TAMPA CITY COUNCIL
Thursday, October 14, 2010
5:01 p.m. session
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17:03:39 [Roll Call Taken]
17:03:42 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Chairman, move to open Items 1
17:03:43 through 8.
17:03:45 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Second?
17:03:46 >> Second.
17:03:47 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Moved and seconded.
17:03:51 All in favor signify by saying aye.
17:03:54 Before we move forward, we have a memoranda from
17:04:00 Councilwoman Capin who is leaving early at 8 p.m. due to
17:04:02 a scheduling conflict, I believe.
17:04:03 Clerk, do you have a copy of it?
17:04:05 You have a copy?
17:04:05 All right.
17:04:09 We will take up Item 5 first.
17:04:10 Mr. Garcia.
17:04:14 Is Mr. Garcia here?
17:04:19 He has asked that we take up Item Number 5 -- I saw Mr.
17:04:21 Griffin moving forward.
17:04:22 >>TONY GARCIA: Did you call my name?
17:04:24 Tony Garcia, Planning Commission staff.
17:04:29 Thank you for calling me, but I will gladly yield the
17:04:32 podium to Mr. Griffin.
17:04:34 >>THOMAS SCOTT: You had a request to go forward but
17:04:41 >> Stephen Griffin, Planning Commission staff.
17:04:49 Number 5 is your annual update that will include the
17:04:51 schedule of projects that Council adopted in September
17:04:53 21, 2010.
17:04:57 This is required by state statute to update the Capital
17:04:58 Improvement Element.
17:05:00 It did go before the Planning Commission this past
17:05:06 Monday October 11 and the Planning Commission
17:05:09 recommended to the City Council that it is consistent
17:05:10 with the comprehensive plan.
17:05:12 We are here to answer any questions if you have them.
17:05:14 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Anyone have any questions?
17:05:15 This is a public hearing.
17:05:18 Anyone from the public wish to address Council on Item
17:05:21 Item 5?
17:05:23 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Move to --
17:05:25 >>GWEN MILLER: Move to close.
17:05:26 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Second.
17:05:28 >>THOMAS SCOTT: All in favor signify by saying aye.
17:05:33 We need to move this tonight, right?
17:05:34 Mr. Miranda?
17:05:40 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Mr. Chairman, move an ordinance
17:05:43 amending the Tampa Comprehensive Plan Improvement
17:05:48 Element for Fiscal Year 2011 to Fiscal Year 2016
17:05:53 providing for all ordinances and conflict providing for
17:05:56 severability, providing for an effective date.
17:05:57 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Is there a second?
17:05:58 >> Second.
17:05:59 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Moved and seconded.
17:06:02 Seconded by Councilman Caetano.
17:06:05 All in favor signify by saying aye.
17:06:11 >> Motion carries unanimously.
17:06:15 Second reading October 8 at 10:30 A.M.
17:06:16 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Next item.
17:06:18 Item 2.
17:06:24 Item 1, sorry.
17:06:28 >> Councilmembers, Item 1 and Item 7 are related.
17:06:32 They are both plan amendments relating to the Tampa
17:06:33 Green Tech Corridor.
17:06:40 The Item 1 is the actual text amendment and Item 7 is
17:06:41 the map amendment.
17:06:44 Again these were heard by the Planning Commission on
17:06:48 June 28, and the Planning Commission found them
17:06:50 consistent with the comprehensive plan.
17:06:53 There were some comments from state reviewing agencies,
17:06:58 and we have Mr. Randy Goers from the Tampa staff to
17:07:04 reduce those items.
17:07:06 >> Randy Goers, City Land Development Coordination
17:07:10 Just to familiarize yourself, this is the area that is
17:07:13 affected by the Economic Development Overlay, the area
17:07:16 just South of USF.
17:07:19 And, again, the purpose of the plan amendment is to
17:07:22 create an option for property owners that come in if
17:07:25 they meet certain green standards or performance
17:07:28 criteria where they can get a bonus incentive.
17:07:32 In the plan amendment, the actual bonus incentive wasn't
17:07:36 The Department of Community Affairs asked us to
17:07:38 establish in the policy what that maximum would be.
17:07:41 So we modified one of the policies to make it a maximum
17:07:46 F.A.R. of 3 and no more than 24 dwelling units for those
17:07:50 that have the residential as an accompanying use.
17:07:53 There are other questions from FDOT, Department of
17:07:55 Transportation, Department of Community Affairs asking
17:08:00 for more information on the impact on the level of
17:08:04 We provided that in the data analysis section.
17:08:08 We felt we addressed the questions at DCA and the other
17:08:11 agencies have provided and provided you with an amended
17:08:16 set of policies.
17:08:21 >>CURTIS STOKES: Mr. Goers, I have a question regarding
17:08:24 the green standards -- the only reason we did not
17:08:26 include the enterprise zones in that?
17:08:29 >> Well, this was the area of the Tampa Industrial Park
17:08:33 area, so it was really an amendment for this area where
17:08:39 the industrial land use were predominantly located to
17:08:42 protect those industrial uses for the areas for the
17:08:46 To my knowledge, I don't know if there was any
17:08:49 discussion for any areas outside of this area.
17:08:52 It was primarily for the area where the industrial lands
17:08:55 were under potential threat of redevelopment in the
17:08:58 >>CURTIS STOKES: Is it possible to include the
17:09:01 enterprise zones to that in the future?
17:09:04 >> It can be looked at in the future for potential
17:09:09 I believe -- the Planning Commission will be looking at
17:09:12 the evaluation and appraisal report and the update of
17:09:14 the comprehensive plan in the next couple of years, so
17:09:18 it could be incorporate in that, or if the Council
17:09:20 wishes, they could ask the Planning Commission to look
17:09:21 at it.
17:09:24 >>CURTIS STOKES: Could I ask that -- Mr. Chair, can I
17:09:27 ask that the Planning Commission add in the enterprise
17:09:33 zones in what you are doing?
17:09:35 >> It would be a motion by Council to do that.
17:09:36 >>CURTIS STOKES: Make a motion --
17:09:38 >> If we can finish this item up.
17:09:40 >>THOMAS SCOTT: We probably need to finish the whole
17:09:42 thing and then make motions, I guess.
17:09:45 That has been our process, I believe.
17:09:47 I will just make a note.
17:09:57 Anyone from the public?
17:09:58 On Item 1 and 7.
17:10:01 Item 1 and 7, anyone from the public?
17:10:02 >>GWEN MILLER: Move to close.
17:10:05 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Mr. Chairman, what effect does
17:10:12 this have on this area?
17:10:14 >> The plan amendment does not remove any existing
17:10:17 entitlements that the property owner has but provides an
17:10:21 additional option for increased intensity if the
17:10:24 property owner chooses to take advantage of -- for the
17:10:27 targeted industry that is outlined in the text.
17:10:33 The main point of it was to provide opportunities for
17:10:38 high-tech increase for jobs in that area given that its
17:10:42 location is close to University of South Florida.
17:10:48 It would help spur collaboration and spin-off businesses
17:10:49 that would come out of the University of South Florida
17:10:53 So the existing property owners keep their entitlements.
17:10:55 We don't change anybody's zoning.
17:10:57 We don't change anybody's land use.
17:11:00 We just provide an additional option for increased
17:11:05 intensity if they choose to use it for those targeted
17:11:07 industries in the plan.
17:11:08 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: No one is compelled --
17:11:09 >> No one is compelled.
17:11:11 An additional option if they choose to take.
17:11:12 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Thank you.
17:11:15 >>GWEN MILLER: Move to close.
17:11:15 >> Second.
17:11:17 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Moved and seconded.
17:11:20 All in favor signify by saying aye.
17:11:23 The ordinance.
17:11:29 Councilman Stokes, do you want to read the ordinance?
17:11:31 >>CURTIS STOKES: Move an ordinance of first adoption,
17:11:34 an ordinance amending the Tampa Comprehensive Plan to
17:11:36 establish an Economic Development Overlay associated
17:11:40 with the Green Tech Corridor that enables development of
17:11:44 targeted industries in selected areas of Tampa provided
17:11:48 of ordinances, provided for severability for an
17:11:49 effective date.
17:11:50 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Moved and seconded.
17:11:53 Seconded by Councilwoman Mulhern.
17:11:56 Those in favor signify by saying aye.
17:11:59 >> Motion carries unanimously second reading and
17:12:02 adoption at October 28 at 10:30 A.M.
17:12:04 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Item 7, do you have an ordinance for
17:12:11 Councilwoman Mulhern.
17:12:14 >>MARY MULHERN: Mr. Chairman, I move an ordinance
17:12:17 amending the Tampa Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use
17:12:22 Map to designate the economic overlay in the general
17:12:27 vicinity of University of Florida, Bougainvillea, 30th
17:12:32 Street, 46th Street, 50th Street, and McKinley Drive,
17:12:35 providing for severability and providing an effective
17:12:38 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Moved and seconded by Councilman
17:12:42 >> Motion carries unanimously.
17:12:46 Second reading and adoption October 28 at 10:30 A.M.
17:12:52 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Item 2?
17:12:54 >> Councilmembers, this is a text amendment to the
17:12:57 public schools facility element.
17:13:01 This amendment is to modify with regard to when the
17:13:05 student generation rate would with be modified.
17:13:08 It is to remove the two-year requirement.
17:13:11 This requirement would not provide the school board with
17:13:17 the most up-to-date population data because it would not
17:13:21 take into account the 2010 census.
17:13:24 So we are modifying this policy to allow the school
17:13:26 board to have more flexibility when it does provide
17:13:28 opportunity to update the student generation rate so
17:13:32 they can use the best available data.
17:13:33 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Okay.
17:13:36 Anyone from the public wish to address Council on Item
17:13:38 Anyone from the public?
17:13:40 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Move to close.
17:13:40 >> Second.
17:13:41 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Moved and seconded.
17:13:46 All in favor signify by saying aye.
17:13:49 Councilwoman, do you want to read the ordinance.
17:13:51 >>GWEN MILLER: Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
17:13:54 An amendment for the comprehensive plan school facility
17:13:58 element for objective related to student generation rate
17:14:03 providing for the severability and providing for an
17:14:04 effective date.
17:14:05 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Moved and seconded.
17:14:08 Seconded by Councilwoman Capin.
17:14:10 All in favor, opposed.
17:14:12 >> Motion carries unanimously.
17:14:16 Second reading and adoption October 28 at 10:30 A.M.
17:14:23 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Item 3.
17:14:26 >> Councilmembers, this, again, is a text amendment to
17:14:27 the Mobility Element.
17:14:30 This text amendment is being made by the City of Tampa
17:14:36 to take into account the options under Senate Bill 360
17:14:42 with regard to the mobility policies and with regard to
17:14:44 the transportation in the exception area.
17:14:46 The Planning Commission did find this consistent with
17:14:49 the comprehensive plan; however, there were some
17:14:51 comments from the state reviewing agencies.
17:14:57 And I have him address those to you.
17:15:00 >> Randy Goers, Land Development Coordination.
17:15:03 The purpose of this plan amendment was to meet the
17:15:05 requirements of Senate Bill 360 when it was passed that
17:15:08 would have allowed us to expand the Transportation
17:15:12 Concurrency Exception Area to coincide with the entire
17:15:15 city boundary as was -- was established in the Senate
17:15:17 Bill 360, excuse me.
17:15:20 And to adopt a mobility plan, a mobility strategy for
17:15:21 moving forward.
17:15:24 As you may know, Senate Bill 360 was found
17:15:32 unConstitutional by, I think, the Leon Circuit Court.
17:15:36 Shortly thereafter -- DCA objected to this plan
17:15:39 amendment on the basis of that finding by the Circuit
17:15:45 Shortly thereafter, it was appealed and DCA then
17:15:49 published a ruling that said Senate Bill 360 is in
17:15:53 effect until -- under the original provisions throughout
17:15:55 the duration of the -- of the appeal.
17:16:01 So the -- the DCA's objection basically went away
17:16:04 because Senate Bill 360 is in effect; however, there is
17:16:07 still an appeal and we don't know what the outcome of
17:16:08 that appeal is going to be.
17:16:13 The city staff is advocating that we take some caution
17:16:15 in this proposed plan amendment.
17:16:18 We are recommending that we withdraw the provision that
17:16:21 said we were going to expand the TCA or the Currency
17:16:24 Exception Area throughout the entire city.
17:16:27 Concurrency provision remains in effect in New Tampa.
17:16:31 The TCA stays the same as it is today.
17:16:33 But we do want to adopt the policies that are
17:16:36 established on mobility strategy, because those are
17:16:40 policies which are sound for moving forward to make sure
17:16:43 that our mobility is preserved.
17:16:47 So with our changes, we withdraw the amendment -- the --
17:16:51 draw the amendments to Policy 46.41 which would have
17:16:52 extended the TCA.
17:16:55 We modified one of the policies that talked about the
17:17:01 provisions in Tampa remaining in effect unless mutually
17:17:02 agreed upon.
17:17:04 They stay in effect as they are today.
17:17:06 There is a question about a negotiation afterwards
17:17:09 because of a change in the law and we want to keep the
17:17:11 policies for the mobility strategy.
17:17:13 If there are any questions, I will be happy to answer
17:17:14 those questions.
17:17:18 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Any questions by Council?
17:17:22 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Move to close --
17:17:24 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Comments?
17:17:26 Anyone from the public wish to address Council?
17:17:28 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Move to close.
17:17:28 >> Second.
17:17:30 >>THOMAS SCOTT: My question is, on this -- we are
17:17:32 amending the language or section, is that right?
17:17:33 We are doing that tonight?
17:17:35 >> Yes.
17:17:36 >>THOMAS SCOTT: All right, okay.
17:17:38 So that has already been drafted?
17:17:39 >> Yes.
17:17:40 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Just wanted to make sure.
17:17:41 Motion to close.
17:17:43 All in favor signify by saying aye.
17:17:48 Councilman Caetano, do you have the ordinance?
17:17:51 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Thank you.
17:17:53 An ordinance amending the Tampa Comprehensive Plan
17:17:58 Mobility and Capital Improvements Element to modify and
17:18:01 add objectives and policies related to Transportation
17:18:05 concurrency and strategies for mobility providing for
17:18:09 repeal of all ordinance in conflict, providing for
17:18:13 severability, providing an effective date.
17:18:15 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Moved and seconded.
17:18:17 Seconded by Councilman Miranda.
17:18:20 All in favor signify by saying aye.
17:18:24 >> Motion carries unanimously.
17:18:27 Second reading on October 28 at 10:30 A.M.
17:18:31 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Item 4.
17:18:35 >> Councilmembers, Item 4 and Item 8 are related dealing
17:18:40 with the 40th Street planning area.
17:18:44 The first part of the amendment is the text amendment
17:18:47 for the 40th Street planning area.
17:18:52 It is a continuation of the city's form-based codes for
17:18:56 community planning, and this text amendment would create
17:18:59 objectives and policies related to the vision plan that
17:19:04 was adopted for the 40th Street planning area.
17:19:07 Just to give you an idea of the area that we are talking
17:19:12 about, the area that is outlined in the fuchsia color is
17:19:17 the 40th Street planning area.
17:19:23 The second part of this amendment is the map amendment.
17:19:26 This amendment is to change approximately 33 acre notice
17:19:31 40th Street planning area to a mixed use land use
17:19:34 category, CMU-12.
17:19:38 This opportunity allows for property owners to take
17:19:41 advantage of the improvements along 40th Street
17:19:46 providing them opportunities for Commercial development
17:19:51 and higher density residential development that will
17:19:54 complement the 40th Street planning area and the vision
17:20:01 and the guiding principles of that document.
17:20:03 This just shows you what it will look like after the
17:20:06 proposed plan amendment comes into effect.
17:20:08 Again, this is a map amendment that would change
17:20:12 approximately 33 acres along the 40th Street corridor.
17:20:14 The Planning Commission did hear this, and they found
17:20:16 both of these, the text and the map amendment,
17:20:18 consistent with the comprehensive plan.
17:20:21 There were no comments from the state reviewing agencies
17:20:33 on this map and text amendment.
17:20:37 >> Randy Goers, Land Development Coordination.
17:20:39 I want to make one comment on the land amount.
17:20:42 The review at the state and regional level went very
17:20:48 There weren't any negative comments a groundwork of the
17:20:50 Seminole Heights plan amendment plan that went through
17:20:53 that helped the staff to understand how to process these
17:20:59 plan amendments and also the work of Cathy Coyle and the
17:21:01 neighborhood that produced these amendments.
17:21:03 I wanted to make sure that right now very simple
17:21:05 adoption and everything wept through smoothly, but
17:21:09 really a result of all the work that the neighborhoods
17:21:11 and staff put in the plan amendment.
17:21:13 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Anyone from the public wish to address
17:21:16 Council on Item 4 and 8?
17:21:19 4 and 8?
17:21:19 >> Second.
17:21:20 >> Second.
17:21:21 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Moved and seconded.
17:21:26 All in favor, opposed?
17:21:28 Item 4.
17:21:30 >>CURTIS STOKES: Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
17:21:33 The ordinance amending the Tampa Comprehensive Plan to
17:21:37 add goals, objectives and policies for establishing the
17:21:39 40th Street corridor Community Vision Plan for all
17:21:41 ordinances in conflict provided for severability,
17:21:44 providing an effective date.
17:21:45 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Moved and seconded.
17:21:47 Seconded by Councilman Miranda.
17:21:49 All in favor signify by saying aye.
17:21:53 Item 8.
17:21:58 Councilwoman Mulhern, do you want to read it?
17:21:59 >>MARY MULHERN: Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
17:22:01 I move an ordinance amending the Tampa Comprehensive
17:22:06 Plan, Future Land Use Element, generally -- Future Land
17:22:09 Use Map general will he bounded by Busch Boulevard on
17:22:12 the north, 22nd street on the west, Hillsborough Avenue
17:22:15 on the south, and Tampa city limits on the east from
17:22:18 Residential-10, Residential-20 and Residential-35 to
17:22:21 Community Mixed Use-35 providing for a repeal of
17:22:24 ordinances, providing for severabilities, providing for
17:22:28 an effective date.
17:22:29 >> Moved.
17:22:29 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Second.
17:22:32 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Seconded by Councilman Miranda.
17:22:34 >> Motion is carried.
17:22:37 Second reading and adoption on Items 4 and 8 will be on
17:22:43 October 28 at 10:30 A.M.
17:22:45 >> Councilmembers, your final plan amendment this
17:22:48 evening is a privately initiated plan amendment.
17:22:53 It is a map amendment to change the land use category
17:22:57 and approximately 12 acres from the current designation
17:23:01 of Heavy Industrial to Residential Mixed Use-100.
17:23:05 A regular scale plan amendment, the plan amendment is
17:23:08 located in your central Tampa planning district.
17:23:11 And you can see where the red arrow is showing its
17:23:20 location on Adamo Drive and 50th Street.
17:23:25 Additionally, the plan amendment is located within the
17:23:31 core activity center that you can see on your Elmo.
17:23:34 The effect of this map amendment would be to change the
17:23:36 land use category to a mixed-use category from its
17:23:39 current industrial category.
17:23:45 This would introduce uses that are more synonymous of
17:23:48 mixed uses, commercial, residential, but it does not
17:23:51 allow any more industrial use on the property.
17:23:55 It also takes it to a category that was more synonymous
17:23:57 with an urban or city form.
17:24:02 The Regional Mixed Use-100 as you know is a very intense
17:24:03 land use category allowing for Commercial, professional
17:24:06 office, and residential development.
17:24:08 Somewhat out of character with the industrial uses that
17:24:14 are along this important corridor.
17:24:17 Just to give you an idea, this is the plan amendment
17:24:24 site specifically.
17:24:26 This will be the plan amendment site with the proposed
17:24:36 Regional Mixed Use-100.
17:24:38 The Planning Commission did review this and found it
17:24:40 inconsistent with the comprehensive plan.
17:24:42 Additional comments from state reviewing agencies not in
17:24:44 favor of this plan amendment.
17:24:47 They did object to it from the Tampa bay regional
17:24:54 planning Council, along with the port short.
17:24:58 Mr. Randy Goers may have additional comments from the
17:25:03 city staff with regard to this plan amendment.
17:25:06 >> Randy Goers, Land Development Coordination division.
17:25:08 It was transmitted to the state agencies, the Department
17:25:10 of Community Affairs did not comment.
17:25:13 In our conversations with them, they indicated it was
17:25:15 purely a local issue.
17:25:19 This plan amendment did address a critical state concern
17:25:23 because of their -- the stress of dealing with a number
17:25:26 plan amendments and only dealing with the issues that
17:25:29 affect the critical state concerns so it is a local
17:25:32 issue, something for the City of Tampa to decide.
17:25:38 The Department of Transportation indicated conflict with
17:25:41 traffic along with the corridors.
17:25:46 They cited the inconsistency of the port master plan,
17:25:50 and the -- again, just the traffic issue in the area.
17:25:53 The -- the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council said it
17:25:55 was inconsistent with the state regional policy plan.
17:26:00 They raised inconsistencies with the port master plan.
17:26:03 They questioned the -- the introduction of a residential
17:26:05 plan category in a predominantly residential area and
17:26:08 cited the incompatibility of land uses.
17:26:12 The department of state objective and on some
17:26:15 preservation of the historical architectural resources
17:26:18 and had a policy in the plan that assured that.
17:26:22 The city staff is still advocating or still objecting to
17:26:26 the plan amendment based on two or three key principles.
17:26:29 The first being that the plan category itself was not
17:26:31 the most appropriate plan category for what the property
17:26:33 owner is requesting.
17:26:37 In his petition, -- the petitioner is asking to do an
17:26:39 office Commercial development.
17:26:44 It doesn't need a residential plan category to do that.
17:26:46 He can do that with the existing plan category.
17:26:48 If you look at where the residential mixed use plan
17:26:54 category is going, it is going to the center of a quite
17:26:56 a bit of industrial plan category.
17:27:00 It is introducing a plan category which is inconsistent
17:27:01 to the character.
17:27:03 We are not opposed to the development that the property
17:27:04 owner is suggesting.
17:27:06 The idea of a Commercial development in that area is
17:27:09 appropriate with the land use category.
17:27:11 We are objecting to the land use category being placed
17:27:15 We are advocating that the property owner just move
17:27:18 forward with a -- with his petition on that site given
17:27:23 the existing plan category and come in under that
17:27:25 category as opposed to changing it.
17:27:28 The comp plan does have a provision that was put in
17:27:34 during the update which talked about how we review plan
17:27:37 amendments in certain areas.
17:27:41 And it is in the report, but I can put it out there.
17:27:49 literal -- it has three parts to it.
17:27:56 This is on page 498 of the Tampa Comprehensive Plan.
17:27:59 Basically says when a plan amendment map request, that
17:28:02 we need to look at -- at these three criteria before we
17:28:05 can move forward on it or at least move forward
17:28:10 Question is, is there a land use category -- a land use
17:28:13 of similar density or intensity located on one side of
17:28:15 the subject parcel.
17:28:17 In this case there isn't.
17:28:21 It is isolated by other industrial plan categories.
17:28:25 There is no designated primary transit corridor within
17:28:27 the walking distance that is placed there.
17:28:31 What this means when you read the polls as a City
17:28:36 Council can determine whether or not this parcel or plan
17:28:38 category is appropriate.
17:28:42 If it meets what -- or stock exchange appropriate, if it
17:28:43 meets those conditions.
17:28:49 If it doesn't meet those conditions.
17:28:51 So in the event it doesn't meet those conditions and
17:28:56 City Council may deny this plan amendment request or
17:28:58 request the Planning Commission to generate -- or
17:29:04 recommend a different plan category.
17:29:07 You can recommend moving forward to adopt this plan
17:29:10 category, but if you do so you need to look at the
17:29:13 existing plan category and make a finding that it is no
17:29:14 longer of any benefit.
17:29:18 That is purely a decision that Council has to make, but
17:29:21 in our opinion, the plan category does have a benefit.
17:29:23 He can still come in and do a Commercial office building
17:29:25 with the existing plan category.
17:29:31 He is just for -- for whatever reason just asking for an
17:29:43 increase in density and residential plan category so --
17:29:47 if you and Julia Cole will help us out in the procedure.
17:29:49 If you were to find the existing plan category of no
17:29:52 economic benefit and you were to consider this change of
17:29:54 use, then find it consistent.
17:29:59 Then the property owner would then need to come in as a
17:30:02 site control plan category and meet all the requirements
17:30:04 of the code in that respect.
17:30:07 In our discussions with the property owner, it would be
17:30:11 synonymous of coming in today as a PD in a site plan
17:30:12 control district.
17:30:15 So we are a little bit unsure what the exact benefit is
17:30:18 or why the property owner is asking for the change when
17:30:21 he can go forward with the exact request with under the
17:30:24 current plan category.
17:30:29 I will be available for questions if you wish.
17:30:31 >>THOMAS SCOTT: So in essence you are saying that based
17:30:34 on the category now, they can come in and do whatever
17:30:38 they want to do now without having to change it?
17:30:40 >> They can make the -- come in with the same proposal
17:30:44 that he wishes to have under the plan category today.
17:30:49 And also, this was our other reason for continuing with
17:30:49 our objection.
17:30:53 It shows that -- a summary of all the agencies' comments
17:30:54 throughout the process.
17:30:58 Those are at the top show -- those objected to the plan
17:31:02 Those who had comments that were primarily comments
17:31:05 about incompatibility of the port, traffic concerns,
17:31:08 incompatibility with the residential plan category.
17:31:12 DCA did not object, and then there were no comments
17:31:18 provided by -- by S.W.F.W.M.D. Or the Department of
17:31:19 Community Affairs.
17:31:23 So it was just the -- our review of the plan amendment
17:31:26 and also what all the agency comments have said
17:31:31 throughout the entire review proposal that we field that
17:31:35 the RMU-100 is inappropriate for the area and we are
17:31:37 objecting and recommending a denial for the plan
17:31:42 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Any other questions?
17:31:54 >> So if this was changed, they would be able to put
17:31:56 condominiums there?
17:31:59 >> A residential -- and this is one of the questions for
17:32:01 the long run.
17:32:05 RMU-100 would allow for a residential component of up to
17:32:07 100 dwelling units per acre.
17:32:09 And the site is about 12 acres.
17:32:13 A fairly large site for -- for a plan designation of
17:32:15 that density and intensity.
17:32:20 The RMU-100 is typically referred for locations around
17:32:23 the downtown as a transitioning plan category.
17:32:26 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Thank you.
17:32:28 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Councilman Miranda.
17:32:29 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you.
17:32:33 Three items and I have to leave -- similar distance and
17:32:37 One was something that measured or touched at least one
17:32:40 of the same density recommendations, and the other was a
17:32:45 quarter of a mile of 1320 feet, which is 80 feet short
17:32:46 of a quarter of a mile.
17:32:49 Quarter of a mile is 440.
17:32:51 A little bit more -- yeah, 440.
17:32:55 You are talking about 80 and 40, 120 feet from a quarter
17:32:59 of a mile distance although -- you have category of
17:33:00 quarter of a mile.
17:33:04 Are we saying now that -- if it is not near a station,
17:33:09 that's what it said, remember designation station or
17:33:12 something to that effect the language was.
17:33:14 There it is there.
17:33:18 Designate transit station or designated transit corridor
17:33:21 that now it just doesn't go anywhere?
17:33:22 >> What the --
17:33:24 >> Because I am asking because there is a bullet train,
17:33:28 a slow train, a fast train, a wagon train, a light rail.
17:33:30 There is a lot of things coming.
17:33:31 >> Yes.
17:33:34 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: And being sold to the public as
17:33:36 anything -- well, then all the way around, everybody is
17:33:39 going to turn rich.
17:33:41 Which I believe.
17:33:45 In fact I got two signs at my house.
17:33:49 Maybe I am the only Councilmember who have those signs.
17:33:51 >> The policy with plan amendments.
17:33:54 And it doesn't pertain to development.
17:33:57 So for those -- the properties that have the current
17:34:00 plan designation and they are moving forward on
17:34:04 proposals, they can move forward as they -- at any
17:34:08 What it pertains to is when there is a consideration of
17:34:12 a plan amendment, and it was put -- during the plan
17:34:16 update for -- really for circumstances like this when
17:34:20 you have an area that is planned to be a certain type of
17:34:23 character, say an industrial corridor like this, and you
17:34:26 had a plan category that is being recommended that has
17:34:29 the potential to change the entire corridor.
17:34:31 It provides Council with that mechanism to stand back
17:34:34 and say, is this what we want?
17:34:37 What's wrong with the existing plan category?
17:34:38 Is it stopping development?
17:34:42 Or -- or other things that can be done.
17:34:46 If you in your deliberations look at that plan category
17:34:48 and say, it is going to help us to keep that plan
17:34:52 Let's go ahead and approve the change.
17:34:55 In this case, what we are -- what we are saying that the
17:34:57 existing plan category still have benefits, the property
17:35:01 owner can still come forward with this development.
17:35:04 We are trying -- we are trying to -- understand what the
17:35:05 benefit is.
17:35:08 We think there is going to be a negative impact on the
17:35:13 road, that it might spur additional residential
17:35:16 development in an area that is being planned for
17:35:16 industrial development.
17:35:18 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: All right, if I may, Mr. Chairman,
17:35:22 and one more thing and 1320 feet is the right amount of
17:35:26 a quarter of a mile, but my brain was in recess there
17:35:28 for a second.
17:35:31 But let me just say that -- so then we are comfortable
17:35:35 with looking at what we are seeing in Adamo Drive
17:35:37 between Tampa and Brandon.
17:35:41 It is one of the major corridors into the city, just as
17:35:43 major as Kennedy Boulevard.
17:35:50 Just as heavily traveled as Spruce or Boy Scout
17:35:54 Boulevard coming into the city, and just as unglorified
17:35:57 as any road we have leading into the city.
17:36:01 So what -- not you, sir, please don't take this
17:36:03 personally, but whatever we are saying, the top three
17:36:07 versus the bottom three, there are three for here and
17:36:13 three against because no objection means -- [Speaking
17:36:16 foreign language]-- which means, do as you please.
17:36:20 Is this what we are saying that that corridor is what we
17:36:22 The way it is?
17:36:27 With empty warehouses?
17:36:33 Certainly development there has been long searched for.
17:36:40 IKEA was one of the first.
17:36:42 Whoever made investments in that area, I welcome and
17:36:43 support them.
17:36:49 So I have a hard time digesting all the facts right now.
17:36:56 Because I know what I see, and that's what bothers me.
17:36:58 >> I can only say that the property owner can come in
17:37:00 today with the proposal he is asking for.
17:37:03 So -- he can move forward and achieve the vision that he
17:37:06 It is just that he is asking for something that is not
17:37:08 necessarily needed.
17:37:10 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: But I can't speak for the property
17:37:12 owner because I don't know what is in that mind.
17:37:16 I guess that mind will be debated here in a few minutes.
17:37:18 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Councilwoman Mulhern.
17:37:19 >>MARY MULHERN: Yes.
17:37:23 So this is a privately initiated plan amendment request?
17:37:24 >> Yes.
17:37:26 >>MARY MULHERN: And so we are not hearing from the
17:37:28 property owner?
17:37:29 >> He is here and --
17:37:31 >>MARY MULHERN: We are still asking you our questions.
17:37:34 It has been a long time.
17:37:40 We are not getting a lot of action around here lately.
17:37:43 >> Like I said, I just want to show this map.
17:37:46 We talked about the transit corridors, this is the map.
17:37:48 You have seen this map many times before.
17:37:50 These are the transit corridors we are talking about.
17:37:54 The whole concept behind the comp plan was to encourage
17:37:55 development within these corridors where they are
17:38:00 investing the public dollars, and to make sure we can do
17:38:03 everything we can to facilitate development in these
17:38:06 corridors to support transit.
17:38:09 >>MARY MULHERN: Can you show us where the property is
17:38:11 on there?
17:38:13 >> It would be about over here.
17:38:15 >>MARY MULHERN: That is not at all on your corridor
17:38:17 >> The corridors are up here.
17:38:21 If it is not in the color -- the areas that are colored,
17:38:22 it is not in the corridors.
17:38:27 It is in the white area just north of --
17:38:32 >>MARY MULHERN: Even in the longer term like the TBARTA
17:38:36 plan, that is not a corridor?
17:38:38 >> Once the plans move into a phase where there is a
17:38:45 funding attached, the plan that is being funded to the
17:38:49 referendum, once those corridors become set, and if it
17:38:53 is funded, then there will be a place on the map and
17:38:54 adopted as corridors as well.
17:38:57 >>MARY MULHERN: So what you are showing us there, we
17:38:58 have already adopted those?
17:39:02 But we haven't adopted it for the Adamo or the I-4
17:39:15 >> Yes, the routes and the current level of service --
17:39:18 >> That doesn't even include those future -- transit
17:39:21 oriented development routes aren't on there?
17:39:25 Those are just where we have existing --
17:39:30 >> The D.O.T. are planned.
17:39:33 They are planned and funded in the Long-Range
17:39:34 Transportation Plan right now.
17:39:41 >>MARY MULHERN: Okay.
17:39:50 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Petitioner?
17:39:52 >> Mr. Chairman -- good evening, Mr. Chairman and
17:39:57 I have a powerpoint to put up in a minute, but I have a
17:40:01 couple of points to make up first.
17:40:04 Amend this vote by this body a month, month and a half
17:40:07 ago which was I think somewhat quickly passed over.
17:40:10 This issue as you know was sent up to the Department of
17:40:13 Community Affairs, and the primary job of DCA is to
17:40:18 review this amendment or review amendments with the
17:40:19 city's comprehensive plan.
17:40:21 They are the top dog.
17:40:22 We all know that.
17:40:26 And, you know what, that request came back to you
17:40:29 without a single comment or concern.
17:40:32 Not a single fingerprint from DCA.
17:40:36 I had a conversation with DCA too and I will show you
17:40:41 other information with Chris Wigglesworth, the planner
17:40:45 with DCA, and in my conversation with them, they were
17:40:47 considering local considerations and what kind of uses
17:40:48 in the area.
17:40:50 That was a conversation himself to myself --
17:40:52 >> THOMAS SCOTT: Mr. Pressman, state your name and
17:40:57 >> Todd Pressman, 6015 in Palm Harbor, Florida.
17:40:59 That is the critical determinant for you.
17:41:02 Your action last month was to send this up to DCA to
17:41:05 talk with the planning agency and they came back and
17:41:05 told you it was fine.
17:41:07 It looked good.
17:41:07 Move ahead.
17:41:11 Now in terms of the other agencies, the staff here threw
17:41:13 a couple of things at you.
17:41:16 When you look at the number of agencies, what they are
17:41:21 primarily -- in fact what -- what they are responding to
17:41:23 are the residential element of it.
17:41:26 As I explained to you at our last meeting, we have a
17:41:31 pending application for OP-1, Office Professional 1.
17:41:33 Fees have been paid.
17:41:40 It is scheduled in my calendar and will be here two
17:41:42 weeks after you finally approve this.
17:41:44 That has been there all along.
17:41:47 For staff and us is what is the best way to skin the
17:41:52 And staff is pushing one way.
17:41:54 We chose to go the other way.
17:41:57 Quite frankly, we came in with the PD.
17:41:59 I didn't handle it, someone else handled it a year and a
17:42:02 half ago and it came back with so many comments and so
17:42:04 many requirements, and so many costs, the project was
17:42:08 It was dropped for six to eight months until I took a
17:42:10 look at it and tried to figure out another way to skin
17:42:12 the cat.
17:42:15 The reason we ended up with this zoning is and I will
17:42:16 show you.
17:42:19 It is a little bit involved, but quite frankly the only
17:42:21 way to get the height necessary to make the project work
17:42:28 was to go through an OP-1 zoning and the RMU-1 shouldn't
17:42:31 only land use category that is compatible with the same
17:42:33 We are all going to end up in the place.
17:42:35 You will have your hands all over it.
17:42:37 You will have site plans, all the rules, all the
17:42:40 regulations, allied ordinances, staff will have their
17:42:43 time at it, but I think negatively the staff -- I have
17:42:47 great respect for all of these guys, very easy to throw
17:42:48 darts at a project.
17:42:51 It is real easy to throw a few darts and pick out
17:42:56 something that is negative and is not positive.
17:42:58 We can switch to the overhead or to the -- to the
17:43:01 powerpoint, thank you.
17:43:04 The Department of Community Affairs against had zero
17:43:08 In regard to what Mr. Goers said from the government web
17:43:11 site, the division of community affairs worked with
17:43:13 local governments and other state agencies to ensure
17:43:16 high quality growth ensure that comprehensive plan
17:43:18 comply with local comprehensive planning.
17:43:19 That is their critical function.
17:43:20 You see the site.
17:43:23 This is an aerial of it.
17:43:26 And there is quite substantial Commercial activity
17:43:26 around it.
17:43:27 This is the view of the site.
17:43:31 This is an eastbound view and the southbound site.
17:43:33 It is real important to say to you that this site has
17:43:36 remained vacant since the beginning of time.
17:43:40 There is a small gas user on the corner of the 12 acres,
17:43:43 but in terms of the criterion of is there value, is this
17:43:47 the right category, you just simply have to look at the
17:43:50 It has been vacant since the beginning of time.
17:43:52 This is an elevation of what is proposed.
17:43:53 Another elevation of it.
17:43:58 It is referred to.
17:43:59 You have seen this before.
17:44:00 Another elevation for you.
17:44:03 Drive home the point that agencies are responding to the
17:44:06 Obviously the DCA felt differently than most of the
17:44:08 other agencies.
17:44:11 And at that time, there was not a single word of
17:44:13 consideration for the zoning file with Tampa as the
17:44:14 agency sought.
17:44:18 And I told that you we are -- that we are filing for
17:44:21 Now criteria in the comprehensive plan that will support
17:44:24 And the first one is urban infill.
17:44:27 You have heard of urban infill for years.
17:44:32 Use limited land use source more efficiently to pursue a
17:44:34 development plan encouraging infill development on
17:44:37 vacant and underutilized site.
17:44:39 That fits this site perfectly but you haven't heard that
17:44:40 from the staff.
17:44:42 They chose to pick out the negative points from the
17:44:43 comprehensive plan.
17:44:47 DCA has an urban infill policy, local government
17:44:51 comprehensive plans and development regulation must
17:44:54 include strategies of existing facilities and service.
17:44:55 You didn't hear that about this project.
17:44:57 A big urban infill project.
17:45:00 And with regards to the central district -- central
17:45:03 Tampa district, there are some points to the
17:45:05 comprehensive plan that note the focus and development
17:45:08 that support mass transit of the ability.
17:45:11 Located right at the crosstown expressway and Councilman
17:45:14 Miranda brought up a point that points to a specific
17:45:18 We don't know where the commuter rails and the commuter
17:45:19 systems are going to go.
17:45:23 And the other comprehensive policy or -- indication of
17:45:25 the plan that attracting private investment that should
17:45:27 attract new development.
17:45:31 I went through a longer edition -- I won't go through
17:45:34 all the points, but important to look at how this is the
17:45:38 current site, and how the planning agency that wrote the
17:45:42 planning agencies looked at the ikea site a few years
17:45:45 ago right down the street on Adamo.
17:45:49 Characterized Adamo that it was a thriving industrial
17:45:52 corridor and a range of these issues.
17:45:53 You don't hear that today.
17:45:57 That was told years ago that a booming industrial
17:45:58 corridor that has since changed.
17:46:01 Planning Commission approval, the result has been a slow
17:46:04 transition away from Heavy Industrial reflected by
17:46:06 recent development of several properties of general
17:46:10 Commercial uses along South Adamo.
17:46:12 You didn't hear that today but you heard that a few
17:46:12 years ago.
17:46:14 Very inconsistent.
17:46:16 Extremely inconsistent.
17:46:18 Again the Planning Commission approval that there will
17:46:21 eliminate adverse Heavy Industrial uses.
17:46:22 They wanted to eliminate them at the time.
17:46:25 Allow them in the current land use category.
17:46:28 And the recommendation that was made was clearly
17:46:35 indicating the trend Adamo Drive shifting from mixed
17:46:36 uses to industrial uses.
17:46:37 Consider the economics.
17:46:41 I think that is an important consideration.
17:46:43 St. Pete times said Tampa bay watt 12.6%.
17:46:46 The second worse -- the second worse in the entire State
17:46:46 of Florida.
17:46:48 I don't have to go into those points.
17:46:51 This is a good economic project.
17:46:53 This was a project that was dead.
17:46:55 They left it in the file alone.
17:47:01 And we tried to bring it back.
17:47:05 And regarding those transit policies that Councilman
17:47:07 Miranda was talking about.
17:47:11 We read the papers and a lot of talk and a copy of the
17:47:14 article that even the transit authority planners don't
17:47:18 know the specific -- what will be selected before the
17:47:19 November 2 referendum.
17:47:22 How can you determine a policy directed to you from the
17:47:24 Planning Commission that is your new policy when transit
17:47:28 routes and commuter rail routes aren't known.
17:47:31 Now they are scrambling to try to get a few of the
17:47:32 routes out before the November 2 election.
17:47:34 It is a flawed policy.
17:47:36 Ladies and gentlemen -- Mr. Chairman and Councilmembers,
17:47:40 if I may, that policy is going to affect every single
17:47:41 land use amendment that comes through.
17:47:44 That is not just for this site.
17:47:47 So be aware that that policy is going to require,
17:47:50 according to staff, the way they are readding it today,
17:47:52 that every single land use amendment will have to come
17:47:54 in for site plan control.
17:47:56 I don't know if you intended that but a far-reaching
17:48:00 criterion that is brand-new in the comprehensive plan.
17:48:03 Here is part of the difficulty that we have.
17:48:05 In terms of the rezoning code.
17:48:06 We are looking for height.
17:48:08 We had to have the height, the height was critical.
17:48:12 OP-1 zoning was the only category that will let us go to
17:48:13 a higher level.
17:48:17 As I told you, the only compatible land use category was
17:48:21 Some that's how we looked at trying to devise a way to
17:48:25 work within the code parameters to come back to you.
17:48:27 This is the way we skin the cat.
17:48:29 Staff told you another way.
17:48:31 DCA said it looked fine.
17:48:35 Now with regard to FDOT, I think it is important to look
17:48:37 at the FDOT requirement.
17:48:39 They are actually referring to -- referring to the
17:48:42 impacts that there are going to be alternatives and
17:48:45 elements if you look at their report that would affect
17:48:48 any development, not just necessarily this capacity.
17:48:51 So they had -- they had concerns and interest in a
17:48:55 number of different capacities.
17:48:57 And again, primary transit door deers.
17:48:58 What are they?
17:49:02 In your criterion of the comprehensive plan looking back
17:49:05 to the criteria they are dogging you to review that to
17:49:08 designate a primary transit corridor ensures a city
17:49:11 urban development and mixed use villages that these can
17:49:15 change, they can be new, they can be different, and they
17:49:18 quite frankly are going to be devised by all the
17:49:20 different municipalities working together.
17:49:23 So in summary, we ask you to consider the larger
17:49:27 Please consider a strong DCA recommendation.
17:49:32 Please consider consistent evaluation and consideration.
17:49:34 We ask for your consideration on valid policies and
17:49:38 objectives that do apply to this site and please factor
17:49:43 in the significant economic impacts for this project.
17:49:47 We appreciate your support not too long ago, and we ask
17:49:48 for your support again.
17:49:49 Thank you.
17:49:52 >>GWEN MILLER: Any questions from Councilmembers?
17:50:02 Anyone else in the public would like to speak?
17:50:06 Close the public hearing.
17:50:09 >> Julia Cole, legal department.
17:50:11 I think -- there is a lot of discussion during this
17:50:17 hearing from the applicant as to a zoning that has
17:50:20 either been filed, it has been put on hold while we are
17:50:22 waiting to go through this process or have -- or he
17:50:25 intends to bring forward and typically it is something
17:50:30 we don't talk about as part of the comprehensive plan
17:50:35 But I do want to make it clear to you because I think
17:50:38 that the biggest issue with this particular plan
17:50:41 amendment -- because I think that the biggest issue with
17:50:47 the particular plan amendment allowing the user -- by
17:50:51 improving in comprehensive plan amendment.
17:50:55 By approving it, you are making the opportunity for the
17:50:58 property owner to make a request for a residential
17:51:01 component of a project at some point in the future.
17:51:03 I think it is important enough to sincerely make clear
17:51:07 because it was talked about the OP-1 category what the
17:51:11 OP-1 category entails with the permitted and allowable
17:51:13 Thank you.
17:51:16 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Thank you, Abbye Feeley, Land
17:51:16 Development Coordination.
17:51:19 Did I review these amendments as the zoning staff and
17:51:21 Land Development Coordination and did provide comments
17:51:25 back to Mr. Goers in your staff report relating to the
17:51:29 potential and affects related to this land use change.
17:51:35 I can briefly -- as Mr. Pressman said, there was, in
17:51:37 pact, a PD application on this site.
17:51:41 A PD application on this site given the current land use
17:51:47 will allow a maximum height of whatever FAA would allow
17:51:49 and Council would approve.
17:51:51 An opportunity for a petition to come forward on this
17:51:54 piece of property under a PD zoning and achieve the
17:51:57 height for an office building that Mr. Pressman was
17:51:59 looking for.
17:52:02 Allowable uses in the OP-1.
17:52:07 Which the OP-1 is the only nonsite plan-controlled
17:52:11 zoning district under the RMU-100.
17:52:16 So you can make -- the land use will be RMU-100 and come
17:52:20 in for a rezoning under the OP-1 and not require a site
17:52:23 It will be a general Euclidian zoning district.
17:52:27 OP-1 does allow for an array of residential uses.
17:52:31 I just wanted to go through either by special use or by
17:52:32 permitted right.
17:52:37 And those would with include bed and breakfast.
17:52:39 Would also include a cemetery which is a different kind
17:52:43 of residential use.
17:52:49 Congregate facility, multidwelling unit, single-family
17:52:54 attached dwelling unit, semi-family, semi-detached,
17:52:56 single-family attached.
17:52:59 Two family, which is duplex that is typically an
17:53:03 upstairs and downstairs, two unit, extended family
17:53:09 Going through a clinic, a club, a college, day care,
17:53:15 nursery facilities, funeral parlors, hospitals,
17:53:21 hotel/motel, places of religious assemblies, public or
17:53:27 cultural facilities and some of your major OCS, the
17:53:28 office component.
17:53:30 When staff reviewed this, we thought there was an
17:53:32 opportunity for this development to occur with a PD
17:53:35 zoning versus changing the entire land use underneath.
17:53:41 And that by putting the RMU-100 into the corridor you
17:53:43 are setting precedent for other land use changes to
17:53:46 occur along that corridor for more intensive use and
17:53:51 residential uses in that area.
17:53:54 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Councilman Miranda?
17:53:57 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: I question myself and sometimes I
17:54:01 tell myself, if it is so bad, why is it in the code?
17:54:05 If it is not workable, why do we permit it?
17:54:08 As he says, you were explaining yourself, I am telling
17:54:11 myself, okay, did I hear right?
17:54:13 Did I understand what was said?
17:54:18 Do I understand the parameters of the application?
17:54:22 When you talk about OM-100 and the things that go with
17:54:26 If all those things that you said are correct, and I
17:54:29 assume they are, then why would we leave it in there,
17:54:31 why would government let it happen.
17:54:34 Why don't we change our own code and our own ordinances
17:54:39 so that can happen, will not happen, but we choose not
17:54:39 to do that.
17:54:45 We chose to let this go offer a long process and I am
17:54:47 not talking about you specifically and sit here and say
17:54:50 this is terrible, this is not acceptable, but we leave
17:54:51 it in the code.
17:54:55 If this goes down, up, whatever, five years from now, it
17:54:57 may be another application and another part of the city
17:55:01 where the same set of circumstances because the code or
17:55:04 the applications to those processes have not been
17:55:09 Today we are doing plan amendments.
17:55:14 So what we are saying is, why don't we do a plan
17:55:17 amendment involving OP-100.
17:55:18 If it is so terrible.
17:55:23 That's what I am -- with myself, not you in.
17:55:26 But I have to express myself to you.
17:55:33 It's hard.
17:55:34 >> May I?
17:55:36 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: I hope so.
17:55:39 >> The OP-1 is not bad designation.
17:55:43 An appropriate designation in many areas of the city.
17:55:48 What is happening in this instance -- I am talking about
17:55:51 it as a layer cake, the bottom layer of the ca I can is
17:55:53 the industrial land use which does not allow for
17:55:56 residential and allows for unlimited types of offices
17:55:58 and industrial types of uses.
17:56:01 When you go up the layer of the cake, the next -- the
17:56:04 frost something that zoning that sits on top of that
17:56:04 land use.
17:56:06 >> Like a wedding cake.
17:56:10 >> Like -- yes.
17:56:13 As you go up the cake, you are getting more restrictive.
17:56:16 And the IG land use which is what they have today, there
17:56:20 is an opportunity to do the project that Mr. Pressman's
17:56:22 client wishes to pursue on that property without
17:56:24 changing the bottom layer.
17:56:27 And I think for the city and for us in the planning
17:56:30 staff, we definitely take notice to those things that
17:56:33 are changing in relation to the long-term vision of the
17:56:37 city, and what land uses are appropriate, especially on
17:56:43 Adamo given that it has been a long time industrial,
17:56:49 while to the ports, you have a lot of other things there
17:56:53 that will not be appropriate to sit next to 100 unit per
17:56:56 acre residential given the surrounding areas.
17:56:59 So I think Mr. Pressman said it well.
17:57:00 Many different ways to skin a cat.
17:57:02 I think when we look at this change and we look at the
17:57:05 effect it may have in the long term of this corridor, we
17:57:07 want to take that into consideration for all of the
17:57:10 parcels that front that corridor and the current
17:57:11 characteristics that are there.
17:57:13 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Let me just correct, skinning a cat
17:57:14 is just a phrase.
17:57:16 We are not trying to skin anything.
17:57:19 I don't want headlines tomorrow and all this kind of
17:57:23 Or breaking news on both sides.
17:57:27 So what -- what I am trying to get at is that cake that
17:57:31 we are talking about should be delineated that the cake
17:57:35 can never be built at all, but we don't have that that
17:57:41 So I remember when Adamo Drive was one -- that and 41
17:57:44 and 301 was the only corridors from the east side.
17:57:48 I saw the transit corridors that were selected, and
17:57:55 guess what, I guess Adamo Drive will be the main
17:57:57 corridor along with the Lee Roy Selmon expressway
17:58:01 because there are no express routes I see on that plan
17:58:04 because I guess that area can very well -- if the light
17:58:08 rail passes could be serviced by HARTline buses which
17:58:10 25% of it should be going in that direction.
17:58:16 So what I am saying is, I -- I understand what you said
17:58:19 in the grasp of it, but on the other hand, I have a plan
17:58:21 here in front of me that tells me you can't build
17:58:24 anything or should not build anything within 1320 feet
17:58:26 or quarter of a mile of a station.
17:58:29 Should be within that other station.
17:58:33 So that leaves 99.9% of the land unavailable for any
17:58:35 type of development for anything other than close to the
17:58:40 I do understand -- do you understand that I am trying to
17:58:44 We sell something and for every action there is a
17:58:46 So we are selling something that we want, government,
17:58:48 and then we are saying for the better of the people,
17:58:50 this is what you need.
17:58:53 But are you saying you are forgetting about the rest of
17:58:57 the world?
17:59:00 >> I think in relation to the transit routes and what is
17:59:03 expected, it will be a approach by the rest of the city
17:59:05 to recognize that that route is now established and
17:59:08 change the land uses appropriately along that corridor.
17:59:12 So the corridor as a whole supports it.
17:59:16 In a piecemeal manner such as what is before us tonight
17:59:20 to change one piece that the project being desired there
17:59:23 can be built without that change.
17:59:25 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Well, I am not going to debate that.
17:59:27 Could be or could not be.
17:59:29 I heard evidence earlier that the PD had too many things
17:59:32 attached to it and, therefore, they didn't go that
17:59:34 It wasn't the same gentleman.
17:59:35 I wasn't here when that happened.
17:59:37 I don't believe I was.
17:59:42 So what I am saying, it is awful difficult to be on this
17:59:46 side and understand all of the logistics of both sides.
17:59:49 As of now the conflict remains wider.
17:59:51 You said if the area was to be developed.
17:59:53 So then are you saying if you do one, would you go all
17:59:59 the way and do them all, like have -- like 830, 826
18:00:05 Palmetto Expressway, buildings all the way around
18:00:07 through Hialeah and all that.
18:00:09 >> We would look at the policy division for that area
18:00:11 and the support -- the mass transit plan that is going
18:00:17 in there, and it might RMU-100 is not the most
18:00:22 appropriate use or that a UMU-60 or something less dense
18:00:25 that can work with existing industrial uses might be
18:00:27 I think that we would approach it that way.
18:00:30 The one thing I wanted to say is that there was
18:00:32 testimony that it couldn't -- they couldn't get the
18:00:35 height that they desired under the current land use with
18:00:38 a rezoning, and I thought that was a little concerning,
18:00:40 because as I mentioned, a PD, you can get whatever
18:00:44 height you petition City Council for.
18:00:48 In an OP district, you could get 60 feet, but then the
18:00:52 chart that Mr. Pressman showed you, a sub note on there
18:00:56 that says for every foot above 60, step the building
18:00:57 back another foot.
18:00:58 So not limited at 60.
18:01:01 For a large piece of property you can go potentially
18:01:02 much higher than that.
18:01:06 And all of those items need to be taken into
18:01:10 Yes, the PD can sometimes be a tedious process and
18:01:12 causes other requirements to come before you, but those
18:01:16 aren't requirements that will necessarily have to be met
18:01:19 under a straight Euclidian zoning district when a
18:01:22 project went to permitting.
18:01:28 So --
18:01:31 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Councilwoman Mulhern, do you have a
18:01:34 If you don't, that's fine.
18:01:39 >> If I may, Council, may I say a few words?
18:01:42 I wanted to get some clarity to what Mr. Pressman was
18:01:47 talking about, because it referred that DCA had no
18:01:49 They did not comment.
18:01:52 They wanted to leave it to a local decision.
18:01:55 So if we leave it to a local decision, we have to look
18:01:59 at what our local agencies had commented on.
18:02:01 And very important for this particular site is where it
18:02:04 is located for our community.
18:02:08 Again, it is in the core activity center.
18:02:13 And as you know, the Port of Tampa is one of our main
18:02:15 economic engines.
18:02:18 The port made comments to Council and to the Planning
18:02:21 Commission that they had serious concerns with this
18:02:27 The port is vigorously looking at making some
18:02:33 expansions, not only for the port itself, but looking at
18:02:35 the areas around it given the characteristics what will
18:02:39 be happening with the port over the next 10 to 15 years
18:02:44 with the activity of the Panama Canal being widened.
18:02:48 Your port is important in our community.
18:02:50 It has a master plan.
18:02:52 It looks out to what is needed to support the support
18:02:53 over the years to come.
18:02:56 And it is declared and found that this area is going to
18:02:59 be an important factor to the port's growth and
18:03:02 development in maintaining the land uses that are going
18:03:05 to be supportive of the port.
18:03:09 So if DCA has indicated to you listen to your local
18:03:12 agencies, one of the main agencies that made comments
18:03:15 with regard to this site is the port Authority, and they
18:03:18 have given you their recommendation not to approve this
18:03:20 plan amendment.
18:03:23 Clearly, your comprehensive plan has made accommodations
18:03:28 for Adamo Drive.
18:03:32 Your comprehensive plan looked at Adamo Drive as a mixed
18:03:35 use Commercial village from 26th Street going west in
18:03:36 toward downtown.
18:03:41 It views that area as the area to have your mixed uses.
18:03:47 That is why you see the CMU category on the site where
18:03:49 IKEA is located.
18:03:53 Just for a reference, IKEA could have been built in the
18:03:54 industry category.
18:03:58 That plan amendment was done for another applicant, and
18:03:59 IKEA took advantage of that.
18:04:02 If you look at that IKEA site, you look catty corner
18:04:04 from where that is, there is residential development
18:04:06 with the box factory.
18:04:09 So it is in keeping with your comprehensive plan,
18:04:12 talking about that mixed use corridor village looking at
18:04:16 Adamo Drive going west in toward downtown.
18:04:22 Your comprehensive plan strictly viewed Adamo Drive east
18:04:27 of 26th street to support one of your major economic
18:04:31 engines, your Port of Tampa and leaving that area
18:04:34 consistent for industrial development.
18:04:41 A key factor that you should remember is the RMU-100
18:04:44 negates any industrial uses, residential, Commercial,
18:04:47 No industrial.
18:04:51 So you are taking valuable land that the port has
18:04:55 designated as key for its economic growth away from them
18:04:59 and giving the opportunity for something inconsistent
18:05:04 with the port activity center and the port master plan.
18:05:07 Just a little clarity from what your local agency, who
18:05:09 knows what is happening here, has said about this plan
18:05:11 Thank you.
18:05:14 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Any questions?
18:05:16 Any questions?
18:05:19 Let me take public comment and then you can have the
18:05:21 final word, Mr. Pressman.
18:05:22 Anyone from the public?
18:05:24 Anyone from the public wish to address Council?
18:05:26 Anyone from the public?
18:05:30 Okay, Mr. Pressman, you have five minutes rebuttal.
18:05:31 >> Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
18:05:33 Thank you, board members.
18:05:37 A lot of inconsistencies here, but the one -- the number
18:05:40 one critical factor that I want you to know is that this
18:05:44 is about assurances.
18:05:48 He was looking for assurances that before he invested
18:05:52 hundreds of thousands of dollars on studies and plans
18:05:58 and a mind-numbing list was produced by PD, that he gets
18:06:01 assurances that City Council is positive and supports it
18:06:02 in going forward.
18:06:03 That is what this is about.
18:06:09 It is about in a PD throwing a ton of money up front
18:06:12 with no assurances, and, ladies and gentlemen, as much
18:06:14 as I respect the staff, to stand here and say we approve
18:06:17 the PD, PD is no problem.
18:06:20 That is not assurances of any kind.
18:06:21 There are a lot of inconsistencies.
18:06:27 First staff says light industrial area but I quoted word
18:06:31 for word on what they told you on what Adamo corridor
18:06:33 was, and that wasn't industrial.
18:06:37 Mr. Gerkin, who I have the greatest respect for, came up
18:06:39 before you and talked about some editing of those
18:06:43 I quoted exact policies that were recommended to you.
18:06:49 They say they have residential down at the port and
18:06:50 works next to industrial but tonight they are telling
18:06:51 you it doesn't work.
18:06:55 Those are serious inconsistencies in the report and
18:06:56 recommendation before you.
18:06:59 Another inconsistency.
18:07:02 I talked a little bit about zoning, and your attorney
18:07:07 told you can't talk about zoning, but then Abbye with
18:07:09 great respect started talking about all the zoning
18:07:12 Again it is easy to throw darts at a project.
18:07:14 But the record here is clear.
18:07:17 I have told you a number of times, and it is on -- it is
18:07:20 in your file what is proposed here and what is on the
18:07:24 If anyone else is coming up behind me, that record is
18:07:27 clear on what is proposed on what we intend to do and
18:07:29 that clears the record in that respect.
18:07:33 And DCA did not -- repeat, did not, for a third time,
18:07:35 did not send you a message they were leaving it for
18:07:37 local planning authorities.
18:07:40 No message from DCA.
18:07:41 I had personal communication with them.
18:07:42 Zero comments.
18:07:46 That is an exemplary report from DCA.
18:07:49 I alert you today, the number one land planning agency
18:07:52 that what is consistent or not consistent they have
18:07:54 given you a straight a report card and that is the
18:07:56 reality and those are the facts.
18:08:00 So, Mr. Chairman, and board members, again, these
18:08:02 policies will be far-reaching for you.
18:08:05 And the bottom line summary, this is about bureaucracy
18:08:05 killing the project.
18:08:07 We need your support.
18:08:08 We need to get this project going.
18:08:11 We need to get these type of projects moving for the
18:08:14 We appreciate your attention and appreciate the staff's
18:08:18 Thank you.
18:08:20 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Councilman.
18:08:22 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Mr. Pressman, don't run away.
18:08:27 What is the reason the port is opposed to this.
18:08:31 >> The port has -- if I may say sarcastically have taken
18:08:34 a colored pencil and drawn on tens of -- I don't know
18:08:37 how many hundred office mile that they are claiming for
18:08:40 I consider is a personal land grab.
18:08:40 It is a huge area.
18:08:42 I can put that map up again.
18:08:45 But quite frankly, office certainly goes along that if
18:08:48 you are going to be including and carving out square
18:08:51 miles of the City of Tampa, you are certainly going to
18:08:54 need to have office support.
18:08:56 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: So this has been available for the
18:08:57 port if they wanted it.
18:08:58 >> Absolutely.
18:09:00 Since the beginning of time.
18:09:03 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: How long has it been there?
18:09:06 >> Since the beginning of time it has been there.
18:09:06 I will answer that.
18:09:09 Nobody else has come to use it in that capacity.
18:09:15 Now that you want this property, they are opposed to it.
18:09:17 >> That's correct.
18:09:19 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Can I see that map again?
18:09:20 I want to refresh my memory.
18:09:22 >> Go back with the powerpoint --
18:09:25 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: The one that has blue lines.
18:09:28 >> Well, if I may, the blue line -- I think we want the
18:09:31 overhead -- sorry, sir, the Elmo please.
18:09:33 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: That is the one that I want.
18:09:36 >> I have to say Councilman if I may real quickly, the
18:09:39 blue area -- another example of a big government grab.
18:09:41 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Because it is my thought and I
18:09:43 haven't shared it to anybody, if you speak on it, you
18:09:45 will be speaking out of turn.
18:09:50 See I remember -- I can tell how did it, what day it
18:09:53 was, at what hour, and what the vote was.
18:10:00 All that land on Channelside from Kennedy and
18:10:06 Channelside north on the west side of the property, the
18:10:09 north side of the property, and the east side of the
18:10:13 property was rezoned by this Council to residential, am
18:10:16 I correct or not?
18:10:21 Anybody home?
18:10:25 The land on Channelside I am speaking about.
18:10:29 >> Everything west of Channelside Drive and South of
18:10:32 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: No north of Kennedy, west of the
18:10:35 water -- you know where the banana boats used to be.
18:10:42 North between the -- the inlet and Adamo Drive and east
18:10:49 between the inlet and 21st street.
18:10:51 Hasn't that been rezoned for residential?
18:10:53 >> Yes, it has.
18:10:57 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: doesn't that go through the port?
18:10:58 >> Yes.
18:10:58 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you very much.
18:11:01 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: You are never wrong, Mr. Miranda.
18:11:03 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: I was wrong once and I made a
18:11:08 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Okay.
18:11:11 >> Just a reminder, Council.
18:11:14 This is not quasi judicial.
18:11:17 It is a legislative matter which means that the burden
18:11:20 is different and you do not have to find -- make
18:11:24 It does not have to be based on competent substantial
18:11:26 A fairly debatable standard.
18:11:31 With a comp plan it is different than a rezoning.
18:11:33 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Motion to close.
18:11:34 >> Second.
18:11:36 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Those in favor signify by saying aye.
18:11:40 What is the pleasure of the Council?
18:11:43 Mill thank you, Mr. Chairman, an ordinance to amend the
18:11:45 comprehensive plan Future Land Use Element, Future Land
18:11:47 Use Map for the property located in the general vicinity
18:11:52 of southeast Adamo Drive and 50th street from Heavy
18:11:57 Industrial to Regional Mixed Use provide for
18:11:59 severability and providing an effective date.
18:12:00 >>THOMAS SCOTT: A second.
18:12:01 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Second.
18:12:02 >>THOMAS SCOTT: It has been moved and seconded.
18:12:09 All in favor signify -- yes?
18:12:11 >>MARY MULHERN: I am not going to support this and I
18:12:14 wanted to put this in a little bit of perspective and I
18:12:18 am glad Councilman Miranda brought up the Channel
18:12:22 District, because we did make a lot of -- and I don't
18:12:28 know -- I think it was this Council that made some of
18:12:32 those zoning and land use changes and even in that area
18:12:36 which was approximate to Ybor City and downtown where we
18:12:38 are starting to have more residential and we are
18:12:42 starting to have residential in that Channel District.
18:12:44 I mean that is truly urban infill.
18:12:48 And I think when you talk about going 25 blocks or 26
18:12:53 blocks to the east into kind of the heart of the port
18:13:00 and also in an area that is zoned, you know, IG.
18:13:02 At this point, it doesn't make sense considering that
18:13:05 what the applicant has said they want to do with the
18:13:08 property could be accomplished without changing it so
18:13:12 drastically from industrial to -- to having all those
18:13:16 So I think -- you know, just because we did it before, I
18:13:19 don't know that that -- that makes it the right thing to
18:13:21 do at this point.
18:13:24 So I think there has been enough -- I mean part of what
18:13:29 we do here -- we are one of those local agencies that
18:13:32 have to make those decisions about how the city wants to
18:13:38 grow, and I applaud this property owner for wanting to
18:13:40 bring jobs here and I think that is fantastic.
18:13:43 Anything you want to do to bring jobs here, but this
18:13:48 idea that we need more dense residential out on -- in
18:13:51 the middle of an industrial district doesn't -- let's
18:13:53 bring some industry here.
18:13:54 Let's bring some offices.
18:13:57 Some jobs, some businesses.
18:14:00 But I don't see any need to open this up to not only
18:14:06 residential but dense residential.
18:14:08 >>THOMAS SCOTT: The motion has been moved and seconded.
18:14:10 All in favor signify by saying aye.
18:14:14 >> Motion carried with Mulhern voting no.
18:14:19 Second reading and adoption on October 28 at 10:30 A.M.
18:14:20 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Okay.
18:14:31 We move to our 6:00 items.
18:14:32 >> Want to do clean up first.
18:14:37 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Let me -- where is the attorney on
18:14:38 Blanchard case.
18:14:42 We need to deal with that first.
18:14:54 Where are the attorneys for the Blanchard case?
18:14:54 >> Good evening.
18:14:57 Good evening, Mr. Chairman, members of the City Council,
18:15:02 my name is John Grandoff, my address is suite 3700 Bank
18:15:02 of America plaza.
18:15:05 I am here on Item Number 2.
18:15:12 On behalf of Mrs. Vance Blanchard.
18:15:15 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Move 9 through 17.
18:15:17 >>GWEN MILLER: On Item 2.
18:15:19 >> Council this technically on tonight's agenda.
18:15:23 This is Item Number 10, second Item on the 6:00 -- but
18:15:25 on your agenda as Item Number 10.
18:15:28 Also Item Number 14 should not be opened because it
18:15:29 cannot be heard.
18:15:31 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Cannot be heard.
18:15:36 Number 1014 cannot be heard.
18:15:38 Open all the items except for number 14.
18:15:40 Is there a second?
18:15:41 >>GWEN MILLER: Second.
18:15:45 >>THOMAS SCOTT: All in favor signify by saying aye.
18:15:49 Before Mr. Grandoff began testifying -- anybody who will
18:15:50 be speaking or be sworn.
18:15:52 If you are going to be speaking or testifying or say
18:15:57 anything to Council tonight, you have to be sworn.
18:16:02 [Swearing In Witnesses]
18:16:05 >>THOMAS SCOTT: On Item Number 10, Mr. Grandoff.
18:16:08 >> I just want to ratify everything I just said was
18:16:09 under oath.
18:16:13 I have some extraordinary reasons to request a continue
18:16:17 was of miss Blanchard's application to November 18.
18:16:20 She has a very serious illness with one of her children
18:16:22 in the family and I explain this to all parties
18:16:24 We learned of this late in the afternoon.
18:16:27 We have agreed on a continuance date of November 18 and
18:16:31 at the Council's pleasure request that date.
18:16:33 >> At 6 p.m. sir?
18:16:34 >> Yes, please.
18:16:37 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Before we do that, we need to hear from
18:16:38 the public on that.
18:16:41 Anyone wish to speak on the continuance?
18:16:43 Anyone need to speak on the continuance?
18:16:47 On Item 10, on the Blanchard case, the attorney
18:16:49 requesting a continuance.
18:16:52 >> Julia Cole, legal department.
18:16:55 Make sure that November 18 date -- it is a correct date.
18:16:56 Thank you.
18:16:59 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Okay, Council.
18:17:01 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: I believe Mr. Stokes was making a
18:17:07 >>CURTIS STOKES: A motion to move 10 to November 18.
18:17:09 >>THOMAS SCOTT: 18 to 6:00.
18:17:11 Moved and seconded by Councilman Miranda.
18:17:15 All in favor signify by saying aye.
18:17:17 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Our sympathies to the illness.
18:17:17 >> Thank you.
18:17:19 Thank you for your time.
18:17:24 >>THOMAS SCOTT: And then also Item Number 14, we need
18:17:26 to remove that from the agenda.
18:17:26 >> So moved.
18:17:29 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Second on removal Item Number 14.
18:17:30 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Moved and seconded.
18:17:33 All in favor signify by saying aye.
18:17:37 Moved by Councilman Miranda and seconded by Councilwoman
18:17:40 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: In all fairness to her.
18:17:42 >> Mr. Chairman if I can just very briefly.
18:17:43 I believe the Clerk has had items that have been
18:17:47 available for public inspection in City Council's office
18:17:50 and I ask that those be received and filed into the
18:17:52 record before Council takes action by motion please.
18:17:54 >> So moved.
18:17:54 >> Second.
18:17:56 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Moved and seconded.
18:17:57 All those in favor.
18:17:59 >> And again, Mr. Chairman, for the people who are
18:18:02 speaking, if you do speak, make sure that your name is
18:18:05 listed on the sign-in sheet outside so that the Clerk
18:18:09 has a record of who did speak and, again, a reminder
18:18:11 that you do need to be sworn.
18:18:12 Thank you.
18:18:14 >>THOMAS SCOTT: okay.
18:18:17 Item 9, we will proceed with the first Item for our 6:00
18:18:28 6:00, Item 9, File Number Z10-20.
18:18:30 >>TOWANDA ANTHONY: Towanda Anthony, Land Development.
18:18:37 The property address is 225 North Dundee Street.
18:18:43 Requesting to rezone from RS-75 to PD to a single-family
18:18:51 detached parcel that would be 700 square feet.
18:18:54 >> Good evening, Council, Tony Garcia, Planning
18:18:55 Commission staff.
18:18:57 I have been sworn.
18:19:02 The subjected site is located in the South Tampa or
18:19:06 peninsular planning district as you can see on vision
18:19:08 map I have for you posted on Elmo.
18:19:14 This site does offer opportunity for infill development.
18:19:17 As miss Anthony has already told you, this site is going
18:19:19 to be subject of a split.
18:19:22 Show you the land use designation.
18:19:26 Residential 6 for single family detached residential
18:19:28 uses and a much better perspective of the site.
18:19:31 Show the unique consideration of the lot, it is a very
18:19:35 long lot that goes all the way up.
18:19:38 The split will allow to you recognize the existing home
18:19:41 on the site and also another buildable potential for the
18:19:43 vacant parcel which is directly to the east of where the
18:19:45 existing home is at.
18:19:49 Let me get my pen out here quick so I can show you.
18:19:52 So the residence is here and they will be splitting it
18:19:56 to allow a conforming lot to recognize the existing home
18:19:59 and of course an additional lot for any potential use of
18:20:00 the property.
18:20:01 Planning Commission staff found the proposed request
18:20:16 consistent with the comprehensive plan.
18:20:21 >>TOWANDA ANTHONY: Towanda Anthony, Land Development.
18:20:27 Show you a map of the site.
18:20:28 Here is the zoning atlas.
18:20:32 The parcel is in the green hatched area surrounded by
18:20:45 Here is an atlas.
18:20:49 You can see the entire original lot, and it will be
18:20:59 split to create a 7500 square-foot lot.
18:21:00 Here is picture of the site.
18:21:06 You can see the existing structure.
18:21:10 We have another picture of the site.
18:21:12 With one additional picture of the site.
18:21:18 And you can see there is a house in the back that will
18:21:23 -- that will be taking on the split.
18:21:30 It will be joined with the parcel in the rear.
18:21:32 And this is the site to the east.
18:21:34 This is the site to the west.
18:21:51 And this is looking around the street.
18:21:55 The petitioner is requesting to rezone the property from
18:22:02 RS-75 to PD for the creation of a lot 5000 feet wide and
18:22:07 7500 square feet in area and to invest the existing
18:22:10 structure as conforming, the subject property does not
18:22:14 meet the RS-75 minimum lot width.
18:22:19 Existing lot width is 50 feet and the rs-75 zoning
18:22:22 district is 75 feet, the property is surrounded by
18:22:28 single-family residential and abuts to the north.
18:22:31 The proposed setbacks are as follows.
18:22:34 The front is 25 feet, the rear is 12 feet, and the
18:22:36 corners are seven feet.
18:22:41 The main structure currently conforms to the proposed PD
18:22:44 setback and the maximum building height is 35 feet.
18:22:48 Photos have been provided for the elevation.
18:22:52 The development review committee has found the plan
18:22:57 consistent; however, the revision proposed by the Land
18:23:00 Development and Land Development Coordination -- excuse
18:23:05 me, landscape specialist modified between first and
18:23:08 second readding so will find the plan consistent.
18:23:13 Are there any questions?
18:23:14 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Question by Council?
18:23:16 Councilwoman Mulhern.
18:23:18 >>MARY MULHERN: Can you explain this a little bit to
18:23:25 The -- this long, narrow lot.
18:23:28 Explain what the relation is to -- what is the
18:23:31 petitioner want to do on this lot?
18:23:34 And what -- what is the relation -- I guess -- yes.
18:23:36 You it look at this one.
18:23:40 Is it adjoining to the -- to --
18:23:44 >> Right.
18:23:48 The site will be split off -- and that is the PD that
18:23:49 they are requesting.
18:23:55 The remaining portion of the site will remain RS-75.
18:23:58 >>MARY MULHERN: All right, the -- show me what the
18:24:03 whole is.
18:24:07 >> It is over 17 -- square feet.
18:24:10 >>MARY MULHERN: Okay, that is the lot and asking to --
18:24:14 >> The front portion is 7500 square feet will be rezoned
18:24:15 to PD.
18:24:17 >>MARY MULHERN: Why don't you draw a line on there that
18:24:21 shows which portion they want to rezone.
18:24:23 >> It will be the front portion.
18:24:27 >>MARY MULHERN: The portion on Dundee, they want to
18:24:29 rezone that as --
18:24:33 >> They will rezone that as a PD to create a new lot,
18:24:40 7500 square feet and the existing structure.
18:24:44 >>MARY MULHERN: The new lot.
18:24:49 >> 50 by 75 foot, the requirement for the RS-75 zoning
18:25:01 Have the 75 feet of frontage.
18:25:12 The request is to create a 7500-square-foot lot.
18:25:14 And that is the existing structure.
18:25:18 And the remaining portion of the site a little over 9000
18:25:26 square feet will remain RS-75.
18:25:29 >>MARY MULHERN: They want to split that --
18:25:34 >> They want a split.
18:25:36 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Okay --
18:25:39 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Not yet, not yet, not yet.
18:25:41 We have some questions by Council.
18:25:47 So we need to let staff and then when you come you can
18:25:53 Councilwoman Capin and Councilman Stokes.
18:25:55 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Let me look.
18:25:56 I have it here.
18:26:00 The back part of it would be buildable?
18:26:03 Because it is 9,000 square feet but -- it doesn't have
18:26:06 the depth?
18:26:10 The lot part that is broken off.
18:26:14 >> The 9,000 square feet, it is currently vacant.
18:26:16 And between first and second reading it will be joined
18:26:19 with the adjacent property.
18:26:21 >>YVONNE CAPIN: It be joined with the -- okay.
18:26:29 If it were split further down, then would the -- would
18:26:31 the front property be --
18:26:35 >> Because it doesn't have the 75 feet of frontage, it
18:26:37 would still be nonconforming.
18:26:39 >>YVONNE CAPIN: That's what I thought, okay.
18:26:42 It would not be conforming no matter where you split
18:26:42 this on --
18:26:46 >> Right, with an RS-75 zoning lot.
18:26:48 You can keep what you have, but if you make any changes,
18:26:49 you have to meet code.
18:26:54 And that's why they are rezoning PD and not RS-75.
18:26:55 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Thank you.
18:26:57 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Councilman.
18:27:01 >>CURTIS STOKES: Stokes Madam, on your map, on your
18:27:07 line -- the house Dundee.
18:27:09 That portion on that house and another portion on the
18:27:11 other house?
18:27:16 >> This front portion will create 7500-square-foot lot,
18:27:19 including the existing structure.
18:27:20 >>CURTIS STOKES: Okay.
18:27:23 >> And the vacant structure will be joined with the
18:27:24 property to the north.
18:27:26 >>CURTIS STOKES: Okay.
18:27:27 Thank you.
18:27:28 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Any other questions by Council?
18:27:44 You have 15 minutes, but you don't have to take the full
18:27:45 15 minutes.
18:27:49 >> Steve Michelini.
18:27:51 You asked a couple of questions and let me explain to
18:27:54 you what precipitated this.
18:27:57 In the aerial photograph, you can see that the main
18:27:59 structure is here.
18:28:01 That is Mr. Yerrid's house.
18:28:04 And he purchased this property because this property was
18:28:08 being marketed as two buildable lots, and he didn't
18:28:11 really want that to happen.
18:28:14 There is some waterfront in here that he wanted to
18:28:17 protect and make part of his side yard, and we -- we
18:28:20 originally petitioned the city to -- to allow this to be
18:28:25 split off so that he wouldn't have to tear this house
18:28:27 down, and that's what the objective is.
18:28:30 It is not to create another buildable lot.
18:28:33 It is to preserve the existing house that's here.
18:28:35 And that is what the rezoning does.
18:28:41 It creates this as -- as a stand-alone lot.
18:28:42 This is very unusual lot.
18:28:45 It is the only one I could find in the entire
18:28:52 subdivision that is almost 400 feet in depth a little
18:29:01 over 300 plus -- it goes out a little bit into the water
18:29:02 extremely long and narrow.
18:29:06 Because RS-75, could you never meet the 75 feet frontage
18:29:09 That is really the issue we are addressing here with
18:29:16 Council is to provide the 7500 square feet of lot size
18:29:19 that is required so it meets the minimum and allow the
18:29:21 existing house to remain on the site.
18:29:23 And any future development that comes on to this
18:29:32 northern half -- I am sorry on to the -- on to the
18:29:35 Eastern half which is here, anything that goes there
18:29:40 will have to comply with RS-75 development regulations
18:29:47 so you couldn't from the setbacks that are required.
18:30:02 This parcel here is going to be joined is going to be
18:30:04 joined in this manner.
18:30:06 So this is the remainder of being joined with the main
18:30:08 parcel over here.
18:30:13 So you would have the stand-alone house here, and then
18:30:17 the remainder would be joined here with this parcel.
18:30:22 And that's really in a nutshell, that is what -- what
18:30:24 the proposal is that is before you.
18:30:27 And it is not -- it really is not to create another
18:30:30 buildable lot, it is to preserve the one unit and not to
18:30:35 create more units without the density in that particular
18:30:38 The -- like I said to you, the -- in the subdivision and
18:30:42 actually I went beyond the subdivision within almost a
18:30:45 mile radius, I couldn't find another lot with that kind
18:30:48 of depth and configuration.
18:30:51 There are other lots that are in the area that are 50
18:30:55 feet wide and they will each have single-family homes on
18:31:00 them and they vary in depth.
18:31:04 I don't know -- this is a picture of the house.
18:31:09 And Mr. Yerrid just thought it was -- it was a waste of
18:31:15 -- of very fine home just to tear it down.
18:31:19 So he renovated the house and then realized that it
18:31:26 couldn't -- the remaining yard, which is here -- that's
18:31:28 a view back from -- from the water looking back toward
18:31:36 the house that huge piece of land could not be joined
18:31:38 with his house and protect the individual -- the
18:31:40 single-family house on the east side.
18:31:43 So anyway, that is the objective here.
18:31:46 To my knowledge -- I received a couple of phone calls on
18:31:49 it, but the questions were all related to what are you
18:31:53 trying to do and when I explained we were joining that
18:31:57 with the main house parcel, no one else called me back.
18:32:04 This -- this picture here is taken from about where that
18:32:08 new lot line will be drawn.
18:32:12 The only -- the only issue that we have any concern
18:32:21 about is request in here that we pay a in lieu fee for
18:32:24 sidewalks on the property.
18:32:27 The ordinance has changed when that report was written,
18:32:30 and I think we are consistent with the new ordinance.
18:32:33 I don't think we have a problem with that.
18:32:39 But on the San Gable Court side, that is a private road.
18:32:41 That is not a city right-of-way.
18:32:46 The own ones that are existing right-of-ways that are
18:32:54 city streets right-of-ways are Dundee and Juneau.
18:32:58 We respectfully request relief from that except what is
18:33:00 provided in the code for sidewalk and structure.
18:33:03 If you don't have any questions, I would certainly yield
18:33:08 to you now and -- but anyway, the proposal really is to
18:33:11 protect the waterfront and to join it with another
18:33:16 adjacent structure so someone could not come in and
18:33:21 shoehorn a new house into a sliver of land.
18:33:25 It probably was always intended to be one single unit.
18:33:26 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Okay.
18:33:28 That completes your presentation.
18:33:33 Councilwoman Capin and Councilwoman Mulhern.
18:33:35 >>YVONNE CAPIN: First of all, the back part.
18:33:40 You stated it was the intention not to make a buildable
18:33:43 It can't be a buildable lot.
18:33:43 >> No.
18:33:44 >>YVONNE CAPIN: One.
18:33:48 The other part is, this is being separated so that this
18:33:53 front house may be sold.
18:33:56 >> No, he own it is already.
18:34:00 He doesn't want it to tear down.
18:34:04 His intention is for his son to live in that house.
18:34:06 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Thank you.
18:34:10 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Councilwoman Mulhern.
18:34:11 >>MARY MULHERN: I think you explained most of it,
18:34:15 although I think they might want a window on the back of
18:34:18 that house, because there is no view of the water in the
18:34:21 little house.
18:34:25 >> The garage is on that side and windows that they can
18:34:28 -- it is an existing home and they are not planning any
18:34:29 changes to that.
18:34:33 They renovated it as I said quite extensively, and then
18:34:39 realized that -- that they had an issue regarding it.
18:34:41 >>MARY MULHERN: It looks -- when I looked at it, it
18:34:46 looked like a lot of narrow strips that got bought up to
18:34:48 have that big house.
18:34:56 Anyway, so -- he owns the entire strip, and he is adding
18:35:02 it to -- okay.
18:35:03 >> That's correct.
18:35:08 He owns the entire length all the way from DUNDEE all
18:35:10 the way to the water.
18:35:12 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Okay.
18:35:14 I see staff standing up.
18:35:19 I don't know what you -- oh, you are not here for the
18:35:24 city -- as a city representative.
18:35:26 >> You even this big house.
18:35:28 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Anyone from the public wish to address
18:35:29 Council at this time?
18:35:30 Anyone from the public?
18:35:34 Anyone from the public may come forward at this time.
18:35:36 >> Good evening, Council.
18:35:40 Bob McDonough.
18:35:42 West Gable Court, Tampa, Florida.
18:35:44 If you look at the Elmo, the picture.
18:35:47 The house with the orange roof, I am the hole in the
18:35:49 middle of the doughnut.
18:35:51 This property belongs to Mr. Yerrid.
18:35:53 This property belongs to Mr. Yerrid.
18:35:55 This property belongs to Mr. Yerrid.
18:35:56 This is my house.
18:36:00 I am the only affected person by this annexation, and I
18:36:02 wholly support it.
18:36:04 Before Mr. Yerrid bought this house, it was actually in
18:36:08 a horrible state of disrepair.
18:36:11 It was fixed up and his aunt is living there.
18:36:13 His 85-year-old aunt from West Virginia and he did that
18:36:16 to bring her closer to him.
18:36:19 As the only affected neighbor, I fully support this.
18:36:22 Thank you.
18:36:23 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Okay.
18:36:25 Anyone else from the public?
18:36:26 Motion to close.
18:36:32 >>GWEN MILLER: Move to close.
18:36:38 >>TOWANDA ANTHONY: Towanda Anthony, Land Development.
18:36:44 Your action last Thursday regarding sidewalks, the
18:36:46 revision on your sheet.
18:36:48 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Moved and seconded.
18:36:51 All in favor signify by saying aye.
18:36:55 Councilman Caetano?
18:36:57 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Comaker a community garden out of
18:37:00 that back yard area.
18:37:02 >>MARY MULHERN: That would be a very good thing to do.
18:37:05 I am sure Bob would help him.
18:37:08 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: An ordinance rezoning property in
18:37:13 2205 north Dundee street and more specifically described
18:37:17 in section 1 of zoning district classification RS-75
18:37:20 residential single family to PD planned development,
18:37:25 single family detached provide effective date.
18:37:27 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Moved and -- yes?
18:37:30 >> Sorry, includes the revision sheet with the --
18:37:32 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Yes, all the revisions.
18:37:36 The -- the revision that -- that was requested.
18:37:38 Striking bullet 1.
18:37:43 But all the other items are included -- moved by
18:37:47 Councilman Caetano, seconded by Councilman Miranda.
18:37:50 All in favor signify by saying aye.
18:37:53 >> Motion carries unanimously.
18:37:56 Second reading and adoption November 4 at 9:30 A.M.
18:37:58 >> Thank you, Council.
18:38:01 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Next Item, Item Number 11.
18:38:05 V 10-281.
18:38:08 >> This is a special use petition.
18:38:10 V 10-281.
18:38:14 The address is 102 W. Crest Avenue.
18:38:18 The zonings is rs-50, residential single family and
18:38:29 proposing a special use for off-street Commercial.
18:38:31 >> Tony Garcia, Planning Commission staff.
18:38:35 I have been sworn in.
18:38:40 The subject site is located within your central planning
18:38:43 district on your vision map which offers -- one of the
18:38:45 three planning districts within the City of Tampa that
18:38:48 offers the greatest opportunity for redevelopment and
18:38:50 job opportunity.
18:38:56 Specifically zoning down a little bit more located in
18:39:00 the Seminole Heights, greater Seminole Heights area.
18:39:02 A little more complex, located on the west side of
18:39:07 Nebraska avenue.
18:39:09 And as far as the land uses are concerned, this is heavy
18:39:12 commercial -- that is the old land use.
18:39:14 Community Commercial 35 and all Residential-10.
18:39:17 This is the subject site.
18:39:23 Let me show you -- of course this is reflected by -- you
18:39:26 have a variety of commercial use, general commercial and
18:39:30 neighborhood commercial serving uses along Nebraska as
18:39:36 it is parallel corridor to Florida applicant avenue.
18:39:41 The site does have a residential land use 10 category
18:39:43 which allows considering of nonresidential uses
18:39:47 predicated on what the uses can be considered for.
18:39:49 You can put churches in the R-10.
18:39:52 You can use R-10 for temporary parking.
18:39:53 I stress "temporary parking."
18:39:58 And also for retention, as well as those other -- and
18:39:59 for day cares.
18:40:02 Those are the types of uses you can put aside
18:40:06 single-family detached homes in the R-10.
18:40:09 The request for you is a special use for a very small
18:40:10 parking lot.
18:40:13 I believe it is five or six spaces as I recall and one
18:40:15 residential home adjacent to it, to the west of the site
18:40:19 that will have to be properly screened in, buffered as
18:40:20 per code.
18:40:25 Planning Commission staff had no objections or -- and
18:40:27 also found it consistent with the comprehensive plan.
18:40:30 Let me reiterate one more time this is R-10.
18:40:32 A rs-50 land use.
18:40:34 There is no opportunity for any kind of Commercial
18:40:37 structure to be placed on the site based on the land use
18:40:41 Thank you.
18:40:44 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Any questions of Council?
18:40:45 Councilman Stokes?
18:40:48 Any Council.
18:40:51 >>CURTIS STOKES: Sorry, what type of residence -- what
18:40:53 type of business is that?
18:40:55 >> I believe it is an auto accessory related business.
18:40:57 The one that is direct will he to the east of the site
18:40:58 on the corner.
18:41:00 Is that the one you are asking me about?
18:41:01 >>CURTIS STOKES: Yes, sir.
18:41:02 >> Auto related.
18:41:05 I believe that is -- the owner of that business, I
18:41:09 believe, is the one who is applying for this particular
18:41:10 request, from what I understand.
18:41:12 >>CURTIS STOKES: Thank you, sir.
18:41:12 >> You are welcome.
18:41:17 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: That was my question too.
18:41:21 -- going to put in that parking lot next door?
18:41:24 >> The one -- well, he might be able use it for his
18:41:28 employees but as I stress before this is not a very
18:41:29 large lot.
18:41:31 You have to put one, I think -- miss Anthony will get
18:41:33 into the details.
18:41:36 They can put four or five spaces at the most.
18:41:38 One has to be a handicapped space.
18:41:40 Not a lot of impact that can be done to the residential
18:41:43 Only be an ancillary use.
18:41:45 You can not take a Commercial truck that might be
18:41:47 related to that site and leave it on that lot overnight.
18:41:50 That is not considered temporary parking.
18:41:52 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Because it looks like he has got
18:41:55 about 15 cars parked there right now.
18:41:59 >> Well then -- code enforcement needs to pay him a
18:42:02 visit if he has 15 cars parked there.
18:42:03 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Thank you, sir.
18:42:06 >> You are welcome.
18:42:12 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Miss Anthony?
18:42:27 >>TOWANDA ANTHONY, Towanda Anthony, Land Development.
18:42:37 The property is located in the green hatched area,
18:42:39 Florida Avenue.
18:42:46 And the parcel here abutting Florida is the auto sales,
18:42:49 the special use request is for.
18:42:53 And you can see it is surrounded by uses.
18:43:03 PD zoning and this is a cell tower here is the aerial of
18:43:05 the property.
18:43:12 Abutting Crest avenue, Florida Avenue and Hyatt Street.
18:43:14 The property that is requesting the special use, the
18:43:21 auto sale.
18:43:31 Here is a picture of the site.
18:43:33 A picture of the site looking east and this is the auto
18:43:34 sales shop.
18:43:36 This is the picture of the site looking west, and this
18:43:39 is a residential property.
18:43:44 Looking north across the street, this is also a parking
18:43:58 This is a view eastbound Crest Avenue.
18:44:03 The applicant is requesting a special use again Council
18:44:06 for off-street Commercial parking lot to provide
18:44:09 off-street parking for the adjacent Commercial use
18:44:12 located to the northeast of the site.
18:44:15 The 10-acre site is locate west of Florida Avenue and
18:44:18 abuts the existing commercial use it will serve.
18:44:21 The site is adjacent to Commercial uses to the South,
18:44:26 east and north and residential to the west.
18:44:32 Parking spaces being proposed five standard spaces and
18:44:35 one compact space, the Development Review Committee
18:44:38 found the plan consistent; however, the revisions that
18:44:41 are proposed are made between first and second reading,
18:44:46 the revisions are from Land Development Coordination.
18:44:49 Land coordination tree and landscape.
18:44:53 Those revisions are made between first and second
18:44:55 reading and we will find the plan consistent.
18:44:59 Are there any questions?
18:45:00 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Thank you.
18:45:17 >> Good evening.
18:45:21 My name is Stavros Laliotis.
18:45:25 I am an agent for the petitioner.
18:45:28 >>THOMAS SCOTT: State your name again.
18:45:30 >> Stavros Laliotis.
18:45:34 Good evening, Chairman, and members of the board.
18:45:38 Like everything that was said, basically his -- his
18:45:40 property -- he sells autos.
18:45:44 And the property right behind it he wants to use for
18:45:47 customer parking.
18:45:51 As everyone has already stated.
18:45:56 We don't see anything inconsistent or nor did the city
18:45:59 find anything.
18:46:05 I think there was an additional waiver that needed to be
18:46:13 I believe a BUFFER, changing from a 15-foot to a 5 on
18:46:16 ate Jay sent property on the residential side between
18:46:18 his property and the residence.
18:46:22 And we were going to build a six-foot concrete block
18:46:27 The only other waiver I can think of is the -- is one of
18:46:32 the parking spaces, the ratio as it comes back is 7
18:46:35 We need to change that to 4.
18:46:40 Those are the waivers that we are asking at this time.
18:46:41 And that's all.
18:46:43 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Okay, Councilman Miranda.
18:46:45 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: I just want to make sure that you
18:46:47 understood what Mr. Garcia said.
18:46:51 This is for temporary parking.
18:46:53 >> I have gone over that with my client.
18:46:55 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Did I hear wrong?
18:46:58 It is for full-time parking?
18:47:01 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Abbye Feeley, Land Development.
18:47:02 This is for a Commercial parking lot.
18:47:06 Commercial parking lot serve adjacent Commercial uses.
18:47:07 It is not temporary.
18:47:11 It will not allow open storage of cars from his other
18:47:15 business, but for his clients who are coming there,
18:47:18 other people who are coming there, they can park there
18:47:21 and walk into the service or his employees or himself.
18:47:23 It serves as a Commercial parking lot.
18:47:25 It is not temporary parking lot.
18:47:26 I apologize for any --
18:47:29 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: All right, let me ask you this --
18:47:35 uh-oh, side bar.
18:47:42 Sorry for the delay.
18:47:45 This is great because this is government in process.
18:47:56 And I like this.
18:47:58 >>THOMAS SCOTT: I don't know, looks like a
18:48:03 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: The customer can't be there
18:48:07 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Correct, no storage of vehicles.
18:48:08 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: He is talking about cars.
18:48:10 We are talking about the same thing.
18:48:12 >>ABBYE FEELEY: No storage of vehicles may occur on
18:48:13 that site.
18:48:14 Parking, yes.
18:48:15 Storage, no.
18:48:17 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: When you close the front door, the
18:48:21 vacant lot has got to be vacant, am I correct?
18:48:22 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Yes.
18:48:23 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you very much.
18:48:24 Thank you, sir.
18:48:26 Thank you.
18:48:28 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Any other questions by Council?
18:48:30 Yes, Councilwoman Capin.
18:48:32 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Real quick here.
18:48:37 On this lot, is there any fence around that lot?
18:48:40 Wall where you are asking to go from 15 feet to 5 foot
18:48:42 on the residential side.
18:48:47 But I am asking when you leave at night, that lot is
18:48:50 >> It's open.
18:48:52 >>YVONNE CAPIN: It's open.
18:48:54 >> The it's open.
18:48:56 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Not anything will be there.
18:48:58 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Right, nothing is supposed to be there.
18:49:00 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Public hearing.
18:49:03 Anyone wish to address Council on this Item.
18:49:06 Please come forward.
18:49:07 Anyone else?
18:49:09 Please come forward.
18:49:10 >> Good evening, Councilmembers.
18:49:15 Patty Ellsworth, and I have been sworn.
18:49:19 I live at 101 Crest avenue next door to the subject
18:49:20 property for the last 24 years.
18:49:23 A lot has happened in the past year since the house next
18:49:24 door was torn down.
18:49:29 One of my main concerns is a change in ground elevation.
18:49:34 Heavy fill with huge hunks of asphalt were laid on the
18:49:39 Now I have a rain overflow from the property to my
18:49:45 W. Crest Avenue is unique because the street is like a v
18:49:47 and the rain runs off in the middle of the road.
18:49:50 Based on the history this past year, the empty lot is
18:49:54 already being used for unknown offense by other people
18:49:56 during the week and weekends.
18:50:00 On Saturday nights, that lot is completely full.
18:50:02 And I hear loud music in my home.
18:50:06 I feel this could be a code enforcement dilemma.
18:50:09 Thank you.
18:50:10 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Thank you.
18:50:12 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Ma'am, what do you mean by loud
18:50:18 >> From where the lot is, in the corner -- where their
18:50:20 business is, there is a church behind it, and there is
18:50:24 another building behind it.
18:50:26 There is people filling that lot, and they are standing
18:50:31 around between the back of the church, small church, and
18:50:35 another back -- and another building, and they are all
18:50:37 standing around.
18:50:41 And there is loud music, and I don't know what is going
18:50:43 on and this lot next door to my home is completely full
18:50:45 of cars, you guys.
18:50:49 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Well according to request, it can
18:50:53 only be used for his patrons or his employees, and when
18:50:56 he closes that at night, there should be no one there.
18:50:59 >> But guess what, there is no fencing at all around
18:51:01 that property whatsoever.
18:51:04 At all.
18:51:07 On the Florida Avenue site behind the church, that is
18:51:11 behind their property, and on Crest Avenue in front of
18:51:16 that location.
18:51:19 >>THOMAS SCOTT: The I want to raise is the music coming
18:51:22 from the car lot or coming from the church?
18:51:22 >> I don't know.
18:51:24 I can't answer that.
18:51:27 Honestly I don't know who is allowing -- I don't know
18:51:28 who is there.
18:51:30 I just know there are a lot of people standing around.
18:51:32 The lot next door to my house.
18:51:34 It is completely full.
18:51:38 The church that is behind the lot has been using that
18:51:41 lot next door to me for quite a while now since the
18:51:47 house was been torn down and the gravel has been laid.
18:51:49 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Is there anything else around there
18:51:54 other than the church and this dealership?
18:51:57 >> Yes, another building next to the church, but I don't
18:51:59 know what type of business that is.
18:52:02 And there was some tables set up back there.
18:52:04 And I don't know what was going on.
18:52:07 I just -- I see people standing around and loud music.
18:52:11 I mean it was music.
18:52:11 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Okay.
18:52:12 All right.
18:52:15 You want --
18:52:18 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Yes, I would like -- can -- hello, can
18:52:23 we put this map back up an show us where -- was this
18:52:29 ever up there?
18:52:32 Where the car lot, where your house is, where the
18:52:35 building is, where is this church?
18:52:38 What are we talking about?
18:52:39 >> Okay.
18:52:41 This is the car lot, correct?
18:52:42 The car dealership?
18:52:47 This right here is where they -- where the people were
18:52:53 standing around.
18:52:56 Thank you.
18:52:58 It is hard to see with these trees.
18:53:02 But in the corner of this lot right here, it is all
18:53:04 The church is back here.
18:53:08 They have parking right here, and there is open concrete
18:53:12 And there are a bunch of people standing around here,
18:53:17 but this whole lot is full of cars.
18:53:20 >>YVONNE CAPIN: And where is your house?
18:53:22 >> I am right next door to the lot.
18:53:23 Right next door.
18:53:26 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Is that where the six-foot fence is
18:53:28 going to go up along that line?
18:53:29 It's got to.
18:53:31 That's where it is going up.
18:53:34 >>THOMAS SCOTT: So six-foot fence going up and you
18:53:37 would be opposed to that?
18:53:45 >> Not to the fence -- not to the six-foot.
18:53:48 I am just concerned about parking when they are not
18:53:51 That's what I am concerned about.
18:53:54 I am concerned about in the evenings, and I am concerned
18:54:00 on the weekends.
18:54:02 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Councilwoman Mulhern.
18:54:04 >>MARY MULHERN: I want to ask you one question before
18:54:06 you sit down, the building right across the street from
18:54:08 you on Crest, is that a house?
18:54:10 >> Yes, ma'am, it is.
18:54:11 >>MARY MULHERN: Did you say that the empty lot we are
18:54:13 talking about right now was a house until it was just
18:54:15 torn down recently?
18:54:16 >> Yes, ma'am.
18:54:19 The owner of that house passed away, and the family sold
18:54:21 the property and it had been sold quite a few times, and
18:54:25 then eventually it was bought, and the house was torn
18:54:27 It was residential, the home.
18:54:30 >>MARY MULHERN: Okay, thanks.
18:54:31 >> Thank you.
18:54:33 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Councilman Caetano.
18:54:35 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Mr. Garcia or Abbye.
18:54:38 I don't know who can answer the question.
18:54:43 What time does that business close normally?
18:54:45 >>ABBYE FEELEY: I don't know that answer, Mr. Caetano.
18:54:47 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Maybe the owner can answer or the
18:54:57 >> Dan lima, reside at 412 Raven wood trail.
18:55:00 I am the son of the owner of the property lot, Monday
18:55:04 through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. other than that,
18:55:05 nobody will be to that lot.
18:55:08 >> Would you be opposed putting a chain across there
18:55:12 when you leave at night no one can get in there.
18:55:14 >> Not a problem.
18:55:16 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Evidently they are trespassing.
18:55:20 Did you know there were people there at night?
18:55:23 >> No we live a good hour away.
18:55:24 I never come back at nighttime.
18:55:27 As far as I know the lot was supposed to be empty.
18:55:29 We have an alarm on the car lot.
18:55:34 But the car lot is open --
18:55:38 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: We need to put a restriction there
18:55:40 that you have a sign with -- with a chain going across
18:55:44 and a sign stating after 6 p.m. that nobody is supposed
18:55:47 to be in that lot and a sign so that the police will
18:55:48 notice that.
18:55:51 >> What I believe she is talking about the whole noise
18:55:54 -- the art gallery that opened next door and I believe
18:55:57 that is what they are doing on the weekends at
18:56:01 nighttime, the art gallery and we will be more than
18:56:05 happy to do the wall on her side so she won't have any
18:56:08 Excuse me -- so she won't have any problems with them ,
18:56:11 and we put a chain-link fence so nobody from that group
18:56:16 can park in the parking lot after hours.
18:56:19 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Can we put that restriction.
18:56:20 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Let's hear from the public.
18:56:22 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: All right, thank you.
18:56:23 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Thank you, sir.
18:56:25 Next speaker.
18:56:27 >> Good evening, Mr. Chairman, members of the Council,
18:56:30 Gary Ellsworth, President of the South Seminole Heights
18:56:32 Civic Association.
18:56:33 No relation to Patty.
18:56:36 We both happen to think it is a great name.
18:56:39 I want to give you a little bit of history on this
18:56:41 property, and I won't go back too far.
18:56:45 And I apologize kind of for the quality of this map.
18:56:47 This was compliments of google earth, but this is the
18:56:50 house that used to be on the property.
18:56:52 And it was in bad condition.
18:56:56 It had, as you can see, some blue tarps from leaky
18:56:59 You will also see trees here, and I believe there were
18:57:02 three, maybe two.
18:57:04 And that's kind of where this journey has led us to
18:57:11 I have put up pictures of it presently because Land
18:57:12 Development Coordination had those.
18:57:16 A year ago that I received a call with the trees that
18:57:20 you saw on the google map were being cut down.
18:57:29 This was on the 9th of October last year on a Sunday.
18:57:34 We alerted TPD, code enforcement and the tree hotline,
18:57:37 and I believe that -- I believe city staff has advised
18:57:40 me there were fines and those fines were paid and that
18:57:43 did not come up in the report tonight.
18:57:45 Shortly after that, we got another call about heavy
18:57:50 And these are the chunks of asphalt that Miss Elsworth
18:57:54 referred to.
18:57:58 Shortly after that the -- make no mistake about it,
18:58:00 there is a parking lot there.
18:58:04 So, you know this request for a parking lot, it has
18:58:08 become a request for the right kind of parking lot.
18:58:13 The first notice that we received from this hearing
18:58:18 tonight was from the Tampa Cares notice that goes out to
18:58:20 neighborhood to neighborhood in June.
18:58:23 We do not support this because we do not feel it will be
18:58:25 used for the intended purposes.
18:58:28 I believe it is going to be exactly what it is now.
18:58:31 It is going to be an overflow lot that is infringing
18:58:33 into the neighborhood.
18:58:36 And I understand from talking to staff that if that
18:58:40 happens, it becomes a code enforcement issue, and most
18:58:44 of you know who have been here a week at least that I
18:58:47 don't need another code enforcement issue.
18:58:49 We are still trying to resolve code issues from the
18:58:51 Greco administration.
18:58:56 So -- that's -- that's -- I am not trying to be cute, I
18:58:59 am trying to be very honest on that.
18:59:03 We did -- the rose patrol when Miss Ferlita was here and
18:59:05 Bill Doherty was the Code Enforcement.
18:59:07 We still have violations that stand.
18:59:09 I guess the neighborhood association is not convinced
18:59:14 that this is going to be for a -- for the use as
18:59:17 designated in this request and therefore we do not
18:59:21 support it.
18:59:22 >> Anyone else from the public?
18:59:24 Anyone else from the public?
18:59:27 >>JULIA COLE: Julia Cole, legal department.
18:59:30 Want to make it clear to Council in rendering a
18:59:33 decision, you need to clearly look at the code and make
18:59:35 determination based upon that.
18:59:36 Thank you.
18:59:37 >>THOMAS SCOTT: I understand.
18:59:40 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Mrs. Cole, may I ask you a
18:59:43 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Whoa, you can't have it twice before
18:59:45 I haven't spoken yet, sir.
18:59:50 The fairness code by Chairman Scott.
18:59:57 I know I am not trying to be cute, but -- and I
18:59:59 understand Julia Cole knew I was going to say something
19:00:03 so she prewarned the public that what I am going to say
19:00:05 I can't hold for or against the petition.
19:00:08 So I confess that I am not holding it for or against the
19:00:16 petitioner; however, when you have a lot according to
19:00:19 code, even if you were to have a buildable lot according
19:00:23 to code and you were going to put that lot to a higher
19:00:28 elevation and you had a swale, at the time of permitting
19:00:32 that swale or whatever it is, to make sure the water
19:00:34 runoff from your property and continue to somebody
19:00:38 else's property must be built at the time that you apply
19:00:38 for that permit.
19:00:40 That is part of it.
19:00:42 However, here is the problem.
19:00:50 What -- and I am not speaking about this petition.
19:00:51 Let me make that clear again.
19:00:54 When everything is done and everything is signed and
19:00:54 everything is built.
19:00:56 Something happens with nature.
19:01:01 That swale doesn't become a swale because it is not
19:01:02 maintained and it builds up.
19:01:06 Guess what happens after that, the water runs off to
19:01:07 somebody else's property.
19:01:10 I have two cases like that in the office now.
19:01:11 So we call.
19:01:13 And guess what happens.
19:01:20 They can't find that that is a violation because it
19:01:23 wasn't -- I am not blaming anyone, but I am just saying
19:01:25 that these things happen through time.
19:01:26 It evolves.
19:01:30 And what I am saying here, if I have heard right, in
19:01:35 some other land, not here, it has been already higher
19:01:41 So I can't hold that against this petitioner, but if
19:01:45 that's so, even if you allow this, they have to bring
19:01:48 that back down to grand elevation so that that water
19:01:56 runs off to the nearest wastewater area or at least has
19:02:00 a chance to go off, but it can not runoff to somebody
19:02:02 else's property.
19:02:04 That is the only thing I am going to say right now until
19:02:08 the petitioner finishes with his rebuttal and then I
19:02:09 will question the petitioner.
19:02:10 Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
19:02:12 I am sorry, Mr. Caetano.
19:02:14 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Councilman Caetano.
19:02:17 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Miss Cole?
19:02:19 In other words, when they put this -- whatever they put
19:02:23 on this, they are supposed to have a permit in order to
19:02:26 do what they did?
19:02:29 >>JULIA COLE: They very well may have needed a permit
19:02:31 and very well may be in the code enforcement process to
19:02:32 deal with that issue.
19:02:35 What I am saying for today what you are looking at is
19:02:38 whether or not this property and this petition -- this
19:02:43 petitioner meets the special use criteria, and if you
19:02:45 determine they meet the criteria, then it would be
19:02:47 appropriate for you to approve it.
19:02:49 If you determine they don't, it will be appropriate for
19:02:53 you to deny it, but you can't deny it based on the fact
19:02:56 there may have been a code enforcement violation.
19:02:59 There may have been some outstanding things that were
19:03:01 done to this property that were done in line with the
19:03:05 Moving forward, assuming that you go ahead and approve
19:03:06 this and even if you don't approve this.
19:03:08 They are going to have to resolve whatever they have
19:03:11 done that might not be correct.
19:03:13 Correctly done in our code.
19:03:16 And if they move forward to construct what they will be
19:03:20 allowed to construct under this Special Use Permit and
19:03:22 the record is clear and the applicant is clear, they
19:03:24 will have to comply with our code.
19:03:27 They are going to have to pull building permits and they
19:03:29 are going to have to construct their Commercial parking
19:03:32 lot in a manner consistent with our code requirements,
19:03:35 our drainage requirements, our tree code requirements,
19:03:40 buffer requirements, et cetera.
19:03:42 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: To your knowledge do you have code
19:03:52 >>JULIA COLE: I don't.
19:03:54 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Can we recommend that?
19:03:54 >>JULIA COLE: No.
19:03:58 I would advise against that whether there is a code
19:04:00 violation on somebody else's property.
19:04:04 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Anyone else from the public wish
19:04:10 address Council on this item?
19:04:16 >> I live right across the street from the lot.
19:04:20 I have been there ten years at my address.
19:04:25 And the one thing that is consistent -- kind of a
19:04:28 consistent problem with this lot during the daytime
19:04:32 hours is car alarms.
19:04:34 They just go off all the time.
19:04:37 It is a matter of getting out there -- it is an
19:04:42 And it is pretty obvious to everybody in this
19:04:45 neighborhood that has watched this process, the house go
19:04:48 down, the demolition, blowing everything out.
19:04:51 Putting the lot in there and almost immediately after
19:04:55 that there were cars parked all over it.
19:04:57 What they intended to do, okay.
19:04:59 So this deal with the chain, I heard that
19:05:01 recommendation, okay.
19:05:02 I heard that.
19:05:07 But on the public and the parking and some the traffic
19:05:11 that she was -- that Patty was talking about earlier,
19:05:14 there is a new business a couple blocks up the street
19:05:18 called The International.
19:05:21 Kind of a late-night bar.
19:05:24 Very busy, especially on Friday and Saturday nights.
19:05:27 And those folks drive around like anywhere else looking
19:05:29 fore a place to park.
19:05:34 And two blocks -- they come over there and they park.
19:05:36 Well, this is just the way it is, you know.
19:05:40 So if that chain is up there, then I understand that is
19:05:41 a remedy.
19:05:46 But overall, you know, if they stand up here and swear
19:05:49 to you that they are not going to put cars for sale on
19:05:50 that lot.
19:05:53 It is going to be empty at the end of the business day,
19:06:09 you know, if you believe that, then all right.
19:06:12 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Anyone else from the public?
19:06:19 You have five minutes of rebuttal.
19:06:23 >> Just like to quickly state that, you know, some
19:06:26 things have happened in the past or not.
19:06:28 Not sure -- not really clear on that, but I have heard
19:06:30 all the issues so far.
19:06:35 It doesn't seem anything that we are doing is going to
19:06:37 not help that situation.
19:06:41 I mean, we had, you know, cars parking on the lot which
19:06:46 would be alleviated by putting the concrete -- six-foot
19:06:50 concrete fence up along with a chain or something that
19:06:54 will block cars -- that was two complaints, the other
19:06:56 was runoffs and whatnot.
19:06:59 Although sometimes the land is higher, you know.
19:07:02 The -- the city does its best, and the contractors do
19:07:06 their best to be sure that the runoff -- the water runs
19:07:07 off properly.
19:07:11 And the one resident that abuts the property actually is
19:07:17 going to have a concrete wall right there.
19:07:21 The water should by its own act of nature run toward the
19:07:27 But before we say that the -- that the runoff won't
19:07:30 happen or will happen, I mean, I think it is better left
19:07:35 off to letting the engineers, surveyors and land
19:07:39 developers actually put this small parking lot and have
19:07:42 the water run off where it needs to be.
19:07:45 And as to the accusations that, you know, car also be
19:07:47 sold off the lot and whatnot.
19:07:51 I mean, I still think we live in the country where you
19:07:54 are innocent until proven guilty, and to deny something
19:08:00 on the fact that somebody might do something in our
19:08:04 opinion isn't quite something that needs to be done in
19:08:06 this country.
19:08:11 Other than that, I don't think any the issues that were
19:08:15 brought up today were overbearing in any way.
19:08:18 Thank you.
19:08:20 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Councilman Miranda.
19:08:23 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Just one second.
19:08:26 I understand your Constitutional rights.
19:08:28 No one is questioning that.
19:08:34 I can also tell you this, if this passes, I am going to
19:08:39 tell you how I vote for it, with a wall -- you know why
19:08:40 you need a wall.
19:08:45 You know how much a gallon of water weighs?
19:08:46 8.33 pounds.
19:08:49 So even the wall would with crumble if there was a
19:08:54 continuous flow of water against a wall.
19:08:57 That is why mountains fall because water is one of the
19:09:01 most powerful earth movers that there is because of the
19:09:04 weight per volume.
19:09:08 The only way I would support it if you had a chain-link
19:09:12 fence around that area so that the neighborhood would be
19:09:16 somewhat protected.
19:09:21 And then I can't say that the city is going to go out
19:09:23 there and look at it on a daily basis.
19:09:27 I don't think that would happen, but I can tell you that
19:09:32 the city would look at it on an occasional, and if there
19:09:34 is a complaint from the neighborhood it would be on a
19:09:35 daily basis.
19:09:40 If that was to pass, then that lot would be back to code
19:09:43 enforcement, back here -- I think there was evidence of
19:09:47 that already that so much a day.
19:09:52 That may or may not hinder some situations.
19:09:56 I see you have about 20 cars parked on your lot now as I
19:10:00 look down just quickly at the car lot.
19:10:02 I assume you own the corner.
19:10:05 Do you?
19:10:07 I am making an assumption that your client owns the
19:10:12 So I also make an assumption that no cars for sale will
19:10:14 be at the lot.
19:10:17 Am I correct?
19:10:19 >> In the proposed lot?
19:10:22 There will be no cars for sale in the proposed lot?
19:10:22 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Yeah.
19:10:27 Not a lot in Brandon, that one.
19:10:28 Am I correct?
19:10:31 >> Correct, I think I understand.
19:10:32 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: What happens if there is a car for
19:10:35 sale on that lot?
19:10:39 >> Then I guess you would leave it to code enforcement.
19:10:41 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Pardon me?
19:10:43 >> If there is a car for sale on the proposed lot that
19:10:46 we are asking to put for Commercial park something in
19:10:48 what would happen?
19:10:51 I guess they would -- code enforcement would take the
19:10:52 appropriate steps.
19:10:56 What else would happen.
19:10:56 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Okay.
19:11:01 Are you -- are you willing to add a condition that the
19:11:05 complete -- you have a wall on the western side of the
19:11:11 lot, 6-foot block fence wall holding that up.
19:11:13 What about the rest of the property?
19:11:15 Because we hear there are people parking in there now,
19:11:19 and if you don't have -- and I -- I appreciate what
19:11:24 Councilman Caetano is saying.
19:11:29 But that is really not a -- a big deterrent if people
19:11:35 can go around the chain-link -- I mean the -- the draw
19:11:39 that you are going to put of some sort -- the chain.
19:11:42 Are you amenable of having the rest of the lot fenced
19:11:48 >> Fenced in with -- I don't know the expense behind --
19:11:50 with a chain-link fence or something?
19:11:54 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Whatever meets the requirement of a
19:11:56 >> He would be all right with that.
19:11:58 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: And then the front, will it have a
19:12:04 sliding gate so it is locked so nobody can get in two
19:12:05 blocks down from the bar?
19:12:08 >> We don't have a problem with that.
19:12:13 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Okay, thank you very much, sir.
19:12:14 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Any other questions?
19:12:16 Motion to close.
19:12:17 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: So moved.
19:12:25 >> Second.
19:12:28 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Sorry, Abbye Feeley, Land Development
19:12:31 I was listening to the changes you were recommending.
19:12:34 Towanda and I both were making notes.
19:12:38 You do have a revision street sheet -- sheet in front of
19:12:42 This process works on that revision street and all the
19:12:46 other modifications need to be clearly spelled out so
19:12:49 the modifications can be made between first and second
19:12:52 reading and the Zoning Adminstrator can certify those
19:13:02 I didn't have a highlighter, but -- the wall being
19:13:05 proposed is along adjacent to the residential.
19:13:08 What I am hearing being discussed is some sort of
19:13:11 continuation of either that wall or some sort of fencing
19:13:15 and then a rolling gate that would occur across the
19:13:21 Per our code, they could have a three-foot solid wall
19:13:25 that would come across the front of the parking lot or
19:13:29 four-foot opaque -- four-foot transparent which could be
19:13:31 a wrought iron or something but since they are having
19:13:34 the wall poured here may be beneficial to just continue
19:13:38 that across and then the rolling gate could occur just
19:13:39 across the driveway.
19:13:42 Is that what was being discussed?
19:13:45 Just -- I don't know where you are going to go on that
19:13:48 measure, but if that's what is being discussed and I
19:13:51 would ask that you make a motion to add a note that that
19:13:55 gate is to remain locked at the times the business is
19:14:00 not in operation and that no cars remain that area.
19:14:05 Again, open storage cannot occur on that site, and that
19:14:10 includes storage of any vehicles.
19:14:13 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: If I may before we close.
19:14:16 You see we are trying to find a balance here so that you
19:14:19 can accomplish what you want and the neighborhood is
19:14:20 protected all at once.
19:14:23 I think if these things happen, what miss Feeley put
19:14:26 here and is added to the Land Development Coordination,
19:14:29 landscape and so forth, that the neighborhood would at
19:14:33 least have some feel that in the future that noise is
19:14:34 not coming from there.
19:14:38 So you don't have to be unjustly accused by me maybe
19:14:39 that you are doing something wrong.
19:14:44 And if that gate is locked, like I was going to make a
19:14:47 suggestion that that be added to the plan, then you are
19:14:51 vindicated from any people who might want to use that
19:14:55 open storage area for something it wasn't designated to
19:14:57 be and that is my only contention.
19:15:00 Or mine -- and I am sure the Councilmembers feel the
19:15:09 same way.
19:15:14 >> Just a quick question for miss elsworth, are you
19:15:21 comfortable for a six-feet concrete wall beside your
19:15:26 home because it seems very unsightly.
19:15:28 >> My main concern to be honest with you I don't want to
19:15:30 see cars next door to my house.
19:15:31 I decent.
19:15:34 Also, you are talking about the front of the property on
19:15:36 Crest Avenue.
19:15:39 You also need to take into consideration the side of the
19:15:45 Because the church is on that lot, the building right
19:15:48 next to that church can drive right on that lot.
19:15:51 So making sure that nobody has access to that lot when
19:15:52 that business is closed.
19:15:55 That is my concern.
19:16:00 Thank you.
19:16:02 >>THOMAS SCOTT: I questions the question to staff --
19:16:11 let me hear from staff.
19:16:16 >>THOMAS SCOTT: What is allowable right now on zoning
19:16:18 on that lot.
19:16:23 >> An rs-50 lot, so single-family lot.
19:16:26 >>THOMAS SCOTT: No parking or anything allowed will be
19:16:29 >> The parking lot cannot be permitted unless they go
19:16:31 through a special use.
19:16:32 Nothing can take place there.
19:16:36 >> Right now if there is any parking, it is illegal.
19:16:39 >>THOMAS SCOTT: So if this does not pass tonight, they
19:16:42 just have an empty lot there that will be continue to be
19:16:44 utilized by somebody.
19:16:47 >> That shouldn't be utilized as a parking lot, but you
19:16:49 will have a vacant residential lot.
19:16:52 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Okay, but my point though is, it is not
19:16:56 -- and if we don't do anything with it tonight.
19:16:59 And we understand if it does not pass, the church will
19:17:04 continue to utilize that parking.
19:17:08 Somebody else will continue to utilize it.
19:17:11 At night, day.
19:17:14 >> Well, because it is a vacant lot, there is access to
19:17:16 the adjacent properties, it will probably continue to be
19:17:19 used but there is a citation on the property for illegal
19:17:25 So it would go through the code enforcement process.
19:17:30 >>THOMAS SCOTT: I understand.
19:17:33 >> He has a vacant lot, but it will continue to be used
19:17:35 for illegal parking.
19:17:37 >>THOMAS SCOTT: I want to make it clear if nothing
19:17:42 happens at all, still going to have parking evidently
19:17:47 from the church -- he guess the church and -- I guess
19:17:50 people who come.
19:17:55 That the observation I am trying to make.
19:17:58 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Maybe from the art gallery.
19:18:05 From the art gallery and -- bars, whatever.
19:18:08 So -- what I hear Mr. Miranda trying to do is trying to
19:18:12 alleviate and protect the neighborhood for them -- but
19:18:13 the neighborhood say they don't want it.
19:18:16 So I am trying to give a clear picture of what you are
19:18:17 going to have.
19:18:20 Mr. Miranda says and if I hear what he is saying, put a
19:18:23 fence around, put a wall there, let's lock it up.
19:18:29 And I heard miss elsworth said then I don't want nothing
19:18:33 She said I don't want any car there is period.
19:18:34 That's what she said.
19:18:36 I stand to be corrected if that's not what she said.
19:18:39 I thought she said I don't want any car there is period.
19:18:41 >> I think she said she did not want to see cars from
19:18:43 her house.
19:18:47 >> See cars.
19:18:50 >>THOMAS SCOTT: She don't want to see any.
19:18:52 >> He had asked home run -- I don't -- he had asked her
19:18:54 if she minded the wall.
19:18:57 And she said she didn't want to see cars from her house
19:18:59 so that would give her the greatest protection.
19:19:01 The wall is what is required by code.
19:19:03 I think what we are hearing on church side -- let me
19:19:08 just show -- on church side here, this is miss
19:19:11 Elsworth's property here.
19:19:15 On the church side, on the east and then on this
19:19:19 commercial property on the south, there is access to the
19:19:25 So if we do the wall and then chain off the front, that
19:19:27 is not going to help the situation of other people still
19:19:29 using the lot.
19:19:34 The petitioner has said that they would put a chain-link
19:19:38 fence on this area and also -- so on the east and also
19:19:42 on the South to stop access from those other properties
19:19:47 on to theirs, and then the masonry wall adjacent to the
19:19:51 residential and then the smaller masonry wall in the
19:19:54 front with the sliding gate.
19:20:01 The last I think that Miss Cole had advised me is that
19:20:04 she recommended that actual hours of operation be placed
19:20:06 for the parking lot.
19:20:09 If we said business hours and they say they are open 24
19:20:12 hours and the lot can be used for 24 hours.
19:20:16 So in order to avoid any confusion related to that note,
19:20:19 we should probably put hours of operation for the lots.
19:20:21 Thank you.
19:20:24 >>THOMAS SCOTT: He may want to state that again which I
19:20:27 heard Monday through Friday from 10 to 6:00 is what I
19:20:31 You want to come back and --
19:20:35 >> We do open on Saturday, sometimes on Sundays, but we
19:20:39 usually close by 2:00 in the afternoon.
19:20:41 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Mr. Chairman.
19:20:43 Why don't you give us the hours you are talking about
19:20:45 being open.
19:20:47 A car lot that does income tax.
19:20:53 >> 10 a.m. to 6:00 and say Saturday from 10 to 2:00.
19:20:57 Anything else beside that, no cars should be there at
19:21:01 >> If I may, if we can leave some room open just in case
19:21:04 he decides to do business later on a Sunday maybe go
19:21:07 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week or something
19:21:09 like that because in the future --
19:21:11 >>THOMAS SCOTT: That is stretching it.
19:21:14 I think you are stretching it.
19:21:17 Okay, yes.
19:21:18 You can request that now, I don't think you are going to
19:21:20 get it, but you can request it.
19:21:22 Yes, go ahead.
19:21:28 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Miss Elsworth, Mrs. ELSworth, do you
19:21:32 understand what is being proposed next to your house
19:21:36 with the fence all the way around the front of it is 3
19:21:40 foot with a roller gate, and then the concrete 6 foot
19:21:44 along the side of your house.
19:21:46 >> I am aware what they are proposing.
19:21:50 I am -- I am just concerned.
19:21:54 What you are all propose and what they are proposing, is
19:22:00 it going to really help.
19:22:01 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Well, it would have to happen, the
19:22:06 fence, the chain-link, it -- it would to happen or they
19:22:10 will not be there for parking.
19:22:13 Had is being proposed here would have to happen.
19:22:18 That chain-link that -- closing of that lot, at 6 p.m.
19:22:22 and all of it being where there is no access unless they
19:22:27 cut the fence and really want to park in there.
19:22:30 That is what -- that would have to be done.
19:22:32 >> Okay.
19:22:35 >>YVONNE CAPIN: So I wanted to know if you were aware
19:22:39 >> I understand it and I am very clear on it.
19:22:43 I would be more happier if the property was taken care
19:22:46 of properly like you said per the wall, the brick wall
19:22:51 and the fence, to close it in so nothing going on on
19:22:51 that piece of property.
19:23:01 >>YVONNE CAPIN: That is exactly what is being proposed.
19:23:08 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Petitioner?
19:23:11 >> I don't have any further comment.
19:23:12 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Motion to close --
19:23:13 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Comment receipt now.
19:23:16 This is your last shot because we will close the hearing
19:23:18 and there will be no more comment.
19:23:21 If you want to add something to it, you better say it
19:23:23 now or forever hold your peace.
19:23:28 >> I just wanted to clarify the hours of operation.
19:23:31 Monday through Friday, 10 to 6 p.m. and Saturday and
19:23:34 Sunday 10 to 2 p.m. is that okay?
19:23:41 Other than that -- and the three waivers that.
19:23:42 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Second to close.
19:23:43 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Moved and seconded.
19:23:46 All in favor signify by saying aye.
19:23:52 What is the pleasure of Council?
19:23:53 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: With the restrictions I will move
19:23:56 the ordinance providing it meets all the restrictions
19:24:00 that are attached to this revision sheet for case
19:24:04 V10-281, 102 W. Crest Avenue.
19:24:09 Addition to that, that there be a masonry six-foot wall
19:24:13 between the residence of the west side to the adjacent
19:24:19 property on the east side, a six-foot and a three-foot
19:24:24 masonry wall across the front on the northern side of
19:24:27 the property on Crest with an opening sufficient meeting
19:24:30 code requirements that would have a sliding gate with a
19:24:33 lock, and that the eastern property adjacent between
19:24:37 this property and the southernmost property running
19:24:45 South and also South running to the western portion
19:24:49 should be a chain-link material that nobody should be
19:24:54 entering the lot without a lock and business hours
19:24:57 Monday through Friday from 10 to 6 and Saturday and
19:25:01 Sunday from 10 to 2 and the lot should be closed after
19:25:04 the business closes during those hours, 10 to 6 on
19:25:08 Monday through Fridays and Saturday and Sundays, 10 to 2
19:25:13 and I don't mean in the morning, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
19:25:14 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Second.
19:25:16 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: With a sign posted that it is for
19:25:21 your parking only.
19:25:23 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Second?
19:25:24 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: I seconded.
19:25:25 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Let me read the ordinance.
19:25:30 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Mr. Miranda did a great job.
19:25:32 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Move an ordinance of a Special Use
19:25:36 Permit approving off-street parking in rs-50 residential
19:25:43 single family en in the general vicinity of 102 W. Crest
19:25:45 Avenue providing an effective date.
19:25:46 >>THOMAS SCOTT: I am going to vote against it.
19:25:49 I am going to vote against it because we started out
19:25:51 Monday through Friday 10 to 6:00.
19:25:54 Then we went to Saturday and then we added Sunday,
19:25:55 number one.
19:26:00 Number two is, --
19:26:01 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: I don't think we added Sunday.
19:26:05 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Yes, we did.
19:26:09 And then lastly, I am not so sure the walls will get
19:26:11 done once they start looking at what the cost is going
19:26:11 to be.
19:26:14 Concrete wall six feet high will be pretty expensive,
19:26:17 but anyway, motion has been made, seconded.
19:26:19 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Let me speak to my own motion if I
19:26:22 may under the rules.
19:26:26 If it passes, and it is not in conformity with what we
19:26:30 just read into the record, then the problem does not go
19:26:34 But the neighborhood -- for the neighborhood and for the
19:26:37 You will be fined on something on a daily basis, and you
19:26:43 will continue to be fined on daily basis until the last
19:26:45 straw that breaks the camel's back.
19:26:47 So I am trying to be fair.
19:26:49 Why am I supporting this?
19:26:51 I think it is a compromise that will work.
19:26:54 You don't see cars there.
19:26:58 You have protection from the outside that now the lot is
19:27:03 Right now the lot is not secured at all.
19:27:05 There is an opening in the front.
19:27:09 There will be an opening in the front if it passes, and
19:27:14 that opening is codified with a lock and a key so that
19:27:17 it closes during the seam hours that the business is in
19:27:21 Opens and closes.
19:27:25 Simultaneously with the business hours Monday through
19:27:30 Friday 10 to 6 and 10 to 2 Saturdays and Sundays.
19:27:34 >>CURTIS STOKES: I am going to join Chairman Scott.
19:27:36 The lack of design standard for neighborhoods.
19:27:40 Understand miss elsworth is comfortable with the
19:27:44 six-foot fence beside her house, but issue with the lack
19:27:45 of design standard.
19:27:52 And when I look at the picture of -- and I realize it is
19:27:55 a snapshot and a history.
19:28:00 I count 20 cars outside of this building scattered.
19:28:03 Some parked in front with no way out.
19:28:06 I am not fairly convinced that this lot wouldn't be used
19:28:08 for overflow parking.
19:28:12 I understand it is a code enforcement issue at this, but
19:28:15 we all know the code enforcement is backed up.
19:28:16 It takes them a while.
19:28:19 By the time you get a code enforcement letter three or
19:28:22 four weeks before you get a hearing and then after that
19:28:29 -- Chairman Scott, this motion.
19:28:30 >>THOMAS SCOTT: All in favor say aye.
19:28:34 Opposers, nay.
19:28:36 >> Motion carried with Capin, Scott and Stokes voting
19:28:41 Second reading and adoption will be on November 4 at
19:28:41 9:30 A.M.
19:28:53 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Mr. Chairman, this is going to
19:28:55 have a second reading?
19:28:56 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Yes.
19:28:58 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: At that point could we require
19:29:01 they get a building permit to do what they are going to
19:29:02 >>GWEN MILLER: You can't.
19:29:03 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Expect do it?
19:29:22 >>THOMAS SCOTT: They -- anyway when they go --
19:29:25 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Mr. Chairman, a point of special
19:29:30 I would like to recognize from Tampa palms that we have
19:29:33 Mr. Gene Fields who is Chairman of the Tampa Palms
19:29:35 Community Development District.
19:29:36 And Mr. Bill Edwards.
19:29:39 Where are you, Mr. Bill Edwards?
19:29:43 He is Chairman of the Tampa Palms Homeowners
19:29:47 And it is very unusual that they come down here.
19:29:49 Thank you.
19:29:52 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Thank you.
19:30:02 There must be a reason.
19:30:06 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: I am sorry, and the -- and the
19:30:10 backbone of the outfit, Miss Maggie Wilson.
19:30:13 Are you here?
19:30:14 Raise your hand.
19:30:25 Thank you.
19:30:32 >>TOWANDA ANTHONY: Towanda Anthony, Land Development.
19:30:37 Rezoning petition and the property is 15102 Amberly
19:30:40 The current zoning is PD.
19:30:44 Place of religious assembly, school and day care and the
19:30:48 proposed zoning is PD to allow for a Commercial
19:30:53 telecommunications tower.
19:30:55 >> Tony Garcia, Planning Commission staff.
19:30:58 I have been sworn.
19:31:00 The subject site is located in the new Tampa planning
19:31:05 We don't really talk about this very often here in
19:31:07 We don't get too many of them.
19:31:10 But anyway in the new Tampa zoning district on your
19:31:11 vision map.
19:31:13 This is an area considered a more stable area.
19:31:16 The South Tampa area, but does offer opportunities for
19:31:20 infill development and mixtures of development that are
19:31:22 complementary to the surround urban area.
19:31:26 The request is for a 100-foot communication tower
19:31:30 nestled -- the subject area is nestled in a heavy,
19:31:34 wooded, vegetative area and is not in direct proximity
19:31:40 to any residential uses as is outlined and articulated
19:31:47 when it comes to towers because a 100-foot buffer waiver
19:31:49 for cell tower.
19:31:50 This is 100 feet.
19:31:53 It no residential uses within the 100% buffer waiver
19:31:55 that is required for the cell tower.
19:31:57 The Planning Commission staff founded the proposed
19:32:00 request consistent with the comprehensive plan.
19:32:08 Thank you.
19:32:12 >>TOWANDA ANTHONY: Towanda Anthony, Land Development.
19:32:14 Council, this one waiver to increase the tower height
19:32:22 from 80 feet to 100 feet.
19:32:31 The amendment that has -- we have asked that it be
19:32:35 removed before first and second reading.
19:32:37 Staff report will have no waivers.
19:32:41 And I will now show pictures of the site.
19:32:44 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Removing that request?
19:32:46 >>TOWANDA ANTHONY: Yes, on the staff report to remove
19:32:48 between the first and second reading.
19:32:51 A requested waiver that is being removed.
19:32:55 The zoning atlas, the parcel was in the green hatched
19:33:04 This is the entire site of the PD.
19:33:09 Here is an aerial -- aerial of the site.
19:33:12 And the location of the communication cell tower will be
19:33:19 located in this proximity.
19:33:26 Here is a picture of the site.
19:33:29 Here is another picture of the site.
19:33:32 And Tony Garcia of the Planning Commission stated, it is
19:33:35 a heavily wooded vegetative area.
19:33:38 There is a picture of the site looking South and a
19:33:41 picture of the church.
19:33:45 This is looking across the street to the west, and this
19:33:50 is residential, and it is more than 300 feet away.
19:33:53 This is looking north across the street and this is a
19:33:56 Commercial establishment.
19:34:03 And this is a view looking down Amberly Drive.
19:34:06 The petitioner is requesting to rezone a portion of the
19:34:14 existing PD to PD for the erection of a 100-foot
19:34:20 communication tower located generally at 10052 Amberly
19:34:22 Drive, the rezoning request will allow for portion of
19:34:27 the 4.4-acre site consisting of 3600 square feet of
19:34:29 leased area to be rezoned.
19:34:33 This area will be known as the Commercial communication
19:34:34 tower site.
19:34:37 That Commercial communication tower site is surrounded
19:34:39 by church property.
19:34:42 The area will be screened with the required
19:34:48 eight-foot-wide PVC fence and 15-foot landscape buffer.
19:34:51 Elevations are attached to the site plan.
19:34:54 The proposed setbacks from the edge of the compound are
19:35:00 as follows: 175.8 feet to the east, 54 feet to the
19:35:09 South, 374.8 feet to the west, and 51 feet to the north.
19:35:12 The development review committee has reviewed the
19:35:16 petition and finds it inconsistent; however, as provided
19:35:18 in your revision sheet, if the recommended revisions are
19:35:21 made between first and second reading, the Land
19:35:24 Development Coordination, as well as Land Development
19:35:27 Coordination landscape specialist will find the petition
19:35:41 Are there any questions, Council?
19:35:45 >>THOMAS SCOTT: All right, petitioner?
19:35:48 >> Good evening.
19:35:49 Lauralee G. Westine.
19:35:52 I have provided a duplicate package of my application
19:35:55 and the documents I will show to the Clerk and I will
19:35:59 ask that that respectfully be received and filed.
19:36:03 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Documentation has been presented to the
19:36:11 May I proceed while he is --
19:36:12 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Yes, go ahead.
19:36:15 >> The only thing is I need to be sworn.
19:36:16 I was standing outside.
19:36:17 I am sorry.
19:36:19 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Anyone else need to be sworn.
19:36:23 Anyone else who has not been sworn?
19:36:26 [Swearing In Witnesses]
19:36:27 >> I do.
19:36:28 >> Thank you.
19:36:31 >> My name is Lauralee G. Westine.
19:36:35 I have with me tonight T-Mobile's team Shon Sparks,
19:36:37 radio engineer.
19:36:39 Before you we have three revisions to make before second
19:36:43 reading and certainly T-Mobile has no objection of doing
19:36:44 any of those.
19:36:46 With regard to the question as to whether or not that is
19:36:49 a waiver or not, because it is a planned development, it
19:36:51 is not required to be listed as a waiver.
19:36:54 That's why it is not that the height isn't being
19:36:57 requested, it is that the waiver simply isn't being
19:36:58 required on the plan.
19:37:03 I don't know if that has been clearly expressed.
19:37:07 A finding of consistency with the Planning Commission.
19:37:12 A 100-foot monocross.
19:37:15 That is an actual photograph of a monocross.
19:37:17 150 feet in Pasco County.
19:37:20 This one is 50 feet smaller than that, but that is --
19:37:23 that is an actual depiction of one.
19:37:30 My client also did simulation if I can flip through and
19:37:31 find them fast enough.
19:37:33 They are there.
19:37:36 And we did -- we took a photograph -- because we are not
19:37:39 surrounded immediately by residential, we took one from
19:37:42 the closest residential to the north, to the west, from
19:37:49 the east, and the first from the north, from this --
19:37:54 from the north looking South, only the very top of the
19:37:55 pole is visible.
19:38:00 Looking from the east over, it is really not visible at
19:38:07 And from the west, there is not much visibility if any
19:38:08 at all.
19:38:10 The photos are very dark.
19:38:14 What we -- the manner which those photo simulations are
19:38:18 actually made is a balloon is flown at the correct
19:38:23 height, and the pole height is simulated in so we are
19:38:26 not goes guessing at the height and visibility is.
19:38:27 We can simulate it in.
19:38:31 We are at the Episcopal church currently zoned PD and a
19:38:35 future land use of SMU-6.
19:38:37 We are located within the Tampa Palms Homeowners
19:38:41 We have received as of July 14 preliminary approval from
19:38:44 the Tampa Palms Owners Association; however, in the
19:38:47 event you were to approve this evening and then after
19:38:50 second reading, we will have to go back for formal
19:38:53 construction drawing approval as well.
19:38:56 But we have gone forward and received their -- their
19:39:03 An article appeared in the August-September 2010 Tampa
19:39:10 Palm's "Citizen" that was kind of a Q & A on the tower.
19:39:12 August -- I am sorry.
19:39:15 There was an article that was published in the Tampa
19:39:19 Palms "Citizen" about the tower back in August and
19:39:22 As of yesterday although I know some folks have signed
19:39:26 up to speak today, at least as of yesterday zoning
19:39:29 hadn't heard from anyone and Clerk hadn't heard from
19:39:31 anyone with regard to this matter and my office hadn't
19:39:32 heard from anyone.
19:39:36 This tower provides the ability for three carriages to
19:39:38 collocate inside it.
19:39:42 Looking back at the monocross, all the antennas are
19:39:46 located on the inside of the pole in addition to the
19:39:50 Your Land Development code requires that -- to be able
19:39:51 to support two carriers.
19:39:54 This tower will in fact be able to support three in
19:39:56 excess of your Land Development code regulations.
19:40:00 The monocross tower was obviously selected to be
19:40:08 compatible with the -- with the church on the site.
19:40:14 This is an aerial of the site.
19:40:21 If I have the Elmo with that.
19:40:25 This red X right there is the approximate location where
19:40:28 the tower will be located.
19:40:31 The parcel is right here and owned by the church and the
19:40:34 parcel to the South is also own by the church.
19:40:36 As you can see you have quite a bit of dense vegetation
19:40:43 both to the north and to the South and along Bruce B.
19:40:43 downs as well.
19:40:50 The tower is locate off of Amberly over 300 feet --
19:40:52 sorry 218 feet.
19:40:55 It is kind of pigeon hole back there and buffered by
19:41:00 both the vegetation as well as the church itself.
19:41:02 If you had a chance to go out there you sometimes miss
19:41:04 the drive because the vegetation comes in so much.
19:41:09 Current tract is 4.4 acres, but as I did point out they
19:41:13 own the property to the north and to the South.
19:41:17 There is a 3600-square-foot compound proposed surrounded
19:41:23 by 8-foot PVC and 15-foot landscape buffer as required
19:41:25 by the code appeared that will allow for the three
19:41:28 carriers -- the space to support the three carriers'
19:41:32 In compliance with your Land Development code, the tower
19:41:35 is sited so we have nonresidential uses on two or more
19:41:38 We provided your staff radio frequency engineering
19:41:41 package showing need of service and I will have Mr.
19:41:43 Sparks testify at the very end.
19:41:46 We exceed seed the setback for this requirement -- for
19:41:47 this use.
19:41:50 In fact the closest residential use is over 300 feet
19:41:56 away, which is three times the 100% of the tower height
19:42:00 Prior to setting the tower, we did go through the EPC
19:42:03 wetland determination process to make sure that we were
19:42:05 not encroaching on any wetlands.
19:42:07 And this site is in compliance with that.
19:42:11 And we have -- we have epc take a look at it.
19:42:14 Designed with a 40-foot collapse point which is well
19:42:16 within the parent tract, which is one of the
19:42:19 requirements of your code that the tower have a collapse
19:42:21 point within the parent tract.
19:42:23 Again I mentioned three times over what the requirement
19:42:25 is from a residential use.
19:42:28 We made an effort to centrally locate the tower on the
19:42:32 parcel, not to put it up on the road, not to encourage
19:42:35 on the trees and tuck it in as close as we could without
19:42:37 taking down any trees.
19:42:39 We are not asking for anyone waivers.
19:42:41 This will not take up any parking spaces.
19:42:45 The current site will stay in compliance.
19:42:48 We are not -- as I pointed out before, we are not asking
19:42:52 for any waivers and we meet the tower code in addition
19:42:53 to the PD code.
19:42:58 We received a determination of -- of -- a determination
19:43:03 of no air hazard on January 1, and that is in the packet
19:43:05 that I gave to the Clerk.
19:43:08 But for 110 feet, we add that little extra bit to make
19:43:10 sure that there is no mistakes.
19:43:14 We did send the letters -- the registered letters a
19:43:16 required by the Land Development code to the other
19:43:20 I do want to point out that in Hillsborough County, in
19:43:27 1999, gone up, 68.5% of 911 calls came from wireless
19:43:31 If I can have Shon Sparks come up Marty -- if Mr. Shelby
19:43:35 wouldn't have any objection of me asking him direct
19:43:38 questions to move the procedure along.
19:43:40 >> He is your witness.
19:43:42 >> Okay, please state your name.
19:43:42 >> Shon Sparks.
19:43:43 >> Have you been sworn.
19:43:44 >> Yes, I have.
19:43:46 >> Please tell the Council about your background and
19:43:48 your years of experience.
19:43:50 >> I have been employed with T-Mobile for going on ten
19:43:51 years now.
19:43:54 Seven of those years as a Radio Frequency Engineer.
19:43:56 Prior to that I was a ground radio communication
19:43:59 journeymen in the United States Air Force.
19:44:01 >> Are you familiar with this area?
19:44:02 >> Yes, I am.
19:44:04 >> How is the need for a new site determined?
19:44:08 >> Primarily off of customer complaints, statistical
19:44:13 analysis, tests and computer modelized prediction tools.
19:44:16 >> Was there a structure or tower in your search area on
19:44:19 which you could locate T-Mobile's antennas and serve
19:44:20 this area?
19:44:22 >> No, there was not.
19:44:25 >> Have you an opportunity to review the FAA
19:44:27 determination of no air hazard.
19:44:27 >> Yes.
19:44:29 >> Will this tower comply with that?
19:44:30 >> Yes, it will.
19:44:33 >> Are you familiar with the FTC requirements.
19:44:33 >> Yes.
19:44:36 >> Will the antenna comply with that as well?
19:44:38 >> Yes, they will.
19:44:47 >> If I can have a moment.
19:44:50 I do have a set of plans, but frankly I think the aerial
19:44:53 more or less says -- says more than any of the set of
19:44:55 plans could.
19:44:58 As to where the tower is going to be located.
19:45:11 But I am here for any questions you may have.
19:45:16 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Let me speak about -- disruptive
19:45:25 What happens if a new technology comes in and -- I
19:45:29 remember the -- most people in the audience not over 30,
19:45:32 used to have a long antenna.
19:45:35 Then Cadillac started with the antenna that went up when
19:45:38 you turn the key off it went down.
19:45:41 Now you don't see antennas on car the little dotted this
19:45:44 I think that looks like somebody threw a bubble gum
19:45:45 stick and it stuck.
19:45:50 So what I am saying is, is there anywhere on these
19:45:52 antennas where if they are approved or I guess they have
19:45:58 to be approved, next thing I am going to say that if
19:46:01 this technology comes in and a new technology that takes
19:46:06 over an existing technology that creates some type of a
19:46:12 acceptance of it, what happens to something of this size
19:46:14 whether it is there or anywhere else in the city.
19:46:17 Is there a provision that these things come down?
19:46:18 >> Yes, sir.
19:46:21 Your code actually has -- it one of 50% of the codes
19:46:23 that I deal with that actually does -- it has the
19:46:26 forethought to put in a removal criteria.
19:46:29 And in that case, if -- if the tower -- if the use of
19:46:33 the tower is discontinued for 180 days, it shall be
19:46:36 deemed abandoned and the tower -- and the tower owner's
19:46:38 responsibility to take that down.
19:46:43 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you very much.
19:46:46 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Councilman Caetano.
19:46:48 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: This map that was handed -- the
19:46:49 yellow outline.
19:46:49 >> Yes, sir.
19:46:51 I can see from here, yes.
19:46:52 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Okay.
19:46:54 That is owned by the church?
19:46:55 >> Yes, sir.
19:46:57 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Does it run over to Tampa Palms
19:47:03 >> Looks like -- I am looking at a copy now.
19:47:06 It looks like there is -- looks like there is
19:47:08 right-of-way there.
19:47:10 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Not Tampa Palms boulevard.
19:47:12 >> Does it flow into the corner?
19:47:13 I believe their property does.
19:47:23 Let me double check my plans if I may have a moment.
19:47:26 I do know that the -- I do know that the next adjacent
19:47:31 parcel is owned by Great Episcopal.
19:47:34 I don't know if I can answer candidly if that goes all
19:47:35 the way to Tampa Palms.
19:47:39 I can tell you that the immediate next parcel does.
19:47:43 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Why isn't that on this drawing?
19:47:46 Why is it you only have part of the property?
19:47:51 >> The parcel is divided into several parcel ids.
19:47:54 Parcel identification numbers that are broken down.
19:47:55 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Okay.
19:47:59 >> That is something that I imagine as the -- as the
19:48:01 church was given the property from the developer that
19:48:03 they would give it to them in parcels.
19:48:06 It wasn't given in one lump sum where it got one parcel
19:48:08 identification number.
19:48:09 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Under a different folio but they
19:48:13 own all the -- folio, but they own all the -- how many
19:48:15 parcels do they own?
19:48:20 >> If you give me a moment, I am looking at -- I see --
19:48:25 I see at least two different parcel ids.
19:48:28 If I may.
19:48:33 May I put this up for you?
19:48:39 Let's see.
19:48:42 Here is -- here is our tower site and our parent tract.
19:48:44 This area here.
19:48:46 I see that they own this parcel.
19:48:47 This is a separate parcel.
19:48:51 I see that they own this parcel which is a separate
19:48:55 It appears that they own this parcel down here to the
19:49:01 And candidly, I can't tell if there if there is
19:49:08 something that goes over there.
19:49:12 I am looking for a property appraiser printout that I
19:49:23 had done which may help us.
19:49:29 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Are there any other questions?
19:49:30 From the Council?
19:49:33 Any other questions that you may have?
19:49:40 You can -- when you come back on rebuttal if you can
19:49:43 answer that how many parcels if you find it?
19:49:44 >> I will look.
19:49:47 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Councilman Stokes.
19:49:50 >>CURTIS STOKES: Question for staff.
19:49:54 Given the -- the petition, do you have to change the
19:50:00 zoning to accomplish what the petitioner is requesting?
19:50:05 >> Yes, the current zoning is PD, and under PD, the use
19:50:08 is approved for place of religious assembly and day care
19:50:11 and church and would have to rezone for the
19:50:12 communication tower.
19:50:16 >>CURTIS STOKES: You can't have a cell tower of a place
19:50:19 of religion, assembly and day care.
19:50:22 >> No, under PD the use that you requested and they
19:50:25 didn't request the use of the tower in order to add that
19:50:28 additional use they have to go back to the PD.
19:50:30 >>CURTIS STOKES: Is it possible for church to add in
19:50:36 their deed restrictions that allow it to remain that
19:50:38 particular type of property?
19:50:41 Is that possible?
19:50:44 The deed that allow it is to remain a place of assembly
19:50:48 or religious institution.
19:50:53 >> Instead of going through the PD process?
19:50:57 They will have to go through PD to allow for the
19:50:58 additional use.
19:51:01 A PD and site plan patrol and the only uses on-site are
19:51:03 those approved as part of a PD.
19:51:05 Even through a deed they can not allow for a use that
19:51:11 was not approved as part of the PD.
19:51:13 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Any other questions?
19:51:14 We will hear from the public.
19:51:17 Anyone from the public wish to address Council?
19:51:19 Anyone from the public?
19:51:21 Any public testimony at this time?
19:51:23 No public testimony?
19:51:24 If you all will come forward.
19:51:26 If you were going to be testifying.
19:51:30 Start lining up so we can know that you want to speak.
19:51:33 I was getting ready to close the public hearing.
19:51:33 >> Yes, sir.
19:51:34 Good evening.
19:51:39 My name is Andrea Braboy.
19:51:41 I have been sworn and and see your speaker list outside
19:51:42 the door.
19:51:49 I live at 16006 Burnham Way in Tampa Palms area 2 where
19:51:54 this cell tower, this 100-foot cell tower is being
19:52:02 It is not complimentary to Tampa Palms 2 there, there
19:52:06 are no 100-foot structures of any kind, especially a
19:52:08 bell tower in Tampa Palms 2.
19:52:15 My family and I have been in Tampa Palms 2 since 2003.
19:52:17 We bought there and are still there because of the
19:52:21 area's unusual natural beauty.
19:52:25 This cell tower is completely out of character for the
19:52:28 neighborhood, and I am pretty certain it is going to
19:52:32 even further drive down our property values.
19:52:35 It is also going to further reduce the amount of natural
19:52:41 areas that we have for the wildlife and our own
19:52:50 They -- this cell tower is being requested in an area
19:52:55 where such a thing is not intended to be built.
19:52:59 The landscaping, the petitioner has recommended in no
19:53:03 way mitigates the 100-foot cell tower.
19:53:09 The 15-foot evergreen tree also not mitigate a 100-foot
19:53:11 cell tower site.
19:53:15 I am also concerned that once we start doing this in the
19:53:20 neighborhood, then we open the door to further similar
19:53:29 development and the neighborhood will just never recover
19:53:32 from this problem.
19:53:37 I have been there 2003 and I never or herd of the Tampa
19:53:39 palm citizen.
19:53:40 I am very familiar with the publications in the
19:53:42 neighborhood and this one is news to me.
19:53:45 Not only do I not support the cell tower.
19:53:47 I am adamantly against it and asking that you disapprove
19:53:49 this petition.
19:53:52 Thank you very much.
19:53:57 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Thank you, next speaker.
19:53:59 >> William Albertson.
19:54:02 5201 Friar Tuck Court in Tampa Palms.
19:54:08 I lived there and the previous speaker was very eloquent
19:54:11 and hit on just about everything that I wanted to say.
19:54:15 I also find it very disingenuous they would use a
19:54:18 religious symbol for a cell tower.
19:54:25 I find that not only -- the concept but the idea -- you
19:54:28 know -- that's all I would like to say.
19:54:29 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Thank you.
19:54:31 >> May I add --
19:54:33 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Nope, nope.
19:54:36 >> Do I get an opportunity ask a question?
19:54:37 >>GWEN MILLER: Rebuttal.
19:54:38 You have everybody to speak.
19:54:40 >> Are you making that request?
19:54:44 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Let me -- let me -- ma'am, this is not
19:54:47 a court proceeding; however, we recognize it is a quasi
19:54:51 -- quasi judicial -- thank you.
19:54:54 You will have time for rebuttal when everybody from the
19:54:55 public gets through.
19:54:57 You will have an opportunity to come and raise any
19:55:00 questions or talk to us as I understand it.
19:55:01 Yes, sir.
19:55:04 >> Mr. Chairman, if she is making a request for cross
19:55:07 examination, it might be appropriate for the chair to
19:55:10 hear what the question is and phrase that question then
19:55:19 to the person who wants to excuse me from what she wants
19:55:24 Quasi judicial matters can be the subject of cross
19:55:27 Although it has not happened here, courts have held that
19:55:33 cross examination is proper but depends how you wish to
19:55:35 handle it, sir.
19:55:37 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Well I guess my concern is if she is
19:55:39 going to question every witness that comes before
19:55:41 tonight if we are going to do that, we could be here
19:55:43 some time.
19:55:46 He hears what you are saying, but -- my 14 years as an
19:55:50 elected official, I have never had an attorney question
19:55:54 a public -- I mean --
19:55:57 >> Mr. Shelby, the only thing I am trying to ask folks
19:56:00 to do on this aerial point out where they live.
19:56:02 I don't wish to ask them questions as such sir.
19:56:05 What I am asking is on this aerial for them to .out to
19:56:08 you where they live.
19:56:12 >> And -- and I believe, Mr. Chairman, that would be an
19:56:14 appropriate request under the circumstances.
19:56:15 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Okay.
19:56:16 All right.
19:56:18 Thank you.
19:56:21 >> Did I hear inappropriate or --
19:56:24 >> A-n.
19:56:27 An appropriate request.
19:56:30 Is that the extent of which you wish to cross-examine.
19:56:33 >> The extent of which I wish to cross-examine.
19:56:34 I ask them to do that.
19:56:37 I will actually leave the map on the Elmo.
19:56:39 He don't need to speak to them directly.
19:56:41 I would just ask for them to please point out on here
19:56:46 where they live.
19:56:50 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Thank you.
19:56:54 Mill put it down on the --
19:56:55 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Look down on the Elmo.
19:56:58 On the Elmo.
19:57:03 >> Very conveniently this map leaves off where my
19:57:08 residents live and many of the area 2 residents -- very
19:57:11 I wish I could use this map to point out my home.
19:57:14 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Okay, ma'am, see we can't get into
19:57:16 another testimony because here again the public -- the
19:57:17 public has spoken.
19:57:19 The request now is to point out.
19:57:22 If it is not there, you need to say it is not there.
19:57:26 >> It is not there, sir, thank you.
19:57:27 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Councilwoman.
19:57:30 >>MARY MULHERN: I was going to bring that up before we
19:57:32 have people answer because looking at that map, I don't
19:57:37 know that everyone's house is going to be on there.
19:57:46 >> My house is not on that map either.
19:57:48 >>MARY MULHERN: What is the boundaries of this map?
19:57:52 What is the distance?
19:57:55 >> The distance is -- he mean -- and I can give them to
19:58:00 you just from my survey, approximately 200 --
19:58:03 approximately 200 to 300 feet across the road.
19:58:07 400 feet to Bruce B. downs, it is greater than 400 feet
19:58:10 up to Tampa Palms boulevard.
19:58:15 And I don't even want to ballpark it there, but it's --
19:58:19 to the -- just the roadways, it is far in excess of 400
19:58:22 >>MARY MULHERN: Okay.
19:58:25 Maybe you people can show us sort of general --
19:58:29 generally beyond the map if they are just beyond those
19:58:31 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Let me hear from the attorney.
19:58:33 >>JULIA COLE: Julia Cole, legal department.
19:58:36 Let me make it clear according to this where to have the
19:58:39 persons who are getting up to speak about this petition
19:58:42 to answer a specific question relating to the map.
19:58:45 Florida law does provide a certain level of due process
19:58:49 to a petitioner, and there have been some court
19:58:52 decisions relating having this canine of question being
19:58:54 It is completely appropriate and I want it clear for the
19:58:56 record that the petitioner is asking for something that
19:58:59 they do have the right to ask for.
19:59:04 And if City Council should like additional information,
19:59:06 ie where do you live somewhere else, I think that is
19:59:09 appropriate as well, but I wanted this record to be
19:59:11 clear that there is nothing inappropriate about what has
19:59:12 been asked.
19:59:14 Thank you.
19:59:16 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Well he guess early on the question was
19:59:19 can I question the witnesses.
19:59:21 And so that was a concern I had.
19:59:23 Are we getting into a court proceeding.
19:59:26 You know, and I am hearing you -- I am hearing you say
19:59:29 that, yes, that is permissible but we have to argue that
19:59:33 another day because then we are -- well, anyway, I am
19:59:35 going to say something but --
19:59:36 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Mr. Chairman.
19:59:37 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Yes.
19:59:40 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: This body will vote either yes or
19:59:42 no, okay.
19:59:47 If miss Mulhern lives in South Tampa and she votes no or
19:59:51 yes, I don't know how she is going to vote.
19:59:55 Does that put her in a predicament because she doesn't
19:59:57 live near this cell tower.
19:59:58 >>THOMAS SCOTT: That is not the issue.
20:00:01 >>JULIA COLE: I was trying to make clear I don't want
20:00:03 there to be some kind of -- and there is a court
20:00:04 reporter here.
20:00:07 >>THOMAS SCOTT: We understand.
20:00:09 >> I wanted it to be very clear that this type of
20:00:11 request is appropriate and that the fact that this
20:00:13 petitioner has made the request should not be held
20:00:26 against this petitioner.
20:00:40 >> I do sit on the CDD board.
20:00:42 I am not representing them tonight.
20:00:44 The experiences I will recount to you are my own
20:00:47 personal experiences.
20:00:48 I was here at council approximately nine years ago,
20:00:51 supporting the expansion of the grace church, preschool
20:00:55 program, and future development, and we tried to
20:01:02 achieve an understanding with grace over the years,
20:01:05 where they shared the same common vision for Tampa
20:01:07 Palms and Grace church.
20:01:14 We have not been successful in doing that.
20:01:17 Our concerns are that in order to build a cell tower,
20:01:22 if it results in the rezoning of the property, and
20:01:24 makes it easier for the balance of the property to be
20:01:29 later rezoned, it is on the flagship corner of Tampa
20:01:35 And it cannot be any more visible to the people in the
20:01:38 community or outside the community than it is on that
20:01:49 We are very proud of the community.
20:01:50 The community three years ago agreed to an assessment
20:01:53 of $3 million over five years to make improvements, to
20:01:56 make the 20-year-old debt-free community not look 20
20:02:00 years old.
20:02:01 And we are three quarters of the way through with that
20:02:04 right now.
20:02:05 So we are not sitting back an just complaining about
20:02:08 what everybody else is doing.
20:02:09 We are going forward on a proactive basis on our own
20:02:13 because we care about our community, and we are putting
20:02:16 the money in place to show it.
20:02:18 So as you look at this, if there would be some way to
20:02:21 deal we've this, in a manner that would not prejudice
20:02:25 the later rezoning of the rest of the property, and we
20:02:29 would appreciate it.
20:02:31 Thank you very much.
20:02:31 Oh, and I do not live on the map.
20:02:34 I'm just beyond the top of the map, about seven houses,
20:02:38 one pond and three dogs.
20:02:41 [ Laughter ]
20:02:58 >> I live in Tampa Palms.
20:02:59 I'm also the president of the palma vista town home
20:03:02 association, just off the map.
20:03:08 It's not directly on the map but very close.
20:03:23 One of the reasons petitioner is here, we didn't really
20:03:27 know that it was being contemplated.
20:03:35 If we go back as some of us do to early 1989 when Tampa
20:03:41 Palms was first developing, this piece of property
20:03:45 wasn't always zoned as a church and designated as a
20:03:49 church property.
20:03:50 And it's been held that way when people looked at this
20:03:55 property over the years.
20:03:56 But it's always been held as a church property.
20:04:00 It's a very unique piece of property.
20:04:03 Those of us who live in the area respect that property
20:04:09 as a church property and would like to see it
20:04:11 maintained as a church property.
20:04:18 Most of us drive by there on a regular basis, at least
20:04:21 twice a day.
20:04:21 When you drive down amber, you are going to see this
20:04:28 No matter what you heard from the petitioner you are
20:04:30 going to see this tower very large, cross-like
20:04:37 We ask because of it that we feel it is incompatible
20:04:41 for the type of use we have out there and that we have
20:04:46 had over the years.
20:04:48 We ask that you deny this.
20:04:51 Thank you.
20:04:59 >> I'm Warren Dixon.
20:05:00 I have been sworn.
20:05:01 I live also at 16006 Vernon way in Tampa Palms.
20:05:07 I am off the map to the north of the location for the
20:05:14 Tampa Palms is under assault.
20:05:18 We are dealing with Progress Energy, high power
20:05:23 transmission lines, Florida gas transmission lines with
20:05:27 its noisy clean-out station, pumping station for the
20:05:32 gas line.
20:05:34 Major roadway construction, and now a request to rezone
20:05:38 a church property to commercial use.
20:05:42 Now, the church property was donated in part by the
20:05:47 developer of Tampa Palms for that use, as a church,
20:05:51 church school, so forth.
20:05:53 Later, the CDD also donated some of its property to
20:05:59 that same use.
20:06:00 Unfortunately, several times in past years, the church
20:06:04 has tried to sell its property to commercial interests.
20:06:09 That's the concern.
20:06:11 Some church leaders of the current grace Episcopal
20:06:15 church have voiced a desire to sell the property and to
20:06:18 relocate their church further out Bruce B. Downs
20:06:22 They are already aware of that.
20:06:25 Rezoning this little 60 by 60-foot parcel to commercial
20:06:29 use will make it easier for any purchaser of the church
20:06:34 property to seek to have it rezoned because continuous
20:06:42 land would have already been zoned commercial.
20:06:44 As Mr. Field pointed out, it's our premier entry into
20:06:51 both area one and area two, even though it's on the
20:06:55 area two side.
20:06:56 We don't want a strip mall there.
20:06:58 We don't want the property destroyed.
20:07:00 We don't want the views entering Tampa Palms destroyed.
20:07:04 We are trying very hard to maintain the suburban
20:07:07 residential character of our neighborhood.
20:07:12 I'll also point out on the map, this area to the upper
20:07:21 side of the church is going to be used by the county as
20:07:28 a drainage pond.
20:07:30 It will become a pond: Most of the trees there that
20:07:34 had you see are going to disappear, not all of them,
20:07:37 but you are going to be able to see that structure from
20:07:41 Tampa Palms Boulevard, in addition to Amberly.
20:07:48 We are asking you, please, not to open the door to
20:07:50 something that's going to be inconsistent with our
20:07:54 suburban residential character.
20:07:57 I will also point out that there is a major power line
20:08:00 easement that crosses Tampa Palms.
20:08:04 It literally bisects going perpendicular to Bruce B.
20:08:09 There are already three cell towers within the confines
20:08:13 of that easement.
20:08:16 We don't really know why T-Mobile cannot locate another
20:08:21 cell tower there if chose to, even if the current cell
20:08:25 tower is at fault doesn't mean they can't build another
20:08:28 one in that more suitable location.
20:08:31 Thank you.
20:08:31 (Bell sounds).
20:08:34 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Can I ask Mr. Dixon a question?
20:08:37 >>THOMAS SCOTT: He'll come back.
20:08:44 >> My even name is marrying Margaret Nelson, sanctuary
20:08:49 drive in Tampa Palms and I'm off the map, in many ways,
20:08:53 but that one, too.
20:08:54 I'm coming here to ask you for one thing, and that is
20:08:57 to protect the neighborhood stability in Tampa Palms.
20:09:01 We are a planned community.
20:09:03 The balance between residential, commercial and places
20:09:07 of worship were established formally more than 20 years
20:09:11 The property that you have seen on that map was given
20:09:16 to the grace church to establish that and maintain it.
20:09:20 The CDB properties that were given have reversion
20:09:25 language in them, so they can't go to anything but
20:09:28 church and school.
20:09:29 The developer properties do not.
20:09:33 One solution here that gives T-Mobile its tower, the
20:09:38 church its revenue from the tower, would be to ask the
20:09:41 applicant to willingly take the property he was given,
20:09:45 he/she, she were given, and add deed restriction
20:09:50 language to it, that prevents to the CU that's on that
20:09:55 property today, church, school, daycare.
20:09:57 That was the only thing I wanted to ask you to do.
20:10:00 I would note one other thing that was questioned by you
20:10:05 You asked if the properties go all the way to Tampa
20:10:10 palm Boulevard.
20:10:10 It does not.
20:10:11 There's a strict along there that belongs to the CDB.
20:10:15 Thank you very much.
20:10:16 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Next speaker.
20:10:17 Thank you.
20:10:17 >> Good evening.
20:10:24 My name is Willey Perez, sanctuary drive, Tampa Palms.
20:10:33 I'm not on the map.
20:10:36 I am president of the Tampa Palms residents
20:10:45 association, not homeowners association.
20:10:47 We have two significant commercial developments on our
20:10:53 property including city plaza with a very large Publix
20:10:56 on it, and we have a professional park with doctors,
20:11:04 lawyers, dentists and that sort of thing.
20:11:06 So Tampa Palms owners association is very business
20:11:10 friendly and very used to being in business.
20:11:14 This property is being designated in the master plan
20:11:18 since 1985 as church and school and daycare.
20:11:24 As we heard the original site was granted by a
20:11:27 Three other small lots later by the CDD but with
20:11:34 regression language in case anything was done that the
20:11:38 CDD didn't approve of.
20:11:41 Two or three years ago, there was an attempt to sell
20:11:44 one of those parcels, and the CDD intervened and said
20:11:50 you can't sell them because it will revert back to us.
20:11:54 The door was being opened quite deliberately to build a
20:11:58 strip mall there.
20:12:00 The cell tower is somewhat innocuous.
20:12:05 We didn't realize the cross was -- the first thing we
20:12:09 saw was the little cross at the top, but it's still a
20:12:13 flagpole with a cross piece.
20:12:15 The danger is that we have tried, in discussion was the
20:12:19 management of grace Episcopal, to get them voluntarily
20:12:25 to restrict their deed restrictions to this cell tower.
20:12:35 They refused
20:12:36 They clearly see the potential down the road to sell
20:12:39 this property in the heart of Tampa Palms for total
20:12:45 unburdened commercial rezoning.
20:12:50 And we are totally opposed to it.
20:12:52 By the way, this site is very close to the site, maybe
20:12:55 not directly relevant but very close to the site where
20:12:59 Walgreen's was denied not long ago.
20:13:09 That's where the park is.
20:13:11 So the cell tower, we don't like it, but we will bite
20:13:18 our tongue, but we are asking council if the property
20:13:23 owners are not willing to write deed restriction
20:13:26 language in there, then we are asking council to limit
20:13:30 their approval to have say it's limited only to this
20:13:34 cell tower use and nothing else.
20:13:36 Thank you.
20:13:37 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Thank you.
20:13:42 Next speaker.
20:13:43 >> My name is Phil Peters.
20:13:46 My wife Wendy and I live in the Nottingham subdivision
20:13:50 in Tampa Palms.
20:13:52 And we have a different view.
20:13:54 And I apologize to my neighbors in Tampa Palms.
20:13:58 But we are only a few blocks from where the proposed
20:14:01 cell tower is.
20:14:05 And we have lived there about seven years.
20:14:06 There's nonexistent signal almost there.
20:14:10 It's so weak, you can't download an app, you are lucky
20:14:18 to make a phone call, you are lucky to complete a phone
20:14:23 When I talked to you about this, it was strictly about
20:14:26 the cell tower.
20:14:27 Nothing about commercial development.
20:14:30 But there really is a need for the tower.
20:14:34 And I had no idea it looked like a cross.
20:14:39 But to me, if the church put a cross there and nobody
20:14:44 knew that was a tower, they wouldn't know the
20:14:48 There's really a need for the tower.
20:14:51 That's it.
20:14:51 >> Where is your house?
20:14:55 >> My house is right up Amberly.
20:14:59 And it's -- I'm just a little bit off the map right
20:15:13 It's just a little bit off.
20:15:15 But it's only a few blocks away.
20:15:24 >> You have spoken already.
20:15:28 >> I also live in Nottingham H.I would like to suggest
20:15:34 that the chairman that he get another carrier because I
20:15:37 have in a problems.
20:15:38 >>THOMAS SCOTT: To be clear, you can only speak one
20:15:43 time unless there's a question raised by one council
20:15:46 >> My name is Kristen Mallia, 5022 Wesley Drive.
20:16:00 I'm not on the board of Tampa Palms.
20:16:02 I guess I'm kind of the personal emotional side.
20:16:06 But I just would like to state, I am not on that map as
20:16:10 well in terms of my home, but less than 100 feet away,
20:16:17 about 50 feet away.
20:16:18 My four, six and eight-year-old played on the
20:16:21 playground at the convenience grace Episcopal school
20:16:26 until the church just suddenly closed it a year ago.
20:16:31 It was a thriving school.
20:16:32 It was about 13 years old.
20:16:38 And so I think that, you know, even though the school
20:16:42 is no longer there, and I still am trying to get
20:16:45 answers, as early as this morning when the minister
20:16:50 from the church called me, because he knows I have been
20:16:55 in all the papers, I have been expressing my opinions.
20:16:58 I just don't understand this.
20:16:59 I don't understand why it's happening.
20:17:04 I do know the church is needing strong financial
20:17:09 support right now.
20:17:12 Fortunately, a carrier has come along and they are
20:17:15 willing to help.
20:17:18 The other thing I don't understand is there are, as
20:17:23 somebody had mentioned, there are a lot of cell towers
20:17:25 in this area.
20:17:28 I believe there is one less than a mile at fire station
20:17:32 number 20.
20:17:35 There are also two others located at the intersection
20:17:37 of Bruce B. Downs and I-75.
20:17:41 And there is another one about two miles away at Bruce
20:17:48 B. Downs and 42nd street, I believe.
20:17:52 I too, as someone else mentioned before, I don't
20:17:55 understand why T-Mobile can't just hook onto those.
20:18:01 As I said, since our school suddenly closed a year ago,
20:18:05 I have worked diligently to try to find out what's
20:18:07 going on, and we just do not seem to get any answers.
20:18:12 And one thing that was mentioned this evening was you
20:18:18 have not received much response in opposition for this.
20:18:23 There is a lot of opposition.
20:18:25 And I have tried.
20:18:27 I'm a stay-at-home mom.
20:18:31 I have tried for quite awhile now to get the word out
20:18:34 about this.
20:18:34 And the news letters and the papers, and I'm just
20:18:39 blind-sided by how many people don't read the papers, I
20:18:44 might don't get it but I see it online.
20:18:47 And even the signs that I guess you all post, I'm not
20:18:52 sure who, but the ones that announced that this meeting
20:18:55 is going to take place.
20:18:56 There were two that were located on the property to
20:19:00 notify the homeowners about it.
20:19:03 You could not see them.
20:19:05 The one that was visible to the street, usually the
20:19:08 writing just in the past month, we had a big meeting
20:19:13 about the widening of Bruce B. Downs, and those signs
20:19:16 were big and bold and in bright bold black letters, and
20:19:22 this one, I just can't help but think --
20:19:26 (Bell sounds).
20:19:26 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Okay.
20:19:27 Thank you, ma'am.
20:19:28 Your time is up.
20:19:29 Three minutes.
20:19:30 Anyone else from the public?
20:19:32 You have a question here by council.
20:19:34 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Mr. Dixon, you stated that the
20:19:38 county was going to use some of that land for drainage
20:19:43 when they widen Bruce B. Downs.
20:19:46 Have they given that land for the county?
20:19:48 Or are they selling it?
20:19:51 >>> I don't know where the negotiations are.
20:19:53 Part of the land, as I understand to be taken, belongs
20:19:56 to the CDD, and part of it to the church.
20:19:59 I don't know where the negotiations or the situation
20:20:03 stands with the church.
20:20:04 I do know that the county maps out the area that hi
20:20:07 designated up here for the retention pond from Bruce B.
20:20:12 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Perhaps the attorney could answer
20:20:19 >>> going to your question, I don't have any
20:20:30 information as to what is -- whether the county is
20:20:33 using that property or not.
20:20:34 I simply don't know.
20:20:35 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: You haven't heard of any
20:20:39 >> I haven't heard of any negotiations.
20:20:40 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: All right, thank you.
20:20:46 Mr. Edwards?
20:20:52 >>THOMAS SCOTT: You can't speak from the audience,
20:20:54 You have to speak on the record.
20:20:55 >>GWEN MILLER: He said he doesn't know.
20:21:00 Nobody knows.
20:21:01 >>THOMAS SCOTT: All right, thank you.
20:21:02 We have five minutes of rebuttal.
20:21:03 >>> I'm going to move backwards and try to talk fast.
20:21:11 My suggestion is if your decision tonight would be made
20:21:15 or would be more comfortable if we were to explore the
20:21:17 information with the county as to whether or not what
20:21:21 part about it is going to be used for a retention pond,
20:21:24 my client would be willing to continue this for two
20:21:26 weeks so that I can get with the county, and I can pull
20:21:28 whatever plans I need to and talk to whatever
20:21:31 That is an offer that is on the table.
20:21:34 That information is critical in your decision tonight.
20:21:36 With regard to the signs, the signs were provided to my
20:21:39 client by the city.
20:21:41 One of the things that I want to -- that I want to
20:21:44 continue to point out is that this tower is sited not
20:21:50 only in accordance with the CDD but with your tower
20:21:57 100 percent of the tower height is something that we
20:21:59 think makes the tower compatible with surrounding uses.
20:22:02 You said if it's commercial or nonresidential, that's
20:22:05 fine, you can do set back.
20:22:08 But this is residential, we are going to maximize that
20:22:11 and make you go to 100 percent N.this particular case
20:22:14 we are three times that requirement.
20:22:16 I'm going to quickly have my engineer come up and ask
20:22:18 him a question.
20:22:21 Sir, please state your name.
20:22:22 >> Sean Sparks.
20:22:24 >> You had the opportunity to listen to some of the
20:22:25 folks testify previously.
20:22:28 One, would you be able to use a tower located two miles
20:22:30 away to serve this area?
20:22:33 >>> Not to serve this use, no.
20:22:34 >> Is T-Mobile currently located on all the towers
20:22:37 surrounding the Tampa Palms area?
20:22:39 >>> To my knowledge, yes.
20:22:40 >> And are we located on the power lines already?
20:22:44 >>> Yes, ma'am.
20:22:44 >> Tampa gentleman's comment -- sorry.
20:22:49 The gentleman gentleman's comment with regard to Mr.
20:22:53 Peters to get another carrier, as you are aware, as
20:22:57 your attorney if he were here counsel you in the
20:23:00 federal law protects -- when they sold these
20:23:04 frequencies, they said you can't treat one different
20:23:06 from another.
20:23:07 Just because Verizon has coverage doesn't mean T mobile
20:23:10 can't provide coverage.
20:23:12 It doesn't mean the solution is get an AT&T phone.
20:23:15 I wish he were here so you know I'm not making this up
20:23:19 as I go along but.
20:23:23 All carriers are to be treated equally.
20:23:25 What I hear tonight is fear of commercial development
20:23:28 and that's why I offered to postpone this for a couple
20:23:31 It doesn't sound as much -- I think what the bigger
20:23:35 concern is, is this opening a door?
20:23:39 Is this all of a sudden going to go to where they can
20:23:42 rezone it to commercial?
20:23:44 The answer to that is no.
20:23:45 The use of that would be added to this parcel, the
20:23:48 other uses don't change.
20:23:50 The other allowable things on this PD don't change.
20:23:53 The only thing that gets added is one communication
20:23:55 tower within a 606 by 60.
20:23:57 And if you all wanted to put other language in there,
20:24:00 emphasizing that in some form or fashion, my client has
20:24:03 no objection to that.
20:24:04 But with that said, this tower being located here in no
20:24:07 way sets a precedent for the remaining 20-plus acres to
20:24:11 ever be rezoned as commercial.
20:24:17 Of this approval would only be limited to cell phone
20:24:19 There was a comment about the cross and someone feeling
20:24:23 uncomfortable about the use of a cross as a symbol.
20:24:26 Certainly my client does not have any objection to
20:24:28 changing this to a flagpole type tower at the same
20:24:32 height, flying a flag, not flying a flag, depending ow
20:24:36 close people want to tap a look at that.
20:24:39 The cross we thought was compatible with a church use.
20:24:42 And in that flagpole situation, the antennas and the
20:24:46 cables would still be located inside.
20:24:49 My biggest concern -- and Mr. Stokes, you asked the
20:24:52 You had said, do I have to rezone this parcel to get a
20:24:56 And the answer to your question is somewhat yes.
20:25:01 Somewhat yes and no.
20:25:02 This underlying PD has CG uses in it.
20:25:12 At that point I would withdraw that but go to my next
20:25:16 In essence, if we didn't rezone a PD to add a tower,
20:25:21 whether it be a commercial PD, industrial PD or
20:25:23 residential PD, in essence what this be city has done
20:25:26 by saying we don't ever want to amend the PD to allow a
20:25:29 tower is you effectively prohibited service throughout
20:25:32 a majority of your residential areas.
20:25:37 This isn't a situation where T-Mobile is going in and
20:25:41 saying this parcel is zoned -- I'll just pick R-1,
20:25:46 where towers are specifically prohibited.
20:25:48 PDs are meant to be flexible document with certain
20:25:51 provisions, that they then can be allowed and sited
20:25:57 We talked about the power lines.
20:25:59 My concern, although council member Caetano is not
20:26:03 here, he had talked about the drainage pond and the
20:26:06 trees disappearing.
20:26:07 We do have the required Land Development Code,
20:26:10 landscape buffer surrounding all four sides of the
20:26:12 property, and there is the existing dense vegetation.
20:26:15 With that said that is why I made the offer to continue
20:26:18 this to find what is really going on.
20:26:23 My concern is that is it going to be simply on that
20:26:26 corner, and we are still going to have 200 feet of
20:26:29 dense vegetation?
20:26:30 I don't want to leave you with an impression that
20:26:33 anybody knows that area is just going to be plowed.
20:26:40 Again, only to reiterate, this property is a separate
20:26:47 parcel than that corner parcel and it doesn't set a
20:26:50 (Bell sounds)
20:26:53 And unless you have questions for me, I would ask for
20:26:57 your approval of this, or I would ask that you ask me
20:27:00 to continue it, which of course I would.
20:27:01 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Councilman Stokes.
20:27:05 >>> May I ask that this be received?
20:27:09 >> Yes, all of that will be submitted.
20:27:11 The earlier information will be part of the record as
20:27:13 >> I'm identifying the maps for the record as exhibit
20:27:22 And I am handing it to ...
20:27:32 >>MARTIN SHELBY: I'm sorry, Mr. Chairman.
20:27:33 I'm sorry to interrupt.
20:27:36 But obviously there's been self issues that have come
20:27:40 up relating to the church's underlying land use, and
20:27:48 the use of the drainage, and other assorted issues that
20:27:51 have come up tonight.
20:27:53 Council, I had heard an indication that the petitioner
20:27:58 would have no objection to a continuance.
20:28:01 And if council would be so inclined, it would certainly
20:28:04 give me and Ms. Cole the opportunity to be able to
20:28:08 spend some time to look at these issues, to be able to
20:28:11 more properly advise council and a period of time that
20:28:18 those questions are at some point in your deliberations
20:28:20 going to be coming up.
20:28:22 So it would be my recommendation if that there would be
20:28:25 no objection from the petition every, and if you could
20:28:27 say that on the record, to continue this for a brief
20:28:29 period of time to allow Ms. Cole and I to be able to
20:28:32 address these issues.
20:28:34 >>> there's no objection as far as T-Mobile.
20:28:36 >>MARTIN SHELBY: That would allow us to be able to
20:28:40 properly advise council during deliberation.
20:28:43 >>CURTIS STOKES: That was my suggestion to postpone
20:28:45 this for two to four weeks to allow Mr. fields and Mr.
20:28:51 Edwards the opportunity to go back to the church and
20:28:53 negotiate the language that allows us, Tampa Palms, to
20:28:57 protect, and we talked a lot today about planned
20:29:02 developments here at Tampa Heights.
20:29:04 We talked about the 40th Street redevelopment issue.
20:29:08 I just would like the community, the CDD and the -- the
20:29:13 opportunity to talk to the grace Episcopal about
20:29:15 inserting deed restriction language that allows that
20:29:23 part of Tampa Palms to remain what it currently is.
20:29:26 Thank you.
20:29:26 >>> If I may just ask.
20:29:32 We have requested a possible second reading on 11-11
20:29:35 based on the fact I am going to be out of town on a
20:29:37 mission trip, and if I would make a suggestion that
20:29:40 this matter be continued until that 11-11 date.
20:29:44 >>THOMAS SCOTT: What's the date you are requesting?
20:29:46 >> 11-11.
20:29:47 >>MARTIN SHELBY: That's veterans day and there is no
20:29:51 The next meeting the city will have a night meeting
20:29:53 will be November 18 in the evening.
20:29:56 Would that be acceptable?
20:29:58 >>> Yes.
20:29:59 I will find a way.
20:30:00 >>MARTIN SHELBY: 6 p.m. then, council, if you would
20:30:03 consider on November 18th.
20:30:06 If there's a motion, sir.
20:30:07 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Yes, I think we'll do that.
20:30:09 I think, though, councilman Stokes and to the few that
20:30:14 came to add language for the church to have a
20:30:19 condition, I don't think council has the power to do
20:30:23 And the attorney may want to speak to that.
20:30:25 City attorney.
20:30:27 I don't think we have that kind of power to mandate or
20:30:30 request that they have that contained of languaged to
20:30:34 >>MARTIN SHELBY: And those are the kind of issues that
20:30:37 I would like to be on firm legal footing when I advise
20:30:39 you because I don't want to say anything that would
20:30:41 possibly jeopardize whatever decision the City Council
20:30:45 So that will be one of the issues that Ms. Cole and I
20:30:48 will look at.
20:30:49 But my suggestion would be at this point in time that
20:30:54 council not engage in that discussion until we have the
20:30:56 opportunity to have that research done.
20:30:58 I certainly wouldn't want to put council in any
20:31:01 inappropriate situation, and certainly I would not want
20:31:03 to have the parties, the petitioner or the CDD,
20:31:10 involved in anything inappropriate without being
20:31:12 understood what the ramifications may be.
20:31:15 >>THOMAS SCOTT: The second thing I was going to say is
20:31:18 maybe the petitioner will want to meet with all the
20:31:21 citizens here tonight that have not had an opportunity
20:31:23 to meet with you to hear them out, explore some of
20:31:26 their issues and concerns.
20:31:28 Is there a motion for continuance to the 18th?
20:31:33 The motion to continue until the 18th of November
20:31:36 at 6:00 p.m.
20:31:38 Moved and seconded.
20:31:41 All in favor signify by saying Aye.
20:31:47 Item 13.
20:31:57 Item 13.
20:32:20 >> Land development.
20:32:35 This is a request for rezoning.
20:32:38 The property address is 4109 to 4111 and 4113 West
20:32:45 Cypress street.
20:32:46 They are requesting to rezone from PD.
20:32:51 And residential single-family to PD to allow for office
20:33:13 >> Garcia, Planning Commission staff.
20:33:20 The site is located in the Westshore planning district
20:33:22 area on your vision map.
20:33:28 Here is Dale Mabry.
20:33:32 It's going to be just on this side just a little past
20:33:36 Dale Mabry.
20:33:37 Let me show you a the land use map.
20:33:39 Here is Cypress Street.
20:33:41 The overpass.
20:33:42 Of the interstate.
20:33:43 Here is Lois.
20:33:45 The land use category on this particular site, the
20:33:47 north side of Cypress Street is residential 20 which
20:33:49 allows consideration of nonresidential uses
20:33:54 More specifically low density office types of usage are
20:33:57 already existing office, the particular segment of
20:34:01 Cypress Street, approximately three other residential
20:34:03 offices that have been approved by this body at one
20:34:06 point or another.
20:34:08 I'll show you an aerial.
20:34:12 So you have several commercial uses already in
20:34:13 existence on this particular site of Cypress Street.
20:34:18 The location which allows consideration because cypress
20:34:22 is considered a collector road according to your
20:34:25 classification map for the City of Tampa.
20:34:26 Land use category allows for consideration.
20:34:28 This will be a classic in-fill low-density office
20:34:32 development within the Westshore business district
20:34:35 Planning Commission staff found the proposed request
20:34:37 consistent with the comprehensive plan.
20:34:52 >> Towanda Anthony, land development.
20:34:56 There are four waivers being requested.
20:34:59 One buffer waiver and three waivers to the overlay
20:35:04 district, the Westshore commercial overlay district.
20:35:10 I will now show a map of the site.
20:35:20 Here is the zoning atlas.
20:35:26 The two parcels in the hatched area in the request
20:35:31 before us tonight.
20:35:32 It's surrounded by residential office, CM uses, one is
20:35:39 CG uses, and CI uses.
20:35:42 Along cypress.
20:35:46 Here is the aerial of the site.
20:35:59 Abutting cypress.
20:36:06 And the picture of the site, the vacant lot.
20:36:13 Here is a picture of the site looking west.
20:36:18 Here is a picture of the site looking east.
20:36:22 Which is south across the street.
20:36:26 And this is another picture looking south across the
20:36:30 And a view looking west toward Westshore.
20:36:40 The applicant is proposing to rezone the property from
20:36:47 RS-50 and PD to PD to allow for professional office.
20:36:51 The site is 10,300 square feet and the existing use is
20:36:56 The site is located just east.
20:37:04 It's surrounded by commercial zoning districts to the
20:37:07 south, west and east, and residential to the north.
20:37:09 The applicant proposes to construct a 5,000 square foot
20:37:16 four feet office building, square foot office building,
20:37:21 excuse me.
20:37:21 The site was approved under VO -- 9-17 for 5,073 square
20:37:29 foot business professional office in 2009.
20:37:31 The current application adds an additional 6503-foot
20:37:36 lot to the west side of the development, along with the
20:37:41 stipulation, expansion as discussed above.
20:37:44 The building setbacks are as follows.
20:37:46 18 feet to the south.
20:37:48 19 feet to the north.
20:37:50 62 feet to the west.
20:37:52 57 feet to the east.
20:37:53 The required parking is 17 parking spaces and 19
20:37:57 parking spaces are being provided.
20:37:59 This includes 13 compact, one ADA and five standard
20:38:04 The maximum building height is proposed at 32 feet.
20:38:10 The development review committee did find the plan
20:38:15 However, if the recommended revisions are made between
20:38:18 first and second reading from Land Development
20:38:20 Coordination, then we would find the plan consistent.
20:38:25 Are there any questions, council?
20:38:45 >> Nelson Priede, 3614 middle road in Lutz and I have
20:38:50 been sworn.
20:38:51 This is my cousin.
20:38:55 We were here approximately a year ago this month, and
20:38:57 we owned a 50-foot by 103-foot lot that was explained
20:39:02 to you.
20:39:03 And at the time, prior to that, I attempted to purchase
20:39:06 the same property to the west of us, another 50 by
20:39:10 103-foot lot.
20:39:12 And the owners, a brother and sister, were not
20:39:14 interested in selling that, and through the
20:39:18 machinations of doing a PD we came in front of you.
20:39:21 You all were very kind in working with us.
20:39:23 We had some variances that you allowed us and we got
20:39:26 the PD passed.
20:39:28 Lo and behold a short time after that I received a call
20:39:31 and they were interested in selling their property.
20:39:33 So we were dealing with a PD on a 50 by 103-foot lot,
20:39:38 and was not really that compatible.
20:39:41 It would work.
20:39:42 We acquired the other piece.
20:39:43 Now we have 100 by 103, so obviously, to make a better
20:39:50 project, we kept the same height.
20:39:52 We didn't change any of that.
20:39:53 In fact, we reduced a lot of the variances down.
20:39:56 We had originally, I think, five or six and now we are
20:39:59 down to three, a couple of minor ones here that we have
20:40:02 no problem adhering to.
20:40:04 It's two-story.
20:40:05 The first story is approximately 100 square feet.
20:40:09 It's cantilevered.
20:40:12 And the second story is 3200 feet to give us alleges
20:40:15 over 5,000 square feet of office space.
20:40:17 >>GWEN MILLER: Question by council members?
20:40:21 Is there anyone in the public that would like to speak
20:40:22 on this item?
20:40:25 Anyone like to speak?
20:40:27 Close the public hearing.
20:40:28 >> Move to close.
20:40:29 >> Second.
20:40:30 >>GWEN MILLER: Motion and second to clogs.
20:40:34 All in favor?
20:40:36 Mr. Caetano.
20:40:37 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: An ordinance rezoning property in
20:40:44 the general vicinity of 47109, 4111 and 4113 West
20:40:50 Cypress street in the city of Tampa, Florida and more
20:40:53 particularly described in section 1 of zoning district
20:40:55 classifications RS-50, residential single-family, and
20:41:00 PD, planned development, office, business professional,
20:41:03 to PD, planned development, office, business
20:41:06 professional, providing an effective date.
20:41:07 >>GWEN MILLER: We have a motion and a second.
20:41:12 All in favor?
20:41:13 >>MARTIN SHELBY: Does that motion include the --
20:41:24 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: With the restrictions.
20:41:26 Do you have a copy of that, sir?
20:41:28 With the restrictions.
20:41:30 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: And the waivers, whatever the
20:41:31 restrictions already handled between first and second
20:41:34 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Right.
20:41:36 Thank you, Mr. Miranda.
20:41:44 >> Towanda Anthony, land development.
20:41:46 Council, this is a special use petition application
20:41:49 number V-10-279.
20:41:53 The address is 1106 east 109th Avenue.
20:41:56 The current zoning on the property is RS-60.
20:42:00 And the they are requesting special use for place of
20:42:04 religious assembly, school and daycare.
20:42:12 >>TONY GARCIA: Planning Commission staff.
20:42:14 I have been sworn.
20:42:16 The subject site is located at the university planning
20:42:18 district which is one of your three planning district
20:42:20 on your vision map that offers the opportunity for
20:42:23 additional growth and employment.
20:42:27 I would like to show you a more detailed map, future
20:42:32 land use map, that shows the land use categories.
20:42:35 In a residential 20.
20:42:41 This is residential 10.
20:42:44 This is community commercial 35.
20:42:47 And this is also residential 20.
20:42:49 This is residential 35.
20:42:51 This is your railroad line.
20:42:52 This is 109th Avenue.
20:42:54 I'll give you a little better perspective with an
20:42:56 aerial to show you the site.
20:42:59 As you can see, open space, existing center by the
20:43:04 church, and wanting to put something in addition to
20:43:08 To expand the uses which are ancillary uses for the
20:43:13 Here is Nebraska Avenue.
20:43:15 Here is 109th.
20:43:17 Here is 15th street.
20:43:19 So you're southwest of the University of South Florida
20:43:26 where you are at over here.
20:43:32 Ms. Anthony already told you what the uses are going to
20:43:35 It's very consistent with land use category.
20:43:37 As I told you earlier this evening the residential land
20:43:40 use categories are R-10, 20 and 35 allow for uses such
20:43:46 as daycare centers or places of worship such as the
20:43:49 example here in front of you right now.
20:43:50 Planning Commission staff found the proposed Consistent
20:43:52 with the comprehensive plan.
20:44:02 >> Towanda Anthony, land development.
20:44:05 Council, there are four waivers requested.
20:44:09 Two waivers to the special use criteria, and two
20:44:13 waivers to the parking requirement.
20:44:20 I will now show pictures of the site.
20:44:24 The zoning atlas, you can see here is the parcel in the
20:44:30 green hatched area.
20:44:31 It's surrounded by residential RM-50 as well as RM-60.
20:44:34 And CI.
20:44:40 Here is an aerial of the site.
20:44:44 East 109th Avenue.
20:44:50 The CSX railroad.
20:44:55 Here is a picture of the site.
20:44:58 That's the existing church.
20:45:01 Here is another picture of the site.
20:45:03 As you can see to the rear.
20:45:05 And there's a lot of trees.
20:45:09 Here is a view looking east to the abutting
20:45:14 There's a view looking west on the railroad tracks.
20:45:18 You can see multifamily residential.
20:45:23 There's a view looking south across the street.
20:45:27 And looking east.
20:45:33 The applicant is requesting a special use approval to
20:45:42 allow for place of religious assembly including school,
20:45:45 daycare, administrative offices.
20:45:46 The applicant is proposing an additional one story
20:45:52 150,000 square foot worship center to an existing
20:45:55 The existing 4,883 square foot church structure will
20:46:01 The site is 2.69 acres and is located on the northeast
20:46:06 corner of 10th Avenue and Montana Avenue and
20:46:10 surrounded by residential and boarded by the CSX
20:46:14 railroad to the west.
20:46:15 The building setbacks are as follows.
20:46:17 88 feet to the north.
20:46:19 To the south 35.2 feet.
20:46:21 To the west 27.6 feet.
20:46:23 And to the east 4.5 feet.
20:46:26 The Is 152 parking spaces, and this is based on a 500
20:46:32 feet capacity.
20:46:33 And one daycare employee and 96 spaces are being
20:46:36 provided including four ADA spaces.
20:46:39 1 standard spaces and 28 compact spaces.
20:46:47 With the waiver for institution parking.
20:46:49 A waiver for parking previously approved by council for
20:46:53 92 spaces under the original special use V 08-62.
20:46:59 The development review committee did find the plan
20:47:02 However, if the revisions on the revision sheet are
20:47:10 made between first and second reading, Land Development
20:47:12 Coordination Lee and landscape and solid waste then we
20:47:18 would find the plan consistent.
20:47:19 There are any questions, council?
20:47:20 >>GWEN MILLER: Questions?
20:47:27 >> Ron O'Shea, professional engineer, Inc.
20:47:39 We are requesting a special use to expand the church to
20:47:45 11,000 swear foot building.
20:47:47 As far as for the waivers, the transportation waiver,
20:47:51 most of the worshipers, they walk to the church, and --
20:48:00 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Is anyone here in opposition to the
20:48:02 Anyone here in opposition?
20:48:06 Okay, thank you very much.
20:48:08 You understand all the conditions and things?
20:48:10 >> Yes.
20:48:14 Per the advice of site plan, we have no problems.
20:48:21 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Okay.
20:48:24 Snoop move to close.
20:48:25 >> Second.
20:48:26 >>THOMAS SCOTT: All in favor?
20:48:28 Councilman Miranda.
20:48:33 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Mr. Chairman, move an ordinance
20:48:34 approving special use permit S-2 along with all the
20:48:38 revisions as recorded on the record today between first
20:48:43 and second reading, approving a place of religious
20:48:46 assembly in an RS-60 residential single-family zoning
20:48:49 district in the general vicinity of 11701 east
20:48:52 109th Avenue in the city of Tampa, Florida more
20:48:54 particularly described in section 1 thereof providing
20:48:57 an effective date.
20:48:57 >> Second.
20:48:59 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Moved and seconded.
20:49:01 All in favor?
20:49:04 >>THE CLERK: Motion carried with Caetano and Capin
20:49:06 being absent at vote.
20:49:08 Second reading and adoption for this and the
20:49:10 previously-heard item, which was Z-10-33 will be on
20:49:14 November 4th at 9:30 a.m.
20:49:16 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Thank you.
20:49:20 Item 16.
20:49:21 >> Towanda Anthony, land development.
20:49:27 This is a rezoning quarterback application Z-10-30.
20:49:30 The address is 4610 south Manhattan Avenue.
20:49:34 And they are requesting to rezone from RM-24 and CG
20:49:39 commercial general to PD planned development to allow
20:49:42 for a congregate living facility, large group care.
20:49:53 >>TONY GARCIA: Planning Commission staff.
20:49:54 I have been sworn.
20:49:56 This site is located in South Tampa, planning district,
20:50:02 which is one of your districts of stability that still
20:50:06 offers the opportunity in certain cases for in-fill
20:50:08 development, which is being proposed to you this
20:50:13 evening in the form of this application by the
20:50:21 This is just north of Gandy Boulevard on south
20:50:27 Urban mixed use 60 along Gandy Boulevard.
20:50:32 A lot of CMU 35 along Manhattan, and the site that we
20:50:37 are talking about this evening is really going to be
20:50:39 for an expansion of an existing use for a use, I know
20:50:45 council is well aware of we had conversations in the
20:50:47 past month for types of use for the growing elderly
20:50:49 population to service them.
20:50:53 There are a lot of similar types of uses along this
20:50:55 part of south Manhattan in addition to a lot of
20:50:57 churches, along Manhattan.
20:50:59 The use is consistent with the general principles in
20:51:03 the comprehensive plan.
20:51:04 City Planning Commission found the proposed request
20:51:07 consistent with the comprehensive plan.
20:51:09 Thank you.
20:51:09 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Thank you, sir.
20:51:23 >> Towanda Anthony, land development.
20:51:28 The land use being requested, this includes three
20:51:33 waivers to chapter 13, tree and landscape, a buffer
20:51:35 waiver, a parking waiver, and a waiver for solid waste.
20:51:46 I will now show pictures of the site.
20:51:51 The zoning atlas.
20:51:52 The property is located in the green hatched area.
20:51:54 The CG parcel as well as RM-24 parcel.
20:51:58 It's surrounded by CI uses, as well as the multifamily
20:52:02 residential RM 35.
20:52:07 An aerial of the site.
20:52:11 Manhattan Avenue.
20:52:17 This is the existing facility.
20:52:19 And the expansion will be located in the rear of the
20:52:26 There's a picture of the site.
20:52:31 This is an additional picture of the site.
20:52:36 Here is the site looking south.
20:52:38 The site looking north.
20:52:40 You can see this residential multifamily.
20:52:46 Looking west across the street.
20:52:49 And this is the view looking north.
20:52:53 North on Manhattan and looking south on Manhattan.
20:53:04 The applicant is proposing to rezone the property to
20:53:09 allow for 30,245 square feet addition to an existing
20:53:16 59,755 square foot congregate living facility for a
20:53:21 total of 90,000 square feet.
20:53:25 There are currently 179 beds and no additional beds are
20:53:28 being proposed.
20:53:29 The 4.6-acre site is surrounded by commercial uses.
20:53:36 To the south and residential to the north and west.
20:53:39 The proposed PD building setbacks are as follows:
20:53:43 To the north 22.5 feet.
20:53:45 To the east, 12.5 feet.
20:53:47 To the south, 20 feet.
20:53:49 And to the west, 25 feet.
20:53:51 The maximum building height is 45 feet.
20:53:55 A total of 52 parking spaces are required.
20:53:57 And 64 spaces are being provided.
20:54:01 This includes one ADA space, three compact spaces.
20:54:10 The development review committee has found the plan
20:54:14 However, if revisions are provided on the revision
20:54:19 sheet between first and second reading, we would find
20:54:21 the same consistent.
20:54:22 There were staff findings of Land Development
20:54:24 Coordination and Land Development Coordination,
20:54:27 landscape specialists, as well as transportation.
20:54:31 Are there any questions?
20:54:33 >> Questions by council?
20:54:35 Thank you.
20:54:42 >> Good evening.
20:54:43 Stacie Krimmen with Sanders, and I have with me Brian
20:54:51 Pollett, and I have been sworn.
20:54:52 I will be brief at this late hour.
20:54:55 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Is anyone here in opposition?
20:54:57 Anyone here in opposition to this petition?
20:55:03 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Move to close.
20:55:04 >> Second.
20:55:04 >>THOMAS SCOTT: All in favor?
20:55:10 Ma'am, let me just say to you, thank you all for what
20:55:12 you do in South Tampa.
20:55:14 I'm in and out thereof a lot.
20:55:18 My godmother was there.
20:55:20 I have several members of my church that are there.
20:55:23 So thank you all for what you are doing.
20:55:28 I have been out there a lot.
20:55:29 >>> Thank you.
20:55:30 >>MARY MULHERN: Move and an ordinance rezoning
20:55:33 property in the general vicinity of 4610 south
20:55:35 Manhattan Avenue in the city of Tampa, Florida and more
20:55:37 particularly described in section 1 from zoning
20:55:39 district classifications RM-24 residential multifamily
20:55:43 and CG commercial general to PD planned development,
20:55:46 congregate living facility, large group care, providing
20:55:49 an effective date.
20:55:49 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Seconded by councilman Miranda.
20:55:53 All in favor signify by saying Aye.
20:55:56 >>THE CLERK: Motion carried with Caetano and Capin
20:55:59 being absent at vote.
20:56:00 Second reading and adoption will be on November 4th
20:56:03 at 9:30 a.m.
20:56:04 >> item 17.
20:56:08 The last item for the evening.
20:56:10 And this is a continued public hearing.
20:56:23 >> This is a rezoning request Z-10-2, property address
20:56:29 is 351 Henderson Boulevard, 3411 and 3409 West Swann
20:56:35 The request is to rezone from CG commercial general to
20:56:38 CG planned development -- to PD planned development,
20:56:42 also retail pharmacy with a drive-in.
20:56:58 >>TONY GARCIA: Planning Commission staff.
20:56:58 I have been sworn.
20:57:00 The final evening for the evening we have before you a
20:57:03 proposed request, Ms. Anthony stated for a retail
20:57:08 pharmacy, and I guess the key is going to be a
20:57:12 It's already approved for, and you have existing on
20:57:14 there a Walgreen's, it has been there for quite a few
20:57:18 years now serving the South Tampa area, this particular
20:57:21 segment of Henderson Boulevard.
20:57:23 As you can see on the future land use map there's two
20:57:25 land use categories, residential 35 and mixed use 35,
20:57:29 the latter of which is a predominant land use category
20:57:32 along Henderson Boulevard which allows commercial
20:57:35 serving uses.
20:57:37 Land use category of residential 35 which allows
20:57:39 commercial uses of which allows request for what is
20:57:45 being proposed here this evening.
20:57:49 The land use to the south is residential 6, the Gulf
20:57:53 view, within the boundaries of the Gulf view and
20:57:57 neighborhood association.
20:57:58 This category is residential 10.
20:58:00 We have some residential 20 along Swann, primarily low
20:58:05 density office uses, and professional serving uses.
20:58:11 There are a lot of -- variety of low density uses along
20:58:14 this segment of Henderson in addition to neighborhood
20:58:17 serving commercial and general commercial serving uses.
20:58:20 Requested for you is really for the modification of the
20:58:22 existing Walgreen's there to allow to the north to
20:58:25 allow it to be able to serve the customers patronizing
20:58:30 the Walgreen's for this period of time.
20:58:32 It is a 24-7, has operated as a 24-7 for all that time
20:58:37 and will continue to do so, I believe.
20:58:38 Planning Commission staff found the proposed staff
20:58:41 consistent with the comprehensive plan.
20:58:42 Thank you.
20:58:43 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Thank you.
20:58:46 >> Towanda Anthony, land development.
20:58:56 There are no waivers requested.
20:59:00 I will show pictures of the site.
20:59:03 Zoning atlas.
20:59:06 The green hatched area.
20:59:12 CG zoning district surrounded by CG and RS 100.
20:59:19 There's an aerial of the site.
20:59:26 The existing property as well as parcels.
20:59:33 Hander son to the west.
20:59:34 Swann to the south.
20:59:38 Here is a picture of the site, the view from Henderson.
20:59:43 Picture of the site of Swann.
20:59:50 Swan also near the vacant lots.
20:59:54 The view east of the property.
20:59:59 South of the property across the street.
21:00:02 Eventual uses.
21:00:05 The view looking north.
21:00:10 And a view looking east of Swann Avenue.
21:00:17 The applicant is proposing to rezone the property to PG
21:00:23 and RM-24 to PD to allow for retail sales, convenience
21:00:28 goods and pharmacy, with a drive-in window.
21:00:30 The plan proposes to reconstruct the existing
21:00:33 Walgreen's retail establishment.
21:00:36 The new building will be 14,820 square feet, with a
21:00:42 drive-in window for the pharmacy.
21:00:43 The proposed building setbacks are as follows.
21:00:47 To the south, 55.54 feet.
21:00:50 To the east, 61 feet.
21:00:51 To the west, 32.8 feet.
21:00:53 And to the north, 34.49 feet.
21:00:57 The maximum building height is 35 feet, a total of 59
21:01:01 parking spaces are required, and 59 parking spaces are
21:01:05 being provided including three ADA spaces, 20 compact
21:01:09 spaces, 36 standard spaces and seven bicycle spaces.
21:01:15 The development review committee has found the plan
21:01:19 Are there any questions, council?
21:01:21 >>THOMAS SCOTT: This is your time now.
21:01:28 >>> Good evening, council members.
21:01:30 Gina Grimes, hill ward Henderson.
21:01:33 We represent Encore real estate development and I'm
21:01:37 joined here this evening from Encore by pat Pedronis.
21:01:46 Also is Ty Macks, our planning expert, and also Randy
21:01:51 Coen from Cohen consulting who is our transportation
21:01:55 As you heard, the proposal is to rezone afternoon CG
21:01:59 and RM-24 to PD to allow for the redevelopment of an
21:02:04 existing Walgreen's drugstore.
21:02:07 It's very simple proposal.
21:02:08 We are going to tear down the existing store, rebuild a
21:02:11 new slightly larger store, and add a drive-through
21:02:15 The store will only be an additional 2,271 square feet.
21:02:20 The reason for the request is the existing store has
21:02:23 been in operation about 1 years.
21:02:25 The floor plan is outdated.
21:02:28 Walgreen's is also in the process of company-wide
21:02:31 And so they are hoping this store is one of the ones
21:02:34 they can update.
21:02:35 In addition to the store, being outdated you have a
21:02:40 site that is basically outdated.
21:02:42 You have issues with parking there.
21:02:43 I don't know if any of you visited that store but they
21:02:46 have the dumpster right almost centrally locate in the
21:02:48 parking lot, when they have goods delivered, the
21:02:52 loading dock blocks several of the parking spaces as
21:02:55 well as the dumpster, and the site just does not
21:02:59 operate efficiently.
21:03:01 Another main reason for the redevelopment proposal is
21:03:04 also because of the addition of the drive-through.
21:03:08 Drive-throughs are very typical these days for drug
21:03:12 stores, and that is basically as a result of customer
21:03:16 Walgreen's also found that as our population ages,
21:03:20 there's been an increase for prescriptions, and again
21:03:24 the drive-through is for the convenience of the
21:03:26 existing customers.
21:03:27 The site does have some history and I am going to go
21:03:30 through it quickly because I need to leave time for
21:03:34 But in 2005 there was a rezoning similar to this that
21:03:38 was proposed and denied.
21:03:39 However, there are several important distinguishing
21:03:41 factors between what was denied in '05 and what we are
21:03:45 proposing today.
21:03:46 First and foremost we have reduced the size of the
21:03:50 Previously, the store was proposed to be 17,000 square
21:03:55 This is only a proposal for 14,820 square feet.
21:03:59 The other store was two stories.
21:04:00 This is a one-story store.
21:04:02 So again cut in half.
21:04:03 The other proposal, the 05 proposal was for two drive
21:04:08 through windows.
21:04:09 This is only one.
21:04:11 Cut the number in half.
21:04:12 We moved the dumpster and the loading to the rear of
21:04:15 the proposed structure as opposed to on the side, as it
21:04:21 was in 05.
21:04:22 We increased buffering in the landscape area in the
21:04:25 eastern front of the property directly adjacent to the
21:04:27 residential area, and also the accent point, the 05
21:04:31 proposal, proposed two access points onto Henderson
21:04:35 Boulevard, and we are only proposal one.
21:04:36 The existing swan access point will stay exactly where
21:04:40 it's located.
21:04:40 We are not moving that.
21:04:42 Also, an important, two other important factors between
21:04:46 the 05 proposal and this one is that we are not
21:04:49 requesting any waivers whatsoever to any of the
21:04:53 So that's significant compared to the 05 proposal.
21:04:57 And last is applies to the audience.
21:05:01 This time, there are only, I believe, three people here
21:05:04 that want to speak to this matter.
21:05:06 I think the last time probably the council chambers
21:05:09 were filled.
21:05:10 Again, just very quickly.
21:05:12 An issue that may come up had to do with the traffic
21:05:16 that may increase in the neighborhood and the fact --
21:05:21 the alleged fact that this store may impact that area.
21:05:24 We want to emphasize this store is in fact a
21:05:26 neighborhood store.
21:05:27 In fact, we have a graphic in your package of material.
21:05:36 It's tab 3-A.
21:05:38 And what it shows is that 70% -- and this is by zip
21:05:42 code -- 70% of the customers that go to this Walgreen's
21:05:45 store live within a two-mile radius of the store.
21:05:49 And you can see that with the circles, the one-mile
21:05:56 radius and two-mile radius.
21:05:57 We also believe the proposed redevelopment will not
21:06:00 attract customers from other stores, because if you
21:06:02 will notice, there are three other Walgreen's stores
21:06:05 also in close proximity to this store.
21:06:07 So you are not going to have a situation where people
21:06:10 are going to drive them down south all the way up
21:06:12 through this neighborhood or through this area to get
21:06:15 to the Henderson store when they have a store in close
21:06:17 proximity to them.
21:06:19 But 70% of our customers come from within a two-mile
21:06:22 So this isn't cut-through traffic.
21:06:24 This isn't an impact to the neighborhood.
21:06:26 These are people that live of in this neighborhood.
21:06:29 The need for the drive-through, we have included in
21:06:33 your package of materials four petitions that was
21:06:38 stationed at the drugstore, about 494 people signed the
21:06:42 petition, 491 said yes.
21:06:45 There was a drive-through window, they would use it
21:06:48 instead of coming into the store.
21:06:49 Only three people said no.
21:06:52 Most of the people identified convenience as the
21:06:54 primary reason that they prefer the drive-through.
21:06:57 However, for some people, a drive-through is a
21:07:00 necessity, for elderly people, people with handicaps,
21:07:02 people that are sick and don't want to come into the
21:07:05 store, don't feel they can.
21:07:06 The drive-through is a tremendous convenience, and I
21:07:09 would argue that it's a necessity.
21:07:12 Another example for the customer demand of the store
21:07:16 very quickly, this store along with the downtown CVS
21:07:19 store are the only two drug stores in this area that do
21:07:23 not have drive-through windows.
21:07:26 On this rendering, tab 3-B in your package of
21:07:31 materials, it identifies every Walgreen's location and
21:07:34 every CVS location, and again this location and the
21:07:39 downtown location are the only two that don't have the
21:07:41 drive-through windows.
21:07:43 And obviously that's as a result of customer demand.
21:07:46 The new prototype for drug stores is for drive-through
21:07:50 I am going to turn it over to Todd but I want to add a
21:07:53 couple things.
21:07:53 I would ask that you keep it in perspective what this
21:07:56 proposal is.
21:07:57 It's simply a redevelopment of an existing use.
21:08:00 There's in a guessing with this proposal like you have
21:08:04 with a lot of PDs where you are not sure of the
21:08:07 impact on the neighborhood.
21:08:07 This business has been there for 18 years.
21:08:10 We are going to update it.
21:08:11 It's Gulf of Mexico to be slightly enlarged and there's
21:08:13 going to be a drive oaf through added.
21:08:15 There's no guessing here.
21:08:16 Now what this business is going to -- how it's going to
21:08:19 be operated and the impact that we think that it will
21:08:21 have in the area, and it's a positive one.
21:08:23 Also, in this economic climate you have the opportunity
21:08:27 here to promote and facilitate a several million dollar
21:08:33 investment in the neighborhood.
21:08:34 That's important.
21:08:35 I think in this economic climate.
21:08:37 Also, you have the opportunity to implement a provision
21:08:40 in your comprehensive plan that specifically calls for
21:08:43 incentives for this exact type of commercial
21:08:48 And I am going to let Ty address that.
21:08:50 Lastly, I just need to put on the record that we did
21:08:52 meet with many of the neighbors in close proximity to
21:08:55 the site.
21:08:56 The only individuals here are from Gulf view.
21:09:00 I will put on the record that even though this was not
21:09:01 in the Gulf view civic association jurisdictional
21:09:04 boundaries, we did go ahead and meet with the Gulf view
21:09:07 civic association.
21:09:08 In fact we continued the hearing so that we could meet
21:09:10 with them.
21:09:12 We have a letter of support from the adjacent property
21:09:16 owner who is the president of the homeowners
21:09:19 association, the condominiums, or the townhouses just
21:09:22 to the east of the property, stating that she supports
21:09:25 the rezoning to include the new and expanded Walgreen's
21:09:28 with a drive-through pharmacy.
21:09:29 She's spoken to most of the residents and no one has
21:09:32 expressed dissent.
21:09:34 We met with neighbors that live directly across the
21:09:36 street, explained the proposal to them.
21:09:38 They also are not here tonight.
21:09:40 The two homeowners associations, Gray Gables and Bon
21:09:44 Air, advised they have no objections.
21:09:46 The remaining objectors are from Gulf view.
21:09:49 With that I will turn it over to Ty Macs to address the
21:09:52 comp plan and compatibility and the study he conducted.
21:09:55 >> Good evening, Chairman Scott and council members.
21:09:59 Ty Macks, planner with Inglehart Hammer and associates.
21:10:03 I have been sworn.
21:10:04 As Ms. Grimes indicated, in the booklet that was handed
21:10:08 out to you, Ethel Hammer and I did prepare a complete
21:10:12 and very thorough analysis of the site, and we also did
21:10:15 a consistency analysis of the comprehensive plan
21:10:18 policies and objectives which are included in that
21:10:22 Briefly, I would like to go over a few points of the
21:10:25 site plans.
21:10:31 The PD site plan that was submitted with the rezoning
21:10:38 request complies with all of the sections of the city
21:10:41 There are no waivers requested which is really
21:10:43 important to this petition, so the key components to
21:10:46 the site plan include improved access to the site, as
21:10:49 well as improved vehicular circulation throughout the
21:10:52 parking, and the parking layout.
21:10:56 As a compliment to being located along the two major
21:10:59 Hartline transit routes, pedestrian and bicycle access
21:11:02 have been improved by providing the appropriate
21:11:05 sidewalks and demarcated crosswalks to the Walgreen's
21:11:09 from the public right-of-way.
21:11:11 The proposed retail has been locate on the site which
21:11:15 meets or exceeds all of the setback requirement.
21:11:19 The building will be placed to provide the greatest
21:11:21 setbacks from the residential uses to the east and to
21:11:23 the south.
21:11:25 The proposed building is set back 55 feet from the
21:11:28 west, from west Swann Avenue and 32 feet from Henderson
21:11:33 Boulevard, 61 feet from the east property line which is
21:11:36 the residential town home and 35 feet from the rear
21:11:39 property line.
21:11:41 Although the retail building's main entrance of
21:11:44 Henderson Boulevard and West Swann Avenue, the building
21:11:47 has been both Henderson and Swann, the building has
21:11:51 been situated in a manner that we feel the majority of
21:11:53 the daily activity is primarily focused along Henderson
21:11:57 Boulevard, which is the primary arterial roadway.
21:12:01 This is achieved by placing the majority of the parking
21:12:03 spaces as well as the handicapped space as long the
21:12:07 Henderson Boulevard, and bicycle parking racks have
21:12:12 also been provided for bicycles. Traffic.
21:12:18 The proposed building -- dedicated here to the loading
21:12:22 and solid waste activities which are typically
21:12:24 associated with this type of business.
21:12:26 This gets these activities outside of the front yard
21:12:30 where they currently are.
21:12:32 They are currently along the Swann Avenue area.
21:12:35 The applicants proposed a rather enhanced landscape
21:12:40 plan, and as part of that landscape plan, they have
21:12:44 enhanced the buffer to the residential properties to
21:12:46 the east.
21:12:48 In your packet, you will find a rendering, an artist
21:12:55 rendering which illustrates an existing photograph of
21:12:58 the existing situation on the east side of the
21:13:01 property, and that an artist's rendering that
21:13:05 illustrates the proposed buffer adjacent to the
21:13:10 residential town homes.
21:13:12 That buffer has been augmented by 1-foot trees which
21:13:16 are greater in height and size than of course what's
21:13:20 required by the code.
21:13:24 We completed a very thorough and exhaustive analysis of
21:13:27 the comp plan policies, and that's included in your
21:13:30 packet, and again I will just reiterate that no waives
21:13:33 are requested.
21:13:34 Along with the code requirements, and we ask for your
21:13:37 favorable approval.
21:13:42 >> Randy Coen, Cohen and company.
21:13:45 I have been sworn.
21:13:45 I was asked to do a traffic study for this project.
21:13:48 It was actually a rather unique request.
21:13:50 The reason being city transportation department
21:13:52 determined that this project was de minimis, did it not
21:13:55 require a traffic study be completed in any way, shape
21:13:58 or form.
21:13:59 However, we did one.
21:14:00 We did one because of the history of the project and to
21:14:02 ensure that that was a correct determination.
21:14:04 I'm here tonight to tell you that it was absolutely a
21:14:07 correct determination.
21:14:08 The project didn't even come close to requiring a
21:14:10 traffic study under city code.
21:14:12 I can also tell you that with the redevelopment of the
21:14:14 site there are no changes in level of service on any of
21:14:17 the roadways or intersection studied in this particular
21:14:21 From an access standpoint, the only change really is
21:14:24 that the driveway on Henderson Avenue will be moved
21:14:27 farther north.
21:14:28 That's a requirement of Florida Department of
21:14:29 Transportation because Henderson Boulevard is actually
21:14:32 a State Road.
21:14:34 Swann, our driveway remains exactly where it is today.
21:14:37 The operation continuation of that driveway has been,
21:14:42 if you will, somewhat dictated to us by City of Tampa
21:14:45 transportation department, and with the strong
21:14:47 consideration from the solid waste department to ensure
21:14:50 that service can be provided to this particular site.
21:14:52 Glad to answer any questions.
21:14:54 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Thank you.
21:14:56 Anyone from the public wish to address council?
21:14:59 Anyone from the public wish to address council?
21:15:02 >> I just want to add one further item, that my client
21:15:07 just mentioned, that the drive-through will be operated
21:15:10 without any kind of enter com or speaker, it will be
21:15:15 hand held just like you have at some banks, you have a
21:15:18 hand-held receiver where you would speak with the
21:15:21 pharmacy inside, so that way there would be no noise
21:15:25 impact to the adjacent area.
21:15:26 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Thank you.
21:15:29 >> My name is Patricia Torres, I live at 3618 west
21:15:36 Lykes Avenue.
21:15:37 And I am a community liaison for Gulf view civic
21:15:42 And I think Ms. Grimes will be surprised with what we
21:15:45 are going to say.
21:15:48 I have a letter here that I would like to also give to
21:15:51 each of you.
21:15:56 With our response to their request.
21:16:02 I can read from the letter.
21:16:10 The overwhelming majority of the neighbors who
21:16:12 responded to our poll are in favor of the expansion.
21:16:15 We understand and welcome the improvements to the
21:16:18 parking lot.
21:16:19 We also welcome the drive-through pickup window for the
21:16:21 sake of our convenience.
21:16:23 The location of the delivery area is a vast improvement
21:16:26 and more efficient in allowing for better flow of
21:16:30 This letter is intended to convey the response and the
21:16:33 concerns with Gulf view neighborhood to Walgreen's
21:16:37 request of expansion to their Swann and Henderson
21:16:40 The current parking layout is inadequate as well as
21:16:43 dangerous, and some of us including myself have had
21:16:46 accidents in the parking lot.
21:16:49 Moving the Henderson entrance further to the east is a
21:16:51 huge improvement from a safety perspective.
21:16:54 No one can object to the quality of the landscaping and
21:16:57 the addition of the masonry wall on the east side of
21:17:00 the property.
21:17:00 So I think it is safe to say of that we like what we
21:17:03 see, and the proposed site plan presented to us by
21:17:06 Walgreen's at our last board meeting.
21:17:09 However, there are comments that have appeared over and
21:17:13 over from the majority of the in any case, the
21:17:16 conditions that were repeated most frequently in our
21:17:19 polling are, number one, we request Walgreen's not come
21:17:25 back at any future time requesting a license to sell
21:17:28 beer and wine.
21:17:29 Number two, we prefer that Walgreen's discontinue
21:17:31 hanging banners and putting out snipe signs.
21:17:35 They need to do it -- be better at utilizing their
21:17:40 digital sign.
21:17:42 Keeping with the appearance of the neighborhood.
21:17:44 Number three, very important to us is the issue of the
21:17:48 turn signal in all directions of the intersection of
21:17:51 Swann, Henderson and Himes.
21:17:52 The turn signal is vitally important to the flow of
21:17:55 traffic through the intersection.
21:17:56 A turn lane in each direction already exists, but a
21:18:00 signal would move traffic through the intersection more
21:18:02 efficiently and safely.
21:18:04 It is our understanding that Henderson is a State Road,
21:18:07 but we feel it is imperative for Walgreen's, the City
21:18:10 of Tampa, and the state to work together on this issue
21:18:13 to make it happen.
21:18:14 Traffic is increasing in this area and at this
21:18:18 It needs to be addressed.
21:18:19 I am sure Walgreen's will pick up additional business,
21:18:22 with the addition to the drive-through window, which
21:18:26 will only make matters worse.
21:18:30 Walgreen's is the only drugstore in the whole area that
21:18:34 does not have a drive-through window, and I'm sure that
21:18:38 there are probably a lot of people who live even in
21:18:40 Gulf view that go to Howard and Swann because they have
21:18:44 a drive-through window so they will pick up more
21:18:47 business which will cause more traffic there at that
21:18:50 We the Gulf view neighborhood ask that you please
21:18:52 require Walgreen's to incorporate these concessions
21:18:56 into their plan for expansion of their present
21:19:01 Thank you for your consideration.
21:19:01 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Thank you very much.
21:19:04 Next speaker.
21:19:04 >> Brenda Korhn, 32127 San Nicholas.
21:19:16 I live in Gulf view.
21:19:17 I have been sworn in.
21:19:18 I want to say thank you to the Walgreen's group for
21:19:21 doing such a phenomenal job in the neighborhood.
21:19:25 When I polled the neighborhood initially, we had just
21:19:28 more people in favor of it, and I am very much in favor
21:19:31 of it, and as pat expressed, some of the neighbors'
21:19:35 concerns, we all see it as a real benefit to the
21:19:40 neighborhood from the drive-through.
21:19:43 I am one who will use the prescriptions now.
21:19:45 I have never used that pharmacy for prescriptions for
21:19:50 one reason, they don't have a drive-through.
21:19:53 So I do see that further increase of traffic could come
21:19:57 Then, at the same time, knowing this is a State Road, I
21:19:59 actually work right next door.
21:20:03 I would hate to see the project denied if something
21:20:06 couldn't be worked out with the short term on the road
21:20:10 situation right now.
21:20:11 With the turn light.
21:20:14 I know there's a lot involved since it's a State Road.
21:20:16 But I'm very much in favor of it, as most of the
21:20:19 neighbors are.
21:20:20 And my vote is in favor, with some of the concessions
21:20:26 that the neighborhood has expressed with the beer and
21:20:29 wine, that was something that a few people expressed
21:20:33 their feelings over, and also the light that was
21:20:39 mentioned the third one.
21:20:42 The signs.
21:20:43 Definitely the signs.
21:20:44 We don't like the signs that are out there.
21:20:46 It just takes away from this beautiful building that
21:20:49 will be built.
21:20:50 And thank you for all the hard work.
21:20:51 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Thank you.
21:20:56 >> I just want to make it clear for the record that I
21:21:01 know there was comments about not wanting this to move
21:21:04 forward without alcoholic beverage and stand alone
21:21:09 process and should be dealt with in this process.
21:21:18 >>GINA GRIMES: With that being said I don't think I
21:21:20 need to address the alcoholic beverage issue.
21:21:22 As far as the signs in the right-of-way, I know what
21:21:23 they are speaking of.
21:21:25 They are not permitted, and we would agree to -- we
21:21:31 don't even need I guess to put a condition on the site
21:21:33 plan because they are not permitted by code already.
21:21:35 So of that is something that they will commit to
21:21:38 insuring that that doesn't occur in the future.
21:21:41 I think they are talking about like flu shot signs that
21:21:43 appeared close to the roadway.
21:21:45 The last issue on the signalization and the turn lane
21:21:48 at that intersection at Swann and Henderson and Himes,
21:21:52 I am going to let Randy address that issue.
21:21:54 >> Randy Coen again for the record.
21:21:58 We would be happy to meet we've the City of Tampa, the
21:22:01 D.O.T., regarding the provision of left turn signals.
21:22:04 We do have to realize, though, that unfortunately there
21:22:06 is a warrant issued so we can get no assurance other
21:22:11 than our best base number working with the city and the
21:22:14 D.O.T. to see if that can be accomplished.
21:22:15 >>MARY MULHERN: A transportation question.
21:22:22 So Randy, and maybe our transportation department.
21:22:29 Ms. Grimes, you shouldn't be surprised.
21:22:30 I'm happy to see that you are putting a drive-through
21:22:33 I'm about halfway between this and CVS on Swann.
21:22:38 But it's always bothered me the way it's set up now,
21:22:43 that when I come east on Swann, I can turn into the
21:22:48 parking lot there, but then to go back home, I have to
21:22:54 go over to Henderson, I have to make a left turn out to
21:22:58 Henderson, then I have to wait at the light, because
21:23:03 the city won't allow to you come out of the parking lot
21:23:06 onto Swann and make a left turn.
21:23:08 And I think the reason is because they are worried
21:23:12 about traffic backing up.
21:23:14 But the reality is, if the traffic is backed up on
21:23:18 Swann, you can't turn left out of the parking lot, so
21:23:23 it shouldn't be a problem.
21:23:25 But I would like to be -- and I'm telling you
21:23:27 Walgreen's would get a lot more business even without a
21:23:32 drive-through, if you didn't have to make dry-run
21:23:37 circles just to get in and out onto -- what is Swann, a
21:23:41 I don't know what kind of road you call it.
21:23:43 >>> Actually, I think I have some of very good news for
21:23:47 This particular rezoning in PD, one of the requirements
21:23:49 the City of Tampa required to be able for this property
21:23:53 from solid waste perspective single-family to remove
21:23:55 that prohibition from the Swann Avenue driveway, so you
21:23:58 will be able to turn both directions.
21:24:00 Of course there will be times of day whereof you would
21:24:02 not be doing that.
21:24:03 But it's more of a drive judgment issue in the future.
21:24:07 >> Am I wrong?
21:24:07 It seemed like you weren't supposed to make a left turn
21:24:11 out onto Henderson.
21:24:14 >> Both of them now are full access driveways, yes.
21:24:22 >>MARY MULHERN: Oh, good.
21:24:24 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Let me say that the configuration of
21:24:27 the traffic pattern is much better in this one than it
21:24:29 is currently.
21:24:31 The ingress and egress on Henderson close to Swann is
21:24:35 extremely dangerous.
21:24:36 Why do I say this?
21:24:38 Supposed to -- when it backs up or somebody is coming
21:24:42 out and then this car behind you can't get around the
21:24:46 car because the car behind you backs up.
21:24:51 You have to buy nerve medicine before you get in.
21:24:54 You could take a drink but not there.
21:24:56 So what I'm saying is, it is a great improvement, I
21:25:00 think, to the neighborhoods, and proximity, and to the
21:25:05 neighborhood, further north where you have more ample
21:25:10 room to move, and the 59 spaces that are necessitated
21:25:16 by the requests are up to 59.
21:25:20 So if I remember looking at the total of the store,
21:25:27 12,900-some feet, you have 2300-foot expansion of
21:25:32 between the old store and the new store, nothing near
21:25:35 17,000 that was asked some time back.
21:25:39 When you look at all of those things and you apply it
21:25:41 to the principles of the standard and what the
21:25:43 neighborhood, I think everybody wins here.
21:25:46 >>GWEN MILLER: Move to close.
21:25:48 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Second.
21:25:49 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Moved and seconded.
21:25:51 All in favor?
21:25:52 Who wants to read the ordinance?
21:25:54 Councilman Miranda.
21:26:00 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: And this has no waivers.
21:26:02 I remember.
21:26:02 I don't have to say the waiver sheet.
21:26:04 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Normally, the surface is included
21:26:12 in it, right?
21:26:16 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Mr. Chairman, I read an ordinance
21:26:19 for first reading rezoning property in the general
21:26:21 vicinity of 3518 Henderson Boulevard and 3409 and 3411
21:26:26 West Swann Avenue in the city of Tampa, Florida more
21:26:28 particularly described in section 1 from zoning
21:26:31 district classification CG commercial general and RM-24
21:26:36 residential multifamily to PD planned development,
21:26:39 retail, pharmacy, drive-of in window, providing an
21:26:42 effective date.
21:26:43 >> Second.
21:26:44 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Moved and seconded.
21:26:46 All in favor?
21:26:49 >>THE CLERK: Motion carried with Capin being absent at
21:26:51 Second reading and adoption will be on November 4th
21:26:53 at 9:30 a.m.
21:26:55 >>GWEN MILLER: Move to receive and file.
21:27:01 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Second.
21:27:02 >>THOMAS SCOTT: All in favor?
21:27:06 Any new business?
21:27:07 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: Mr. Chairman, back some months
21:27:14 ago, we attempted to get an ordinance drawn up, and it
21:27:19 did not pass.
21:27:21 And this is in reference to any elected official from
21:27:24 the City of Tampa who leaves office before his expired
21:27:28 term, okay, that they would not be able to come back
21:27:34 and run again for at least four years till the next
21:27:41 All right?
21:27:41 I would like our city attorney Chip Fletcher to prepare
21:27:45 an ordinance for presentation to council at the next
21:27:47 regular meeting that facilitates this.
21:27:51 And I hope this council will support this.
21:27:52 >>GWEN MILLER: Second.
21:27:56 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Moved and second.
21:27:58 What's the date it's supposed to come back?
21:28:00 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: I don't know how long it will
21:28:03 take Mr. Fletcher.
21:28:04 It's a very simple -- one paragraph.
21:28:16 >>MARTIN SHELBY: Council, you could do it conceivably
21:28:19 with doc agenda.
21:28:20 It might be difficult for next meeting.
21:28:22 The 21st.
21:28:24 Of that would be difficult.
21:28:25 November 4th?
21:28:27 Will that be acceptable?
21:28:28 Because you have a lot of hearings on the 21st.
21:28:33 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Let me just say for the record that
21:28:36 there will be -- I will not be in the City of Tampa on
21:28:40 November 4th.
21:28:41 It doesn't matter to me.
21:28:42 But I more than likely will not be even in the country
21:28:46 on November 4th.
21:28:47 >> Would you be here on the 21st?
21:28:52 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: The 28th is my meeting, I
21:28:53 believe we have, and after the 4th, two weeks after
21:28:58 that, I will be certainly back.
21:29:00 >>MARTIN SHELBY: Council, two points.
21:29:05 Number one is you have a meeting on November 18th,
21:29:10 but also Mr. Fletcher did have that ordinance prepared
21:29:12 for you the last time, and if the clerk is able to put
21:29:16 it on the next agenda, it should take no additional
21:29:20 Other than that, my suggestion would be if you wish to
21:29:21 have Mr. Miranda present, the 18th, you say, of
21:29:26 It's your call.
21:29:27 >>GWEN MILLER: Why can't we do it in the two weeks?
21:29:32 >>MARTIN SHELBY: Council's pleasure.
21:29:33 My recollection is he walked in with the ordinance.
21:29:37 >>CHAIRMAN: Two weeks then.
21:29:40 >>THOMAS SCOTT: What is it, 21st or 28th?
21:29:44 >>MARTIN SHELBY: The 28th is only for a CRA in the
21:29:46 morning and plan amendments at 10:30.
21:29:48 You have no regular meeting.
21:29:49 >>GWEN MILLER: 21st.
21:29:52 >>MARTIN SHELBY: Is that a motion then?
21:29:55 >>JOSEPH P. CAETANO: 21st of October.
21:29:57 Very simple because there might be own or two words.
21:30:02 >>THOMAS SCOTT: Motion and second.
21:30:03 All in favor?
21:30:07 Anything else?
21:30:08 Thank you, council.
21:30:09 We stand adjourned.
21:30:11 (meeting adjourned)
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