Commission Meeting Draft Minutes
Draft Minutes of the March 18, 2019 5:15 p.m.
The special meeting of the Lady Lake Town Commission was held in the Commission Chambers at Lady Lake Town Hall, 409 Fennell Blvd., Lady Lake, Florida. The meeting convened at 5:15 p.m.
A. Call to Order
Mayor Jim Richards
B. Roll Call
Kris Kollgaard, Town Manager; Thad Carroll, Growth Management Director; C.T. Eagle, Public Works Director; Marsha Brinson, Library Director; Becky Schneider, Development Coordinator; John Pearl, I.T. Director; and Nancy Slaton, Deputy Town Clerk
C. Public Comment
Mayor Richards asked if there were any comments. There were no comments.
D. New Business
1. Architectural Detailed Elevations Conceptual Presentation for the Lady Lake Commons ― New Major Site Plan MJSP 09/18-002 ― A Multi-Tenant Development Proposing an 71,810 Square-Foot Retail Building with 428 Parking Spaces and Four Outparcels, on Approximately 18.5 Acres Along Hwy 27/441, Fennell Blvd. and County Road 25, Identified by Alternate Key 3305451 (Thad Carroll)
Growth Management Director Thad Carroll presented the background summary for this agenda item (on file in the Clerk’s Office). He noted that the design is a combination of the elements of the Town’s Commercial Design Standards rather than one specific element. He turned the presentation over to Mr. Martin Dellebovi of Benchmark Group.
Mr. Dellebovi reviewed the conceptual presentation of the architectural elements of the Lady Lake Commons in-line retail shopping plaza. He noted this was a complicated project, and Chapter 20 of the Town’s Land Development Regulations (LDRs) was taken into consideration during the design of the elevations. The rear elevations of the buildings were designed as well as the front and side elevations, keeping in mind that the buildings will be visible from all four sides. He noted that high windows were included on the back of one of the buildings visible from Fennell Blvd. to give it more glass to break up the façade.
Mr. Dellebovi stated that photographs of the neighboring Town Hall and the plaza across the street were given to the architect. They were asked to design something that compliments the neighboring properties, yet still incorporates the Town’s Commercial Design Standard elements. He stated they will be asking for a waiver to use more than three colors since the plaza is so large. Concrete sidewalks are included in the plan, to include pavers and planters. A drawing of the proposed monument sign at the corner of Fennell Blvd. and US Hwy 27/441 was presented.
Mr. Dellebovi stated he will coordinate with the Town’s I.T. Director to announce the names of the tenants for this plaza on the Town’s web site in the next couple of weeks.
Commissioner Hannan commented that Town Hall was built prior to the development of the Town’s Commercial Design Standards. He stated he has mixed emotions regarding this plan as it appears different from the development across the street.
Commissioner Kussard asked what colors are proposed to be used. She stated she expects this development will look as wonderful as the one across the street.
Mr. Dellebovi read out some of the names of the colors; all earth tones allowed in the Town’s Commercial Design Standards. They included vintage wood, mocha, red for the banding, dark bronze, gray, moderate white.
Commissioner Holden, Commissioner Vincent, and Mayor Richards agreed that the design for the development looks good.
Commissioner Vincent asked about other outparcels.
Mr. Dellebovi replied he will be coming back to present conceptual plans for other outparcels. He stated there is a huge concern about the work to widen US Hwy 27/441 and bringing down the bridge, and the design for the outparcel nearest that highway will come in last.
Commissioner Kussard made a motion to approve the Architectural Detailed Elevations Conceptual Presentation for the Lady Lake Commons ― New Major Site Plan MJSP 09/18-002 as presented. Commissioner Hannan seconded the motion. The motion passed by a vote of 5 to 0.
2. Architectural Elevations Conceptual Presentation for a Dental Office Building– Outparcel C — Proposing a 4,300 Square-Foot Dental Office Development within the Lady Lake Commons Site on Approximately .76 Acres Along Hwy 27/441, Fennell Blvd. and County Road 25, Identified by Alternate Key 3305451 (Thad Carroll)
Growth Management Director Thad Carroll presented the background summary for this agenda item (on file in the Clerk’s Office). He stated Mr. Dellebovi is present.
Mr. Dellebovi stated that they incorporated the same elements of design as the previous proposal, to keep uniformity.
Commissioner Hannan noted there was no red band on this elevation.
Commissioner Kussard made a motion to approve the Architectural Elevations Conceptual Presentation for a Dental Office Building– Outparcel C as presented. Commissioner Hannan seconded the motion. The motion passed by a vote of 5 to 0.
3. Architectural Elevations Conceptual Presentation for the Village Veranda – Phase II — A Development Concept for an Independent Living Facility with Amenities — Proposing 89 Units and 114 Beds, to be Located at 955 South Hwy 27/441, Just North of the Too Your Health Spa (V) Project, Referenced by Alternate Key 1699100 (Thad Carroll)
Growth Management Director Thad Carroll presented the background summary for this agenda item (on file in the Clerk’s Office). He stated there is a proposal to amend the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to incorporate the use of Independent Living Facility with amenities for 89 units and 114 beds, which will require a rezoning process followed by a site plan modification. Mr. Carroll introduced Mr. Greg Beliveau of LPG Urban & Regional Planners to comment on this phase of the project.
Mr. Beliveau announced that Phase 1, an Assisted Living Facility (ALF) with a memory care unit, will be completed in April, with the grand opening to be in May. He noted this phase is for an Independent Living Facility (ILF), not an ALF. The proposal’s design includes a U-shaped building with a pool in the center and a parking garage with a rooftop restaurant that will be open to the public. Renderings of this proposal were shown.
Commissioner Hannan commented that it looks like Las Vegas has come to Lady Lake. He stated he thinks it is a class-act project.
Commissioner Kussard stated it looks very nice. She confirmed with Mr. Beliveau that this phase is an Independent Living Facility and the public will be welcome at the restaurant and the bar.
Mr. Beliveau stated the public will be able to access the restaurant and bar through the parking garage only. There will be no public access to the residential portion of the ILF.
Commissioner Holden and Commissioner Vincent stated they were in favor of this proposal.
Mayor Richards stated that it appears the south portion will be four stories higher and he was concerned it was very close to the buffer.
Mr. Carroll replied that there is a height limitation of 35 feet, although the developer was able to go above that because they supplied fire suppression. He stated adjacent uses will include a health spa and a medical office. He stated this building will not be overlooking any residential community, and landscaping will shield the lower floors somewhat. They will be overlooking a highway and a commercial corridor.
Commissioner Kussard made a motion to approve the Architectural Elevations Conceptual Presentation for the Village Veranda – Phase II as presented. Commissioner Hannan seconded the motion. The motion passed by a vote of 5 to 0.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:46 p.m.
Kristen Kollgaard, Town Clerk
Jim Richards, Mayor
Minutes transcribed by Nancy Slaton, Deputy Town Clerk