Planning and Zoning Meeting Agenda Item
Agenda Item Title
Ordinance 2022-18 — Small Scale Future Land Use Comprehensive Plan Amendment — Nitai Capital Partners Edwards, LLC — Change the future land use designation from Lake County Urban Low Density to Lady Lake Single Family Medium Density for property owned by Nitai Capital Partners Edwards, LLC; being approximately 31.10 acres; Referenced by Alternate Key Number 1280681, within Lake County, Florida.
Agenda Item ID
Staff Recommended Motion
- Motion to forward Ordinance 2022-18 to the Town Commission with the recommendation of approval.
- Motion to forward Ordinance 2022-18 to the Town Commission with the recommendation of denial.
Staff recommends approval of Ordinance 2022-18.
FLU AMENDMENT PLANNING ANALYSIS
AGENT Shridhar Rao on behalf of
PROPERTY OWNER(S) Nitai Capital Partners Edwards, LLC
PARCEL NUMBERS 22-18-24-0003-000-01301
On Monday, October 3, 2022, applications have been filed with the Town of Lady Lake by Shridhar Rao on behalf of property owner Nitai Capital Partners Edwards, LLC to amend the Future Land Use designation of approximately 31.10 acres into the Town’s Comprehensive Plan Map. The request is to change the property from Lake County Urban Low Density to Lady Lake Single Family Medium Density. The subject parcel consists of one vacant lot located approximately three-quarters of a mile of the intersection of Edwards Road and South Highway 27/441, along the north side of Edwards Road, identified by alternate key number 1280681.
The subject property is located in Section 22, Township 18 South, Range 24 East, in Lake County, Florida. The appropriate legal description, a location map, and a sketch of the property was included with the submitted application.
FUTURE LAND USE
EXISTING FLU. Existing Future Land Use designation is Lake County Low Urban Density. It provides a range of residential development at a maximum density of four dwelling units per acre.
PROPOSED FLU. Proposed Future Land Use designation is Lady Lake Single Family Medium Density (SF-MD). Development in the Single Family - Medium Density Residential category shall be limited to detached single family dwelling units. Densities cannot exceed 6 units/acre. Multi-family, industrial or commercial uses will not be permitted however, a mixed-use PUD shall be allowed as outlined in Policy FLU 1-10.2. Public facilities shall be allowed as outlined in Policy FLU 1-2.3 and OBJECTIVE FLU 1-8.
STATEMENT OF NEED
There appears to be a need for workforce housing in the area to sustain the many new developments and businesses within Lady Lake and the Villages area. Much of the population that works in Lady Lake and surrounding vicinity drives over 30 minutes and come from other counties because the housing stock is limited.
ADJACENT PROPERTY CHARACTERISTICS:
Direction Future Land Use Designations of Adjacent Properties
North Lake County Urban Low Density and Lake County Rural Transition
East Lake County Rural Transition
South Edwards ROW/Lady Lake Single Family Medium Density (SF-MD)
West Lake County Urban Low Density
The subject is heavily wooded. Under the Florida Land Use Cover and Forms Classification System (FLUCFCS), the site is considered a Mixed Hardwood Forest. This classification is a hardwood community in which no single species or species group appears to achieve a 66 percent dominance of the canopy. This class of hardwoods includes any combination of large and small hardwood tree species none of which can be identified as dominating the canopy.
The site historically has remained undeveloped with the exception of Citrus Groves, which are shown on historic aerial data from 1964 to 1997. By 1999, the subject property fully regenerated to mixed hardwood forest.
There is no Special Flood Hazard Area found within this parcel as per FEMA FIRM Map 12069C0170E effective December 18, 2012. There were also no wetlands found.
The site is within the Town of Lady Lake Utility Service Area and will be required to connect to potable water, sanitary sewer, and reuse facilities to support the needs of the overall project.
The structures built along the northern boundary are residential single-family homes with big tracts of land that are agricultural in nature. To the north and east, there is a 59-acre parcel zoned Lake County R-1 with a single-family home that dates to 1958. To the south, and across from Edwards Road, there are single dwelling residential parcels zoned agriculture. To the west, there is a 5-acre parcel zoned Agricultural with a single-family home dating back to 1997.
A Sand Skink Survey Assessment was prepared on June 19, 2022, by Stillwater Environmental, Inc. in that this small, slender grey to brown lizard is considered a federally designated threatened species which are endemic to xeric habitats found along Central Florida. Pedestrian transects were established throughout the site on March 27-28, 2022, to assess the occurrence, or potential for species of special concern, threatened or endangered species by state and federal agency guidelines. Biologists searched for the presence of sand skink tracks throughout the survey area with negative results. Florida Sand Skink surveys are conducted between March 1 and May 15 to confirm the presence of this threaten species. No active bald eagle nests are located within 660 feet of the project area.
According to the Soil Survey for Lake County, Florida, the site includes mostly Candler Sand, 0 to 5 percent slopes (#8), Candler Sand, 5 to 12 percent slopes (#9), and Kendrick Sand, thin subsurface (#47), excessively drained soils nearly level to gently sloping, excessively drained soils sloping to strongly sloping, and moderately slowly permeable soils; each respectively.
IMPACT ON TOWN SERVICES
Potable Water: The projected demand on the Water System for this project is 36,000 gpd for the residential project. Total impact to the potable water system will be determined at time of Improvement Plat Plan but is estimated not to exceed 144 ERUs or 36,000 gpd, excluding Potable Irrigation
Sewer: Based upon the proposed uses, there is adequate capacity at the present time. Total impact to the wastewater system will be determined at time of subdivision plat plans but is estimated not to exceed 144 ERUs or 36,000 gpd.
Schools: In accordance with the Lake County School Board student generation calculation, the project is expected to generate approximately 23 elementary school students, 11 middle school students and 16 high school students.
Transportation: The project is expected to generate 131 AM Peak Hour Trips with 34 trips entering the site and 97 trips existing. The project is expected to generate 140 PM Peak Hour Trips with 88 trips entering the site and 52 trips existing. A total of 1,411 daily trips will be generated for the overall project as proposed.
Parks And Recreation: As part of the residential development, additional activity-based recreational areas will be provided internally by the development. The Parks and Recreation Level of Service is not expected to be greatly affected by the approval of this project.
Stormwater: Project will be required to adhere to St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) guidelines, drainage, and engineering best management practices.
Flood: The subject properties does not contain any Special Flood Hazard Areas nor wetlands as per FEMA Firm Map 12060C0170E effective 12/18/12.
Staff mailed notices to inform the surrounding nine property owners within 150 feet of the property proposed by the annexation request on Thursday, October 27, 2022. The property was posted on Thursday, October 27, 2022.
Source of Funding
The Technical Review Committee found that Ordinance 2022-18 was ready for transmittal to the Planning and Zoning Board.
The Local Planning Agency is scheduled to consider Ordinance 2022-18 on Monday, December 5, 2022, at 5:30 p.m.
The first reading of Ordinance 2022-18 before the Town Commission is scheduled for Monday, December 5, 2022, at 6 p.m. The second and final reading is scheduled for Monday, December 19, 2022, at 6 p.m.
Draft Ordinance 2022-18
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 and enacted by the Town Commission of the Town of Lady Lake, in Lake County, Florida, as follows:
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 on 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 June 7, 2021 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 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:
Owner: Nitai Capital Partners Edwards, LLC
General Location: Approximately ¾ of a mile east of the intersection of Edwards Road and South Highway 27/441.
Acres: Approximately 31.10 acres
Future Land Use: Change from Lake County Urban Low Density to Town of Lady Lake Single Family Medium Density (SF-MD)
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 by the Town Commission of the Town of Lady Lake, Florida, this __ day of December, 2022.
Town of Lady Lake, Florida
Jim Rietz, Mayor
Nancy Wilson, Town Clerk
Approved as to form:
Derek Schroth, Town Attorney