The Planning staff recommends approval in concept of the proposed amended JPA boundaries and general growth policy maps.
On March 29, 2004,
the Leesburg City Commission/Lake County Commission held a meeting to
discuss the proposed JPA. The consensus of the County Commission
was to wait for the outcome of the 2004 legislative session. At that time there
were also issues discussed that had been raised by the Hawthorne Development, a
manufactured home community near the northeast corner of U.S. 27 and C.R. 48.
The conclusion of the legislative session did not result in any revisions to
the annexation regulations. After discussions by City and County staff
regarding Hawthorne’s concerns, the JPA map was revised to delete the
community from the JPA area. In addition, a after discussion with
property owners and the County.
On June 28, 2004
the City adopted a revised JPA Agreement and the County decided to postpone
adoption of the JPA and incorporate it into the update of their Comprehensive
Plan which is currently in the hearing process.
attached map depicts the current and future growth areas where the City could
annex in the future. The map shows
1. Approve the amended conceptual Leesburg Joint Planning Area Map and authorize staff to begin negotiations with Mascotte, Groveland and Lake County to formalize the JPA areas.
2. Other such action as the Commission may deem appropriate.
Staff anticipates utilization of the planning concepts proposed in the conceptual JPA map will have a positive economic impact for both the City and the County through the more efficient provision of infrastructure and services within the proposed areas.
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