The Planning staff recommends approval of the proposed amendment to the City’s adopted Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map which changes the Future Land Use classification from County Rural, Public Resource, and Urban Expansion to City Estate Residential. The Planning Commission held a hearing on this request September 7, 2006.
The project site is approximately 285 acres. The general location is east of CR 33, south of the Turnpike. 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 Rural/Urban Expansion
South – County Rural
East – County Rural/Public Resource
West – County Rural
The Land Use for the property is currently County Rural, Public Resource, 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 – undeveloped
South – undeveloped and single family residential
East – single family residential
West – undeveloped and single family residential
Presently, as referenced above, the site is undeveloped. The proposed use of the site is for residential development.
Water and sewer is available at the intersection of CR 33 and CR 48/470 and will be extended by the developer to this site.
July 9, 2007
This site was included in the Florida Department of Community Affairs objections concerning: Water Resource Planning – information has been provided by the Environmental Services Director; Transportation – a Traffic Analysis has been provided; Demonstrated need (show need for additional housing units) – density calculations have been compiled and provided with the population projections contained in the City’s Comprehensive Plan; and, Urban Sprawl – a series of maps has been prepared to address this objection.
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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AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, CHANGING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP DESIGNATION OF CERTAIN PROPERTY CONTAINING APPROXIMATELY 285 ACRES AND GENERALLY LOCATED ON THE EAST SIDE OF CR 33, SOUTH OF THE RONALD REAGAN TURNPIKE, LYING IN SECTIONS 34 AND 35, TOWNSHIP 20 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA, FROM COUNTY RURAL, PUBLIC RESOURCE AND URBAN EXPANSION TO CITY ESTATE RESIDENTIAL; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE (BATTAGLIA).
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 285 acre parcel of land generally located on the east side of CR 33, south of the Ronald Reagan Turnpike, lying in Sections 34 and 35, Township 20 South, Range 24 East, Lake County, Florida, legally described as:
That part of the South ½ of the South 1/2, Section 35, Township 20 South, Range 24 East, lying West of the right-of-way of the Sunshine State Parkway, Lake County, Florida.
LESS, from the South ¼ of Section 35, Township 20 South, Range 24 East, run South 89o35’00” West along the South line of said Section 35, 37.65 feet; thence North 18o16’30” West for 497.41 feet; to the point of beginning, run thence South 83o11’00” East for 300 feet; thence North 06o49’ East for 274.59 feet to a point on the southwesterly right-of-way of Sunshine State Parkway; run thence North 43o58’ West along said right-of-way for 516.25 feet; thence South 06o49’ West for 600.94 feet; thence South 83o11’00” East for 100 feet to the point of beginning.
(Alt Key #1035481)
That part of the Northwest ¼ of the Southeast ¼ lying East of the right-of-way of SR #33, LESS the right-of-way over the North 15 feet; and South ½ of the Southeast ¼, LESS right-of-way of SR #33 and LESS right-of-way over the South 15 feet of that part of the Southwest ¼ of the Southeast ¼ lying West of Highway #33, all in Section 34, Township 20 South, Range 24 East, Lake County, Florida.
(Alt Key #1775302)
Less and except the following described property:
Commence at the South ¼ corner of Section 34, Township 20 South, Range 24 East, Lake County, Florida; thence run North 00o03’05” West along the East line of the Southwest ¼ of said Section 34 for a distance of 150.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue North 00o03’05” West along said East line for a distance of 1173.71 feet to the North line of the South ½ of the Southeast ¼ of said Section 34; thence leaving said East line run North 89o58’56” East along said North line for a distance of 263.06 feet to the West right-of-way line of County Road No. 33; being 50.00 feet West of, when measured perpendicular to the centerline of County Road No. 33; thence run South 03o49’01” East along said West right-of-way line for a distance of 1176.85 feet; thence leaving said West right-of-way line run North 89o55’28” West for distance of 340.35 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
North ½ of Southwest ¼ lying West of Palatlakaha Creek, Section 35, Township 20 South, Range 24 East, Lake County, Florida, and South ½ of South ½ of Northwest ¼ lying West of Palatlakaha Creek, in Section 35, Township 20 South, Range 24 East.
(Alt Key #1035473)
LESS: That portion conveyed by Warranty Deed recorded in Official Records Book 212, page 415, Public Records of Lake county to the Florida State Turnpike Authority.
The Northeast ¼ of the Southeast ¼ of Section 34, Township 20 South, Range 24 East, LESS the North 15 feet thereof, Lake County, Florida.
(Alt Key #1035465)
from County Rural, Public Resource 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 only upon annexation of this property into the City of Leesburg, and if the property is not annexed on or before August 28, 2007, this ordinance shall lapse and have no further force or effect.
PASSED AND ADOPTED at the regular meeting of the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, held on the 9th day of July, 2007.
THE CITY OF LEESBURG