Commission Meeting Agenda Item

Agenda Item

Consideration of Approval of Water Oak Country Club Estates – Hilltop Expansion Phases 2 through 4 — MJM 09/20-001 — A Major Modification to Master Site Plan Proposing 267 Home Sites, Private Roadways, Utility Infrastructure, Stormwater Infrastructure, Open Space, and Amenities on Property Owned by Sun Water Oak Expansion LLC; being Approximately 88 Acres Referenced by Alternate Key Numbers 1238111, 1770483, 1238277, and 3838951; and Located Along Griffin Avenue Approximately One Mile East of the Intersection of Teague Trail (County Road 25) and Griffin Avenue


Growth Management

Staff recommends approval of the of Water Oak Country Club Estates – Hilltop Expansion Phases 2 through 4 – MJM 09/20-00 — Major Modification to Site Plan.


On Tuesday, September 1, 2020, Town staff received a Major Modification to Site Plan application and plans submitted by Daniel R. Gibbs with ATWELL Inc., 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 7-11, b).

The project scope of work consists of the construction of 267 home sites in Phases 2 through 4, in addition to the 29 homes that to be constructed in Phase 1. The density of the development is 3.36 dwelling units per acre.

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.

SITE IMPROVEMENTS — The project area is approximately 88 acres of which 35% is proposed to open space, providing 30.87 acres. Of the 30.87 acres of open space, 3.2 acres is being provided as amenity areas. The amenities proposed consist of a pool, an event lawn, and a dog park located along the western portion of the property. A ten feet  Class “A” buffer will be provided around the property.

STORMWATER — The drainage will be provided by a series of dry retention areas to be located around the perimeter of the property. Six ponding areas will be provided in total. The impervious surface ratio for the project is 38.17%. The project was issued a Saint John’s River Water Management District permit on December 6, 2019.

UTILITIES — A water treatment facility will be constructed on the northwest portion of the property as part of the project. A lift station will also be installed as part of the sewer improvements. All water and sewer lines will remain private, as well as the lift station and the water treatment facility.

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

The civil engineering construction plans, consisting of 53 sheets, have been submitted on 24” x 36” sheets and certified by Daniel R. Gibbs, Professional Engineer with ATWELL Inc., drawn on August 14, 2020 with final revisions dated April 5, 2021.

Town staff, Neel-Schaffer Engineering, Fire Inspector and Building Official completed reviews. The following items are included in the packet:

Review No. 3 for the general site development completed by Neel-Schaffer Engineering, dated December 30, 2020 (Satisfied).

Review of Traffic by the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council dated September 30, 2020 (satisfied).

Review by Fire Inspector Kerry Barnett dated November 5, 2020 (Satisfied).

Review by Building Official Mike Desorcy dated September 8, 2020 (Satisfied).

St. John’s River Water Management District Storm Water Permit No. 19000-18 dated December 6, 2019.

Past Actions

On March 15, 2021, the Town Commission granted a variance to reduce the required front setback of the development from 25 feet to 20 feet through Resolution 2021-112.

On March 15, 2021, the Town Commission granted a variance to provide a right-of-way width of 24 feet throughout the development through Resolution 2021-113.

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

Fiscal Impact

Not applicable.

Source of Funding

Not applicable.

Funding Account

Not applicable.