Commission Meeting Agenda Item
Consideration of Approval for the Lakeview Health CR 466 ― New Major Site Plan MJSP 10/21-003 – Proposing the Construction of a 9,320-square-foot Professional/Medical Office Building with 67 Parking Spaces including three ADA Florida Accessible Parking Spaces, Installation of Dumpster Enclosure, Landscaping, Sight Lighting and Water Retention Area, project located along Highway 466, just east of the SAP Holdings Site, a 2.42-acre parcel zoned Planned Commercial and identified by alternate key 3814747.
Staff Recommended Motion
Staff recommends approval of the Civil Plans, Landscaping Plans, and Architectural Elevations for the Lakeview Health CR 466 ― New Major Site Plan MJSP 10/21-003 as presented.
On Monday, October 11, 2021, applicant Dr. Khai S. Chang, filed a New Major Site Plan application on behalf of property owners Sandra and Khai Sheng Chang for property located approximately one quarter of a mile west from the intersection of Rolling Acres Road and Highway 466, along Highway 466 and just east of the SAP Holdings site, within the town limits of the Town of Lady Lake, Florida.
The subject property is a vacant 2.42-acre parcel zoned Planned Commercial (CP) and located in Section 18, Township 18 South, Range 24 East, in Lake County, Florida. The appropriate legal description, a location map, and survey of the property was included with the submitted site plan application.
Examination of existing site conditions within the environmental assessment report revealed that the subject property historically has remained undeveloped. As such, the site is heavily wooded and exhibits a mixed of hardwood tree species including laurel oak, myrtle oak, slash pine, sand live oak, and cabbage palm trees. The site has Candler Sand which consists of very deep, excessively drained, very rapidly to rapidly permeable soils on uplands, primarily with 0-5 percent slopes. There are no special flood hazard areas nor wetlands within this parcel.
An Environmental Assessment Report was conducted on February 14, 2021, which observed No Gopher Tortoise on site at the time. It was recommended that they perform another Gopher Tortoise Survey (prior to commencing site work) to make sure that no tortoises have migrated onto the subject property since the initial survey performed over a year ago. Town Staff will be including a requirement within the Development Order to have a copy of the updated survey prior to commencing site work.
The development proposal consists of constructing a 9,320-square-foot professional/medical office building featuring 67 parking spaces, including three ADA Florida Accessible parking spaces, installation of a Dumpster Enclosure, Installation of Landscaping Buffers, Sight Lighting and Retention Pond Area.
In order to be serviced by Town Utilities, the applicant is connecting to an existing 10-inch water main, a 10-inch reclaimed water line, and a 12-inch force main on the south side of CR 466. The applicant will jack and bore under CR 466 and bring into the site an 8-inch PVC water line, a 4-inch force main and 2-inch irrigation line. There will be a private sewer lift station constructed for the project and a right-of-way utilization permit will be required from Lake County Public Works for the proposed directional bore.
The developer has been requested to establish access to the site via a cross-access easement on the neighboring property to the west known as the SAP Property Holdings Site and most recently established as The Enclaves. The medical building is projected to generate 324 daily trips with 27 AM peak hour trips and 34 PM peak hour trips. Overall, the traffic impact analysis for the complex has been found to be de minimis since the PM peak hour trip is lesser than 100 trips; only having a small impact on the following roadway segments: County Road 466 and Rolling Acres Road.
The applicant’s engineer of record, Keith Riddle, has submitted an Environmental Resource Permit application, civil plans, and drainage report to the St. John’s River Water Management District. The permit has been reviewed and approved dated January 25, 2022. The stormwater system will be designed consisting of one major pond that will serve the entire 2.42-acre parcel to be located along the northern boundary of the site. The stormwater management system will be the operation and maintenance responsibility of the developer.
COMMERCIAL DESIGN STANDARDS
No waiver to the Commercial Design Standards is required for the project. 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 applicant will incorporate the Craftsman/Bungalow Architectural Style Design to the this proposed medical building.
The elevations feature diverse exterior building materials including clay tile roof, exposed roof rafters, metal roof awnings, stucco to compliment stone, partial porches with square columns, decorative wall medallions, limestone bond pattern, glass windows, glass doors, decorative wall sconces by entrances, gooseneck wall lights, galvalume gutters, fascia, soffits and downspouts, and decorative band along the top of the façade. Please see elevations enclosed.
No waiver to the Town’s landscaping requirements is required for the project. In accordance with Chapter 10-Landscape and Tree Protection, the site is required to provide approximately 387.2 tree caliper inches based on the 2.42-acre site development area (160”x 2.42).
The applicant is providing approximately 1,261.5 tree caliper inches, including 149.5 tree caliper inches of proposed canopy and understory trees, 50 tree caliper inches of palm trees, and 1,062 tree caliper inches of existing trees to be preserved.
The following number of trees are being provided:
- Four Red Maple trees at 4 tree caliper inches each minimum.
- Five Yaupon Holly trees at 2.5 tree caliper inches each minimum.
- Four Crape Myrtle trees at 2.5 tree caliper inches each minimum.
- Six Wax Myrtle trees at 2.5 tree caliper inches each minimum.
- Four Ligustrum trees at 2.5 tree caliper inches each minimum
- 17 Live Oak trees at an average of 4.0 tree caliper inches each minimum
- 7 Bald Cypress trees at an average of 4.0 tree caliper inches each minimum
- 25 Sabal Palm trees at an average of 4.0 tree caliper inches each minimum
- Sandankwa Viburnum shrubs at a minimum of 36” with three feet over center
It was found that the applicant has designed the location and planting of landscaping in accordance with the Town’s landscaping code as it refers to spacing, native vegetation, water use requirements, while taking into consideration site visibility and overcrowding of plant material.
The site meets Open Space FLU Policies, as well as on-site storm water retention for storm runoff needs. The proposal is consistent with how the Town would like to see infill development take place to promote economic development of annexed properties.
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 granted variances.
The civil engineering plans, consisting of 11 sheets, have been submitted on 24" x 36"sheets and certified by Keith Edward Riddle, Professional Engineer with Riddle Newman Engineering, Inc., drawn on October 5, 2021, with final revisions drawn on January 19, 2022. Landscaping and Irrigation plans consisting of four sheets have been submitted on 24" x 36"sheets and certified by Suzanne M. Stancil with Michael Pape & Associates, PA with final revised plans dated January 12, 2021. Sight Lighting and Photometric Plan consisting of one sheet are drawn by Michael Pape & Associates, PA dated August 17, 2021. Architectural Elevation Plans consisting of two sheets are drawn by Michael J. Dickerson with Dickerson Architects, Inc. dated December 17, 2021.
Town staff, Neel-Schaffer Engineering, and the Fire Inspector completed reviews. The following items are included in the packet:
Review No. 3 for the general site development completed by Neel-Schaffer Engineering, dated February 28, 2022 (Satisfied).
Review by Fire Inspector Kerry Barnett dated February 22, 2022 (Satisfied).
Review by Lady Lake Building Official dated February 24, 2022 (Satisfied).
Review by Lady Lake Public Works Utility Supervisor Butch Goodman dated November 4, 2021 (Satisfied).
Lake-Sumter MPO reviewed and approved the Request for Exemption of a Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA)Tier 1 for this project as per letter dated March 22, 2022.
Lake County Public Works Comments dated November 4, 2021 (Satisfied).
St. John’s River Water Management District Storm Water Permit Project No. 176103-1 dated January 25, 2022.
No landscaping waivers are being requested; therefore, no Parks, Recreation, and Tree Advisory Committee Meeting took place for this application.
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