The Planning staff recommends approval of the proposed amendment to the City’s adopted Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map by changing the Future Land Use classification from County Rural and Urban Expansion to City Estate Residential. The Planning Commission held a hearing on this request September 7, 2006.
The project site is approximately 108 acres. The general location is east of the Turnpike, north of Orchard Drive. The project site is larger than ten (10.0) acres and is, therefore, considered a large-scale comprehensive land use plan amendment under state statutes. 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 larger than ten (10) acres.
The project site is currently undeveloped and the surrounding Future Land Use Map designations are:
North – County Urban Expansion and Public Resource
South – County Rural and Suburban
East – County Urban Expansion
West – County Public Resource
The Land Use for the property is currently County Rural and Urban Expansion. The Annexation Agreement will require future rezoning to Planned Unit Development (PUD) by the developer, which will be consistent with the City’s adopted Comprehensive Plan.
The existing land uses surrounding the property are:
North – single family residential
South – undeveloped
East – single family residential
West – undeveloped
Presently, as referenced above, the site is undeveloped. The proposed use of the site is for residential development.
Water and sewer are available along US Hwy 27. The developer is required to make extensions and offsite improvements.
1. To approve or disapprove the proposed City Future Land Use Map amendment designating the site as City Estate Residential.
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate.
This large-scale comprehensive plan amendment will have no direct fiscal impact on the City of Leesburg.
Department: Community Development
Prepared by: Laura McElhanon, AICP
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ORDINANCE NO. ______
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, CHANGING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP DESIGNATION OF CERTAIN PROPERTY CONTAINING APPROXIMATELY 108 ACRES AND GENERALLY LOCATED EAST OF THE RONALD REAGAN TURNPIKE, NORTH OF ORCHARD DRIVE, LYING IN SECTIONS 35 AND 36, TOWNSHIP 20 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA, FROM COUNTY RURAL AND URBAN EXPANSION TO CITY ESTATE RESIDENTIAL; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE (FLOYD 1).
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 Comprehensive 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 an approximate 108 acre parcel of land generally located east of the Ronald Reagan Turnpike, north of Orchard Drive, lying in Sections 35 and 36, Township 20 South, Range 24 East, Lake County, Florida, legally described as:
SW ¼ of SW ¼ of Section 36, Township 20 South, Range 24 East; and SE ¼ of SE ¼ and SW ¼ of SE ¼ lying East of Sunshine Parkway (Florida Turnpike), in Section 35, Township 20 South, Range 24 East.
from County Rural and Urban Expansion to City Estate Residential 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 __________________, 2006.
THE CITY OF LEESBURG