2013-1 Comprehensive Plan Amendment Cycle
MAP AMENDMENTS / TEXT AMENDMENTS
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Requested Map Amendments
Monday Road near Capital Circle Southeast - City of Tallahassee (PCM130101)
This is a request to change the Future Land Use Map from “High Intensity Urban Activity Center” to “Urban Residential -2” for a one acre parcel located north of Monday Road near Capital Circle Southeast. The existing High Intensity Urban Activity Center allows for large scale commercial activities and residential development up to 45 units per acre, but the implementing High Intensity Urban Activity Center zoning does not allow for single-family housing. The proposed Urban Residential -2 category allows residential uses up to 20 units per acre and the implementing R-5 zoning includes single-family housing. City staff initiated the amendment following issuance of a Land Use Compliance Certificate to construct two single-family residences on the parcel. The amendment allows the owner to move forward with the subdivision and construction of the homes as represented in the Land Use Compliance Certificate.
West Brevard Street - Lewis Chambers (PCM130102)
This is a request to change the Future Land Use Map from "Residential Preservation" to "Central Urban" on lots totaling 1.15 acres located immediately north of West Brevard Street, between Dade Street and Dean Street . The existing Residential Preservation category allows single-family housing up to six units per acre. The proposed Central Urban allows a variety of office and commercial uses and housing up to 45 units per acre. The site includes the existing Blue Collar Restaurant, a use which is non-conforming under the current Residential Preservation category. The requested change would provide relief from the current status as non-conforming and allow the applicant to expand the use..
Truett Drive and Bradford Road - (PCM130103) - AMENDMENT WITHDRAWN BY APPLICANT
Timberlane Road near Market District - Darrh Bryant (PCM130104)
This proposed amendment would change the Future Land Use Map designation from “Lake Protection” to “Suburban” for 34 contiguous parcels presently developed for office use totaling approximately 9.9 acres. The original request was received from a private land owner of a single developed parcel approximately 0.5 acre in size on the north side of Timberlane Road and 300 feet east of its intersection with Timberlane School Road. Planning staff recommends the expansion of the original request to 33 non-residential adjacent, contiguous parcels on the north side of Timberlane Road that currently do not conform to their existing land use designation as Lake Protection. These 34 parcels were developed in the mid-1970s through the mid- to late 1980s, and were made non-conforming in the early 1990s by the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan and designation as Lake Protection. The Lake Protection land use category does not permit non-residential uses inside the City Limits. The requested Suburban category would allow these properties to conform to a more appropriate land use category, which would encourage their continued use and maintenance, and would also subject them to current land development regulations if or when they are significantly redeveloped or expanded.
Woodville Rural Community Expansion - Disc Village (PCM130105)
This is a request to change the Future Land Use Map designation from "Rural" to "Woodville Rural Community" on three adjoining parcels (totaling approximately 98 acres) located on the south side of Natural Bridge Road, approximately one mile east of Woodville Highway. These parcels are presently developed as a non-profit community-based therapeutic community. The requested Woodville Rural Community category would allow an expansion of facilities and programs oriented towards senior citizens.
Jackson Bluff Road and Ausley Street - Carolyn Bibler (PCM130106)
This is a request to change the Future Land Use Map from "Urban Residential-2” to “University Transition” for four parcels totaling 16.42 acres located near Jackson Bluff and Ausley Road. The existing Urban Residential -2 category allows housing up to 20 units per acre. The proposed University Transition allows higher density housing up to 50 units per acre and non-residential land uses typically required by students and the universities. The applicant would like to redevelop this node at Jackson Bluff and Ausley Road with small scale commercial intermixed with higher density housing to support it. The neighborhood scale commercial development would also serve the existing residential neighborhoods in the area.
9th Avenue and Thomasville Road - City of Tallahassee (PCM130107)
This is a request to change the Future Land Use Map designation from “Residential Preservation” to “Neighborhood Boundary” on two adjoining parcels and a portion of a third adjoining parcel (totaling approximately 0.4 acre) located on the east side of Thomasville Road between 8th and 9th Avenues. The area is presently developed and used for a hair salon and related parking.The proposed Neighborhood Boundary category allows housing up to eight units per acre and small scale non-residential development.This amendment implements recommendations in a settlement agreement reached on September 7, 2012 between Marshall Cassedy, the City, and participating neighbors
Fred George and Old Bainbridge Road - City of Tallahassee on behalf of Andrews Enterprises Inc.(PCM130108)
This is a request to change the Future Land Use Map from "Residential Preservation" to "Suburban" on a one-acre lot located immediately on the southwest corner of Old Bainbridge Road and Fred George Road. The existing Residential Preservation category allows single-family housing up to six units per acre. The proposed Suburban category allows a variety of office and commercial uses and housing up to 20 units per acre. On June 23, 2010, the City Commission rescinded the Huntington Woods DRI development order and the existing Express Lane convenience store became a non-conforming use. The requested change would provide relief from the current status as non-conforming and allow the new owners of the site to obtain the appropriate state license to continue to sell beer and obtain the other benefits of conforming status.
Requested Text Amendments:
Text - Steep Grade Policy Inside Urban Service Area - Leon County (PCT130109)
The requested amendment removes the Comprehensive Plan requirement for significant and severe grade regulations inside the Urban Service Area. Requirements outside the Urban Service Area are unchanged. The amendment also provides authorization for, but does not require, some level of grade regulation in the Land Development Code that is appropriate for fostering compact urban development inside the Urban Service Area. The goals of the amendment are to provide flexibility in the protection of steep grades, help direct development and growth to inside the Urban Service Area, and further the protection of lands outside of the Urban Service Area.
Text - Updating Environmental Definitions - Planning Department (PCT130110)
This is a request to amend the Glossary of the Comprehensive Plan to update environmental definitions that were recently amended in the City and County Code as part of the Countywide Minimum Environmental Standards project. These changes will avoid confusion between the definitions included in the City and County Code and the definitions in the Comprehensive Plan.
Text - Cleanup of Policies 1.1.10 [M] and 2.1.8 [LU] - Planning Department (PCT130111)
This is a request to amend the Mobility Element and the Land Use Element. The amendment updates and removes outdated language in Policy 1.1.10 [M] and Policy 2.1.8 [L] and correctly identifies the policy guidance to receive a density bonus in the Mobility District (Multi-Modal Transportation District).
Text - Addition of Paul Russell Road Extension to Future Right of Way Needs Map - Planning Department (PCT130112)
This is a request to amend the Mobility Element. The amendment places the Paul Russell Road extension back on the Future Right-of-Way Needs Map. The roadway extension was previously included on the map, however during the 2011-1 amendment cycle it was removed until such time as the English property was ready for development. The proposed Paul Russell Road extension bisects the English property. In the interim, owners of the English property have moved forward with development proposals for the property, as such, the Planning Department is requesting that the roadway extension be added back to the Future Right-of-Way Needs Map.
Text - Welaunee Plantation Access from Thornton Road - City Tallahassee (PCT130113)
This is a request to amend the Welaunee Critical Area Plan in the Land Use Element. The amendment would modify Policy 13.1.4 to change the allowed roadway access to the Welaunee Toe via Miccosukee Road from a crossing of the Miccosukee Canopy Road Greenway at Arendell Way to a crossing at Thornton Road. The amendment will be subject to state approval of a proposed land exchange to allow for the alternative crossing of the Greenway at Thornton Road.