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 1.34 acres. The property is generally on the south side of C.R. 441 just west of the intersection of C.R. 44 and Sleepy Hollow Road. 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 that it is a local issue and not subject to Department review.
Currently, the property is a closed convenience store with gas pumps. The surrounding City Future Land Use Map designations are County Urban to the north, City General Commercial to the west, City General Commercial and Conservation to the east, and City Low Density and High Density to the south. The existing Future Land Use Map designation for the subject property is County Employment Center and County Urban. The proposed Future Land Use designation of City General Commercial is consistent with the City’s adopted Growth Management Plan and would allow development of the property for the proposed use of vehicle sales.
The Planning Commission held a public hearing on the application on October 9, 2008 and by a vote of 6 to 0, recommended approval.
1. Approve the requested small scale comprehensive plan amendment to General Commercial.
2. Other such action as the Commission may deem appropriate.
There is no fiscal impact to the City with this application.
Department: Community Development
Prepared by: Bill Wiley, AICP
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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 1.34 ACRES AND GENERALLY LOCATED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF C.R. 441 JUST WEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF C.R. 44 AND SLEEPY HOLLOW ROAD LYING IN SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 19 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA, FROM COUNTY EMPLOYMENT CENTER AND COUNTY URBAN; 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 on the south side of C.R. 441 just west of the intersection of C.R. 44 and Sleepy Hollow Road, lying in Section 20, Township 19 South, Range 25 East, Lake County, Florida, legally described as:
(See Exhibit A)
Alternate Key Number: 1182981
from County Employment Center and County Urban 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 ______ day of __________________, 2008.
THE CITY OF LEESBURG
That part of Government Lot 3 and that part of Government Lot 5 in Section 20, Township 19 South, Range 25 East, in Lake County, Florida, bounded and described as follows:
BEGIN at the center of said Section 20, run thence North 00 degrees, 31 minutes, 30 seconds East along the East line of the Northwest 1/4 a distance of 381.12 feet, more or less, to a point on the Southeasterly line of the right-of-way of U.S. Highway No. 441, said point being hereby designated as point “A”.
BEGIN again at the point of beginning, run thence South 58 degrees, 46 minutes, 30 seconds West, 127 feet;
THENCE North 22 degrees, 42 minutes, 05 seconds West, 279.74 feet, more or less, to the Southeasterly line of said right-of-way;
THENCE Northeasterly along the Southeasterly line of said right-of-way to the above designated point “A”.