The Planning Commission and Planning staff recommend approval of the proposed rezoning for the subject property from County A (Agriculture) to City RE-1 (Estate Residential).
The project site is approximately 723 acres. The property is generally situated east of US 27 and north of the Turnpike, 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 north, east, and south, and County A (Agriculture), County C-2 (Community Facility District), and County PUD (Planned Unit Development) 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 6 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 723 ACRES GENERALLY LOCATED EAST OF US 27 AND NORTH OF THE TURNPIKE, LYING IN SECTIONS 5, 6, AND 7, TOWNSHIP 21 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA, FROM COUNTY A (AGRICULTURE) TO CITY RE-1 (ESTATE RESIDENTIAL); AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE (BAR KEY GROVES).
BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, that:
Based upon the petition of Bar-Key Groves, Inc, the owner 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)
Alternate Key Numbers 121059, 1780951 and 1302226
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 NO: 118-1-090706
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 high-water 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;
AND: 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.
ALSO: All interest in easement described in that certain easement conveyed to Florida State Turnpike Authority for right of way purposes on the 26th day of October, 1962, as shown by easement recorded in O. R. Book 221, page 303, Public Records of Lake County, Florida.
Alternate Key Numbers: 121059, 1780951 and 1302226