Commission Meeting Agenda Item

Agenda Item

Conceptual Presentation of the Architectural Detailed Elevations for Lady Lake Commons  Outparcel “D” ― New Major Site Plan MJSP 02/21-001 ― Proposing a Multi-Tenant Building Offering 3,600 Square Feet of Retail Space and 2,560 Square Feet for a Bank Institution with Drive-Through Facilities; Featuring 39 parking Spaces, Including Two Florida ADA Accessible Parking Spaces; Proposed on a 1.68-Acre Outparcel within the Lady Lake Commons Plaza Located at the Southeast corner of North Highway 27/441 and Fennell Blvd.; Identified by Alternate Key 3305451


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Staff recommends approval of the architectural detailed elevations for the Lady Lake Commons Outparcel “D” ― New Major Site Plan MJSP 02/21-001 as presented.


On Wednesday, February 3, 2021, the Benchmark Group submitted Civil Site Plans, Landscaping Plans, and Architectural Elevations for the Lady Lake Commons Outparcel “D” MJPS 02/21-001, a New Major Site Plan proposing a multi-tenant building featuring approximately 3,600 square feet of retail space and 2,560 square feet for a banking institution, on a 1.68-acre parcel owned by Benchmark Lady Lake 25 Associates, LLC, and identified by Alternate Key Number 3305451.

This outparcel would be the last piece to be developed within the Lady Lake Commons Plaza.

The Developer has constructed the inline shopping plaza building which consists of approximately 71,810 square feet of retail area. Miller’s Ale House Restaurant was developed under Outparcel “A” as a sit-down restaurant featuring 235 seats, and Mission BBQ and Heartland Dental have been developed under Outparcel “B” and “C “respectively.


In accordance with the Land Development Regulations, Chapter 20, Section 20-3C).3).A)., new buildings should adopt and must closely follow one of the four recommended architectural styles: Frame Vernacular, Craftsman/Bungalow, Mediterranean, or Mission. The applicant will incorporate a few elements of the Mediterranean and Craftsman Architectural Design Styles, mostly contemporary building elements, similar to the Lady Lake Commons Plaza inline building exterior elevations where Goodwill and Total Wine currently operate.

The elevations feature diverse exterior building materials including fiber-reinforced cement panels, aluminum storefront system, split face concrete masonry units, smooth concrete masonry units painted, exterior insulated finishing systems, metal coping/cornices, glass storefront, windows, and doors, etc. Elevations are included with the packet.


Chapter 10, Section 10-3).a).2). — All commercial properties must have a minimum of 160 tree caliper inches per acre. The applicant has designed location and planting of landscaping in accordance to Town’s Landscaping Code as it refers to spacing, native vegetation, water use requirements, while taking into consideration site visibility and overcrowding of plant material.

The site is approximately 1.68 acres, so the site must provide 268.8 tree caliper inches in trees (1.68 acres x 160 TCI). By the number of trees proposed (47 canopy trees and 21 understory trees) and the planting specification requirement, it appears that the proposal for total tree caliper inches is 235.5. There is a 33.3 tree caliper inches deficit.

Tree Bank Donation: Chapter 10) Section 10-5). f).Tree bank option. In cases where any or all replacement trees cannot be adequately accommodated on a site, or off-site where applicable. At a minimum, the replacement fee per tree shall be the average retail, installed cost as quoted by three local landscape contractors or plant nurseries.

Chapter 10, Section 10-3).b).B).1). — Landscaping Buffer Class “A” requirements along the north elevation. The applicant proposes a landscaping buffer width of 6.10 feet; however, landscaping plant material will be planted provided a total of 12 canopy trees on the buffers combined. There is a cross-access easement drive proposed and designed for connectivity to other outparcels, which highly restricts the placement of additional landscaping plant material within the north buffer.

All other landscaping tree planting requirements have been met.

Fiscal Impact

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