Planning and Zoning Meeting Agenda Item

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Ordinance 2018-50 — First Baptist Church of Lady Lake, Inc. — Small Scale Future Land Use Map Amendment request from Lake County Urban Low Density to Lady Lake Religious Facilities for an approximately 8.94 acre property owned by First Baptist Church of Lady Lake, addressed as 1241 West Lakeview Street, referenced by Alternate Key 1454701, Lots 13 and 14 of the Lee & Stevens Add Subdivision, within Lake County, Florida.


Growth Management

1. Motion to forward Ordinance No. 2018-50 to the Town Commission with the recommendation of approval.

2. Motion to forward Ordinance No. 2018-50 to the Town Commission with the recommendation of denial.

Staff is in support of Motion Number 1.


Agent: Paul Spoltore with First Baptist Church of Lady Lake

Property Owner: First Baptist of Lady Lake, Inc.

Parcel Number: 20-18-24-1100-000-01300


The site is located along West Lady Lake Blvd., addressed as 1241 West Lakeview Street, just south the existing First Baptist Church of Lady Lake Site and the Sabal Palm Self-Storage Facility; approximately 1,300 lineal feet east of the intersection of Rolling Acres Road and West Lady Lake Blvd., in Section 20, Township 18 South, Range 24 East, in Lake County.


EXISTING FUTURE LAND USE DEFINITION: Urban Low Density Future Land Use Category.

The Urban Low Density Future Land Use category provides for a range of residential development at a maximum density of four dwelling units per net buildable acre in addition to civic, commercial, and office uses at an appropriate scale and intensity to serve this category. Limited light industrial uses may only be allowed as a conditional use, unless permitted as an Economic Development Overlay District use. This category shall be located on or in proximity to collector or arterial roadways to minimize traffic on local streets and provide convenient access to transit facilities. Within this category, any residential development in excess of ten dwelling units shall be required to provide a minimum 25% of the net buildable area of the entire site as common open space. The maximum intensity in this category shall be 0.25, except for civic uses and Economic Development Overlay District uses, which shall be 0.35. The maximum Impervious Surface Ratio shall be 0.60.


The Religious Facility Land Use Category is intended to permit the development of churches and other houses of worship. The floor area ratio (FAR) shall be limited to a maximum of 0.60 for the Religious Facilities category.

In a Statement of Purpose, the applicant stated that “Although no formal decision has been made, there is discussion of using a portion of the property not to exceed 1.62 acres as an athletic field (either a smaller 5,000 square foot area or larger 71,000 square foot area). This would support activities in the all-purpose/gymnasium building, and any re-established Christian school. Design, funding and permitting would likely place construction completion in the short-term timeframe of five to ten years forecast.”


The site consists of an 8.94-acre parcel that is partially developed. The property exhibits a single family residence (1818 Sq. Ft.) that was built in 1975, an open-air pavilion (1,200 Sq. Ft.,) and a steel structure garage (1,200 Sq. Ft.).

The general vicinity currently exhibits a mix of agricultural, residential and commercial tracts as the area is transitioning from a rural agriculture character to an urban setting, and development proposals continue to increase along the Highway 466 corridor. 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 (MOA). The MOA will included outlining 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 future plans of the First Baptist Church.


Agenda Item 20180343 Aerial View of Property

To the West: Vacant commercial property with a future land use of Lady Lake Multi-Family Low Rise (MF-LR).

To the East: Vacant residential property with a future land use of Lake County Low Urban Density.

To the North: The First Baptist Church Site and the Sabal Palm Plaza. The First Baptist Church has a Future land Use of Religious Facilities and the Sabal Palm Plaza Site has a Future Land Use of Commercial General – Retail Sales and Services (RET).

To the South: Single family residence with a future land use of Lake County Low Urban Density.


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 8.94-acre parcel is presently zoned Agriculture (A) in Lake County, which permits development at maximum of four dwelling units per net buildable acre or civic uses at an intensity of .35 FAR. The applicant is requesting to change the current Lake County Agriculture to Lady Lake Public Facilities District.

POTABLE WATER: The Town of Lady Lake does not currently service the property for potable water and a well supplies water. There are no expected changes on this piece of property at this time that will require additional demand of service.

SEWER: The Town of Lady Lake Waste Water Sewer Facilities does not currently service the property with waste water sewer facilities; therefore, a septic tank system provides for waste disposal. There are no expected changes on the property at this time that will require additional demand of service.

REUSE: The Town of Lady Lake Waste Water Sewer Facilities does not currently service the property with reuse/reclaim facilities. There is no additional need for such facilities at this time.


The local roadways that will be affected by this project are mostly County maintained roads with the exception of portions of West Lady Lake Blvd. However, it is expected that a development will not be built at the location for the next few years; at which point a Traffic Impact Analysis will be required at the time of site plan submittal. Based on either build-out, there is low impact to the local road system.


Land Use ITE Code Peak Hour Trip Rate Critical Peak Hr 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 Water Management District (SJRWMD) guidelines as applicable. As per FEMA FIRM MAP 12069C0170E effective 12/18/2012, the parcel is within the Flood Zone X- Outside the 500-yr Floodplain.


A Rezoning application has been submitted concurrently with this Small-Scale Future Land Use Amendment application.

Town of Lady Lake Site Development Plan Regulations of the LDRs must be adhered to prior to any design of site plans for the proposed buildings and expansions associated with the site.

Connection to Town Water, Sewer, and Reuse Facilities may be required in accordance with the connection Matrix as per LDRs Chapter 14.

The small scale future land use map amendment application was received on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, and has been reviewed and determined to be complete, satisfying the necessary criteria as required for annexation under statutory requirements.

Notices to inform the nine surrounding property owners  within 150 feet of the property proposed by the annexation request were mailed Monday, November 26, 2018. The property was posted Tuesday, November 27, 2018.

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Past Actions

The Technical Review Committee (TRC) members individually reviewed the application for Ordinance 2018-50, and determined it to be complete and ready for transmittal to the Planning and Zoning Board.

Public Hearings

The Local Planning Agency will review Ordinance 2018-50 at a special meeting to be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2018.

The Town Commission is scheduled to consider Ordinance 2018-50 for first reading on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at 6 p.m. Second and final reading is scheduled for Monday, February 4, 2019, at 6 p.m.


Draft Ordinance 2018-50


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 January 23, 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 or Owner: First Baptist Church of Lady Lake, Inc.

General Location: 1241 West Lakeview Street, Lots 13 and 14, within the Lee and Stevens Add Subdivision, within Lake County, Florida

Acres: Approximately 8.94 Acres

Future Land Use: Change from Lake County Low Urban Density to Town of 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 4th day of February, 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

Parcel ID: 20-18-24-1100-000-01300; LADY LAKE, LEE & STEVENS ADD LOT 3--LESS CR 466 & LESS S 10 FT FOR RD R/W-- PB 8 PG 11 ORB 1068 PG 2246