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 and Rural to City Estate Residential. The Planning Commission held a hearing on this request September 7, 2006.
The project site is approximately 723 acres. The general location is east of US 27 and north 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 Suburban and Rural
South – County Suburban
East – County Rural
West – County Employment Center
The Land Use for the property is currently County Suburban and Rural. 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
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 will be 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, as shown on the wetlands map; 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 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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AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, CHANGING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP DESIGNATION OF CERTAIN PROPERTY CONTAINING APPROXIMATELY 723 ACRES AND GENERALLY LOCATED EAST OF US HWY 27/CR 25, NORTH OF THE RONALD REAGAN TURNPIKE, LYING IN SECTIONS 5, 6, AND 7, TOWNSHIP 21 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA, FROM COUNTY SUBURBAN AND RURAL TO CITY ESTATE RESIDENTIAL AND CONSERVATION; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE (BAR-KEY GROVES).
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 723 acre parcel of land generally located east of US Hwy 27/CR 25, north of the Ronald Reagan Turnpike, lying in Sections 5, 6, and 7, Township 21 South, Range 25 East, Lake County, Florida, legally described as:
That part of Government Lot 4 in Section 6, Township 21 South, Range 25 East, Lake County, Florida, bounded and described as follows: From the Northwest corner of said Section 6, run Southerly along the West line of said Section 6 a distance of 1,763.2 feet to a concrete monument, being the point of beginning of this description. From said point of beginning, run South 89°48'41" East 940 feet to a concrete monument; thence South 0°33'47" West 526.8 feet to a concrete monument; continue thence in the same direction to the South line of said Government Lot 4; thence Westerly along said South line to the Southwest corner of said Government Lot 4; thence Northwesterly along the West line of said Section 6 to the point of beginning.
The North ½ of Government Lot 4; and NW 1/4 of SW 1/4; and North 418.45 feet to the SW 1/4 of SW 1/4; all in Section 5, Township 21 South, Range 25 East, Lake County, Florida.
The East ½ of Section 6, Less: That portion of the SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 that lies East and South of a straight line drawn form NW corner of the SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 7, to a point on the East boundary of Section 6, that is 901.55 feet North of the SE corner of Section 6;
The East 660 feet of the NW 1/4 (also known as Government Lots 3 and 4) and the East 845.8 feet to the West 1785.8 feet of the South 805 feet of Government Lot 4; and all of Government Lot 6, East of U.S. Highway 27, State Road No. 25, and all of Government Lot 5; LESS: A portion beginning 2682.65 feet North of S. W. corner of Section 6, run East to the waters edge of “Fish Hook Lake” thence Southerly, Southeasterly and Southwesterly along waters edge of said Lake to intersect the West Boundary of said Section 6, thence North to P.O.B. Also Less: Begin 660 feet West of N. E. corner of Government Lot 5, run South to highwater mark of “Fish Hook Lake” also known as “Lake Lucile”, run West 250.49 feet, begin again at P.O.B. and run West to said Lake, said point being approximately 250.4 feet West of the P.O.B., then run South into said Lake to intersect North boundary all in Section 6, Township 21 South Range 25 East, Lake County, Florida;
The SW 1/4 of NE 1/4, LESS: The South 600 feet; the NW 1/4 of NE 1/4; and that portion of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 lying and being North and West of a straight line drawn from the N. W. corner of the SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 7, to a point on the East boundary of Section 6, 901.55 feet North of the S. E. corner of Section 6, and the N. E. corner of Section 7, all in Section 7, Township 21 South, Range 25 East, Lake County, Florida;
The E ½ of Government Lot 2, Section 7, Township 21 South, Range 25 East, the same being the SE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 7, Township 21 South, Range 25 East, LESS: Begin on the South line of the NW 1/4, Section 7, Township 21 South, Range 25 East, at a point South 89°26'11" West a distance of 911.10 feet from the center of Section 7, run thence South 89°26'11" West along said South line a distance of 314.88 feet to a point, said point being the Southwest corner of SW 1/4 of NW 1/4, said Section 7, thence North 0°53'06" West along the West line of Said SE 1/4 of NW 1/4, a distance of 177.61 feet to a point, thence South 61°12'55" East a distance of 362.38 feet to the point of beginning.
from County Suburban and Rural 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).
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