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 Urban Expansion to City Estate Residential. The Planning Commission will hold a hearing on this request on May 18, 2006.
The project site is approximately 35.2 acres. The general location is east of Sleepy Hollow Road and the Sleepy Hollow Recreation Complex. 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 Sunnyside Study approved by the City Commission in 2004, delineates this property as three units per acre. Although the proposed City Future Land Use classification of Estate Residential would allow up to four units per acre, the Annexation Agreement approved by the City Commission in 2005, restricts the development to three units per acre.
The project site is currently a grove and the surrounding Future Land Use Map designations are:
North – City Conservation with a Conservation Overlay
South – County Urban Expansion
East – City Conservation with a Conservation Overlay
West – County Urban Expansion and City Institutional
The Land Use for the property is currently County Urban Expansion. The proposed designation of City Estate Residential, with further restrictions included in the Annexation Agreement, is consistent with the City’s adopted Comprehensive Plan and the approved Sunnyside Study.
The existing land uses surrounding the property are:
North – undeveloped
South – developing single family subdivision
East – undeveloped
West – Sleepy Hollow Recreation Complex and developing single family
Presently, as referenced above, the site is undeveloped. The proposed use of the site is single family residential development.
Water and sewer services are available in the area. The provision of utilities to this site is not likely to have significant adverse effects on the City’s utility systems. The developer is responsible for all costs of construction to make the necessary hook-ups to City utilities in accordance with City requirements.
1. To approve or disapprove the proposed City Future Land Use Map amendment designating the site as City Estate Residential and Conservation.
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 35.2 ACRES AND GENERALLY LOCATED EAST OF SLEEPY HOLLOW ROAD AND THE SLEEPY HOLLOW RECREATION COMPLEX, LYING IN SECTIONS 21 AND 28, TOWNSHIP 19 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA, FROM COUNTY URBAN EXPANSION TO CITY ESTATE RESIDENTIAL AND CONSERVATION; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE (PARKHILL LAKESIDE).
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 which 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;
NOW, THEREFORE, 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 35.2 acre parcel of land generally located east of Sleepy Hollow Road and the Sleepy Hollow Recreation Complex, lying in Sections 21 and 28, Township 19 South, Range 25 East, Lake County, Florida, legally described as:
BEG AT NW COR OF SEC, RUN S 89DEG 10MIN 35SEC E
690.24 FT, S
19DEG 37MIN 17SEC E 127.96 FT, S 12DEG 10MIN 10SEC E 200 FT,
S 06DEG 24MIN 25SEC E 201.08 FT, S 01DEG 45MIN 48SEC E
203.46 FT, S 00DEG 12MIN 57SEC W 16.10 FT, S 03DEG 33MIN
52SEC E 202.12 FT, S 09DEG 26MIN 03SEC E 206.28 FT, S 10DEG
15MIN 45SEC W 192.91 FT TO S LINE OF N 1/2 OF GOV LOT 4, W
TO SW COR OF N 1/2 OF GOV LOT 4, N ALONG SAID W LINE OF GOV
LOT 4 TO POB.
Alternate Key: 1206791
BEG AT SW COR OF SEC, RUN S 89DEG 10MIN 35SEC E
690.24 FT, N
19DEG 37MIN 17SEC W 73.66 FT, N 24DEG 17MIN 20SEC W 17.51
FT, N 23DEG 50MIN 29SEC W 200 FT, N 20DEG 09MIN 44SEC W
200.41 FT, N 23DEG 52MIN 53SEC W 200 FT, 34DEG 50MIN 18SEC W
216.29 FT, N 39DEG 30MIN 17SEC W 29.56 FT, N 36DEG 32MIN
40SEC W 147.30 FT, N 56DEG 26MIN 31SEC W 218.95 FT TO W LINE
OF SW 1/4, S ALONG SAID W LINE OF SW 1/4 TO POB
ORB 627 PG 1350.
Alternate Key: 1183367
from County Urban Expansion to City Estate Residential and Conservation 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
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