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 to City Estate Residential. The Planning Commission held a hearing on this request September 7, 2006.
The project site is approximately 1,076 acres. The general location is east and west of CR 48, south of the proposed Secret Promise development. 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 – City Mixed Low Density Residential
South – County Rural
East – County Rural
West – Sumter County
The Land Use for the property is currently County Rural. The recently approved City Planned Unit Development (PUD) is consistent with the City’s adopted Comprehensive Plan.
The existing land uses surrounding the property are:
North – undeveloped
South – undeveloped
East – undeveloped and 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
Although this site was included in the Florida Department of Community Affairs objections (concerning Site Suitability/wetlands, Water Resource Planning, Transportation, Demonstrated need, and, Urban Sprawl), the FDCA has agreed to address these objections with a proposed Future Land Use Element Policy because this site is currently undergoing DRI (Development of Regional Impact) review. The proposed wording for the policy is contained in the Ordinance that follows as Attachment 2.
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 1,076 ACRES AND GENERALLY LOCATED EAST AND WEST OF CR 48, SOUTH OF THE RONALD REAGAN TURNPIKE, LYING IN SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 20 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST AND SECTIONS 5, 6 AND 7, TOWNSHIP 21 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA, FROM COUNTY RURAL TO CITY ESTATE RESIDENTIAL; AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT BY ADDING POLICY 1.6.12; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE (RENAISSANCE TRAILS).
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 1,076 acre parcel of land generally located east and west of CR 48, south of the Ronald Reagan Turnpike, lying in Sections 31, Township 20 South, Range 24 East and Sections 5, 6, and 7, Township 21 South, Range 24 East, Lake County, Florida, legally described as:
PARCEL ONE: (BASED ON STATE PLANE COORDINATE SYSTEM)
ALL OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 21 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, IN LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING WESTERLY OF THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 48.
LESS THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED CEMETERY LOT: THAT PART OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 21 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, IN LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 21 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, AND RUN S.8940'48"E. ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 A DISTANCE OF 2171.72 FEET; THENCE S.008'49"W., 1305.05 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION, FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING CONTINUE S.008'49"W., 220.00 FEET; THENCE N.8938'26"W., 110.00 FEET; THENCE N.008'49"E., 220.00 FEET; THENCE S.8938'26"E., 110.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
THAT PART OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 20 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, IN LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 AND THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4
AND THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 AND THE WEST 462 FEET OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4.
PARCEL TWO: (NOT BASED ON STATE PLANE COORDINATE SYSTEM)
SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 21 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA: BEGIN NORTHWEST CORNER OF SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF NORTHWEST QUARTER RUN NORTH 234.65 FEET, NORTH 4652'19" EAST 330.2 FEET, NORTH 3406' 23" EAST 267.43 FEET, SOUTH 6316'2" EAST 329.32 FEET, NORTH 6742'57" EAST 229.87 FEET, SOUTH 8329'34" EAST 246.24 FEET, SOUTH 3246'50" EAST 328.65 FEET, SOUTH 0715'56" EAST 47.1 FEET TO EAST LINE OF NORTHWEST QUARTER OF NORTHWEST QUARTER, SOUTH 0040'37" EAST 251.75 FEET, SOUTH 3309'EAST 65.95 FEET, SOUTH 8144'02" EAST 454.00 FEET, SOUTH 6545'54" EAST 367.72 FEET, SOUTH 4209'05" WEST 374.73 FEET, SOUTH 838'04" WEST 293.42 FEET, SOUTH 3445'07" EAST 248.63 FEET, SOUTH 2224'38" EAST 273.92 FEET, NORTH 7303'19" WEST 207.85 FEET, SOUTH 1755'20" WEST 245.88 FEET, NORTH 7942'16" WEST 330.60 FEET, SOUTH 8837'48" WEST 239.34 FEET, SOUTH 5117'42" WEST 221.45 FEET, SOUTH 1917'51" WEST 533.67 FEET, NORTH 8947'10" WEST 446 FEET, SOUTH 5100'49" WEST 321.18 FEET, SOUTH 0646'58" WEST 407.36 FEET, SOUTH 1605'27" WEST 457.60 FEET TO WEST LINE OF SECTION, NORTH 044'36" WEST 1762.00 FEET TO NORTHWEST CORNER OF SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION, NORTH 042'50" WEST 1324.63 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING.
BEGINNING AT A POINT THAT IS 360.15 FEET, SOUTH 8907'25" WEST OF NORTHEAST CORNER OF SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SOUTHWEST QUARTER, RUN NORTH 1707'10" EAST 400.75 FEET, NORTH 8624'50" EAST 485.32 FEET, SOUTH 5939'10" EAST 620.25 FEET, SOUTH 0634'50" EAST 263 FEET, SOUTH 6420'10" WEST 415.15 FEET, SOUTH 2935'10" WEST 376.57 FEET, SOUTH 5813'10" WEST 589.92 FEET, SOUTH 2835'50" WEST 247.65 FEET, SOUTH 7315'30" WEST 203.64 FEET, NORTH 1552'WEST 205.8 FEET, NORTH 1847'WEST 330.5 FEET, NORTH 3812'40" EAST 178.97 FEET, NORTH 3613'50" WEST 184.17 FEET, NORTH 3230'10" EAST 205.7 FEET, NORTH 6453'10" EAST 220.31 FEET, NORTH 1707'10" EAST 197.2 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING.
LESS ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY;
SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 21 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA: ALL OF SECTION EAST OF HIGHWAY, LESS COUNTY ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY;
SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 21 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA: NORTH HALF OF NORTHEAST QUARTER.
LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCEL:
THAT PART OF SECTIONS 6 AND 7 OF TOWNSHIP 21 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST IN LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 21 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, AND RUN S. 057'49" E. ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 7, A DISTANCE 1319.40 FEET, TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 7; THENCE S. 8924'41" W. ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 7, A DISTANCE OF 2647.48 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 7; THENCE N.058'27" W. ALONG THE WEST LINE OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 A DISTANCE OF 1322.24 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE AFOREMENTIONED SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 21 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, THENCE S.8928'22" W. ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 6, A DISTANCE OF 1861.28 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 48; THENCE N.3612'44"E. ALONG SAID SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE HIGHWAY 48 A DISTANCE OF 1554.78 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE RUN S.6439'17"E. 190.10 FEET; THENCE S.5227'13"E. 185.07 FEET; THENCE S.1202'24"E. 234.48 FEET; THENCE N.8754'40"E. 149.53 FEET; THENCE S.7224'48"E. 249.15 FEET; THENCE S.6642'50"E. 230.83 FEET; THENCE S5835'48"E. 188.69 FEET; THENCE S.3442'25"E. 270.78 FEET; THENCE S.6046'11"E. 227.77 FEET; THENCE S.5533'45"E. 160.56 FEET; THENCE S.2447'09"E. 254.05 FEET; THENCE S1446'11"W. 282.12 FEET; THENCE S.1909'41"W. 139.33 FEET; THENCE S.7502'51"E. 223.28 FEET; THENCE N.3332'59"E. 237.59 FEET; THENCE N.6225'48"E. 186.32 FEET; THENCE S.5324'40"E. 273.32 FEET; THENCE S.1538'53"W 400.77 FEET; THENCE S.7048'26"E.228.54 FEET; THENCE S.8853'30"E. 219.94 FEET; THENCE N.5144'16"E. 361.25 FEET; THENCE N.4135'32"E. 192.37 FEET; THENCE N.2326'28"W. 221.85 FEET; THENCE N.4350'31"W. 289.55 FEET; THENCE N.1411'46"W. 218.86 FEET; THENCE N.0836'50"E. 359.29 FEET; THENCE N.0320'42"E. 145.24 FEET; THENCE N.2016'43"E. 165.51 FEET; THENCE N.6030'35"E. 217.27 FEET; THENCE N.8343'05"E. 259.27 FEET; THENCE N.7837'15"E. 181.78 FEET; THENCE N.1601'31"E., 453.93 FEET; THENCE N.89°04'02"E. 104.55 FEET; THENCE S.1601'31"W., 457.31 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE AFOREMENTIONED SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 21 SOUTH RANGE 24 EAST; THENCE S.047'18"E. ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 A DISTANCE OF 886.14 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
Legal Description - Railroad Right-of-Way
That part of the abandoned 120 foot wide Railroad Right-of-Way lying in the Southwest ¼ and also lying in the Southeast ¼ of the Northwest ¼ and also lying in the Southwest ¼ of the Northeast ¼ of Section 6, Township 21 South, Range 24 East, Lake County, Florida.
Alternate Key Numbers 1775248, 1775477, 1383528, 1035643, 1035627, and 1383510
from County Rural to City Estate Residential as shown on Attachment 1, the revised map of said area.
To address the concerns of the Florida Department of Community Affairs outlined in their Objection, Recommendation and Comment Report dated April 3, 2007, Policy 1.6.12 is being added to the Future Land Use Element. Attachment 2 contains the new policy.
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 9th day of July, 2007.
THE CITY OF LEESBURG
Renaissance Trails Draft Comprehensive Plan Policy
Policy 1.6.12_ The City of Leesburg, recognizing the uniqueness of the property annexed through the adoption of Ordinance No.XXX, has adopted and will enforce development standards on the Property to ensure the discouragement of urban sprawl, coordination with public facilities, and the protection of the environmental function of this area. The Renaissance Trails Development of Regional Impact serves as the data and analysis for the Comprehensive Plan. The area identified on the FLUM as “Renaissance Trails DRI” is subject to the following:
a. The maximum gross density for the project shall not exceed 2.5 units per gross acre. The project may contain a variety of lot sizes and housing types and shall be adult only aside from the agreed upon 558 units designated on Map H as “workforce housing” which shall be available to the open market.
b. This development shall contain no more than 40 acres to be designated as commercial or mixed use as designated on Map H. The non-residential FAR shall not exceed .75 except in cases where residential is located above commercial where the FAR shall not exceed .85.
c. The total site will maintain a minimum of 50% open space on site. Open space shall be defined for this purpose as any portion of the Property which is open to the sky and which contains no impervious surfaces. Recreational uses are included in the open space area. Pervious surfaces within the residential or commercial lots do not qualify as open space.
d. The approval of development orders shall be consistent with this policy and other comprehensive plan goals, objectives, policies and future conditions maps. Amendments to the PUD: Amendments to a DRI through the Notice of Proposed Changes process pursuant to s. 380.06(19), FS, shall not require a PUD plan amendment provided the change does not include the addition of land, a new use and is otherwise consistent with the comprehensive plan. Changes to a DRI Development Order adopted by the City of Wildwood shall be reflected in the PUD Master Plan.
e. The Application for Development Approval, sufficiency responses and DRI Development Order for Renaissance Trails DRI provide the supporting data and analysis for the “Renaissance Trails DRI” land use designation on the FLUM.
f. The Renaissance Trails DRI Development Order ensures a consistency of the land use designation on the FLUM with the goals, objective, policies, and future conditions maps of the City’s Comprehensive Plan.