Item No: 5G.
Meeting Date: August 13, 2012
From: Bill Wiley, AICP, Community Development Director
Subject: Public hearing to approve an ordinance for transmittal of the Comprehensive Plan 2035 update and request an expedited State review to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO).
Staff and the Planning Commission request the City Commission approve an ordinance authorizing for the transmittal to FDEO Division of Community Planning and Development of the Comprehensive Plan 2035 update and request an expedited State review pursuant to Section 163.3184(3), F.S.
Per Chapter 163 Florida Statutes, the City of Leesburg is required to create, adopt, and maintain a Comprehensive Plan that addresses where residential and non-residential uses are located in their jurisdiction. The City of Leesburg on September 22, 2003, by Ordinance Number 03-90, adopted a Comprehensive Plan which incorporated a Future Land Use Element setting forth the goals, objectives, and policies to guide and direct future development and growth to 2020. The City Commission, in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the City of Leesburg, needs to adopt a new revised Comprehensive Plan as required by state statute to govern land use and development through the year 2035. The recommended changes are consistent with Section 163 Florida Statutes and the current adopted City’s 2020 Comprehensive Plan, and incorporate the needed revisions to the south Leesburg area. An Executive Summary and Future Land Use map are attached for additional information.
1. Approve an ordinance for transmittal of the Comprehensive Plan 2035 update to the FDEO and requesting an expedited State review.
2. Such other action as the Commission may deem appropriate.
Department: Community Development
Prepared by: Bill Wiley, AICP
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City of Leesburg
Comprehensive Plan 2035
The Comprehensive Plan has been updated to 2035 to reflect changes in population (based on the 2010 Census), changes in Florida Statutes and associated comprehensive plan requirements, and updated population projections to 2035. In addition to updated data and analysis in all elements, the main changes can be summarized as follows:
The Future Land Use Element data & analysis has been updated to include current population data and projections. New Future Land Use categories have been added to promote mixed use development, industrial and technology parks, and the transition of older residential areas into low intensity business uses. The map series has been updated and a revised Future Land Use Map incorporates many of the projects approved in southwest Leesburg since 2003 and also reflects the new category designations.
Public hearings regarding the proposed amendments will be held by the Local Planning Agency – LPA (City of Leesburg Planning Commission) on July 19, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. followed by a transmittal public hearing on the ordinance by the City Commission on August 13, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. All hearings will be in the City Commission Chambers, 3rd floor, City Hall, 501 West Meadow.
The purpose of the hearings is to receive public input on the comprehensive plan update and Future Land Use Map changes prior to final adoption.
A final adoption hearing will be scheduled after receipt of comments from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO) review.
Persons with disabilities needing assistance to participate in any of these proceedings should contact the Personnel Department, ADA Coordinator, 48 hours in advance of the meeting at 352.728.9740.
The proposed amendments and all supporting documents may be inspected by the public at Leesburg Community Development Department, 204 N. 5th Street, Leesburg, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The documents may also be viewed on the City of Leesburg’s website at www.@leesburgflorida.gov or by contacting Bill Wiley, Director of Community Development at (352) 728-9760 or E-mail:Bill.Wiley@leesburgflorida.gov.
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AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE CITY’S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; ADDING OR ADOPTING REVISIONS TO THE FUTURE LAND USE, TRANSPORTATION, HOUSING, SANITARY SEWER, POTABLE WATER, SOLID WASTE, DRAINAGE, AQUIFER RECHARGE, CONSERVATION, RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE, INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, AND AVIATION ELEMENTS OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN ARISING FROM CHANGES RESULTING FROM THE 2010 CENSUS; UPDATING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP; CREATING NEW LAND USE DESIGNATIONS; ELIMINATING THE EDUCATION ELEMENT OF THE FORMER COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; REPEALING CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING A SAVINGS CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
WHEREAS, the City of Leesburg, Florida, on September 22, 2003, by Ordinance Number 03-90, adopted a Comprehensive Plan which incorporated a Future Land Use Element setting forth the goals, objectives, and policies to guide and direct future development and growth to the year 2020; and
WHEREAS, the City Commission has determined that it is in the best interest of the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the City of Leesburg, to adopt a new Comprehensive Plan to govern land use and development through the year 2035.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, AS FOLLOWS:
The City of Leesburg 2035 Comprehensive Plan, as attached hereto and incorporated herein, is hereby ordained and adopted as the City of Leesburg’s Comprehensive Plan through the year 2035.
City staff is authorized and directed to transmit the 2035 Comprehensive Plan to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO) Division of Community Planning and Development, which is requested to provide an expedited review of the Plan.
If any portion of this ordinance is declared invalid or unenforceable, then to the extent it is possible to do so without destroying the overall intent and effect of this ordinance, the portion deemed invalid or unenforceable shall be severed herefrom and the remainder of this ordinance shall continue in full force and effect as if it were enacted without including the portion found to be invalid or unenforceable.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances which are in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed, to the extent necessary to alleviate the conflict, but shall continue in effect insofar as they are not in conflict herewith, unless repeal of the conflicting portion destroys the overall intent and effect of any of the conflicting ordinances, in which case those ordinances so affected shall be hereby repealed in their entirety.
The effective date of this Ordinance shall be the date the state land planning agency issues a final order determining the Comprehensive Plan, as attached hereto and amended prior to this Ordinance becoming effective, to be in compliance with Chapter 163, Florida Statutes, or the date the Division of Administrative Hearings issues a final order determining the adopted 2035 Comprehensive Plan to be in compliance with Chapter 163, Florida Statutes, whichever occurs first.
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 LEESBURG