TAMPA CITY COUNCIL
Thursday, April 11, 2013
5:01 p.m. session
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05:06:46 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: City Council is called to order.
05:06:48 Roll call.
05:06:52 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Present.
05:06:52 >>FRANK REDDICK: Here.
05:06:53 >>MARY MULHERN: Here.
05:06:54 >>HARRY COHEN: Here.
05:06:57 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Here.
05:06:58 For the record, Lisa Montelione gave us this: I will be
05:07:01 absent from Thursday's meeting April 11th, 2013 council
05:07:05 meeting due to a conference in Washington, D.C.
05:07:08 >> Motion to receive and file.
05:07:11 Motion by Mr. Cohen.
05:07:12 Seconded by Mr. Reddick.
05:07:14 All in favor of the motion?
05:07:16 The ayes have it unanimously.
05:07:18 5:01 is the unfinished business regarding the resolution.
05:07:23 Yes, ma'am.
05:07:23 >>SONYA LITTLE: Finance department.
05:07:28 The item before you is a continuation from last council
05:07:31 meeting where we presented a budget where there were several
05:07:36 items listed, and per your request for further review the
05:07:40 item was deferred to this meeting.
05:07:42 And we took it as an opportunity to fine-tune the backup
05:07:46 information that was provided, and you should have received
05:07:50 that information with it clearly -- clearly shown exactly
05:07:57 what was changed from the prior backup material.
05:08:00 In addition to that, I have had the opportunity to meet with
05:08:03 all of you to give you one on one briefings, but I'm
05:08:06 available to answer any additional questions.
05:08:09 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Any questions by council members on item
05:08:11 number 1?
05:08:18 >>YVONNE CAPIN: I just want to thank you for making this
05:08:21 City Council member legible.
05:08:26 I know that this is not something we requested, but you took
05:08:31 it upon yourself to make it clearer.
05:08:33 And I appreciate that very much.
05:08:34 >>SONYA LITTLE: Thank you.
05:08:36 >>MARY MULHERN: I just wanted to thank you, too, for the
05:08:41 detail you gave us and for the briefing and I'm fine with it
05:08:44 and I'll move the resolution.
05:08:45 >> Second.
05:08:50 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Ms. Mulhern moved the resolution,
05:08:52 seconded by Mr. Reddick.
05:08:53 All in favor?
05:08:55 Opposed nay?
05:08:56 The ayes have it unanimously.
05:08:58 Thank you so much.
05:08:59 We appreciate everything you have done.
05:09:01 We go to item number 2.
05:09:03 It's a quasi-judicial hearing.
05:09:06 So anyone that's going to speak on item number 2, which is
05:09:09 file Z-13-31 shall be sworn in.
05:09:13 We will swear you in now by the clerk.
05:09:14 (Oath administered by Clerk)
05:09:24 >>GLORIA MOREDA: Land development.
05:09:33 The rezoning before you is five areas in the Seminole
05:09:36 Heights vision area, coming before you for a rezoning to the
05:09:43 Seminole Heights zoning district classification.
05:09:47 I just want to briefly tell you the area that we are looking
05:09:49 at right now.
05:09:51 It will be north of Hillsborough Avenue.
05:09:55 You follow the river.
05:09:57 Both on the west and the north side.
05:09:59 Comes down the interstate to Hanna, going west to Florida
05:10:05 Avenue, and then connecting back to Hillsborough Avenue.
05:10:14 The northwest section of Seminole Heights area.
05:10:18 As part of your packet was included the memo that basically
05:10:21 outlines the process for the last four years, where the city
05:10:26 has gone through the visioning process with Seminole Heights
05:10:29 residents, and the adoption of the Land Development Code
05:10:35 related to the districts.
05:10:38 Also in your packet is the copy of the plan, policy, goals
05:10:43 and objectives that basically establishes the community
05:10:47 planning process for the city
05:10:50 And then with the adoption of the Seminole Heights vision
05:10:53 plan and policies related to that area.
05:10:59 City Council has done three of the areas with the southeast,
05:11:05 southwest, and the historic district.
05:11:08 Area, the Seminole Heights area.
05:11:13 At the time when you did the southeast quadrant, or the
05:11:17 southeast quart he, City Council directed staff to do
05:11:22 lateral changes to zoning from the existing 27 designations
05:11:29 to the new Seminole Heights designation.
05:11:31 That is what has been done in this section, except for a
05:11:36 number of properties where property owners contacted Land
05:11:41 Development Coordination and asked for consideration of some
05:11:47 changes of zoning.
05:11:52 There are a few properties close to
05:11:55 Florida Avenue and Sligh Avenue that have been requested for
05:11:58 increased zoning.
05:12:02 One, Monday taking oh -- Juan Monday taking oh requested the
05:12:06 two lots that are at 211 east Sligh Avenue, which is
05:12:11 currently zoned PD to go to the SH-CG district as well as
05:12:20 the property at 6811 north -- from RS-50 to the SH-CG.
05:12:30 Derrick Peters who represents the property owner at 1111
05:12:34 east Sligh Avenue located here at this intersection, they
05:12:40 are requesting from RO 1 to the SH-CG designation.
05:12:48 However, that lot did not meet the minimum requirements for
05:12:51 the CG, so I had indicated that it would be going to the
05:13:01 The other properties requested are further south on central,
05:13:06 and they are located at 6621 north central as well as 6420
05:13:16 north central, and the request there is to go from the RS-50
05:13:22 as advertised to the SH-CN.
05:13:25 I wanted to elaborate a little on that because Mr. Peters
05:13:29 had asked for the SH-CG on his property.
05:13:33 At the time when I reviewed it, I looked at the minimum lot
05:13:37 size to the SH-CG.
05:13:39 Did he not satisfy those requirements so I had indicated
05:13:41 that the zoning change would go to the SH-CN.
05:13:47 Upon further review with the legal department, they have
05:13:49 indicated that since these are lots of record, Mr. Peters
05:13:53 could, in the future, rezoning the property or apply to
05:13:56 rezoning the property to the CG designation.
05:14:00 However, when I was preparing this, I did recommend the CN
05:14:06 designation, given the lot sizes
05:14:13 The only other property I wanted to call to council's
05:14:15 attention, I told the property owners I would, is at the
05:14:21 very corner of central and Sligh Avenue, the northwest
05:14:26 It was the subject of a rezoning, to the SH-CG designation.
05:14:34 It's my understanding through that rezoning property owners
05:14:38 were satisfied with going to the SH-CN so I had advertised
05:14:42 that they were going to be down-zoned through this process.
05:14:47 They have contacted me and said they do not want to be
05:14:50 down-zoned, they want to retain their SH-CG designation, so
05:14:55 I have changed that designation to maintain their current
05:14:59 zoning requirements.
05:15:03 For the record, as part of the review, they called to our
05:15:07 attention that the use table for the SH-CN district did not
05:15:11 include retail as a permitted use.
05:15:16 When reviewing the table with Cathy Coyle, she is going to
05:15:20 be pursuing a text amendment because that was an oversight
05:15:23 in the development of the SH-CN designation.
05:15:29 Retail would be a permitted use in that district.
05:15:32 I have for the record just a copy of the use table that I
05:15:35 think Ms. Coyle will be asking for that to be scheduled for
05:15:40 a workshop in your coming schedule for the record.
05:15:54 That's really all I have, if anybody has any questions.
05:15:58 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Any questions by council members at this
05:16:00 Anyone in the audience care to speak on item number 2?
05:16:03 Item number 2 file Z-13-31.
05:16:10 Come up.
05:16:10 >> I studied this letter that I received quite carefully.
05:16:21 I'm not real familiar with the zoning requirements.
05:16:23 But I live on Lambright street, in the first block east of
05:16:28 Florida Avenue.
05:16:30 And as I can see this map, it doesn't appear that there's a
05:16:34 major change in what's already there.
05:16:39 However, I do have two concerns.
05:16:41 One is that the alleys that were there when I bought my
05:16:44 house 28 years ago have been closed, and the businesses have
05:16:52 very limited parking resources or any kind of entrance
05:16:56 except off of Florida Avenue.
05:16:59 And the other concern is the traffic.
05:17:04 At the entrance to Lambright street at Central Avenue
05:17:07 between central and Florida, it plainly states 25 miles per
05:17:10 hour, and we have all kinds of trucks going through there at
05:17:17 35, 40 miles an hour.
05:17:20 They are tearing up the bricks on the street.
05:17:22 Not only are they tearing up the bricks on the street, but
05:17:25 the city is tearing up the bricks he have time they have to
05:17:28 do any work on the water lines or the sewer.
05:17:31 They don't replace the bricks.
05:17:32 I have a neighbor who has stacks and stacks of bricks in her
05:17:37 yard right now and she says she didn't steal them, she went
05:17:40 and asked them what they were going to do with the bricks.
05:17:42 Instead of replacing them in the streets, they were just
05:17:46 going to grind them up.
05:17:47 So she salvaged them.
05:17:49 And I disagree with that wholly simply because at the
05:17:55 intersection of Florida and Lambright, there's absolutely no
05:17:59 He have time we even have a mild rain, it's flooded there.
05:18:03 And those bricks help to drain the street more quickly.
05:18:07 And if they don't do something about it we are going to have
05:18:10 a flood zone there, and it's not supposed to be a flood
05:18:19 I was questioned was I the last one in.
05:18:22 No, I wasn't.
05:18:23 Don't know if I have to be.
05:18:24 >> I don't know if you were here but I will say again anyone
05:18:26 that's in the audience that's going to speak on item number
05:18:29 2 has to be sworn in.
05:18:31 I said that at the beginning of the meeting when I started
05:18:32 the whole meeting.
05:18:33 But it's all right.
05:18:34 It's my fault.
05:18:36 Blame me.
05:18:36 You get blamed for everything else.
05:18:38 >> It's not your fault.
05:18:39 I went to the wrong place.
05:18:41 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: No problem.
05:18:42 (Oath administered by Clerk)
05:18:43 >> Always, thank you.
05:18:47 My name is Jill Kenny.
05:18:49 I live at 111 east Lambright street.
05:18:57 Thank you.
05:18:59 No comment?
05:19:02 I want you to do something about the traffic, about the
05:19:05 speed limit and also about the drainage, and the alleys.
05:19:08 >>HARRY COHEN: Thank you.
05:19:12 Is there anyone else from the public that would like to
05:19:14 comment on item number 2?
05:19:16 This is a public hearing.
05:19:21 Are there any additional questions or comments by council
05:19:24 Councilwoman Mulhern.
05:19:26 >>MARY MULHERN: Maybe we could hear from -- my Mike wasn't
05:19:33 Can you tell us anything about the brick streets and what's
05:19:36 going on with that?
05:19:38 >> Well, I can tell you that nothing related to the rezoning
05:19:41 will affect the manner in which the brick streets are
05:19:44 preserved in the City of Tampa.
05:19:47 I was kind of surprised to hear how it was being described
05:19:52 I know that there are regulations that preserve our brick
05:19:56 So I'm not sure exactly what is being done in the area.
05:19:58 >> Do you have a suggestion for her?
05:20:04 >>GLORIA MOREDA: Contact public works department with any
05:20:06 issues related to the manner in which any type of roadwork
05:20:08 is being done where the bricks are being adversely affected.
05:20:12 >>MARY MULHERN: Thanks.
05:20:19 >>HARRY COHEN: Councilman Reddick.
05:20:21 >>FRANK REDDICK: Thank you, Mr. Chair.
05:20:22 Let me suggest to you instead of contacting public works,
05:20:25 contact my office, because I don't want to see you go
05:20:28 through self layers of people in that department and you
05:20:34 feel like you aren't getting anything done.
05:20:36 So I would appreciate you just contacting my office and
05:20:39 provide us the problems that you are experiencing, and we'll
05:20:44 help you out.
05:20:45 Thank you.
05:20:45 >>HARRY COHEN: Okay.
05:20:50 If there's no one else from the public and no other council
05:20:52 members that wish to speak, I will entertain a motion to
05:20:56 close the public hearing.
05:20:57 >>MIKE SUAREZ: Move to close.
05:20:59 >>HARRY COHEN: We have a motion from Councilman Suarez,
05:21:01 seconded by Councilwoman Mulhern.
05:21:03 All those in favor please indicate by saying aye.
05:21:09 All right.
05:21:09 Councilman Suarez, would you please read the ordinance for
05:21:13 first reading?
05:21:14 >>MIKE SUAREZ: Thank you, chair.
05:21:15 I present an ordinance for first reading consideration, an
05:21:19 ordinance of the city of Tampa, Florida relating to an area
05:21:22 rezoning, the general location of which is south and east of
05:21:25 the Hillsborough River, north of Hillsborough Avenue, and
05:21:28 west of the boundary running north on Florida Avenue from
05:21:31 Hillsborough Avenue to Hanna Avenue, thence running east on
05:21:35 Hanna Avenue to interstate 275, thence running north on
05:21:39 interstate 275 to the Hillsborough River, in the city of
05:21:43 Tampa, Florida, from zoning district classifications for
05:21:46 residential single-family, RS-50 and RS-60, residential
05:21:52 multifamily, RM-12, RM-16, RM-18, and RM-24, residential
05:22:03 office, RO and RO-1, commercial neighborhood, CN, commercial
05:22:07 general, CG, and commercial intensive, to Seminole
05:22:10 Heights-specific zoning classifications, SH-RS, SH-RM,
05:22:16 SH-RO, SH-CN, SH-CG, and SH-CI, providing for notice,
05:22:26 providing an effective date.
05:22:26 >>MARY MULHERN: Second.
05:22:29 >>HARRY COHEN: We have a motion from Councilman Suarez,
05:22:31 seconded by Councilwoman Capin.
05:22:33 All those in favor please indicate by saying aye.
05:22:38 >>THE CLERK: Motion carried with Montelione being absent
05:22:40 and Miranda absent at vote.
05:22:42 Second reading and adoption will be on May 2nd at 9:30
05:22:46 >>HARRY COHEN: Okay.
05:22:48 We are going to be in recess until 6:00 when we will begin
05:22:51 with item number 3.
05:22:56 >> (Meeting in recess.)
06:00:20 >>HARRY COHEN: Welcome to the evening session of City
06:04:57 Clerk, can you please call the roll?
06:04:59 >>MIKE SUAREZ: Here.
06:05:01 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Present.
06:05:01 >>FRANK REDDICK: Here.
06:05:03 >>HARRY COHEN: Here.
06:05:05 Thank you very much.
06:05:11 We are going to start on item number 3.
06:05:15 Which is a proposed brownfield designation.
06:05:17 >> Kathy Ginster, assistant city attorney for the city, and
06:05:26 I am here on the first of two scheduled public hearings on a
06:05:29 proposed brownfield area designation for the former Gulf
06:05:34 coast property.
06:05:37 The it follows an application by the property owner
06:05:40 trademark by trademark and on file with the city's clerk's
06:05:53 office and on file with the city clerk's office.
06:05:58 The purpose of the brownfield program is to provide
06:06:02 incentives to property owners to redevelop and remediate
06:06:07 contaminated property in a safe manner, and council is not
06:06:15 required to act at the conclusion of this first public
06:06:19 hearing but will be required or asked to pass a resolution
06:06:21 approving the brownfield area designation after the second
06:06:24 public hearing which is scheduled for May 2nd at 10:30
06:06:30 >>HARRY COHEN: Thank you very much.
06:06:31 Given that this is a public hearing, is there anyone from
06:06:34 the public that would like to be heard on this proposed
06:06:36 brownfield designation?
06:06:40 >>THE CLERK: We need to open the public hearing.
06:06:43 >>HARRY COHEN: It's not quasi-judicial.
06:06:46 Do we need to still open it?
06:06:48 Go ahead.
06:06:48 We have a motion from Councilman Reddick, seconded by
06:06:52 Councilman Capin.
06:06:54 All those in favor please indicate by saying aye.
06:06:56 >> Ron Noble, 501 East Kennedy Boulevard representing
06:07:01 applicant Trademark Metal.
06:07:02 With me this evening is Mrs. Brenda Anderson of Trademark
06:07:06 Metal, the corporate environmental manager for Trademark.
06:07:08 We are going to keep our remarks very brief this evening.
06:07:11 I first want to thank the staff, Ms. Ginster and Mr. Fahey
06:07:15 everybody very helpful and very supportive throughout this
06:07:18 process in getting the application before council.
06:07:20 Trademark metals is the largest scrap metal recycler in the
06:07:24 State of Florida in the southeast United States.
06:07:27 They are headquartered here in Tampa.
06:07:28 They have six operating facilities in Tampa and
06:07:30 substantially expanded their footprint in Tampa last year
06:07:33 with the acquisition of Gulf coast metals.
06:07:36 Gulf coast metals is one of the oldest and one of the only
06:07:39 aluminum smelter facilities in the State of Florida.
06:07:43 There's only a couple of them, and the largest one is right
06:07:46 here in Tampa.
06:07:46 Most of the aluminum cans and other aluminum scrap metal end
06:07:50 up right here to be melted, turned into aluminum and then
06:07:54 get recycled throughout the metal industry in the southeast
06:07:57 United States.
06:07:57 Trademark metals has invested already about $1 million to
06:08:01 upgrade and expand the facility and has added about 30 new
06:08:05 employees at the facility.
06:08:07 Through the brownfield designation we'll continue to grow
06:08:10 the facility and implement some environmental remediation
06:08:12 projects resulting from some soil and groundwater impact
06:08:15 that had occurred prior to trademark metals purchase of this
06:08:24 As Ms. Ginther indicated, we held a meeting at the east
06:08:29 Chelsea Baptist church to take comments from property
06:08:36 No members of the public came to attend the meeting except
06:08:38 for Mr. Fahey and we thank him for presenting or we would
06:08:43 have been presenting to a completely empty audience. If you
06:08:45 have questions about the environmental issues of the
06:08:47 property, I'm happy to answer that.
06:08:49 Otherwise, that will conclude our discussion this evening.
06:08:51 >> Any questions by council members at this time?
06:08:57 Anyone in the audience care to speak on this public hearing?
06:09:04 Please come forward.
06:09:07 >> Move to close.
06:09:08 >> Second.
06:09:09 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Motion to close by Mr. Reddick.
06:09:11 Seconded by Mr. Cohen.
06:09:12 All in favor please say aye.
06:09:14 Opposed nay.
06:09:14 The ayes have it unanimously.
06:09:16 >>MARTIN SHELBY: Mr. Chairman?
06:09:20 I'm sorry, this is the first public hearing.
06:09:22 The second public hearing will be held on May 2nd, 2013,
06:09:25 10:30 a.m., at which time council will be asked to take
06:09:29 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you very much.
06:09:30 I appreciate it.
06:09:32 We go to item number 4.
06:09:33 I assume all these hearings are open?
06:09:39 >> Move to open 4 through 13.
06:09:42 >> Second.
06:09:43 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: I have a motion to open --
06:09:45 >> 14.
06:09:46 Excuse me.
06:09:47 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you very much.
06:09:47 Mr. Cohen made the motion for 4 through 14.
06:09:49 Seconded by Mr. Suarez.
06:09:51 All in favor of that motion, please indicate by saying aye.
06:09:54 Opposed nay.
06:09:55 The ayes have it unanimously.
06:09:58 The hearing is now open.
06:09:59 Yes, ma'am.
06:09:59 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Land Development Coordination.
06:10:02 Item number 14 never submitted revised plans to Land
06:10:10 Development Coordination.
06:10:12 So I would like to request that that be continued to the
06:10:15 June 13th public hearing.
06:10:17 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: You want item 14 continued to which
06:10:19 hearing again?
06:10:21 >>ABBYE FEELEY: June 13th.
06:10:22 >>HARRY COHEN: So moved.
06:10:24 >> Second.
06:10:25 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Anyone here on item 14 on the continuance
06:10:27 portion only?
06:10:29 I see no one.
06:10:30 Continuation by Mr. Cohen, seconds by Mr. Suarez, June
06:10:35 13th at 6:00 in the evening.
06:10:38 All in favor of that motion please indicate by saying aye.
06:10:41 Opposed nay.
06:10:41 The ayes have it unanimously.
06:10:42 Also, anyone in the audience who is going to speak on items
06:10:45 4 through 13, please rise and be sworn so the clerk can
06:10:54 swear you in.
06:10:54 (Oath administered by Clerk)
06:11:41 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Land Development Coordination.
06:11:43 I have been sworn.
06:11:44 Item number 4 on your agenda this evening is a continued
06:11:47 public hearing from January 17th.
06:11:51 On that night, I presented the request before you which was
06:11:56 for parking off-street commercial located at 3026, 3028 and
06:12:01 3012 North "A" street.
06:12:04 Also, the applicant presented that evening, but no public
06:12:09 comment was taken that evening as the case was continued.
06:12:15 By the request of the applicant.
06:12:16 So, if I may, I did provide you with a copy of the
06:12:19 memorandum that I issued on the case.
06:12:27 And what I would like to do this evening is go over the
06:12:30 modifications that were made to the site plan.
06:12:31 I have drawn those up for you, in a little color-coded
06:12:36 presentation, and then Mr. Bricklemyer is here on behalf of
06:12:39 the applicant this evening.
06:12:42 And I also do have my photos from the site if you would like
06:12:47 to see that presentation as well.
06:12:49 Let me go ahead and work through the site plan changes.
06:12:51 Then if you would like to see that presentation, if you
06:12:54 would just let me know.
06:12:55 This is the parking lot, proposed parking lot, that was
06:12:58 Miguel's Restaurant off of Kennedy.
06:13:05 this was the original plan.
06:13:08 And what I have shown you here is originally there was an
06:13:11 8.5-foot buffer with a proposed fence, and also an 8-foot
06:13:19 buffer along New Jersey Avenue with a proposed fence.
06:13:23 What I have shown you here in red are the trees that were
06:13:25 proposed for removal.
06:13:31 The new plans has now saved those four trees, increased that
06:13:40 buffer from the 8.5 feet to 28.5 feet, so it took those two
06:13:46 drive aisles and actually created the greater buffer there,
06:13:51 retained the trees, and placed that PVC fence at the rear of
06:13:56 the 8.5 feet all the way around the property.
06:13:59 So it was only located halfway and in the center of New
06:14:04 Now it's actually abutting the spaces, and Outback for the
06:14:10 entire length of the property along New Jersey.
06:14:17 As a result of these modifications, the six original waivers
06:14:20 that went with this application have now been reduced to
06:14:24 Those waivers are to allow commercial property, which the
06:14:30 parking serves, to be separated by an alley, because the
06:14:32 access for this will be on the alley, and that waiver
06:14:38 remains the same.
06:14:40 Beaumont the second is to allow the parking lot extend more
06:14:43 than 100 feet.
06:14:44 When the original buffer on the north was at the 8.5 feet,
06:14:47 then that was 176 feet.
06:14:48 Now that that buffer has been increased, it's 146 feet from
06:14:54 the property.
06:14:55 So there is a waiver.
06:14:57 That waiver has been somewhat reduced.
06:14:59 And then lastly, the prior configuration has 61 spaces, and
06:15:06 some of the drive aisles were much smaller.
06:15:10 Let me back up for a minute.
06:15:13 The drive aisle entering the property was much smaller, and
06:15:18 coming around in this area, now all of the drive aisles have
06:15:22 been moved I'm told with the exception of this one here that
06:15:27 is one foot short.
06:15:28 So that waiver has been adjusted from 24 to 23 just for this
06:15:32 drive aisle.
06:15:38 So my memo goes through the change in those waivers, the
06:15:41 buffering which I just discussed with you, the number of
06:15:44 parking spaces gets reduced from 61 to 53 based on the
06:15:48 additional buffering being provided.
06:15:50 The overall vehicle use area was reduced from 21,903 square
06:15:55 feet to 18,341 square feet, and the overall green space was
06:16:00 increased from 5,000 square feet to 7,336 square feet.
06:16:06 Based on these modifications, natural resources, and
06:16:10 transportation have both removed any outstanding objections.
06:16:15 And in relation to the concerns raised by land development,
06:16:18 given the enhanced buffering, which is now approximately 28%
06:16:23 of the depth of a standard residential lot, and I have no
06:16:31 further revisions or requests.
06:16:34 If you would like to see the photos, I would be happy to do
06:16:39 If not, I can hold off on that unless we needed to see
06:16:43 reference further.
06:16:44 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Have we seen that before?
06:16:46 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Yes, sir.
06:16:48 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: We will go to the Planning Commission and
06:16:49 then see what we need to do.
06:16:51 >>ABBYE FEELEY: I also did have a letter from Gary peace
06:16:56 who could not be here tonight.
06:16:58 I believe he copied you, several members as well, but I did
06:17:01 want to provide a copy of that for the record as well.
06:17:03 >> David Hay with your Planning Commission staff.
06:17:12 I have been sworn.
06:17:12 We made a presentation at the last meeting.
06:17:14 I can go through that again if you would like.
06:17:16 We are still at this time finding the requests consistent
06:17:20 with the Tampa comprehensive plan.
06:17:22 We found the last former request consistent.
06:17:27 So I can go through the presentation if you like.
06:17:31 >>MARY MULHERN: I would like to hear that.
06:17:37 Thank you.
06:17:38 >> David Hay: Sure.
06:17:41 The site is located within the central Tampa planning
06:17:45 As you all are well aware the central planning district
06:17:50 provides the most opportunity for further intensification
06:17:52 and redevelopment, while also protecting the many historic
06:17:58 neighborhoods within the central planning district.
06:17:59 The site is within close proximity to Kennedy Boulevard,
06:18:02 which has been designated as a transit corridor.
06:18:08 Next, onto the aerial.
06:18:12 You can see the site is in the center of the map.
06:18:17 Immediately to the south we have Miguel's Mexican restaurant
06:18:20 and other uses along Kennedy Boulevard.
06:18:22 To the west we have MacDill Avenue, and there's a number
06:18:26 of office uses that abut the property on the east side of
06:18:31 To the north and east we have residential uses including
06:18:33 some single-family and multifamily uses.
06:18:38 Onto the future land use map, the subject site and
06:18:41 properties to the north, east and west are all designated
06:18:45 residential 10.
06:18:46 To the south along Kennedy Boulevard, properties are
06:18:49 designated urban mixed use 60.
06:18:51 It should be noted that the residential 10 that is located
06:18:55 to the west, those two adjacent properties are currently for
06:19:00 nonresidential uses and are being used as such.
06:19:03 The Planning Commission staff found the proposed rezoning
06:19:06 allows for additional redevelopment opportunities along the
06:19:09 Kennedy Boulevard corridor, due to the requests for
06:19:11 additional parking areas behind.
06:19:15 It does free up some property along the urban mixed use 60
06:19:18 portion for additional intensification.
06:19:24 That would occur in the future.
06:19:31 It is adjacent to two major roadways, Kennedy Boulevard and
06:19:35 MacDill Avenue.
06:19:37 And the Planning Commission staff found that the proposed
06:19:39 rezoning provides an appropriate buffer, buffering and
06:19:42 screening from adjacent residential uses beings and should
06:19:45 not create any negative impacts on those adjacent uses since
06:19:48 all traffic is through the alley, and it's buffered and
06:19:53 Based on those issues and the policies contained within the
06:19:57 staff report, Planning Commission staff found the request
06:19:59 consistent with the Tampa comprehensive plan.
06:20:03 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Ms. Mulhern?
06:20:05 >>MARY MULHERN: It looks like it's completely -- it's a
06:20:14 residential street, separated from the properties that are
06:20:20 on the main road, by an alley at this time, and those are
06:20:28 zoned residential, R-10, you, right?
06:20:36 The land use?
06:20:37 >> The land use all on that northern block, that whole
06:20:40 block, that tan cover is all the residential 10.
06:20:43 >>MARY MULHERN: This is what I don't understand, how you
06:20:47 find it consistent to put a parking lot where there are
06:20:53 three single-family lots in a neighborhood full of
06:20:57 single-family moderate income homes in a district that's a
06:21:04 really good school district.
06:21:05 I don't understand that finding of consistency.
06:21:08 >> Well, when Planning Commission staff looks at it, we look
06:21:13 at what the allowable uses within the zoning code are and
06:21:17 uses that could be considered.
06:21:19 An accessory parking lot is a use that currently can be
06:21:22 considered within a residential 10.
06:21:26 When staff looked at it, the site, since it's having no
06:21:32 vehicular access at all to the local street, it's all off
06:21:35 that alley, and that there's existing office uses with
06:21:42 associated parking with that.
06:21:43 Already within that block face, that block face MacDill
06:21:50 are office uses.
06:21:51 >>MARY MULHERN: When you would have the accessory use of a
06:21:56 parking lot in a residential district, then the parking
06:21:59 would normally be for the residences, not for commercial,
06:22:04 which is on another -- in another zoning district across the
06:22:08 alley on a Main Street.
06:22:10 >> There are examples of parking lots currently within the
06:22:13 city that are similar to this configuration of where they
06:22:18 buffered themselves from the residential, and when you look
06:22:24 at the future land use category you would look at it and
06:22:27 say, though it's planned residential 10, it's serving the
06:22:30 adjacent commercial use, it might be where the use is facing
06:22:35 a major roadway, like Kennedy, or one of our other
06:22:38 arterials, and then a parking lot that functions with that.
06:22:45 >>MARY MULHERN: You know, I was around when we rewrote the
06:22:51 comprehensive plan a few years ago, and I didn't envision
06:22:53 that, you know, really stable, moderate income, affordable
06:23:01 residential neighborhoods were to be there to service the
06:23:06 commercial district.
06:23:08 The commercial -- I think of commercial districts as
06:23:13 servicing the residents who live adjacent to it.
06:23:16 I don't understand that philosophy.
06:23:18 >> Again, when staff looks at it, we look at what's allowed
06:23:26 to be considered in the zoning district, and that, you know,
06:23:30 if the applicant was having an access point onto a local
06:23:36 road, that would have impact.
06:23:39 You would have traffic impact and things like that.
06:23:42 This way, with it completely screened, buffered, only
06:23:46 accessing which currently the alley -- commercial uses
06:23:52 already, because there's commercial uses that are adjacent
06:23:55 to it, that the access is limited through that alley, and
06:24:01 Planning Commission staff found that --
06:24:04 >>MARY MULHERN: So you consider just the transportation,
06:24:09 you don't think about the visual or the environmental
06:24:14 effect -- that's not part of what planning --
06:24:19 >> No, overall compatibility with adjacent uses.
06:24:22 I mean, when you look at parcels that have historically been
06:24:27 used as residential, there's nothing when they are in a
06:24:33 situation like this that are adjacent to commercial uses,
06:24:37 it's not that when a planned category of residential is
06:24:41 placed on that parcel that it's always going to be
06:24:45 There's factors like commercial locational criteria and
06:24:48 things like that that we look at in regards to where those
06:24:51 uses go to.
06:24:53 And the majority of residential districts will remain
06:24:57 But in the areas that are adjacent to very intensive land
06:25:01 uses, when staff looks at it, it's well screened and
06:25:06 buffered from those residential uses, there's not a lot of
06:25:11 policy direction within the comp plan that goes into, well,
06:25:17 you know, the visual of a car being there is a negative.
06:25:20 There's nothing really in the comp plan that expresses that
06:25:25 So, you know, we look at --
06:25:28 >>MARY MULHERN: I think -- okay, I understand what you are
06:25:33 I'll find the things in the comp plan probably.
06:25:41 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Ms. Capin.
06:25:42 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Thank you.
06:25:42 Two things.
06:25:43 You said that this is adjacent to MacDill, but it's not.
06:25:48 I'm looking at it, and it's New Jersey and North A.
06:26:00 >> I think I referenced the office uses.
06:26:03 These two parcels --
06:26:05 >>YVONNE CAPIN: I understand those are MacDill.
06:26:07 But the parcel that we are talking about are residential.
06:26:10 And when I look at this alley access, you can come out and
06:26:19 go onto New Jersey.
06:26:20 You can go north on New Jersey into the residential area.
06:26:26 Can we see that?
06:26:29 That's what it looked like on here.
06:26:30 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Land development.
06:26:37 Let me go back.
06:26:38 There seems to be questions raised.
06:26:39 Here is the area.
06:26:41 The alley right now, you see the south of the property is
06:26:47 actually -- this has access alleys in their commercial
06:26:52 parking which can come right out and go on to New Jersey.
06:26:55 And this is the Miguel restaurant here that has access onto
06:27:01 the alley, also.
06:27:02 This office also has access onto the alley.
06:27:06 So we are not introducing a new commercial access on the
06:27:10 alley that currently is completely not accessing those.
06:27:14 Just to be clear on that.
06:27:18 This PD right here is an office.
06:27:21 And right here is the parking for that.
06:27:23 This RO right here is an office.
06:27:25 And it also was a conversion of a residential structure.
06:27:30 Let me go ahead and show you a picture of the property.
06:27:35 >>YVONNE CAPIN: I know exactly what it wants to look like
06:27:37 unless they want to look at it.
06:27:39 I know MacDill.
06:27:40 Thank you for reiterating it.
06:27:42 But I'm well aware of what it is.
06:27:44 And everything else is residential.
06:27:47 On there.
06:27:52 So we are not introducing any new -- with the alleyway, but
06:27:59 these are two residential lots -- three residential lots.
06:28:09 That we are looking at.
06:28:10 And one of the things with the comp plan -- and we went over
06:28:13 this with Martin Luther King Boulevard and the plan for --
06:28:25 oh, my goodness, not the Heights -- anyway, that big -- what
06:28:30 you are looking at is when you have the commercial, then you
06:28:33 are introducing next to the commercial less intense, but
06:28:39 really when you have a city, and it's all developed, you
06:28:41 have all this residential.
06:28:43 And then you are saying, well, you know, it can serve the
06:28:49 We saw that happen.
06:28:51 They were changing that to multiple family right on the
06:28:55 other side, behind MLK onto Ida Street and it was all
06:29:02 You know, and here is again it's encroaching into
06:29:08 I can understand -- I see it on MacDill, Kennedy.
06:29:14 But it's going on into -- and that part, I'm having a hard
06:29:22 time with.
06:29:23 So I understand the parameters that this is consistent with.
06:29:34 It is encroaching on the residential.
06:29:36 There's no doubt about it.
06:29:38 It is residential.
06:29:39 And it's being changed.
06:29:40 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Chairman Miranda, if I may for a moment.
06:29:46 What the comp plan says is in R-10 you can consider up to an
06:29:49 RS-50 zoning district.
06:29:50 And I'm sure Mr. Bricklemyer will speak to this a little
06:29:54 But in RS-50 it says you may have commercial off-street
06:29:57 parking as a special use if you meet the following criteria.
06:30:02 Those criteria were provided in your original staff report.
06:30:06 When this application first came in, it had waivers to
06:30:09 chapter 13, which may not be obtained through a special use,
06:30:13 but may be obtained through a PD.
06:30:16 So it was processed as a PD with the special use criteria,
06:30:20 because just because you utilize a PD to get additional
06:30:23 waivers doesn't mean that there's special use criteria can
06:30:28 be disregarded, and they don't travel with the application.
06:30:31 So those criteria are that it is adjacent to the commercial
06:30:36 lot that it serves, which this is separated by an alley, so
06:30:40 they are asking you for a waiver for that.
06:30:43 It does not extend more than 100 feet from the commercial
06:30:47 lot that it serves, which this does, and they are asking you
06:30:50 for a waiver from that.
06:30:55 The third is that in residential zoning districts and RO
06:31:01 districts, the size of the parking lot should be based --
06:31:04 that's 100-foot.
06:31:05 I'm sorry about that.
06:31:07 That the use that it is serving is a legal use in its
06:31:10 commercial district, which the restaurant which this is
06:31:13 serving is, so it satisfies that criteria.
06:31:16 The fourth is that commercial parking of operative vehicles
06:31:20 cannot -- it cannot be overnight parking.
06:31:23 It cannot storage of vehicles, it cannot be anything which
06:31:26 that is.
06:31:27 And the last is that they are screened accordingly to
06:31:29 chapter 27-130, which these are.
06:31:32 So I just want to go over those five criteria that you
06:31:35 travel with this and are on your site plan, some of those
06:31:43 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you.
06:31:43 Any other council members?
06:31:45 Thank you very much.
06:31:46 >> Good evening, Mr. Chairman, council members.
06:31:55 My name is Keith Bricklemyer.
06:31:57 I'm the attorney for Miguel and Patricia Rodriguez, the
06:32:01 applicants in this case, and the restaurant Miguel's Mexican
06:32:05 seafood and grill, which is at the corner of Kennedy and
06:32:11 The reason that we are here tonight is that there have been
06:32:14 a number of changes in the last several years that have
06:32:19 negatively impacted the parking in this area.
06:32:23 The first of those is the southern seas facility that was
06:32:28 next door to Miguel's which previously provided parking is
06:32:37 now a restaurant which now has its own parking to contend
06:32:40 with, so that overflow parking is no longer available.
06:32:45 The ABC store, which is to the east, also allowed Miguel's
06:32:50 restaurant to use a portion of their restaurant for overflow
06:32:55 They no longer allow that because of the increased activity
06:32:58 in the area, and because of their own expansion plans.
06:33:02 So what do you do?
06:33:06 You have approximately 50 spaces that were lost in those
06:33:09 overflow lots, and what had happened is there is a negative
06:33:13 impact on the neighborhood, because people are parking
06:33:15 wherever they can find a parking place.
06:33:18 It's done throughout the city.
06:33:20 On Davis Island, people park in front of my house all the
06:33:23 It's the way a city, urban environment operates.
06:33:27 Miguel's has taken responsible and very expensive action to
06:33:32 try to ameliorate that situation.
06:33:36 The lots that we are talking about tonight, which abut the
06:33:39 rear of Miguel's facility as well as Fire restaurant were
06:33:45 not available until recently.
06:33:46 And when they became available, and they have pursued those
06:33:50 lots before, when they became available, they purchased the
06:33:52 lots, and what was on those lots was three structures that
06:34:01 were in bad condition -- and I will give you some
06:34:03 documentation on that later in my presentation.
06:34:07 But he's removed those dilapidated structures to, I think,
06:34:14 the delight of the neighborhood, and he has created a
06:34:18 parking plan which he has repeatedly revised in response to
06:34:23 questions raised by the neighbors and by your review staff.
06:34:29 The plan that you saw last time is very different from the
06:34:31 plan that you have been shown tonight.
06:34:34 It includes fewer parking spaces, but it is a plan that is
06:34:38 supported by your staff, by the Planning Commission staff,
06:34:42 and as I will show you in a graphic by the vast majority of
06:34:46 the neighborhood that is immediately impacted, with the
06:34:50 exception of the three single-family home lots.
06:34:54 The only three single-family home lots on this portion of
06:34:58 North "A" that would be impacted by any change in use.
06:35:03 And as has been stated, the only impact is they are now
06:35:07 going to have a landscape visual and sound buffer from the
06:35:12 commercial uses along Kennedy, and from Kennedy itself, that
06:35:16 never has existed in the past, and that would not exist if
06:35:20 housing were re-created on those lots.
06:35:26 I have a binder of material that I would like to give to you
06:35:29 and briefly walk through with you what I think are salient
06:35:33 items that you should consider in considering this
06:36:26 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Let's move.
06:36:27 Time is running.
06:36:28 >> I'm sorry.
06:36:40 If I could ask you to look behind tab 1, which I think is
06:36:52 probably one of the most important exhibits for you to
06:36:55 consider, because it addresses the character of North "A".
06:37:01 The perception apparently is that North "A" is strictly a
06:37:04 residential street.
06:37:06 What we have done here is go from land street all the way to
06:37:12 Armenia with the sight being approximately in the middle of
06:37:16 this graphic.
06:37:17 To show you what happens along North "A".
06:37:20 North "A" is not a residential street.
06:37:23 Not withstanding there's three lots across from this site.
06:37:27 If you go down starting at the left, you have a condominium
06:37:32 parking lot on the south side of North "A".
06:37:35 You have fox 13 news.
06:37:37 You get close to this site.
06:37:39 You have commercial, office, and parking lot uses
06:37:43 immediately abutting the site, including on the north side
06:37:48 of "A" street.
06:37:49 We are on the south side of "A" street.
06:37:52 That graphic continues.
06:37:54 The second page is more of the same.
06:37:57 And there are commercial and office uses on both sides of
06:38:01 North "A" that have been made to be compatible with the
06:38:06 neighbors, and that have been approved by City Council.
06:38:12 The portion of tab 1 are specific photographs of those uses.
06:38:17 I am not going to spend your time going through those unless
06:38:21 you have some specific questions.
06:38:24 Tab 2 is the comp plan map.
06:38:26 And I will put that in there to show you, as David Hay has
06:38:31 already shown you.
06:38:32 This property abuts 60 along Kennedy Boulevard, and to the
06:38:37 west along MacDill, also UM 60.
06:38:43 It's not on MacDill but those are the intense type of
06:38:45 use that are currently in place and can be put in place.
06:38:50 Tab 3 is a series of comprehensive revisions that this
06:38:54 application is consistent with.
06:38:58 The res 10 category -- and this is very important -- res 10
06:39:03 category if you look at the third bullet allows limited
06:39:05 neighborhood-serving commercial uses consistent with
06:39:08 locational criteria, and all we are asking for in this case
06:39:12 is an accessory use to a commercial area.
06:39:16 David mentioned the central Tampa planning district, the
06:39:21 intense planning district.
06:39:23 It is a -- MacDill and Kennedy are transit emphasis
06:39:28 corridors on the vision map.
06:39:31 And on the following page, there are several additional
06:39:34 policies encouraging in fill, buffering, which we comply
06:39:40 with, and that was designed the parking lots to facilitate
06:39:44 safe and convenient walking to building emphasis which this
06:39:50 Parking is all being internalized to solve this problem.
06:39:57 Tab 4, you see the zoning map, and it reconfirms that the
06:40:00 uses abutting this site on the west are office.
06:40:04 To the northwest is office.
06:40:06 To the south is commercial.
06:40:09 And you do have two lots immediately across the 80-foot wide
06:40:14 North "A" Street right-of-way, and one to the northeast
06:40:16 across the abutting street.
06:40:27 We spoke about the properties -- excuse me, the houses that
06:40:30 were on the site before.
06:40:31 What's included in tab 5 are copies of incident reports from
06:40:38 code enforcement and from the police department that confirm
06:40:43 that these were not good neighbors.
06:40:46 These were three rental properties.
06:40:49 In tab 5-A, repetitive citations for overgrowth, for illegal
06:40:55 uses, for inoperative vehicles, for accumulation of junk.
06:41:01 That is not a good neighbor to the residents across the
06:41:06 Particularly not in comparison to a nicely landscaped area
06:41:10 that will be fenced off and not even visible from those.
06:41:16 Tab B is a listing of the Tampa PD calls to the three sites,
06:41:22 which includes a variety of things including juvenile
06:41:25 violations, domestic disputes, liquor violations and a
06:41:38 number of other issues.
06:41:39 Again I think you will hear from some people in the
06:41:42 neighborhood if you haven't already they were delighted to
06:41:45 see these houses go away.
06:41:46 And what is being proposed is a use that is dramatically
06:41:51 better than what was there.
06:41:53 I included the PD purposes from your code, which basically
06:42:01 say this district should be used to recognize unique
06:42:06 conditions, show flexibility, promote planned
06:42:09 diversification and integration of uses.
06:42:12 That's what we are doing.
06:42:13 We have a neighborhood with a mix of uses, neighborhood in
06:42:17 the greater scale, with a mix of uses, and this is
06:42:19 integrating them in the most positive way that it can be
06:42:24 It's going to take cars out of the neighborhood and put them
06:42:27 in a parking lot, and it's being done at the restaurant
06:42:31 owner's expense, not at the expense of the city.
06:42:37 Also included, tab 7-A, the standards that were referenced
06:42:43 about the 100-foot issue, because it's a very interesting
06:42:46 standard that deals with -- this is a special use
06:42:49 application, has to be within 100 feet of the property
06:42:52 boundary of the district that it serves.
06:42:55 If in fact you are required to have parking in this area,
06:43:00 the next standard, which is 27-241, providing required
06:43:06 parking and loading, and if you go to the second page, above
06:43:11 the table, the off-site parking spaces shall be located
06:43:15 within 1,000 feet of walking distance from the public
06:43:18 entrance of the structure.
06:43:19 So there is a conflict that I certainly haven't resolved in
06:43:23 my mind as to how it came to be so different.
06:43:25 But you can provide required parking within 1,000 feet of
06:43:29 the structure.
06:43:30 This special use requirement is 100 feet.
06:43:34 And we are asking for a waiver of that for an additional 46
06:43:39 Tab A is a letter written to the notice list for this
06:43:43 rezoning inviting the neighborhood to Miguel's restaurant
06:43:46 for a conversation about what was being proposed so that
06:43:49 everybody would know what in fact was going on this
06:43:53 There was a host of misinformation, particularly after the
06:43:56 first site plan that went out that showed a number of trees
06:43:59 being deleted.
06:44:00 And that's not the case now.
06:44:02 And Miguel wants to have the people in to explain to them
06:44:05 what he was trying to do and see if there was anything else
06:44:08 that could be done to accommodate whatever concerns there
06:44:11 Five people showed up.
06:44:13 None of the opposition showed up.
06:44:15 As a result of the five people showing up we got two
06:44:17 additional petitions in support.
06:44:20 Which is behind the notice list, there are six pages of
06:44:28 names who have specifically supported this application.
06:44:34 And they come from the neighborhood.
06:44:36 They are not from somewhere else.
06:44:39 There are also four letters that were written by commercial
06:44:42 users in the immediate vicinity of the property.
06:44:46 And again, one of the more important first exhibits that I
06:44:50 showed you about the character of North "A" Street and this
06:44:54 last, at tab 9, is a shading in of those people who signed a
06:45:01 petition in support of this application.
06:45:04 And if you look at it, it's virtually the entire
06:45:08 Obviously, the three lots across the street as indicated --
06:45:14 have indicated their opposition, are not shaded in.
06:45:17 There's one yellow who has indicated, she would rather have
06:45:20 the parking lot than what was there, but it's a neighborhood
06:45:23 issue, and they don't want to get in a fight with the
06:45:26 neighbors, so that's how it got that way.
06:45:28 But if this is a neighborhood referendum, the neighbors have
06:45:35 said, we want this petition approved, because it gets cars
06:45:40 off our street, it puts them on private property, it gives
06:45:44 them a landscape buffer, it gives a visual and sound buffer
06:45:48 from commercial uses from Kennedy Boulevard and that is a
06:45:54 better solution than what was there and what is currently
06:45:58 That concludes my comments.
06:45:59 I will be happy to answer any questions.
06:46:01 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Any questions by council members,
06:46:02 comments at this time?
06:46:05 Ms. Mulhern.
06:46:05 >>MARY MULHERN: Yes.
06:46:06 Just a couple questions.
06:46:08 When you say that the only residences on that lot of North
06:46:21 "A" are the ones across the street from the subject
06:46:24 property, before the petitioner purchased that property and
06:46:32 removed the residences that were there, the whole block was
06:46:36 residential, right?
06:46:38 >> And I have explained what kind of residential it was.
06:46:41 >>MARY MULHERN: Right.
06:46:41 You explained what kind of residents were occupying the
06:46:46 >> And the residences themselves, commissioner.
06:46:51 >>MARY MULHERN: Thank you.
06:46:51 Then my other question is, when you talk about the negative
06:46:54 impact because of the closing up 7 -- and I don't know why
06:47:07 ABC won't let people park there.
06:47:11 That's a huge parking throat me when I drive by there he
06:47:14 have day.
06:47:15 But isn't some of the need for more parking self-imposed
06:47:21 because Miguel's did come here for an expansion and did
06:47:26 receive approval to have a bigger --
06:47:30 >> And those an important point I failed to make.
06:47:32 One of the things that I think the City of Tampa is trying
06:47:35 to do is encourage the business community to be successful.
06:47:39 Miguel's has been successful.
06:47:40 And they have been more successful since the expansion that
06:47:43 you mentioned.
06:47:44 And their overflow parking they previously had is no longer
06:47:49 So what are they doing?
06:47:50 They are being responsible.
06:47:51 We are going out and spending $325,000 to fix the problem.
06:47:55 That's what you want your business community to do, I think.
06:47:59 >>MARY MULHERN: Okay.
06:48:04 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Any other questions, council members?
06:48:06 This is a public hearing.
06:48:08 We go to the public.
06:48:10 Does anyone in the public care to speak on this item, item
06:48:13 number 4, Z-12-51, please line up if you care to come and
06:48:17 And we'll go from there.
06:48:19 Each one has got three minutes.
06:48:20 Yes, sir, you are first up.
06:48:22 You are the leader, sir.
06:48:23 >> I haven't been sworn in.
06:48:28 (Oath administered by Clerk)
06:48:32 >> Yes.
06:48:46 I want to clear up some of the things that I just heard
06:48:48 about what the neighbors think about this, and the ones that
06:48:53 are going to be directly impacted.
06:48:55 I think I just heard three of them that are against it.
06:48:57 There are a lot that are against it.
06:49:00 I'm against it.
06:49:01 I live a block away.
06:49:05 I'm a little confused how a 162-foot-long plastic fence is a
06:49:12 buffer to anything when there could be three new homes
06:49:16 there, and three families living in those homes.
06:49:22 Across the street from us, one block away, we have two empty
06:49:26 I brought pictures they are being built on today.
06:49:30 Brought a picture from today that shows cement trucks out
06:49:34 there, and there are two homes going up.
06:49:36 Two four bedroom, two-bath homes.
06:49:38 One has a doctor from Tampa General in it and the other
06:49:43 house has a couple with a daughter who goes to plant.
06:49:46 So with my wife and son and I will see will be two homes,
06:49:52 two families.
06:49:53 We'll have new neighbors.
06:49:54 Down the block, one block down, these three ladies that have
06:50:01 lived there 50 years will get a 162-foot plastic fence to
06:50:05 look at.
06:50:08 And the fourth woman behind them, her kids will grow up, and
06:50:11 instead of having neighbors across the street, they'll have
06:50:14 a well landscaped parking lot.
06:50:18 It's a parking lot for one restaurant.
06:50:21 It's baffling to me how in some kind of Tampa planning guide
06:50:30 that a parking lot is preferable to three residential lots.
06:50:38 In a neighborhood that is now selling $325,000?
06:50:44 If those lots went up for sale publicly, they would sell --
06:50:48 somebody would buy them for that, and they would build
06:50:51 houses on them.
06:50:52 The houses across the street from us went for 100, two lots.
06:50:59 And they went quickly.
06:51:00 These three lots were never marketed.
06:51:02 They were never for sale.
06:51:03 The three sisters that owned and rented those houses out, it
06:51:07 was section 8 housing, and that's why they had some
06:51:10 The problems weren't that serious.
06:51:13 We have pictures of those houses.
06:51:19 I wasn't happy to see those houses go.
06:51:21 So how do I -- okay.
06:51:24 (Bell sounds)
06:51:25 That empty lot across from my house, that was Franky
06:51:38 He refused to sell to the lawyer in front of him to tried to
06:51:41 get it zoned for parking.
06:51:42 So we would have had a parking lot in front of our house on
06:51:45 North "A"
06:51:46 I don't know what he's talking about mixed use.
06:51:48 I lived there 13 years and there's nothing but residences
06:51:51 next to me, all down the street.
06:51:53 Channel 13 is not in our neighborhood.
06:51:54 That's on the wrong side of MacDill.
06:51:58 That this kind of zoning happened on the wrong side.
06:52:00 (Bell sounds)
06:52:02 Can I give my wife three minutes?
06:52:05 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Your wife is entitled to three minutes.
06:52:06 >> Can she give it to me so I can carry on three more
06:52:15 >> You can't get more than one minute.
06:52:16 Well, let me stop you here.
06:52:18 Let me just get my bearings straight here.
06:52:21 I want to be as fair as I can.
06:52:23 If there are individuals here who are not going to speak,
06:52:25 and there's three of them, they can give you a minute each.
06:52:29 I'm trying to be very upfront with you.
06:52:31 So I don't know if the three lovely ladies -- I normally
06:52:35 don't this Do this, but you have got to sign an affidavit
06:52:37 that you waive your right so one minute for each one.
06:52:43 Thank you very much.
06:52:43 >>THE CLERK: If the speaker would put his name on the
06:52:48 >> You have to put your name and address on the record.
06:52:50 >> Jim Morita, 2901 North "A" Street.
06:52:54 >> Lydia Cacciatore, 3007 North "A" Street.
06:53:01 I am not able to talk because I have laryngitis.
06:53:05 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: All right.
06:53:06 Sign the affidavit and we are going to give him the three
06:53:08 minutes and he will get the three signatures on the thing.
06:53:12 Yes, sir.
06:53:14 Three additional minutes.
06:53:15 >> So here, for instance -- that's catercorner to this
06:53:30 parking lot.
06:53:33 Lived there 60 years.
06:53:39 These are the two houses directly across the street.
06:53:48 That's across the street.
06:53:49 >> Keep on but you only got two minutes.
06:53:56 You only got go signatures, not three.
06:53:58 >> There's another house next to it.
06:54:00 Here is the next house.
06:54:02 Where are all these parking lots?
06:54:05 There's in a parking lots.
06:54:07 And you go down the street.
06:54:08 You see that house.
06:54:09 Go down one more.
06:54:10 There's that house.
06:54:12 There's a new house one block away.
06:54:15 Same thing.
06:54:17 These are RS-50 lots.
06:54:18 That house was built in 2006.
06:54:23 And then next to that is the new lot.
06:54:27 This is the house directly across the street.
06:54:31 Let me show you what the baby will grow up looking at.
06:54:36 A plastic fence.
06:54:39 There's the other side of the plastic fence up on North "A".
06:54:42 That's on the other side of MacDill.
06:54:44 But this type of zoning has allowed that.
06:54:48 Here is the commercial building.
06:54:53 This is a house, a married couple that use it as an office
06:54:58 during the day.
06:54:59 Here is a law firm.
06:55:06 This is where Miguel has some extra parking now.
06:55:10 And here is the lot.
06:55:13 Here is with the -- one more.
06:55:16 This is across the street from me two hours ago.
06:55:20 And those are two RS-50 lots with two big homes going up.
06:55:24 I would much rather have two big homes in front of me
06:55:27 keeping us from Kennedy rather than a six-foot plastic
06:55:34 Oh, also we are in the N probably the best school district
06:55:37 in the county.
06:55:38 We have got Mitchell and Wilson and plant, and lots that go
06:55:46 for 100,000 each.
06:55:47 (Bell sounds)
06:55:49 You can't get that anywhere else in Tampa.
06:55:51 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you very much.
06:55:52 Next, please.
06:55:53 Ms. Capin?
06:55:55 >>YVONNE CAPIN: I want to ask a question.
06:55:56 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: You have a question coming to you, sir.
06:55:58 >>YVONNE CAPIN: That picture that you showed the two new
06:56:01 construction, that's on North "A"?
06:56:02 >> That's on North "A" one block over.
06:56:06 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Was this construction which the petitioner
06:56:09 gave us --
06:56:15 >> Okay.
06:56:16 So here is the proposed lot.
06:56:19 All of the houses, all the yellow are houses.
06:56:29 Those houses are right -- the new houses are lots right now.
06:56:35 >>YVONNE CAPIN: That are being built?
06:56:36 >> This one was up in 2005.
06:56:39 >> And then the other two.
06:56:42 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Yes.
06:56:43 >> Here I am.
06:56:43 And here, right here.
06:56:46 And these are the most affected people.
06:56:49 I don't know who the neighbors are that's for the parking
06:56:52 lot because all of the people that are directly around it,
06:56:55 all of these people I'm pointing to are against it.
06:57:01 And I think there's something of about 45 signatures.
06:57:06 So May some people when Miguel and his wife came knocking to
06:57:10 the door and described how pretty the parking lot and how
06:57:13 grateful --
06:57:15 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Next, please.
06:57:17 Thank you very much.
06:57:19 Next, please.
06:57:19 >> Good evening, Mr. Chairman, members of the city of Tampa
06:57:30 City Council.
06:57:31 I have been sworn.
06:57:32 My name is Morgan, owner at 2023 North "A" Street and I'm
06:57:41 here from Miguel's property limited.
06:57:44 I strongly oppose the rezoning from 60 to PD.
06:57:50 This project is going to be property, the biggest investment
06:57:53 of our lives.
06:57:55 I do not -- of any kind in front of my house.
06:58:00 We enjoy the peace and quiet in our nice neighborhood, and
06:58:05 we like to keep it that way.
06:58:08 We want to raise our family, children and grandchildren,
06:58:13 peaceful in the neighborhood.
06:58:16 That's why we bought our home there.
06:58:18 Most of us, we bought our homes years ago and most of us, we
06:58:25 are retired and we like to enjoy the American dream that we
06:58:28 have worked so hard for.
06:58:32 The quality is not going to be the same by the habitat not
06:58:38 to mention the noise and the litter.
06:58:40 The line of trees that provide oxygen, shade, and wildlife
06:58:50 are going to be removed according to the plan to accommodate
06:58:53 this project, this parking lot.
06:58:56 I am opposed to any grand oak removal.
06:59:03 We have voiced our opinion about this on September 27 -- 28,
06:59:10 2,012,012th, on North Boulevard as well as old City Hall.
06:59:16 The owner of Miguel's property limited does not give the
06:59:22 neighborhood -- on the contrary, he only sees how to expand
06:59:28 his business and disregards the consequences that his plan
06:59:33 brings to our neighborhood, to our homes and to our lives.
06:59:38 If we say yes to the rezoning we give way to development
06:59:42 down the line to other entities south of North "A" Street
06:59:47 and north New Jersey, like restaurants, ABC liquor and other
06:59:52 businesses to the house.
06:59:59 Residents owners say to not rezoning North "A" Street.
07:00:07 We hope that our elected officials will take under
07:00:11 consideration the neighborhood voice on this very important
07:00:15 real estate issue.
07:00:17 Mr. Chairman, members of the city of council Tampa City
07:00:22 Council, we need your vote on this measure.
07:00:27 You have the authority to make the right decision that will
07:00:29 affect every one of us.
07:00:31 (Bell sounds)
07:00:32 The power is within your hands.
07:00:34 The rezoning is going to be a devastating result for the
07:00:38 Please, save our homes.
07:00:41 Please, save our neighborhood.
07:00:45 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you very much.
07:00:46 Next, please.
07:00:46 >> My name is Doris Domerico. I live at 3009 North "A","
07:00:54 directly across the street catercorner to MacDill.
07:00:58 My parents bought that home in 1954.
07:01:00 I'm blown away by the description that Mr. Bricklemyer said.
07:01:03 I can tell you I have been living there.
07:01:05 It's not what he said.
07:01:06 It's residential.
07:01:07 These are pictures.
07:01:09 I don't know if you can see it.
07:01:11 These are pictures of a dilapidated plat, those house that's
07:01:15 said were torn down.
07:01:19 Do I turn it?
07:01:23 Can you see all three of these are not dilapidated
07:01:28 thousands -- houses that were torn down.
07:01:30 They weren't in the best houses but they were not the
07:01:34 dilapidated structures that you were made to think they are.
07:01:37 This is -- now that those structures are gone, they were not
07:01:43 put on sale to the public.
07:01:44 They were just torn down.
07:01:46 We didn't know anything was going on.
07:01:48 This is the beautiful lot that now stands there.
07:01:51 I tell you, this is prime property and can be made into
07:01:55 beautiful residential homes right here, instead of what he
07:01:58 wants to put there.
07:02:03 You have already seen this.
07:02:04 This is a picture of the new homes that have gone down
07:02:07 exactly one block away.
07:02:08 These types of homes.
07:02:11 Do you see them?
07:02:12 These types of homes is what I am hoping will be across the
07:02:15 street from me.
07:02:15 When Mr. Bricklemyer says I am going to have a nice view
07:02:19 looking at that PVC, I don't think so.
07:02:21 I would rather look at this.
07:02:27 When I get up every single morning, I would rather see -- I
07:02:33 would rather it be kept residential.
07:02:36 There is no compelling reason why you should take three lots
07:02:38 that are residential lots that have been here forever, that
07:02:41 my parents came from Ybor City, bought that home, and now
07:02:44 it's my inheritance, my grandson, my daughter went there,
07:02:48 spent it with them, my grandson spent his time with me.
07:02:50 There is no reason except for one person, one person who
07:02:54 wants to continually expand his investment.
07:02:56 He's been getting.
07:02:58 Because of the waivers that he's been getting, we have been
07:03:02 When seven seas was there it was at least nice and Dwight
07:03:05 and I didn't have the problems I am everything now.
07:03:07 I would rather those houses be there.
07:03:08 I don't see any compelling reason why one individual who has
07:03:13 a great business, great for him, but why should it be on the
07:03:16 backs of our neighborhood?
07:03:23 A picture of the house that can go there, there's also
07:03:27 another house one block down from the proposed parking lot
07:03:30 on north "B" and New Jersey.
07:03:32 Another house has been torn down.
07:03:34 And another house is being put up at this moment.
07:03:37 This neighborhood is upwards bound. We want to keep it that
07:03:42 It's in the best school district.
07:03:43 This lot can be sold to a contractor who can put the houses
07:03:47 there, have families go into the best school district in
07:03:50 Hillsborough County.
07:03:51 (Bell sounds)
07:03:53 If we -- I am going to ask you, City Council, I have to go.
07:03:58 Would you want to live across the street from that or would
07:04:00 you rather have the homes that has been shown to you there,
07:04:04 the new homes.
07:04:07 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you.
07:04:08 >> Would you want to live in this neighborhood or --
07:04:10 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you.
07:04:12 I appreciate it very much.
07:04:14 Thank you very much.
07:04:16 Next, please.
07:04:17 >> My name is Phil Ben.
07:04:23 I live in Riverview, Florida.
07:04:25 And I just was at the restaurant.
07:04:28 I'm a patron of Miguel's.
07:04:31 And I probably pass that Mexican restaurant to go there once
07:04:35 in a while when I want to treat myself to Mexican food.
07:04:37 That's the place I choose to go to.
07:04:39 And I really didn't get an idea of what was going on with
07:04:43 the whole thing and I understand everything that's
07:04:45 happening, but when it comes right down to it, when I get
07:04:48 there, if there's not a parking place, I find a place to
07:04:52 So if I have somebody with me, I drop them off at the door
07:04:54 and I drive around the neighborhood.
07:04:56 Once I am on the other side of Kennedy -- and I won't ever
07:05:00 do that again because I had to walk across and walk back
07:05:03 What I do is drive down those streets and find a place to
07:05:06 park on the side of the street.
07:05:08 It's inevitable I am going to go there to eat and I am going
07:05:10 find a place if I can going to eat there.
07:05:13 So to me it's an experience at the restaurants to be able to
07:05:16 park somewhere, park on a street, down the street, walk up
07:05:21 the street, kind of makes sense to me.
07:05:23 Thank you for your time.
07:05:26 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you very much.
07:05:26 Next, please.
07:05:27 >> My name is Laura Dickerson.
07:05:31 I have been sworn in.
07:05:32 I live at 3025 west North "A" Street with my husband and our
07:05:38 two children.
07:05:40 This is our house.
07:05:42 I think part of the problem is obviously the neighborhood is
07:05:47 I was one of the five people who went to Miguel's meeting
07:05:50 with my two kids to hear what he had to say, to hear what
07:05:55 his proposal was.
07:05:56 My husband and I kept an open mind through the entire
07:06:00 And our biggest fear, our biggest concern is what is going
07:06:03 to happen?
07:06:04 What will go across the street from us?
07:06:06 Our kids are young.
07:06:07 They play in the front yards.
07:06:09 My and that's what we face.
07:06:13 That's what we see when we are out in our front yard.
07:06:16 For a long time when this process was going on, we didn't
07:06:20 sign anyone's petitions so we could hear both side, we could
07:06:23 hear everything.
07:06:24 And we made the decision that we don't want a parking lot
07:06:27 across the street from us.
07:06:29 We want houses.
07:06:30 We want to keep our neighborhood a neighborhood.
07:06:32 That's our biggest thing with us.
07:06:39 That's where my daughter plays.
07:06:41 My daughter and now my son will.
07:06:44 I think one of the misconceptions from what Mr. Bricklemyer
07:06:48 was saying is the neighborhood on a greater scale.
07:06:50 Yes, North "A" Street goes far in both directions.
07:06:54 We are talking about a small piece of North "A" Street.
07:06:57 We are not talking about down where channel 13 is.
07:07:00 We are not talking about down where other businesses are.
07:07:03 We are talking about where the neighborhood is, where the
07:07:06 houses are.
07:07:07 And he yes, one of our neighbors is a psychiatrist who maybe
07:07:11 has two to three other cars there at a time.
07:07:13 He's one of our best neighbors.
07:07:14 And we have known him since he moved into the building.
07:07:17 So we ask you really to consider what the neighborhood is
07:07:20 asking for, the people who live there, the people who are
07:07:23 there every day, not just on the weekends, not just to go to
07:07:27 a restaurant, the people who live there and are there every
07:07:29 single day.
07:07:30 Thank you.
07:07:32 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you very much.
07:07:33 Anyone else in the audience?
07:07:34 Please come forward.
07:07:43 >> Council members, my name is Tom Fletcher.
07:07:46 I live at 10016 Kendra drive in Riverview.
07:07:52 Obviously, my input is not going to be based on emotion,
07:07:57 concerns about my neighborhood.
07:08:01 I have had these kind of concerns elsewhere around the
07:08:03 county and other situations.
07:08:05 I know what the neighborhood is going through.
07:08:08 However, looking at it from a person who looks for quality
07:08:16 places to dine, quality facilities to utilize in the
07:08:20 community, one of the things that all of us look for always
07:08:24 is a place to take our family, that's comfortable, that's
07:08:27 safe, and that provides us the quality of life that we are
07:08:32 looking for in this community.
07:08:33 The great place to live.
07:08:36 We all seek the same things, enjoyment, livelihood, we like
07:08:41 to spend our time doing the things that we enjoy.
07:08:45 One of the things that I enjoyed since I come from south
07:08:48 central Texas is a good Mexican dinner.
07:08:50 And there's no place that I can think of in this community
07:08:54 that can equal or even come close to equaling the Mexican
07:08:59 food that's prepared and served at Miguel.
07:09:02 It's a busy, busy place.
07:09:04 I understand that I am coming from this whole thing from a
07:09:07 different perspective.
07:09:09 I share much concern about parking there, because it is a
07:09:14 difficult situation.
07:09:15 And quite frankly, I think some of those children that we
07:09:18 are talking about in the neighborhood might even be more at
07:09:21 risk because of the fact that there is no protection against
07:09:25 people driving around continuously trying to find a parking
07:09:30 lot, maybe even those children, that "A" street community
07:09:33 would be safer if those cars didn't have to traverse around
07:09:38 and try to find a parking place.
07:09:40 I don't know about that.
07:09:41 I don't think I have a crystal ball.
07:09:43 Neither do you.
07:09:44 You have a tough decision to make.
07:09:46 Quite frankly, I think with what I have heard here, as an
07:09:51 unbiased member of the community, I believe that it is a
07:09:54 tough decision, and I believe you will probably come to the
07:09:57 correct decision.
07:09:58 I definitely support Miguel's expansion.
07:10:01 He's done a marvelous job in the community.
07:10:04 He's a small business person.
07:10:05 He deserves some consideration with the expense that he's
07:10:09 gone to already, and the sacrifices that he's made in trying
07:10:12 to attempt to meet the requirements of the neighborhood.
07:10:15 Thank you very much.
07:10:17 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you.
07:10:17 Next, please.
07:10:18 >>> Good evening.
07:10:22 My name is Jennifer -- and this is my son.
07:10:26 I'm a homeowner at 3010 west "B" street, behind these
07:10:33 homeowners behind me.
07:10:34 It's a great neighborhood, and definitely disagree on that.
07:10:39 When I purchased my home, I knew that I was one house away
07:10:43 from MacDill and just two blocks north of Kennedy, and
07:10:47 our great city has continued to expand, and unfortunately I
07:10:50 don't think anyone in our neighborhood who lives as close to
07:10:55 two major thoroughfares as we do can expect to not have
07:10:59 commercial businesses wanting to expand, especially in the
07:11:03 climate where the City of Tampa, the zoning of Hillsborough
07:11:07 is getting millions of dollars to get business tows come and
07:11:11 bring their businesses here and create jobs.
07:11:13 We have a local businessman, a local business.
07:11:16 He's employing local people, trying to run his business.
07:11:19 There's just no place to park there, and there's this open
07:11:23 place that he's able to buy that's directly behind his
07:11:26 restaurant to solve that problem to get these cars off of
07:11:29 our street, out from in front of our houses, out from them
07:11:33 going back and forth up and down my alley, trying to park in
07:11:36 my driveway.
07:11:38 He's trying to make it better.
07:11:41 It's not a great plan.
07:11:43 We would love to have a parking lot on Kennedy instead.
07:11:45 But there's just no space.
07:11:47 Our great city is expanding, and this is a very busy area.
07:11:51 So I have to say that I am for the proposal.
07:11:54 I think that it will be a good change.
07:11:57 And I am not directly across from it like these other
07:12:00 homeowners are.
07:12:01 I just feel that anybody who is going to come and build a
07:12:05 house there is going to tear down those trees anyway, and
07:12:08 then they are going to complain that there's too many people
07:12:11 running around in the alleys behind their houses.
07:12:13 When I purchased my home I did not purchase on 8th
07:12:16 street even though I looked at one of those lots, because I
07:12:18 did not wants to be butting up against those businesses on
07:12:21 Now, I know these people have been here much longer than
07:12:24 those businesses, but unfortunately Kennedy Boulevard is a
07:12:28 grand major thoroughfare in our city, which I love, and it's
07:12:32 just going to expand.
07:12:34 And one of these days, the person who lives next to me is
07:12:37 going to sell their spot on MacDill and there's going to
07:12:40 be a business there, and I knew that when I purchased my
07:12:44 Thank you for listening.
07:12:45 You have a good evening.
07:12:46 And I'm sure the right decision will be made.
07:12:48 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you very much.
07:12:49 Appreciate it.
07:12:50 Anyone else in the audience who has not spoken who would
07:12:52 care to speak at this time on item number 4, Z-12-51?
07:12:58 I see no one.
07:13:00 You have five minutes.
07:13:06 >> Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
07:13:07 I won't take five minutes.
07:13:10 But I do want to respond to a couple of things that were
07:13:15 The Salaricos said what is the reason for this change?
07:13:21 And that's important.
07:13:22 And the reason is things have changed.
07:13:25 As I explained to you in my opening comment, the 50 spots
07:13:28 that were available immediately adjacent to Miguel's
07:13:31 Restaurant are no longer available.
07:13:35 And you have heard what's happened.
07:13:37 People will find a place to park.
07:13:39 And that has negative impact on the neighborhood that
07:13:43 Miguels is trying to solve at his expense.
07:13:48 All the parking is going to be internalized.
07:13:51 There's going to be no access from that site to North "A"
07:13:55 street or New Jersey street.
07:13:57 It's all going to come off the alley which primarily means
07:14:00 Kennedy and MacDill and the alley.
07:14:04 So that is the reason.
07:14:06 We have an issue that needs to be addressed and the property
07:14:09 owner who can help address it is trying to.
07:14:14 The comment was made that we could build houses there.
07:14:16 Well, maybe you could build houses there.
07:14:18 But that's not the petition before you.
07:14:20 The petition before you is we have a parking issue we are
07:14:24 trying to solve.
07:14:25 We have a solution that is supported by all the staff
07:14:28 And as I showed you, the vast majority of people in the
07:14:33 neighborhood matched the names with the lots on the graphic
07:14:37 at tab 9, that's who is in support.
07:14:39 And you know people in support typically don't show up at
07:14:42 public hearings.
07:14:43 The opposition shows up at public hearings.
07:14:45 And there are very, very few blank spaces on that graphic at
07:14:50 tab 9 of people who are in opposition.
07:14:53 So the "we" that's being talked about, you need to think
07:14:58 about it in terms of what that graphic demonstrates.
07:15:07 The Morgans presentation, she made a comment which I think
07:15:11 is instructive to council about the trees being removed.
07:15:14 She doesn't want the trees being removed.
07:15:16 That's old information.
07:15:17 And that is the basis on which many of the signatures on
07:15:20 that petition in opposition would -- it doesn't say anything
07:15:24 about petition in opposition, it doesn't say what it's
07:15:27 opposed to.
07:15:27 That's the basis for many of the signatures on that
07:15:31 It was a conversation with Ms. Morgan, and either based on
07:15:39 old information, which is out of date now with the new site
07:15:41 plan, or misinformation.
07:15:46 Mr. Wordes said this is not a mixed use neighborhood.
07:15:49 I showed you the zoning graphic.
07:15:52 You have office to the north.
07:15:54 Office to the west.
07:15:56 Commercial to the south.
07:15:57 Multifamily to the east.
07:15:59 The only one of four boundaries of this property that abuts
07:16:06 single-family residential is the north.
07:16:09 The other three do not abut single-family residential.
07:16:11 So if you want to have an aggregate neighborhood look at the
07:16:15 first graphic I showed you.
07:16:17 The aggregate neighborhood has commercial and office on the
07:16:19 north and south of "A" street.
07:16:22 This immediate block, three of the four boundaries do not
07:16:27 front on single-family residential.
07:16:31 Take your pick.
07:16:32 The character of the neighborhood is where is this lot
07:16:35 situated on a small scale or on a grand scale?
07:16:38 I think this application has been modified to satisfy all of
07:16:43 the concerns that were addressed by staff.
07:16:51 They have done a tremendous job working on this attempting
07:16:53 to satisfy their neighbors as well as their needs for
07:16:56 additional parking, and we would request your approval.
07:17:01 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you very much.
07:17:01 Mrs. Capin.
07:17:04 >>YVONNE CAPIN: I was here, some of the council members may
07:17:08 not have been here, when this came forth for expansion, and
07:17:13 I voted against it because it didn't have adequate parking.
07:17:20 And it lost that parking.
07:17:23 Now we are dealing with parking.
07:17:33 I was in the minority.
07:17:35 And here we are today.
07:17:39 Thank you.
07:17:40 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: That you much.
07:17:40 Anyone else?
07:17:41 Mr. Suarez?
07:17:42 >>MIKE SUAREZ: A quick question.
07:17:44 Ms. Feeley?
07:17:45 I always like talking to you at these land use hearings.
07:17:48 Quick question.
07:17:50 If this petition is denied in order to allow the parking --
07:17:55 and let's just do a hypothetical -- what can that property
07:17:58 be used for?
07:18:07 I thought you knew this stuff off the top of your head.
07:18:10 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Many of the uses within the 50 district I
07:18:14 do know off the top of my head but I want to be accurate in
07:18:17 the information that I give you.
07:18:19 Normally, I can rattle them right off for you.
07:18:36 Residential single-family 50, minimum of 50 by 100 lot,
07:18:41 would allow -- and let me just go ahead, I guess, and read
07:18:44 for you both the special uses and the permitted uses.
07:18:48 A cemetery would be a special use.
07:18:52 Congregate living facility, would be a permissible use.
07:18:57 A small group care which would be larger than six units
07:19:00 would be an F-1.
07:19:02 Single-family detached is permissible.
07:19:04 >> And permissibles are those that do not need any kind of
07:19:13 waivers or special use for us to come before City Council.
07:19:16 So what are the ones that are permissible right now?
07:19:20 Besides single-family homes.
07:19:22 >>ABBYE FEELEY: A public use facility such as like a pump
07:19:26 station or something that the city might need the properties
07:19:34 That would be it.
07:19:35 >>MIKE SUAREZ: So really a pump station or single-family
07:19:42 All the other special uses would have to come before us
07:19:45 before something else changed?
07:19:51 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Correct.
07:19:52 Let me just go back to the residential uses, because I
07:19:56 skipped that.
07:19:58 Single-family detached is permissible.
07:20:01 A home occupation which would occur inside a residence.
07:20:07 Community garden is a special use.
07:20:09 A daycare is a permissible use by right.
07:20:12 Five children or less.
07:20:13 Place of religious assembly.
07:20:15 A church or temple or such would be a special use 2 which
07:20:20 would come back before you.
07:20:21 And then a school would come back before you as well.
07:20:23 >>MIKE SUAREZ: Thank you.
07:20:25 That's all I have.
07:20:26 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Any other council members?
07:20:31 I heard all this.
07:20:32 In fact, let me ask the council before we close this
07:20:35 I am going to ask for a motion for all items received, to be
07:20:38 received and filed, items 4 through 14.
07:20:42 And that is e-mail, faxes or brought in today as petitions.
07:20:49 >> So moved.
07:20:50 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Motion by Mr. Cohen, second by Mr.
07:20:52 All in favor of that motion?
07:20:55 The ayes have it unanimously.
07:20:56 I need a motion to close the hearing.
07:20:57 >> So moved.
07:20:59 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Motion by Mr. Reddick.
07:21:01 I have a second by Mr. Cohen.
07:21:02 All in favor of that motion please indicate by saying aye.
07:21:05 Opposed nay.
07:21:06 The ayes have it unanimously.
07:21:07 What's the pleasure of council?
07:21:13 Ms. Mulhern?
07:21:19 >>MARY MULHERN: I make a motion to deny this petition based
07:21:27 on these findings of fact and the inconsistency with our
07:21:31 comprehensive plan.
07:21:34 I am going to cite section 27-272 to allow the parking lot
07:21:43 to extend more than 100 feet approximately an additional --
07:21:49 I can't remember what the number was, but 130 feet, but it
07:21:57 was well over 100 feet, and then I would look at the general
07:22:01 requirements of our code, pursuant to section 27-2697,
07:22:10 general standards, waivers -- and this is the staff report
07:22:17 actually -- staff finds the request inconsistent.
07:22:20 Staff finds that the subject request does not satisfy the
07:22:22 following -- due consideration shall be given to potentially
07:22:26 adverse effects generally on adjoining and nearby
07:22:29 properties, the area of the neighborhood or the city.
07:22:32 I this I we heard a lot of testimony tonight about the
07:22:35 adverse effects of allowing residential single-family lots
07:22:43 in a stable residential neighborhood to be turned into a
07:22:47 commercial use, specifically a parking lot.
07:22:50 People were concerned about having a parking lot instead of
07:22:55 having neighbors.
07:22:57 And concerned about the precedent that it set and the fact
07:23:03 that this is a neighborhood, the reality is it's an up and
07:23:07 coming neighborhood and housing is being built, better
07:23:11 housing stock, and the values are going up.
07:23:13 So it would adversely affect their neighborhood and even
07:23:17 their own property value.
07:23:19 I am going to cite section 27-321-1 on the extension of the
07:23:26 parking lot -- I'm sorry -- 6.
07:23:34 This does not promote and encourage development where
07:23:37 appropriate location in character and compatibility with the
07:23:40 surrounding impact to neighborhood, environment and existing
07:23:45 Absolutely not compatible based on the fact that he have
07:23:49 other lot on North "A" Street in that block and the
07:23:58 adjoining block to the east of MacDill are all
07:24:01 single-family residential.
07:24:03 And I would like to read into the record one e-mail we got
07:24:06 from a neighbor who said: I purchased my home based on the
07:24:11 tree lines and quiet residential neighborhood.
07:24:15 Please, City Commissioners, do not take our neighborhood
07:24:28 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: All right.
07:24:29 You have a motion.
07:24:29 >> Second.
07:24:30 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: I have a motion for denial by Mrs.
07:24:32 I have a second by Mrs. Capin.
07:24:34 Any further comments?
07:24:35 All in favor of the motion please indicate by saying aye.
07:24:38 Opposed nay.
07:24:39 >>THE CLERK: Motion failed with Suarez, Reddick, Miranda
07:24:46 and Cohen voting no.
07:24:49 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Okay.
07:24:49 I need a motion from another council member.
07:24:51 >>MIKE SUAREZ: I move the ordinance.
07:24:54 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Mr. Suarez moves the ordinance.
07:24:56 Item number 4, Z-12-51.
07:24:59 Am I correct, sir?
07:25:00 >>MIKE SUAREZ: Yes.
07:25:02 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Seconded by Mr. Reddick.
07:25:02 >> Move an ordinance for first reading, can an ordinance
07:25:09 rezoning property in the general vicinity of 3012 through
07:25:14 3028 North "A" Street in the city of Tampa, Florida and more
07:25:17 particularly described in section 1 from zoning district
07:25:20 classification RS-50 residential single-family to PD,
07:25:25 planned development, parking, commercial off-street,
07:25:27 providing an effective date.
07:25:29 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: I have a motion by Mr. Suarez.
07:25:31 I have a second by Mr. Reddick.
07:25:32 All in favor of the motion please indicate by saying aye.
07:25:35 Opposed nay.
07:25:36 >>THE CLERK: Motion carried with Capin and Mulhern voting
07:25:41 no and Montelione being absent.
07:25:43 Second reading and adoption will be on May 2nd at 9:30
07:25:47 >> Thank you all very much for attending.
07:25:49 All right.
07:25:50 We go to item number 5.
07:25:52 File V-13-55.
07:25:55 >> Item number 5, V-13-55.
07:26:23 Abbye Feeley, Land Development Coordination.
07:26:26 This special use application is located at 327 North Dale
07:26:28 Mabry highway.
07:26:31 The T request before you this evening is for a drive-in
07:26:33 window in a CG zoning district.
07:26:36 >> David Hay from Planning Commission staff.
07:26:46 I have been sworn.
07:26:47 Our next case we move over to the Westshore planning
07:26:49 district, as you all well aware the Westshore planning
07:26:53 district is Florida's largest office district and has an
07:26:55 employment base of a round 800,000 employees.
07:27:02 Next onto the aerial.
07:27:04 As usual, the subject site is in the center of the map.
07:27:08 You have the Dale Mabry commercial corridor running
07:27:10 north-south, to the center of the map.
07:27:14 The Dale Mabry corridor is one of the more intensive
07:27:18 corridors within the City of Tampa.
07:27:19 You can still see the predominantly single-family detached
07:27:22 residential development found within the north Bon Air, a
07:27:26 neighborhood to the west in the Oakford park, neighborhood
07:27:30 to the east.
07:27:30 You can also see Kennedy Boulevard, and its associated
07:27:34 commercial development at the bottom of the aerial.
07:27:39 Onto the future land use map.
07:27:41 The subject site and property is located to the southwest
07:27:44 and north are all planned at regional mixed use 100.
07:27:48 The light brown color to the east of the subject site is the
07:27:51 residential 10, reflecting that single-family development
07:27:55 found within Oakford park.
07:27:57 The Planning Commission staff found that the proposed
07:27:59 special use would support the redevelopment of the site,
07:28:03 which is formerly the hops restaurant and has been vacant
07:28:06 for a number of years.
07:28:07 The applicant has provided for an appropriate buffer to the
07:28:09 existing residential to the east greater than what was
07:28:13 previously provided when the restaurant was in operation.
07:28:16 Overall the Planning Commission staff did find the special
07:28:18 use request consistent with the Tampa comprehensive plan.
07:28:21 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Thank you, David.
07:28:31 The application before you tonight is requesting a special
07:28:34 use for the property at 327 North Dale Mabry highway for a
07:28:37 drive-in window associated with a bank.
07:28:40 There are no waivers being requested with this special use
07:28:44 The property contains a half acre and the proposed
07:28:47 commercial structure is currently under construction as a
07:28:51 bank is a permissible use in this district.
07:28:54 The property in its current configuration has access on east
07:28:58 Gray Street.
07:28:58 The proposed remote drive through will be located on the
07:29:01 eastern portion of the site, and the subject is located
07:29:03 within the Westshore overlay district.
07:29:06 A design exception was granted pursuant to DE-1-13138 for
07:29:11 reduction in the front yard setback along North Dale Mabry
07:29:14 from the required minimum of 10-foot under the district, to
07:29:17 4-foot to the building location as shown on the plan.
07:29:21 That was given on March 19, 2013.
07:29:26 I will show you the zoning atlas.
07:29:28 The site shown here in green, to the north is the Wawa.
07:29:37 North Dale Mabry is located to the west, Marie to the east,
07:29:40 north "B" to the south and Gray Street to the north.
07:29:49 Here is an aerial of the site.
07:29:50 This aerial has the old, if you will remember, there were
07:29:53 two lots, and then this became Giordanos, this became the
07:29:59 second to the house on Gray that has been demoed and a new
07:30:02 bidding is under construction.
07:30:07 I will go ahead and show you some photos of the site now.
07:30:10 This is a view from Dale Mabry looking back to the
07:30:17 This is from the south of the site looking back northeast.
07:30:21 This is the property to the south.
07:30:25 Property to the north.
07:30:29 To the north at Columbus.
07:30:32 This is a view back down.
07:30:37 The rear of the property.
07:30:38 This is from the rear of the property on Marie looking west
07:30:41 toward Dale Mabry.
07:30:42 This is to the south of the property on Marie looking back
07:30:47 toward Dale Mabry.
07:30:48 This is immediately across from the property on the east
07:30:53 This is also on Marie.
07:30:55 This is looking further down Gray to the east.
07:31:03 This is the property immediately to the east of the WAWA.
07:31:07 You can see part of the WAWA was constructed there.
07:31:14 This is immediately north of the property on Gray.
07:31:20 Also to the north and back toward Dale Mabry.
07:31:23 This is immediately -- this is west it property on Dale
07:31:27 Mabry from the subject property.
07:31:29 This is also west on Dale Mabry across from the property.
07:31:41 The building setbacks are north 10-foot, south 10-foot, west
07:31:44 4.3, 4.03 and east 20.
07:31:48 The proposed request requires 17 parking spaces and 20
07:31:52 spaces are being provided.
07:31:53 The maximum building height is proposed at 39 feet.
07:31:58 There are a few modifications that do need to be made
07:32:01 between first and second reading.
07:32:02 I have provided those modifications to you on a site plan
07:32:06 revision sheet that's dated with today's date.
07:32:09 I'm happy to go through those.
07:32:12 But they really are minor modifications in relation to the
07:32:15 site layout and configuration and a couple things that have
07:32:18 been handled through permitting.
07:32:21 Staff is available for any questions.
07:32:22 >>HARRY COHEN: Thank you.
07:32:26 >> Good evening.
07:32:31 Gina Grimes with the law firm of Hill, Ward, Henderson, 101
07:32:35 Kennedy Boulevard, suite 3700, and I have been sworn and I
07:32:39 have some presentation material.
07:32:42 As you heard, the location of the proposed drive-through
07:32:52 window is at the corner of Gray and Dale Mabry Highway.
07:32:57 And it was the location of the former hops restaurant now
07:33:00 being converted to a bank, an including this drive-through
07:33:05 I want to begin by emphasizing that this proposal requires
07:33:08 no waivers.
07:33:10 None at all of this special use criteria.
07:33:12 And sometimes that's rare that we have no waivers.
07:33:15 But in this instance we do.
07:33:17 I want to quickly go through the special use criteria.
07:33:26 The first one requires direct access onto an arterial or
07:33:32 Dale Mabry Highway, but FDOT does not allow exits onto Dale
07:33:37 Mabry Highway so the access will be off of Gray Street which
07:33:41 is a local road.
07:33:42 That does not require a waiver because even though we are on
07:33:44 the major arterial, Dale Mabry Highway, we are not allowed
07:33:47 access to Dale Mabry Highway.
07:33:50 The second special use criteria requires there to be
07:33:52 adequate on-site for queuing of the vehicles.
07:33:58 We have approximately 175 feet of queuing a, provided for
07:34:02 the site.
07:34:03 We have about 100 here, about 50 here, and then about
07:34:07 another 25 more to where the drive-through windows are in
07:34:11 the rear of the site.
07:34:13 The third and final special use criteria requires that the
07:34:17 queue lane and the window be at least 50 feet from property
07:34:21 where there's a residential use.
07:34:23 You see back here, I have parked the site plan that there is
07:34:27 68 feet from our property line to the residential that's
07:34:30 directly to the east.
07:34:31 So that's more than meets the 50-foot requirement.
07:34:35 As far as GTE impact to the neighborhood, it's easy to see
07:34:39 that when we have a bank versus a restaurant, you actually
07:34:42 are decreasing the impact to the neighborhood.
07:34:45 And important to the neighborhood are the hours of
07:34:48 You have a bank that's going to be open from 8:00 to
07:34:52 6:00 p.m. maximum.
07:34:55 We are open nights and weekends which does have an impact on
07:34:58 the neighborhood.
07:34:59 So it's actually less than the impact on the neighborhood.
07:35:02 I also spoke to both neighborhood association presidents,
07:35:06 Mr. Chevaria from the Oakford Park neighborhood association,
07:35:12 and Richard Levis representing North Bon Air.
07:35:14 Neither of those neighborhood associations had any
07:35:17 objections. So given that we do meet the criteria for no
07:35:20 waivers, we have staff recommendation for approval.
07:35:25 We request your approval this evening.
07:35:27 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you very much.
07:35:27 Any questions by council members?
07:35:28 Thank you.
07:35:29 Anyone in the audience care to speak on this file, file
07:35:32 number 5, V-13-55?
07:35:38 I see no one.
07:35:39 Motion to close by Mr. Cohen.
07:35:41 Seconded by Mr. Suarez.
07:35:42 All in favor of the motion please indicate by saying aye.
07:35:44 Opposed nay.
07:35:49 Mr. Reddick, would you kindly read that ordinance?
07:35:52 >>FRANK REDDICK: Move an ordinance for first reading
07:35:54 consideration, an ordinance approving a special use permit
07:35:57 S-2 approving a drive-in, in a commercial general zoning
07:36:03 district in the general vicinity of 327 North Dale Mabry
07:36:05 highway in the city of Tampa, Florida and more particularly
07:36:08 described in section 1 hereof providing an effective date.
07:36:10 >> Second.
07:36:12 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: I have a motion by Mr. Reddick.
07:36:13 I have a second by Mr. Suarez.
07:36:15 All in favor of the motion please indicate by saying aye.
07:36:18 Opposed nay.
07:36:18 The ayes have it unanimous.
07:36:21 Thank you very much for attending.
07:36:22 Item number 6.
07:36:22 >>THE CLERK: Motion carried with Capin and Mulhern being
07:36:26 absent at vote and Mulhern being absent.
07:36:28 Second reading and adoption will be on May 2nd at 9:30
07:36:31 Thank you.
07:36:34 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Land development.
07:36:35 Item number 6 this evening is a request for a rezoning at
07:36:39 3117 West Swann Avenue.
07:36:42 The request before you this evening is from PD planned
07:36:45 development, office business professional, to PD, planned
07:36:48 development, residential single-family attached.
07:36:51 >> Good evening.
07:36:57 David Hay from the Planning Commission staff.
07:37:00 I have been sworn.
07:37:01 We move back to the central Tampa planning district for our
07:37:04 next case, which is located along Swann Avenue at the
07:37:06 northeast corner of Swann Avenue and south Matanzas Avenue,
07:37:11 just north of the Parkland Estates neighborhood.
07:37:15 Transit is provided along Swann Avenue, even though it has
07:37:20 not been designated transit corridor, connecting the subject
07:37:24 site Britton plaza, Tampa General and downtown Tampa.
07:37:29 Next we have the aerial.
07:37:31 The subject site is in the center of the map.
07:37:34 Swann Avenue is running east-west, basically divides the
07:37:39 area into two halves.
07:37:40 North of Swain we have single-family attached, multifamily
07:37:43 commercial and office uses.
07:37:45 Those primarily are on South MacDill Avenue.
07:37:48 South of Swann Avenue we have the large lot single-family
07:37:52 detached neighborhood of Parkland Estates.
07:37:55 To the west of the subject site you can make out the
07:37:57 11-store Parkland condominium building, which is right next
07:38:03 Next onto the future land use map, you see the subject site
07:38:06 in the majority of parcel located to the north, east and
07:38:09 west are designated residential 35 with the exception of the
07:38:13 Parkland condo building immediately to the west, which is
07:38:16 designated residential 83, the highest residential land use
07:38:21 category within the City of Tampa.
07:38:23 Planning Commission staff found that the request to planned
07:38:26 development zoning district to allow six single-family
07:38:29 attached residential units would be comparable and
07:38:32 compatible with the existing development pattern found on
07:38:35 the north side of Swann Avenue.
07:38:38 It would allow for additional housing choices with access to
07:38:41 convenient transit service.
07:38:43 The units closest to Swann Avenue are oriented toward Swann
07:38:47 providing additional eyes on the street which is encouraged
07:38:50 within the Tampa comprehensive plan.
07:38:52 Therefore, based on all that and the goals, objectives and
07:38:55 policies of the comprehensive plan, Planning Commission
07:38:57 staff finds the rezoning request consistent with the Tampa
07:39:00 comprehensive plan.
07:39:01 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Thanks, David.
07:39:11 What's interesting about this property is actually it went
07:39:13 from RM-24 to PD, office for business professional, was
07:39:17 never constructed, and now it's back before you as a PD to
07:39:21 go back to a residential multifamily.
07:39:24 So this was RM-24, back before it was rezoned in 2007.
07:39:30 I rezoned it to be an office and now it's back again.
07:39:33 There are two waivers being requested.
07:39:35 The first is to reduce vehicle use area buffer along the
07:39:37 west from 8 to zero, and you will see on the site plan that
07:39:41 that's where the two guest spaces are being provided, and
07:39:44 then to reduce the required use buffer along the east from
07:39:47 15-foot with a CMU wall to 13.5-foot with no fence or wall.
07:39:54 One thing I did hear from the applicant today is that they
07:39:57 would like to add a fence to the north and west in between
07:40:02 first and second reading, a 6-foot PVC fence so I do need to
07:40:08 add that to the revision sheet that was provided to you.
07:40:18 Zoning atlas shows the site in green, at the northeast
07:40:21 corner of Matanzas and Swann.
07:40:24 PD to the west, as David mentioned is the Parkland
07:40:29 Immediately to the east and the north is all RO-1 which is
07:40:33 residential office.
07:40:35 Zoning district to Gino eye center is to the east of this
07:40:42 Parkland estate is to the south on swan so within this
07:40:45 segment there is mostly fences at the rear of the property,
07:40:50 single-family residential properties that are located.
07:40:57 I believe it is shown here.
07:40:59 Again, the Parkland condominium, there is some single-family
07:41:04 attached also located within immediate proximity of the
07:41:09 subject property.
07:41:17 Here is a view of the property from Swann looking back
07:41:24 Another view.
07:41:28 On the site plan, all of these lovely trees are in the
07:41:34 Staff is asking to be retained.
07:41:36 This is moving up Matanzas moving east.
07:41:42 Toward the back of this site.
07:41:43 Again a view from Matanzas looking east.
07:41:46 This is just to the north of the subject property.
07:41:51 Back on Swann, looking east.
07:41:55 There's the general oh eye center looking west.
07:41:59 Looking south.
07:42:01 And looking south across Swann, is immediately to the west
07:42:05 of the property.
07:42:06 This is the west side of Matanzas moving north.
07:42:12 The entry to the parking, the single-family attached to the
07:42:19 This is two lots to the north on the east side of Matanzas.
07:42:28 Couldn't get them in this picture.
07:42:29 This is a very similar comment to what's being proposed.
07:42:31 It does have a central drive with the exception of the
07:42:35 project that's before you tonight will have entrances on
07:42:37 Swann, to the units with garages in the back, and then the
07:42:42 north set will be similar to use with the garage facing the
07:43:00 Here is that elevation that's being presented for the Swann
07:43:03 Avenue side of the property.
07:43:09 Staff did have some minor modifications in between first and
07:43:12 second reading.
07:43:13 One of them I mentioned to you about adding additional
07:43:16 The proposed setbacks are north 20-foot, multifamily
07:43:20 residential, south 10 feet to Swann Avenue, west 8.5 feet
07:43:25 and east 13.5 feet.
07:43:26 The total of 14 spaces are required and 14 will be provided
07:43:30 through a combination of two spaces in each of the garages
07:43:33 and two surface spaces located O on the west of the
07:43:37 The elevation is a Mediterranean revival architectural
07:43:43 The modifications staff is requesting are on pages 2 and 3,
07:43:47 and the comment was provided by stormwater that no credit
07:43:51 will be given for any existing impervious.
07:43:55 There is none on the property.
07:43:56 It's vacant.
07:43:57 It's one of the last vacant pieces along this segment of
07:44:01 As stated, it does meet the comp plan.
07:44:03 And staff has findings of the PD on pages 4 and 5.
07:44:07 We do find the request consistent.
07:44:10 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Petitioner?
07:44:32 >> I'm Kevin Mineer with the Genesis Group and 1317 Swann
07:44:39 LLC on the northeast corner of Swann and Matanzas.
07:44:43 The request is for six very attractive Mediterranean style
07:44:47 single-family detached dwelling units townhouses, and
07:44:51 there's a picture on the Elmo.
07:44:53 the request is fully consistent with the comprehensive plan,
07:44:56 and all agencies are recommending approval.
07:44:59 Comprehensive plan can consider density of up to 35 units
07:45:03 per acre.
07:45:05 Ten dwelling units on our site, and our request for six
07:45:08 units is well below the maximum allowed.
07:45:11 We have accommodated all parking on-site including visitor
07:45:15 While it's currently approved for a 5,000 square feet office
07:45:19 building, today, in comparison our proposal generates less
07:45:24 traffic and saves more trees, and these part of the reason
07:45:28 the whole issue, the buffer on the east side.
07:45:31 Some of these trees kind of straddle the line.
07:45:33 If we were to build a masonry wall we would kill those
07:45:36 trees, and the trees are the major force in this project on
07:45:41 how we move the buildings around, and get the projects
07:45:46 There are similar projects all around us, and we believe
07:45:48 that we are compatible with the neighborhood.
07:45:51 Our neighbors include an 11-story condominium to the west,
07:45:59 immediately to the west of us.
07:46:01 Several town home developments to the north.
07:46:07 A doctor's office to the west.
07:46:09 Given the built environment we believe our project is
07:46:12 consistent and compatible, and we believe it will fit nicely
07:46:16 into the surrounding neighborhood.
07:46:18 With that, I would request your approval.
07:46:20 If you have any questions.
07:46:22 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you very much.
07:46:23 Any questions by council members?
07:46:25 >>FRANK REDDICK: I have one.
07:46:26 Thank you, chair.
07:46:28 I just want to know, what are the established costs for one
07:46:35 of these units?
07:46:38 [ Laughter ]
07:46:40 >> 300,000.
07:46:42 >>FRANK REDDICK: Oh, okay.
07:46:44 Thank you.
07:46:48 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Anyone in the audience care to speak on
07:46:52 this item?
07:46:55 Item number 6?
07:46:59 Anyone in the audience care to speak?
07:47:01 Need a motion to close.
07:47:02 >> Motion to close.
07:47:04 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Motion to close by Mrs. Capin, second by
07:47:06 Mr. Suarez.
07:47:06 All in favor?
07:47:07 The ayes have it unanimously.
07:47:09 Mr. Cohen, would you kindly take number 6, please?
07:47:14 >>HARRY COHEN: Move an ordinance being presented for first
07:47:16 reading consideration.
07:47:17 An ordinance rezoning property in the general vicinity of
07:47:21 3117 West Swann Avenue in the city of Tampa, Florida and
07:47:25 more particularly described in section 1 from zoning
07:47:28 district classifications PD planned development, office,
07:47:31 business/professional to PD, planned development,
07:47:35 residential, single-family attached, providing an effective
07:47:37 >>MIKE SUAREZ: Second.
07:47:40 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: I have a second by Mr. Suarez.
07:47:41 All in favor of the motion please indicate by saying aye.
07:47:44 Opposed nay.
07:47:45 Motion passes unanimously.
07:47:47 Thank you very much.
07:47:47 And thank you for allotting the time very properly.
07:47:50 >>THE CLERK: Motion carried with Mulhern being absent and
07:47:54 Montelione being absent.
07:47:57 Second reading and adoption will be on May 2nd at 9:30 a.m.-
07:48:00 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Item number 7.
07:48:08 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Land Development Coordination.
07:48:30 Item number 7 on the agenda this evening is Z-13-20, located
07:48:35 at 3908 east 10th Avenue.
07:48:38 The request before you this evening is from CG commercial
07:48:41 general to CI commercial intensive.
07:48:44 There are no waivers as this is a Euclidean zoning request.
07:48:48 >> David Hay with the Planning Commission staff and I have
07:48:56 been sworn.
07:48:57 We stay in the central Tampa planning district for our next
07:49:00 case, which is located in the east Ybor historic
07:49:04 neighborhood at the northwest corner of north 39th
07:49:07 street and east 11th Avenue.
07:49:10 Next we move onto the aerial.
07:49:14 The subject site as always is in the center of the map.
07:49:17 As you can see the surrounding area is predominantly
07:49:20 industrial in character, and you have interstate 4 running
07:49:23 east-west at the top of the aerial and East 7th Avenue at
07:49:27 the south end of the aerial.
07:49:29 It is hard to see on the aerial, but there are some
07:49:31 scattered single-family detached uses located north and west
07:49:35 of the subject site and the few remaining residential.
07:49:41 Next onto the future land use map.
07:49:44 You can see the subject site and parcels, all designated
07:49:48 transition al use 24, which allow for a wide range of
07:49:52 intensive uses.
07:49:54 The light Gray south of the subject site are properties
07:49:58 designated as light industrial.
07:50:00 Planning Commission staff finds the request to a planned
07:50:02 development -- excuse me, to a CI zoning district to allow
07:50:08 for those uses would be comparable and compatible to the
07:50:12 intensive nonresidential uses found within the surrounding
07:50:16 Existing CI uses are located immediately to the north of the
07:50:19 subject site, while the property immediately to the west is
07:50:22 zoned industrial general.
07:50:24 Based on all that and the goals, objectives and policies of
07:50:27 the comprehensive plan, Planning Commission staff finds the
07:50:30 rezoning request consistent with the Tampa comprehensive
07:50:33 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Thanks, David.
07:50:45 The applicant is proposing to rezoning the property at 3908
07:50:48 east 10th from commercial general to commercial
07:50:51 intensive to allow for commercial sales and leaguing on the
07:50:55 property as well as other permitted commercial uses.
07:50:57 The subject property is approximately 37,164 square feet is
07:51:03 .85 of an acre.
07:51:04 There's a mix of zoning districts and uses surrounding the
07:51:08 property including industrial general to the west and south,
07:51:11 commercial general to the east and north, and small amount
07:51:13 of residential multifamily scattered along 10th Avenue.
07:51:17 Uses within close proximity to the site include warehousing,
07:51:21 very light manufacturing, and vehicle storage and repair.
07:51:25 Minimum qualifications for a CI district is 10,000 square
07:51:29 feet with a minimum lot width of 100 feet.
07:51:32 Setbacks, 10-foot, front and corner, zero foot side rear
07:51:37 In the CI zoning district the maximum height is 45 feet.
07:51:41 And the development must adhere to all City of Tampa
07:51:45 The property as shown here in green -- Mr. Cook made this
07:51:54 This is 39.
07:52:02 To the north.
07:52:03 And 10 to the south.
07:52:05 There is industrial general abutting the property
07:52:08 immediately to the west.
07:52:12 There's an aerial of the property.
07:52:23 There are some photos of the property.
07:52:28 That's from 39th looking back west.
07:52:31 This is from 11th.
07:52:35 This is north of the property.
07:52:37 North side of 11th.
07:52:39 Here is will go back.
07:52:43 This apex here with the billboard.
07:52:50 Another view down 40th and 11th.
07:52:54 This is to the east of the property.
07:52:59 This is moving down 11th to the west.
07:53:02 This is immediately north of the property.
07:53:05 Moving west.
07:53:07 Still moving west.
07:53:08 You can see I-4 in the back.
07:53:10 To the north.
07:53:13 This is another view down 11th.
07:53:16 This is the south side of 11th moving back toward the
07:53:18 subject property.
07:53:20 This is the subject property.
07:53:23 Approaching the subject property.
07:53:26 This is also the subject property.
07:53:33 This is immediately to the west of the subject property on
07:53:38 And this is also on 10th.
07:53:41 That's the same building.
07:53:46 Staff found the request consistent.
07:53:48 And I'm available for any questions.
07:53:50 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you very much.
07:53:51 Any questions by council members?
07:53:53 >> Good evening.
07:53:59 I'm the property owner and we purchased this property in
07:54:02 December, and we are rezoning from general commercial to
07:54:05 general industrial and all around the area were shown.
07:54:10 It is general industrial.
07:54:11 We just wanted to rezoning it.
07:54:13 We have a used car lot.
07:54:15 And we moved from Howard to this new property that we
07:54:24 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you very much.
07:54:25 I don't have any questions.
07:54:26 Any questions by council members?
07:54:27 Anyone in the audience care to speak on this item number
07:54:32 Mr. Reddick.
07:54:32 >>FRANK REDDICK: I don't know if petitioner had a chance to
07:54:36 receive the letter we received.
07:54:38 >> Yes, I saw the letter.
07:54:41 We are addressing it.
07:54:43 We are doing that with the zoning now.
07:54:46 We are applying for that, yes, sir.
07:54:48 >>FRANK REDDICK: I just wanted to go on record saying we
07:54:51 received this.
07:54:52 >> Yes. You gave me a copy.
07:54:54 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: A letter by Sherri and Gary Hosier, the
07:54:57 concern is proper drainage be installed and not affect their
07:55:01 >> Yes.
07:55:02 They own the building right behind.
07:55:04 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: I understand.
07:55:04 Thank you very much thank you.
07:55:06 Anyone else?
07:55:07 Need a motion to close the hearing.
07:55:08 I have a motion by Mr. Suarez.
07:55:10 I missed the Reddick.
07:55:11 Mr. Reddick seconded.
07:55:13 All in favor?
07:55:16 The hearing is now closed.
07:55:17 Mr. Suarez, would you kindly read the ordinance, please?
07:55:19 >>MIKE SUAREZ: Move an ordinance for first reading
07:55:21 consideration, an ordinance rezoning property in the general
07:55:23 vicinity of 3908 east 10th Avenue in the city of Tampa,
07:55:28 Florida and more particularly described in section 1 from
07:55:31 zoning district classification CG commercial general to CI
07:55:35 commercial intensive, providing an effective date.
07:55:40 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: I have a second by Mr. Reddick.
07:55:41 All in favor of the motion please indicate by saying aye.
07:55:43 Opposed nay.
07:55:44 The ayes have it unanimous.
07:55:46 Thank you all very much for attending.
07:55:47 >>THE CLERK: Motion carried with Mulhern being absent at
07:55:50 Montelione being absent.
07:55:51 Second reading and adoption will be on May 2nd at 9:30
07:55:58 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: You got that, the second hearing where it
07:56:00 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Item 7, Z-13 ---no,.
07:56:19 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: You just didn't did that one.
07:56:21 If you want to do it again.
07:56:22 I guarantee we'll get the same result.
07:56:24 It was unanimous.
07:56:26 >>ABBYE FEELEY: The next item on your agenda is Z-13-21
07:56:29 located at 4531, 4541 South Dale Mabry Highway.
07:56:34 Mr. Grandoff is here representing the applicant this
07:56:36 And I believe he would like to address the council.
07:56:39 >>HARRY COHEN: I will be abstaining from participating in
07:56:46 this matter and I will file form 8-B with the clerk as my
07:56:50 father is involved with the petitioner.
07:56:55 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you very much, sir.
07:56:57 >>JOHN GRANDOFF: Good evening.
07:56:58 My name is John Grandoff.
07:57:01 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Before you make your statement,
07:57:02 understand we have four council members.
07:57:05 It's your prerogative to say "yes" or "no."
07:57:06 Do you want to hear it?
07:57:09 >>JOHN GRANDOFF: We would prefer to have a full board, if at
07:57:11 all possible.
07:57:13 And we also have an objection letter from CSX railroad that
07:57:16 we would like to talk to them about.
07:57:18 We received it just this week.
07:57:20 We have not had an opportunity to show our site plan.
07:57:24 We would prefer to continue.
07:57:26 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: To what date?
07:57:29 >>JOHN GRANDOFF: May 9.
07:57:32 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: 29th of --
07:57:35 >>JOHN GRANDOFF: No, May 9.
07:57:36 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Anyone in the audience that wants to
07:57:38 speak to the continuation of item number 8 to May 9th
07:57:42 I see no -- I got one at 6:00.
07:57:45 I think I promised earlier, didn't I?
07:57:48 Anyway, I make promises that I break once in a while.
07:57:51 Only once in a while.
07:57:53 All right.
07:57:53 We'll put you right there in the top, first or second.
07:57:59 >>JOHN GRANDOFF: We'll probably have everything resolved by
07:58:01 Thank you very much.
07:58:01 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: I have a motion for continuation?
07:58:05 I have a motion by Mrs. Capin.
07:58:06 Second by Mr. Suarez on number 8.
07:58:10 All in favor of the motion?
07:58:12 The ayes have it unanimous.
07:58:13 Thank you very much, sir.
07:58:16 Item number 9.
07:58:16 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Item number 9.
07:58:26 Land Development Coordination.
07:58:27 Case Z-13-22.
07:58:30 It's located at 6807 east Adamo Drive.
07:58:33 The request before you this evening is from IH and IG, which
07:58:38 is industrial heavy and industrial general, to IG beings
07:58:42 industrial general, for commercial and light industrial
07:58:59 >>David Hay: David Hay, Planning Commission staff, and I
07:59:01 have been sworn, back in the central planning district for
07:59:04 this next one.
07:59:11 It is hard to imagine today but Adamo Drive is classified as
07:59:14 a transit emphasis corridor in the comprehensive plan
07:59:17 connecting the two downtown and Brandon activity center.
07:59:23 As you can see on the aerial, the subject site is in the
07:59:26 center of the map.
07:59:26 You can see the predominant industrial uses along the
07:59:30 You can see the cross Crosstown expressway and the Palm
07:59:32 River on the south.
07:59:34 And you can see the rail yard on the north side of the
07:59:39 And then onto the future land use map.
07:59:42 Most of it is all black.
07:59:44 That signifies the heavy industrial land use categories, and
07:59:48 the Gray represents the right for the cross Crosstown to the
07:59:53 Planning Commission staff found the proposed zoning is
07:59:57 comparable with the surrounding plan development pattern so
08:00:01 that portion of Adamo Drive, and therefore based on those
08:00:06 issues, in the policy direction provided in the Tampa
08:00:10 comprehensive plan, Planning Commission staff finds the
08:00:12 rezoning request consistent with the comprehensive plan.
08:00:15 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you very much, sir.
08:00:15 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Thanks, David.
08:00:24 The request before you this evening as I stated is from IG
08:00:26 and IH to IG, as it is all one zoning lot.
08:00:31 The Euclidean zoning request and no waivers may be requested
08:00:35 or permitted.
08:00:36 The IG district permit itself light industrial uses such as
08:00:40 manufacturing, processing, assembly, warehousing, related
08:00:44 As I mentioned, this does have a split zoning, so they are
08:00:48 going to make it all one zoning in the IG district.
08:00:53 The site contains approximately four acres, and it's
08:00:56 surrounded by heavy industrial zoning to the east and west
08:00:59 and to the north across Adamo.
08:01:12 Adamo Drive to the north, the subject property shown in
08:01:15 As you can see the front portion of this is IG.
08:01:17 The remaining is IH.
08:01:21 I believe there is a use in the IG portion that is seeking
08:01:25 expansion but cannot expand as it is not a permitted use in
08:01:28 the IH.
08:01:28 So we are going to move that IG line all the way back to the
08:01:32 end of the property.
08:01:33 IG also to the south across.
08:01:41 As you can see on the aerial, there is an existing building
08:01:47 The rear portion is the warehousing kind of use.
08:02:02 Here is a picture of the subject site from Adamo looking
08:02:06 A little bit closer up.
08:02:10 This is the side and rear of the property.
08:02:15 That is the east side of the property.
08:02:18 This is the use to the west.
08:02:23 This is also moving westbound Adamo.
08:02:26 To the east is good year.
08:02:31 This is west down Adamo.
08:02:33 On the north side of Adamo, there are different warehousing
08:02:36 and industrial uses in that area.
08:02:44 Staff found the request consistent.
08:02:48 >> Could you show the front of the property again, please?
08:02:50 Thank you.
08:03:00 Thank you.
08:03:19 >> Petitioner?
08:03:20 >> Good evening, Mr. Chairman, members of council.
08:03:23 My name is Mark Bentley, 201 North Franklin Street, Tampa
08:03:28 In light of the fact that all the agencies have unanimously
08:03:31 supported the petition, we would simply request that council
08:03:34 approve same, and if you have any questions I will gladly
08:03:38 attempt to answer those.
08:03:39 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Any questions by council members?
08:03:40 Anyone in the audience care to speak on this item, item 9,
08:03:45 I see no one.
08:03:46 I need a motion to close.
08:03:48 Motion to close by Mrs. Capin beings seconded by Mr. Cohen.
08:03:51 All in favor?
08:03:52 The ayes have it unanimously.
08:03:53 Hearing is now closed.
08:03:57 Thank you very much.
08:03:59 Ms. Capin, item number 9, please.
08:04:06 >>YVONNE CAPIN: An ordinance being presented for first
08:04:08 reading consideration.
08:04:10 An ordinance rezoning property in the general vicinity of
08:04:13 6807 and 6815 east Adamo Drive in TEH city -- how do you
08:04:25 pronounce that, T-E-H?
08:04:28 Oh, "the."
08:04:30 I never heard of that.
08:04:32 [ Laughter ]
08:04:34 "the city."
08:04:43 Do you want me to start from the beginning?
08:04:46 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: No, I got to that point.
08:04:48 >>YVONNE CAPIN: In the city of Tampa, Florida, and more
08:04:53 particularly described in section 1 from zoning district
08:04:56 classifications IH industrial heavy to IG industrial general
08:05:01 to IG industrial general, commercial/light industrial use,
08:05:06 providing an effective date.
08:05:07 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: I have a motion by Mrs. Capin.
08:05:09 I have a second by Mr. Reddick.
08:05:10 All in favor of the motion please indicate by saying aye.
08:05:13 Opposed nay.
08:05:14 Yes, ma'am.
08:05:14 >> Legal department.
08:05:17 I apologize for the misspelling in the title.
08:05:21 We will have that fixed between first and second reading and
08:05:23 I would not consider that as language that would prohibit
08:05:26 this from going forward.
08:05:29 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you very much.
08:05:29 >>THE CLERK: Motion carried with Montelione being absent.
08:05:32 Second reading and adoption will be on May 2nd at 9:30
08:05:37 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Item 10.
08:05:40 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Land Development Coordination.
08:05:51 What I would like to do, if I may, Mr. Cohen, is open both
08:05:57 10 and 11 together.
08:05:59 They are related.
08:06:00 And --
08:06:02 >>HARRY COHEN: They are both already open so go ahead.
08:06:04 >>ABBYE FEELEY: I will explain a little bit about that
08:07:28 Let me just explain if I may for a moment your zoning atlas.
08:07:33 The piece here in green is item 11, which is the next item.
08:07:37 But what's most important here is that PD here is actually
08:07:42 this top piece, and this piece here.
08:07:45 This is the water walls church piece.
08:07:48 And let me show you now on the PD that that PD actually
08:07:58 That's that piece on Columbus there.
08:08:00 And the piece to the south there.
08:08:01 And then this is the OP-1 that was not included in this
08:08:13 original PD.
08:08:14 So that leaves a piece to the PD that is kind of an orphan.
08:08:19 So what we are going to do in these next two applications is
08:08:22 we are going to address the whole bottom piece and also the
08:08:25 top piece.
08:08:26 So we'll talk about both of those.
08:08:34 The 23 is the south piece located at 2511 north Grady Avenue
08:08:39 and 3860 west Columbus drive.
08:08:44 There's just one other piece to all those pieces, and that
08:08:47 is that in that OP-1 portion, a special use was already
08:08:52 granted for multifamily residential.
08:08:53 So what the PD before you tonight is doing is doing a
08:08:57 comprehensive development plan with that bottom piece of the
08:09:00 PD, and the OP-1.
08:09:04 And the OP 1 is somewhere where the special use is granted
08:09:07 for multifamily units, and then they acquire the property to
08:09:11 the north, the PD piece.
08:09:12 This is really phase 1 and phase 2 of the multifamily
08:09:16 We are doing one PD in order to make it one comprehensive
08:09:19 development plan for that entire property.
08:09:25 The second application you are going to hear is the PD to CI
08:09:28 for the north piece of property, back to CI, just lake the
08:09:32 piece to the east of it.
08:09:37 That south piece, the request before you tonight is from
08:09:41 OP-1 office professional and planned development to PD
08:09:45 planned development for residential multifamily.
08:09:47 And there are a couple of waivers associated with that.
08:09:51 David says lay this out and keep going and come back for the
08:09:57 content part.
08:09:58 Sorry about that.
08:09:58 There are four waivers being requested.
08:10:00 The first is to reduce the required use buffer along the
08:10:03 east, which on that east side is a recent rezoning you did,
08:10:07 which was the Green Iguana and days INN that went back to CI
08:10:13 zoning and also Jerry Ulm dodge is located over there.
08:10:16 On the east side they are asking for 15-foot from 6-foot
08:10:20 high masonry concrete wall to 8-foot and on the staff report
08:10:23 it says no fence or wall, but I have been told by Mr. Horner
08:10:27 that they are going to have a six-foot PVC fence that will
08:10:32 run that eastern side.
08:10:34 For that waiver, I adjusted on the revision sheet with
08:10:38 handwriting to correct that.
08:10:40 Also, a small portion of that eight foot goes down to four
08:10:44 foot where the solid waste truck needs to turn around.
08:10:47 The second waiver is to reduce the required multifamily
08:10:50 green space from 350 a unit to 175.78 square feet a unit for
08:10:57 parcel 1, which is that northern parcel.
08:11:00 The third is to increase the maximum building setback along
08:11:03 north Grady because it is within the Westshore overlay
08:11:06 district, which gives them a maximum of 20-foot for their
08:11:09 setback on Grady.
08:11:11 But there is a utility easement there that doesn't allow
08:11:13 them to be up to 20 feet, so they are increasing that to 32
08:11:18 And lastly, it's to increase the percentage of protected
08:11:21 trees removed from the property from 75%, which is what the
08:11:24 Westshore overlay allows to 80%.
08:11:29 The petitioner -- it is a 10.78-acre site and they are
08:11:35 requesting in total 557 multifamily units, 300 units on the
08:11:41 north and 257 units on the south, or what we are referring
08:11:45 to the north and south parcels.
08:11:49 I did indicate the special use to be 12-259, the units on
08:11:55 the south.
08:11:56 Let me go ahead through my presentation.
08:12:02 I think you all are familiar now with -- talking about here,
08:12:19 the large PD, that west development is a mixed use
08:12:25 As many of you are familiar with that, Pricewaterhouse
08:12:32 Coopers, and over here to the east beings which I just
08:12:35 talked to you about, this PD is now CI.
08:12:39 This is the old Green Iguana, days INN, a PD, and we have
08:12:45 commercial uses also in between them.
08:12:47 Residential single-family is located to the immediate south
08:12:51 of here.
08:12:57 Here is the aerial of the site.
08:13:00 You will see the existing sanctuary building does scan both
08:13:06 those pieces, administrative here and there was parking that
08:13:10 surrounded the property.
08:13:12 There is no access from Grady south.
08:13:16 And I'll show you some pictures of the newly completed
08:13:19 garage here.
08:13:21 So the main entrance ingress and egress to the property will
08:13:24 be office Grady Avenue.
08:13:27 There is also no access to the east.
08:13:29 Everything will center on
08:13:39 I have a lot of pictures for you.
08:13:41 I will try to go quickly through them.
08:13:43 Let me show you very quickly how I did, and there will be
08:13:49 reference how we are moving.
08:13:50 I am going start back at the southern-most portion of the
08:13:53 I am going to work my way up.
08:13:56 I am also going to oh show you some pictures from this side
08:14:01 looking north and also look back toward Dale Mabry.
08:14:04 I will also show you some pictures from that west portion.
08:14:08 And then I also show some pictures of the church and the
08:14:12 multifamily residence.
08:14:17 This is at the south end of Grady looking over toward Dale
08:14:20 And I'm moving north along Grady.
08:14:32 Is still moving north along Grady east toward Dale Mabry.
08:14:51 Moving north.
08:14:55 This is the site of the sanctuary building.
08:14:57 Still moving north toward Columbus.
08:15:01 And that would be the front of the property on Columbus
08:15:04 looking toward the east.
08:15:08 So this will be the portion that will become IC in the next
08:15:17 Again looking east toward Dale Mabry.
08:15:19 Now on Columbus looking south back toward the property.
08:15:26 D.O.T -- It's a little difficult.
08:15:34 Going back down into this section of the property, this is
08:15:40 the southeast corner looking north.
08:15:44 This is the southeast corner looking back west toward the
08:15:50 This is at that southeast corner looking east toward Dale
08:15:59 This is where Columbus starts to turn into boycott and that
08:16:03 west property.
08:16:03 This is also looking back east toward -- you see the Water
08:16:10 Walls sign there.
08:16:11 This is at the south end, where this garage has just been
08:16:18 finished as part of their development.
08:16:28 The PD setbacks are as follows.
08:16:30 The north would be 25 feet.
08:16:31 30-foot east.
08:16:33 75-foot south which would be adjacent to single-family
08:16:37 residential, and west 32 feet.
08:16:40 There are four-story buildings being proposed at the maximum
08:16:43 height of 51 feet.
08:16:45 Total parking of 963 spaces is required for the 557 units
08:16:51 beings and 980 space are being provided through a
08:16:55 combination of two structure garages, one on the north and
08:16:58 one on the south as well as some surface spaces that are
08:17:00 going to be located on that main interior entry drive as you
08:17:04 come into the project.
08:17:06 We do have some minor modifications that are being
08:17:11 And I have provided those on a revision sheet, as well on
08:17:16 the bottom of your revision sheet you will see that the
08:17:18 applicant is requesting to add some things to the site plan
08:17:23 per discussion with their neighbors.
08:17:27 So that being said, Planning Commission, David.
08:17:34 >> David Hay again with your Planning Commission staff.
08:17:45 Abbye has gone through a lot of the aerial.
08:17:47 We will just quickly hit on the Westshore planning district.
08:17:51 It also falls within the mixed use urban village, defined
08:17:59 within the comprehensive plan, and also within the Westshore
08:18:04 business center.
08:18:05 Onto the future land use map.
08:18:08 The subject site and parcels to the north, east and west are
08:18:11 all designated regional mixed use 100.
08:18:14 The most intensive land use category outside the central
08:18:18 business district.
08:18:19 This is the map of the first case.
08:18:21 The second case is this parcel right here.
08:18:23 Again, that's in the regional mixed use 100.
08:18:26 The blue to the north is the public quasi-public, Tampa
08:18:30 International Airport.
08:18:31 And to the south, we have the residential 10 reflecting the
08:18:36 single-family detached development pattern within this
08:18:38 portion of the Carver City, Lincoln Gardens neighborhood.
08:18:43 Planning Commission staff found the proposed two rezonings
08:18:48 to allow for the development multifamily residential and the
08:18:52 CI on the northern piece would be comparable and compatible
08:18:56 to the division understood the mixed use 100 future land use
08:19:01 The plan development would provide for residential within
08:19:04 close proximity to planned employment center and commercial
08:19:08 services, proposed residential development would also be in
08:19:12 close proximity to existing transit service along Columbus
08:19:15 That's also for the CI.
08:19:18 Which connects the transit service connects this site to the
08:19:20 international mall and Westshore mall.
08:19:24 The CI used on the northern piece would allow for bide range
08:19:29 of commercial uses within an area of the city which is
08:19:32 envisioned for those type uses, and based on all those
08:19:35 issues and the goals, objectives and poses within the
08:19:38 comprehensive plan, the Planning Commission staff find both
08:19:41 rezoning applications consistent with the Tampa
08:19:44 comprehensive plan.
08:19:51 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you very much.
08:19:52 >> Michael Horner for the record, 14502 North Dale Mabry
08:20:01 highway, suite 200, Tampa 33608.
08:20:03 I have been sworn representing applicant. With me this
08:20:05 evening is Lucas Carlos from Hampton Engineering as well.
08:20:14 I know it's getting late.
08:20:21 And I think Abbye did a very thorough presentation, and
08:20:24 We have been working on this project for well over a year.
08:20:28 As Abbye mentioned this went through an S-1 special use
08:20:31 approval for, I think, 259 apartments on the south portion.
08:20:37 This section, the south phase.
08:20:39 That now has come into unified PD for the additional
08:20:43 apartments for a total of 557.
08:20:45 My client was not aware that without walls was going to sell
08:20:51 their entire holdings and an opportunity came up late last
08:20:54 We grabbed that opportunity, placed that property understood
08:20:57 We advised the city we would be amending this plan.
08:20:59 Abbye said put it all together as one unified PD.
08:21:03 We think it came together well.
08:21:04 This is an urban village design.
08:21:07 About half the density of the RMU 100 regional mixed use,
08:21:11 one of the most intensive if not the most intensive plans in
08:21:15 your city plan.
08:21:16 These are multi-story buildings, four and five stories.
08:21:20 These will be luxury apartments.
08:21:23 These will only take access to Grady Avenue.
08:21:27 It will have no connectivity to the south, which is a
08:21:30 concern of Carver City and Lincoln Gardens.
08:21:36 Also, Mr. Ulm to the east did not want to have an
08:21:39 opportunity for any potential cross access to the east.
08:21:42 I did have a meeting with Jerry yesterday.
08:21:45 He sent us a letter of approval.
08:21:47 We agree to a 6-foot high fence, also additional tree
08:21:51 plantings along our entire eastern boundary.
08:21:55 That's within the buffer area beings proposed phases
08:22:00 Council members, this is a well-deserved project in terms of
08:22:06 the marketing timing.
08:22:08 This is an urban mixed use village concept.
08:22:15 Marketed to the upper income.
08:22:17 Double income, no kids, families, who want three bedrooms as
08:22:21 well, and do not want to buy a house, and want to have the
08:22:24 opportunity to live where they work.
08:22:25 This is an employment center corridor with the primary
08:22:29 transit corridor.
08:22:30 We have the airport nearby.
08:22:32 These units will range from 557 square feet for a studio up
08:22:36 to 1400 square feet, rent ranges from 1100 a month to $2300
08:22:43 a month.
08:22:44 Full resort amenity, full clubhouse, Wi-Fi business center.
08:22:50 Also use sod opportunities for landscape, hardscape features
08:22:53 along Grady Avenue.
08:22:55 We are working with city landscape and park section to do
08:22:58 additional plantings.
08:22:59 We will be replacing 156 trees on-site.
08:23:02 That does not include the additional trees proposed along
08:23:08 the east side.
08:23:14 I have for the record as well, a pro forma package from rich
08:23:18 man group of over 15 years.
08:23:21 Over 18,000 units under management.
08:23:24 They are one of the top ten developers for park communities
08:23:27 in the country.
08:23:28 We have reached out to the community.
08:23:30 We have worked closely with staff.
08:23:32 We do have a few waivers as Abbye mentioned.
08:23:34 One of those because of the reference to the trash compacter
08:23:41 access which is here, we have to bury this waiver
08:23:47 approximately four feet and back up to a 15-foot that we are
08:23:53 I woulds also add what we call phase 1, this is only going
08:23:58 to be an emergency access for fire vehicles.
08:24:02 This will not be a drive-through, paved asphalt pavementway,
08:24:06 and therefore it will appear to be pervious, but stabilized
08:24:10 surface for emergency vehicles.
08:24:12 We appreciate working with staff.
08:24:16 We would be happy to answer any questions.
08:24:21 >>YVONNE CAPIN: To the south, where the property abuts the
08:24:23 residential, what is there?
08:24:26 What is proposed for there?
08:24:28 How close are those houses?
08:24:31 They look very close.
08:24:32 I just want to know what your planning to do.
08:24:38 >> There is a drainage beings stormwater right-of-way that
08:24:50 City of Tampa has.
08:24:52 We have not had any discussions specifically.
08:24:55 The discussions I have had with Mr. Harvey of Carver City
08:24:58 Lincoln Gardens, no one asked for, requested any additional
08:25:02 We are certainly amenable and receptive to that.
08:25:05 But we will have some planting description on the -- strips
08:25:09 on the south side.
08:25:11 We have not completed our formal landscaping plan yet.
08:25:13 So that will be a green space.
08:25:15 Then they have their backyard with their fence proposed as
08:25:18 existing and they have a rear yard orientation inward.
08:25:21 They don't have access to the north.
08:25:23 Access to the south.
08:25:27 >>YVONNE CAPIN: There's a drainage culvert between the
08:25:30 property and the residents?
08:25:32 >> Yes.
08:25:36 We could not get any closer to that area.
08:25:39 It's about 50 feet in total that will not be built upon.
08:25:45 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Okay.
08:25:46 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Any other questions by council members?
08:25:47 Anyone in the audience care to speak on this item?
08:25:50 Mr. Reddick?
08:25:51 >>FRANK REDDICK: I just want to make sure I am clear
08:25:54 because one of the biggest concerns Rayed to me about Grady
08:25:57 Avenue, did I hear you correctly that you will not be
08:26:02 traveling through Grady Avenue adjacent to their property?
08:26:09 >> Yes.
08:26:09 We terminate at the south property line of Grady Avenue,
08:26:14 right here.
08:26:15 >>FRANK REDDICK: And the last question, one of the big
08:26:20 concerns I had -- and I think it was mostly towards the
08:26:22 property where Dr. Harvey lives, where they wanted some type
08:26:27 of wall.
08:26:30 I don't know if you all reached agreement, but an issue of
08:26:34 concern -- --
08:26:39 >> To the east?
08:26:42 >> To the south, where --
08:26:46 >> We have not entered into any of those discussions or
08:26:49 Mr. Harvey has not indicated that in his e-mail or phone
08:26:52 call with me.
08:26:53 Again we are receptive of talking to them.
08:26:55 But we have not received any requests made.
08:26:58 >>FRANK REDDICK: Okay.
08:27:00 Thank you.
08:27:01 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Anyone in the audience care to speak on
08:27:03 this item?
08:27:04 I see no one.
08:27:05 I need a motion to close.
08:27:06 >> Move to close.
08:27:19 >> I just want to be clear so Councilman Reddick understands
08:27:22 the plan does not -- a wall locate on the southern property
08:27:26 In order to add a fence or wall in a PD situation must be
08:27:29 placed on the plan now.
08:27:30 So that is not one of the modifications being requested in
08:27:35 between first and second reading by the applicant, or by
08:27:39 staff at this time.
08:27:40 So I just want to be clear.
08:27:42 Thank you.
08:27:45 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: I had a motion to close, I believe, by
08:27:47 Mr. Suarez.
08:27:48 Seconded by Mr. Cohen.
08:27:49 All in favor of the motion please indicate by saying aye.
08:27:51 Opposed nay.
08:27:52 The ayes have it unanimously.
08:27:54 I believe Ms. Mulhern, would you kindly read number 10,
08:27:59 >>MARY MULHERN: I move an ordinance being presented for
08:28:04 first reading consideration, an ordinance rezoning property
08:28:07 in the general vicinity of 2511 north Grady Avenue and 3860
08:28:12 west Columbus drive in the city of Tampa, Florida and more
08:28:15 particularly described in section 1 from zoning district
08:28:18 classifications OP-1, office professional, and planned
08:28:22 development, PD, to PD, planned development, residential,
08:28:26 multifamily, providing an effective date.
08:28:27 >> Second.
08:28:29 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: I have a motion by Mr. Mulhern, a second
08:28:31 by Mr. Suarez.
08:28:32 All in favor of the motion?
08:28:34 The ayes have it unanimously.
08:28:36 Thank you all very much collect clerk motion carried with
08:28:38 Montelione being absent.
08:28:40 Second reading and adoption will be on May 2nd at 9:30
08:28:45 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Item number 11.
08:28:46 File Z-13-24.
08:28:58 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Land Development Coordination.
08:29:00 Item number 11 is that northern piece we just talked about,
08:29:03 the PD portion.
08:29:04 That would remain, so we need to put it back to another
08:29:09 zoning district to allow future development.
08:29:10 The request before you tonight is from PD to CI commercial
08:29:14 It does meet all the minimal qualifications, 10 that you
08:29:19 square foot lot with a minimum lot width of 100 fat.
08:29:22 There are no waivers being requested.
08:29:25 I did show you the photos of this site, and the last
08:29:33 northern piece, Columbus to the north, Grady to the west,
08:29:36 Dale Mabry oaf to the -- staff is available for any
08:29:41 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you.
08:29:45 I believe the Planning Commission spoke about that.
08:29:47 We spoke just a few minutes ago.
08:29:50 >> Mike horner, 14052 Dale Mabry Highway.
08:29:55 I have been sworn.
08:29:56 No waivers.
08:29:57 Going to be a future restaurant upscale.
08:29:59 Some of the corridor uses out there that will relate
08:30:01 directly to the multifamily residence proposed.
08:30:04 Be happy to answer any questions.
08:30:06 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you very much.
08:30:06 Any questions by council members?
08:30:08 Anyone in the audience care to speak on this item, item
08:30:10 number 11, file Z-13-24?
08:30:13 I see no one.
08:30:14 I have a motion to close by Mrs. Capin, seconded by Mr.
08:30:17 All in favor of the motion?
08:30:19 The ayes have it unanimously.
08:30:20 Mr. Cohen, would you kindly take number 11, please.
08:30:23 >> Move an ordinance being presented for first reading
08:30:26 consideration, an ordinance rezoning property in the general
08:30:28 vicinity of 3860 west Columbus drive in the city of Tampa,
08:30:34 Florida and more particularly described in section 1 from
08:30:37 zoning district classifications PD planned development to CI
08:30:43 commercial intensive providing an effective date.
08:30:44 >> I have a motion by Mr. Cohen, a second by Mr. Suarez.
08:30:48 All in favor of the motion?
08:30:50 The ayes have it unanimously.
08:30:53 Number 12 cannot be heard.
08:30:55 We did that earlier.
08:30:56 Item number 13.
08:30:57 >>THE CLERK: On item 11, motion carried with Montelione
08:31:05 being absent.
08:31:07 Second hearing will be on May 2nd at 9:30 a.m.
08:31:12 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Item 13.
08:31:18 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Land development.
08:31:19 Item number 13 is the last case before you this evening
08:31:22 located at 1502, 1508 and 1510 North Westshore Boulevard.
08:31:27 The request before you this evening is from OP-1 office
08:31:30 professional to CI commercial intensive.
08:31:34 This is the Euclidian rezoning request, and no waivers may
08:31:37 be requested or granted.
08:31:39 >> Good evening, council members.
08:31:43 David Hay with your Planning Commission staff.
08:31:46 We stay over in the Westshore planning district again for
08:31:49 this one, which is slightly to the west, further over onto
08:31:53 Westshore Boulevard.
08:31:57 We have the aerial.
08:31:59 The last case was over here to the right.
08:32:01 You can see Tampa international, Westshore Boulevard, and
08:32:05 all the commercial uses to Jefferson high school.
08:32:09 Finally, onto the future land use category.
08:32:15 The pinkish color is all the regional mixed use 100, and
08:32:19 then we have the airport compatibility planning, future land
08:32:25 use designation to the west.
08:32:28 Overall Planning Commission staff found the proposed
08:32:30 rezoning to commercial intensive would allow for the uses
08:32:33 that are comparable and compatible to the development
08:32:35 pattern envisioned understood the regional mixed use 100
08:32:38 future land use category.
08:32:39 The rezoning would not create any negative impacts on
08:32:42 adjacent uses and would promote a greater mixture of uses
08:32:45 within the Westshore business center.
08:32:47 Therefore based on those issues and the goals, objectives
08:32:49 and policies within the comprehensive plan, Planning
08:32:51 Commission staff finds the rezoning request consistent with
08:32:54 the comprehensive plan.
08:32:58 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you.
08:32:58 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Thanks, David.
08:33:09 This property is located at the northwest corner of Laurel
08:33:14 and Westshore Boulevard.
08:33:16 Many of you are familiar with this.
08:33:23 This is the fidelity building.
08:33:24 Fidelity is located here.
08:33:26 And then Starbuck's and the laser eye center is also located
08:33:30 in that area.
08:33:32 The applicant came to us.
08:33:36 The property is shown here.
08:33:39 It's OP 1 to the south.
08:33:40 PD to the north.
08:33:42 PD to the north.
08:33:45 The container store.
08:33:47 It recently opened.
08:33:49 M.A.P. 4 to the immediate west of this property.
08:33:52 The applicant came to us, and they are looking for a new
08:33:55 tenant fortify dealt building on there, looking at a retail
08:33:59 center, and retail is not an allowable use in the OP-1
08:34:03 zoning district.
08:34:04 So what is before you tonight is to go from OP-1 which is
08:34:08 office professional to CI, commercial intensive, to allow
08:34:11 for retail use on the property.
08:34:15 Which office is an allowable use of CI, but retail is not an
08:34:19 allowable use in OP.
08:34:21 So here is -- you have the subject property.
08:34:24 I gave you this shot because it is difficult to take a photo
08:34:32 trying to look back at the actual structure.
08:34:35 So there is a shot.
08:34:36 Here is my photo.
08:34:40 This is the northern part of the property.
08:34:48 Look down -- Main Street.
08:34:59 This is moving west along Laurel.
08:35:04 There's parking, office building immediately behind, moving
08:35:08 west, the restaurant, and there's a hotel at the end.
08:35:14 This is immediately to the south.
08:35:17 And this is looking north on Westshore of the property.
08:35:23 And then this is across the street.
08:35:29 Also on the east side of Westshore.
08:35:31 And this is immediately across the street on the east side
08:35:34 of Westshore.
08:35:38 The application meets all of the minimum criteria. Staff
08:35:40 did find the request consistent.
08:35:43 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Thank you.
08:35:44 >> I'm the petitioner, Hamilton hunt.
08:35:56 I represent the partnership of the property.
08:35:58 I live at 307 in the harbor circle here in Tampa, Florida.
08:36:03 I think Abbye basically stipulated what we have.
08:36:06 The original zoning on that property was C-2.
08:36:10 The original use on that property, if you might remember
08:36:13 from Tampa way back, it was King's furniture store and the
08:36:20 proposed use now is another furniture store.
08:36:22 So we are just bringing it back to what it originally was.
08:36:25 Actually, I think that's a more appropriate use of the
08:36:28 property than the office building, because of some parking
08:36:30 issues that they had there in the past with the furniture,
08:36:33 we are going to need less parking intensive.
08:36:36 All the particular neighbors are of the same type of uses.
08:36:40 You have Kress which abuts the property.
08:36:42 Actually our building with the Starbuck's center, M.A.P. 4
08:36:46 which would allow -- it's sort of an inconsistency there on
08:36:50 the front.
08:36:53 You have the restaurant, et cetera.
08:36:55 I think you are familiar with that area and we are very
08:36:58 consistent with that.
08:37:00 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Any questions by council members?
08:37:01 Anyone in the audience care to speak on this item, item
08:37:03 number 13, Z-13-43?
08:37:06 I see no one.
08:37:07 I need a motion to close.
08:37:10 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Motion to close.
08:37:11 >>MIKE SUAREZ: Second.
08:37:12 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: All in favor?
08:37:15 The ayes have it unanimously.
08:37:16 Mr. Suarez, would you read the ordinance, please?
08:37:18 >>MIKE SUAREZ: I present an ordinance for first reading
08:37:21 consideration, an ordinance rezoning property in the general
08:37:24 vicinity of 1502, 1508, and 1510 North Westshore Boulevard
08:37:30 in the city of Tampa, Florida, and more particularly
08:37:34 described in section 1, from zoning district classification
08:37:39 OP-1, office professional, to CI, commercial intensive,
08:37:43 providing an effective date.
08:37:44 >>HARRY COHEN: Second.
08:37:46 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: I have a motion by Mr. Suarez.
08:37:48 I have a second by Mr. Cohen.
08:37:49 All in favor of the motion?
08:37:52 Motion passes unanimously.
08:37:55 Second reading?
08:38:00 >>THE CLERK: Motion carried with Montelione being absent.
08:38:03 Second reading an adoption will be will be on May 2nd at
08:38:08 9:30 a.m.
08:38:10 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: 14 was continued.
08:38:11 Information reports from left to right.
08:38:12 Mr. Cohen?
08:38:13 >>HARRY COHEN: No, thank you.
08:38:15 >>MARY MULHERN: I have nothing.
08:38:17 >>FRANK REDDICK: No, Mr. Chairman.
08:38:25 >>YVONNE CAPIN: I don't have anything today.
08:38:27 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: That's all right.
08:38:27 >>MIKE SUAREZ: Thank you, chair.
08:38:32 This morning, I had mentioned in our CRA meeting about the
08:38:35 passing of judge Don Castor.
08:38:38 Mr. Cohen had made a suggestion that we bring it up tonight,
08:38:41 and maybe send a letter from council to the caster family on
08:38:47 behalf of us for a great public service, great judge, great
08:38:52 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Great humanitarian.
08:38:54 Very nice guy.
08:38:55 Second by Mr. Reddick.
08:38:56 All in favor of the motion please indicate by saying aye.
08:38:59 Opposed nay.
08:39:00 Motion passes unanimously.
08:39:01 I need a motion to receive and file.
08:39:03 >> So moved.
08:39:05 >>CHARLIE MIRANDA: Motion by Mr. Suarez, second by Mr.
08:39:07 All in favor of the motion?
08:39:10 Motion passes unanimously.
08:39:11 Anything else?
08:39:12 Any of you 500 people like to come up one at a time?
08:39:17 We stand adjourned.
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