Item No:††††††† ††††††††††† 5F.
Meeting Date:†††††††††† August 26, 2013
From:††††††††††††††††††††††††† Bill Wiley, AICP, Community Development Director
Subject:††††††††††††††††††††† Ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances Chapter 25 Land Development Code Sec. 25-279-Changes in approved master development plans.
The Planning staff and Planning Commission recommend approval of the referenced amendment to the Code of Ordinances Chapters Chapter 25 Land Development Code Sec. 25-279-Changes in approved master development plans.
The City Commission directed staff to develop a strategy to promote economic development in the CR 470 corridor specifically for the City owned property and to incorporate recommendations suggested by the Duke Energy Site Readiness Program. One important aspect of the study was to eliminate obstacles to development of City owned properties so that a prospective company would have a quick development schedule with minimal risks. Prospective companies donít want to go through a rezoning process with the associated public hearings and 120 day delays. Those communities with site ready properties with zoning in place will have the competitive advantage for consideration of prospective companies.
In order to accomplish this goal, staff has prepared the following amendment to the Land Development Code which is necessary for the City Commission to expedite economic development on City owned properties in the Leesburg C.R.470 Industrial and Technology Park.
1.†††††††† Approve the recommended amendments to the Code of Ordinances Chapter 25 Land Development Code.
††††††††††† 2.†††††††† Other such action as the Commission may deem appropriate.
There should be no fiscal impact to the City with these proposed changes.
Department: Community† Development
Prepared by:† Bill Wiley, AICP††††††††††††††††††††
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ORDINANCE NO. _____††††††
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES CHAPTER 25, ARTICLE IV, ZONING, SECTION 25-279 CHANGES IN APPROVED MASTER DEVELOPMENT PLANS BY ADDING AN EXCEPTION FOR PROPERTIES OWNED BY THE CITY OF LEESBURG; PROVIDING A SAVINGS CLAUSE; REPEALING CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
††††††††††† BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:
Chapter 25 Zoning of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Leesburg, Florida, is hereby amended as follows:
†††††††††† ARTICLE IV. ZONING DISTRICT CODE
†††††††††† Sec. 25-279. - Changes in approved master development plans.
Changes in approved master development plans may be submitted under three (3) categories: minor change, minor modification and major modification except for properties owned by the City of Leesburg which shall require a resolution by the City Commission for approval of changes. This section details the provisions to changes in an approved planned development district. Table 4.1 is a summary of the following regulations.
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.
Assisted living facility means a facility, as defined in Florida Statutes, which provides housing, food services, and one or more personal service for four or more adults, not related to the owner or administrator by blood or marriage, or provides extended congregate care, limited nursing services, or limited mental health services. For the purpose of calculating the maximum development potential, 3.0 beds shall be equivalent to one dwelling unit.
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 †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† , 2013.
THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA
Mayor David Knowles
City Clerk Betty Richardson
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