Commission Meeting Agenda Item

Agenda Item

Consideration of the Water Oak Estates Entryway Improvements — Major Modification to Site Plan 09/18-002 — Proposing Upgrades to Entryway Landscaping and Hardscaping, Addition of Turning Lane, and Relocation of Parking Spaces and Connecting Sidewalks, within the Water Oak Estates Country Club, Identified by Alternate Key 3538951


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Staff recommends approval of the Water Oak Estates Entryway Improvements — Major Modification to Site Plan 09/18-002, as presented.


On September 17, 2018, Town staff received a Major Modification to Site Plan application and plans submitted by Daniel R. Gibbs with Atwell, LLC, in representation of property owner, Sun Communities Finance LP, for the Water Oak Country Club Estates Site as per Town of Lady Lake Land Development Regulations, Chapter 7, Section 11.a.

The property is zoned “Manufactured Housing up to 9 dwelling units per acres” (MH-9), and the Future Land Use is Manufactured Home High Density (MH-HD), which allows for the proposed land uses and improvements and is compatible and consistent with the Town’s Comprehensive Plan.

The plan proposes to redevelop the entryway at Water Oak to upgrade landscaping and hardscaping, including adding a new treatment swale. The applicant is proposing to construct a dry retention swale to treat the new added impervious area being created prior to it draining to Lake Sunshine. New monument entry walls with signs will be featured as part of the hardscape upgrade.

In coordination with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) State Road 500 widening plans, the applicant has proposed an additional turn lane for improvements at the intersection of Water Oak Blvd. and Highway 27/441, so that drivers going straight or turning right (heading north) have a dedicated lane like the one already in place for drivers turning left (heading south) onto Hwy 27/441. The plans detail the location of a new five-foot FDOT sidewalk connecting to a proposed six-foot internal concrete sidewalk that will be going around the northern landscaped common area, passing by five new parking spaces, and ending at the entrance gate. The internal sidewalk will be approximately 404 lineal feet.

Some of the plant material proposed include:

  • Seven High Rise Live Oak
  • One Pygmy Date Palm
  • Six Wild Date Palms
  • Ten Sabal Palms (plus 15 Sabal Palms in landscaping islands in front of pond)
  • Seven Tuscarora Crape Myrtle trees
  • Six Japanese Privet trees (plus nine Japanese Privet trees in landscaping island in front of pond)
  • Ten Podocarpus trees

The site plan was reviewed to determine if it is in compliance with the Land Development Regulations (LDRs) including drainage, grading and erosion control. The application was determined to be in compliance with the Land Development Regulations (LDRs) and the Comprehensive Plan.

The civil, photometric and landscaping engineering site plans, consisting of 21 sheets, have been submitted on 24” x 36” sheets and certified by Daniel R. Gibbs, Professional Engineer with Atwell, LLC, drawn on June 8, 2018, with final revisions dated June 25, 2019.

Town staff and Neel-Schaffer Engineering completed reviews. The following items are included in the packet:

  • Review No. 3 for the general site development completed by Neel-Schaffer Engineering, dated July 16, 2019 (Satisfied).
  • John’s River Water Management District Storm Water Permit No. 19000-16 dated October 5, 2018.
  • Florida Dept. of Transportation Driveway Connection Permit NO. 2019-A-592-00018 dated June 4, 2019.

Fiscal Impact

Not applicable.

Funding Account

Not applicable.

Past Actions

The Technical Review Committee members individually reviewed the application regarding the Site Plan application on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, and provided comments.

The Planning and Zoning Board does not review Site Plan Modifications.