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 Conservation to City Conservation. The Planning Commission held a hearing on this request September 7, 2006.
The project site is approximately 96 acres. The general location is east of the Turnpike, west of US 27. 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 Employment Center
South – County Employment Center
East – County Employment Center
West – County Suburban
The Land Use for the property is currently County Conservation. The Annexation Agreement will contain a requirement for this property to remain conservation. No development is being proposed.
The existing land uses surrounding the property are:
North – undeveloped
South – undeveloped
East – undeveloped
West – undeveloped
Presently, as referenced above, the site is undeveloped. The proposed use of the site is for conservation purposes.
No development is being proposed for this property.
July 9, 2007
This site was included in the Florida Department of Community Affairs objections concerning: Site Suitability (wetlands) – this entire site is already proposed to be Conservation Land Use designation; Water Resource Planning – information has been provided by the Environmental Services Director; Transportation – a Traffic Analysis has been provided; and, 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.
1. To approve or disapprove the proposed City Future Land Use Map amendment designating the site as City 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.
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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 96 ACRES AND GENERALLY LOCATED WEST OF US HWY 27/CR 25, EAST OF THE RONALD REAGAN TURNPIKE, LYING IN SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 21 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA, FROM COUNTY CONSERVATION TO CITY CONSERVATION; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE (PHYLLIS BICHARD HAYES).
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 96 acre parcel of land generally located west of US Hwy 27/CR 25, east of the Ronald Reagan Turnpike, lying in Section 1, Township 21 South, Range 24 East, Lake County, Florida, legally described as:
BEG 2350.92 FT S OF SW CORNER OF NW 1/4 OF NW 1/4 RUN N 51DEG 32MIN E 2630.45 FT FOR POB RUN N 45DEG 40MIN W TO PT 100 FT S OF N LINE OF SE 1/4 OF NW 1/4, E TO E LINE OF SW 1/4 OF NE 1/4 S 1880 FT, W 660 FT, S 660 FT, W TO W SIDE OF POND, NORTHERLY AND WESTERLY ALONG POND TO W LINE SE 1/4, N TO CENTER OF SECTION, W TO SW CORNER SE 1/4 OF NW 1/4 N 51DEG 32MIN E TO POB IN SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 21 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
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from County Conservation to City 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 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