The Planning Commission and Planning staff recommends approval of the proposed rezoning for the subject property from County A (Agriculture) to City RE-1 (Estate Residential).
The project site is approximately 108 acres. The property is generally situated east of the Turnpike, north of Orchard Drive, as shown on the attached General Location Map. The present zoning for this property is County A (Agriculture). Currently, the property is undeveloped and the proposed use of the site is for residential development. The surrounding zoning designations are County A (Agriculture) to the east, south, and north, and County A (Agriculture) and County CFD (Community Facility District) to the west.
The proposed zoning district of City RE-1 (Estate Residential) is compatible with adjacent and nearby properties in the area and with the proposed City future land use designation of City Estate Residential. However, the Annexation Agreement requires rezoning to a Planned Development District by the developer prior to development.
The existing land uses surrounding the property are undeveloped properties.
Development of the parcel shall require expansion of City utilities at the owner’s expense.
By a vote of 7 to 0, the Planning Commission recommended approval
1. Approve the proposed rezoning to City RE-1 (Estate Residential), thereby allowing consistent zoning and development standards for the area.
2. Disapprove the proposed rezoning.
3. Other such action as the Commission may deem appropriate.
There is no fiscal impact to the City.
Department: Community Development
Prepared by: Bill Wiley, AICP
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AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, REZONING APPROXIMATELY 108 ACRES GENERALLY LOCATED EAST OF THE TURNPIKE, NORTH OF ORCHARD DRIVE, LYING IN SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 20 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA, FROM COUNTY A (AGRICULTURE) TO CITY RE-1 (ESTATE RESIDENTIAL); AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE (FLOYD 1).
BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, that:
Based upon the petition of William P. Floyd, Jr. and Lake County Citrus Sales, Inc., the owners of the property hereinafter described, which petition has heretofore been approved by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg Florida, pursuant to the provisions of the Laws of Florida, the said property located in Lake County, Florida, is hereby rezoned from County A (Agriculture) to City RE-1 (Estate Residential), to-wit:
(See Exhibit A)
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 day of , 2007.
THE CITY OF LEESBURG
CASE #: 131A-0-090706
SW ¼ of SW ¼ of Section 36, Township 20 South, Range 24 East; and SE ¼ of SE ¼ and SW ¼ of SE ¼ lying East of Sunshine Parkway (Florida Turnpike), in Section 35, Township 20 South, Range 24 East.
Alternate Key Numbers: 3807722 and 1062349