Commission Meeting Agenda Item
Consideration of Approval for the Old Dixie Highway Park Improvements – Major Modification to Site Plan MJM 01/22-001 – Proposing to construct a 12-feet wide, 2,500 linear feet multi-use trail featuring 114 parking spaces including 5 ADA Florida accessible parking spaces, four 10-foot by 10-foot pavilions, four benches, two drinking fountains, two access points, and one public restroom, on a 9.97-acre parcel located at the southwest corner of Old Dixie Hwy and Lady Lake Blvd., addressed as 120 West Lady Lake Blvd. and identified by Alternate Key Numbers 1279917 and 1698693.
Staff Recommended Motion
Staff recommends approval for the Civil Plans for the Old Dixie Highway Park Improvements – Major Modification to Site Plan MJM 01/22-001 as presented below.
On Thursday, January 13, 2022, applicant Michael Burske, Parks and Recreation Director with the Town of Lady Lake, filed a Major Modification to Site Plan application for property located at 120 West Lady Lake Blvd., consisting of two parcels within the town limits of the Town of Lady Lake, Florida.
The Town originally acquired a 5-acre vacant parcel fronting Old Dixie Highway in December of 2012 zoned Light Commercial. In April of 2014, the Town acquired an adjacent 5.73-acre parcel which has access to Arlington Avenue and is zoned Single Family Medium Density (RS-6). The parcel fronting Old Dixie Highway has been historically used as a parking lot to accommodate overflow parking for special Town events held at the Log Cabin and has been utilized by adjacent businesses as well.
The subject properties lie in Section 20, Township 18 South, Range 24 East, in Lake County, Florida.
The scope of work entails the construction of a 12-feet wide, 2,500 linear feet of paved multi-use trail featuring:
114 Parking Spaces, including five ADA Florida Accessible parking spaces and four 5-bike loop racks to accommodate bicycle parking
Four 10 feet by 10 feet Pavilions (10-foot by 10-foot concrete pad with a raised roof- no walls)
Two Water Drinking Fountains
Two Access Points
Since the site is heavily wooded, there will be 13 trees which are equal or greater than 6 inches in caliper that will be removed as result of the proposed paved trail. The removal includes one 8-inch Southern Magnolia Tree, three 6-inch Oak Trees, three 8-inch Oak Trees, two 10-inch Oak Trees, two 15-inch Oak Trees, and two 24-inch Oak Trees.
The applicant will be planting Crepe Myrtle trees along the entrances and fences to meet the minimum requirements from the Town.
The project is expected to demand two water and one sewer ERUs.
There will be one water and one sewer ERU for the restroom facility and one additional water ERU to facilitate the two proposed water drinking fountains and the hose bibs located at each of the four proposed pavilions.
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; with the exception of the requested waivers and granted variance.
The civil engineering plans, consisting of 45 sheets, have been submitted on 24" x 36"sheets and certified by Steven R Cockerham Professional Engineer with Neel-Schaffer, Inc., drawn on January 28, 2021.
Review by Fire Inspector Kerry Barnett dated February 1, 2022 (Satisfied).
Review by Lady Lake Building Official dated January 28, 2022 (Satisfied).
Review by Lady Lake Public Works Utility Supervisor Butch Goodman dated January 27, 2022 (Satisfied).
To be determined.
Source of Funding
At the October 13, 2021, meeting, the Parks Recreation and Tree Advisory Committee recommended forwarding the proposed Old Dixie Highway Park Improvements – Major Modification to Site Plan MJM 01/22-001 project to be presented before the Town Commission as proposed.
At the October 18, 2021, meeting, the Town Commission reviewed the Old Dixie Highway Park Improvements proposal and voted 4-1 for the project to move forward as presented.
At the December 6, 2021, meeting, the Old Dixie Highway Park Improvements – Major Modification to Site Plan MJM 01/22-001 project was put out to bid.