Commission Meeting Agenda Item

Agenda Item

Conceptual Presentation for the Lady Lake ALF Site-– Proposing to Rezone from Public Facilities District (PFD) to Commercial Planned Unit Development (PUD) and Modify Site to Develop into Four Phases/Parcels, Property Being Approximately 16.32 Acres, Owned by R. K. Dunn, LLC, Identified by Alternate Key Numbers 2700297 and 2808683; Located Just South of the Oakwood Smokehouse Restaurant, along South Hwy 27/441, Across the Street from the Intersection with Hartsock Sawmill Road, in Lady Lake, Florida


Growth Management

Staff recommends advancing the proposal as recommended by the Town Commission.


On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, applicant Joel W. Hass with MJM Associates, LLC, on behalf of First National Bank of Mount Dora, requested to amend the Future Land Use designation and rezone two parcels just south of the Oakwood Smokehouse Restaurant site, along South Hwy 27/441, and across the street from the intersection with Hartsock Sawmill Road, which includes approximately16.8  acres within the Town of Lady Lake municipal limits.

The project was titled Lady Lake ALF. On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, Ordinance 2021-44 and Ordinance 2021-45 were adopted by the Town Commission for the development of a 125-bed Assisted Living Facility and a 125-bed Independent Living Facility.

After the entitlements were adopted, the property transferred hands in March 2019, and the new owner is now R. K. Dunn, LLC. Due to Covid-19, Assisted Living Facility developments have been slow-moving; therefore, the property owners are still looking for ways to bring Adult Living and Memory Care facilities, but also include other land uses in the mix that are going to bring a good development to the Town along the Highway 27/441 corridor and increase the Town’s tax base.


The property owner/developer would like to create four stand-alone parcels and develop the site in four phases:

Phase 1 — Hotel — Three-story building and up to 45 feet in height; proposing 150 rooms.

Phase 2 — Assisted Congregate Living Facility — Three story building and up to 45 feet in height; proposing 125 beds.

Phase 3 — Proposing Independent Living, Medical Offices, Upscale Mini-Storage, and/or Skilled Nursing Facility.

Phase 4 — Proposing Convenience Store without Fuel Operations, Bank, Personal Services, Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Retail Stores, Business Services.

Fairfield by Marriott has approached the property owner/developer and is very interested in bringing a 125-room bed luxury hotel and amenities to that side of Town.

The proposal would require amending the Future Land Use designation and rezone the two parcels, and then create a Commercial Plat establishing the four lots. At this time, the property owner would like to get some feedback from the Town Commission regarding the proposal before moving forward. The following information is included with the packet:

  • Proposal Memo
  • Site Plan Layout
  • Architectural Renderings

Fiscal Impact

To be determined.

Source of Funding

Not applicable.

Funding Account

Not applicable.