Commission Meeting Agenda Item
Consideration for the Villages RV Storage — New Major Site Plan MJSP 01/19-001 — Proposing a 152-Unit RV Storage Site Featuring 19 Parking Spaces on an 8.38-Acre Parcel Located along South Highway 27/441, Just South of the Lady Lake Auto Salvage Site, Identified By Alternate Key Number 1015049
Staff Recommended Motion
Staff recommends approval of the Villages RV Storage — New Major Site Plan MJSP 01/19-001 with Commercial Design Standard Waiver as presented:
Chapter 20, Section 20-3C).3).A)., new buildings should adopt and must closely follow one of the four recommended architectural styles: Frame Vernacular, Craftsman/Bungalow, Mediterranean, or Mission.
On March 19, 2018, the Town Commission approved Special Exception Use Ordinance 2018-17 for property located at 708 South Highway 27/441, being approximately 8.38 acres, allowing to incorporate Motor Vehicle, RV, and Boat Storage Facilities as additional land uses for this commercial parcel. The subject property lies in Section 21, Township 18 South, Range 24 East property and is zoned Heavy Commercial (HC) with a future land use of RET- Commercial General- Retails Sales and Services.
On Wednesday, December 26, 2019, the Town of Lady Lake received a new major site plan application and civil plans submitted by applicant Robert W. Batsel Jr. with Gilligan, Gooding, Franjola & Batsel, P.A., on behalf of property owner, Discount Mini Storage of Lady Lake, LLC for the construction of an RV Storage site consisting of 152 bays with the following breakdown:
- 37 covered units with a size of 12.5 feet by 50 feet
- 33 enclosed units with a size of 15 feet by 50 feet
- 37 covered units with a size of 12.5 feet by 40 feet
- 36 covered units with a size of 12.5 feet by 30 feet
- 9 uncovered units with a size of 12.5 feet by 30 feet
The site features 19 parking spaces, including two Florida ADA accessible parking spaces and two RV-unit check-in parking spaces. The property is currently vacant and is evenly wooded in its entirety. The project will be connecting to Town’s water and sewer facilities, and the applicant is proposing to install a lift station. Irrigation will be provided by an 8-inch well connection.
The proposed development is an expansion of the existing mini-storage facility, which is adjacent to the property and to the southeast. Cross access will be provided between both properties, connecting via a one-way drive, which exist upon the already developed mini-storage facility. Access to the Motor Vehicle R.V. and Boat Storage Facility will be provided directly off Highway 27/441 as well, with a right-in and right-out driveway connection.
The site plan was reviewed to determine if it is in compliance with the Land Development Regulations (LDRs) including parking, setbacks, landscaping, engineering, environmental protection and commercial design standards. The applications were determined to be in compliance with the Land Development Regulations (LDRs) and the Comprehensive Plan.
The Civil engineering site plans, consisting of 26 sheets, have been submitted on 24 inch by 36 inch sheets and certified by Craig T. Boisseau, Professional Engineer with Thomas Engineering Group, are dated August 26, 2019. Landscaping and Irrigation Plans submitted, consisting of 15 sheets drawn and certified by Michael D. Grosswirth, Registered Landscape Architect with Thomas Engineering Group are dated August 26, 2019. Architectural Exterior Elevations consisting of four sheets drawn and certified by Jennifer Zabik with Zabik Turner Engineering dated May 30, 2019.
Town staff, Neel-Schaffer Engineering, Fire Inspector Kerry Barnett, and Building Official Ron Rowe completed reviews. The following items are included in the packet:
- Site Plan Review completed by Growth Management on 08/27/2019 (Satisfied).
- Review Number 4 for the general site development completed by Neel-Schaffer Engineering, dated 9/11/2019 (Satisfied).
- Review by Fire Inspector Kerry Barnett dated 09/05/2019 (Satisfied).
- Review by Building Official Ron Rowe dated 7/5/2019 (Satisfied).
- Review by Lady Lake Public Works dated 8/20/2019 (Satisfied).
- John’s River Water Management District Permit No. 156282-1 dated 01/24/2019 (Satisfied).
- Florida Department of Environmental Protection Permit No. FLR20CP01 dated 01/28/2019 (Satisfied).
- Lake-Sumter MPO comments dated 4/2/2018 (Satisfied).
As per adopted Special Exception Use Ordinance 2018-17, the development is required to provide landscaping buffer class “C” buffering around the storage area, and a six-foot high opaque fence to screen storage area from any public rights-of-ways. Along the side perimeters by the entrance drive, landscaping buffer class “A” is required. The applicant will be adhering to all landscaping requirements.
COMMERCIAL DESIGN STANDARDS
In accordance with the Land Development Regulations, Chapter 20, Section 20-3C).3).A)., new buildings should adopt and must closely follow one of the four recommended architectural styles: Frame Vernacular, Craftsman/Bungalow, Mediterranean, or Mission. The building does not exhibit one of the four preferred architectural styles in its entirety; however, it exhibits primary elements from the Mediterranean Architectural Style, such as clay tile roof, stucco, accent trims, terracotta exterior paint colors, etc.
On Wednesday, July 10, 2019, the Technical Review Committee members individually reviewed the application for the Villages RV Storage MJSP 01/19-001 new major site plan application and provided final comments.
The Planning and Zoning Board does not review Site Plans. The site plans will not be going before the Parks, Recreation and Tree Advisory Committee since no landscaping waivers are being requested at this time.
At the August 5, 2019 Special Conceptual Workshop meeting, the Town Commission reached consensus to allow the Villages RV Storage MJSP 01/19-001 new major site plan application to move forward with a commercial design standard waiver.
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