Tampa City Council
Thursday, November 14, 2013
5:30 p.m. session
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05:37:07 [Sounding gavel]
05:37:09 >>HARRY COHEN: Good evening, everyone, and welcome to
05:37:12 tonight's meeting of the Tampa City Council.
05:37:14 Roll call, please.
05:37:15 >>MIKE SUAREZ: Here.
05:37:18 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Present.
05:37:18 >>FRANK REDDICK: Here.
05:37:20 >>HARRY COHEN: Here.
05:37:21 >>LISA MONTELIONE: Here.
05:37:22 >>HARRY COHEN: Okay.
05:37:25 Before we start, let me read into the record this memorandum
05:37:28 from Chairman Miranda.
05:37:29 Please be advised that hill be unable to attend the City
05:37:32 Council evening session on Thursday, November 14th, as I
05:37:35 will be out of the city.
05:37:37 I would appreciate my absence being read into the record.
05:37:41 We are going to start tonight.
05:37:45 We had some changes to our agenda.
05:37:46 We are going to start tonight with items 2, 3 and 4.
05:37:50 And then we are going to return and do one and -- 1 and 5
05:37:55 and then follow that by item 12.
05:37:57 And then we are going to take a short recess and finish the
05:38:00 rest of the agenda.
05:38:01 So with that, we will start with item number 2.
05:38:05 I need a motion to open public hearing items 2, 3 and 4.
05:38:10 >> So moved.
05:38:11 >> Second.
05:38:11 >>HARRY COHEN: We have a motion from Councilman Reddick,
05:38:15 seconded by Councilman Suarez.
05:38:16 All in favor please indicate by saying aye.
05:38:21 Item number 2.
05:38:27 >>TONY GARCIA: Planning Commission staff.
05:38:28 I would like to preface my presentation and give you a brief
05:38:32 overview very quickly of the amendments you will be hearing
05:38:35 this evening.
05:38:36 Item number 2, in addition to item number 6 on your agenda,
05:38:42 are small scale amendments.
05:38:44 They only require council action and do not have to be
05:38:47 submitted for state and regional review.
05:38:50 Items 3, 4 and 5 did have to go for state and regional
05:38:55 And they will be presented in accordance so all. Amendments
05:39:01 we have for you this evening, all five amendments, will be
05:39:04 going to first adoption hearing this evening.
05:39:20 The first amendment before you is a small scale amendment.
05:39:22 This was privately initiated.
05:39:24 This is known as Tampa comprehensive amendment in the Avenue
05:39:32 of -- the request is a small scale amendment.
05:39:39 Therefore not subject to state and regional review.
05:39:44 The change to go from residential 10 to residential 20.
05:39:48 The site is located in the central planning district.
05:40:00 This is one. Three district that offers the most
05:40:03 opportunity for growth, redevelopment and job creation.
05:40:08 Getting you a little bit into the particulars of the site,
05:40:11 give you some context with this aerial.
05:40:13 Here is the site, which is located on the northeast -- on
05:40:17 the southeast corner of the intersection of hider and Webb,
05:40:23 approximate to the intersection of Tampa Bay Boulevard and
05:40:30 Himes Avenue which obviously can be seen by Raymond James
05:40:32 stadium directly to the west, and the news station to the
05:40:39 north of the site.
05:40:39 The site is it presently vacant land.
05:40:44 Let me show you some aerials of the site.
05:40:47 Here is the north view.
05:40:48 There's Raymond James stadium to the west.
05:40:50 To the north, the television station.
05:40:51 The site is here to the south of the road.
05:40:58 Here is the south perspective.
05:41:01 This is the subject property.
05:41:05 And then if one were to go to the east from the property.
05:41:12 And another east perspective, a little more direct.
05:41:22 Future land use request in the categories, Raymond James
05:41:26 stadium, the Sports Authority, public-semi-public.
05:41:34 The TV station to the north has a land use designation of
05:41:39 mixed use 35, and this down here which is just south of
05:41:42 Tampa Bay Boulevard and Himes Avenue the subject of the plan
05:41:46 amendment that came about six or seven years ago, I believe,
05:41:50 to go to the 35.
05:41:52 Other land use categories on this particular block, and I am
05:41:55 going to focus on this block because that's where the site
05:41:58 is at, are a little darker color here, and residential 35
05:42:02 land use category.
05:42:03 This is residential 20.
05:42:05 The subject site has a land use category of residential 10.
05:42:09 If it goes to residential 20 as being proposed, staff will
05:42:15 eliminate any residential 10 on this particular block.
05:42:18 As you can see, these are the only three pieces that have
05:42:21 that category.
05:42:22 This particular category has consideration for low density
05:42:27 and low intensity uses, office uses, or neighborhood
05:42:30 commercial uses.
05:42:34 So this is what the site will look like so you have of a
05:42:37 complete block, has residential 20 or residential 35 on it.
05:42:47 What are the impacts?
05:42:48 To go from residential 10 to residential 20, right now the
05:42:51 floor area ratio is .35 to go to a .5 F.A.R.
05:42:56 The density position to density unit to the gross acre, and
05:43:04 where they could build four units, under the new category,
05:43:08 Under nonresidential uses they currently build 6700 square
05:43:13 feet nonresidential use.
05:43:15 Under the proposed residential 20 it could go to a little
05:43:18 over 9500 square feet.
05:43:25 There were no objections from the agency, with the
05:43:28 comprehensive plan.
05:43:29 It was consistent with the following comprehensive plan,
05:43:33 objectives and policy, promoting transition and scale.
05:43:37 The development was reflective of the neighborhood
05:43:39 character, access to support of multi-modal options.
05:43:42 There is a multi-modal station north oh of the site.
05:43:49 And of course to encourage pedestrian oriented development
05:43:54 in the central planning district.
05:43:56 Staff's recommendation was to be find the proposed map
05:43:58 amendment consistent with the goals, objectives and poses of
05:44:01 the comprehensive plan.
05:44:03 That concludes my presentation of this particular plan
05:44:05 >>HARRY COHEN: Mr. Garcia, we can ask the petitioner to
05:44:15 come up if there are no questions from come up members.
05:44:18 >> Ed Turanchik here on behalf of Armando Roche, I think you
05:44:31 know them as members of long standing in our community as
05:44:34 well as Polanski who owns property on the southern part
05:44:41 where the land use goes, it's one third R-10 and two-thirds
05:44:46 R-20 and we think the creators no one is quite sure why that
05:44:54 area was R-10 versus R-20.
05:44:57 So we are here to ask for unified land use treatment.
05:45:02 The Roches are looking for redevelopment on that lot.
05:45:10 It will the be something in the future but right now we are
05:45:12 just here for the land use change.
05:45:14 We fully support the Planning Commission's analysis and
05:45:20 Armando and Sharon are here if you have any questions, or in
05:45:23 support of it.
05:45:24 And that concludes our comments and presentation.
05:45:27 Thank you.
05:45:27 >>HARRY COHEN: Is there anyone from the public who would
05:45:31 like to comment on this item, item number 2?
05:45:34 >>FRANK REDDICK: Move to close.
05:45:38 >>HARRY COHEN: I don't think our petitioner would like time
05:45:41 to rebut but I think I have to ask him anyway.
05:45:46 Okay, thank you.
05:45:47 We have a motion to close by Councilman Reddick, seconded by
05:45:51 Councilwoman Montelione.
05:45:52 All those in favor please indicate by saying aye.
05:45:57 Mr. Suarez, would you please take item number 2?
05:45:59 >>MIKE SUAREZ: I present an ordinance for first reading
05:46:06 consideration, an ordinance amending the compromises Tampa
05:46:09 comprehensive plan land use map for the property located in
05:46:11 the general vicinity of the southwest corner of southwest
05:46:14 Heiter Street and North Webb Avenue, 4004 North Webb Avenue
05:46:22 from residential 10, to residential 20, providing for repeal
05:46:29 of all ordinances in conflict, providing for severability,
05:46:32 providing an effective date.
05:46:32 >> Second.
05:46:35 >> Motion by Councilman Suarez, Seconded by Councilman
05:46:36 All those in favor?
05:46:38 >>THE CLERK: Motion carried with Miranda and Mulhern being
05:46:42 Second reading and adoption will be on December 5th at
05:46:45 10 a.m.
05:46:46 >>HARRY COHEN: Thank you very much.
05:46:49 Mr. Garcia, item number 3.
05:46:53 >>TONY GARCIA: Planning Commission staff.
05:46:55 The second amendment before you this evening is one of three
05:46:59 that I told you were subjected to state review.
05:47:05 All text amendments, land use amendments, are subject to
05:47:09 state and regional review.
05:47:10 The next two that will be presented to you are text
05:47:13 amendments to the comprehensive plan.
05:47:15 This one is identified as Tampa comprehensive plan amendment
05:47:20 A second amendment to the housing amendment of the
05:47:23 comprehensive plan.
05:47:28 This was publicly initiated by the Planning Commission in
05:47:29 cooperation with the Land Development Coordination of the
05:47:29 City of Tampa. This is a text amendment, subject to state
05:47:33 and regional review.
05:47:34 This is changed to existing language in housing elementary
05:47:38 chapter 4 of the Tampa comprehensive plan.
05:47:40 We did have the transmittal hearing in September which was
05:47:44 followed today by adoption hearings.
05:47:47 So what do we have?
05:47:48 The purpose of the amendment is the existing language in the
05:47:51 comprehensive plan does not further the intent. Plan as it
05:47:58 relates to this particular housing need.
05:48:00 The new language will further clarify the location purpose
05:48:03 and establishment of the community serving use.
05:48:05 The proposed changes are the following: Objective 26.18,
05:48:10 provide a clearer description of those groups in need of
05:48:13 this use, which is congregate living, which resulted in the
05:48:18 deletion of existing language, in policy 26 .18.2.
05:48:22 In policy 26.18.1 clarifying what services this use should
05:48:29 have access to, to health related entities, proximate to
05:48:37 this nature, and the use should have relative environment,
05:48:42 uses such as this are located within established residential
05:48:45 So we want to make sure that the form of scale with the
05:48:53 existing character.
05:48:55 And to facilitate how the size of each is determined, the
05:48:59 actual number of beds is what we are talking about here.
05:49:01 The new language replace it is language in policy 26 .18.2,
05:49:08 so that means 26 .1.3 shall be totally deleted.
05:49:12 And that's upside down.
05:49:21 As it relates to planned consistency, encourages appropriate
05:49:27 housing options for especially 1.36.3, modification of land
05:49:34 use regulation to accommodate changing lifestyles, policy
05:49:38 This also addresses the demographic trends providing a range
05:49:41 of housing choices consistent with objective 26.17.
05:49:44 This allows fair housing choice, access to housing to
05:49:47 protected classes, which includes the elderly, especially
05:49:51 the elderly as you can see here, policies 26.17.1, 26.17.5.
05:49:57 Renovation of structures for housing needs of special
05:49:59 populations, policy 64.2.3.
05:50:04 Cannot stress to you all enough, the clarifying language
05:50:08 that we have given you, and in plan amendment reports.
05:50:12 And this particular type of use has been in great demand,
05:50:21 and accommodate the growing needs we felt we needed to
05:50:25 facilitate the existing language
05:50:33 Planning Commission staff found the request, Tampa
05:50:35 comprehensive plan 13.05 consistent with the Tampa
05:50:40 comprehensive plan.
05:50:41 We did not receive any objections from any of the reviewing
05:50:46 agencies that did provide us comments in return.
05:50:51 That concludes my presentation on this plan amendment.
05:50:54 >>HARRY COHEN: Is there anyone from the public who would
05:50:56 like to address council regarding item number 3?
05:50:59 >> Move to close.
05:51:05 >> Second.
05:51:06 >>HARRY COHEN: Motion to close by Councilman Reddick,
05:51:09 seconded by Councilman Montelione.
05:51:11 All in favor?
05:51:32 The hearing is now closed.
05:51:33 Councilwoman Capin, would you please take item number 3?
05:51:39 >>YVONNE CAPIN: An ordinance being presented for first
05:51:41 reading consideration, an ordinance amending the Tampa
05:51:45 comprehensive plan, housing element to provide guidance to
05:51:49 the development of special needs housing and congregate
05:51:57 living -- oh, my, my glasses, I'm sorry.
05:52:00 I'm in denial, sorry.
05:52:03 Congregate living facilities, providing for repeal of all
05:52:06 ordinances in conflict, providing for severability,
05:52:09 providing an effective date.
05:52:09 >>HARRY COHEN: We have a motion from Councilwoman Capin,
05:52:15 seconded by Councilman Suarez.
05:52:17 All in favor?
05:52:19 >>THE CLERK: Motion carried with Miranda and Mulhern being
05:52:23 Second reading, the adoption will be on December 5th at
05:52:27 10 a.m.
05:52:30 >> Item number 4.
05:52:33 >>TONY GARCIA: Planning Commission staff.
05:52:33 The next amendment before you, this is known as Tampa
05:52:38 comprehensive plan amendment 13-06, also a text amendment.
05:52:44 The future land use element provided in chapter 3 of your
05:52:49 That is a publicly initiated amendment, a text amendment,
05:52:53 state and regional review.
05:52:55 This is the future land use element chapter 3.
05:52:58 We did have the transmissional -- transmittal hearing.
05:53:02 We did receive a review from state and regional agencies and
05:53:07 now before you for the adoption of this hearing.
05:53:09 We did not change any policies.
05:53:11 We changed some of the development standards relating to the
05:53:14 characteristics of these two future land use designations,
05:53:19 specifically SMU-3 and SMU-6, suburban mixed use 3 and
05:53:24 suburban mixed use 6.
05:53:25 They are almost exclusively located in the north planning
05:53:28 district. City of Tampa which again is not a growth
05:53:33 district, the north and south districts are what we call
05:53:35 more stable districts and offer the opportunity for in-fill
05:53:39 development, which is what we are looking at over here.
05:53:43 The present language that's being considered for
05:53:45 modification is in the future land use element under the
05:53:48 development standards section for the aforementioned
05:53:53 regulations, it will maximize potential for undeveloped
05:53:56 properties under these designations while protecting those
05:53:59 environmentally sensitive lands prevalent in that area.
05:54:01 That's one of the characteristics of most of the lands north
05:54:05 of Fletcher Avenue.
05:54:08 Quite a bit of them are interspersed with environmentally
05:54:10 sensitive lands, which makes development a little more
05:54:15 This does make the process and determining potential
05:54:17 development with the urban mixed use categories of using
05:54:22 floor area ratio over density calculation.
05:54:25 This will clearly establish that future development must be
05:54:28 consistent in scare and character in the area.
05:54:33 Let's say we are going to use SMU 3 calculation F.someone
05:54:37 wants to go ahead and realize that three units to an acre
05:54:41 and they haven't been able to realize that because they had
05:54:43 too much environmental land but they still have some
05:54:45 uplands, we are going to be able to allow them by use of
05:54:48 floor area ratio to maximize their upland buildability
05:54:52 potential for residential use, as long as it's similar in
05:54:56 scale and character to the surrounding environment.
05:54:59 That's the most important aspect of it.
05:55:02 So for both categories, this is the changed language.
05:55:07 Projects may being determined either by density or floor
05:55:10 area ratio whichever calculation is more beneficial to the
05:55:13 If the floor area ratio is applied to a residential project
05:55:16 to obtain maximum density potential shall be consistent in
05:55:22 character and scale with the surrounding residentially built
05:55:25 That is consistent with the application of form-based codes
05:55:28 which is what the city has embarked on right now as far as
05:55:32 looking at new areas, or areas that need to be given special
05:55:36 attention to.
05:55:37 >>HARRY COHEN: Councilwoman Montelione has a question.
05:55:40 >> You can finish your question, Mr. Garcia.
05:55:44 >> I'm done.
05:55:47 >>LISA MONTELIONE: What I am just concerned about is he we
05:55:53 are doing this so that people who have property are unfairly
05:56:01 restricted from developing that, whether they want to put a
05:56:04 house, or any other type of development, but at the same
05:56:09 time, it's one of the few areas in the city having just
05:56:13 heard this morning our urban forestry management plan, it's
05:56:17 one of the few areas in the city that does still have wide
05:56:22 open swaths of environmentally sensitive land, which you
05:56:28 just mentioned.
05:56:29 So the sentence or part of the sentence that says
05:56:35 development shall be consistent in character and to scale
05:56:37 with the surrounding residentially built environment, when
05:56:42 you have large swaths of environmentally sensitive land, you
05:56:46 don't have a lot of surrounding residentially built
05:56:51 So what is the benchmark going to be for meeting the
05:57:00 comprehensive plan condition, if this should be approved?
05:57:05 >>TONY GARCIA: There's a lot of characteristics to look at
05:57:07 when you are going to have something like this come in.
05:57:09 Most of the lands that come in for development normally have
05:57:13 to apply certain different types of building standards that
05:57:17 they might have to cluster your sites in many cases.
05:57:20 They may have to create cul-de-sacs.
05:57:22 We look at those types of characteristics to make sure, and
05:57:25 also the types of lot configurations that are built.
05:57:28 You are going to have a little larger type of lot predicated
05:57:31 on what the development standard is.
05:57:32 Again, this sew three dwelling issue, predominantly.
05:57:36 >> Oh, I was going to say, because it's not always the case
05:57:40 because sometimes when you want to maximize the upland use,
05:57:44 even though the surrounding areas may have typically larger
05:57:48 lots, you are going to do the smaller lots because that's
05:57:50 what you can fit.
05:57:51 >> Right.
05:57:52 You will have to cluster and you will have to go similar in
05:57:54 The idea is not to build anything that's going to be totally
05:57:57 out of character.
05:57:57 A lot of larger homes on large lots is not characteristic of
05:58:03 the area.
05:58:03 We November that.
05:58:04 So based upon the philosophy of the area.
05:58:08 So we take it into consideration.
05:58:10 It will have to be done on a case-by-case basis.
05:58:14 The beauty of this, though, is since we are talking about
05:58:16 scale in character, and the rezoning application comes in,
05:58:19 we already are going to know, and Ms. Feeley will know when
05:58:22 she does the rezoning applications all the surrounding
05:58:25 developments that there are to begin with, because really
05:58:27 there's not that many large swaths of undeveloped land left
05:58:31 up to the north of Fletcher, so this is really to give an
05:58:33 opportunity for those smaller developments that are going to
05:58:36 come in and probably do anything from 24 to 16.
05:58:40 The annexation before you this evening is probably one of
05:58:42 the last remaining larger swaths and that's only about 150
05:58:46 Everything else is going to be a lot smaller, even up in
05:58:51 K-bar ranch that they pieced that out quite a bit.
05:58:54 So out aren't going to see anything major where people come
05:58:57 in and try to take advantage of, try to get a realization of
05:59:01 20 DUs to the acre which is totally unrealistic for the
05:59:05 And we have that protection already by saying you have got
05:59:08 to be in character with what the density is.
05:59:10 >> But if there's nothing built it's hard to bring up
05:59:14 And you brought up K-bar ranch. Is this going to affect
05:59:19 future development in K-bar?
05:59:20 Or is that already --
05:59:22 >> Well, K-bar, there's still pieces in K-bar that have not
05:59:26 come in for rezoning so there's some PDAs that have come
05:59:29 in but it may impact them in respect if they haven't come in
05:59:33 and actually gotten entitlement for their rezoning.
05:59:36 They could tapping this into consideration.
05:59:37 But at the same time, that being said, they are still going
05:59:41 to have to meet the intent of reaching.
05:59:44 This is to reach the three.
05:59:47 If they go to a four and they go to a seven, that's only
05:59:49 going to be applicable if they are going to meet
05:59:52 transportation requirements.
05:59:53 They are still going to have to meet all the other
05:59:55 requirements and still be in character with the surrounding
05:59:58 built-in environment.
06:00:00 But their concerns should be allayed to a degree and
06:00:05 finishing my presentation by telling that you DEO had no
06:00:08 presentation with this,D.O.T. had some comments that you are
06:00:12 probably going to have to do some transportation, they are
06:00:16 concerned obviously with the transportation affects, but
06:00:19 standard operating procedures, they do their transportation
06:00:21 impact at point of rezoning, not during the plan amendment
06:00:24 process. But that protection is there to ensure there's not
06:00:28 going to be anything that's going to be developed that's
06:00:29 going to be adverse in character or functionality to that
06:00:32 particular area.
06:00:33 >> Thank you.
06:00:37 >>TONY GARCIA: Sure.
06:00:40 The other change was additional layers for the SMU 6
06:00:43 category south of Fletcher.
06:00:45 This is recommended solely for low intensity input.
06:00:49 There's maybe two acres of SMU 6 south of Fletcher, and
06:00:53 those really are just low intensity office in-fill projects.
06:01:00 There's nothing from a residential aspect that's been built
06:01:03 south of Fletcher with this particular land use designation.
06:01:06 So as it relates to planned consistency, residential mix odd
06:01:13 pedestrian and bike friendly located on certain road
06:01:16 networks, policy
06:01:18 2.6 and 2.7, to make sure throws land, 1.3, preserve land
06:01:26 for planned for residential purpose to accommodate future
06:01:29 land growth while considering the impact of growth on
06:01:32 adjacent areas, policies 18.3.1, 18.3.2, and making sure
06:01:38 that uses are protected -- projected to meet the needs of
06:01:42 the residents, 18.4.6 and 18.4.9.
06:01:47 We received comments back from DEO, no one had raised any
06:01:52 objections. There were some comments that we will forward
06:01:54 to Land Development Coordination for the rezoning process.
06:01:57 That concludes my presentation.
06:01:59 Thank you.
06:01:59 >>HARRY COHEN: Thank you, Mr. Garcia. Is there anyone from
06:02:04 the public that would like to address council about this
06:02:06 item number 4?
06:02:07 >> Moved.
06:02:12 >> Second.
06:02:13 >>HARRY COHEN: Motion to close by Councilman Reddick,
06:02:16 seconded by Councilwoman Capin.
06:02:18 Councilman Reddick, would you please read item number 4?
06:02:22 >>FRANK REDDICK: Thank you, Mr. Chair.
06:02:25 Presented for first reading consideration, an ordinance
06:02:27 amending Tampa comprehensive plan, future land use element,
06:02:31 future land use plan categories of suburban mixed use-3 and
06:02:35 suburban mixed use-6 to clarify how residential density may
06:02:39 be calculated for a project development, providing for
06:02:43 repeal of all ordinances in conflict, providing for
06:02:46 severability, providing an effective date.
06:02:47 >> Second could.
06:02:50 >>HARRY COHEN: Motion from Councilman Reddick, seconded by
06:02:54 Councilman Suarez.
06:02:55 All in favor?
06:02:56 >>THE CLERK: Motion carried with Miranda and Mulhern being
06:03:02 Second reading and adoption will be on December 5th at
06:03:05 10 a.m.
06:03:06 >>HARRY COHEN: We are going to move back to items 1, 5 and
06:03:10 12 are related.
06:03:11 So we will take items 1 and 5 first, and then we will have a
06:03:17 quasi-judicial public hearing for item number 12.
06:03:20 So item number 1.
06:03:23 Let's open 1 and 5 first, since they are non-quasi-judicial
06:03:28 and then we'll do the other ones.
06:03:31 >>MIKE SUAREZ: Move to open items 1 and 5.
06:03:34 >>HARRY COHEN: Seconded by Councilwoman Montelione to open
06:03:37 items 1 and 5.
06:03:38 All in favor?
06:03:48 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Land Development Coordination.
06:03:50 Items number 17, 5 and 11 are a series -- is it 11 or 12?
06:03:58 >> 12.
06:03:59 >> Okay.
06:04:00 1, 5 and 12 are all applicable to the same property.
06:04:03 It is a voluntary annexation, which subpoena bringing
06:04:06 property into the city.
06:04:07 There's a comp plan amendment, which is giving that property
06:04:10 then a comprehensive plan designation, and the last to
06:04:14 rezoning that will entitle the property.
06:04:20 Other than that, I have an aerial and everything that goes
06:04:25 with the rezoning, and not so much the comp plan amendment.
06:04:30 We could talk about it that the way if you would like to do
06:04:32 that and have it all heard all together, and voted on
06:04:38 separately as an annexation.
06:04:42 >>HARRY COHEN: Let me put the question, Mr. Shelby, should
06:04:45 we go ahead and open item 12 and then talk freely about all
06:04:49 three interchangeably?
06:04:50 Or should we go ahead and do items 1 and 5 and then do the
06:04:54 zoning separately, in your opinion?
06:04:55 >>MARTIN SHELBY: Well, I don't think it should be a problem
06:05:06 if you swear in the witnesses for number 12 and take them
06:05:10 all together.
06:05:11 I think that would probably -- do you have any objection to
06:05:18 >> I don't have any objection to that but we do have to take
06:05:21 them in sequential order, the comp plan, then the rezoning.
06:05:25 >> We will do that but let's go ahead and open item 12.
06:05:29 And that way -- we have a motion from councilwoman
06:05:32 Montelione, seconded by Councilman Reddick.
06:05:35 All those in favor --
06:05:36 >>MIKE SUAREZ: Before we go, excuse me, we have two
06:05:41 non-quasi-judicial and one quasi-judicial.
06:05:44 Is it better to go ahead and just do the other ones first?
06:05:49 It does seem like we might be mixing apples and oranges in a
06:05:54 >>GINA GRIMES: We can do it that way.
06:05:55 >>MARTIN SHELBY: If that's the case and if that's council's
06:05:58 pleasure, there's separate criteria for how you weigh your
06:06:03 decision, and you have to apply the evidence that you hear
06:06:06 >>MIKE SUAREZ: For the purposes of the record as to us
06:06:10 doing all together to their not quasi-judicial and one that
06:06:17 >> Why don't we just go ahead and do the first two as
06:06:23 And then we can move into the third.
06:06:24 >>HARRY COHEN: We'll go ahead with the original plan then.
06:06:27 >>MIKE SUAREZ: I apologize, chair.
06:06:29 >>HARRY COHEN: That's fine.
06:06:31 Number 1.
06:06:32 We'll do that one first.
06:06:42 >>GINA GRIMES: Mr. Shelby, would you mind handing those --
06:06:45 thank you.
06:06:47 For the record, Gina Grimes, with the law firm of Hill,
06:06:50 Ward, Henderson, 101 East Kennedy Boulevard.
06:06:54 Our firm represents Taylor Morrison of Florida, which is the
06:06:59 applicant in this proceeding.
06:07:04 You need another one?
06:07:07 Taylor Morrison of Florida is the applicant in this
06:07:10 They actually have a contract to purchase the property
06:07:12 that's the subject of the annexation.
06:07:19 These are three separate petitions, and they are
06:07:24 There are various different maps in the materials that I
06:07:29 have provided you.
06:07:30 But I am going to begin with this one, which is the
06:07:33 annexation map.
06:07:34 We are going to start with the annexation.
06:07:36 The property is in the New Tampa area.
06:07:40 It is west of county road 581, just to orient you, this is
06:07:46 Wharton high school right here. They is to the west of
06:07:49 Wharton high school.
06:07:50 This is Grand Hampton development up here.
06:07:53 And then West Meadows down here.
06:07:55 So it's in between the two.
06:07:59 You will see on this map that I have that there is a portion
06:08:04 of the property that already lies within the City of Tampa.
06:08:08 The yellow portion is 21.5 acres.
06:08:11 It's already located in the City of Tampa.
06:08:13 The area in green excluding this piece right here is the
06:08:18 property that still lies within Hillsborough County, and
06:08:20 that's the property we are seeking to annex into the city,
06:08:24 about 148 acres.
06:08:26 The overall acreage for both yellow and the green is about
06:08:31 170 acres, and the project will be on the 170 acres.
06:08:35 But for purposes of this annexation we are just talking
06:08:37 about the green area which is 148 acres.
06:08:39 >>LISA MONTELIONE: You mentioned the green area.
06:08:45 Part of the green area is marked not included.
06:08:47 >> Correct.
06:08:50 >> Please explain that.
06:08:51 >>GINA GRIMES: That area is not a portion of the property
06:08:54 that Taylor Morrison is purchasing.
06:08:56 That property is being retained by the current owner which
06:09:02 is Busch junction enterprises, sometimes made up of various
06:09:06 members of the Greco family, because the parcel is sometimes
06:09:08 referred to --
06:09:11 >> The Greco parcel, because you said the green area. Is
06:09:13 that included in the annexation?
06:09:15 >> No.
06:09:16 Not in the annexation nor the comp plan amendment nor the
06:09:20 They are keeping it and it's not part of this development
06:09:23 >>LISA MONTELIONE: I just wanted to clarify because you
06:09:26 said the green area.
06:09:27 >> Everything except what is marked as not included.
06:09:30 So it's the 148 acres that we are seeking to annex into the
06:09:34 Typically when you have these annexations especially in New
06:09:37 Tampa they are usually accompanied by a development
06:09:39 agreement and an annexation agreement, and a lot of times
06:09:42 the reason for that is because there are development
06:09:45 incentives, that the developer is asking for to annex the
06:09:50 property into the city N.this case that's not true.
06:09:52 The developers have not asked for any development incentive.
06:09:56 They are moving forward with their own plan of development,
06:09:58 and they intend to do -- to construct all. Mitigation
06:10:03 that's required on their own.
06:10:07 The purpose of the annexation is to bring all of the
06:10:10 property into one jurisdiction, rather than having property
06:10:12 that's partially in the city and partially in the county, it
06:10:15 brings it all into the city.
06:10:16 And the reason it's being brought into the city is because
06:10:18 it's already in the city's water and sewer service area, and
06:10:22 because the only access point into this parcel, which is
06:10:27 Royal Hampton Boulevard right here, is a city road.
06:10:33 And that road dead-ends right into the project.
06:10:36 So it's served by city street, has city water and sewer.
06:10:41 That's the reason its being annexed into the city.
06:10:44 As stated in our annexation narrative, the proposal that we
06:10:48 will discuss later during the rezoning is to develop the
06:10:51 project with about 425, up to 425 dwelling units.
06:10:56 Those dwelling units will be single-family dwelling units
06:10:59 but they are comprised of the normal detached single-family,
06:11:05 semi attached and then attached units.
06:11:09 Taylor Morrison is proposing this project in somewhat unique
06:11:13 in the New Tampa area.
06:11:15 They have a similar project down in large that is targeted
06:11:18 towards -- Lakewood Ranch, targeted towards empty-nesters
06:11:24 that want smaller lots but not necessarily smaller homes.
06:11:26 You will see when we get to the rezoning there are smaller
06:11:29 lot sizes but the homes are not necessarily smaller and they
06:11:32 also include a lot of outdoor areas.
06:11:34 And the reason they thought that the New Tampa area was
06:11:36 appropriate for this kind of project is because these kinds
06:11:41 of individuals that buy these homes like now could be closer
06:11:44 to their children and grandchildren, many of whom live in
06:11:47 the New Tampa area, and so that's why they selected this
06:11:51 Under the statute, whenever there is a voluntary annexation
06:11:56 like this there are now only two requirements.
06:11:58 They are required that the area be contiguous to the
06:12:01 jurisdictional limits. City, which obviously it is.
06:12:04 There's city to the north and city to the south, city to the
06:12:07 east and city to the west.
06:12:08 So it is contiguous, and it's compact meaning it's in a
06:12:13 small area and not spread out.
06:12:14 It's also required by the statute that when you annex
06:12:18 property like this that part or all of it has to be intended
06:12:22 for development, and the definition in the statute at least
06:12:27 two people per acre, which would rarely meet.
06:12:31 That with your staff reviews a proposal what they look for
06:12:34 is whether or not there's adequate public facilities to
06:12:36 serve the proposed development that's requested to be
06:12:40 annexed, and in this situation all the staff found there is
06:12:44 adequate public facility, water, sewer, streets, drainage,
06:12:48 stormwater, transportation, et cetera.
06:12:51 And none of the departments had any objection.
06:12:55 That completes my presentation just on the annexation
06:12:59 I don't not if you want to hold off on closing the hearing
06:13:03 or taking any action on it until we go through all three of
06:13:07 It's up to you.
06:13:08 >>HARRY COHEN: I think that we should deal with them one at
06:13:11 a time, and we should ask for public comment on the
06:13:15 annexation and then deal with the annexation and then move
06:13:18 on to item 5.
06:13:19 So with that I would like to ask anyone in the public,
06:13:23 unless there are any questions or comments --
06:13:26 >>FRANK REDDICK: Just one question.
06:13:28 Do you have any visual about the Lakewood Ranch that's going
06:13:33 to be a similar project like Lakewood Ranch?
06:13:35 Do you have a visual on that?
06:13:37 >>GINA GRIMES: I was going to do that.
06:13:39 I know I have enough material to spend the rest of the night
06:13:42 reviewing it.
06:13:43 But that was the one thing I did not bring.
06:13:46 I apologize.
06:13:46 >>FRANK REDDICK: Looking for a specific --
06:13:52 >>GINA GRIMES: But I do have representatives from -- we have
06:13:57 Dave Truxton, the developer's representative from Taylor
06:14:02 Morrison, and I'm sure he will be able to tell you a little
06:14:05 more about that product.
06:14:07 >> I was just looking at small yards and larger homes, but
06:14:11 similar to what this project is going to be and I just
06:14:13 wanted to see what it looked like.
06:14:14 >> And I think we probably should not deal with of that
06:14:18 during the annexation, though.
06:14:22 So anyone else before we go to the public?
06:14:25 Is there anyone from the public that would like to address
06:14:27 council, only on item 1, which is the annexation?
06:14:31 If there is anything related to the rezoning, we'll hear
06:14:36 that when we actually deal with that item in a few minutes.
06:14:39 >> Jeffrey Blank, Indian Rosewood Drive.
06:14:51 I'm not sure if it would fall under this or the rezoning so
06:14:54 I apologize.
06:14:56 Regarding the traffic study for that property.
06:14:58 >>HARRY COHEN: That is the rezoning, and this is exactly
06:15:01 why I asked.
06:15:03 This is exactly why I thought that it might be cleaner to
06:15:06 open all three.
06:15:07 But since we did not, let's hold off until the zoning and
06:15:10 we'll talk about that then.
06:15:11 >> Joseph Caetano.
06:15:18 I live in Grand Hampton off of County Line Road.
06:15:21 This is just for the rezoning?
06:15:25 >>HARRY COHEN: Right now we are just talking about the
06:15:27 We will be talking about the rezoning next.
06:15:29 And if you would like to comment we'll open the public
06:15:32 comment for that.
06:15:34 >> Are you going to then move to the rezoning?
06:15:36 >> We are going to vote on the annexation but it's only the
06:15:39 first reading so there will be a second.
06:15:41 >> Well, it's important.
06:15:43 I'm not against the annexation.
06:15:45 But I don't want to see the city come up and grab a million
06:15:49 and a half dollars of tax money and take it downtown,
06:15:53 because we bought land when I was on this council for a fire
06:15:59 house, 1.285 million.
06:16:04 Now there, was an accident the other night in front of
06:16:07 Burger King, which is right around the corner.
06:16:10 And behind that, 486 apartment houses.
06:16:15 And the Hammocks have 500 town homes.
06:16:18 And Grand Hampton is approaching a thousand homes.
06:16:21 The firemen said, where is station 23?
06:16:25 It's supposed to be built.
06:16:28 The city put up a sign there when we bought that land, they
06:16:31 were so proud that they bought that land for $17,285,000.
06:16:37 I happen to take a -- 1.285 million.
06:16:43 The only thing they have there now is no trespassing, city
06:16:47 We need a fire house.
06:16:48 If we are going to annex another 400 homes into that area,
06:16:53 we need that.
06:16:54 And I understand the attorney -- I didn't hear the
06:16:58 presentation but I understand she has committed to a red
06:17:01 light out on County Line Road, and what do you call it, a
06:17:07 streetlight to light up that area.
06:17:10 >> That's part. Rezoning so we need to talk about that --
06:17:13 >> Okay.
06:17:15 I'll come back.
06:17:16 >>HARRY COHEN: Is there anyone else from the public that
06:17:18 wishes to talk to council only about the annexation, which
06:17:21 then is on first reading only?
06:17:25 There is not.
06:17:25 Is there anything additional from council members?
06:17:30 We have a motion to close from Councilman Reddick, seconded
06:17:34 by councilwoman Montelione.
06:17:36 All those in favor please indicate by saying aye.
06:17:41 All right.
06:17:41 Councilwoman Mulhern, would you please take item number 1?
06:17:45 >>MARY MULHERN: I move an ordinance presented for first
06:17:52 reading consideration, an ordinance relating to the
06:17:53 voluntary annexation to the city of Tampa, Florida and
06:17:58 municipal corporation existing under the laws. State of
06:17:59 Florida, of certain unincorporated lands generally located
06:18:03 west of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, north of New Tampa
06:18:06 Boulevard, east of interstate 75 and south of east County
06:18:10 Line Road, and consisting of approximately 148 acres of
06:18:15 land, property, annexing the property to the City of Tampa,
06:18:24 voluntary petition, extending the boundary lines of the City
06:18:27 of Tampa including the property, providing an effective
06:18:29 >> Second.
06:18:31 >>HARRY COHEN: We have a motion from Councilwoman Mulhern,
06:18:33 seconded by Councilman Suarez.
06:18:35 All in favor indicate by saying aye.
06:18:39 >>THE CLERK: Motion carried with Miranda being absent.
06:18:41 Second reading and adoption will be on December 5th at
06:18:44 10 a.m.
06:18:44 >>HARRY COHEN: We are going to move on now to item number
06:18:49 >>David Hay: Planning Commission staff.
06:18:54 Your next amendment for your review is plan amendment 13-04,
06:19:00 future land use amendment to the future land use map in the
06:19:03 City of Tampa.
06:19:06 The plan amendment is a privately initiated map amendment
06:19:10 consisting of approximately 148 acres of land in the New
06:19:12 Tampa area, the subject site, as we just saw currently
06:19:17 within the annexation process.
06:19:19 The property currently has a future land use designation of
06:19:22 the neighborhood mixed use 4, 3, which is a unique category,
06:19:28 unincorporated county.
06:19:29 Some areas are designated four units per acre but this one
06:19:32 was under an overlay which only allows for three units per
06:19:39 That's again for the unincorporated Hillsborough County.
06:19:42 The applicant is requesting annexation suburban mixed use 3
06:19:48 future land use category.
06:19:51 First, let me or intercept you to the site.
06:19:54 We have already heard it's up in the New Tampa area so it
06:19:58 falls within our New Tampa planning district.
06:20:00 The subject site as you can see is located in the northern
06:20:02 portion. City of Tampa just west of Bruce B. Downs.
06:20:06 Once annexed the site will be located again within the New
06:20:09 Tampa planning district.
06:20:13 Let's zoom in a little to give you a little better idea of
06:20:16 the surroundings.
06:20:17 Basically, the dark blue line snaking its way through the
06:20:21 map is the current City of Tampa jurisdictional boundary.
06:20:26 That's right here.
06:20:29 The City of Tampa is located to the west, south and north of
06:20:32 the subject site with unincorporated county being on the
06:20:38 In a that unincorporated county includes the Wharton high
06:20:42 school property.
06:20:43 And properties located further east.
06:20:47 Across Bruce B. Downs.
06:20:48 Those are all in unincorporated Hillsborough County.
06:20:51 The large purple property to the east again is Wharton high
06:20:57 Some of the commercial uses represented by the lap
06:21:01 consistent a are along Bruce B. Downs Boulevard.
06:21:04 To the south we see the yellow representing the
06:21:06 single-family detached residential within The Landings and
06:21:09 the estates subdivision.
06:21:11 All the brown on the map is actually community-owned
06:21:13 property such as open space, wetlands or amenity buildings.
06:21:18 And finally to the north, we have some other residential
06:21:20 planned communities such as the Grand Hamptons and Brentwood
06:21:27 Onto the aerial.
06:21:28 You can see the surrounding development pattern.
06:21:31 The pattern is appraise dominantly detached and attached
06:21:35 single-family uses.
06:21:36 You can see Bruce B. Downs along the east or right side of
06:21:38 the aerial.
06:21:39 Most of the development along Bruce B. Downs is commercial
06:21:43 in character, with some office uses and multifamily
06:21:47 You can also see some of the wetlands located on-site, and
06:21:50 the trout creek corridor along the eastern property
06:21:54 boundary, right here.
06:22:01 Onto to the existing future land use map.
06:22:03 Here you can see the subject site designated mixed use 4-3,
06:22:09 similar to the properties to the east of the subject site
06:22:11 within unincorporated Hillsborough County.
06:22:13 The blue located to the east is the public, semi-public land
06:22:17 use category associated with Wharton high school.
06:22:21 The ever so slightly darker pink located to the south of the
06:22:24 subject site is suburban mixed use 6.
06:22:27 Future land use category within the City of Tampa, and the
06:22:30 reddish pink color to the north and west all are within the
06:22:34 City of Tampa, the existing suburban mixed use 3.
06:22:42 Here is the future land use map.
06:22:45 The proposed amendment if approved tonight, you can see the
06:22:47 subject site.
06:22:48 If the site is approved for the urban mixed use 3 future
06:22:52 land use category the same as what's located to the north.
06:22:59 Now let's look at the overall impacts.
06:23:02 As you can see, overall development, maximums would remain
06:23:05 the same.
06:23:06 There would be a slight reduction in office, the potential
06:23:10 for office square footage, neighborhood mixed use 4-3 does
06:23:14 allow consideration of .35 floor area ratio for office or
06:23:17 mixed use development.
06:23:20 That is not a scenario that is permitted within the City of
06:23:24 So all the development would be at the .25 floor area ratio.
06:23:29 These numbers do not reflect anytime of the environmental
06:23:32 found on-site and maximums would probably be lower once
06:23:34 those environmental features are delineated.
06:23:40 Overall, a number of agencies reviewed the request, and none
06:23:46 expressed any concerns related with the proposed amendment.
06:23:49 Some comments were received regarding transportation issues,
06:23:53 and those are usually not dealt with at the plan amendment
06:23:55 stage but the rezoning.
06:24:00 Overall, Planning Commission found the map amendment
06:24:03 consistent with a number of comprehensive planned objectives
06:24:06 and policies promoting a mixture of uses within close
06:24:10 proximity of each other and overall development that is
06:24:12 reflective of existing neighborhood character, while also
06:24:15 allowing for the city to accommodate future housing needs by
06:24:18 creating new residential districts.
06:24:21 And based on all that, the Planning Commission recommends to
06:24:25 you this evening that proposed map amendment be found
06:24:27 consistent with the goals, objectives and policies of the
06:24:30 comprehensive plan amendment.
06:24:31 That concludes my presentation.
06:24:32 >>HARRY COHEN: If there are no questions from council
06:24:38 members we will ask the petitioner to come up.
06:24:49 >>GINA GRIMES: Hill, ward Henderson, 101 East Kennedy
06:24:51 Boulevard, again representing Taylor Morrison, which is the
06:24:56 applicant for this comprehensive plan amendment.
06:24:58 I don't have a whole lot to add in addition to what you have
06:25:05 already heard from Mr. Hay.
06:25:07 The comprehensive plan category going from a county comp
06:25:11 plan category to a city comp plan category.
06:25:15 The density limitations are effectively the same.
06:25:18 Three dwelling units to the acre.
06:25:19 We will discuss in the rezoning hearing that our proposed
06:25:23 density is actually 2.5 which is less than the maximum of
06:25:28 The property to the north is SMU 3.
06:25:31 The property to the south is SMU 6.
06:25:34 Actually, the portion of our project, this portion right
06:25:37 here, which was the yellow portion on this map, is actually
06:25:43 has a higher comprehensive plan category, the SMU-6.
06:25:48 We are not seeking that on the remainder of the parcel.
06:25:51 We are only asking for the SMU-3.
06:25:53 So with that we are not changing the density.
06:25:55 You heard the Planning Commission has recommended approval,
06:25:58 and has found it consistent with the comprehensive plan.
06:26:01 So we would ask for your approval of this as well.
06:26:03 >>LISA MONTELIONE: Ms. Grimes, is there a reason why -- and
06:26:10 maybe we'll get to this when we talk about the re zoning
06:26:13 which we won't talk about now, so if there is, don't say
06:26:16 anything, but why you weren't requesting the downgrade SMU-3
06:26:23 to the property that's already located within the city?
06:26:27 >>GINA GRIMES: One of the reasons had to do with the legal
06:26:29 description and changing a larger area than what we needed
06:26:35 We aren't asking for density of 6 on that in our proposed
06:26:41 Overall it's a density of 3.
06:26:43 >>LISA MONTELIONE: And didn't change anything -- we were
06:26:48 only changing that portion that was still in the county.
06:26:49 >>LISA MONTELIONE: Yeah, I just -- I think it would have
06:26:54 been, for me, at least, cleaner to the whole thing SMU --
06:27:00 >> I think it would have involved two different comp plan
06:27:03 amendments, one from the county to the city, and from the
06:27:06 city SMU 6 to the city SMU3.
06:27:09 >> It would have been a little more comprehensive.
06:27:11 Thank you.
06:27:12 >>HARRY COHEN: Is there anything from the public that would
06:27:15 like to address council, just on the issue of the amendment
06:27:18 to the comp plan?
06:27:19 >> Jeffrey Blank, 20115 Indian Rosewood Drive.
06:27:30 I just want to clarify, and I feel like this is a forgotten
06:27:35 We seem to be left out.
06:27:36 Not left out, but it affects us quite a bit a lot of these
06:27:40 plans and we seem to forget.
06:27:42 This right here is called the Hammocks.
06:27:45 It's made up of Brentwood and oakwood sections, and 500
06:27:50 In that area.
06:27:51 So it does have -- anything that goes on there has a
06:27:55 significant affect on our communities, and they seem to be
06:27:59 left out during a lot of the discussions.
06:28:01 I just want to make sure it's clear that we do exist.
06:28:06 Thank you.
06:28:06 >>HARRY COHEN: Anyone else?
06:28:12 >> We have a motion to close from Councilman Suarez.
06:28:20 Seconded by councilwoman Montelione.
06:28:22 All those in favor please indicate by saying aye.
06:28:27 All right.
06:28:27 Councilman Montelione, would you please take item number 5?
06:28:31 >>LISA MONTELIONE: Thank you.
06:28:32 I move an ordinance being presented for first reading
06:28:34 consideration, an ordinance amending the Tampa comprehensive
06:28:37 plan future land use element, future land use map for the
06:28:40 property located in the general vicinity of -- west of Bruce
06:28:44 B. Downs Boulevard and south of east County Line Road, from
06:28:48 neighborhood mixed use 4 (3), unincorporated Hillsborough
06:28:53 County future land plan category to suburban mixed use-3,
06:28:59 Tampa comprehensive future land use plan category, providing
06:29:03 for repeal of all ordinances in conflict, providing for
06:29:07 severability, providing an effective date.
06:29:08 >> Second.
06:29:10 >>HARRY COHEN: We have a motion from Councilman Montelione,
06:29:13 seconded by Councilman Suarez.
06:29:15 All those in favor please indicate by saying aye.
06:29:18 >>THE CLERK: Motion carried with Miranda being absent.
06:29:21 Second reading and adoption will be on December 5th at
06:29:24 10 a.m.
06:29:24 >>HARRY COHEN: Okay.
06:29:26 As promised we are going to take item number 12 now since it
06:29:29 relates directly to what we have just been talking about.
06:29:32 I would like to open this hearing.
06:29:34 It is quasi-judicial.
06:29:36 So once it's open, I am going to ask that anyone that plans
06:29:41 on speaking at all during this hearing be sworn in by the
06:29:44 >> Move to open 12.
06:29:47 >> Second.
06:29:48 >>HARRY COHEN: Motion to open number 12 by Mr. Councilman
06:29:52 Suarez, seconded by Councilwoman Capin.
06:29:56 All in favor? Opposed?
06:29:58 (Oath administered by Clerk.)
06:30:08 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Land Development Coordination.
06:30:11 Finally, the item that we have been talking about, what we
06:30:16 refer to as the Bush-Greco junction rezoning, case Z-13-74
06:30:24 located at Royal Hampton Boulevard, south of County Line
06:30:26 Road, and to the property in lying with Grand Hampton and
06:30:31 the Hammockss.
06:30:32 The request before you tonight is from PDA planned
06:30:34 development alternative and AS-1 which is the Hillsborough
06:30:38 County zoning designation to PD-A, planned development
06:30:41 alternative, and at this time previously stated this is to
06:30:45 entitle this property for residential development, three
06:30:49 types, detached, semi-detached, and attached.
06:30:53 What you typically know as single-family residential home, a
06:30:57 duplex, or duplex style, which means two units attached by a
06:31:01 center wall, and then attached, which would be the town home
06:31:09 style typically more than two units.
06:31:10 So three to six units, a type of configuration.
06:31:20 >>David Hay: Planning Commission staff.
06:31:22 I have been sworn.
06:31:23 I'll keep it nice and short since I already did most of my
06:31:27 Overall, the Planning Commission staff found the proposed
06:31:31 planned development would allow for development that is
06:31:33 comparable and compatible to the existing surrounding
06:31:35 development pattern.
06:31:36 The proposed planned development is consistent with the
06:31:38 maximum that can be considered under the mixed use 3, future
06:31:42 land use category, and the proposed planned development
06:31:45 protects the environmentally sensitive areas found on-site
06:31:49 including the trout creek wetland system.
06:31:53 The New Tampa area continues to develop out to the low
06:31:59 density development pattern and based on the goals and
06:32:01 objectives and policies Planning Commission staff found the
06:32:06 plans consistent with the Tampa comprehensive plan.
06:32:09 Thank you.
06:32:09 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Let me go ahead.
06:32:16 I'm pretty sure that you are familiar now with the site, the
06:32:18 areas that we are talking about showing here in green on the
06:32:21 zoning atlas.
06:32:23 Most everything up in the New Tampa area is a PDA, that's
06:32:26 planned development alternative.
06:32:28 It's a master set of entitlements.
06:32:30 Those entitlements are drawn down off of either through what
06:32:34 we refer to as incremental site plan approval, or you can
06:32:38 use a preliminary platting approval process also in order to
06:32:43 be able to receive that.
06:32:46 They are complying with the conditions that are going to run
06:32:47 with the entitlements.
06:32:49 The entitlements before out tonight for this property are
06:32:52 425 dwelling units, that is consistent with comprehensive
06:32:55 plan, and as stated and in 2.5 dwelling units per acre so it
06:33:03 is less than the SMU, 3 and 6, that the comprehensive plan
06:33:07 would provide.
06:33:09 Here again is an aerial of the property.
06:33:13 As mentioned, Royal Hampton Boulevard is a city road and it
06:33:18 is the only way into this subject property, shown here for
06:33:22 you, Wharton high school to the east, so this is all city
06:33:26 property on the north, south and west, county property to
06:33:29 the east, and now what is now going to be city property
06:33:33 shown in yellow.
06:33:38 There are two waivers being requested with this.
06:33:42 As mentioned is a total of 169.9 acres or 1 0 acres.
06:33:48 21 of those are currently within the city.
06:33:50 The annexation that you just approved on first reading is
06:33:53 for 148 acres.
06:33:56 And in addition total 425 units, dwelling units that are
06:34:01 being requested, the applicant is also going to be providing
06:34:06 a 2.42 acre amenity center, as well as complying -- they are
06:34:13 committing to comply with the comprehensive plan Parkland
06:34:16 requirement of 4.3 acres per thousand residents.
06:34:22 Those commitments are on the site plan, and they will occur
06:34:24 before the 212th certificate of occupancy which is
06:34:29 roughly 50% of the development.
06:34:32 The environmental open space within that 169 acres is 33
06:34:38 acres of wetland, and 18.84 acres of significant wildlife
06:34:43 habitat conservation area.
06:34:45 Both of these have been mapped on the site plan and those
06:34:47 areas obviously will not be eligible for development.
06:34:52 The significant wildlife conservation area was negotiated
06:34:56 with Hillsborough County staff and accepted by the Board of
06:34:58 County Commissioners, and the site plan reflects the
06:35:02 agreed-upon mitigation.
06:35:03 The City of Tampa staff was included in the Hillsborough
06:35:06 County sessions on the significant wildlife habitat area,
06:35:11 and once annexed into the city the monitoring including
06:35:14 habitat management plans will be conducted by the City of
06:35:16 Tampa staff.
06:35:18 The applicant is requesting to keep a 67% tree removal
06:35:23 waiver, which they would be required to retain 50% of the
06:35:32 trees on-site.
06:35:33 So they are asking to reduce that retention from 50% to 33%.
06:35:38 You will see they have done an aerial that I showed you,
06:35:43 there are a large cluster of trees here, a lot of the other,
06:35:47 these are the wetland areas which are mapped on your site as
06:35:50 well, and significant wildlife habitat areas, all those
06:35:55 areas will be left intact so it's really a remainder of what
06:35:59 is left.
06:36:02 Also, there is a gave to allow for the removal of up to ten
06:36:07 nonhazardous grand trees.
06:36:11 This has been discussed with natural resources, and they are
06:36:14 in support of this waiver.
06:36:16 They found it consistent with the intent of chapter 13.
06:36:24 Tampa site plan you have shows you the overall area.
06:36:27 It shows you the commitments.
06:36:31 There are notations of commitments.
06:36:34 There's a set of performance standards that is running with
06:36:39 this application.
06:36:42 And it should have been attached to your site plan.
06:36:45 It's just a small document.
06:36:48 These are really the development standards that staff will
06:36:50 review the project when it comes in for incremental site
06:36:53 plan or comes in for preliminary plat approval, and this is
06:36:56 what will guide the development within the property.
06:37:01 On page 3 of your staff report, I did provide the minimum
06:37:04 development standards for both single-family detached,
06:37:13 single-family semi detached, and single family attached, as
06:37:15 well as recreational facility. As was mentioned the
06:37:18 smallest single-family detached lots would be 4,000 square
06:37:23 This is a little bit less than what our standard is in the
06:37:26 city of an RS-50 for a 5,000 square foot lot, that they are
06:37:32 looking to do some smaller-type products on the property.
06:37:38 In addition, the developer has committed that any adjacent
06:37:43 off-site single-family detached dwelling units including
06:37:45 Grand Hampton and West Meadows would be buffered from any
06:37:50 onsight single-family semi attached or attached that is set
06:37:54 back more than 100-foot so that's more a perimeter type
06:37:57 setback that is going to really be more toward the north
06:38:03 area and the south area here.
06:38:11 I do have some picture of the site.
06:38:15 I will provide those. You will see on pages 4, 5 and 6 of
06:38:22 the staff report, there are modifications that need to be
06:38:25 made either to the performance standards or to the site plan
06:38:28 in between first and second reading.
06:38:31 They are really predominantly housekeeping things that are
06:38:33 being worked out toward the ends of bringing this before
06:38:38 City Council.
06:38:39 I can go over each of those, or if there's any questions
06:38:43 specifically related to those, I can provide answers to
06:38:48 those as well.
06:38:53 169 acres, I did not take these pictures. I do want to
06:38:59 thank Mr. Stevenson, he's here tonight, for providing such
06:39:05 detailed description of where they are.
06:39:07 I have the numbers here for you.
06:39:08 This is the western portion of the site, Grand Hampton
06:39:11 coming in, and I'm just going to one, two, three, show you
06:39:16 these pictures and go back then to four and five.
06:39:19 And then I do have some of the eastern side of the property
06:39:24 as well.
06:39:25 >> Lower them a little bit.
06:39:36 >> Sorry about that.
06:39:42 This is one and it's looking back more northwest.
06:39:51 Two, looking toward that western boundary of the property.
06:39:54 This is three.
06:39:55 This is down in this corner looking back.
06:40:03 This is Royal Hampton drive looking south toward the
06:40:11 This is just inside.
06:40:19 These are over on the eastern side.
06:40:23 And then lastly, all the way over on the east, 8 and 9.
06:40:30 If the modifications are made between first and second
06:40:36 reading which I believe the applicant is amenable to, staff
06:40:38 did find the request consistent.
06:40:40 I did want to briefly -- I didn't talk about the annexation
06:40:45 portion of my report, but in that portion of the report, Mr.
06:40:54 Job son of our staff who worked so hard on this, when the
06:40:57 property came in for analysis of annexation, the levels of
06:41:00 service were looked at, and it was transmitted to city
06:41:05 departments for evaluation, including increased service
06:41:08 The utility departments identified that there was adequate
06:41:12 capacity, and it was not an issue.
06:41:14 Petitioner is obligated to connect to all existing city
06:41:20 All new utility extensions must be designed with City of
06:41:22 Tampa's water development standards, and permanently I am
06:41:26 stalled at the developer's expense.
06:41:28 Finally, fire and EMS service will be provided by New Tampa
06:41:32 stations 20, 21 and 22.
06:41:35 The development as built out will only increase emergency
06:41:38 service by 2 to 3% in the annexation area.
06:41:45 I'm available for any questions.
06:41:47 Thank you.
06:41:48 >>HARRY COHEN: Thank you.
06:41:59 >>GINA GRIMES: Hill, Ward, Henderson, 101 East Kennedy
06:42:01 Boulevard representing the applicant on this PD rezoning
06:42:05 which is Taylor Morrison of Florida.
06:42:09 I'm going to start this part of the presentation showing you
06:42:14 the aerial that Ms. Feeley previously showed you.
06:42:18 And this is a 2013 aerial.
06:42:23 And I want to address the overall site and how the acreage
06:42:31 is broken up as far as the development is concerned, because
06:42:35 of the 170 acres, actually in the end, only 64 acres of 170
06:42:43 acres is going to be utilized for the residential
06:42:45 development track, and the reason is about 15 acres is for
06:42:51 right-of-way, 33 acres on this site is wetland areas.
06:42:55 There will be a 4.3-acre amenity area, and then the rest of
06:43:00 it is comprised of open space, significant wildlife habitat
06:43:05 that will be preserved in just other open space on the lot.
06:43:08 And that's 65 acres.
06:43:09 Sole when you take up the right-of-way, the wetlands, the
06:43:12 amenities and the other open space, you really actually only
06:43:19 going to have residential development on 64 acres.
06:43:22 Ms. Feeley also talked about the development standards.
06:43:25 And I am not going to go into that again.
06:43:27 But I do want to mention that bun of the reasons that the
06:43:30 lots are smaller is that it gives the flexibility to do what
06:43:36 you mentioned earlier, Mrs. Montelione, which is to cluster
06:43:40 the development in our tracts of land which have large
06:43:44 environmental areas like this does.
06:43:45 It allows the lots being smaller to cluster closer together
06:43:50 and allow it more area for open space, which is why at 170
06:43:55 acres we only have 64 acres being used for the residential
06:43:59 Another important development standard that I want to review
06:44:03 and emphasize has to do with the buffering that we are
06:44:08 providing on the perimeter of our site as it relates to the
06:44:13 adjacent development.
06:44:16 This map is maybe a little too big, but I did want to go
06:44:20 around the site and address how we are impacting the
06:44:27 adjacent property.
06:44:29 I know Mr. Blank is here and he's been to every planned
06:44:34 amendment hearing, and he's been to -- at this hearing
06:44:38 tonight, and I know that he mentioned that he thought we
06:44:40 were ignoring the Hammocks, which are just immediately to
06:44:43 the north.
06:44:44 The Hammocks are just in this area.
06:44:46 They are on the east side of Royal Hampton Boulevard, which
06:44:50 is the main accessway, not just into our parcel but into
06:44:53 their parcel as well.
06:44:55 And I want to show you, this map is included in your
06:44:58 materials, and it's referred to as the -- the preservation
06:45:09 area map.
06:45:11 And what it showed here is that where --
06:45:15 >>LISA MONTELIONE: Do could you refer to Royal Hampton
06:45:20 Boulevard on the site plan that we have?
06:45:23 And --
06:45:26 >> Glen?
06:45:27 >> It says Hammocks Glen.
06:45:29 >> It was platted at Hammocks Glen and then at some point it
06:45:33 was changed to Royal Hampton.
06:45:35 It's referred to interchangeably.
06:45:38 >> I wanted to clear because the development agreement says
06:45:40 one thing.
06:45:41 >> Change to the Royal Hampton.
06:45:44 >>LISA MONTELIONE: Just trying to be clear.
06:45:48 >> And Hammocks Glen, and again the Hammocks development is
06:45:51 just to the east of that.
06:45:53 But along the perimeter of this portion of our site, the
06:45:59 Hammocks, you can see we are going to have a pond, and we
06:46:04 don't have that necessarily slated for development.
06:46:07 And as you come down along this portion of the site, which
06:46:10 also adjoins the Hammocks development you have another pond,
06:46:16 and it's really only this small area right in here where
06:46:20 there actually will be proposed development abutting the
06:46:26 One thing I also wanted to show you as far as the Hammocks
06:46:29 is concerned is I want to show you a map from 2004 which is
06:46:34 an aerial map that shows you what the area now known as the
06:46:38 Hammocks looked like before it was developed.
06:46:41 Here you have the 2013 map, and it shows the Hammocks in
06:46:46 this area.
06:46:47 And then this is what the Hammocks looked like before it
06:46:52 It had probably more environmental areas on the Hammocks
06:46:56 than we do on our site.
06:46:58 This is our site back in 2004, and it pretty much looks
06:47:03 almost like it does now with large open areas, and then the
06:47:06 wetlands, and then the preservation area along the top three
06:47:12 tier, and I am going to get into the significant wildlife
06:47:15 area that we are going to preserve in and around here.
06:47:19 But our site versus their site.
06:47:21 And you can see the difference in how it looked originally
06:47:26 right here in 2004, and then it was platted and developed,
06:47:32 and this is how it looks now.
06:47:34 And it looks like this main wetland area and this area down
06:47:37 here was all that they say, and all the rest of that side is
06:47:42 completely developed.
06:47:43 So it looked very much like our site did before it was
06:47:52 And back to the issue of buffering, the other point I wanted
06:47:55 to make is to the south.
06:47:57 I don't think we have anybody here from West Meadows, which
06:48:01 is the development to the south.
06:48:02 But as you can see where they have homes along this area
06:48:07 right in here, that you can see, right in here, our southern
06:48:13 boundary, and you can see this will be buffered by a
06:48:17 100-foot significant wildlife preservation area.
06:48:20 And that area is already under a conservation easement that
06:48:24 was recently approved by Hillsborough County.
06:48:27 So that whole area adjacent to our project will be buffered
06:48:31 by this conservation area.
06:48:33 The Hammocks will be buffered mostly by pond areas. This
06:48:39 area right in here is adjacent to single-family homes in
06:48:46 West Meadows.
06:48:48 So what we did, as Ms. Feeley mentioned, commit to a
06:48:52 condition that says that if we have anything other than
06:48:55 single-family next to single-family, we have
06:48:59 semi-detached -- or semi-detached or attached, we will have
06:49:03 a 100-foot buffer between our proposed development and the
06:49:08 development to the south, or to anywhere else, where there
06:49:13 might be considered inconsistent development.
06:49:14 So we feel like we have adequately buffered this project
06:49:20 from the adjacent areas.
06:49:22 But I also want to go into the environmental issues just a
06:49:26 little bit more.
06:49:27 Actually, there's two main issues we want to address,
06:49:31 environmental and transportation.
06:49:33 Our transportation engineer Bill Oliver is here tonight and
06:49:36 he's going to do a separate presentation to you on the
06:49:39 transportation issue.
06:49:40 But as far as environmental is concerned, there is the
06:49:42 significant wildlife habitat issue, and then there is the
06:49:46 tree issue.
06:49:54 His property was subject to a notice of violation.
06:49:56 >>LISA MONTELIONE: I'm sorry, Ms. Grimes.
06:50:06 The perimeter adjoining the West Meadows --
06:50:19 On the site plan, you know, it's cross hatched. I don't see
06:50:23 the key as to --
06:50:28 >> The drawings are not shown on the site plan?
06:50:30 Is that what you are asking?
06:50:32 >>LISA MONTELIONE: No.
06:50:33 The existing wetland is shown.
06:50:34 And the cross hatching there.
06:50:36 But the buffer area you are talking about, the 100-foot
06:50:40 buffer along the West Meadows property line?
06:50:46 >>GINA GRIMES: Yes, there is.
06:50:47 >>LISA MONTELIONE: It doesn't at least to me look like it
06:50:50 was designated as significant wildlife and county be ever,
06:50:55 you know, had developed on anything, put there.
06:50:58 When did the county approve that?
06:51:00 >>GINA GRIMES: This item?
06:51:01 This tab 10 in your book.
06:51:04 Copy of the recorded preservation easement.
06:51:07 >> I didn't get to look at tab 10.
06:51:11 >> It was approved by the Hillsborough County board of
06:51:14 commissioners last Wednesday.
06:51:17 And as recently -- I didn't look at the recording date, but
06:51:21 it was this last Wednesday, but it has been recorded, and I
06:51:24 did include it in the package of material.
06:51:27 So that.
06:51:28 >> So that explains why it's not identified as much on the
06:51:31 site plan because this was submitted prior to last
06:51:34 >> Yes, but we intended -- we knew that was going to be the
06:51:38 conservation area.
06:51:39 We were waiting for the county to formally approve it.
06:51:41 And it is now formally preserved as conservation area which,
06:51:47 by the way that conservation easement was granted in
06:51:50 Hillsborough County, but it's already been agreed upon, and
06:51:53 there's a document at the end of the conservation easement
06:51:56 where the county intends to assign it to the city,
06:52:02 annexation of this property into the city. So the
06:52:04 conservation easement will then be assigned to the City of
06:52:06 Tampa, as well as the upland habitat management plan.
06:52:10 >>LISA MONTELIONE: Okay, thank you.
06:52:15 >> Way wanted to do was simply explain how we got back to
06:52:22 this conservation easement, and there was notice of
06:52:25 violation in Hillsborough County for the current property
06:52:28 owner who some time ago apparently committed some land
06:52:35 alteration, or conducted some land alteration without a
06:52:40 And so the county said that they would have to mitigate by
06:52:45 providing preserving significant wildlife habitat on the
06:52:49 And they negotiated a settlement with Hillsborough County,
06:52:52 and that yielded a 19-acre conservation area of on-site
06:52:58 preservation of the significant wildlife habitat.
06:53:00 The county also agreed to allow the developer to mitigate
06:53:04 off-site for 16 acres.
06:53:08 And what that will require is the developer paying into the
06:53:11 Bullfrog Creek habitat management bank $101,000 for off-site
06:53:19 So the total mitigation for the significant wildlife habitat
06:53:23 that's on the site is a 35-acre total.
06:53:28 In addition to that we have 33 acres of wetland on the site.
06:53:32 That will be preserved under the wetland preservation
06:53:36 >>LISA MONTELIONE: One last thing about the perimeter.
06:53:42 Speaking of that boundary in particular, it may not apply to
06:53:50 that one, but there is a condition in the development
06:53:54 agreement, number 4, page 2 of 8, developer Macon instruct
06:53:59 perimeter walls and fences along the PDA boundaries at a
06:54:04 maximum height of 8 feet.
06:54:07 Walls and fences are not required, and are at the
06:54:11 developer's discretion.
06:54:12 So even if they -- they can't put anything there.
06:54:16 So --
06:54:19 >>GINA GRIMES: That's right.
06:54:22 I guess it goes without saying that you can't erect anything
06:54:26 in the significant wildlife habitat area.
06:54:31 >> But I wanted to point that out because even though it
06:54:33 says that they may at their discretion build an 8-foot wall,
06:54:36 that it county be built in that area.
06:54:39 >>GINA GRIMES: The reason that the wall is addressed, fences
06:54:41 are addressed in the development standards, is you don't
06:54:44 give yourself the ability to constructs a fence, in a PD.
06:54:48 Then if you later want to come back and construct one, you
06:54:51 cannot do it.
06:54:52 So if you are even thinking of constructing a fence you
06:54:57 include in the your PDA application.
06:54:59 So these why it's in there.
06:55:01 And I think the height of the fence came down to 6 feet,
06:55:04 didn't it?
06:55:04 It's going to be required to be six.
06:55:07 That was the original submittal.
06:55:08 >>LISA MONTELIONE: So this was provided to me last week.
06:55:16 >> There's a revision in the revision sheet that requires to
06:55:20 include a note that says that they will comply with current
06:55:23 development standards.
06:55:24 >>LISA MONTELIONE: Okay, thank you.
06:55:30 >>GINA GRIMES: So as far as the significant wildlife
06:55:33 habitat, you see the areas that are agreed to by the county.
06:55:36 They are also agreed to by the city.
06:55:38 And now they are formally and legally preserved and
06:55:42 And that conservation easement will be assigned to the City
06:55:45 of Tampa, and they will manage -- or they will be in
06:55:49 agreement with us for the upland habitat management.
06:55:53 The second environmental issue I want to address is the tree
06:55:57 As Mrs. Feeley mentioned we requested two waivers.
06:56:00 One of the waivers is to allow us to remove more than 50% of
06:56:04 the trees.
06:56:04 We wanted to go up to 67%.
06:56:09 And when it comes to the tree -- and you will see in the
06:56:15 package of materials, that the trees are broken down into
06:56:19 three categories.
06:56:21 The nongrand tree, the grand tree, and the significant
06:56:24 wildlife habitat trees, because there are a number of trees
06:56:27 in the significant wildlife habitat area.
06:56:30 In fact, here again is the aerial.
06:56:33 And you can see in these areas where the significant
06:56:35 wildlife habitat, the conservation easement is located, that
06:56:40 that's where the greatest number of trees are located as
06:56:44 All of the trees -- and there's 262 of them in the
06:56:47 significant wildlife habitat, all of the trees in those
06:56:51 areas will be preserved.
06:56:54 As far as the non-grand tree, there are approximately 17,996
06:57:00 non-grand trees.
06:57:02 What's important is, 1,650, or 82% of all the other trees,
06:57:08 non-grand trees, are pine trees.
06:57:11 And those pine trees do not tolerate fill surrounding the
06:57:17 base of the tree.
06:57:18 And those are principally the trees we are seeking to
06:57:23 Most of the trees we are removing about 1300 are going to be
06:57:28 the pine trees.
06:57:29 We are saving 665 trees outside of the significant wildlife
06:57:33 habitat areas.
06:57:38 The grand tree, separate category, we are also asking for a
06:57:42 waiver to remove up to 10. 25 grand trees that are on-site.
06:57:48 And the reason for that is the location of these grand
06:57:51 You can see all the trees are really clustered in two areas,
06:57:55 the significant wildlife habitat areas, and then right here,
06:57:59 almost at the project entrance, again, this is Royal Hampton
06:58:02 Boulevard, which dead-ends right into the project.
06:58:05 We have no control over the location of Royal Hampton
06:58:10 It comes to this terminus at it exists today.
06:58:14 This is the cluster of grand trees right in here in this
06:58:19 Now, some of that area will be protected right here by the
06:58:26 significant wildlife habitat preservation area and the
06:58:29 conservation easement, but some of those trees are outside
06:58:33 that area.
06:58:35 And given that that's right at the main entrance to the
06:58:39 project is extremely difficult for us to avoid having to
06:58:42 remove some of those streets trees, unfortunately.
06:58:45 Bull what we did agree to do was, it says as a preliminary
06:58:53 plat stage, that when we are finalizing the locations of the
06:58:57 buffers, the setbacks, the ponds, and the roadway, that at
06:59:01 that point in time we will do our breast to jog those things
06:59:06 around trees, including the grand trees, to preserve as many
06:59:10 additional trees above the 3665 as we can.
06:59:14 So I wanted to address that, the reasons for the request to
06:59:20 remove some of these grand trees, and what we are willing to
06:59:22 do to try to actually in the end preserve more trees, and
06:59:28 the natural resources is requiring us as we go through the
06:59:31 preliminary plat stage to do a running total. Trees that
06:59:36 have been taken out a cumulative number of trees taken out
06:59:41 and trees preserved, so they can at all times ensure that we
06:59:46 are staying below the waivers that we are requesting.
06:59:49 >>HARRY COHEN: Councilman Mulhern.
06:59:51 >>MARY MULHERN: To me it looks like this overhead, instead
06:59:56 of having the entryway, the road continue on that Street
06:59:59 straight line, if it's not at right angle to the property
07:00:06 line, if you had to jog over to the west a little, you could
07:00:10 avoid the trees.
07:00:11 >> And again this is the site plan.
07:00:19 This is the area where some of those grand trees are
07:00:22 As we go through the preliminary plat, if it is possible to
07:00:26 jog any of this in any way without losing too many lots --
07:00:31 because remember only 60 some acres of all the 170 are going
07:00:35 to be used for development tracts.
07:00:37 If we can jog it around to save those trees, then we have a
07:00:43 commitment to do so.
07:00:44 And you have to keep in mind natural resources department
07:00:47 will be evaluating all of these different applications every
07:00:51 step of the way, and we will be on-site throughout the
07:00:54 development process.
07:00:55 And the trees are an amenity so there's no reason to remove
07:00:58 them if you don't have to.
07:01:01 But they are located in an area where it's difficult to jog
07:01:05 around standard grand trees.
07:01:08 There is a commitment to do what we can to save as many as
07:01:10 we can.
07:01:11 >>MARY MULHERN: The reason you can't have the road sort of
07:01:15 angled that way is because your building --
07:01:19 >> Well, we have a wetland right here that we can't touch.
07:01:22 And there may be a way to do that.
07:01:25 And I'm sure they will evaluate that as they go through the
07:01:29 And we do have a note on the site plan that says that these
07:01:33 rights-of-way are preliminary, and that they are subject to
07:01:35 change as we go through the platting process.
07:01:37 >>LISA MONTELIONE: If you could leave that up.
07:01:49 One thing I noticed that's missing from this site plan are
07:01:51 any retention areas.
07:01:54 >>GINA GRIMES: That's correct.
07:01:55 And remember this is a PD-A.
07:01:57 >>ABBYE FEELEY: If I may, land development.
07:02:01 This is a planned development alternative.
07:02:03 They are going to have to bring infrastructure to the site.
07:02:05 They are going to have to plat the site.
07:02:07 They are going to have to do a lot of other things.
07:02:09 This isn't just one piece that's ready to go to development
07:02:11 now that we can say, okay, we know we can move the road five
07:02:17 I mean, they are going to have sewer connections, water
07:02:19 connections, all these things coming in.
07:02:21 We have to be a little forthright in assuming and making
07:02:24 some assumptions that will allow them to develop it to a
07:02:27 certain point where they are not coming back before you
07:02:30 because we said, oh, we are going to retain 55.23%, and we
07:02:37 do try to put in some provisions to allow especially on a
07:02:40 site like this where you have such large significant
07:02:43 wildlife and other things to allow from development
07:02:48 consistent with our comp plan and our zoning code and have a
07:02:51 little foresight to allow for some of those --
07:02:55 >>LISA MONTELIONE: This is going to be -- I mean, they are
07:02:58 not going to come in again, so this is pretty much just this
07:03:03 reading and second reading going to be the time that we can
07:03:06 weigh in, correct?
07:03:08 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Yes.
07:03:10 >>LISA MONTELIONE: Unless they can significantly change the
07:03:12 site plan for some reason.
07:03:13 >> But this isn't the site plan.
07:03:15 This is a than overall site plan with a master set of
07:03:18 development standards --
07:03:21 >>LISA MONTELIONE: My only point was that if we have
07:03:23 limited opportunities to weigh in, and I think that's where
07:03:26 Ms. Mulhern and I -- why we are expressing our concerns now.
07:03:34 >>GINA GRIMES: You usually do PDs and they are very
07:03:36 specific site plans, and that's what you have to a bid by.
07:03:40 But when you do a PDA, it's a conceptual site plan.
07:03:44 As you go through and finalize your development, and you
07:03:46 take that specific development, like you would a PD site
07:03:50 plan, and they evaluate that and make sure you don't exceed
07:03:53 any of these parameters that City Council sets, so it's
07:03:58 different from what you are used to because it's more
07:04:00 conceptual and has more flexibility built into it and you
07:04:03 have to do that when you have a site that's 170 acres.
07:04:07 There's no way that you can pinpoint everything at this
07:04:10 early of a stage.
07:04:11 Where you can on a two-acre PD or one acre PD, or those
07:04:15 kinds of PDs.
07:04:17 It's easier to engineer and design that and develop it as
07:04:20 opposed to have a very, very large site, with all these
07:04:23 different issues that you have to deal with in stages, as
07:04:26 you go through the development process.
07:04:30 So I do realize and appreciate the fact that it is different
07:04:33 than what you are used to, and it doesn't have all the
07:04:36 specifics on here that you are used to seeing.
07:04:38 I do know our engineer can testify that those wetland areas
07:04:42 have already received approval, so they are mix fixed.
07:04:49 They are not shown on the PD site plan, but that is where
07:04:52 the ponds are already permitted to be located.
07:04:57 With that I am going to turn now to Bill Oliver.
07:05:00 Again he's our transportation engineer and he's going to
07:05:03 address the traffic impact study that he conducted, and the
07:05:06 results of that.
07:05:07 >> Bill Oliver, senior vice-president, Tindale Oliver in
07:05:24 Tampa, north Ashley drive, suite 400.
07:05:28 We undertook the traffic concurrency study for this
07:05:30 development as everyone has said.
07:05:32 It's a 425-unit development, single-family.
07:05:35 We have estimated that it would all be built as
07:05:38 single-family units for purposes of the traffic study, which
07:05:41 results in a slightly higher estimate of traffic generation,
07:05:45 but basically, we estimated the site would generate about
07:05:50 4,000 daily trips.
07:05:53 From a vacant tract of land which is surrounded by
07:05:56 subdivisions, and it's laid out, obviously, if you look at
07:05:59 the aerial, anticipating the single road access, via Royal
07:06:04 Hampton drive.
07:06:07 Royal Hampton is a two-lane road.
07:06:09 Currently serves two residential pockets in the Hammocks,
07:06:15 with a total of 500 dwelling units, and currently as the
07:06:18 road approaches County Line Road, carries about 2500 to 3
07:06:23 that you cars a day.
07:06:27 That level of traffic is well within the capability of a
07:06:30 residential major collector roadway.
07:06:33 No homes front on Royal Hampton drive.
07:06:37 And walls exist to protect the homes from vehicular noise
07:06:41 and traffic intrusion or people intruding on the roadway.
07:06:46 The institute of transportation engineers provides planning
07:06:49 guidelines for roadway design in residential areas.
07:06:52 And I have got a table here that kind of summarizes.
07:07:19 Okay, streets and residential areas that you can see running
07:07:23 off the edge of your screen at the top right corner.
07:07:25 Major collector road.
07:07:27 If you just zip down that column to the bottom line, it
07:07:30 basically indicates the major collector roadway --
07:07:36 >> Excuse me Mr. Oliver's time is up but let's let him
07:07:40 finish this presentation because I'm sure it's related to --
07:07:47 >>MIKE SUAREZ: There were so many questions of Ms. Grimes
07:07:50 that we allow him to finish.
07:07:53 Thank you, chair.
07:07:53 >> Their guidance and vice is that a major roadway can serve
07:07:59 up to about a thousand dwelling units.
07:08:01 And with the 500 that exist in the Hammocks plus the 425
07:08:05 units that we adhere, we are talking about 925 dwelling
07:08:11 units, and that's it.
07:08:13 That's all this road will serve.
07:08:14 So it's exactly in line.
07:08:17 The land area has been designed and planned exactly in line
07:08:21 with what these guidelines give us.
07:08:24 We have undertaken a very detailed traffic study.
07:08:28 It's been reviewed by your staff.
07:08:30 The site does meet concurrency requirements.
07:08:33 Currently there's in a traffic signal at the intersection of
07:08:37 Royal Hampton and County Line Road.
07:08:40 We recommend it because roughly somewhere in the range of
07:08:44 about 3500 to 5,000 cars a day is when you typically start
07:08:48 to meet warrants for signalization, for installation of the
07:08:53 traffic signal.
07:08:53 The traffic right now is just below that threshold, with the
07:08:56 addition of our traffic, we anticipate delays will become
07:08:59 long, and we have recommended that a traffic signal be
07:09:03 installed at that intersection, at some point in the future,
07:09:07 should warrants be met, and our guess is that based on the
07:09:11 math mat mix, warrants will be met.
07:09:14 So that's essentially the findings, and we are glad to
07:09:19 answer any questions that you may have.
07:09:20 >>HARRY COHEN: Any questions from council members?
07:09:25 >>LISA MONTELIONE: Just one.
07:09:26 And again just for clarity.
07:09:29 Where that signal is proposed, Mr. Oliver, is not within the
07:09:34 City of Tampa city limits?
07:09:37 >> That's correct.
07:09:38 County Line Road is under the jurisdiction of Hillsborough
07:09:40 >>LISA MONTELIONE: Parts of it are, parts of aren't, but
07:09:44 that particular spot -- well, Ms. Grimes, thank you very
07:09:52 Can you bring it down a little bit?
07:09:54 We can't see that on our screen.
07:09:57 To bring it down.
07:09:58 There you go.
07:10:01 >>GINA GRIMES: The red line is the jurisdictional limits of
07:10:03 the city.
07:10:05 You can see the city limits end here.
07:10:07 And you are right, the signal would be installed on County
07:10:11 Line Road, which would be in Hillsborough County.
07:10:14 >> So how is that handled then?
07:10:19 If we are requiring the developer to install a signal, but
07:10:25 it's not within the City of Tampa jurisdiction, can you shed
07:10:29 light on that, Mr. Oliver?
07:10:31 >> Well, the developer Taylor Morrison would be the
07:10:34 responsible spent.
07:10:37 You would basically approach -- presuming the residents of
07:10:40 that area get frustrated with the delay, they would then
07:10:45 approach Hillsborough County with the signal warrant study,
07:10:48 requesting that they be granted a permit to install their
07:10:51 traffic signal.
07:10:52 >> So they would have to -- I know the warrants have to be
07:10:58 met before we can install a signal.
07:11:00 I mean, we don't vice-president any control over that.
07:11:04 But it would be prudent, I would say, for the developer to
07:11:11 monitor themselves and not wait for the community to get
07:11:16 frustrated because the traffic has got to the point that it
07:11:21 causes them to make phone calls.
07:11:24 So if there is some way that the development company Taylor
07:11:29 Morrison could track and periodically test the intersection
07:11:37 to see if it meets those warrants, that would, I think, be
07:11:41 preferable than getting angry people who then have to make
07:11:46 requests to have that done.
07:11:47 >> And that perhaps could be incorporated into the
07:11:51 conditions of approval.
07:11:52 To my knowledge, such a monitoring condition is not in the
07:11:55 current conditions.
07:11:56 >> Thank you.
07:11:57 >>HARRY COHEN: Councilwoman Capin.
07:12:01 >>YVONNE CAPIN: My question was that we are not requiring
07:12:09 that traffic light.
07:12:10 The city is not requiring that traffic light.
07:12:12 >> It's customary whether you develop within the county or
07:12:18 the city that the developer's traffic creates the need for
07:12:21 the traffic signal, they are usually the ones on the block
07:12:26 to have it installed.
07:12:29 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Okay.
07:12:29 But it would be required from the county?
07:12:33 >> That's correct.
07:12:34 The county would have to permit it.
07:12:37 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Thank you.
07:12:39 >>MIKE SUAREZ: Mr. Oliver, the question I have, it would
07:12:41 have to meet the warrant first.
07:12:46 By virtue of the fact of the rezoning, it probably won't
07:12:49 reach the warrant until -- I don't know if your study said
07:12:52 at what time it would reach that warrant, that would then
07:12:56 trigger a traffic light study.
07:12:58 >> Right.
07:13:00 Meeting the warrant is a little bit of a tricky proposition
07:13:03 in this particular case, because normally the longest delays
07:13:07 are incurred by cars that want to exit that want to turn
07:13:12 left or northbound straight through N.this case most of the
07:13:15 traffic wants to make a right turn and go east to 581.
07:13:18 So it's probably going to be on the higher side, closer up
07:13:23 to the a 5,000, maybe even 6,000 cars a day before the
07:13:27 warranty conditions are met.
07:13:29 So a field study would be appropriate, at the appropriate
07:13:31 >>HARRY COHEN: Councilman Reddick.
07:13:35 >>FRANK REDDICK: The streetlights.
07:13:40 Do the streetlights go the same location?
07:13:46 >>GINA GRIMES: Yes.
07:13:46 The last stab is the city staff report.
07:13:48 On page 6 of the staff report, it has the two conditions.
07:13:51 The streetlight, Mr. Reddick, and the signal lights
07:13:57 intersection condition.
07:13:58 Both of those conditions are stated there.
07:14:00 And the way the city has proposed the wording is that as far
07:14:03 as the signalization, it says within two years of final CO,
07:14:12 that's a long period of time.
07:14:14 You are talking about buildout. Entire project.
07:14:16 Within two years. Final CO and when warranted by City of
07:14:19 Tampa transportation division the developer will design and
07:14:23 construct a traffic signal at the intersection of Royal
07:14:26 Hampton and County Line Road.
07:14:27 So that gives the residents specifically at the Hammocks the
07:14:32 assurance that there isn't going to be a long period of time
07:14:35 when this obligation is going to remain in place, so as the
07:14:39 project build out, if the traffic gets to that level after
07:14:43 build-out, and plus two years after buildout, and the signal
07:14:48 meets warrants, then it will have to be designed and
07:14:51 constructed by the developer.
07:14:54 Mr. Reddick, as to the request to install streetlights, it
07:15:01 has the first building permit, the developer will install
07:15:05 streetlight and county line reason road and Hampton
07:15:08 Boulevard with efficient foot candle to illuminate the
07:15:12 entire intersection and we will have to execute a TECO
07:15:15 street contract and plan for -- plan for evaluation to the
07:15:20 city department prior to streetlight installation.
07:15:24 And I wanted to mention this in closing because I don't want
07:15:27 to take up too much more time, we did meet with the
07:15:29 residents of the hammock on October 21st.
07:15:32 We met with their HOA.
07:15:34 And one of the concerns they had was that intersection, and
07:15:38 the fact that sometimes when people turn to go southbound on
07:15:43 Royal hammock, they overturn, and their landscaping along in
07:15:48 that area is impacted, and hopefully the light will help a
07:15:53 little bit, because it is dark in that area, and it will
07:15:57 help people when they make that turn, at least at night, to
07:16:00 navigate it, maybe a little bit more smoothly.
07:16:04 And then there are other concerns the hammock's other
07:16:06 concern was the traffic on Royal Hampton, and the concern
07:16:09 about the signalization.
07:16:11 I also wanted to mention on September 3rd we had another
07:16:15 neighborhood meeting.
07:16:16 And a lot of the residents from West Meadows came, and they
07:16:19 wanted to look at the site plan, and I don't believe any of
07:16:22 them are here today.
07:16:23 And the last resident that we heard from quite frequently
07:16:31 was Mr. Caetano.
07:16:32 I know I spoke to him several times.
07:16:34 The staff spoke to him.
07:16:36 Planning Commission spoke to him.
07:16:38 Mr. Caetano had mentioned to us about a request he had to
07:16:41 install a sidewalk along County Line Road.
07:16:45 And I'm not sure why when the Hammocks was developed, which
07:16:49 is much closer to County Line Road than we are, why they
07:16:52 didn't require that that sidewalk be installed at that point
07:16:56 in time.
07:16:56 I think when the Hammocks in 2005, when the Hammocks was
07:17:01 platted, I think Mr. Caetano might have been on City Council
07:17:04 at that point in time.
07:17:05 The sidewalk is not required.
07:17:08 And we don't believe it's our obligation to build a sidewalk
07:17:11 three quarters of a mile from our development.
07:17:13 We are building our own internal sidewalks, and there are
07:17:17 sidewalks on Royal Hampton, but we do not feel it's our
07:17:20 obligation to build a sidewalk on this portion of County
07:17:22 Line Road.
07:17:24 >> We have two council members with questions.
07:17:27 Council member Montelione and Councilman Suarez.
07:17:30 >>LISA MONTELIONE: I guess when I asked of Mr. Oliver about
07:17:37 the trigger for meeting those warrants, and you yourself
07:17:44 noticed quite a long period of time, two years after the
07:17:47 final certificate of occupancy was issued, at that point,
07:17:54 I'm assuming, already will be some people living there, when
07:17:58 the final certificate of occupancy is issued.
07:18:02 >> Yes, right.
07:18:04 >>LISA MONTELIONE: And two years after that is -- that
07:18:08 doesn't mean -- Ms. Feeley is like dying to say something
07:18:12 I can tell.
07:18:13 >>ABBYE FEELEY: I think there is a miscommunication, or
07:18:21 when warranted.
07:18:22 Let's say it takes five years.
07:18:24 >> Oh, it says and when warranted, not "or."
07:18:29 >> But it's up to two years after, up to two years after the
07:18:33 CO, or when it is warranted.
07:18:35 So if they build the first 150 units -- then I'll make the
07:18:39 clarification, because -- I had an in-depth briefing with
07:18:44 Susan Johnson this afternoon and the intent of that
07:18:46 statement is when it is warranted, or up to two years after
07:18:52 full buildout.
07:18:53 So if they build the first 100 units --
07:18:57 >> If it said "or" I wouldn't have --
07:19:01 >> I will clarify that.
07:19:03 >> And in legal language between --
07:19:06 >> I understand what you are saying.
07:19:08 But the intent of that is, when the signal is warranted, and
07:19:11 it meets warrant, or up to two years after full buildout.
07:19:16 >> So we'll make a change.
07:19:18 >> Absolutely.
07:19:19 I didn't want the discussion to continue down that path when
07:19:22 the intent is, as soon as it is warranted, that signal is
07:19:25 going to be taken care of.
07:19:26 >> And they will have to conduct some kind of tests, some
07:19:32 field tests.
07:19:33 >> It is done on a regular basis, much like a discussion we
07:19:36 had a few weeks ago on another intersection where the
07:19:39 question came as to when warrants are in existence, the
07:19:43 signal would be put in.
07:19:44 So, yes.
07:19:45 >>HARRY COHEN: Councilman Suarez?
07:19:48 >>MIKE SUAREZ: The only question I had, and maybe Ms.
07:19:50 Feeley or Ms. Grimes.
07:19:52 When I was following the decision about the warrants, the
07:19:55 city would monitor that traffic during the course of the
07:19:59 build-out for that property.
07:20:01 Is that correct?
07:20:03 Did I hear that incorrectly?
07:20:06 I think Mr. Oliver might have said it.
07:20:08 >> No, that's correct.
07:20:09 I mean, we monitor for those intersections now, whether this
07:20:13 development is occurring or not.
07:20:14 If there's other developments that's now warranting the
07:20:18 >> My point is if we are monitoring it, but the signal
07:20:20 itself, when it comes -- I mean, the county itself doesn't
07:20:25 have any kind of -- I mean, is this going to be a process
07:20:28 where the city and the county have to work together in order
07:20:30 to get the signalization?
07:20:32 >> Yes.
07:20:33 We do it all the time.
07:20:34 >> I want to make sure, because sometimes when we do these
07:20:36 things, get confused as to who has responsibility for what.
07:20:40 And I just you wanted to make sure we are Clare on it.
07:20:42 We are going to monitor what the traffic warrants are going
07:20:45 to be, then the builder is going to, as part of the site
07:20:49 plan, say this that they will build that streetlight at
07:20:53 County Line Road, and Royal hammock.
07:20:58 Royal Hampton, excuse me.
07:20:59 Is it Hammocks or Hamptons?
07:21:03 I know we are going to be confused on that. Is that
07:21:05 correct, Mrs. Feeley, what I just said?
07:21:08 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Yes, absolutely.
07:21:10 Intergovernmental coordination it.
07:21:12 We do will that all the time.
07:21:13 We are out there monitoring and this is standard practice,
07:21:15 >>MIKE SUAREZ: I just wanted to make sure.
07:21:19 Thank you, Ms. Grimes, I appreciate it.
07:21:21 >>HARRY COHEN: All right.
07:21:27 So on this item, we have three minutes per speaker.
07:21:31 And the first speaker -- that's our rule.
07:21:34 Please just line up and come see us one by one.
07:21:37 >> Jeffrey Blank, 20115 Indian Rosewood Drive. I am the
07:21:41 vice-president and treasurer of the Hammocks HOA and
07:21:44 chairman of the Hammocks CDD.
07:21:48 Three minutes for a 133 page traffic study, that's a little
07:21:52 First of all, the traffic study, County Line Road is a 55
07:21:57 mile-an-hour speed limit, not 45.
07:22:00 It is an accident-prone road.
07:22:03 I don't know if you have seen the crash data on that road.
07:22:07 If not, you definitely need to.
07:22:10 That intersection that's in question, Royal Hampton
07:22:13 intersection, I sit in that intersection trying to make a
07:22:17 I'm from New York.
07:22:18 I'm used to Manhattan driving.
07:22:20 I have trouble making that turn.
07:22:22 Forget about anyone who is not used to that.
07:22:24 As it is, County Line Road right now has no sidewalks along
07:22:29 there, no riding along the stretches between Royal Hampton
07:22:35 and Bruce B. Downs.
07:22:36 People walk along there.
07:22:38 People bicycle ride along there.
07:22:40 I came within inches of hitting a bicycle two nights ago
07:22:44 because there was nowhere for them to ride, no way for them
07:22:49 to walk except in the road.
07:22:51 And now, several years down the road, if we are lucky, from
07:22:58 the sounds of it, we are going to consider putting a traffic
07:23:00 light at this intersection.
07:23:03 Add to that the fact that there's an ID, Trout Creek, an
07:23:10 apartment complex and an entrance to another housing
07:23:12 development across the way from there.
07:23:14 That intersection makes Manhattan driving look easy, okay?
07:23:21 Cars come out of there.
07:23:22 They make a left.
07:23:23 It is almost impossible.
07:23:25 But they do it.
07:23:26 And I watched near misses and hits on a regular basis.
07:23:32 The other thing is, on Royal Hampton Road, we have two
07:23:38 school bus stops along that road with probably somewhere in
07:23:41 the neighborhood of 100 kids, multiple school buses
07:23:44 throughout the day.
07:23:45 We are going to now be having construction trucks going down
07:23:48 there morning, noon and night going with the kids standing
07:23:54 on the corners waiting for the school buses.
07:23:59 As far as also the homeowners in there, the brick wall, I
07:24:05 don't have a brick wall on the Hammocks side.
07:24:08 We have a fence.
07:24:09 It's two-story buildings.
07:24:11 So they get hit with the dust and the road and the dirt
07:24:14 coming along there.
07:24:16 In addition, I just heard, I believe, it was 1300 trees that
07:24:20 are being taken down?
07:24:22 1300 trees?
07:24:26 These are old growth trees.
07:24:29 How can you just wipe that away?
07:24:31 They are not replaceable.
07:24:33 What that does to the community and to water retention in
07:24:36 the area.
07:24:37 Are you aware that there's an area there that has been
07:24:40 designated as flood zone now, in the new floodplain maps.
07:24:44 (Bell sounds)
07:24:45 Pi don't see any write-up about that or any mention of that
07:24:49 that they are going to be affecting the new floodplain.
07:24:52 >>HARRY COHEN: Okay, thank you very much.
07:24:54 >> Joseph Caetano.
07:25:03 I live in the grand Hamptons.
07:25:06 I heard a report that by putting these homes, it's only
07:25:11 going to bring up one percent on the fire department.
07:25:13 Is that what somebody said?
07:25:16 Two percent?
07:25:17 Who gave you those figures?
07:25:19 Fire department?
07:25:20 I don't believe it.
07:25:21 Fire department was complaining the other night.
07:25:24 How long it took them to get to the accident in front of
07:25:29 Burger King.
07:25:30 And that's where these apartments are even going to be
07:25:35 So we have got about 2,000 homes here.
07:25:39 I have been talking with Mr. Bratt from the traffic
07:25:44 department under Jean Duncan's department.
07:25:46 We are going to have a meeting with Hillsborough County
07:25:48 because these poles where I want to see the streetlights are
07:25:53 is in Hillsborough County.
07:25:54 And he's also going to bring in Pasco County, because they
07:25:57 are going to take advantage of this.
07:25:58 They put a lot of traffic on that road.
07:26:02 Once the sidewalks are in, if they are going to be in, they
07:26:06 can't be cement sidewalks because of the slope of the land.
07:26:09 It would be too expensive.
07:26:10 And I recommended putting foot bridges like they have on
07:26:15 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard.
07:26:19 Do we have a crash report?
07:26:21 Has anybody seen one?
07:26:24 Mr. Chairman?
07:26:25 Has the council seen a crash report?
07:26:27 >>HARRY COHEN: I'm not sure.
07:26:29 We may want to ask Mr. Oliver.
07:26:31 I don't think that that's a part of the traffic analysis
07:26:34 that was undertaken, though.
07:26:35 >> All right.
07:26:38 I have one provided by the police department.
07:26:40 Also, the police department recommends streetlights on
07:26:43 County Line Road.
07:26:45 I have that documentation, also.
07:26:47 >>HARRY COHEN: Councilwoman Montelione.
07:26:49 >> Do you have that with you, Mr. Caetano?
07:26:52 >> No, I do not have it Mr. Brett has it.
07:26:55 >>LISA MONTELIONE: Because we would have considered it as
07:26:59 But I can't pull it and introduce it myself.
07:27:01 Someone else would have to do it.
07:27:02 >> If I can get to a computer I can bring it up.
07:27:06 It's on my computer.
07:27:09 Do you have any crash data or out-- how come we don't have
07:27:15 >> Mr. Caetano, since we are in public comment, you really
07:27:19 need to direct your comments to us.
07:27:20 >> So that land is owned by Hillsborough County.
07:27:25 And Mr. Breck is going to set a meeting up with the city,
07:27:29 the county, and Pasco County in order to do that.
07:27:33 And he definitely wants streetlights there.
07:27:42 There is a sidewalk six tenths of a mail to the east that
07:27:47 was put by the developer from the shopping center on the
07:27:50 But it ends.
07:27:51 So if they put a sidewalk, they would have to go six tenths
07:27:55 of a mile until it meets the other sidewalk.
07:27:57 Every day, there's people walking there.
07:28:00 I saw a young lady at 10:30 in the morning with a baby
07:28:04 And I happened to see her at 5:00 in the evening in front of
07:28:07 I asked her, did you go down County Line Road this morning?
07:28:12 She said, yes, I walked to the library, ten mails.
07:28:15 With a baby carriage.
07:28:17 With a 13-month old baby.
07:28:20 Is that the end of my time, sir?
07:28:22 >> No.
07:28:22 The end of your time is when it turns red, but it's
07:28:27 >> I am not against the development.
07:28:28 But what I don't want to see is the city grab the money like
07:28:31 they do everything else, because New Tampa brings 13% of the
07:28:36 ad valorem tax money that comes into the city, comes
07:28:41 We got one park.
07:28:42 >>HARRY COHEN: Thank you very much.
07:28:46 Is there anyone else?
07:28:50 >> Fran Plantikow, 20108 Indian Rosewood Drive.
07:28:56 And in respect to all of these high-level views, I would
07:29:00 like you to actually see pictures of the area that's going
07:29:03 to be affected.
07:29:06 This is turn one.
07:29:08 And this is how narrow this road is.
07:29:11 Now, you picture construction trucks coming up and down this
07:29:15 >>MIKE SUAREZ: What road are you on?
07:29:19 >> This is Royal Hampton.
07:29:22 This is a closer view of that first turn.
07:29:29 This is not going to show up too well.
07:29:31 What I was looking to do is show the view of the second
07:29:34 turn, and that's here.
07:29:37 And I will give you a close-up of that.
07:29:45 You can see these are actual turns that again we are talking
07:29:50 4,000 vehicles.
07:29:52 We are talking construction.
07:29:53 We are talking fire and security and ambulances coming up --
07:30:01 this is the entrance to the second one.
07:30:03 And again you can see the significant turn here.
07:30:07 I'm trying to hurry.
07:30:10 I'm throwing this in.
07:30:12 It's the same turn but you get to see the deer standing
07:30:16 there, when I happened to take it.
07:30:18 We do have wildlife.
07:30:20 It will not be there with 425 units.
07:30:24 Another picture of the deer.
07:30:26 Excuse me.
07:30:28 I love deer.
07:30:31 This is the third bend in the road.
07:30:38 Once again you can see now -- well, I'll take the next one.
07:30:44 There's in a chance of widening.
07:30:50 It's got the fire hydrant here.
07:30:52 We have got the electrical box here.
07:30:54 So we are not going to be widening this road as the 4,000
07:30:59 vehicles come down it.
07:31:04 This is the end of the road.
07:31:07 And you can see the left-hand turn to accommodate maybe four
07:31:15 Now, you know when this light, if it comes on in eight
07:31:21 years, that if anybody turning left is going to come down
07:31:27 the opposite side of the street to get to this -- here is
07:31:31 another one of that same intersection, and you can see there
07:31:35 just isn't egress to leave it.
07:31:38 So the fire -- the ambulances may get in but they are going
07:31:44 to have a tough time getting out again carrying individuals.
07:31:48 This is turning right onto County Line Road.
07:31:52 This is going 55 miles per hour.
07:31:56 We are not talking -- this is where they are turning into
07:32:03 the area.
07:32:03 (Bell sounds)
07:32:06 That's the kind of traffic we are dealing with now.
07:32:09 Not 4 that you people that are also with 4 that you cars
07:32:14 that are also going to join.
07:32:15 >>HARRY COHEN: Thank you very much.
07:32:17 >> You can see that it's going to have a significant impact.
07:32:22 There were seven cars lined up to turn right at Royal
07:32:27 >>HARRY COHEN: Thank you very much.
07:32:30 Is there anyone else who would like to address council on
07:32:32 this item?
07:32:34 Now would be your opportunity.
07:32:43 You have an opportunity for rebuttal.
07:32:47 And there may be additional questions from council members.
07:32:51 >>GINA GRIMES: A brief rebuttal.
07:32:52 Mr. Blank talked about the number of trees that are proposed
07:32:55 to be removed.
07:32:56 The 1300 trees that are proposed to be removed,
07:33:01 80-some-percent of those trees as I mentioned before are
07:33:04 pine trees.
07:33:06 That will not live even if they stayed on-site because of
07:33:09 the fill requirements.
07:33:11 And again, the area that he lived in, or he lives in now,
07:33:19 was predevelopment stage.
07:33:23 It had probably more trees than what you see on the subject
07:33:29 So they are holding basically this project to a different
07:33:32 standard than they themselves better held to.
07:33:35 Mr. Caetano talked about not believing that the fire
07:33:38 department said there was a two to three percent increase in
07:33:42 the calls for service.
07:33:43 I have a memo from Chief Forward dated May 22nd, and in
07:33:50 there it says there would be approximately 2% to 3% annual
07:33:54 increase for fire and EMS response in the annexed areas as a
07:33:57 result of the development.
07:33:58 The crash data that he wanted is not required as information
07:34:03 to be submitted as part of the traffic impact study.
07:34:05 So we do not have that.
07:34:07 I'm not sure if they are relevant.
07:34:09 The streetlighting issue, we committed to putting a
07:34:12 streetlight in, three quarters of a mile from our project.
07:34:16 We are not required to, but the transportation department
07:34:19 requested that and we agreed to it.
07:34:22 The last issue is on the sidewalks.
07:34:25 Mr. Oliver mentioned to me that there is a proposal, I
07:34:29 think, that's going to be presented to City Council about
07:34:32 expanding the use of impact fees, transportation fee impact
07:34:36 money and part of that proposal is to allow impact fee money
07:34:38 to be used for things such as sidewalks.
07:34:41 And he said, if that change to the code is made, then this
07:34:45 project will be paying a significant amount of
07:34:49 transportation impact fees, fanned so desired by the city,
07:34:51 some of that money could be earmarked for sidewalks on
07:34:55 County Line Road.
07:34:56 But it is, again, it's in the county.
07:34:58 It's not in the city.
07:35:00 So I don't know --
07:35:02 >> I'm sure the city could build a sidewalk and not be part
07:35:11 of the city.
07:35:11 >> Sometimes it can.
07:35:13 You can use the money outside the jurisdictional limits.
07:35:15 >>LISA MONTELIONE: There was one issue.
07:35:25 It happens to take place tomorrow, and both Councilman
07:35:29 Suarez and Councilman Cohen know that I have been appointed
07:35:35 by the MPO to represent Hillsborough County to a TRY-county
07:35:42 group to work on transportation issues, specifically between
07:35:46 Hillsborough County, Pasco County, and Pinellas County, and
07:35:52 County Line Road is one of a long list of issues that I have
07:35:59 to bring up in the discussions with Pasco County.
07:36:04 The committee was just formed a month ago and approved by
07:36:09 the Hillsborough MPO as well as the Pinellas and Pasco
07:36:14 MPOMPOs, so myself, Mark Sharpe and Sandy Murman will be
07:36:19 representing Hillsborough County on that newly formed
07:36:21 tricounty group.
07:36:23 So the issue of widening a sidewalk, lighting, all that is
07:36:30 going to eventually -- I said our very first meeting is just
07:36:35 an organizational meeting, and that it's taking place
07:36:38 So it will be a little while before we actually get into the
07:36:44 nuts and bolts of negotiating the important issues that face
07:36:49 the three counties.
07:36:49 >> I just wanted to add one more thing.
07:36:54 On the crash safety thing, apparently the concerns are
07:36:57 preexisting condition.
07:36:58 However, when the warrant analysis is done for the traffic
07:37:03 signal, safety, crash patterns, are a consideration in that
07:37:09 study process.
07:37:11 So a traffic signal could be warranted based on crash
07:37:14 patterns if those crashes are the type that can be cured
07:37:18 through installation of the traffic signal.
07:37:20 I just want to let you know. It's not totally off the
07:37:23 The safety issue is not totally off the radar.
07:37:26 It is part of the signal warrant analysis.
07:37:28 >>HARRY COHEN: Councilwoman Montelione.
07:37:32 >>LISA MONTELIONE: Can you tell me, Mr. Oliver, what the
07:37:35 warrants are?
07:37:36 I mean, we heard them before.
07:37:38 >> There's a variety of situations.
07:37:41 >> Well, let me preface why I am asking the question.
07:37:49 Is part of the issue the construction trucks coming back and
07:37:52 forth, and the safety of the children getting off the school
07:38:00 Could the traffic lights be met even prior to half the
07:38:07 residents moving in?
07:38:09 >> Well, I am not going to -- the warrant analysis doesn't
07:38:13 specifically deal with Ole well, if it's pedestrian
07:38:17 signalization, yes, possibly, if they are crossing the
07:38:21 But if it's a matter of them getting down Royal Hampton, my
07:38:25 gut tells me the warrants probably would not be.
07:38:27 It's a combination. Traffic volume on the roadway they are
07:38:31 crossing, plus the volume of traffic or pedestrians crossing
07:38:34 the street itself, are most of the criteria. And basically,
07:38:40 you put in a signal, you are creating the lanes, so it's a
07:38:43 trade-off between how much delay and all that technical
07:38:46 stuff U.
07:38:52 >>GINA GRIMES: The last issue that hi wanted to address that
07:38:54 was mentioned by the third speaker -- and I apologize, I
07:38:57 didn't write her name down -- but she mentioned the concern
07:39:00 about Royal Hampton drive and not being able to handle this
07:39:03 amount of traffic.
07:39:03 The traffic impact study that we submitted a dressed that
07:39:07 I believe -- and I can't find exactly where I saw it, but
07:39:11 it's a 60-foot right-of-way, which is significantly wider
07:39:14 than most rights-of-way that you see throughout the city.
07:39:19 And the study shows, the competent substantial evidence
07:39:23 shows that it is has sufficient capacity to handle the
07:39:27 traffic subject to the intersection on meeting warrants and
07:39:31 a signal being installed.
07:39:33 With that I would like to make sure that the record includes
07:39:36 the traffic impact study as well as the package of materials
07:39:39 that I submitted.
07:39:40 I am going to give them to the clerk.
07:39:42 All of that is substantial and competent evidence to support
07:39:46 the approval, all of the staff recommended approval, and
07:39:50 with that we would ask for your approval of this PDA
07:39:54 >>HARRY COHEN: Okay, Councilwoman Capin.
07:39:58 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Move to close.
07:39:58 >> Okay.
07:40:00 >>HARRY COHEN: We have a motion to close from Councilman
07:40:03 Capin, seconded by Councilman Reddick.
07:40:06 All in favor?
07:40:09 Okay, motion passes.
07:40:10 We have item number 12.
07:40:12 Councilman Suarez.
07:40:14 Will you please take item number 12?
07:40:16 >>MIKE SUAREZ: I move an ordinance for first reading
07:40:19 consideration, an ordinance rezoning property in the general
07:40:21 vicinity of Royal Hampton Boulevard, south of County Line
07:40:24 Road to property line with the Grand Hampton/hammocks in the
07:40:28 city of Tampa, Florida and more particularly described in
07:40:30 section 1 from zoning district classification PD-A, planned
07:40:36 development alternative, and AS-1 , Hillsborough County, to
07:40:39 PD-A, planned development, alternative, residential
07:40:42 single-family detached, attached, and semi-detached,
07:40:45 providing an effective date.
07:40:45 >> Second.
07:40:47 >>HARRY COHEN: Please include the revisions.
07:40:51 >>MIKE SUAREZ: Including the revision sheet as provided by
07:40:54 staff and by applicant.
07:41:00 >>HARRY COHEN: We have a motion by Councilman Suarez,
07:41:02 seconded by Councilwoman Capin.
07:41:03 All those in favor?
07:41:05 >>THE CLERK: Motion carried with Miranda being absent.
07:41:10 Second reading and adoption will be on December 5th at
07:41:14 9:30 a.m.
07:41:15 >>HARRY COHEN: Okay.
07:41:17 We are going to take a five-minute recess, and we will be
07:41:20 back at 7:45 to complete the agenda.
07:41:23 >> (City Council in recess).
07:47:55 (Tampa City Council reconvenes.)
07:52:30 [Sounding gavel]
07:53:46 >>HARRY COHEN: Okay, welcome back.
07:53:48 Tampa City Council is back in session.
07:53:51 Roll call.
07:53:56 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Present.
07:53:57 >>FRANK REDDICK: Here.
07:53:58 >>MARY MULHERN: Here.
07:54:00 >>HARRY COHEN: Here.
07:54:06 >> We are going to move back to item number 6, a
07:54:09 non-quasi-judicial proceeding.
07:54:10 If I could have a motion to just open the public hearing for
07:54:13 item number 6.
07:54:14 >> So moved.
07:54:15 >> Second.
07:54:16 >> We have a motion from Councilwoman Capin, seconded by
07:54:18 Councilwoman Mulhern.
07:54:20 All those in favor please indicate by saying aye.
07:54:27 All right.
07:54:27 >> Good evening.
07:54:33 Planning Commission staff.
07:54:34 I'm here to present to you Tampa comprehensive plan
07:54:37 amendment 1303 located at west Carmen street and north
07:54:42 Sterling Avenue.
07:54:44 This is a privately initiated plan amendment.
07:54:47 A small scale plan amendment which means it's less than 10
07:54:50 acres and the proposed change is from a residential 20 which
07:54:53 typically allows for single-family duplexes, condos and town
07:54:58 homes and limited commercial, to a community commercial 35.
07:55:02 Community commercial allows for single-use general
07:55:07 commercial development office and service uses.
07:55:10 The current residential 20 designation does not allow for CI
07:55:14 zoning activity which is essentially warehousing.
07:55:17 It has been do ultimated warehousing on the site since at
07:55:20 least 2002.
07:55:23 The plan amendment is located in the Westshore planning
07:55:27 This district is an economic hub for the entire Tampa Bay
07:55:32 And promotes economic development and business activity.
07:55:36 This is an aerial view of the plan amendment site.
07:55:41 You will notice that Dale Mabry runs north and south to the
07:55:43 west, Himes Avenue north and south to the east.
07:55:46 To the north you have Cypress Street.
07:55:48 And to the south just off the map is Kennedy Boulevard.
07:55:53 The plan amendment site is distinguished in pink.
07:55:57 Just for your bearing, you have this parcel here is
07:56:02 Alexander and Florida orthopedics, this is the former Office
07:56:07 Depot, or what is this?
07:56:08 I can't remember the store that was there.
07:56:10 There's a Corvette supply shop here, a Wawa on this corner,
07:56:14 and Bank Atlantic, just to get your bearings.
07:56:18 Another thing to note, Sterling Avenue which runs north and
07:56:21 south is a line of demarcation for this area.
07:56:26 Typically to the west of Sterling you have a higher density
07:56:29 development pattern, more high density commercial, higher
07:56:32 density residential.
07:56:33 To the east, you have a lower density pattern, typically
07:56:39 single-family homes.
07:56:44 This is an aerial shot of the amendment site.
07:56:47 The amendment site is here.
07:56:49 It was built in 1967.
07:56:52 Parcels around the site to the north there was a town home
07:56:57 built in 2007.
07:56:59 Further north built in 1999, some town homes.
07:57:02 There's an apartment community built in 1973.
07:57:04 And most of the single-family homes in the area were built
07:57:06 in the 1970s with the exception across the street in 1952.
07:57:11 As you can see most. Development in the area came after the
07:57:14 amendment, the structure was built.
07:57:17 This is the Molding Depot. They sell windows and doors.
07:57:24 This is a historic perspective from 1982.
07:57:27 The amendment site is located here.
07:57:29 You can see that there was the structure on the site in
07:57:32 There's an ingress-egress point to the north which allows
07:57:35 for access to loading docks.
07:57:38 There was vacant parcel to the north.
07:57:41 Another vacant parcel to the north of that.
07:57:45 This is a north perspective along west Carmen street.
07:57:48 This is looking at TMD indicated in yellow.
07:57:54 To the left side is Dale Mabry.
07:57:55 To the east is Sterling Avenue.
07:57:59 This is a south perspective along Carmen street.
07:58:02 This is looking from the Molding Depot.
07:58:05 This is the single-family homes built in 1950.
07:58:08 This is single-family home built in mid 1970s.
07:58:12 And then over here on the right.
07:58:16 This is the rear of the property along Cass Street.
07:58:20 These are the town homes built in 2007.
07:58:22 The apartments 1973 and this is the ingress-egress point
07:58:26 which provides access to the loading point for molding
07:58:29 depot. This is the rear of the subject parcel.
07:58:32 You can see the white fence which provides the barrier
07:58:36 between the town home development and the molding depot.
07:58:40 And then this is the corner of Carmen street and Sterling
07:58:44 You can see the fence which provides a barrier.
07:58:48 You can see that there's ample landscaping as well.
07:58:54 This is a map of the current future land use as well as the
07:58:57 proposed future land use.
07:58:58 The magenta color is regional mixed use 100.
07:59:02 This second is most intensive land use category in the City
07:59:06 of Tampa.
07:59:06 The brown is residential 20.
07:59:09 The salmon or lighter color is a residential 10.
07:59:12 And the red is the community commercial 35.
07:59:16 This is the proposed future land use.
07:59:18 You can see that going to the community commercial is not
07:59:21 out of place or out of character for the area.
07:59:23 There are other parcels with the community commercial 35 on
07:59:27 Again, notice the line of demarcation.
07:59:30 The higher density residential development, the higher
07:59:33 density commercial development, as opposed to the lower
07:59:36 So the east and west side has a clear line of demarcation
07:59:40 for high density and lower density.
07:59:43 Society the impact for the proposed change, from residential
07:59:46 20 to commercial, community commercial 35.
07:59:51 Thereof would be a change in F.A.R. from .5 to 2.0.
07:59:56 And dwelling unit from 20 to 35.
07:59:59 So essentially, it would allow for 11 dwelling units today,
08:00:03 would allow for 20 dwelling units, or from 1,257 square
08:00:07 feet of commercial to 50,308 square feet of commercial.
08:00:11 This is the photo of the Molding Depot.
08:00:16 And the amendment was reviewed by various agencies including
08:00:18 the MPOs, City of Tampa, school district, EPC and Hart.
08:00:25 There were no objections from the reviewing agency and it is
08:00:27 not subject to state review because of the small scale.
08:00:30 So evaluating the proposed amendment against the
08:00:32 comprehensive plan, we found that it promotes a transition
08:00:36 and scale from the regional mixed use 100 which is highly
08:00:39 intensive down to the community commercial 35, and then
08:00:42 stepping further down into the residential 10, residential
08:00:45 It also promotes economic prosperity and support business
08:00:50 The Westshore district for the Tampa region.
08:00:56 Dale Mabry, Kennedy Boulevard are mixed use corridors.
08:00:58 This is less than a block off of Dale Mabry.
08:01:01 Also recognizing the neighborhood asset including
08:01:04 independent businesses.
08:01:06 The Molding Depot has been, or this particular parcel has
08:01:10 been in operation since 1962 as a commercial property, part
08:01:14 of the fabric of the neighborhood.
08:01:19 Consideration against the has been in operation since 2002
08:01:25 and similar commercial uses including warehousing has been
08:01:28 on-site for 51 years to be exact.
08:01:30 Here is the rezoning process.
08:01:32 The proposed uses could be limited thus allowing the current
08:01:35 use on the site, addressing any potential neighborhood
08:01:40 And with that, the Planning Commission did find the proposed
08:01:44 map amendment consistent with the comprehensive plan, and
08:01:49 forward to the you and recommend adoption.
08:01:51 And that concludes my presentation.
08:01:53 The applicant and the representatives are here if there are
08:01:56 any questions.
08:01:56 >> Okay.
08:01:58 Thank you very much, petitioner.
08:01:59 >> Good evening.
08:02:15 My name is Richard Davis.
08:02:19 Amber Lee drive, suite 250, 33647.
08:02:23 And I'm here tonight on behalf of the family who owned this
08:02:28 particular parcel for a number of years and had a business
08:02:32 ongoing since the beginning of 2002.
08:02:34 Businesses have been on this parcel, though, since 1962.
08:02:38 And this is a story that goes along with this comprehensive
08:02:42 plan amendment.
08:02:43 First let me say for purposes of the record, we adopt and
08:02:46 agree with each of the findings and conclusions arrived at
08:02:50 by both the Planning Commission staff and the Planning
08:02:53 But I think it is helpful in my brief comments this evening
08:02:55 to tell a little bit of the story.
08:02:58 And the story is, this particular site has been in
08:03:01 commercial usage since 1962.
08:03:05 It has had a commercial sense to it for that long a time.
08:03:10 Now, what has occurred, council members, is that recently it
08:03:14 has been discovered that this particular use on this site is
08:03:19 nonconforming from a comprehensive plan perspective, and
08:03:24 nonconforming from a zoning perspective.
08:03:26 So we have two steps that must occur.
08:03:31 To put commercial use on this site, it has been there at
08:03:34 this particular -- but commercial uses on this site which
08:03:37 has been in existence for so long would have to take two
08:03:39 very critical steps.
08:03:41 The first step is to have a comprehensive plan amendment
08:03:44 approved as described to you for .58 acres.
08:03:50 That would permit the use to be considered consistent with
08:03:54 the comprehensive plan.
08:03:57 But our task is not over at that point, because then we will
08:04:02 cock come back to you with a PD, site plan controlled zoning
08:04:06 for you to consider, which will contain the conditions of
08:04:09 approval, and which will permit us to take this year's PD
08:04:15 process and create a scenario where the use is conform, and
08:04:20 that way, it will resolve the existing issues that have been
08:04:24 recently discovered, and there are matters which we have to
08:04:27 find regulatory answers for.
08:04:30 I will also say that as part of this process, the owners of
08:04:34 the property have convened two meetings with folks from the
08:04:40 neighborhood, and we are going to be working close.
08:04:44 We are presently working close with folks from the
08:04:47 neighborhood on a proposed site plan.
08:04:49 And we will continue that effort, and it is our intent to
08:04:55 begin the PD zoning, rezoning process, as quickly as
08:05:02 Literally within the next few weeks, because we have to go
08:05:05 down that path in order to make this use conforming.
08:05:07 This is the first of those two steps, and for purposes of
08:05:11 the record, the record contains the explanation from the
08:05:14 Planning Commission, and I certainly agree with those
08:05:17 conclusions and recommendation, and I am here tonight with
08:05:21 the property owner.
08:05:23 I am here tonight with Mr. Steve Hendricks from the Links
08:05:28 Center Associates should you have any questions.
08:05:31 And with that I would respectfully request that you all
08:05:35 favorably move on first reading tonight on this
08:05:37 comprehensive plan amendment, and again we stand ready to
08:05:40 answer any questions.
08:05:42 Thank you very, very much.
08:05:43 >>HARRY COHEN: I don't see any questions from council
08:05:46 members at this time.
08:05:46 Is there anyone from the public who would like to address
08:05:49 council on item number 6?
08:06:05 Would you give us your name and address?
08:06:06 >> Robert Montgomery, 3701 West Gray Street one block from
08:06:12 the business.
08:06:15 A meeting about the Molding Depot owner, plans were
08:06:20 presented to the neighbors.
08:06:22 These include alters to allow semi trucks to enter their
08:06:28 property from eastbound Carmen Street and exit their
08:06:30 property westbound on Carmen Street.
08:06:34 If that's carried through then I have no objection.
08:06:38 Thank you.
08:06:38 >>HARRY COHEN: Seems to me that will be an item we'll take
08:06:41 up during the zoning, but duly noted and we'll get back to
08:06:46 that when we cover that item.
08:06:47 Is there anyone else that wishes to address us on the
08:06:50 amendment to the comprehensive plan?
08:06:53 >> Richard Boydack, 3702 Cass Street, unit 3, which is a
08:07:06 town home.
08:07:06 I'm president of the homeowners association which is
08:07:09 directly adjacent to the Carmen Street lot, Molding Depot is
08:07:13 on and also adjacent to the ingress-egress easement that is
08:07:17 zoned residential 20 where there's proposed parking.
08:07:22 The plan changed around so it's more amenable to the
08:07:24 neighborhood but my main concern is there was a building put
08:07:27 up within a year on the property line, and there was a
08:07:30 proposed buffer on the plan, but I now it's going to be part
08:07:34 of the zoning issue, about but the commercial use is already
08:07:38 been put in place within the past year with this building,
08:07:42 and there's in a buffering.
08:07:43 And some are going into foreclosure.
08:07:49 So we do appreciate they have changed the planning and are
08:07:52 working with the neighborhood but we have an ongoing issue
08:07:53 with property values, and the buffering, I think, is
08:07:56 something that should happen fairly quickly.
08:07:59 The structure has just been put up.
08:08:01 >>HARRY COHEN: I again would say that is an item that's
08:08:05 appropriate for us to address during the zoning.
08:08:08 Ms. Feeley, if you would like to comment on it.
08:08:11 But it is an item that's appropriate for us to deal with
08:08:13 during the zoning itself.
08:08:15 >> Okay.
08:08:15 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Land Development Coordination.
08:08:19 I just want to be clear that the rezoning associated with
08:08:22 this comprehensive plan amendment is not before you tonight,
08:08:24 as Mr. David city stated, it's going to be filed in the next
08:08:28 few weeks.
08:08:29 That being said, when it is set for public hearing, the
08:08:32 neighbors that were noticed this evening would also be
08:08:34 required to be noticed as part of our standard rezoning
08:08:37 process, so they would be informed.
08:08:39 Does sound like Mr. Davis and his team has melt with them to
08:08:42 discuss the preliminary plan, and what will be filed with
08:08:44 land development in the next coming weeks.
08:08:46 Thank you.
08:08:46 >>HARRY COHEN: Thank you.
08:08:48 Is there anyone else that would like to address council at
08:08:51 this time on this issue?
08:08:53 >>FRANK REDDICK: Move to close.
08:08:56 >>HARRY COHEN: We have a motion to close by Councilman
08:09:00 Reddick, seconded by Councilwoman Capin.
08:09:03 All those in favor?
08:09:07 All right.
08:09:07 Councilwoman Capin, would you please take item number 6?
08:09:19 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Yes, continued first public hearing from
08:09:21 October 24th, 2013, substitute ordinance being
08:09:25 Okay, I'm sorry.
08:09:26 Substitute ordinance being presented for first reading
08:09:29 An ordinance amending the Tampa comprehensive plan, future
08:09:32 land use map for the property located in the general
08:09:35 vicinity of 37075 west Carmen street, from residential 20,
08:09:41 R-20, to community commercial, 35, CC-35, providing for
08:09:47 repeal of all ordinances in conflict, providing for
08:09:51 severability, providing an effective date.
08:09:52 >> Second.
08:09:54 >>HARRY COHEN: We have a motion by Councilwoman Capin,
08:09:58 seconded by Councilman Suarez.
08:10:00 All those in favor indicate by saying aye.
08:10:04 Motion passes.
08:10:05 >> Motion carried with Miranda and Montelione being absent.
08:10:10 Second reading and adoption will be on December 5th at
08:10:13 10 a.m.
08:10:13 >>HARRY COHEN: Thank you very much.
08:10:15 We are now going to move into our public hearings on
08:10:20 quasi-judicial matters.
08:10:22 I would like to entertain a motion to open items number 7
08:10:25 through 11.
08:10:26 >> So moved.
08:10:27 >> We have a motion from Councilman Suarez and second by
08:10:30 Councilman Reddick.
08:10:32 All those in favor please indicate by saying aye.
08:10:36 All right.
08:10:36 These are quasi-judicial.
08:10:38 Anyone who is planning on speaking on items number 7, 8, 9,
08:10:43 10 or 11, please be sworn in now.
08:10:45 (Oath administered by Clerk)
08:10:59 Ms. Feeley, item number 7.
08:11:01 >> Item number 7 on your agenda this evening -- Abbye
08:11:04 Feeley, Land Development Coordination -- is Z-13-56781
08:11:08 located at 4117 east Hillsborough Avenue.
08:11:11 The request before you tonight is Euclidean rezoning
08:11:14 request, and it is from RS-50 RS-50 to CI.
08:11:22 In Euclidean zoning there are no waivers no, site plans.
08:11:25 This site will need to meet all regulations as proscribed by
08:11:30 city code.
08:11:31 >> Good evening council members.
08:11:34 David Hay with Planning Commission staff and I have been
08:11:39 For our second case tonight we head to the central Tampa
08:11:41 planning district.
08:11:43 The subject site is located also within the East Tampa urban
08:11:46 village, and is located along Hillsborough Avenue, which is
08:11:50 designated as a transit emphasis corridor.
08:11:53 Next, we move on to the aerial.
08:11:55 The subject site is located at 4117 east Hillsborough Avenue
08:12:00 just east of north 40th Street.
08:12:02 Hillsborough Avenue.
08:12:03 And you can see it's predominantly commercial intensive in
08:12:07 The subject site is adjacent to the park terrace apartments
08:12:11 located immediately to the south and west of the subject
08:12:13 site, down in the far right of the aerial, we can see the
08:12:20 Gary adult education school and James elementary down at the
08:12:23 bottom down there.
08:12:25 Finally, we have the future land use map, the subject site
08:12:29 and properties immediately surrounding the subject site are
08:12:31 all designated community commercial 35, which is the red on
08:12:34 this map, the light brown are areas designated residential
08:12:39 20 while the darker brown is from residential 35.
08:12:42 Overall Planning Commission staff found the proposed
08:12:44 rezoning to allow for commercial intensive uses comparable
08:12:47 and compatible with the surrounding development pattern.
08:12:50 Therefore based on both findings and the goals, objectives
08:12:52 and policies of the comprehensive plan, Planning Commission
08:12:55 staff finds the rezoning request consistent with the
08:12:58 comprehensive plan.
08:12:59 >> Thank you.
08:13:00 >> As I mentioned, this is a request from RS-50 and CI to
08:13:09 Part of that reason is because the RS 50 portion. Site
08:13:14 doesn't constitute enough, so we are going to bring the
08:13:16 existing CI plus the RS 50 portion here shown on the
08:13:20 southern part all into one commercial intensive lot.
08:13:27 I will go ahead and show you some pictures of the site.
08:13:29 This property is 100 feet by 254.98 feet for a total of .58
08:13:36 acres, and it has the split zoning.
08:13:40 The site is surrounded by commercial uses to the north,
08:13:42 across Hillsborough Avenue, in the east, and residential to
08:13:46 the south and west.
08:13:52 Here is the site from Hillsborough looking south.
08:13:58 Moving west.
08:13:59 This is also the site.
08:14:17 This is the aerial.
08:14:21 What I did was, really, this RS 50 portion which is the
08:14:25 portion in question is being changed.
08:14:28 I came down through the apartment complex.
08:14:30 I am going to show you some pictures of the operation, and
08:14:34 there's self-storage just to the east here, and then there
08:14:38 is residential multifamily to the west.
08:14:51 This is the western side of the property.
08:14:54 And I was on the access urban to the multifamily.
08:14:59 Coming around looking back north at the subject property.
08:15:07 Here is a view from the south side, self-storage, which is
08:15:10 immediately to the east.
08:15:13 There's a picture from Hillsborough of the self-storage that
08:15:16 is adjacent to the property on the east.
08:15:19 Multifamily residential on the west.
08:15:23 And then the commercial uses to the north.
08:15:31 This is just east of the intersection of Hillsborough and
08:15:36 40th Street.
08:15:42 Staff found the request consistent, and we are available for
08:15:44 any questions.
08:15:45 >>HARRY COHEN: Petitioner?
08:15:49 >>STEVE MICHELINI: I'm here representing Prem auto.
08:15:56 Basically, this property has been an auto repair area since
08:16:00 the early 40s.
08:16:03 And I am not really sure why or how it ended up with a split
08:16:07 But that was only discovered when they went to get permits
08:16:10 for a canopy that they were constricting in the rear.
08:16:14 This proposal does not extend the CI zoning anytime further
08:16:18 to the south than the existing adjacent properties that
08:16:22 already have commercial zoning.
08:16:25 And this would allow that business to remain as it is.
08:16:29 It would make the existing building and the rear half of the
08:16:32 property conforming, and we would respectfully request your
08:16:38 As Abbye pointed out, all the way around, you either have
08:16:41 commercial on one side, or an access road on the west side,
08:16:46 or you have a buffer and remaining commercial properties to
08:16:50 the west, and then to the south you have another road.
08:16:55 We are trying to clean up one of those what I would consider
08:17:00 probably a scrivener's error, but there's simply in a other
08:17:03 way to do it.
08:17:04 The good news is the Planning Commission land use
08:17:07 designation is consistent with the zoning.
08:17:09 So someone at spoke point anticipated that, and at least
08:17:14 recognized the use that was there.
08:17:15 So we respectfully request your approval.
08:17:18 >>HARRY COHEN: Thank you U.is there anyone from the public
08:17:21 that would like to address council on this matter?
08:17:26 I don't see anyone.
08:17:28 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Move to close.
08:17:29 >>HARRY COHEN: We have a motion to close by Councilwoman
08:17:32 Capin, seconded by Councilwoman Mulhern.
08:17:35 All those in favor please indicate by saying aye.
08:17:41 Mr. Reddick, please take item number 7.
08:17:43 >>FRANK REDDICK: Thank you, Mr. Chair.
08:17:47 Move an ordinance being presented for first reading
08:17:50 consideration, an ordinance rezoning property in the general
08:17:52 vicinity of 47117 east Hillsborough Avenue in the city of
08:17:57 Tampa, Florida, and more particularly described in section 1
08:17:59 from zoning district classification RS-50 residential
08:18:04 single-family, and CI, commercial intensive, to CI,
08:18:07 commercial intensive, providing an effective date.
08:18:09 >> Second.
08:18:11 >>HARRY COHEN: We have a motion from Councilman Reddick,
08:18:14 seconded by Councilwoman Mulhern.
08:18:16 All those in favor please indicate by saying aye.
08:18:21 Thank you very much.
08:18:23 >> Motion carried with Miranda being absent and Montelione
08:18:26 being absent.
08:18:28 Second reading and adoption will be on December 5th at
08:18:30 9:30 a.m.
08:18:31 >>HARRY COHEN: We are going to move on now to item number
08:18:35 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Land Development Coordination item number 8
08:18:43 is also Euclidean request.
08:18:45 The case number is Z-13-77 located at 8315 north 9th
08:18:51 It is an existing duplex.
08:18:55 The current zoning is residential single-family, and the
08:18:59 request before you tonight is to an RM-16 which is a
08:19:02 residential multifamily district.
08:19:05 This area of Sulphur Springs was down-zoned as part of
08:19:10 zoning conformance in 1987, June 11th.
08:19:15 This duplex has been in existence, and it has lost its
08:19:19 nonconforming status due to being vacant.
08:19:22 They are seeking to be able to retain that in its current
08:19:25 location and current form so the use would then be
08:19:29 considered legal conform.
08:19:30 >>David Hay: Planning Commission staff.
08:19:37 I have been sworn.
08:19:40 We move up to the university planning area for this next
08:19:44 The site is located southeast of the intersection of Waters
08:19:48 Avenue and north Nebraska Avenue in the Sulphur Springs
08:19:50 neighborhood as Abbye has described.
08:19:53 The subject site is located one block east of north Nebraska
08:19:56 Avenue, which has been designated as a transit emphasis
08:20:00 corridor, and this segment of north Nebraska Avenue is also
08:20:03 served by the recently completed metro rapid north-south
08:20:11 Next to the aerial.
08:20:13 You can see the commercial development running north-south
08:20:16 along north Nebraska Avenue.
08:20:18 To the west. Subject site, we can see the adjacent Family
08:20:21 Dollar store in the form of Tampa greyhound park.
08:20:26 To the west is the predominantly single-family and
08:20:30 single-family semi attached residential uses, the northeast
08:20:34 corner of the arrow, you can make out the Sulphur Springs
08:20:37 elementary school campus also.
08:20:39 Finally, we go onto the future land use map.
08:20:42 The subject site and properties located along north 9th
08:20:46 street are all designated residential 35, which is
08:20:49 represented by the brown color.
08:20:51 To the east we have the properties designated residential
08:20:54 10, while properties along north Nebraska Avenue are
08:20:57 designated community commercial 35, and the urban mixed
08:21:01 using 60.
08:21:02 Overall, Planning Commission staff found the proposed
08:21:05 rezoning to RM-16 would allow for development pattern in
08:21:08 keeping with the underlying land use, and the long-term
08:21:12 vision for the portion. City of Tampa.
08:21:14 The residential 35 land use category and the zoning district
08:21:18 typically found in this future land use category such as
08:21:22 multifamily residential provides for an appropriate
08:21:24 transition between the intensive development pattern to the
08:21:28 west of the subject site and the single-family residential
08:21:30 uses located to the east of the subject site.
08:21:33 Therefore, based on those findings and the goals, objectives
08:21:36 and policies of the comprehensive plan, Planning Commission
08:21:38 staff find the rezoning request consistent with the Tampa
08:21:41 comprehensive plan.
08:21:42 >> The request before you tonight from RS-50 to RM-16, as I
08:21:52 mentioned, is total allow for an existing duplex to become a
08:21:56 phone form use.
08:21:58 A 5,000 square foot lot, 50 by 100.
08:22:01 What's before you tonight is 100 by 100.
08:22:04 And the setbacks for the Euclidean districts are provided on
08:22:08 page 1 of your report.
08:22:09 So it does meet all the minimum standards.
08:22:13 The zoning atlas here shows along the west, waters to the
08:22:20 As I mentioned this is a part of the city that was down
08:22:23 zoned to RS-50 during zoning performance.
08:22:27 This has been in existence, and all these were considered to
08:22:33 be conforming until such time they were vacant for a period
08:22:36 of 180 days or were demoed, and then would have to be built
08:22:41 back to code.
08:22:42 So Nebraska Avenue over to the west, this is a Family Dollar
08:22:45 here, with the parking lot for the Family Dollar located
08:22:49 within the CX.
08:22:52 And there is a laundry and church here.
08:22:55 At this intersection, given that this has been in existence,
08:22:58 this is conforming and in use and character.
08:23:04 There is the aerial.
08:23:08 The picture of the subject property from 9th is the
08:23:15 northern portion of the lot at 9th and waters.
08:23:20 This is the subject property from waters.
08:23:22 The property immediately to the south along 9th.
08:23:26 Also along 9th.
08:23:28 This is place of religions religious assembly to the north
08:23:32 A.laundromat I referred to.
08:23:34 This is on the backside of 10th street immediately
08:23:38 adjacent to the property along the east.
08:23:43 This is the Family Dollar that I referred to for you, and
08:23:46 the parking area.
08:23:47 It is immediately across the street to the west of the
08:23:51 Again, the church from 9th street and then a look back
08:23:57 towards Nebraska Avenue.
08:24:00 Given that the proposed property meets the minimum setbacks
08:24:03 and requirements for the minimum lot area and the
08:24:06 requirements for the RM-16, staff did find the request
08:24:10 >>HARRY COHEN: Okay, petitioner.
08:24:16 >> Good evening, council members.
08:24:23 I'm Steve Allison, 13115 Sanctuary Hills Drive representing
08:24:28 I'll be extremely brief.
08:24:31 Again, the purposes of this zoning is to recognize an
08:24:34 existing duplex.
08:24:35 It's been there since 1976.
08:24:39 Lots with nonconform status through a change of ownership,
08:24:44 and renovations.
08:24:46 Again, the site is located at 9th and waters.
08:24:50 The other three corners of the intersection are all
08:24:52 developed with nonresidential uses.
08:24:55 Those include a Family Dollar store, large parking lot
08:24:59 across the street, and open air laundromat to the northwest,
08:25:03 and then a block to the west across Nebraska Avenue is Tampa
08:25:12 I sent notices to 38 property owners and registered
08:25:15 neighborhood associations.
08:25:18 I received only one call, and that bass from a person hoping
08:25:21 to rent a unit.
08:25:24 I conferred with staff, Planning Commission and your staff,
08:25:30 and respectfully request your approval.
08:25:32 I'm available for questions.
08:25:33 >>HARRY COHEN: Councilwoman Capin?
08:25:49 Is there anyone from the public who would like to address us
08:25:56 on this matter?
08:25:56 We have a motion to close by Councilman Reddick, seconded by
08:25:57 Councilwoman Mulhern. All in favor?
08:26:02 All right.
08:26:04 I think it's councilwoman Mulhern's turn.
08:26:06 >>MARY MULHERN: I move an ordinance being presented for
08:26:10 first reading consideration, an ordinance rezoning property
08:26:13 in the general vicinity of 8315 North 9th Street, A/B in
08:26:19 the city of Tampa, Florida and more particularly described
08:26:21 in section 1 from zoning district classification RS-50,
08:26:25 residential single-family, to RM-16, residential
08:26:29 multifamily, providing an effective date.
08:26:30 >>FRANK REDDICK: Second.
08:26:34 >>HARRY COHEN: We have a motion from Councilwoman Mulhern
08:26:37 seconded by Councilman Reddick.
08:26:39 All in favor?
08:26:40 >>THE CLERK: Motion carried with Miranda being absent and
08:26:44 Montelione absent at vote.
08:26:46 Second reading and adoption will be on December 5th at
08:26:48 9:30 a.m.
08:26:49 >> Item number 9.
08:26:54 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Land Development Coordination.
08:26:56 Case Z-13-69 located at 105 and 107 South MacDill Avenue.
08:27:02 Often referred to by staff as the FSOK shop.
08:27:13 There are six waivers associated with the request this
08:27:15 The first is to allow contribution to the tree trust fund
08:27:19 for up to the 90% of the required replacement and planting.
08:27:27 And much the replacement to be less than 50% subject to
08:27:30 final landscape design.
08:27:31 Third is to allow replacement trees providing similar or
08:27:36 better wildlife habitat, and water purification to less than
08:27:42 The final landscape design.
08:27:44 The fourth is to reduce required parking from 48 spaces to
08:27:47 40 spaces.
08:27:49 The fifth is to modify the required buffer adjacent to the
08:27:52 residential along the west from 15-foot to 7-foot, with a
08:27:57 6-foot concrete masonry wall.
08:27:59 So on that one it's just the distance.
08:28:02 This time, a lot of times you guys typically deal with a
08:28:05 change in the materials, but they do want to do the wall.
08:28:09 They are just lowering it from 15 feet to 7 feet.
08:28:12 The spacing.
08:28:13 And then the last is to allow for the placement of the
08:28:16 refuse enclosure to be located within the front yard from
08:28:19 the required 15-foot setback to a 10-foot setback.
08:28:23 And you will see that because the configuration, the design
08:28:26 of the building, the solid waste truck can't go under the
08:28:29 building, so they are going to put the enclosure in the
08:28:33 Code requires it be set back 15 feet.
08:28:35 It's going to be set back at 107 feet so we document have a
08:28:38 waiver for that on the plan, and it would need to be added
08:28:40 in between first and second reading.
08:28:43 >> David Hay again with the Planning Commission staff.
08:28:50 And I have been sworn.
08:28:53 We head back south down to the central Tampa planning
08:28:56 district for this next case.
08:28:59 Like Abbye said the subject site is located along south Dale
08:29:04 Mabry Avenue.
08:29:08 The subject site is located within proximity to Kennedy
08:29:10 Boulevard which has been designated as a transit emphasis
08:29:16 Next, onto the aerial.
08:29:18 The first thing you see is Kennedy Boulevard running
08:29:21 east-west across the center of the aerial.
08:29:24 Kennedy Boulevard as we all know is commercial in character.
08:29:27 South MacDill Avenue subpoena predominantly office in
08:29:30 The subject site is adjacent to some single-family detached
08:29:33 residential uses, which are located directly to the west of
08:29:37 the subject site.
08:29:40 Onto the future land use map, the subject site and
08:29:43 properties located to the south along the west side of
08:29:48 MacDill represented by the brown colored are residential
08:29:52 To the east across MacDill Avenue represented by that
08:29:54 pinkish color here are properties designated community mixed
08:30:00 use 35.
08:30:01 The purple located along Kennedy Boulevard represents the
08:30:04 urban mixed using 60, future land use category.
08:30:07 And finally the light tan color located to the west of the
08:30:10 subject site are properties designated as representation
08:30:14 dense -- residential 10.
08:30:16 Planning Commission staff found the proposed planned
08:30:17 development would allow for development in keeping with the
08:30:20 underlying land use as the long-term vision for this
08:30:24 portion. City of Tampa.
08:30:25 The development allows for the vertical integration of
08:30:27 office and residential uses.
08:30:29 The planning development has provided for development that
08:30:32 maximize it is site while being sensitive to the adjacent
08:30:35 single-family development, and therefore based on those
08:30:37 findings and the goals, objectives and policies of the
08:30:39 comprehensive plan, Planning Commission staff find the
08:30:42 rezoning request consistent with the Tampa comprehensive
08:30:44 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Thank you, David.
08:30:53 The request before you tonight is from CN to PD to allow for
08:30:56 the construction of a 7800-square-foot medical office, with
08:31:02 associated parking.
08:31:03 The subject property is .45 acres and it is located on the
08:31:07 west side of MacDill just south of Kennedy Boulevard,
08:31:11 and west Cleveland street.
08:31:13 In between south Kennedy Boulevard -- in between West
08:31:16 Kennedy Boulevard and -- sorry.
08:31:19 The proposed plan seeks to construct a two-story medical
08:31:22 office with parking located on the ground floor.
08:31:25 The property is surrounded by retail to the north, office to
08:31:29 the south, medical office and bank to the east across South
08:31:32 MacDill, and residential single-family to the west.
08:31:37 I'm just noticing as I am reading this report, there is an
08:31:41 It should be storefront, residential, because there is going
08:31:46 to be a residential unit on the upstairs above the medical
08:31:52 So probably when you read the ordinance you will need to
08:31:55 substitute that use office medical as storefront residential
08:32:01 >>HARRY COHEN: Mr. Suarez may want to take note of that
08:32:05 because he's next in the rotation.
08:32:06 >> I wanted to note that properly.
08:32:13 Sorry about that.
08:32:15 The building height is being proposed at 35 feet.
08:32:18 The PD setbacks are north and south, three foot minimum,
08:32:22 west 45-foot minimum, and that would be adjacent to
08:32:26 single-family residential on the west, and the east along
08:32:28 South MacDill would be ten foot, and that would be the solid
08:32:33 waste enclosure that I talked to you about earlier.
08:32:35 Elevations have been provided.
08:32:36 The existing residential structure which I will show you
08:32:39 some pictures of at 105 South MacDill was identified by
08:32:43 historic preservation as a potential landmark structure.
08:32:47 It was scheduled to be heard Tuesday of this week, before
08:32:51 the HPC, and it did go before the HPC for designation.
08:32:59 Dennis Fernandez is here tonight.
08:33:00 I do have the motion that was made by the HPC, and that they
08:33:05 voted, the structure does not meet it the criteria for
08:33:08 designation, and they did approve the issuance. Demolition
08:33:11 permit as presented at the public hearing.
08:33:16 That motion was approved by 5-0.
08:33:22 I wanted to make sure that staff has taken care of it and
08:33:26 that was read into the record.
08:33:28 Let me go ahead and show you the aerial David showed you as
08:33:36 We are just off of Kennedy on MacDill, one zoning lot to
08:33:40 the south.
08:33:40 Bank of America here.
08:33:43 The Glidden paint store here.
08:33:45 And some other medical office uses, and daycare use, general
08:33:51 office use, along this segment of MacDill.
08:33:57 This is the zoning atlas.
08:34:00 With the exemption of I-11, I-10 probably has a lot of PDs
08:34:06 on it, heading south from the subject property all the way
08:34:09 till you reach Azeele street.
08:34:11 Everything on the west side of South MacDill is a planned
08:34:16 On the east side, you have planned development directly
08:34:18 across the street.
08:34:19 Everything along Kennedy is predominantly CG designation
08:34:28 I will go ahead and show you some pictures of the subject
08:34:31 This is 107 South MacDill.
08:34:38 This is 105 South MacDill.
08:34:43 This is just to the north of the property.
08:34:47 This is south of the property.
08:34:49 This is traveling south toward Azeele on the west side of
08:34:55 At the southeast corner of MacDill and Kennedy, the Bank
08:34:58 of America, heading south on the east side of MacDill,
08:35:04 there is some medical office.
08:35:08 The newer medical office use.
08:35:14 And then there's also some general office and personal
08:35:25 There are some required modifications in between first and
08:35:28 second reading on this project as well as, I believe, Mr.
08:35:32 Grandoff may be presenting to you two additional conditions
08:35:34 which he just briefly discussed with me which staff was okay
08:35:40 In relation to solid waste, we do need them to illustrate
08:35:44 and label the opening dimension between the doors being
08:35:47 closer, the interior dimensions, and also add the waiver as
08:35:51 I noted. On page 3 of your staff report you will find staff
08:35:59 did find this request I am consistent with the intent of
08:36:01 chapter 13 based on the waivers that were being requested.
08:36:08 They did say that the plan proposes removal of 100% of the
08:36:12 existing trees on the site.
08:36:14 Site is less than an acre.
08:36:15 Does not require per code retention of 50%.
08:36:19 That 50% is tripped once you get over an acre on a site.
08:36:24 But they are saying due to that 100% removal, the petitioner
08:36:29 has committed to plant two four-inch trees in the space that
08:36:33 was allowed.
08:36:34 However, given the three waivers for landscape and tree,
08:36:38 code requirements, that have been requested in the staff
08:36:43 does not support the waives and it does not meet the intent
08:36:46 of chapter 13.
08:36:49 You will see on your site plans there's very limited space
08:36:51 to be able to plant additional trees.
08:36:56 Mr. Grandoff, I think, will probably speak to those concerns
08:36:59 that were raised by staff in relation to the waivers for
08:37:02 tree and natural resources.
08:37:07 If the other modifications related to solid waste are made
08:37:10 between first and second reading staff will find the request
08:37:14 However the natural resources finding will remain on the
08:37:17 I do not believe anyone is present from natural resources
08:37:21 tonight pertaining to those objections.
08:37:24 >>HARRY COHEN: Petitioner?
08:37:30 >>JOHN GRANDOFF: Suite 3700 Bank of America Plaza on behalf
08:37:33 of the applicant this evening.
08:37:36 And this evening I'm joined by several folks.
08:37:39 First, the owners of the property, Dominique Goode is here,
08:37:43 if you will please raise your hand.
08:37:44 And also Dr. Dominguez and and Tina Dominquez are here.
08:37:53 They plan to build medical office on the property.
08:37:55 I am also joined by Mark Sullivan, our professional engineer
08:37:57 who prepared the site plan, and Mr. Ralph Schueler who
08:38:00 prepared the elevations that are included in the project.
08:38:03 I would like to step around for a moment and explain a few
08:38:07 things to you.
08:38:11 This is my mark-up of the site plan.
08:38:15 You have this before you.
08:38:20 Briefly, here is MacDill Avenue.
08:38:24 Here is the rear of the property.
08:38:27 We have placed the dumpster to the front to get at way from
08:38:31 the neighborhood.
08:38:32 You have woodland Avenue here, part of the residential
08:38:38 Mr. Noland was here earlier this evening.
08:38:43 The tall gentleman.
08:38:45 I was talking to him during the recess.
08:38:47 He would like to have a buffer installed here of Viburnum on
08:38:54 the gustrum hedge.
08:38:57 We would like to discuss with the landscape and Parks
08:38:59 Department as to the frequency of the spacing and do
08:39:02 something that would be consistent and grow fairly rapidly
08:39:05 to create a screen for him, and also for his neighbor, Mr.
08:39:10 O'Brien, who is also behind the property.
08:39:14 That's acceptable to Mr. Noland, and Mr. Noland has departed
08:39:18 this evening.
08:39:19 I told him I would place that on the site plan.
08:39:22 The second thing he wanted is we are doing the concrete
08:39:26 masonry wall.
08:39:28 He would like us to leave his side unfinished, stucco, so he
08:39:33 can paint it to match his house and the wall in front of his
08:39:37 home on woodland Avenue and leave it unfinished on Mr.
08:39:40 O'Brien's side so they can match the stucco the way they
08:39:45 would like it to be.
08:39:46 We can do that and draft a condition in the general note to
08:39:48 the site plan to that affect.
08:39:50 Mr. Noland asked necessity if I would send the site plan to
08:39:54 him upon approval, and I said that would be fine.
08:39:56 He also has my telephone number if there's any follow-up.
08:40:00 Here are the elevations of the project.
08:40:07 Facing MacDill.
08:40:08 This will be facing Mr. Noland and Mr. O'Brien's property.
08:40:12 North elevation.
08:40:13 South elevation.
08:40:15 These were prepared by Ralph Schueler, who is here this
08:40:21 Let me summarize quickly.
08:40:27 With the waiver on the landscaping, primarily driven by the
08:40:33 site layout in order to accommodate the front, accommodate
08:40:36 the dumpster, accommodate the parking, you start running out
08:40:39 of space.
08:40:41 But as provided in chapter 13, there shall be no net loss of
08:40:44 tree canopy in the city.
08:40:46 And what we cannot locate on the site will be contributed to
08:40:49 the tree bank as much as possible.
08:40:52 Also, there are four sable palms on the property in which
08:40:57 Jose will trance plant those palms at his expense to his
08:41:02 So those will be preserved as part. Tree can open it.
08:41:05 We just couldn't work around them in siting the building.
08:41:10 That is the essence of our presentation this evening.
08:41:12 I wish to reserve the remainder of my comments for rebuttal
08:41:16 if necessary.
08:41:16 I respectfully request your approval.
08:41:18 >>HARRY COHEN: Any questions or comments from council
08:41:23 Mr. Suarez.
08:41:23 >>MIKE SUAREZ: Mr. Grandoff, what's going to happen to the
08:41:28 Does it still work?
08:41:30 >> Dominique?
08:41:33 >> I wasn't sure. I am was looking at the site plan and
08:41:37 thinking maybe we would incorporate it in there.
08:41:40 >> There might be several other clocks involved.
08:41:43 >> And that might be why they have taken it to historic
08:41:46 preservation because it is kind of a landmark for a lot of
08:41:49 people that travel down there.
08:41:51 >> That's correct.
08:41:52 >>MIKE SUAREZ: I was making a facetious remark about the
08:41:56 I didn't see it anywhere so I assume it will be packed up
08:41:59 and sold to someone who wants a clock of that size.
08:42:02 >> I think it will be.
08:42:04 >>MIKE SUAREZ: Thank you, Mr. Grandoff.
08:42:06 >>HARRY COHEN: If there are no additional questions at this
08:42:07 time, is there anyone from the public that would like to
08:42:10 address council regarding this matter?
08:42:16 Don't all get up at once.
08:42:19 We have a motion to close.
08:42:22 Councilwoman Mulhern?
08:42:23 >>MARY MULHERN: I just wanted to ask before we close.
08:42:26 We have got a couple of letters about this from -- I thought
08:42:30 they were the adjacent neighbors.
08:42:31 But they are not the names that are on the site plan.
08:42:46 >>JOHN GRANDOFF: Excuse me one moment.
08:43:28 >> Those letters came from the owner of this home here
08:43:32 and --
08:43:33 >> Mr. Blank is back.
08:43:36 >> Okay.
08:43:37 Well, this owner right here, and this owner right here.
08:43:41 Mr. Noland lives here Mr. O'Brien lives here.
08:43:44 The two letters you received were from Ms. Wilkerson and Ms.
08:43:57 I have written the names here, Mr. Scott and Ms. Huddle live
08:44:01 right here they are not behind.
08:44:05 They are to the southwest.
08:44:06 Mr. Noland is here Mr. O'Brien here.
08:44:10 The letters are the same concern that Mr. noland Ray raised.
08:44:15 He wanted to have some amount of buffering.
08:44:16 >> You are going to do that?
08:44:17 >> We are going to do that southwest of us.
08:44:23 >> It's very sad to see mostly the greenery as much as the
08:44:29 building go.
08:44:31 All the cactus, cacti.
08:44:34 >> Got a brand new medical office building.
08:44:37 >>HARRY COHEN: We had a motion to close I think made by
08:44:44 Councilman Reddick and seconded by councilwoman Capin.
08:44:48 All those in favor please indicate by saying aye.
08:44:53 Councilman Suarez, would you please take this item?
08:44:56 >>MIKE SUAREZ: I move an ordinance for first reading
08:44:59 consideration, an ordinance rezoning property in the general
08:45:02 vicinity of 105 and 107 South MacDill Avenue in the city of
08:45:06 Tampa, Florida and more particularly described in section 1
08:45:09 from zoning district classifications CN commercial
08:45:13 neighborhood, to PD, planned development, office, storefront
08:45:18 residential, medical, and all CN uses providing an effective
08:45:27 Do I need to change that?
08:45:29 >>ABBYE FEELEY: No, that's absolutely correct.
08:45:31 Thank you very much.
08:45:31 If you would just include the revisions stated in the staff
08:45:34 report and then let me read the two in that Mr. Grandoff --
08:45:39 >>MIKE SUAREZ: The staff report it provided by staff and
08:45:44 the two you are about to read in.
08:45:46 >> Yes. There was the addition of a hedge along the western
08:45:48 boundary, either Viburnum or other acceptable material, and
08:45:53 then that the west side of the wall would be stucco but
08:45:58 remain unfinished, to be painted by the adjacent property
08:46:03 >>HARRY COHEN: We have a motion from Councilman Suarez,
08:46:06 seconded by Councilman Reddick.
08:46:08 All those in favor pleas indicate by saying aye.
08:46:11 >>THE CLERK: Motion carried with Miranda being absent and
08:46:16 Montelione absent at vote.
08:46:17 Second reading and adoption will be on December 5th at
08:46:21 9:30 a.m.
08:46:24 >> For the record that was a substitute title that was read
08:46:27 and the ordinance will be corrected with the correct title
08:46:29 for second reading.
08:46:30 >> Correct.
08:46:31 >>HARRY COHEN: We are going to move on now to item number
08:46:35 10 which is an application from Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo.
08:46:39 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Land Development Coordination.
08:46:43 Item number 10 is Z-13-70 located at 7201 North Boulevard.
08:46:49 The request before you tonight is from RS-50 residential --
08:46:55 that should be single-family in the staff report, to PD,
08:46:58 planned development, and the uses are hay barn and accessory
08:47:03 using to Lowry Park Zoo.
08:47:05 There is one waiver associated with this.
08:47:08 And that is to allow commercial access to a local street,
08:47:11 which is Patterson street.
08:47:13 The request before you tonight is on the old kid city safety
08:47:18 village piece of property that has been vacant for some time
08:47:23 now, and the zoo is requesting to be able to relocate their
08:47:27 hay barn, that is the barn that houses all the hay for the
08:47:31 animals, from the existing zoo site to this site.
08:47:34 And you will see on your site plan before you, it is going
08:47:37 to be located at the southwest corner of the site, adjacent
08:47:42 to the actual zoo facility, and should not be very intrusive
08:47:47 to the surrounding neighbors.
08:47:48 >>HARRY COHEN: Councilwoman Capin will want to know if they
08:47:52 are going to have amplified music.
08:47:54 [ Laughter ]
08:47:58 >> I will defer to Mr. Hay and then conclude my
08:48:01 Thank you.
08:48:04 >>David Hay: Planning Commission staff.
08:48:06 And I have been sworn.
08:48:08 We move back up to the university district for our next
08:48:12 The subject site as Abbye has said is located near the
08:48:15 southwest corner of North Boulevard and west pattern son
08:48:18 street in the Lowry Park central neighborhood.
08:48:22 Next onto the aerial.
08:48:24 The first thing that really pops out is the Lowry Park Zoo,
08:48:27 which as you all know is just to the south.
08:48:30 To the north, we have the predominantly single-family
08:48:33 detached residential.
08:48:35 And to the east we have another portion of Lowry Park.
08:48:42 Onto the land use map.
08:48:43 The subject site and properties located to the south
08:48:46 represented by the green color, designated major recreation
08:48:50 open space, future land use category.
08:48:53 To the north, across Patterson Avenue represented by that
08:48:56 tan color is property designated as residential 10.
08:49:02 Overall Planning Commission staff found the proposed planned
08:49:05 development would allow for the early expansion of some zoo
08:49:09 operations while remaining sensitive to the single-family
08:49:12 detached residential uses located to the north.
08:49:15 Therefore, based on those findings and the goals, objectives
08:49:18 and policies of the comprehensive plan Planning Commission
08:49:21 staff finds the rezoning request consistent with the Tampa
08:49:24 comprehensive plan.
08:49:29 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Thank you, David.
08:49:33 So the rezoning before you as I stated is from residential
08:49:36 single-family to PD to allow for the relocation. Hay barn
08:49:40 at the Tampa safety village property.
08:49:43 It is a 2.8-acre site located at the southwest corner of
08:49:46 North Boulevard and Patterson street.
08:49:49 It's surrounded by Lowry Park Zoo, the west and the south,
08:49:52 City of Tampa parks and recreation and Lowry Park to the
08:49:55 east, and single-family residential to the north across
08:50:00 The site plan identifies 60-foot by 100 foot envelope to the
08:50:04 southwest corner towards the location of the hay barn.
08:50:07 Therefore the setbacks would be 144 feet north, that would
08:50:12 be to Patterson, 45 feet south, which would be to the zoo,
08:50:17 300 feet east which would be the Boulevard, and 73 feet west
08:50:22 which would also be the zoo.
08:50:28 Here is the zoning atlas.
08:50:30 There are three PDs that make up the zoo property.
08:50:37 I think it's two.
08:50:38 This is the subject site here.
08:50:40 Please note that anything other than the hay barn would
08:50:44 require an additional rezoning.
08:50:46 We are just doing this for the hay barn and minor accessory
08:50:50 uses which they stated there are none, but just in case
08:50:53 there were, I put accessory uses on there that would allow
08:50:57 for things to happen, but if anything else were to happen to
08:50:59 this property it would need to come back before you.
08:51:04 Where this is the aerial of the site.
08:51:06 You can see some of the configuration of safety village
08:51:10 still there.
08:51:11 I will show you will pictures.
08:51:12 This is Boulevard looking west into the site.
08:51:17 A little bit closer up.
08:51:19 Here is looking kind of northwest towards Patterson.
08:51:23 This is moving north towards Patterson.
08:51:31 This is the east side of Boulevard, just across from the
08:51:39 That is the northwest corner.
08:51:48 [ Laughter ] I promise.
08:51:49 I was out on veterans day.
08:51:52 Lots of people out there.
08:51:53 It was a beautiful day.
08:51:54 Here is the northwest corner of Patterson and Boulevard.
08:51:57 Here is the front of the house on Boulevard.
08:51:59 That's the front of the house on Patterson.
08:52:02 Moving west down Patterson.
08:52:06 Single-family residential I referred to.
08:52:10 Still moving west.
08:52:14 And coming to the south side of the street, looking back
08:52:17 toward Boulevard, this is the zoo property on the south
08:52:26 That is another view from Boulevard looking west.
08:52:31 This is the gate on Patterson.
08:52:35 This is the east side of Boulevard.
08:52:40 Parks and Recreation Department.
08:52:41 And Lowry Park.
08:52:43 This is another view of the entry to the site from
08:52:46 And now looking south towards the zoo property and moving
08:52:51 south on the west side of Boulevard.
08:52:57 There is a finding of inconsistency from the transportation
08:53:04 division for local access to Patterson.
08:53:06 There is a local access there from Safety Village.
08:53:09 Because this is a new application that waiver is on your
08:53:12 plan, and they do typically have that standing objection to
08:53:15 the local access.
08:53:18 As you can see, the site is secure.
08:53:21 There are gates.
08:53:23 Those gates do remain locked.
08:53:25 And unless it was for like a rhinoceros transport or
08:53:30 something like that ---I have learned so much from the zoo
08:53:33 by being involved in this application -- those gates would
08:53:36 remain closed and would not be open or have any sort of
08:53:40 commercial traffic onto Patterson.
08:53:43 They weigh several tons.
08:53:45 Other than that, staff does find the request consistent.
08:53:49 Thank you.
08:53:54 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Abbye, could you please put that first photo
08:54:17 Looking down North Boulevard.
08:54:25 Okay, it will get there.
08:54:27 It's going to be so anti-climatic.
08:54:30 Keep going, keep going.
08:54:32 The last one you are going to put up, I think.
08:54:39 It's going to be so anti-climatic.
08:54:41 Keep going.
08:54:45 No more?
08:54:46 There's more.
08:54:49 No, keep going.
08:54:51 I think that was it.
08:54:53 Back up, back up.
08:54:56 That's not it.
08:54:59 [ Laughter ] you know, it's late.
08:55:03 It's the first residence.
08:55:12 >> The white one?
08:55:14 >> It's North Boulevard.
08:55:15 But looking north open North Boulevard.
08:55:18 But that's okay.
08:55:23 That is it, you're right.
08:55:28 Whenever you drive down North Boulevard on the corner of
08:55:30 North Boulevard and Kirby is the home that I lived in when
08:55:34 my daughter was born, when my husband and I lived there, my
08:55:37 daughter was born 34 years ago, and that oak tree on the
08:55:40 corner was planted the day she was born.
08:55:43 So when you drive by, look at that oak tree.
08:55:46 And it's the oak tree that was planted when she was born.
08:55:52 Thank you.
08:55:53 >> That's not anti-climatic.
08:55:55 That's sweet.
08:55:55 >>HARRY COHEN: That was worth it to hear that.
08:56:00 Well worth the wait.
08:56:03 [ Laughter ]
08:56:04 >> Good evening, council members.
08:56:06 I'm John LaRocca, Murphy LaRocca consulting group, 101 East
08:56:11 Kennedy Boulevard, representing Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo.
08:56:14 I will be very brief.
08:56:16 Yes, you heard correctly, the PD zoning is to rezone the
08:56:21 last 2.88-acre tract of land owned by the City of Tampa, but
08:56:27 taken through at least by Tampa Lowry Park Zoo, original kid
08:56:33 city safety village.
08:56:34 The zoom is planning to only move its hay barn to the
08:56:38 southwest corner of the site to be rezoned.
08:56:42 The inconsistency raised by the transportation division as
08:56:47 Abbye indicated was a reflection of the existing driveway
08:56:52 and gate that is secured the majority of time except when a
08:56:56 significant piece of equipment or animal is moved in and out
08:57:00 of the zoo.
08:57:02 We respectfully request your consideration and approval to
08:57:06 allow the hay barn to be relocated, and only the hay barn to
08:57:11 be located on this property.
08:57:12 Thank you.
08:57:12 >>HARRY COHEN: Thanks very much.
08:57:15 Is there anyone from the public that would like to address
08:57:18 the council at this time?
08:57:22 >>FRANK REDDICK: Move to close.
08:57:28 >>HARRY COHEN: Move to close by Councilman Reddick,
08:57:31 seconded by Councilwoman Mulhern.
08:57:33 All in favor?
08:57:34 All right.
08:57:35 Councilwoman Capin.
08:57:36 Could you please take this item?
08:57:39 >>YVONNE CAPIN: Thank you, Mr. Chair, with pleasure,
08:57:40 ordinance presented for first reading consideration, an
08:57:43 ordinance rezoning property in the general vicinity of 7201
08:57:47 North Boulevard in the city of Tampa, Florida and more
08:57:50 particularly described in section 1 from zoning district
08:57:53 classifications RS-50 residential single-family to PD
08:57:57 planned development, hay barn, accessory use where to Lowry
08:58:02 Park Zoo, providing an effective date.
08:58:03 >>HARRY COHEN: We have a motion from Councilwoman Capin,
08:58:07 seconded by Councilman Suarez.
08:58:09 All in favor indicate by saying aye.
08:58:11 >>THE CLERK: Motion carried with Miranda being absent,
08:58:16 Montelione absent at vote.
08:58:19 Second leading and adoption will be on December 5th at
08:58:22 9:30 a.m.
08:58:23 >>HARRY COHEN: We are going to move on now to the final
08:58:26 agenda item. Evening, item number 1.
08:58:30 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Will land development.
08:58:31 Case Z-13-71 located at 5112 north Habana Avenue, 2906,
08:58:38 2908, 2910 west Crest Avenue.
08:58:41 The request before you this evening is from RS-60
08:58:44 residential single-family to PD planned development for
08:58:50 There are three waivers.
08:58:51 The first is to reduce the required parking through 36 to 3
08:58:56 The second is to allow commercial traffic, access to a local
08:59:00 street, west Crest Avenue, and the last to allow for a 6
08:59:05 foot high PVC fence in lieu of a 6-foot masonry wall.
08:59:10 >>David Hay: Planning Commission staff.
08:59:14 And I have been sworn.
08:59:15 Our final case we head back down to the central Tampa
08:59:18 planning district.
08:59:20 The subject site is located along north Habana Avenue,
08:59:23 approximately 750 feet south of Hillsborough Avenue.
08:59:27 Next, we move onto the aerial.
08:59:30 North Habana Avenue running north-south through the center
08:59:33 of the aerial.
08:59:34 Hillsborough Avenue is on the north side.
08:59:37 North Habana Avenue is predominantly office in character
08:59:41 with some scattered multifamily residential.
08:59:43 To the west and to the east across Habana Avenue is
08:59:46 primarily single-family detached residential, and finally
08:59:49 located northeast of the subject site within the
08:59:53 Hillsborough plaza shopping center.
08:59:56 Finally, onto the future land use map, the portion of the
09:00:01 subject site and properties located along north Habana
09:00:04 Avenue are all designated as a residential 35, which is
09:00:08 represented by that brown color.
09:00:10 The remaining portion of the subject site and property
09:00:12 located to the west are all designated residential 10.
09:00:16 And to the north we can see the pink representing community
09:00:19 mixed use 35, future land use category, and to the south we
09:00:22 see the blue which represents the public quasi-public future
09:00:26 land use category.
09:00:28 Planning Commission staff found the proposed plan
09:00:31 development would have allow for office use that is
09:00:32 comparable with the existing development pattern found along
09:00:36 this portion of north Habana Avenue.
09:00:39 Planning Commission staff did have one area of concern
09:00:41 regarding the proposed access along west Crest street.
09:00:45 The original submitted site plan placed the axis point
09:00:48 across from the apartment building directly to the north.
09:00:52 During the latest site plan the access was moved further
09:00:55 west, deeper into the neighborhood.
09:00:56 Planning Commission staff would recommend that the access
09:00:58 point is feasible, be moved further east to reduce any
09:01:02 potential for commercial traffic negatively affecting the
09:01:06 single-family residential portion of the neighborhood.
09:01:09 With that, Mr. Said, Planning Commission staff overall finds
09:01:13 the rezoning request consistent with the Tampa comprehensive
09:01:16 >>ABBYE FEELEY: Thanks, David.
09:01:23 The request before you tonight is from residential
09:01:25 single-family RS-60 to PD planned development to allow for
09:01:29 the construction of a 6,000 square foot medical office with
09:01:33 associated parking.
09:01:34 The subject property is .78 acres and located at the
09:01:38 southwest corner of north Habana and Crest Avenue.
09:01:41 The proposed plan seeks to locate the new building towards
09:01:43 the center of the property given that there are three grand
09:01:46 trees on-site.
09:01:49 They are going to provide a small parking lot in a site
09:01:52 along Habana and then another parking lot with the majority
09:01:56 of parking in the Leer with access off of Crest, as David
09:01:59 just discussed with you.
09:02:01 The property is surrounded by medical office to the south,
09:02:04 multifamily residential to the north, single-family
09:02:06 residential to the west, and semi-detached.
09:02:11 Single-family semi-detached.
09:02:14 To the west -- no, to the north along Crest there's a couple
09:02:19 duplexes and they said medical office and residential to the
09:02:23 east along north Habana.
09:02:25 The PD setbacks are as follows.
09:02:27 North 15 feet along Crest.
09:02:29 South 5 feet adjacent to medical office.
09:02:31 I'll show you that.
09:02:32 West 25 feet.
09:02:35 It's shown at 200 feet.
09:02:38 Adjacent to residential.
09:02:39 Then east 55 feet.
09:02:41 The maximum building highlight is proposed at 20 feet.
09:02:44 The required parking based on the proposed use is 36 and 371
09:02:48 spaces are being provided, and some of that is due to the
09:02:52 tree retention.
09:02:55 The site here is shown for you in green.
09:02:57 Crest to the north.
09:02:58 Habana to the east.
09:03:00 MacDill to the west.
09:03:02 You will see this is the residential multifamily apartment.
09:03:05 I'll show you some pictures of that.
09:03:07 There was a PD done just to the south.
09:03:11 Tampa same as what's being proposed to you tonight for
09:03:13 medical office.
09:03:14 I'll show you some pictures of that as well.
09:03:17 At Hillsborough and Habana is a Publix shopping center.
09:03:22 Also, there's self PDs along the Habana area for mixed types
09:03:29 of offices.
09:03:30 I'll show you some of those pictures as well.
09:03:35 Here is the aerial of the site.
09:03:47 Here is the site from Habana looking west.
09:03:53 This is the subject.
09:03:55 I am going to show you everything right now that's the
09:03:57 subject until I tell you it's not the subject because it's a
09:04:00 lot of single-family residential homes
09:04:03 So this is the southwest corner of Habana and Crest.
09:04:08 This is the north elevation of that same house moving west.
09:04:12 Along Crest.
09:04:16 This is still the subject site.
09:04:20 Moving west.
09:04:28 And this is the last house.
09:04:32 This is the house adjacent to the property on the west.
09:04:38 This is the north side of Crest, now moving back east toward
09:04:49 This is the duplex immediately across from where the
09:04:53 proposed access that David was discussing with you would be
09:04:58 Then shift to the multifamily residential that is there.
09:05:04 This is approaching the intersection at Habana and Crest.
09:05:07 This is the northwest corner.
09:05:10 This is the east side of Habana.
09:05:12 Now moving south.
09:05:20 This is a vacant piece.
09:05:22 This is one of the PDs we did for medical office on the east
09:05:25 side of Habana that has not been built yet.
09:05:28 This is south of Haya on Habana.
09:05:36 And what I did do was I came onto Haya, and this is the lot
09:05:43 here moving down Haya, that PD that was built for medical
09:05:50 This is the north side of Haya.
09:05:53 And that piece I think is actually right here, because then
09:06:04 the retention for the medical office PD starts on the other
09:06:08 side of that.
09:06:11 This actually has solid waste access off of Haya, with the
09:06:19 We would not allow for this today, obviously, and we
09:06:25 actually have the dumpster and the maneuvering on the
09:06:28 subject site that we are working on tonight.
09:06:30 This is a look back toward their parking area.
09:06:34 This building actually has internal doors.
09:06:38 It has doors on Haya.
09:06:40 It also has doors on Habana, entryways.
09:06:45 So this is approaching the intersection of Haya and Habana.
09:06:52 This is a view looking north, Habana, Haya.
09:06:57 And that is a shot from Habana.
09:07:00 This is immediately south of the subject property.
09:07:07 Transportation did have an inconsistent finding based on the
09:07:10 access on Crest.
09:07:11 The requested access on Crest.
09:07:13 There are no modifications in between first and second
09:07:17 There were two comments.
09:07:18 One was from stormwater, in order to get credit for the
09:07:22 existing impervious, they would recommend updating the
09:07:25 property survey to show all existing impervious areas prior
09:07:29 to the time of permitting.
09:07:30 So that credit can be given for that. And also for national
09:07:34 resources, that there are three hazardous grand trees.
09:07:38 There are three grand trees that we are reserving.
09:07:41 There are three hazardous grand trees that are going to be
09:07:45 And those will be noticed and signed at the time of
09:07:48 permitting through our standard practice for hazardous grand
09:07:51 tree removal.
09:07:52 Other than that, staff did find the request consistent, and
09:07:57 we are available for any questions.
09:07:58 >>HARRY COHEN: Thank you very much.
09:08:02 >> Good evening.
09:08:06 Richard Davis, 15310 Amber Lee Drive, Tampa, Florida 33647,
09:08:13 here tonight on behalf of Dr. Atigre, the developer and user
09:08:24 of this office building.
09:08:26 I am accompanied by Mr. Reed Thursby of the Kisinger Campo
09:08:26 firm. I would like to introduce him for the record, his
09:08:30 He has 38 years of experience in site design, land planning
09:08:33 and civil engineering for the purposes of the record.
09:08:43 Council members, we certainly appreciate and agree with the
09:08:46 conclusions of consistency that staff had mentioned to you
09:08:50 I would like Mr. Thursby to come forward with the site plan
09:08:57 and talk briefly about that.
09:09:01 >> This site is a narrow site.
09:09:07 And we worked very diligently with staff to ensure
09:09:10 protection of the grand tree and to locate the building in a
09:09:15 fashion that would most efficiently permit parking.
09:09:19 And the end resultlet, council members, the grand trees that
09:09:26 need protected are certainly being protected and the area
09:09:32 where we put the sidewalks, we are redesigning sidewalks in
09:09:35 a fashion to protect the pecan tree located along Crest.
09:09:39 So the site design from an environmental perspective is a
09:09:43 matter that is of significant captain substance to our
09:09:47 Now, the issue of the parking and the 31 spaces versus 36,
09:09:55 as -- we face the issue as part of the narrowness of this
09:09:59 particular site.
09:10:00 Our client respectfully requests that that waiver be
09:10:05 He believes clearly that there are enough spaces with 31
09:10:10 spaces on the site instead of the 36 right-hand side, and
09:10:15 would respectfully request approval of that waiver.
09:10:17 Now, that merges with the requested waiver on the access to
09:10:24 You will notice again that the narrowness of the site is
09:10:27 such that it is close to the intersection of Crest and
09:10:30 Habana, and we would ask that there be access on Crest.
09:10:36 But please note when you look at the site plan, we have been
09:10:39 able through the design to put seven parking spaces on the
09:10:43 front that will access Habana.
09:10:46 So really there are only going to be 24 spaces that will be
09:10:51 accessing Crest.
09:10:52 So as a result, we believe that through the site design, and
09:10:56 through the minimum number of trips general he earthed by
09:11:01 this particular use, and that information is contained in
09:11:03 your record of preliminary traffic analysis by Mr. Thursby
09:11:11 to show that this particular use consumes only 1.4% of the
09:11:15 capacity along Crest and 0.6% of the capacity on Habana.
09:11:20 We believe that the trips generated from that one parking
09:11:24 lot will be adequately merged on the use of Crest and
09:11:33 support the approval of a waiver.
09:11:36 Finally, the third requested waiver, council members,
09:11:38 relates to a fence which is along this part of the site.
09:11:44 We are asking for approval of the PVC fence instead of a
09:11:49 masonry fence.
09:11:50 You will note that that fence is along the boundary of the
09:11:54 property, and the PVC fence is actually more easily
09:11:59 maintained than a masonry fence, and that is why we would
09:12:03 very much like that particular waiver.
09:12:06 Of course, it will meet the applicable height requirement.
09:12:09 Council members, you will see also in your backup tonight
09:12:15 the renderings of the building.
09:12:19 And one of the goals from my client's architect is to create
09:12:23 a building which carries with it the regulatory feel of
09:12:29 single-family residential.
09:12:31 The building is only 20 feet tall, and you will notice in
09:12:34 those renderings -- and that was very important to our
09:12:39 client so that the building carry that and thus merge with
09:12:47 the environmental feel of the single-family homes that you
09:12:51 find down Crest.
09:12:52 Now, I would ask Lee to bring forward the aerial, just to
09:12:58 close my conversation, and show you the uses in the area.
09:13:05 You will note that the area that is squared off is a site
09:13:10 for the requested use, and right next to it, the existing
09:13:15 medical office that actually extends virtually the same
09:13:19 depth back from Habana.
09:13:22 And then on the opposite side of the street, you will see
09:13:25 the multifamily uses.
09:13:27 We believe as concluded by staff that this use fits in, and
09:13:32 is compatible with the context of land uses in this
09:13:35 particular area, and we would respectfully request your
09:13:40 We are ready to respond to any questions you may have.
09:13:45 And Mr. Thursby is here and I have introduced his resumé if
09:13:53 you have any questions for Mr. Thursby.
09:13:55 Thank you for your time and consideration.
09:13:56 >>HARRY COHEN: Thank you.
09:13:58 I don't seep any questions for council members at this time.
09:14:01 Is there anyone from the public who would like to address
09:14:03 council regarding this matter?
09:14:08 Don't see anyone.
09:14:11 >>MIKE SUAREZ: Move to close.
09:14:13 >>HARRY COHEN: We have a motion to close from Councilman
09:14:16 Suarez, seconded by Councilwoman Mulhern.
09:14:18 All those in favor indicate by saying aye.
09:14:22 Mr. Reddick, would you please take item number 11.
09:14:27 >>FRANK REDDICK: I'm going to try.
09:14:44 Which one, 11?
09:14:46 Move an ordinance being presented for first reading
09:14:51 consideration, an ordinance rezoning property in the general
09:14:53 vicinity of 571712 north Habana Avenue and 2906, 2908, and
09:15:00 2910 west Crest Avenue in the city of Tampa, Florida and
09:15:03 more particularly described in section 1 from zoning
09:15:05 district classifications RS-50 residential single-family to
09:15:09 PD planned development, office, medical, providing an
09:15:12 effective date.
09:15:12 >> Second.
09:15:15 >>HARRY COHEN: We have a motion from Councilman Reddick,
09:15:18 seconded by Councilman Suarez.
09:15:19 All those in favor please indicate by saying aye.
09:15:22 >>THE CLERK: Motion carried with Miranda being absent and
09:15:26 Montelione being absent at vote.
09:15:30 Second reading will be on December 5 they at 9:30 a.m.
09:15:34 >>HARRY COHEN: Thank you very much.
09:15:35 Well, that concludes our agenda for this evening K.we please
09:15:37 have a motion to receive and file?
09:15:40 We have a motion from Councilman Suarez, seconded by
09:15:43 Councilwoman Capin.
09:15:44 All those in favor please indicate by saying aye.
09:15:49 We did do new business earlier in the day.
09:15:51 There are any council members that have new business
09:15:55 >>MIKE SUAREZ: I just have one item, sir.
09:15:57 I would like to ask the council to approve a commendation to
09:16:00 Margaret Smith McCallister in celebration of her 90th
09:16:05 Ms. McCallister, if you recall, she had retired as the
09:16:09 organist from one of our churches locally and has been doing
09:16:13 it for 56 or 57 straight years.
09:16:17 She's also cousin of one of our former mayors, Julian lane.
09:16:22 She was a first cousin of Julian lane.
09:16:24 She's going to have a celebration on Saturday.
09:16:26 And I hope to present that commendation at that time.
09:16:28 >>FRANK REDDICK: Second.
09:16:30 >>HARRY COHEN: Motion from Councilman Suarez, seconded by
09:16:33 Councilman Reddick.
09:16:34 All in favor?
09:16:37 Is there any other new business by council members?
09:16:44 With that we are adjourned.
09:16:45 We'll see you next week.
09:16:47 (City Council meeting adjourned).
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