AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

MEETING DATE:   September 11, 2006   

 

FROM:                       Laura McElhanon, AICP, Community Development Director

 

SUBJECT:                  Ordinance for Large Scale Comprehensive Plan Amendment for Waterfront Estates/Highland Cassidy, LLC

 

 

Staff Recommendation

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 Suburban, Rural and Employment Center to City Estate Residential. The Planning Commission held a hearing on this request September 7, 2006.

 

Analysis

The project site is approximately 144 acres. The general location is south of Orchard Drive, west of US 27/CR 25, east 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 and Urban Expansion

                        South   –  County Suburban

                        East     –  County Employment Center

                        West    –  County Rural

 

The Land Use for the property is currently County Suburban, Rural and Employment Center. 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     –  undeveloped

                        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.

 

July 9, 2007

This site was included in the Florida Department of Community Affairs objections concerning:  Site Suitability (wetlands) - the recommendation has been revised to include Conservation Land Use designation for wetlands in the western portion of the site, as shown on the wetlands map, the wetlands in the eastern portion are located with the platted subdivision of White Marsh and are covered with conservation easements; 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.

 

Options:

 

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. 

 

Fiscal Impact:

This large-scale comprehensive plan amendment will have no direct fiscal impact on the City of Leesburg.

 

Submission Date and Time:    7/9/2007 4:53 PM____

 

Department: Community Development

Prepared by:  Laura McElhanon, AICP                     

Attachments:         Yes____   No ______

Advertised:   ____Not Required ______                     

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No ____

                                                 

_________________________________           

Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________

 

Finance  Dept. __________________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager __________RS_________

 

Account No. _________________

 

Project No. ___________________

 

WF No. ______________________

 

Budget  ______________________

 

Available _____________________

 

                            


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 144 ACRES AND GENERALLY LOCATED SOUTH OF ORCHARD DRIVE, WEST OF US HWY 27/CR 25, EAST OF THE RONALD REAGAN TURNPIKE, LYING IN SECTIONS 1 AND 2, TOWNSHIP 21 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA, FROM COUNTY SUBURBAN, RURAL AND EMPLOYMENT CENTER TO CITY ESTATE RESIDENTIAL AND CONSERVATION; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE (WATERFRONT ESTATES).

 

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; 

 

NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, that:

 

Section 1

 

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 144 acre parcel of land generally located south of Orchard Drive, West of US Hwy 27/CR 25, East of the Ronald Reagan Turnpike, lying in Sections 1 and 2, Township 21 South, Range 24 East, Lake County, Florida, legally described as:

 

The North ½ of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 AND the Southwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 1, AND that part of the North ½ of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 2, lying East of the east right-of-way of the Sunshine State Parkway (Florida Turnpike), all lying and being in Township 21 South, Range 24 East, Lake County, Florida.

 

AND

 

The NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4; the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4; the North 100 feet of the SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4; and the North 100 feet of the SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4; all lying and being in Section 1, Township 21 South, Range 24 East, Lake County, Florida.

 

AND

 

That portion of the North 51 feet of the Northeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 1, Township 21 South, Range 24 East, Lake County, Florida lying West of U.S. Highway No. 27.

 

ALSO DESCRIBED AS:

 

THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4; THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4, THE NORTH 100 FEET OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4, AND THE NORTH 100 FEET OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4, AND THAT PORTION OF THE NORTH 51 FEET OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4, LYING WEST OF U.S. HIGHWAY NO. 27, ALL LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 21 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA.  DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 21 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA; RUN THENCE SOUTH 89°12'10" EAST, SAID BEARING BEING RELATED TO THE FLORIDA GRID SYSTEM EAST ZONE, ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 1, SAID BOUNDARY ALSO BEING THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF PLANTATION AT LEESBURG RIVERSIDE VILLAGE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 51, PAGES 56 THROUGH 58, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF PLANTATION AT LEESBURG BRAMPTON VILLAGE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 52, PAGES 26 AND 27, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA, A DISTANCE OF 1939.65 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF U.S. HIGHWAY 27; FORM SAID POINT, RUN THENCE SOUTH 09°40'36" EAST 51.88 FEET ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE; DEPARTING SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, RUN THENCE NORTH 89°12'10" WEST PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 1, A DISTANCE OF 624.07 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST BOUNDARY OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 1; FROM SAID POINT, RUN THENCE SOUTH 00°39'54" WEST 1354.36 FEET ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 1, AND THE EAST BOUNDARY OF THE NORTH 100 FEET OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 1; THENCE NORTH 89°14'01" WEST 1324.34 FEET ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THE NORTH 100 FEET OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 1;THENCE NORTH 89°13'29" WEST 1322.94 FEET ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THE NORTH 100 FEET OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 1; THENCE NORTH 00°38'29" EAST 1406.99 FEET ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY OF THE NORTH 100 FEET OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 1, AND THE WEST BOUNDARY OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 1; THENCE SOUTH 89°11'06" EAST 1322.98 FEET ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 1, SAID BOUNDARY ALSO BEING THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF PLANTATION AT LEESBURG RIVERSIDE VILLAGE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 51, PAGES 56 THROUGH 58, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA; TO THE  NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION.

 

from County Suburban, Rural and Employment Center to City Estate Residential and CO (Conservation) as shown on Attachment 1, the revised map of said area, and Attachment 2 (Wetlands Map) which depicts the area to be designated as CO (Conservation).

 

Section 2.   

 

All ordinances or part of ordinances in conflict with any of the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed.

 

Section 3. 

 

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

 

By:_________________________________

            Mayor

ATTEST:

 

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City Clerk