The Planning staff and Planning Commission recommend approval of the proposed small-scale comprehensive plan amendment to the City’s adopted Growth Management Plan.
The project site is approximately one acre. The property is generally at the intersection of High Street and West Main Street. The project site is ten or less acres and is, therefore, considered a small-scale comprehensive land use plan amendment. 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 ten acres or less. At that time, the Department will determine it is a local issue and not subject to Department review.
Currently, the property is undeveloped. The surrounding City Future Land Use Map designations to the north and south are General Commercial and Low Density. The surrounding City Future Land Use Map designation is General Commercial to the west and Low Density to the east. The existing Land Use designation for the subject property is Low Density. The proposed future land use designation of General Commercial is consistent with the City’s adopted Growth Management Plan and would allow development of the property as commercial, retail and professional uses.
The Planning Commission held a public hearing on the application on April 24, 2008 and by a vote of 7 to 0, recommended approval.
1. Approve the requested small scale comprehensive plan amendment to General Commercial; or
2. 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 & Mike Miller
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ORDINANCE NO. ______
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR THE CITY OF LEESBURG, CHANGING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP DESIGNATION OF CERTAIN PROPERTY CONTAINING APPROXIMATELY ONE ACRE AND GENERALLY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF HIGH STREET AND WEST MAIN STREET LYING IN SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 19 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA, FROM CITY LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL TO CITY GENERAL COMMERCIAL; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
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 Growth Management 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 the parcel of land generally located at the intersection of High Street and West Main Street, Section 27, Township 19 South, Range 24 East, Lake County, Florida, legally described as:
(See Exhibit A)
Alternate Key Numbers: 1291739 and 1087686
from City Low Density Residential to City General Commercial 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 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 __9th____ day of ____June _, 2008.
THE CITY OF LEESBURG
Alternate Key(s): 1291739 and 1087686