Staff recommends approval of the proposed Ordinance annexing the Valdez Commercial Property.
In response to an application for annexation of property located south of S.R. 44 (South Street) and west of Caballo Road, the City has evaluated the area relative to additional property that could be annexed into the City to allow for a more regular city limit/city service boundary. Staff determined that additional property could not be annexed at this time because adjacent property is developed residentially. This has resulted in a portion of the property owned by Valdez Commercial not being included in this annexation action because it would create enclaves of two (2) parcels on the north side of South Street. A covenant to annex is required for the remainder of the property owned by Valdez Commercial.
The project site is approximately 9.99 acres. The property is generally located south of S.R. 44 (South Street) and west of Caballo Road, as shown on the attached General Location Map. The present zoning for this property is County A (Agriculture) and C-1 (Neighborhood Commercial). Currently, the property is undeveloped and the proposed use is Mixed Use residential and commercial. The surrounding zoning designations are County A (Agriculture) to the south and east and R-2 (Medium Density Residential) to the south, and City M-1 (Industrial) and County MP (Planned Industrial) to the north and City R-2 (Medium Density Residential) to the west.
Also on the agenda for this meeting are the rezoning and the Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Amendment for this property, which are recommended for approval by the Planning Commission.
City water and wastewater utilities are available in the area. The developer is responsible for all cost and construction to make the necessary extension and connections to City utilities in accordance with City requirements. Police and fire services are presently provided in this area and impacts on the provision of these services are estimated to be minimal.
Attached is the Annexation Agreement for this property, which will be before the Commission for consideration on July 24, 2006.
1. Approve the requested annexation. This would give the City jurisdiction over the use and development of the subject site and provide for application of City standards to this property.
2. Disapprove the proposed annexation and allow the development to remain in the County.
As indicated on the attached fiscal impact analysis, there will be a small negative impact in the first year (-$689), and beginning in year two, the City will realize a positive impact with the collection of property taxes.
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AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, ANNEXING CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY CONSISTING OF APPROXIMATELY 10 ACRES AND BEING GENERALLY LOCATED SOUTH OF S.R. 44 (SOUTH STREET) AND WEST OF CABALLO ROAD, LYING IN SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 19 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA, WHICH IS CONTIGUOUS TO THE CITY LIMITS OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, PROVIDING THAT SAID PROPERTY SO ANNEXED SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ITS PROPORTIONATE SHARE OF THE EXISTING AND FUTURE INDEBTEDNESS OF SAID CITY; PROVIDING THAT SUCH ANNEXED PROPERTY SHALL BE SUBJECT TO ALL LAWS AND ORDINANCES OF SAID CITY AS IF ALL SUCH TERRITORY HAD BEEN A PART OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG AT THE TIME OF PASSAGE AND APPROVAL OF SAID LAWS AND ORDINANCES; PROVIDING THAT SUCH ANNEXED TERRITORY SHALL BE PLACED IN CITY COMMISSION DISTRICT 3; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, that:
Based upon the petition of Anita F. Valdez, Trustee, the owner of the property hereinafter described, which is contiguous to the existing city limits of the City of Leesburg, Florida, that the property hereinafter described be annexed to the city limits of the City of Leesburg, Florida, 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 hereinafter described property is hereby annexed and made a part of the city limits of the City of Leesburg, Florida. The subject property lying and situate in Lake County, Florida, is more particularly described as:
That portion of the North 486.00 feet of the Southwest ¼ of the Southeast ¼ in Section 28, Township 19 South, Range 24 East, Lake County, Florida described as follows: The North 486.00 feet of the West 998.90 feet of the Southwest ¼ of the Southeast ¼ in Section 28, Township 19 South, Range 24 East, Lake County, Florida; Less right-of-way of State Road No. 468 also known as (South Street), Containing 9.99 acres.
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All of the property, real and personal, within said annexed territory, described in Section 1 above, as provided by this ordinance, and the inhabitants thereof, shall be subject to the government, jurisdiction, powers, franchises, duties, and privileges of the City of Leesburg, Florida, and the said annexed property shall be liable, proportionately, for all of the present outstanding and existing, as well as future, indebtedness of the City of Leesburg, Florida; that all of the ordinances of the City of Leesburg, and all laws heretofore passed by the Legislature of the State of Florida relating to and which now or hereafter constitute its Charter, shall apply to and have the same force and effect on such annexed territory as if all such annexed territory had been a part of the City of Leesburg, Florida, at the time of the passage and approval of said laws and ordinances. The property annexed hereby is assigned to City Commission District 3.
This ordinance shall become effective immediately upon approval at second reading.
PASSED AND ADOPTED at the regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, held on the 24th day of July, 2006.
THE CITY OF LEESBURG