The Planning staff recommends approval of the proposed annexation for Tropical Investments and Holdings, LLC.
The property owner has submitted an application for annexation of approximately 30 acres of land generally located south of C.R. 48, west of the intersection of C.R. 48 and U.S. 27, as shown on the attached General Location Map. The present zoning for this property is County LM (Light Industrial), HM (Heavy Industrial) and MP (Planned Industrial). Currently, the property is undeveloped and the proposed uses are retail, office, warehouse, personal services and light industrial. The surrounding zoning designations are City C-3 (Highway Commercial) to the north, M-1 (Industrial) to the south, County R-7 (Mixed Residential) and MP (Planned Industrial) to the west, and City C-3 (Highway Commercial) and M-1 (Industrial) to the east.
Staff 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. State Statute 171.0413(6) provides for the City to initiate annexations with the consent of at least 50% of the property owners. Staff determined that additional property could not be annexed at this time because adjacent property is developed residentially.
Also on the agenda for this meeting is the rezoning of this property, which the Planning Commission recommended for approval. The Comprehensive Plan Land Use change is being processed as part of the 2nd Cycle 2006.
Police and fire services are presently provided in this area and impacts on the provision of these services are estimated to be minimal.
1. Approve the requested annexation. This will 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 positive impact in the first year ($64.00). Beginning in year two, with the collection of property taxes the City will realize a greater positive impact from this property.
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AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, ANNEXING CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY CONSISTING OF APPROXIMATELY 30 ACRES AND BEING GENERALLY LOCATED SOUTH OF COUNTY ROAD 48, WEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROAD 48 AND U.S. 27, LYING IN SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 20 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 Tropical Investments and Holdings, LLC, 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:
(See Exhibit A for Legal Description)
Alternate Key Number 1171458
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 day of , 2006.
THE CITY OF LEESBURG
Tropical Investments and Holdings, LLC
Alternate Key – 1171458
Approx. 30 Acres