TAMPA CITY COUNCIL
Thursday, August 5, 2010
5:01 p.m. Session
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17:01:33 >> Actually Item -- yes, Number 56, I am David
17:01:37 Mechanik, and we were asking for a continuance to
17:01:38 September 2, 2010.
17:01:40 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: I agree with that.
17:01:44 Any opposition, Madam Chairman?
17:01:47 >>GWEN MILLER: Anyone want to speak to that
17:01:48 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Move to September --
17:01:52 >> 2nd.
17:01:53 >> 2010 at what time?
17:01:56 >> 1:30 in the afternoon.
17:01:59 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: 1:30 in the afternoon would be fine
17:02:01 to me.
17:02:04 >>GWEN MILLER: All in favor, say aye.
17:02:04 Opposed nay.
17:02:06 >> Thank you for reminding me.
17:02:09 Council, just so the record is clear on this, at 1:30
17:02:14 this afternoon, this was scheduled to be heard.
17:02:16 Mr. Mechanik was present in the audience;
17:02:19 unfortunately, there was not a quorum which is why
17:02:22 notice was placed on the door and downstairs informing
17:02:25 people that this item would be held over past 1:30
17:02:28 until 5:00 today when we did take it up.
17:02:31 But just so the record is clear, there was no one
17:02:35 present from the public other than Mr. Mechanik at the
17:02:39 time of the request for the continuance.
17:02:43 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Madam Chair, if I may do one
17:02:46 ceremonial thing for us but something very large for a
17:02:47 group of young girls.
17:02:52 The 13 and 14-year-old softball junior league from West
17:02:54 Tampa not only won the district, won the regional, won
17:02:58 the state, and now won the southeast championship last
17:03:04 night on a 4-1 victory over Coral Way, and they are
17:03:07 undefeated and will be going to the World Series in
17:03:09 Kirkland, Washington.
17:03:13 The first time that team from West Tampa Little League
17:03:13 has gone this far.
17:03:16 I would like to ask the Council with permission -- they
17:03:19 will be gone leaving in two weeks that next week we
17:03:20 could give them a commendation.
17:03:23 >>GWEN MILLER: A second.
17:03:24 >> Second.
17:03:25 >>GWEN MILLER: All favor say aye.
17:03:28 Opposed say nay.
17:03:31 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you, Madam Chairman.
17:03:34 >>GWEN MILLER: Motion to open the public hearings.
17:03:37 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Move 1 through 9.
17:03:39 >> Prior to moving forward with your public hearings, I
17:03:43 want to take care of a housekeeping item relating to
17:03:45 the transmittal public hearings for the comprehensive
17:03:48 plans that are on your agenda today.
17:03:51 After they are transmitted up to the Department of
17:03:55 Community Affairs, they come back to City Council for a
17:03:56 public hearing.
17:03:58 October 14 would be the first reading public hearings
17:04:01 for the items which would be on your agenda this
17:04:05 We -- in looking at the calendar noted that the
17:04:08 calendar is set up in such a way that second reading
17:04:12 would not be able to occur until November 4, and given
17:04:16 some of the referendums on the -- on the ballot, we
17:04:19 think it would be prudent to go ahead and set the
17:04:21 second reading of those public hearings for your
17:04:27 November -- I am sorry your October 29 meeting which is
17:04:30 your CRA meeting, and I noted that is the only item on
17:04:34 -- only -- because of items on your agenda are from the
17:04:36 CRA that you don't have any other regular business that
17:04:41 But from a legal perspective, it would be prudent to
17:04:43 have all of our comprehensive plan amendments completed
17:04:48 prior to whatever were to happen after November 4.
17:04:51 >>GWEN MILLER: Okay.
17:04:54 >> Council, it would be -- it would be October 28.
17:04:57 It would be appropriate, I believe, the motion, to
17:05:02 amend your calendar to add another meeting of Council
17:05:06 for -- beginning at 10 a.m. after conferring with the
17:05:12 chair of the cr a for allowing for a second reading and
17:05:13 public hearing.
17:05:16 Rather than a special call meeting, amend your calendar
17:05:19 to put on a regular meeting of Council for the purposes
17:05:23 of being able to set these public hearings on that day.
17:05:26 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Madam chair, move that we have a
17:05:28 special -- not a special meeting but a call meeting on
17:05:32 that same date of October 28 at 10 a.m. after our CRA
17:05:36 meeting to complete the city business that is needed so
17:05:39 we won't have any confusion between our business and
17:05:42 the balloting of the voting the following days.
17:05:46 >>GWEN MILLER: Make that motion, Mr. Shelby, I don't
17:05:48 think we will have a CRA meeting because I got a note
17:05:52 today to change it -- to move it to October -- I have a
17:05:55 note on my desk to want to change the CRA.
17:05:58 >> I thought we changed the date to accommodate.
17:06:02 >>GWEN MILLER: Just to make a motion of -- to vote on
17:06:04 an item.
17:06:08 But if -- if you go look on my desk while --
17:06:11 >> If we can -- mill continue and come back.
17:06:13 I don't think we will have a meeting on the 28th.
17:06:15 It is right on my desk.
17:06:16 The note.
17:06:23 While he is doing that go ahead with item number 1.
17:06:27 >>STEPHEN GRIFFIN: Good evening, Council.
17:06:29 Stephen Griffin, Planning Commission staff.
17:06:31 Tonight, you will be holding your adoption public
17:06:33 hearings for the plan amendments part of the August
17:06:35 2009 cycle.
17:06:37 You will also be considering transmitting plan
17:06:40 amendments that were part of the March 2010 cycle of
17:06:43 plan amendments.
17:06:46 If it is the pleasure of the Council, staff would like
17:06:50 to present items 2 and 3 first and those would be the
17:06:54 adoption public hearings for the Seminole Heights plan
17:06:58 Those amendments are up for adoption this evening.
17:07:01 They were heard by the Planning Commission on January
17:07:07 25 and heard by Tampa City Council on February 25, and
17:07:09 were transmitted for state and regional review.
17:07:11 The state Department of Community Affairs did review
17:07:15 and make some comments on those plan amendments for
17:07:16 Seminole Heights.
17:07:21 After you heard the Seminole Heights items tonight, you
17:07:23 will take action either to adopt or not to adopt each
17:07:25 of those items separately.
17:07:27 Once you finished that, we would like to begin our
17:07:30 second public hearing for the transmittal of the March
17:07:34 cycle of plan amendments of 2010.
17:07:37 Again, some of those plan amendments for the March
17:07:40 cycle are both text and maps and they kind of go
17:07:42 together, so if it would please the Council, staff
17:07:48 would like to combine the presentations for item 4 and
17:07:51 8 together when those come up and items 7 and 9
17:07:55 You would still vote on those separately, but staff
17:07:57 would like to make the presentations together because
17:08:00 they are both companion members for map and text.
17:08:05 And, again, as attorney Cole did say, those adoption
17:08:07 public hearings for the transmittal for the March cycle
17:08:09 will be held in October.
17:08:13 If that pleases the board, we would like to move
17:08:15 forward with the Seminole Heights plan amendment for
17:08:21 Items 2 and 3 if it pleases the Council.
17:08:23 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: I can tell you one thing, I got to
17:08:26 leave at 6:15, and I can see already we are jumping
17:08:30 around this calendar here real quickly.
17:08:34 >> Madam chair if I can with great liberty, I made
17:08:37 arrangements for the chair for the first item to be
17:08:38 heard first.
17:08:40 I have a land use amendment being held at 6:00 in the
17:08:41 city of Clearwater.
17:08:43 I made those primary arrangements.
17:08:46 I have to implore you to take that item first.
17:08:50 My back is up against a wall.
17:08:52 >>GWEN MILLER: Item number one.
17:08:56 >> Item number one.
17:08:58 I have a meeting at 6:00 in Clearwater.
17:08:59 >>GWEN MILLER: We will take that now.
17:09:09 Who is going to present it?
17:09:11 >>TONY GARCIA: Good evening, members of Council, Tony
17:09:13 Garcia, Planning Commission staff.
17:09:15 Present with you item one now which is the first of the
17:09:19 transmittal plan amendments all this be taking into
17:09:21 consideration this evening.
17:09:26 This is known as comprehensive plan amendment PA 10-02
17:09:32 located in the intersection of Adamo Drive and 50th
17:09:35 The request is to change from Heavy Industrial to
17:09:37 residential mixed use-100.
17:09:39 12.7 acres.
17:09:42 Privately initiated plan amendment and a regular plan
17:09:44 amendment that means it has to be subject to state and
17:09:48 regional review as well as review by us here which is
17:09:51 why it is -- characterized as a transmittal public
17:09:55 Some of the concepts that we will be talking about is
17:09:59 the property as an -- to the economic known as the Port
17:10:01 of Tampa, talking about the strategies, the districts
17:10:04 and aspects of the districts for the City of Tampa and
17:10:07 the overall urban forms of the city.
17:10:10 The comp plan amendment site is located generally in
17:10:13 this location right here within this green area which
17:10:15 is known as the central Tampa planning district.
17:10:18 One of your three planning districts on your vision
17:10:21 Areas known as opportunities for growth for
17:10:24 redevelopment and for job opportunities.
17:10:27 The site is located as I said before along 50th Street
17:10:30 and Adamo Drive.
17:10:34 Adamo Drive, a good section of Adamo Drive has Heavy
17:10:38 Industrial land use classification characterized by
17:10:40 many industrial uses which are very imperative to the
17:10:42 functioning of the overall vision to the Port of Tampa
17:10:47 which offers and provides and generates over the last
17:10:50 many decades over the last 70 years thousands of jobs,
17:10:53 not just here in the City of Tampa but in the region
17:10:56 and throughout the State of Florida.
17:10:58 The effect of the amendment will basically introduce a
17:11:03 use of an urban city form not currently found.
17:11:05 The Regional Mixed Use-100 has intention Commercial
17:11:09 office and multifamily development with a mixed use
17:11:14 Just so you know where you find RMU-100 right now is
17:11:18 primarily in -- just several isolated places.
17:11:21 You find it on the channel district on the west side of
17:11:25 Ybor Channel.
17:11:29 You also have them located in the Westshore business
17:11:37 You also have them located on the north side of the
17:11:42 Central Business District.
17:11:45 You have predominance of this land use category.
17:11:47 The subject site is located as I said before on the
17:11:51 southeast corner of Adamo Drive and 50th Street north
17:11:56 of palm river and north of the city-county city limits.
17:11:59 As you can see, there are quite a few industrial uses
17:12:01 in the area.
17:12:04 You can see the warehousing and storage areas.
17:12:06 You can see the rail lines just to the northeast of the
17:12:09 All of these things are very functionally important
17:12:12 considering primary interest for the functioning of the
17:12:15 Port of Tampa and for the overall mission statement for
17:12:16 the Port of Tampa.
17:12:19 This is also characterized by this dark gray color that
17:12:21 typifies Heavy Industrial.
17:12:24 The land use category that is predominant in this
17:12:26 particular segment of Adamo Drive.
17:12:30 Everything north of the Crosstown Expressway and the
17:12:33 rail line is essentially Heavy Industrial.
17:12:36 And that was reflected by the aerial I had already
17:12:36 shown you.
17:12:41 The applicant wishes to change the land use category to
17:12:42 this color.
17:12:45 This is the color that you will find as I said before
17:12:47 in the three locations that I already described to you.
17:12:50 So as you can see, this particular color and this
17:12:54 particular intensity in F.A.R. is foreign and cannot be
17:12:57 found anywhere within a mile radius of this particular
17:12:59 site on this map.
17:13:03 You have transition use 24, CMU-35 here,
17:13:06 Residential-20, Light Industrial, Heavy Industrial.
17:13:10 This is transitioning 24, CMU-35 year.
17:13:11 Light industrial.
17:13:14 And all these land use categories for unincorporated
17:13:17 Hillsborough County land use categories.
17:13:20 This is an existing land use map which basically shows
17:13:24 you which properties currently are under light
17:13:26 industrial which is great categories and which ones are
17:13:30 -- the white categories.
17:13:33 As far as planning issues are concerned, this is of
17:13:35 critical importance this particular site and where it
17:13:38 is located relative to the port activity center area,
17:13:41 the port activity center area in 2000 is reflected by
17:13:44 this blue boundary which is where the edge -- the edge
17:13:47 of the boundary is where the CPA site was located at.
17:13:51 The port activity center was modified in 2007 when the
17:13:53 port came in with a new port master plan.
17:13:55 As you can see the port has identified a significant
17:13:57 amount of land that they expand to the east because of
17:13:59 the rail lines and all the existing Heavy Industrial
17:14:02 classifications that currently exist here.
17:14:06 I do not think I have to go into great detail to tell
17:14:10 historically for those on Council for a while about how
17:14:15 important that we try to retain the existing industrial
17:14:19 heavy land use designations in the city because we have
17:14:23 undergo an erosion of light industrial and Heavy
17:14:26 Industrial land use classifications in the last decade.
17:14:29 We also have planning issues as it relates to the
17:14:31 category in what it is going to allow.
17:14:36 100 stands for residential units and brings a
17:14:38 residential component that doesn't necessarily exist.
17:14:42 All that black to Adamo Drive and to the north, Heavy
17:14:45 Industrial prohibits industrial use.
17:14:50 The RMU-100 100 dwelling units per acre and potential
17:14:54 of 1300 residential units to be developed on this site.
17:14:57 We are also talking about mobility features here where
17:14:59 because of the importance of the rail lines to the
17:15:02 north and also we do have public facilities which will
17:15:05 be available regardless of what gets developed on this
17:15:08 We have a variety of agency comments.
17:15:11 The City of Tampa objects to the plan amendment.
17:15:14 The Port Authority objects to the plan amendment.
17:15:17 The Planning Commission finds the plan amendment
17:15:21 Based on these policies that support the Port of Tampa
17:15:23 as an economic engine.
17:15:28 Major economic engine to talk about concentrating ports
17:15:32 around the City of Tampa and industrial strength as
17:15:34 well as an employment center to preserve industrial
17:15:38 areas with Transportation accessibility, and then
17:15:40 finally what I want to show you over here, two more
17:15:43 points I am going to make and then I will be concluded.
17:15:46 The RMU-100, the only reason that the applicant is
17:15:49 coming forward with the RMU-100, only one zoning
17:15:53 district allowed in the RMU-100 that is of interest to
17:15:56 the applicant and that is 0p 1.
17:15:59 Op 1 is not site plan controlled.
17:16:02 It allows a height of 200 feet.
17:16:04 No site plan is required by the applicant for this.
17:16:09 So what he may show you as a representative for the
17:16:11 applicant doesn't necessarily mean that is what is
17:16:15 actually going to be built.
17:16:17 So site plan has to be sent to the city plus you have
17:16:18 significant height.
17:16:20 I will tell you right now, there is nothing even close
17:16:24 to 200 feet in this general area right here.
17:16:28 The other thing that I want to show you is he may make
17:16:30 a reference well you have already had significant
17:16:33 parcels of land that change different land use
17:16:37 categories along Adamo Drive, that is true, it has, but
17:16:40 this is where the rubber meets the road, where the line
17:16:41 ends right here.
17:16:47 This is where IKEA currently exists on this particular
17:16:48 Over 30 acres.
17:16:53 Went to RMU-35 six years ago.
17:16:55 Mixed use development that was composed to go to
17:17:00 Ikea had it come in before that would not have
17:17:03 necessitated a change from the Heavy Industrial land
17:17:06 use classification on this site.
17:17:08 So, the other I think that is important to note over
17:17:12 here is its proximity to an urban village of Ybor City
17:17:16 and the other urban village of the channel district and
17:17:23 established neighborhood village of Palmetto to the
17:17:26 Here is what land use classification was, but what I
17:17:28 want to point out over here is something significant.
17:17:31 This is all general mixed use-24 which allows
17:17:36 This is commuter mixed use-35 already, which is what
17:17:37 this site went to.
17:17:43 This is all community mixed use-35, urban mixed use-60,
17:17:44 community Commercial-35.
17:17:47 All those categories I just mentioned to you allow
17:17:51 residential development and they are compatibility and
17:17:53 consistent with what this particular property changed
17:17:55 to, the Eastern terminus of this particular property is
17:17:56 26th street.
17:17:59 That is two miles away from where this particular site
17:18:03 is as a crow flies to the east on 50th Street.
17:18:05 So there is no significance.
17:18:10 This is specifically designated a redevelopment in your
17:18:13 plan Adamo Drive from 7th to 26th street from 26th
17:18:16 street east the character changes significantly.
17:18:19 Based on all those findings of fact that I presented to
17:18:20 you this evening, the Planning Commission, as well as
17:18:24 the City of Tampa, as well as the port authority, finds
17:18:26 this inconsistent with the City of Tampa comprehensive
17:18:29 plan and also with the port authority master plan.
17:18:33 That concludes my presentation.
17:18:36 Mr. Gross may have a couple of comments to add on to
17:18:41 what I was talking about.
17:18:48 >> Randy Goers, Land Development Coordination.
17:18:52 The city provided comments reflected in the city
17:18:54 Planning Commission report, and city staff did object
17:18:57 to the plan amendment for all the reasons that Mr.
17:18:59 Garcia mentioned, primarily the introduction of a
17:19:03 Residential Mixed Use plan category in a predominantly
17:19:05 industrial area.
17:19:08 Staff also brought up the point in the new comp plan
17:19:11 there is a new locational criteria for making plan
17:19:13 amendments that when you make a change to a plan
17:19:18 category, City Council should consider what is adjacent
17:19:21 to that plan category, and if it is the same plan --
17:19:24 plan category adjacent to it, you can consider it a
17:19:25 change of plan category.
17:19:29 If it is an isolated plan category, according to the
17:19:35 plan, City Council -- if I can find it quickly -- can
17:19:38 either deny the plan amendment or make a determination
17:19:41 that the existing land use classification is no longer
17:19:42 in the best interest of the public.
17:19:45 So it would be a question of looking at the existing
17:19:48 industrial land use and making a determination that it
17:19:52 no longer serves a useful purpose on that property
17:19:56 because it is introducing a new plan category in an
17:19:57 isolated location.
17:20:02 With that, the city did object to the plan amendment
17:20:03 and transmitted that to the Planning Commission.
17:20:09 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Okay, petitioner.
17:20:12 >> Good evening, my name is Todd Pressman.
17:20:16 Palm Harbor, Florida, 34604.
17:20:19 If we can go to the powerpoint, please.
17:20:20 Thank you.
17:20:24 As you have been shown, the location is noted in yellow
17:20:30 there, CPA site at Adamo and the Crosstown at 50th
17:20:34 There is new gas coming in to the South.
17:20:38 And there is -- as you can see, to the right, there is
17:20:41 new gas coming in at the corner there as well.
17:20:46 Looking toward downtown from the Crosstown the site is
17:20:47 noted for.
17:20:50 The large vacant site which has been vacant since the
17:20:52 beginning of the City of Tampa.
17:20:53 No uses have been interested in this site.
17:20:56 You have the southbound view and the eastbound view.
17:21:01 This is what is proposed.
17:21:03 They have developed a lot of property in the Bay Area.
17:21:06 He just finished a project at Valrico and State Route
17:21:09 This is his office project that is proposed for this
17:21:16 This is the view elevation looking from above the
17:21:20 The office building as you can see to the right, and
17:21:23 then proposed street view.
17:21:29 And the project -- the project he finished in Valrico
17:21:32 was an office building and developed quite a number in
17:21:35 the Bay Area, Hillsborough.
17:21:38 What is interesting, commissioners is what you haven't
17:21:39 heard from your staff.
17:21:41 What you haven't heard from your staff is when you
17:21:43 review the entire Planning Commission report, there is
17:21:47 not a single word about inclusion of what we have
17:21:51 already filed in the city, which is a zoning p 1.
17:21:52 That is filed.
17:21:53 It's pending.
17:21:56 And that is the desire of the applicant.
17:21:58 And as you can see from the summary on the Planning
17:22:01 Commission report, that is not mentioned.
17:22:02 It is not discussed.
17:22:05 In fact what is discussed is 100 units per acre unless
17:22:08 you have setbacks -- unless you have the parking.
17:22:09 Unless you have the buffers.
17:22:13 100 units per achier is simply not going to work in a
17:22:16 very tight site like this, but that is a figure that
17:22:18 the Planning Commission will throw out at the he can
17:22:20 stream of the statistics that would possibly be
17:22:24 permissible before you start building on this site.
17:22:31 And as I am indicating to you here, file 0p 1 pending.
17:22:33 What you will hear from Planning Commission is urban
17:22:36 infill and that is what this is, an urban infill
17:22:38 You will see the policy from the Planning Commission
17:22:43 staff but a policy they use quite often, 14.1.4 that it
17:22:46 uses more efficiently for development that is more
17:22:49 economically sound by encouraging development of
17:22:53 vacant, underutilized sites.
17:22:56 In Chapter 2, the district which staff indicated to you
17:23:00 central Tampa district notes in improving mobility and
17:23:03 support mass transit and other mobility options.
17:23:05 Certainly this project is going to do that and
17:23:06 certainly meets that standard.
17:23:09 And meets the standard of attracting private investment
17:23:11 in is included in the report, but they looked at it a
17:23:12 little bit differently.
17:23:16 If this is not attracting new investment to a site that
17:23:19 has remained vacant, I don't know what is.
17:23:23 Mr. Garcia has well presented the port master plan, the
17:23:28 port, as I understand it, took a crayon and drew a
17:23:30 crayon of what they would like to see industrial
17:23:34 properties and CPA site and Mr. Garcia presented a site
17:23:37 down the street at the IKEA and he made some comments,
17:23:40 but the critical comment here is when the planning
17:23:43 staff reviewed the Adamo corridor.
17:23:48 I mean corridor for that site versus this site, their
17:23:49 findings were completely different.
17:23:54 In '05 they said Adamo was a thriving industrial
17:23:56 boarder and seen erosion.
17:23:58 There has been movement from industrial.
17:24:00 Still plenty of room for industrial.
17:24:02 Certainly if you have a lot of industrial uses they
17:24:04 need to have office uses.
17:24:06 Also the Planning Commission said the result reviewing
17:24:10 the corridor for the IKEA plan, the result has been a
17:24:13 slow transition away from Heavy Industrial reflected by
17:24:15 recent development of several properties along South
17:24:20 They also noted that allowing the change will eliminate
17:24:23 potential adverse industrial uses currently allowed.
17:24:26 At that time they found industrial uses damaging and a
17:24:29 problem, but today they don't.
17:24:32 Also note that the site is located in the coastal high
17:24:35 hazard area and that's fine for that site, but not
17:24:39 Their recommendation for the other site on Adamo was
17:24:42 for the redevelopment trend shifting to mix used from
17:24:43 the industrial uses.
17:24:46 That is exactly what we are doing, bringing in office
17:24:50 When they looked at IKEA for the corridor it was a
17:24:53 great idea but for where we are it is not a great idea.
17:24:56 You have to consider the economics in is a big project.
17:24:58 Not only on the construction project and in terms of
17:25:02 impact fees to the city and continual tax source.
17:25:06 It is a site that will be beautifully done as his
17:25:08 projects all done, and we are looking at significant
17:25:11 economic time in the city, and this would be a great
17:25:14 project both for workers who would be working on the
17:25:16 site as well as the City of Tampa and the taxpayers.
17:25:18 So in summary, we ask to you please consider the larger
17:25:22 Consider a consistent evaluation and consideration.
17:25:27 We ask for your consideration on the valid policies and
17:25:29 objectives that do very well apply to the site and
17:25:34 factor in the significant economic impacts.
17:25:37 We appreciate your attention and appreciate your
17:25:38 consideration, thank you.
17:25:41 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Any questions?
17:25:45 Any questions?
17:25:53 Yeah, you want to --
17:25:54 >> Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
17:25:56 Just a couple of comments.
17:25:58 Number one, under the current Heavy Industrial
17:26:01 classification, what the applicant is asking for can be
17:26:03 done under the existing land use category.
17:26:04 Under a PD.
17:26:08 So what he is asking for can be done --
17:26:10 >>THOMAS SCOTT: What he is asking for can be done
17:26:12 already now.
17:26:12 >> Yes, sir.
17:26:15 >>THOMAS SCOTT: For a PD.
17:26:16 >> That's correct.
17:26:18 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Talks about the infill he referenced
17:26:21 policy 14.14.
17:26:23 >>TONY GARCIA: Well the point there again you can have
17:26:26 urban infill at the existing PD.
17:26:29 Doesn't require going through the gyration of doing an
17:26:35 RMU-100 increasing the F.A.R. to a 2.0 to a over 3.5.
17:26:37 And introducing a residential component which you don't
17:26:38 have in there right now.
17:26:39 There is no residential around there.
17:26:42 As I showed you with all the black -- he had a very
17:26:47 telling slide on his presentation where the IKEA slide
17:26:52 Two miles of black, nothing but Heavy Industrial.
17:26:55 The line is drawn from the Eastern edge of that site.
17:26:57 Urban infill is great, but it also can be industrial
17:27:03 and can be done as a present land use classification.
17:27:06 >>GWEN MILLER: Mr. Garcia, if he can build now on a
17:27:08 PD, what is the difference?
17:27:11 Why has he come before you now to change it?
17:27:15 >>TONY GARCIA: The op-1 is not site plan controlled.
17:27:17 >>GWEN MILLER: You are saying you need to see a plan
17:27:18 before you build it.
17:27:22 >>TONY GARCIA: For them to come in and submit a PD and
17:27:23 do a Transportation analysis.
17:27:27 Under the p 1 he doesn't have to do that.
17:27:31 Plus he already has a 200-foot ceiling under the op-1
17:27:33 which he will have to ask for a waiver for that under a
17:27:40 Heavy Industrial only has a 60-foot height limitation.
17:27:43 So additional protections to ensure that you keep the
17:27:46 character what it is there and the significance of --
17:27:49 once you change that, you can't do industrial there.
17:27:50 That is the whole thing.
17:27:53 The RMU doesn't allow any industrial use and you can't
17:27:59 revert back and do IG there and you can't put Heavy
17:28:01 Industrial there so no industrial can go there.
17:28:05 For what other reason you can't come to fruition, a
17:28:07 13-acre piece of property that you can't convert to
17:28:10 industrial uses which tantamount to the issue and the
17:28:14 overall objective of the port master plan.
17:28:16 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Let's see if I can follow and you come
17:28:19 back on rebuttal.
17:28:24 Anyone from public wish to address Council on item one?
17:28:26 Anyone from the public?
17:28:30 Item 1?
17:28:32 >> Thank you Mr. Mayor and Commissioners --
17:28:33 [ Laughter ]
17:28:35 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Excuse me.
17:28:38 I am sorry.
17:28:40 I must have been in a coma --
17:28:46 [ Laughter ]
17:28:49 >> Still sitting in the same chair.
17:28:52 Mr. Chairman and commissioners, the Planning
17:28:58 Commission, clearly they have presented the Adamo
17:29:00 corridor as moving from industrial and Mr. Garcia is
17:29:02 here fight for industrial on the corridor.
17:29:07 That is an inconsistency we found on the reports.
17:29:09 You know zoning is a great complex process.
17:29:11 A lot of ways to skin a cat.
17:29:13 As we have evaluated and been involved with this
17:29:15 project for about a year, this is the way we chose to
17:29:19 The Planning Commission would like is they would like
17:29:22 in my opinion bureaucracy, control.
17:29:24 They like to control all the details and height is the
17:29:27 One of the major critical issues we need to deal with
17:29:29 and what we are propose something a way to go.
17:29:33 A great way to go and a very positive way to go and I
17:29:35 think in summary, again, I think we have to be careful
17:29:38 as to how sites on this corridor are being evaluated
17:29:40 and are being pursued.
17:29:41 Thank you.
17:29:46 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Let me ask -- Mr. Pressman, you are
17:29:49 talking about height and the way to go -- I missed out
17:29:52 because I had an important call there for a second.
17:29:52 Meaning what?
17:29:54 To what degree?
17:29:56 I believe there was a statement made that you can go up
17:29:58 to 200 feet --
17:30:05 >> A maximum 200 feet on the op-1, yes, that's correct,
17:30:09 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: I am trying to think as to what a
17:30:10 corridor is to a city.
17:30:16 And it is very important, but when you look at Spruce
17:30:20 coming in from Boy Scout.
17:30:21 It has got three names.
17:30:24 You get confused even when you lived here a long time.
17:30:29 That is a corridor that runs into Columbus Drive, when
17:30:30 you look at Hillsborough Avenue, that is another
17:30:32 corridor going into the city.
17:30:35 When you look at Busch Boulevard, that is another
17:30:37 corridor going into the city.
17:30:41 And then when you look at Adamo Drive, that is a
17:30:44 corridor that doesn't look so good.
17:30:46 Half and half, you know what I mean.
17:30:50 You look at some sites there, and for whatever reason,
17:30:53 those courts did what they had to do and gave what they
17:30:56 had to do and we had to give in to certain businesses
17:31:05 we don't really want to talk about right now, but --
17:31:09 what I am saying is that -- that -- is -- is this
17:31:12 something that will enhance the city or not?
17:31:14 I am trying to be very practical.
17:31:21 When you -- I have seen cities that have much taller
17:31:25 buildings than in the perimeter of the city.
17:31:29 When with I travel South to -- I used to go to Arcadia
17:31:33 quite often and take the cut-off at Brandon and come
17:31:35 over 301 and come in and make a left.
17:31:39 Adamo Drive didn't look too attractive.
17:31:40 Nothing wrong with dealerships.
17:31:44 There was a real nice Ford dealership and real nice
17:31:46 dealership across.
17:31:49 IKEA certainly has made a difference in the appearance
17:31:50 of the corridor in my opinion.
17:31:54 I know some Councilmembers didn't like that, but it
17:31:58 gave us jobs, it gave us a certainty of brightness
17:32:02 somewhere where there was a little nightfall at all
17:32:09 I am not too sure that I agree with either side, but I
17:32:11 just want to continue to see what my colleagues think,
17:32:13 and we will go from there.
17:32:16 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Let me -- my concern and you can come
17:32:18 back again.
17:32:19 My concern is this.
17:32:22 They can do whatever they want to already on the
17:32:26 existing zoning is what I am hearing you say.
17:32:27 >>TONY GARCIA: Pretty much.
17:32:29 >>THOMAS SCOTT: They don't want to come in for any
17:32:32 site plan and that sort of thing.
17:32:35 >>TONY GARCIA: He already has a 200-foot limit and
17:32:39 op-1 is not site plan controlled.
17:32:42 So there is no guarantee whatever has been shown to you
17:32:44 on the screen will come this way.
17:32:48 And I think -- change is important to understand here
17:32:52 also is if this can be done through virtue of that, the
17:32:54 other I think that you have to understand by seeing all
17:32:56 these categories that you are seeing there, you have to
17:32:58 create this -- this is basically like a spot zoning is
17:33:01 what you are doing here and you are isolating the land
17:33:04 use in a sea of Heavy Industrial, and the other
17:33:07 critical thing to take into consideration.
17:33:12 The court -- you know, a 13 -- almost a 13-acre piece
17:33:16 of site on a major corridor and in proximate limit to
17:33:19 So as far as the port authority master plan, it really
17:33:23 doesn't -- kind of flies in the face of what the
17:33:25 long-term goals for the port authority and the
17:33:27 comprehensive plan in addition to the comprehensive
17:33:28 plan because we are trying to observe Heavy Industrial
17:33:31 lands here wherever we see it is viable.
17:33:34 Now on the other side, yes, I understand Adamo corridor
17:33:37 and the transition and all that.
17:33:38 We wrote what we wrote back then.
17:33:41 We define the redevelopment corridor in the old
17:33:45 comprehensive plan as going on Adamo from 2nd to 26th.
17:33:50 So a proverbial line drawn in the sand that says this
17:33:54 type of mixed use goes no further than 26.
17:33:59 So that's because once you get past 26, the character
17:34:00 changes significantly.
17:34:02 So there has to be a line drawn somewhere.
17:34:04 We do it with residential and Commercial on all our
17:34:07 major thoroughfares throughout the city.
17:34:10 So we should hold the line also when it comes to
17:34:12 regional issues, intensive mixed use categories like
17:34:14 this and our Heavy Industrial lands, the same line
17:34:17 should be towed for both.
17:34:20 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Any other questions?
17:34:22 >>CURTIS STOKES: I don't know if it is a question.
17:34:25 Maybe more of a comment.
17:34:27 The -- opened in 2014.
17:34:31 60% of the roads, traffic, cargo traffic will come
17:34:36 through the Panama Canal as a way through that channel.
17:34:38 Like Councilman Miranda.
17:34:39 I am kind of conflicted.
17:34:41 We need a heavy mix of both, residential as we grow and
17:34:45 preserve our port areas and industrial areas.
17:34:49 I think there is a need to want to have residential or
17:34:51 office building -- office space.
17:34:55 But as the port grows in contract and industrial uses
17:34:57 of the port increases over the years, we are going to
17:35:01 need office space if that's what is proposed and
17:35:04 residences if that is what is proposed.
17:35:05 So I am kind of conflicted.
17:35:07 I would like to hear from the port and see what the
17:35:11 port -- I have -- I see in here there is a letter from
17:35:17 -- I can't pronounce -- I would like to hear them come
17:35:22 and talk more about the port plans in the future.
17:35:23 >>TONY GARCIA: Sure.
17:35:25 If you want to make a request and send that out to the
17:35:29 port, they can have a workshop or something along that
17:35:32 >>CURTIS STOKES: I would like to because the port is
17:35:35 becoming increasingly more important to the future of
17:35:36 the City of Tampa.
17:35:38 And I would like to hear from the port before I make a
17:35:42 >>THOMAS SCOTT: The only problem, we have to vote
17:35:44 tonight whether to transmit this.
17:35:45 That is the issue.
17:35:46 >>TONY GARCIA: That's correct.
17:35:49 You have the option of transmitting this for state and
17:35:52 regional review if you want to buy some time, or you
17:35:55 can not -- not vote to transmit it tonight.
17:35:58 That is Council's pleasure as you want to go ahead and
17:35:59 do that.
17:36:00 This will go to the port again.
17:36:04 And if they need to be a little more vociferous to you
17:36:07 how they feel about this or more specific they will
17:36:10 take that opportunity as well as DCA and Tampa planning
17:36:12 Council and so forth.
17:36:14 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Councilman Miranda.
17:36:15 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you.
17:36:18 The area of the port has changed slowly but surely in
17:36:19 many ways.
17:36:21 For many years.
17:36:24 It didn't start yesterday or the end of night or
17:36:25 anything else.
17:36:29 When you look at the port and go back 15 years, it was
17:36:31 certainly a disaster.
17:36:34 Not that the individuals wanted it that way, but it
17:36:36 There was no Channelside.
17:36:38 There was no Harbour Island.
17:36:42 There was very little to look at other than things that
17:36:48 were broken and conveyor belt, that brought all the
17:36:51 dust to Davis island when they were loading the
17:36:54 phosphate from one thing to the bins and things have
17:36:57 They have really gotten modernized.
17:37:01 We ourselves gave the port and overruled our own rule
17:37:04 when you couldn't stack something six foot high.
17:37:06 I remember that about a year ago, a year and a half
17:37:10 ago, and we let the port build -- I forget how high
17:37:14 because it is a mechanism of an engine for economic,
17:37:18 and in today's times -- and I don't want to harp on
17:37:21 today's times, but all times we need to continue to
17:37:24 find jobs for individuals so that this city can be
17:37:27 Then -- in fact an attorney in the audience who is
17:37:32 reading his E-Mail now -- at my age I didn't know I
17:37:33 could see that far.
17:37:36 What I am saying is that we -- about a year and a half
17:37:41 to two years ago very eloquently changed the southern
17:37:45 portion of the port along with the Eastern sector down
17:37:50 the other side to the Easternmost part and changed it
17:37:53 mixed residential -- if I remember on a beautiful thing
17:37:56 that haven't yet been quite built and I understand why,
17:37:59 but that changed, because that used to be the part that
17:38:04 was the plan banana docks and now gone from banana
17:38:08 Some opposition from property owners who said we don't
17:38:09 want that.
17:38:11 When they saw that plan, they changed their minds.
17:38:14 So what I am saying is the port is an ever-changing
17:38:19 evolution of things that happen in constant time.
17:38:23 So I don't usually speak this way, because I am talking
17:38:26 in theory and I am not really a theologist and all that
17:38:30 kind of stuff, but when I look at what happened there,
17:38:37 I am seeing an ever-changing time.
17:38:39 When you go in a city do you want to see a corridor the
17:38:42 way it is coming in from Adamo Drive?
17:38:45 Is this thing going to be sitting on the railroad
17:38:50 I am just saying what I see is going to enhance
17:38:54 Somebody has got to give something for this to be
17:38:59 Does the petitioner have the proper things to show us
17:39:03 that is going to be designed exactly how shown?
17:39:04 I don't know.
17:39:08 I can't tell you that; however, let me tell you about
17:39:09 Charlie Miranda.
17:39:11 If that petitioner showed me that photograph and
17:39:15 something is built there that doesn't quite meet that
17:39:19 standard, it doesn't have to be exact, he has a big x
17:39:23 by his name, that means he is down six members.
17:39:26 That is what I am saying.
17:39:29 I tried to take people at their face value, yourself
17:39:32 included, and I try to understand what we need and what
17:39:33 we don't need.
17:39:35 Is this good or bad?
17:39:37 I don't really know.
17:39:38 I will be sincere with you.
17:39:44 I can tell you that something has to happen in Adamo
17:39:45 Drive to.
17:39:46 >> You are something on.
17:39:50 In fact, I think the city -- this is on 50th.
17:39:53 The city goes east maybe another mile and a half, and
17:39:55 then you are in Brandon.
17:39:59 I think the city -- I mean -- ends at 66 or 68,
17:40:01 something around that area.
17:40:04 So what happens to the other side of Adamo Drive which
17:40:06 is highway 60?
17:40:09 It changes automatically completely again to a very,
17:40:12 very, very vibrant interest.
17:40:15 I remember when Brandon was nothing more than a
17:40:16 blinking light.
17:40:24 A bus line used to stop there Greyhound to pick up on
17:40:25 the way to Miami.
17:40:26 To pick up passengers.
17:40:29 It changed so much, some for the good, some for the not
17:40:33 so good I will be very, very sincere.
17:40:37 Now between this city and 20-something and Brandon, you
17:40:40 have a gap that is all industrial.
17:40:41 Is that bad?
17:40:41 Absolutely not.
17:40:45 I remember the feed store that used to be there where
17:40:47 they did their own milling on the left-hand side.
17:40:50 I think it was called Martino's.
17:40:53 They used to manufacture feed, bag it and sell it.
17:40:56 And it was good and vibrant, so what I am saying is
17:41:00 that's no longer there but something else there that
17:41:01 makes opportunities for employment.
17:41:04 And what I am saying is, I am just asking to myself and
17:41:07 my colleagues, how do you handle something like that
17:41:13 this looks so good to a corridor that doesn't look so
17:41:17 good and how do you mix it together to that you win,
17:41:21 the port win, somebody -- if the port is successful,
17:41:23 somebody is going to have to live somewhere, I don't
17:41:26 know if it is there or if it goes or transmits.
17:41:29 I don't know or if it is going to be in all that land
17:41:36 that we zoned residential, mixed use, some time back.
17:41:38 We are way ahead of ourselves, but sooner or later if I
17:41:41 remember the statistics, just came out in the paper the
17:41:42 other day.
17:41:46 Every minute, there is 159 more births than there are
17:41:49 So somewhere along the lines, somewhere is going to
17:41:50 have to live somewhere.
17:41:54 But what I am saying is, you got to have a working
17:41:58 relationship so that something happens to everything
17:42:06 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Councilwoman Capin.
17:42:08 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Thank you, Chairman.
17:42:10 Please clarify the 200 feet.
17:42:13 It is now possible to build up 200 feet?
17:42:14 >>TONY GARCIA: No.
17:42:15 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Tell me.
17:42:16 Clear that for me.
17:42:18 >>TONY GARCIA: Not now.
17:42:18 Not now.
17:42:19 You do have caps.
17:42:22 All the Euclidian zoning districts that you currently
17:42:25 have in, you Land Development code all have caps with
17:42:29 the exception -- well, the lp 1 is a high one, 200
17:42:32 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Okay.
17:42:36 >>TONY GARCIA: If it goes to the op-1, 200 feet and a
17:42:39 significant height increase to go that way and also he
17:42:40 is suggest to any site plan.
17:42:43 He is going to have to meet code, okay.
17:42:46 But if he meets code, he may not be able to build what
17:42:48 he wants if he meets code.
17:42:51 He may have to come in for some waivers which is why we
17:42:54 are saying he could come in and do a PD under the
17:42:55 existing land use classification.
17:42:58 Not that we are not in favor of economic development.
17:43:04 It can be built today under the PD.
17:43:04 So it can be built.
17:43:08 We have no problem with that type of use there.
17:43:12 It is changing the land use category, which could set a
17:43:15 Nothing to prevent someone else from coming adjacent to
17:43:17 that for the same thing because you would have set the
17:43:22 mark then.
17:43:23 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Thank you.
17:43:25 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Councilman.
17:43:27 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Mr. Garcia --
17:43:33 -- request any changes or modifications?
17:43:38 >>TONY GARCIA: Came in as a PD.
17:43:41 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Came in as a PD.
17:43:43 >>TONY GARCIA: The land use wasn't changed for IKEA,
17:43:47 it came for a land use prior to purchasing the site in
17:43:49 site has more with the land use classification also
17:43:53 have more entitlements, more building entitlements than
17:43:56 the IKEA site.
17:44:00 This 12.87-acre site will have more building
17:44:05 entitlements than the 29-acre IKEA site.
17:44:11 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Mr. Pressman, we need to --
17:44:13 >> Extremely short.
17:44:15 There is no interest on this parcel.
17:44:18 It has remained vacant.
17:44:20 He is trying to do something positive for it.
17:44:23 But again as Mr. Garcia just said, he is throwing at
17:44:26 you what I would call a campaign terms scare tactics.
17:44:29 He is throwing at you statistics of the maximum that
17:44:31 can be developed here which can never happen.
17:44:32 You have to have the parking.
17:44:33 You have to have the buffers.
17:44:35 All the development criteria.
17:44:38 This is the site that will come in under the city
17:44:39 development code.
17:44:42 Not to skirt rules or get around rules.
17:44:45 We are seeking to move the most positive way forward to
17:44:48 get something done on a site that is left vacant and
17:44:49 urban infill.
17:44:51 Thank you very much.
17:44:54 >>GWEN MILLER: Move to close the public hearing.
17:44:56 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Anyone else?
17:44:57 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Moved and seconded.
17:45:00 All those in favor signify by saying aye.
17:45:04 >>GWEN MILLER: Move for this to be transmitted.
17:45:05 Which one?
17:45:10 >> Move to transmittal or move not to transmit.
17:45:13 >>GWEN MILLER: I move for transmittal.
17:45:14 >> Second.
17:45:15 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Moved and seconded.
17:45:18 Let me just say I am -- I am going -- for me, I have to
17:45:19 vote against it.
17:45:23 The reason being is because as I understand -- first
17:45:32 off, I developed a process 14 years ago.
17:45:34 At the county commission, when I hear Planning
17:45:37 Commission reject something, when I hear planning and
17:45:42 growth, and EPC rejects and Zoning Hearing Master,
17:45:44 which you don't have, I generally have issues with
17:45:47 That is something that I adopted.
17:45:51 I am not talking about nobody else.
17:45:53 So it would have been two out of the three or something
17:45:57 like that supported it, then maybe different, but when
17:46:02 you have staff recommending against it, you have the
17:46:05 Planning Commission represented -- objecting to it.
17:46:06 You have the port objecting.
17:46:09 That just raise as flag to me.
17:46:14 Second issue for me what I am hearing staff say is can
17:46:18 be done on a PD versus changing the land category,
17:46:23 which may can never be revert back -- I think that is
17:46:25 what I am hearing from staff as well.
17:46:28 And would be setting a precedence.
17:46:30 I am concerned about it for that --
17:46:32 >>GWEN MILLER: For the city to say that we can do it.
17:46:35 Pointed out that the city is okay with it.
17:46:36 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Okay.
17:46:36 A motion.
17:46:38 All in favor signify --
17:46:41 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Before the vote, if I may.
17:46:45 Even with PD and I am not here defending or protecting
17:46:47 one side or the other.
17:46:51 I have seen many, many PD that is we pass as a PD with
17:46:53 site control with a specific thing.
17:46:56 Guess what, a year later I sit back in the same chair
17:47:00 and I got back the same land owner with the same
17:47:04 representative saying I want to change from PD to PD
17:47:05 because times change.
17:47:07 Things happen.
17:47:12 And these are the things that are very hard to be on
17:47:16 this side of the dais and digest and come up with
17:47:20 It is very easy to pass judgment, but it is hard to
17:47:21 fill these shoes.
17:47:23 Not mine.
17:47:25 Mine are small shoes.
17:47:28 But it is very hard to sit on this side of the dais
17:47:31 because everything is not alike.
17:47:34 I always say if you come back here twice, 100% of the
17:47:37 population is not going to like us because the first
17:47:39 time 50% don't like us and you come back the other 50%
17:47:42 don't like you and you are down to zero.
17:47:44 This is what this is all about.
17:47:47 It is just very difficult and very hard, and you try to
17:47:49 make changes and you are trying to make the city go
17:47:53 forward, and you got these things that are true, but, I
17:47:57 mean, we are getting close to Brandon, and Brandon is
17:48:01 nothing more that -- than something -- maybe a little
17:48:05 less than 200 feet, but 200 feet is 80 feet past second
17:48:08 base from home.
17:48:09 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Yes.
17:48:14 >> Mr. Chairman, not only with regard to this
17:48:16 particular transmittal hearing but with every
17:48:19 particular -- every other transmittal hearing that you
17:48:21 have tonight, just a quick review that really what you
17:48:24 are doing by moving to transmit this, you are sending
17:48:26 this to the Department of Community Affairs for their
17:48:29 It still has to come back, and just like you have
17:48:32 tonight, you have first adoption public hearings and
17:48:34 then you have the second adoption public hearing.
17:48:37 A motion to not transmit would really have the effect
17:48:39 of a denial.
17:48:42 Those are your two items.
17:48:48 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Tallahassee may not.
17:48:50 So even if it goes to tall --
17:48:53 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Even if it comes back to Tallahassee,
17:48:58 we can still vote against this and this sort of thing.
17:48:58 >> Right.
17:48:59 >>THOMAS SCOTT: With that.
17:49:01 >>GWEN MILLER: Make a motion.
17:49:03 >>THOMAS SCOTT: If it is going to come back before us,
17:49:14 If it is going to Tallahassee and send it back and then
17:49:17 we will have another hearing on this, I don't have an
17:49:21 issue about that, but sending forward for approval, and
17:49:23 it is not coming back to have any more discussions then
17:49:29 I have an issue.
17:49:30 >>JULIA COLE: Correct.
17:49:32 The process would be transmitting to the community of
17:49:35 They will have an opportunity to hear what happened
17:49:38 here today and to see the reports out of staff.
17:49:39 They will look at it, look at it from a statutory
17:49:44 perspective, look at it from our comp plan perspective,
17:49:48 and they will issue a report as to their position as to
17:49:51 the appropriateness of the comp plan amendment, so when
17:49:55 it comes back to you, it will be for adoption and this
17:50:04 information will be part of your consideration.
17:50:06 >>THOMAS SCOTT: For clarity, Mr. Garcia, I don't have
17:50:09 a problem with it being transmitted for input, but
17:50:14 when it comes back, unless there is a valid Atlanta is
17:50:19 presented to me, Mr. Pressman to change it, I am just
17:50:20 telling you where I am.
17:50:22 I just wanted to be clear.
17:50:25 >> Just to know that a motion to not transmit -- if
17:50:28 that is truly the sentiment of Council, what it does is
17:50:33 in effect stops the process right then and there and
17:50:35 you don't have the staff time or community affairs
17:50:40 All that favor signify by saying aye.
17:50:44 >> Motion carries with Mulhern being absent.
17:50:46 >> Thank you, I appreciate it.
17:50:56 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Item 2.
17:50:58 >>TONY GARCIA: Okay, we are going to juggle a little
17:51:00 bit and go into the adoption.
17:51:02 >> They have to open the hearing.
17:51:04 >>TONY GARCIA: You opened all the hearings?
17:51:14 >>GWEN MILLER: We opened all the hearings.
17:51:17 >>TONY GARCIA: This will be a much more kindler
17:51:18 version --
17:51:19 [ Laughter ]
17:51:22 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: I certainly hope so.
17:51:25 >>TONY GARCIA: I wish I could say the same for you,
17:51:26 Mr. Miranda.
17:51:29 What you have before you now -- we are going to combine
17:51:31 the two plan amendments for Seminole Heights.
17:51:32 The Seminole Heights Vision Plan.
17:51:37 Also known as comp plan amendment 09-07 and 08.
17:51:40 The greater Seminole Heights Vision Plan which will
17:51:42 consistent of a Vision Plan worked on in great detail
17:51:46 by the City of Tampa staff, and creating objectives and
17:51:49 policies, and the second part will be the land use
17:51:52 changes that will be needed to go ahead and completely
17:51:55 implement the Vision Plan.
17:51:58 The general location of the site as you can see as it
17:52:03 bifurcates a couple of major thoroughfares,
17:52:08 Hillsborough Avenue, MLK, I-275, Sligh Avenue which is
17:52:11 not shown in this general location map.
17:52:14 Seminole Heights as we all know was at that point in
17:52:17 time way back in the days when you see the black and
17:52:21 white photos were the suburbs of Tampa and was one of
17:52:22 Tampa's urban neighborhoods.
17:52:25 You see this famous water tower out here.
17:52:27 Famous for bung ga low homes.
17:52:32 Famous for being one of the major corridors.
17:52:36 Had all these little mom and pop places.
17:52:37 The neighborhood gas station.
17:52:43 The linoleum store and a variety of motel, hotels and a
17:52:45 proliferation of those.
17:52:49 But, of course, this is really the bread and butter and
17:52:52 the pride for the residents and people that do have
17:52:55 their businesses in Seminole Heights.
17:52:59 Lovely bungalows.
17:53:03 Architecture styles, a variety of different housing
17:53:06 styles that gives it that down-home feeling.
17:53:08 To let you know the Seminole Heights plan went through
17:53:11 about two years of public participation.
17:53:12 It was truly a labor of love between all the
17:53:16 stakeholder in Seminole Heights and the City of Tampa
17:53:18 staff and the Planning Commission in developing and
17:53:21 constructing this plan.
17:53:25 As I told you, the first part of the request is pa
17:53:31 09-07 the Seminole Heights Vision Plan, objectives,
17:53:33 goals and policies relating to the concepts of the
17:53:37 The plan will be building community planning through
17:53:40 Request is to change approximately for the second part
17:53:46 which is pa 09-08 the map segment.
17:53:49 To change approximately 193 acres within the greater
17:53:55 Seminole Heights from Residential-10 to Residential-20,
17:54:00 Suburban Mixed Use 6, public/semi public to community
17:54:03 Commercial-35, community mixed use-35 and
17:54:06 Residential-20 and Residential-35.
17:54:08 For land use classifications in the greater Seminole
17:54:12 Heights area and that will attract along the major
17:54:16 That being said you need to know that 90% of all the
17:54:18 changes being made or proposed from the land use
17:54:19 changes are along all the major Commercial
17:54:22 thoroughfares that are within the Seminole Heights
17:54:25 neighborhood associations.
17:54:28 With that being said, the within we are locating more
17:54:31 density potential along the corridors is to allow the
17:54:34 second half of this to occur to protect and capitalize
17:54:37 on the character of single-family residences in the
17:54:40 area, with the least amount of change and also one of
17:54:41 their greatest assets.
17:54:44 So we will be preserving residential by trying to
17:54:47 redirect some residential into greater potentials along
17:54:51 the major corridors, therefore preserving the
17:54:53 residential integrity and character of the greater
17:54:55 Seminole Heights area.
17:54:57 Some of the planning issues we had to deal with, what
17:54:59 is the mobility, because we have residential and park
17:55:02 and major thoroughfares.
17:55:08 We know major safety issues along the thoroughfares,
17:55:10 connectivity and the compatibility.
17:55:13 A lot of different ownerships, a lot of small different
17:55:16 properties and when you go from Commercial off these
17:55:18 roads, right down into residential.
17:55:20 So the transition is very, very brief so we are going
17:55:23 to go ahead and give an opportunity for some businesses
17:55:27 to come in and have that opportunity to expand in a
17:55:29 very powerful and considerable way while not really
17:55:32 encroaching on the residential integrity of the
17:55:38 In purple over here is the greater Seminole Heights
17:55:42 area in Tampa's urban form.
17:55:44 Along the northern part of the southern Tampa district
17:55:46 which I told you is one of the three districts of the
17:55:48 five districts that you have in the city that offers
17:55:51 the most opportunities for growth, development and job
17:55:56 This is consistent with the strategy one in your
17:55:58 comprehensive plan that talks about the district, the
17:56:00 central Tampa district is the hub of the region's
17:56:02 economic and government center.
17:56:06 It also supports a strategy two, which talks about
17:56:07 strengthening Our diverse neighborhoods.
17:56:11 A lovely bungalow home and lovely mixed use project
17:56:13 which is on the corner of one of the major
17:56:15 thoroughfares in Seminole Heights.
17:56:17 Neighborhoods are united because microcosms larger
17:56:22 communities and building on our assets.
17:56:24 Historic districts from in the Seminole Heights area
17:56:29 and a wonderful tree can know me which is symbolic --
17:56:34 canopy which is symbolic of Tampa heights and Seminole
17:56:37 Heights, and west Tampa I might add too.
17:56:40 And a fourth strategy talks about growing economic
17:56:43 prosperity to give people the opportunity to take
17:56:46 buildings like this which are underutilized and
17:56:48 blighted and potentially try to turn them into
17:56:50 something like this which is productive, provides more
17:56:53 of a higher economic base for the tax base for the City
17:56:57 of Tampa and provides vertically integrated uses that
17:56:59 are aesthetically pleasing.
17:57:01 Basically comprised of the three neighborhood
17:57:06 Hillsborough River to the west and to the north, 22nd
17:57:09 street to the east, 15th street and west, Martin Luther
17:57:12 King, Jr. -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to
17:57:13 the South.
17:57:15 Current future land use classification.
17:57:18 The predominant land uses here in this orange corridor.
17:57:20 That's a all residential.
17:57:23 Here is the interstate which pretty much splits the
17:57:26 Seminole Heights neighborhood in half.
17:57:30 Right over here that you can see vaguely represents the
17:57:34 major corridors that go through Seminole Heights, right
17:57:36 through the neighborhoods and the intersection of
17:57:38 Florida Avenue, Nebraska Avenue, and Hillsborough
17:57:42 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to the South, the
17:57:43 southern periphery.
17:57:48 What we are showing you now here the 193 acres and how
17:57:49 they have been redirected.
17:57:52 The overlay that goes over it to show you that the
17:57:54 majority of the uses that have been changed are
17:57:59 primarily along the major thorough fares along 22nd,
17:58:01 along Florida, along Nebraska, along Hillsborough
17:58:04 Avenue, along all the major east-west corridors to
17:58:07 provide a more effective and efficient way of
17:58:10 developing property and to provide hopefully a walkable
17:58:13 environment for people to go ahead and get the uses --
17:58:17 to go ahead and patronize uses that could be developed
17:58:20 in the future so that the people can patronize in the
17:58:22 As far as the agencies reviews that we have received,
17:58:24 we have reviewed reviews from the City of Tampa School
17:58:29 Board, the EPC, Metropolitan Planning Organization, the
17:58:33 DCA -- the DCA had one comment needed us to change the
17:58:36 verbiage for one of the policies and pretty much about
17:58:38 Found it consistent as far as state law is concerned
17:58:40 and the Tampa Comprehensive Plan.
17:58:43 It was consistent with these policies to talk about
17:58:45 building sustainable neighborhoods through community
17:58:48 And, of course, consistent with the Growth Management
17:58:52 solution which talks about creating distinctive and
17:58:54 memorable places and supporting the urban village
17:58:58 concept which is what this is, Seminole Heights is, and
17:59:00 mixed use corridor village what Florida and Nebraska
17:59:02 and Hillsborough Avenues are.
17:59:04 The recommendation that we have for you, and we are now
17:59:09 at the very end of the light of the tunnel after about
17:59:11 two and a half years of going through this.
17:59:14 We are proud to present to you for your consideration
17:59:20 for adoption the first community plan for a major
17:59:24 neighborhood in form-based zoning which will eventually
17:59:25 come forward.
17:59:27 With that I conclude my presentation, and I'm available
17:59:31 for any questions that the Council may have of me.
17:59:33 And will follow me.
17:59:36 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Any questions?
17:59:44 >> Good evening, Council, Catherine Coyle, Land
17:59:48 I just have a couple cleanup items really quickly.
17:59:52 I did -- I reviewed the legal description today before
17:59:55 we came to this hearing, and I noticed just a couple of
18:00:01 minor errors with four of the -- four -- minor errors
18:00:03 when they went through four of the properties.
18:00:05 They recommended four changes to properties that were
18:00:08 already on the list, and in the legal description, it
18:00:11 was put under the wrong subheader so I had to change
18:00:17 I do have that for the Clerk.
18:00:23 the second item, if you remember through the
18:00:24 transmittal hearing.
18:00:36 I went through a list which I will give you copies I
18:00:39 went through a list of parcels that were omitted or
18:00:42 amended from the original request based on the public
18:00:46 hearing or the change recommended by staff.
18:00:49 Initially on page 1, you will see there are some
18:00:51 parcels listed, omitted by staff.
18:00:54 There are a number of parcels that were removed or
18:00:57 change through the Planning Commission recommendation
18:01:01 If you flip over to page 2, architectural review
18:01:04 recommendations for changes, and in your transmittal
18:01:07 hearing back in March, also additional parcels that
18:01:09 were either changed or omitted.
18:01:11 That came at the request of the actual property owner
18:01:15 that either didn't want to be changed or an affected
18:01:17 adjacent property owner.
18:01:20 I bring that up because I received correspondence from
18:01:22 a David Barry.
18:01:24 He resides on Duncan.
18:01:26 He owns several properties on Duncan.
18:01:32 And just for the record, I do have a large --
18:01:34 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: The one close to Hillsborough
18:01:39 >> I am sorry?
18:01:42 West of Florida Avenue behind the pioneer Cleaners.
18:01:44 If you look here, these are the properties along
18:01:47 These are the properties -- they show in black right
18:01:51 This line of property needs to be changed and this
18:01:52 block to be changed.
18:01:55 I received correspondence from him -- I believe he owns
18:01:58 five or six parcels immediately adjacent to both sites
18:02:02 and he did apparently speak to neighbors who own
18:02:03 They are opposed to these changing.
18:02:07 They would like them to remain to Residential-10 and
18:02:10 will not like them to change to the community mixed 35
18:02:12 that have proposed.
18:02:15 As stated in the other hearings as staff, as the
18:02:17 petitioner potentially initiating in amendment, we
18:02:20 don't have any objections of those kind of omissions or
18:02:24 I would like to preface for the record with -- with
18:02:27 this type of that is shown here, it is not an immediate
18:02:29 change to Commercial development allowed to be
18:02:32 permitted because the property is zoned residentially
18:02:37 It would be a required rezoning to follow up.
18:02:41 So there would be additional public hearings even if
18:02:43 the plan amendment was to go forward on these parcels
18:02:47 but if Council wants to remove them that's fine.
18:02:49 I can lift them for the record and between first and
18:02:52 second reading I could amend the legal description
18:02:55 The only request I had over the last four months for
18:02:55 any changes.
18:02:57 And with that, if you have any questions, I am
18:02:59 It has been a very long process.
18:03:03 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Both parcels remain R-10.
18:03:07 >> To remove R-10, yes.
18:03:10 If you would like to do so, you would motion for me to
18:03:13 remove those and I would lift them for the record.
18:03:14 >>THOMAS SCOTT: We have to take public comment.
18:03:16 Any other questions?
18:03:17 We will hear from the public.
18:03:21 Anyone from the public wish to address Council on item
18:03:23 No one from the public?
18:03:24 >>GWEN MILLER: Move to close.
18:03:25 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Second.
18:03:28 >>THOMAS SCOTT: All in favor signify by saying aye.
18:03:29 Take a motion first --
18:03:32 >>GWEN MILLER: Mr. Chairman I move that we omit those
18:03:35 -- Duncan from the transmittal.
18:03:38 Duncan -- Duncan?
18:03:39 >> Yes.
18:03:40 Is there a second.
18:03:43 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Does that satisfied everything.
18:03:45 >> She made a motion to remove them?
18:03:47 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Yes.
18:03:49 >> It needs be too full Council motion.
18:03:52 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Between first and second.
18:03:54 >> I need an affirmative action.
18:03:57 >> She is looking for a second.
18:04:00 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: You got five seconds.
18:04:02 >> That's it.
18:04:02 All right.
18:04:05 >>THOMAS SCOTT: It has been moved and seconded those
18:04:08 properties as identified by Cathy Coyle, that they be
18:04:12 All in favor signify by saying aye.
18:04:14 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: I also want to say that I thank
18:04:16 everybody who -- two and a half years seems like a
18:04:19 short time when you look at it with the history, but
18:04:22 these folks work three years or four years or five
18:04:25 years, six years or ten years, they have done an
18:04:28 outstanding job and agreeing and disagreeing and
18:04:31 agreeing and it is agreeing they come up with a plan
18:04:33 that I would like to see in west Tampa also.
18:04:36 Something that looks really nice.
18:04:40 And very powerful.
18:04:44 >>GWEN MILLER: Mr. Chairman, I make a motion --
18:04:46 >> This is an adoption.
18:04:50 Prior to reading that, I would like to list the folios
18:04:51 for the record.
18:04:52 >>THOMAS SCOTT: She wants to read something.
18:04:55 >> I need to read the folio numbers really quickly.
18:05:31 >>GWEN MILLER: Move an ordinance amending the Tampa
18:05:35 Comprehensive Plan and goals, objectives and policies
18:05:37 relating to the greater Seminole Heights Vision Plan
18:05:41 provided for the repeal of all ordinance and conflict,
18:05:44 providing for severability, providing an effective
18:05:49 >>THOMAS SCOTT: I agree with Mr. Miranda, I agree to
18:05:51 compliment the staff and the community and all those
18:05:52 who participated.
18:05:54 A number years -- several years ago I was involved in
18:05:57 community-based planning through the county.
18:06:00 I was initiated and throughout the county went through
18:06:06 establishing community-based planning, and so now the
18:06:09 city is moving through that process and this is our
18:06:10 first one.
18:06:14 So congratulations Seminole Heights and to the staff
18:06:17 that was so much involved with the process and even
18:06:20 that it took two years with the whole process.
18:06:22 Took a year and a half to two years I understand.
18:06:29 A lot of community meetings, a lot of input from the
18:06:31 residents from the community.
18:06:32 Moved and seconded.
18:06:34 All in favor signify by saying aye.
18:06:39 >> Motion carried with Mulhern being absent.
18:06:41 Second reading August 26 at 9:30 A.M.
18:06:42 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Okay.
18:06:45 >> Also number 3, related --
18:06:47 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Two and three.
18:06:49 >> You have another ordinance for number 3.
18:06:57 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Number 3.
18:07:00 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Kathy, on these here do we have any
18:07:01 folio numbers.
18:07:05 Mr. Chairman move an amendment amending the Tampa
18:07:07 Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Element, Future Land
18:07:10 Use Map for the properties located in the general
18:07:15 vicinity of Hillsborough River to the north and west,
18:07:18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to the South, and
18:07:21 north 15th street, Hillsborough Avenue and north 22nd
18:07:25 street to the east in the Seminole Heights area
18:07:29 providing for repeal of all ordinances and conflict.
18:07:30 Providing for severability.
18:07:32 Providing an effective date.
18:07:34 >>THOMAS SCOTT: A second.
18:07:35 >> Second.
18:07:36 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Moved and seconded.
18:07:38 All those in favor signify by saying aye.
18:07:44 >> Motion carries with Mulhern being absent.
18:07:46 August 26 at 9:30 a.m.
18:07:58 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Item 4 and 8.
18:08:00 >> Good evening, my name is Allison Yates.
18:08:02 I am also with the Planning Commission staff.
18:08:05 And I am here to present to you the Tampa Green Tech
18:08:16 Items 4 and 8 are combined text-map amendments.
18:08:19 Request to add an Economic Development Overlay
18:08:23 The site is 648 acres and a little bit of history on
18:08:28 the site, during World War II, it was Henderson Air
18:08:35 Auxiliary training field for MacDill Air Field.
18:08:37 In the '50s, the site went from that to an industrial
18:08:40 development starting with the development.
18:08:43 So the site is bounded by that red line you see with
18:08:46 Fowler Avenue being the northern boundary with a little
18:08:49 bit of extension into the University research area.
18:08:52 The west end boundary is 30th Street.
18:08:59 And southern boundary is -- white way, 118th street
18:09:03 with the western edge being 46th, 48th, and 50th
18:09:10 This was a initiated amendment, text and map amendment.
18:09:13 A little bit of context about this amendment.
18:09:16 Began with i-4 Green Tech Corridor study.
18:09:20 The corridor study looked to provide economic long-term
18:09:27 economic policy and environmental responsibility a way
18:09:33 to create sustainable environment with jobs.
18:09:37 And put those toward target industries such as
18:09:40 research, administration.
18:09:43 This particular 640-acre overlay was projected that
18:09:47 1,000 jobs be created generating $50 million in revenue
18:09:53 for the city.
18:09:57 This map of the i-4 Green Tech Corridor study area and
18:09:59 providing just to give you a little geographic context
18:10:04 of where the Tampa portion is, you see the Tampa
18:10:14 portion is the far left corner at the end of the
18:10:17 This area -- primarily in the blue area is located in
18:10:21 the city's University district which is about ten miles
18:10:23 from downtown Tampa, and it is really an interesting
18:10:26 area, because it has museum of science and industry.
18:10:28 It is home to the University of South Florida.
18:10:31 There are four regional hospitals there.
18:10:33 There are small businesses and residential development.
18:10:38 It really is a high concentration of human capital
18:10:43 Intellectual researchers and economic.
18:10:47 So an area that is ripe for Economic Development
18:10:51 Overlay and has an added bonus of having a potential
18:10:53 light rail corridor going through this district with a
18:10:58 potential site on 30th Street.
18:11:04 So as I said earlier, the effect of this overlay will
18:11:09 be to encourage redevelopment attract target industries
18:11:12 to this primary employment center.
18:11:14 One of three prime employment centers in the city and
18:11:16 none of the existing land use categories will change
18:11:20 for all the existing entitlements that would be in
18:11:28 Would you have permit-ready developable sites wells
18:11:29 investment criteria.
18:11:31 Two types of development that would be allowed in this
18:11:36 The first is a transit-oriented development employment
18:11:39 center. And this is a relatively high intensity
18:11:42 development within close proximity or walking distance
18:11:43 of transit.
18:11:46 It would support research and office and there would be
18:11:52 secondary retail and residential for this area also.
18:11:57 So the F.A.R. Intensities would be .6 to .25.
18:12:00 Residential would be 12 to 24 units per acre.
18:12:03 As I said earlier, they have to be located adjacent to
18:12:08 -- or very close to a transit station or a bus route or
18:12:10 transit station.
18:12:12 The other type of development that would be suitable
18:12:15 for this area and allowed is the Corporate park.
18:12:19 And that is typically run by a single entity -- managed
18:12:27 by a single entity and spaces for office and directed
18:12:30 at target industries, finance and administration and
18:12:32 limited retail, restaurants.
18:12:36 .7 to .25, and these employment centers you typically
18:12:46 see the higher end toward .25.
18:12:49 Just a quick look at the existing land use map here.
18:12:54 You see there is -- there is -- the light gray is light
18:12:56 That is the predominant land use.
18:12:58 152 acres of that.
18:12:59 There is some Heavy Industrial.
18:13:00 62 acres.
18:13:04 There is also some multifamily units, and about 40
18:13:06 acres of vacant land.
18:13:12 Just to compare that to the existing future land use
18:13:14 categories there, it is mostly dark, Heavy Industrial
18:13:19 with kind of light area that you see is Community Mixed
18:13:22 Use-35 which is currently all developed as residential.
18:13:26 And there is also about 25 acre of vacant lands at the
18:13:32 University of Florida research foundation.
18:13:37 So when we looked at this, we thought that this overlay
18:13:44 would -- policies for urban form and create sufficient
18:13:48 You have jobs, redevelopment.
18:13:51 What is really underutilized property and providing
18:13:55 kind of a competitive edge over an area that is really
18:14:00 has -- it is an epicenter of intellectual capital so
18:14:05 providing a little edge by having an overlay, a green
18:14:07 tech overlay there.
18:14:11 Essential you have a place with the people which is
18:14:14 intellectual capital and good location with potential
18:14:15 for job generation.
18:14:18 It could potentially serve as a model for other
18:14:23 jurisdictions both in the city and the county.
18:14:27 We analyze this overlay for consistency with the
18:14:29 comprehensive plan, and one of the aspects of the
18:14:30 comprehensive plan.
18:14:32 You see the policies before you is to have a livable
18:14:37 city, and developing, for instance, the development,
18:14:42 this area would offer a great opportunity creating
18:14:46 jobs, and you are creating a lifestyle there with jobs,
18:14:51 employment, housing, and Transportation options, so it
18:14:54 is very consistent with chapter 1.
18:14:59 This area also happens to be a mixed use corridor, so
18:15:03 -- with which is an area where you look at a mixed use
18:15:07 corridor as a road area you might be able to transform
18:15:11 from just a roadway to an area that generates jobs and
18:15:15 -- that generates Gods and a mixture of Transportation
18:15:21 So this is also consistent with chapter 3.
18:15:23 Another -- another aspect of the overlay that is
18:15:26 important to note is that it recognizes the importance
18:15:33 of industrial land, key economic generators in the
18:15:38 But not just that, because converts industrial land
18:15:40 into spaces and business incubators which is what this
18:15:42 area does.
18:15:45 We have the University of South Florida.
18:15:46 You have University of South Florida research
18:15:49 foundation, so it is already happening just adding the
18:15:55 overlay helps enhance that.
18:15:59 Finally, in addition to providing permit-ready sites
18:16:05 that are easy to step into, this Green Tech Corridor
18:16:09 overlay looks to have land use policies coupled with
18:16:12 environmental policies which is consistent with Tampa
18:16:15 Comprehensive Plan desire to encourage energy and
18:16:21 resource conservation.
18:16:24 After reviewing these findings, the Planning Commission
18:16:27 did recommend that staff transmit this plan amendment
18:16:29 to the Tampa City Council.
18:16:31 Thank you, that concludes our presentation.
18:16:32 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Any questions?
18:16:44 Any questions?
18:16:47 Anyone from the public -- guess anyone from the public
18:16:52 who wishes to address?
18:16:57 Petitioner -- is there a petitioner?
18:16:58 >> This is --
18:17:00 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Initiated --
18:17:01 >> A transmitted public hearing.
18:17:04 >>GWEN MILLER: Move to close the public hearing.
18:17:06 >> They have to be transmitted separately.
18:17:09 >> Pardon -- the motion would be to --
18:17:11 >>THOMAS SCOTT: All in favor signify by saying aye.
18:17:14 Need a motion to transmit.
18:17:18 >>GWEN MILLER: Make a motion to -- I can make a motion
18:17:19 to transmit 4 and 8.
18:17:20 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Moved and seconded.
18:17:26 Seconded by Councilman Caetano.
18:17:31 Those in favor signify aye.
18:17:34 >> Motion is carried with Miranda being absent ant
18:17:36 voted a Mulhern.
18:17:38 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Go back to item 3.
18:17:40 My understanding that the ordinance did not contain the
18:17:42 accurate legal description.
18:17:44 Is that right.
18:17:46 >> Unfortunately,the ordinance that I transmitted to
18:17:49 you this afternoon did not contain the uses.
18:17:51 They are fully contained in the ordinance within the
18:18:02 body but not in the title so as to avoid technicality
18:18:05 When we get to the end -- you can read it directly from
18:18:08 the agenda.
18:18:12 >>THOMAS SCOTT: If someone would move and read it from
18:18:13 the -- from the agenda.
18:18:16 Eye them in 3.
18:18:17 >> The ordinance.
18:18:20 Instead of amendment, can you just say ordinance.
18:18:24 Adopt the public hearing on an ordinance is the way it
18:18:26 would read.
18:18:29 >>THOMAS SCOTT: So the motion.
18:18:32 >>GWEN MILLER: I said an ordinance, the agenda said an
18:18:34 >>JULIA COLE: It did.
18:18:37 What happened was unfortunately when I did the title I
18:18:40 cut off the ordinance title prior to listing out the
18:18:44 So it failed to include the uses when we read the
18:18:52 I am just asking for to you read it again.
18:18:58 >>GWEN MILLER: So this amended ordinance on amendment
18:19:00 to the Tampa Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use
18:19:02 Element, Future Land Use Map for the property located
18:19:06 in the general vicinity of the Hillsborough River to
18:19:08 the north and west, Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
18:19:11 to the South, and north 15th street, Hillsborough
18:19:13 Avenue, and north 22nd street to the east in the
18:19:16 Seminole Heights area from Residential-10,
18:19:21 Residential-20, Suburban Mixed Use 6, and public/semi
18:19:24 public to community Commercial 35, Community Mixed
18:19:27 Use-35, Residential-20, and Residential-35.
18:19:29 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Moved and seconded.
18:19:31 Seconded by Councilman Stokes.
18:19:33 Those in favor signify by saying aye.
18:19:35 >> Thank you, Council.
18:19:38 >> Motion carried with Mulhern being absent and Miranda
18:19:40 being absent.
18:19:44 Second reading August 26 at 9:30 A.M.
18:19:47 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Item 5.
18:19:49 >>ROSE PETRUCIA: Good evening, Council.
18:19:54 Petrucia, Planning Commission staff.
18:19:59 Plan amendment 10.
18:20:01 A development was developed for all four comprehensive
18:20:06 plans that being Temple Terrace, Tampa and
18:20:08 unincorporated Hillsborough County.
18:20:10 Text amendments to policies of each of these
18:20:12 comprehensive plans have been requested to look at the
18:20:16 timing of the update of the student generation rates
18:20:18 for Hillsborough County public schools.
18:20:21 For Tampa, this text amendment would revise one
18:20:24 particular policy within the Public School Facilities
18:20:30 Element, policy 36.1.3 which currently required the
18:20:34 updating to be reviewed every two years.
18:20:41 In effect, the amendment would allow the flexibility to
18:20:45 utilize the current census information to examine the
18:20:48 data for the student generation rate as opposed to
18:20:52 proceeding in an earlier time frame.
18:20:55 Currently the student generation rate is based on the
18:20:58 2000 census data, and this amendment would allow the
18:21:02 ability to use the 2010 census data for review of that
18:21:03 particular amendment.
18:21:05 This is more of a technical amendment.
18:21:08 It is just cleaning up some of the language.
18:21:12 The Planning Commission did review this on June 28, and
18:21:13 recommended approval.
18:21:17 And, a again, this public hearing is for purposes of
18:21:18 transmittal to the state.
18:21:19 Thank you.
18:21:19 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Thank you.
18:21:20 Any questions.
18:21:23 Anyone from the public wish to address Council on item
18:21:26 >>GWEN MILLER: Move to close.
18:21:29 >>THOMAS SCOTT: All in favor signify by saying aye.
18:21:31 Motion to transmit.
18:21:33 >>GWEN MILLER: I make a motion to transmit item number
18:21:36 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Second.
18:21:37 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Moved and seconded.
18:21:40 Second by Councilwoman capin.
18:21:43 All in favor signify by aye.
18:21:47 >> Motion carries with Mulhern being absent and Miranda
18:21:49 being absent at rote.
18:21:52 >>THOMAS SCOTT: item number 6.
18:21:57 >>ROSE PETRUCIA: Rose Petrucia, Planning Commission
18:21:59 This was issued by the City of Tampa.
18:22:02 There is a Transportation concurrency exception area
18:22:06 for the city and it lies and affects the area the city
18:22:12 South of Fletcher Avenue the Florida legislature passed
18:22:16 Senate Bill 360 last year in 2009 which among other
18:22:19 things established criteria for dense urban land areas
18:22:23 which would exempt areas from requirement of state
18:22:25 mandated Transportation concurrency.
18:22:28 The City of Tampa as part of this amendment is looking
18:22:33 to expand the Transportation concurrency area to
18:22:34 include the entire City of Tampa.
18:22:38 Additionally, this amendment is also looking at
18:22:41 including some additional policies to the Mobility
18:22:46 Element to really look at strategies for encouraging
18:22:50 and enhancing mobility options for the city.
18:22:54 In addition, there is a policy change to some of the
18:22:55 capital improvement elements.
18:23:00 Again, to be more consistent with mobility options.
18:23:04 City of -- the Planning Commission did review this
18:23:07 amendment June 28 and recommended approval and found it
18:23:10 consistent with the comprehensive plan.
18:23:17 Randy Goers was instrumental in carrying this
18:23:19 particular amendment and I believe he may want to say
18:23:21 some things recording this as well.
18:23:22 Thank you.
18:23:25 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Thank you.
18:23:28 >> City Land Development Coordination.
18:23:31 We are responding to two requirements of the state law
18:23:32 when it was passed.
18:23:36 One of them was, Senate Bill 360 designated the City of
18:23:41 Tampa as a dense urban land area nicknamed DULA for the
18:23:45 acronyms and then those dense urban land areas for the
18:23:49 state mandated requirements of concurrency.
18:23:51 With this plan amendment, what we are doing is
18:23:56 recognizing that change in law by extending the
18:23:58 Transportation concurrency exception areas to the
18:24:00 entire city limits.
18:24:04 That basically extended extend up to new Tampa.
18:24:07 All but 40 acres of new Tampa are already regulated
18:24:15 under existing DRIs, development agreements or zonings.
18:24:18 We put a policy in the plan that those agreements stay
18:24:22 in effect unless they are mutually agreed upon with the
18:24:24 All of the requirements approved with the development
18:24:27 that is there stay in effect and won't change unless
18:24:30 the city and the developer agree to make those changes.
18:24:34 So only affecting approximately, I think last year I
18:24:38 think it is about 300 acres in the -- in the city.
18:24:42 There is -- there is a 40-acre site within new Tampa I
18:24:46 think along Bruce B. downs and the 300 acres that we
18:24:50 annexed a couple of years ago that will be affected by
18:24:53 this plan amendment.
18:24:55 Will be regulated by the procedures that we are putting
18:24:59 in place, which have come before Council in our
18:25:02 workshops that will then be adopted after this plan
18:25:04 amendment, the second part of the requirement was to
18:25:08 demonstrate that we had a plan to fund and plan for
18:25:13 All local governments have to submit that for a
18:25:16 strategy for a mobility by 2012, I believe.
18:25:19 The long-range Transportation plan that the MPO
18:25:21 finished has recently been approved.
18:25:25 Our comp plan has recently been updated, so we are
18:25:28 moving forward to bringing those -- the mobility
18:25:30 strategy into our plan.
18:25:33 So basically we are saying we are recognizing the MPO's
18:25:38 Long-Range Transportation Plan as the -- the city's
18:25:40 Long-Range Transportation Plan and we have put policies
18:25:44 in the capital improvements to begin looking toward
18:25:46 funding that implementation of the plan.
18:25:49 Basically those are the requirements of the plan
18:25:52 There is a lot of material here that is mostly
18:25:54 documentation to the state that we do have the plan in
18:25:56 place that there are strategies in place.
18:25:59 I think we are change being 15 different policies.
18:26:03 One of them extending the TCA, the rest about
18:26:06 coordination and implementation of the MPO's long-range
18:26:09 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Any questions?
18:26:11 Flint public wish to address Council?
18:26:12 Anyone from the public?
18:26:14 >>GWEN MILLER: Move to close.
18:26:15 >> Second.
18:26:17 >>THOMAS SCOTT: All in favor signify by saying aye.
18:26:18 Need a motion to transmit.
18:26:21 >>GWEN MILLER: Move to transmit.
18:26:22 >> Second.
18:26:23 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Moved and seconded.
18:26:29 Seconded by Councilman Caetano.
18:26:34 >> Motion carries with Mulhern and Miranda being absent
18:26:35 at vote.
18:26:40 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Take up item 7 and 9.
18:26:44 40th Street Corridor Community Vision Plan.
18:26:46 >>TONY GARCIA: Thank you Mr. Chairman, members of
18:26:49 Council, Tony Garcia, Planning Commission staff, one
18:26:51 more time this evening.
18:26:53 The final couple of plan amendments for you for your
18:26:56 transmit appear.
18:26:58 A pretty good time.
18:27:01 What we have before you are two plan amendments, a text
18:27:02 amendment and a plan amendment.
18:27:03 I know you like that.
18:27:05 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Oh, yeah.
18:27:07 Almost on target.
18:27:12 >>TONY GARCIA: Way ahead of schedule.
18:27:17 Pa 10-10 and 11, the 40th street Vision Plan.
18:27:23 This is part of the Tampa March 2010 cycle of the Tampa
18:27:27 pa 10-10 is the planning area that will basically be
18:27:29 the text amendment and similar things.
18:27:33 This is the next one right after we did the Seminole
18:27:36 Heights, but this still has to be transmitted to the
18:27:38 state for a regional review.
18:27:40 Here is the general location of this particular site
18:27:40 for you.
18:27:43 Street is going to be north of Hillsborough Avenue.
18:27:45 It is going to go all the way up to Busch.
18:27:48 So I will show you a couple of maps on that.
18:27:55 Anyway, first part, PA 10-10, the Vision Plan, the
18:27:59 document is located in the University district and part
18:28:01 of the form-based community planning evident.
18:28:04 Again to create the objectives and policies to capture
18:28:11 the essence of the Vision Plan.
18:28:13 Here a boundary that shows you basically the planning
18:28:17 area used, Busch Boulevard the north, 22nd street to
18:28:19 the west, Hillsborough Avenue to the South.
18:28:21 And then we have the City of Tampa boundaries right
18:28:23 over here.
18:28:27 And 43rd street right there.
18:28:30 I have to take my glasses off to read it.
18:28:32 Again -- let me go back real quick.
18:28:33 What is interesting about this again the Hillsborough
18:28:37 River factors here just like it did with the Seminole
18:28:38 Heights one.
18:28:46 Can't get that -- one of our best access.
18:28:49 Anyway, I want to briefly tell you and give you the
18:28:52 vision statement essence so you can see how we crafted
18:28:56 the policies, the vision statement talks about building
18:28:59 a safe, neighborhood that provides with a sense of
18:29:03 The focus on pedestrians as a priority to provide
18:29:06 adequate sidewalks, bicycle lines and traffic-calming
18:29:11 Supports surround neighborhoods at a scale appropriate
18:29:12 for the surrounding area.
18:29:15 We know 40th street has been widened.
18:29:17 Some Commercial properties that were actually there,
18:29:20 and now this going to get Commercial entitlements back
18:29:23 to these properties and hopefully come back and be more
18:29:28 This is to protect and enhance the single-family area
18:29:32 which I want to show you the land use map, the
18:29:36 principles to.
18:29:40 Improve the street lighting on the major corridors,
18:29:43 develop a variety of traffic-calming designs and you
18:29:46 will have traffic circles for traffic calming that will
18:29:49 be complimentary for the overall planning vision and
18:29:51 the promotion of clean design standards into the
18:29:54 form-based code when it comes up and ensure adequate
18:29:57 buffering and protection to those residential uses that
18:30:01 are immediately adjacent to 40th street and the
18:30:01 Commercial properties.
18:30:04 This is the second half.
18:30:09 Tampa Comprehensive Plan amendment pa 10-11.
18:30:11 The land use changes we are going to do.
18:30:13 A lot more modest than Seminole Heights.
18:30:17 To change the Future Land Use Map designation for 33.34
18:30:20 acres of land within the street planning areas.
18:30:22 We have three designations.
18:30:25 Residential-10, Residential-20, and Residential-35, and
18:30:28 they will all be going to Community Mixed Use-35.
18:30:31 So all to the same St. Louis designation.
18:30:35 90% -- probably 95% of all these uses are situated
18:30:39 along 40th street the prime corridor that bifurcates
18:30:40 this particular planning area.
18:30:41 So here it is.
18:30:44 Here is the Future Land Use Map, the orange colors
18:30:46 predominantly Residential-10.
18:30:48 40th street and these colors right here.
18:30:53 This is Residential-20 and this is Residential-10 down
18:30:58 These are outlined in that bold color, and couple of
18:31:02 parcels up along Busch boulevard that will be changed
18:31:04 and the new map is going to look like this.
18:31:07 So all those colors are going to go to that pink color,
18:31:08 the CMU-35.
18:31:11 So basically everything will go to CMU-35 which will
18:31:13 give you more of a continuity and an opportunity for
18:31:19 redevelopment opportunities for the greater 40th street
18:31:22 planning area.
18:31:24 As it relates to the comprehensive plan, the 40th
18:31:26 Street Corridor is identified in the city's
18:31:29 comprehensive plan as a mixed use corridor village.
18:31:31 The function is to transform major street corridors
18:31:35 into a broader mix of land uses both horizontal and
18:31:41 Mixed use creates new housing and job opportunities and
18:31:45 pedestrian settings and streetscapes, shopping
18:31:47 opportunities and transit services for the community.
18:31:49 Anybody know what this new place is on 40th street?
18:31:58 Come on, I know somebody knows.
18:31:59 It is most excellent.
18:32:04 A very, very nice establishment.
18:32:05 >> Get there for lunch.
18:32:07 >>TONY GARCIA: As often as I can.
18:32:09 As often as my diet allows me to.
18:32:13 The effect of this map amendment is to increase
18:32:16 economic activity within the 40th street planning area
18:32:18 to provide more opportunities in the use of land by
18:32:20 property owners in this map amendment.
18:32:22 This could potentially be something on the traffic
18:32:24 circle right over here.
18:32:30 40th street Vision Plan consistency consistent that
18:32:33 talks about community efforts created through
18:32:36 form-based codes and specifically mentions 40th street
18:32:39 as it did in Seminole Heights, as far as specific areas
18:32:40 that they want to go ahead.
18:32:45 The city wants to go ahead and focus comprehensive
18:32:47 community planning efforts through form-based codes and
18:32:50 also create very specific Vision Plans which I have
18:32:57 just shown to you transform major corridors and so
18:32:59 Planning Commission accepted staff's recommendation
18:33:01 finding that the request was Kent.
18:33:04 So we are forwarding to you for transmittal for state
18:33:06 and regional review the Planning Commission
18:33:10 recommendation to find this consistent and forward this
18:33:13 on to DCA for review.
18:33:21 >>THOMAS SCOTT: 7 and 9.
18:33:23 >>TONY GARCIA: Yes, sir.
18:33:24 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Anyone from the public.
18:33:27 >> Thank you, Catherine Coyle, Land Development.
18:33:29 I would be remiss if I didn't say just a couple of
18:33:31 words about the participants and the process.
18:33:34 And this process went significantly faster than
18:33:35 Seminole Heights.
18:33:38 Seminole Heights was the initial tem station project.
18:33:40 Now that we have got the process locked down and the
18:33:42 steps that we have to take, this -- this took probably
18:33:45 about 6 to 7 months to get through this stage as
18:33:48 opposed to two years.
18:33:49 So --
18:33:51 >>GWEN MILLER: You got it down.
18:33:53 >> I have to say wasn't just the staff or wasn't just
18:33:54 the Planning Commission and all the agencies we worked
18:33:57 with, the community we worked with out in that area was
18:34:02 There is such camaraderie amongst those neighborhood
18:34:04 associations, and we attended several of the
18:34:06 neighborhood association meetings.
18:34:07 They provide food.
18:34:08 They sing.
18:34:09 They play.
18:34:12 It is an amazing experience.
18:34:14 I am -- just talking about it.
18:34:16 North and South of the river.
18:34:18 They have an amazing community out there.
18:34:21 I am very excited and very pleased to have worked with
18:34:22 I am happy to present this.
18:34:25 And I hope to show you the full dog and pony show at
18:34:28 the adoption hearing and hope to have many of them here
18:34:28 for that.
18:34:32 Thank you.
18:34:34 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Oh yeah.
18:34:39 >>GWEN MILLER: Close the public hearing.
18:34:39 >> Second.
18:34:42 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Anyone from the public want to speak?
18:34:44 Flint public want to speak.
18:34:46 >> Okay, all right, moved and seconded.
18:34:50 All in favor signify by saying aye.
18:34:54 >>GWEN MILLER: Move to transmit items 7 and 9.
18:34:55 >> Second.
18:34:56 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Moved and seconded.
18:34:59 All in favor signify by saying aye.
18:35:03 >> Motion carries with Mulhern being absent and Miranda
18:35:06 being absent at vote.
18:35:09 >>GWEN MILLER: Move to receive and file.
18:35:10 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Moved and seconded.
18:35:13 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Mr. Chairman I have something --
18:35:15 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Opposed?
18:35:16 New business?
18:35:18 New business?
18:35:22 Any new business?
18:35:31 >>GWEN MILLER: Die for lack of second.
18:35:36 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Okay.
18:35:37 Anything else?
18:35:40 Anything else?
18:35:43 Y'all did a good job tonight.
18:35:44 Thank you very much.
18:35:45 We stand adjourned.
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