Planning and Zoning Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the June 8, 2020 5:30 p.m.
Planning and Zoning Meeting

The Planning and Zoning Board meeting was held in the Town Hall Commission Chambers at 409 Fennell Blvd., Lady Lake, Florida. The meeting convened at 5:30 p.m.

A. Call to Order

Chairperson Sigurdson

B. Pledge of Allegiance

C. Roll Call

Vice Chairperson and Member Regis LeClerc; Chairperson and Member William Sigurdson; Member Robert Conlin

STAFF PRESENT via Teleconference or in Person:

Thad Carroll, Growth Management Director; John Pearl, I. T. Director; Carol Osborne, Staff Assistant to the Town Clerk; Kris Kollgaard, Town Manager; Nancy Slaton, Deputy Town Clerk


Sasha Garcia, Attorney, BRS Legal — present via teleconference

D. Public Comment

Chairperson Sigurdson asked if anyone in the audience wished to speak. There were no comments.

E. New Business

1. Approval of Minutes

Member LeClerc made a motion to approve the February 10, 2020 Planning and Zoning Board meeting minutes as presented. Member Conlin seconded the motion, and the motion passed by an all-in-favor vote of 3 to 0.

2. Ordinance 2020-04 — Amending the Permitted Uses for Certain Property Being Approximately 40.44 Acres Owned by Elijah Bailey, Jr., Zoned Planned Unit Development (PUD), Referenced by alternate Key Numbers 1282594, 1282608, and 3374916, Located North of Lake Ella Road and West of Highway 27/441 within the Town of Limits of Lady Lake in Lake County, Florida (Thad Carroll)

Growth Management Director Thad Carroll presented the background summary for this agenda item (on file in the Clerk’s Office).

Chairperson Sigurdson asked if there were any questions or comments.

Member LeClerc asked if the Hwy 441 expansion will extend to this project, and how the traffic pattern will affect the Hwy 441 expansion.

Mr. Carroll replied that the new expansion will be from the Lake Ella Road and Eagles Nest Road intersection south of this property to Avenida Central. The traffic study will be performed at a later time during the site plan process.

Member LeClerc asked if the per diem traffic has been considered.

Mr. David Springstead of Springstead Engineering, representing Mr. Bailey, replied that a traffic impact analysis is currently being conducted. He stated that the previous design that was approved by Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) included improvements to the intersection and the proposed entrance. He advised that the entrance has not been relocated from the original plan. He stated they are prepared to add signalization if required.

Member LeClerc expressed his concern regarding the amount of traffic that may be generated by this project.

Mr. Springstead stated the traffic impact analysis cannot be completed until they know the entitlements they are working with. He stated this will be a senior community and the majority of traffic will be residential.

Member LeClerc asked if Mr. Springstead will present the traffic study to this board.

Mr. Carroll interjected that the traffic analysis will be presented to the Town Commission. He stated that the current plan has been approved by the Commission and the project could move forward at this time. He advised that the future land use is in place and that a comprehensive plan amendment is not required for this rezoning process. He clarified that a traffic analysis is conducted when there is rezoning concurrent with a large-scale comprehensive plan.

Mr. Carroll encouraged the board to attend the site plan presentation to the Commission; concerns and questions will be addressed.

Member Conlin stated that he is concerned there will not be ample parking.

Mr. Carroll stated that parking will be displayed on the site plan. The building renderings on the plan could change a bit as many aspects of the project are evaluated during the site plan process to ensure compliance with future land use and Town codes.

Mr. Springstead explained that to meet Town code parking requirements, these units will have adequate under-building parking to accommodate the actual units in the buildings. Additional parking spaces are around the buildings.

Member Le Clerc asked when the project will begin.

Mr. Springstead stated many of the surveys and infrastructure designs are complete or near complete and the project will move forward once this MOA is approved.

Chairperson Sigurdson asked for zoning clarification regarding the plan presented to the board at this meeting versus the original plan proposal, and the abandoned nine acres on the southern portion of this parcel.

Mr. Carroll stated that the plan proposed under the prior ordinance came down to Lake Ella Road. A portion on the north end of the property, which is zoned Heavy Commercial (HC), will be rezoned to Planned Unit Development (PUD). The southern 9.9 acres along Lake Ella Road is not being proposed as part of the development.

Chairperson Sigurdson asked if there were any further questions or comments. Hearing none, he asked for a motion.

Member LeClerc made a motion to forward Ordinance 2020-04 to the Town Commission with the recommendation of approval. Member Conlin seconded the motion. The motion passed by the following roll call vote:

Member Vote
LeClerc YES
Choquette YES
Sigurdson YES

F. Chairperson and Members' Report

No report.

G. Adjourn

There being no further discussion, the meeting was adjourned at 5:56 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

s/ Carol Osborne, Staff Assistant to the Town Clerk

s/ William Sigurdson, Chairperson