhood Commercial), and County A (Agriculture), R-7(Mixed Residential) and CFD (Community Facilities District). The surrounding Future Land Use Map designations are Lake County Urban and Industrial, and City of Leesburg Industrial and Low Density. The existing Land Use designation for the subject property is Lake County Urban and the proposed is City Institutional.
The proposed zoning district of City P (Public) is compatible with the adjacent and nearby properties in the area and with a future land use designation of City Institutional. This is continuation of the multi-purpose recreation trail (Wild-Lee Trail). This request does not appear to create a detriment to the surrounding properties.
The existing land uses surrounding the property are single family, undeveloped, seafood market, and industrial.
The property currently has City utilities available.
The Planning Commission vote from the July 19, 2012 meeting will be presented at the City Commission meeting because of scheduling difficulties resulting from the need to meet FDOT funding requirements
1. Approve the proposed rezoning to City P (Public) 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
BE IT ENACTED
BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF
Based upon the petition of the City of Leesburg, 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 County undesignated to City P (Public), to-wit:
(See attached legal)
Alternate Key Numbers: 3834916, 3834917
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 , 2012.
THE CITY OF