Local Planning Agency Meeting Agenda Item
Ordinance 2019-07 — Orange Blossom Gardens Chapel of All Faiths, Inc. — Small Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment Request from Lady Lake Recreation (P) to Lady Lake Religious Facilities (RF) for Approximately 0.076 Acres Owned by the Village Center Community Development District (VCCDD), Addressed as 1401 Paradise Drive, Referenced by Alternate Key 3750047, within the Orange Blossom Gardens Unit 1 Subdivision, within the Town Limits
Staff Recommended Motion
Staff recommends approval of Ordinance 2019-07.
Agent: Robert W. Merza on behalf of the Orange Blossom Gardens Chapel of All Faiths, Inc.
Property Owner: Village Center Community Development District
Parcel Number: 06-18-24-0003-000-01300
The subject parcel is located along the northeast intersection of Wales Plaza and Paradise Drive, addressed as 1401 Paradise Drive, next door to the Paradise Regional Pool and Recreation Center, in Section 06, Township 18 South, Range 24 East, in Lake County.
EXISTING AND PROPOSED FLU FOR THE SITE
EXISTING FUTURE LAND USE DEFINITION: Recreation (P) Future Land Use Category.
The Recreation Future Land Use Category includes private and public recreation facilities including but not limited to golf courses, parks and other similar uses. The intensity standard for this land use category is limited to a maximum of 60 percent building and structure coverage and impervious surface with a maximum building height of 35 feet unless fire protection is adequately provided. The floor area ratio (FAR) shall be limited to a maximum of 0.50 for the Recreation category.
PROPOSED FUTURE LAND USE DEFINITION: Religious Facilities (RF).
The Religious Facility Land Use Category is intended to permit the development of churches and other houses of worship. The floor area ratio shall be limited to a maximum of 0.60 for the Religious Facilities category.
In a Statement of Purpose, the applicant stated that the general nature or object of the Orange Blossom Gardens Chapel of All Faiths corporation is to conduct religious worship and instruction, churches, pastorium, and other institutions connected therewith of a religious, educational, charitable or benevolent character to the end that its own members and others may be generally instructed and guided. The mission is to “advance spiritual growth and enlightenment among its membership by loving people into a life changing relationship with Jesus Christ”. The Church has no immediate plans to develop the subject parcel; however, they decided to purchase the land to have options for future church building expansion.
The subject parcel consists of a .076-acre area that is developed as a landscaping curbing in front of the existing 8,696-square-foot Chapel of Christian Faith Church building, along the elevation facing Paradise Drive.
The general vicinity east and south currently exhibits a mix of recreational amenities as well as residential areas in character with the overall development within The Villages, featuring a Lake County Urban Medium Density zoning designation. The proposed Public Facilities District (PFD) zoning designation will assure consistency and compatibility with on-site and adjacent land uses and the Town’s Land Development Regulations by addressing design and development guidelines via a Memorandum of Agreement. This agreement will outline terms pertaining to permitted land uses, hours of operation, landscaping buffering, and other elements in conjunction with the corresponding overall site development and projected growth in accordance with the Orange Blossom Gardens Chapel of All Faiths, Inc. future plans.
ADJACENT PROPERTY CHARACTERISTICS
To the west across Paradise Drive: Bocce Ball Court VCCDD Amenities with a future land use of Lady Lake Recreation (P).
To the east: Existing Chapel of Christian Faiths Building with a future land use of Lady Lake Religious Facilities (RF).
To the north: Paradise Regional Pool and Recreation Center VCCDD Amenities with a future land use of Lady Lake Recreation (P).
To the south: Chapel of Christian Faiths Building with a future land use of Lady Lake Religious Facilities (RF).
IMPACT ON TOWN SERVICES
In evaluating land use impacts, the maximum theoretical impact that could result through passage of the amendment is in direct relation with church and associated ministries including community outreach, Christian education, congregation meetings, and worship.
The .076-acre parcel is presently zoned Mixed Residential Medium Density (MX-8) in Lady Lake, which permits development at maximum of eight dwelling units per net buildable acre or recreation land uses at an intensity up to .50 FAR. The applicant is requesting to change the current Lady Lake Recreation to Lady Lake Public Facilities District.
POTABLE WATER: The site is presently serviced by the Villages Center Community Development District central potable water system.
SEWER: The site is presently serviced by the Villages Center Community Development District central sanitary sewer system.
The local roadways that will be affected by this project are Paradise Drive and Wales Plaza, which are both Town maintained roads. Just recently, the Town took on the maintenance of Wales Plaza from the intersection of Paradise Drive to Owen Drive and Vermont Street. It is expected that the church will be expanding in the future, at which point a Traffic Impact Analysis will be required at the time of site plan submittal for the expansion. Based on the proposed build-out of a 3,332-square-foot addition, there is low impact to the local road system.
COMPARISON OF TRAFFIC GENERATION BASED ON LAND USE (ITE 8th Edition):
|Land Use||ITE Code||Peak Hour Trip Rate||Critical Peak Hour||Percentage Entering||Percentage Exiting|
|Single Family||210||1.02 per Unit||PM||63||37|
|Church||560||11.76 per 1000 Sq. Ft.||SUN||50||50|
STORMWATER: Any new development project will be required to adhere to St. Johns River Water Management District guidelines as applicable. As per FEMA FIRM MAP 12069C0170E effective December 12, 2012, the parcel is within the Flood Zone X — outside the 500-year floodplain.
A Rezoning Application has been submitted concurrently with this Small-Scale Future Land Use Amendment Application.
Town of Lady Lake Land Development Regulations must be adhered to prior to any approval of the design of site plans for the property.
The small-scale future land use map amendment application was received on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, and has been reviewed and determined to be complete, satisfying the necessary criteria as required under the Town’s Comprehensive Plan.
Notices to inform the surrounding four property owners within 150 feet of the subject parcel by the small-scale request were mailed Thursday, May 23, 2019. The property was also posted on Thursday, May 23, 2019.
The Technical Review Committee (TRC) members individually reviewed the application for Ordinance 2019-07 and determined it to be complete and ready for transmittal to the Planning and Zoning Board.
At the June 10, 2019 meeting, the Planning and Zoning Board voted 3 to 0 to forward Ordinance 2019-07 to the Town Commission with the recommendation of approval.
The Town Commission is scheduled to consider Ordinance 2019-07 for first reading on Monday, July 1, 2019 at 6 p.m., and for second and final reading on Monday, July 15, 2019, at 6 p.m.
Draft Ordinance 2019-07
AN ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING IN THE TOWN OF LADY LAKE, FLORIDA; AMENDING THE TOWN OF LADY LAKE ORDINANCE 81-1-(83), WHICH ESTABLISHED THE TOWN OF LADY LAKE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING FOR A SMALL SCALE FUTURE LAND USE MAP AMENDMENT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Be it ordained by the Town of Lady Lake, Town Commission:
SECTION 1: Legislative Finding, Purpose, and Intent.
A. On February 2, 1981, the Town Commission of the Town of Lady Lake adopted a Comprehensive Plan pursuant to Florida Statue 163.3184, known as the “Local Government Comprehensive Planning Act” (“Act”), which sets forth the procedures and requirements for a local government in the State of Florida to adopt a Comprehensive Plan and amendments (to a Comprehensive Plan).
B. The Town Commission adopted the Lady Lake Comprehensive Plan by Ordinance 81-1-(83), and amended said Ordinance by Ordinance 91-21, approved December 2, 1991, and Ordinance 94-16, approved on October 12, 1994.
C. The Town’s Local Planning Agency reviewed a proposed amendment to the Future Land Use Map Series of the Town of Lady Lake Comprehensive Plan on July 1, 2019 and recommended to the Town Commission that said amendment be adopted by the Town Commission.
D. The Town Commission has held public hearings on the proposed amendment to the Future Land Use Map Series of the Comprehensive Plan and received comments from the general public and the Local Planning Agency.
E. The Town of Lady Lake has complied with the requirements of the Act for amending the Comprehensive Plan.
SECTION 2: Authority.
This ordinance is adopted in compliance with and pursuant to the Local Government Comprehensive Planning and Land Development Regulation Act, Sections 163.3161 – 163.3243, Florida Statutes, as amended.
SECTION 3: Small Scale Amendment to the Future Land Use Element Map Series.
The Comprehensive Plan, as amended, is hereby further amended by amending the Future Land Use Element Map Series with the small-scale amendment as indicated below:
Applicant and Owner: Orange Blossom Gardens Chapel of All Faiths, Inc. and the Village Center Community Development District
General Location: 1401 Paradise Drive, within the Orange Blossom Gardens Unit No. 1 Subdivision, within Lake County, Florida
Acres: Approximately 0.076 Acres
Future Land Use: Change from Lady Lake Recreation (P) to Lady Lake Religious Facilities (RF)
Graphic representation of this Small Scale Future Land Use Element Map Amendment is shown in the attached “Exhibit A.”
SECTION 4: Severability.
The provisions of this Ordinance are declared to be separable and if any section, sentence, clause or phrase of this Ordinance shall for any reason be held to be invalid or unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining sections, sentences, clauses or phrases of this Ordinance, but they shall remain in effect, it being the legislative intent that this Ordinance shall stand notwithstanding the invalidity of any part.
SECTION 5: Effective Date.
This ordinance shall become effective as provided in Chapter 163, Florida Statutes.
PASSED AND ORDAINED this 15th day of July, 2019.
Town of Lady Lake, Florida
Jim Richards, Mayor
Kristen Kollgaard, Town Clerk
Approved as to form:
Derek Schroth, Town Attorney
Exhibit A - Legal Description and Map
Portion of Parcel ID#: 06-18-24-1100-000-01300; Commence at the most westerly corner of Lot 6, Orange Blossom Gardens Unit One, according to the plat thereof as recorded. In Plat Book 18, Page 9, Public Records of Lake County, Florida; thence run North 41 degrees 21 minutes 30 seconds West a distance of 60.00 feet to the intersection of the northwesterly right-of-way line of Wales Plaza with the Northwesterly extension of the northeasterly right-of-way line of Paradise Drive; thence along said northeasterly right-of-way line of Paradise Drive continue North 41 degrees 21 minutes 30 seconds West a distance of 120.10 feet to the most westerly corner of property described in official records book 1874, page 2324, public records of Lake County, Florida; thence along the westerly line of aforesaid property run North 48 degrees 38 minutes 30 seconds East a distance of 14.00 feet for the point of beginning; thence continue North 48 degrees 38 minutes 30 seconds East a distance of 36.00 feet to the southerly boundary of property described in official records book 698, page 2493, public records of Lake County, Florida; thence along said southerly boundary run North 41 degrees 21 minutes 30 seconds West a distance of 98.00 feet; thence departing said line run South 49 degrees 53 minutes 30 seconds West, a distance of 34.00 feet; thence South 40 degrees 11 minutes 26 seconds East, a distance of 98.76 feet to the point of beginning.