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CITY OF ST. CLOUD

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE MINUTES

REGULAR

 

 

DATE OF MEETING:      May 3, 2007                 

 

LOCATION:                   1300 9th Street - 1st Floor – DRC Conference Room; St. Cloud

 

CALL TO ORDER:         2:00 P.M.

 

CHAIRMAN:                  David Nearing, Director of Planning and Zoning

 

SECRETARY:               Pam Murray, Planning and Zoning Technician

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:

David Ennis                   John Groenendaal                      Jeff Higgins                    Ted Kozak

Mark Luthie                   Rick Mauro                                Nanette Moroni              Ron Trowell

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

1.         Case #06-55.02 – Bentlee Park Villas (Jeff Higgins, Planner)

South of 17th Street and West of Eastern Avenue

Preliminary Master Plan

 

Mr. Mike Bahar, Mr. Doug Iredale, and Mr. Chris Grape were present to represent the applicant.

 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT

INFORMATION:

1.         No comments on this annexation/PUD amendment. No comments on the preliminary plan that was submitted for the March 29th DRC meeting.

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

INFORMATION:

1.         With the implementation of the Cyber Spot wireless system thru out the City of St. Cloud, “Cyber Spot Capital Expansion” charges will apply prior to development of said property.

 This fee shall be assessed as follows:

Per Residential Unit: $118.46

Per square foot of Commercial property: $0.0068

Please reference Resolution #2005-418R, Ordinance #2005-168, and Section 6.1.10.1 of the Land Development Code. 

2.         Please note that all cases do not necessarily require poles, but in the cases that do require poles, the following guidelines will apply.

1.       Poles that provide a minimum mounting height of 25 feet, as recommended by the Radio manufacture and a continuous, non-switched power source, will be required, at the developer’s expense, for mounting of the radios.

2.       In instances of decorative light poles, matching decorative poles, providing a minimum mounting height of 25 feet, as recommended by the Radio manufacture and a continuous, non-switched power source, will be required, at the developer’s expense, for mounting of the radios.

3.       Please note that this is a combined effort with OUC and the City of St. Cloud for the acquisition and placement of the poles that needs to be addressed by the developer during the street lighting design phase.

4.       A layout of the electric system showing transformer locations and street lighting needs too be supplied to the IT department as soon as possible for determining the number of poles required and location of the poles.

 

PUBLIC WORKS

CONDITIONS:

1.         The proposed access to public R/W is along Eastern Avenue.  This road is under jurisdiction of Osceola County and therefore will require a permit or a letter of intent to issue a permit prior to final site plan sign-off.

LINES DIVISION

CONDITIONS:

1.                   Please provide an area with a min. 15’ utility easement for the looping of the water main and a 20’ utility easement on the proposed sanitary sewer main through the proposed project to 17th St.

2.                   Show the water main connected to the Eastern Ave. 8” main, rather than 17th St. along the east side of project.        

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT

CONDITIONS:

1.         Upon annexation, this site will receive fire protection from the St. Cloud Fire Rescue Department.  In order for the site to receive the ISO rating inherent with the rest of the City, a hydrant must be located within 1000 feet of any existing structures, measured along the road right-of-way and shall not be measured across private property not designated and used as a road right-of-way.  Furthermore, any future development will require standards set forth according to the City of St. Cloud’s Land Development Code.

2.         Distance from or spacing for hydrants located within single family residential subdivisions shall not exceed five hundred (500) feet and shall be connected to water mains no less than eight (8) inches in diameter. The required distance between all hydrants shall be measured along the road right-of-way and shall not be measured across private property not designated and used as a road right-of-way. No individual hydrant shall be designed to deliver more than 1000 GPM of required fire flow. (L.D.C. 7.9.2.b.1)

3.         Cul-de sacs with no street parking shall be provided with a turnaround having an outside roadway diameter of at least one hundred feet (100’) and a street right of way diameter of one hundred twenty feet (120’). Cul-de-sacs shall have a maximum length of eight hundred feet (800’) including the turn around. (LDC 6.2.1L)

4.         During construction, when combustibles are brought on to the site in such quantities as deemed hazardous by the fire official, access roads and a suitable supply of water, acceptable to the fire department, shall be provided and maintained.  Completion of the base installation, including the appropriate tack coating and sanding, shall be considered sufficient for vehicular access.  The following requirements must be met before water is made available to the site: (LDC 16E)

A.      A clearance letter from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (F.D.E.P.) to place a public drinking water facility into service; 

B.      A fire flow test by the St. Cloud Fire Department with results verifying minimum specifications have been met.

5.         A fire department access road shall extend to with-in 50ft of a single exterior door providing access to the interior of the building. NFPA1 18.2.2.2

6.         Fire department access roads shall be provided such that any portion of an exterior wall of the first story of the building is located not more than 150 ft. from fire department access roads as measured by an approved route around the exterior of the building or facility. NFPA1 18.2.2.3.1 (the distance may be increased to 450 ft. when approved fire sprinkler systems are installed)

INFORMATION:

1.         Further conditions and recommendations will be addressed during the construction process.

 

OUC (ELECTRIC UTILITY)

CONDITIONS:

1.         The owner will install all the primary conduit and the concrete transformer pads.  The secondary conduit, wire, and terminations is the responsibility of the owner.  Please have the conduit installed and inspected by OUC four weeks before you need pre-power.  Please read the attached “UPDATE ADVISORY NOTICE” as it pertains to electric material shortages.

2.         A utility easement will be required once the location of the transformer and primary run is determined.

INFORMATION:

1.         There may be costs for temp. power to this site.

2.         There may be costs to provide electric service to this project, please contact Development Services.

3.         OUC can provide parking lot lights for this project please contact Development Services.

4.         Please send all site and electric information to OUC Development Services.

            OUC Development Service

            44 W. Jefferson Street

            P.O. Box 3193

            Orlando, FL 32802

            407-236-9*652 Fax 407-236-9628

            Email: developmentservices@ouc.com

5.         Once all the information is obtained by Development Services an Engineer will be assigned to the project.

 

PLANNING

CONDITIONS:

1.                   All gates shall be located a minimum of thirty feet (30’) from the public right-of-way and shall not open outward. Gates shall have an access control device approved by the Fire Dept.

2.                   Landscape buffer width requirements are 25 feet adjacent to Medium Density Residential Land Use to the North and West & Industrial Land Use to the East and requires 30 feet adjacent to Low Density Land Use to the South.

3.                   If the buffer widths are 15 feet the caliper of trees shall be 3” diameter measured three feet above ground with a minimum height of 8 feet upon planting.

4.                   One tree planted every twenty linear feet shall also include under story trees spaced in-between the shade trees. A mixture a depths would be preferable to add more trees to this requirement.

5.                   A opaque screen six feet in height must screen the northern property boundary from 17th Street additionally an opaque screen 6 feet in height shall buffer the east, west, and southern boundaries.

6.                   A continuous hedge screen at least twenty-four inches in height upon planting must buffer the perimeter boundary.

7.                   Landscaping should go well above the minimum code requirements.

8.                   Additional right-of-way for Eastern Avenue should be dedicated to the public. Please consult with Osceola County regarding the right-of-way needs.

9.                   The property shall be limited to a maximum of seven units per acre.

10.               The community will have landscaping maintained by the community.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

11.               Approval of Medium Density Residential Land Use

12.               Approval of PUD zoning with conditions.

INFORMATION:

13.               A substantial benefit to the City is preferable that supports PUD zoning. A generous contribution to the parks and recreation department for their needed improvements is a consideration.

14.               Revised plans must be submitted within sixty (60) days of this review.  Revised plans submitted after the allotted time frame will require a new application including payment of additional fees. Please be advised that the number of plans required for submittal has increased to 15 sets.

15.               Applicant shall confer with Osceola County regarding access, right-of-way permits and concurrency prior to Final Site Plan approval for any development application that impacts a County Road.

16.               Please be advised that no model homes or centers will be permitted prior to recording of the final plat.  Any such structures shall also require approval of a “Mini Site Plan”.

 

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

CONDITIONS:

1.         A South Florida Water Management District permit/modification is required.

 

OSCEOLA COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY (911 ADDRESSING)

CONDITIONS:

1.         Prior to submitting final; applicant shall clear all proposed street names with the 911 Addressing Department.  Please have the applicant submit Preliminary Master Plan to the 911 Addressing Department for street name review and approval.

 

Applicant noted that they are aware of comments, and have nothing to add, and plans to move forward.

 

Mr. Nearing and Mr. Higgins noted the case will go to Planning Board May 15, 2007.

 

FINDING:  DRC recommended approval with conditions.

           

2.         Case #07-46.01 – Jowers Commercial PUD (Ted Kozak, Planner)

Michigan Avenue west of Southern Pines Subdivision

PUD Amendment; 24.92 acres; 120 units

 

Mr. Derrick Sutton, Mr. Chad Moorehead, Mr. Tom Daily, Mr. Wally Sanderland, and Mr. Jonathan Wolfe were present to represent the applicant.

 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT

INFORMATION:

1.         No comments on this Zoning.

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

INFORMATION:

1.         With the implementation of the Cyber Spot wireless system thru out the City of St. Cloud, “Cyber Spot Capital Expansion” charges will apply prior to development of said property.

 This fee shall be assessed as follows:

Per Residential Unit: $118.46

Per square foot of Commercial property: $0.0068

Please reference Resolution #2005-418R, Ordinance #2005-168, and Section 6.1.10.1 of the Land Development Code. 

2.         Please note that all cases do not necessarily require poles, but in the cases that do require poles, the following guidelines will apply.

5.       Poles that provide a minimum mounting height of 25 feet, as recommended by the Radio manufacture and a continuous, non-switched power source, will be required, at the developer’s expense, for mounting of the radios.

6.       In instances of decorative light poles, matching decorative poles, providing a minimum mounting height of 25 feet, as recommended by the Radio manufacture and a continuous, non-switched power source, will be required, at the developer’s expense, for mounting of the radios.

7.       Please note that this is a combined effort with OUC and the City of St. Cloud for the acquisition and placement of the poles that needs to be addressed by the developer during the street lighting design phase.

8.       A layout of the electric system showing transformer locations and street lighting needs too be supplied to the IT department as soon as possible for determining the number of poles required and location of the poles.

9.       Base on the number of requested units, the fees would be $14,215.20.

 

PUBLIC WORKS

CONDITIONS:

1.         The City and the County will need to review the transportation report when it is submitted by the engineer for the project.           

2.         We do not recommend apartments since this is a single family neighborhood.       

3.         The number of units for the Jower’s PUD is presently capped by Osceola County until improvements to the off-site street system is addressed. Therefore approval of this PUD amendment will not necessarily guarantee building permits can be issued.             

LINES DIVISION

RECOMMENDATIONS:

1.         No supporting documentation was received, therefore no comments can be made.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT

CONDITIONS:

1.         Further conditions and recommendations will be addressed during the construction process.

 

OUC (ELECTRIC UTILITY)

INFORMATION:

1.         No comment to PUD Amendment

2.         Please read the “UPDATED ADVISORY NOTICE” as it pertains to material shortages.

 

PLANNING

CONDITIONS:

1.                   Change the notation for parking: LDC Table III-8 states that Multi-Family uses require 2 spaces per unit, plus 1 additional space per 10 units.  10 percent bicycle parking is also required.

2.                   Since the FEMA flood zone is “A”, elevation certificates are required for development.

3.                   Indicate how each individual building will interact will others in the complex (walking areas).

4.                   Heavy perimeter landscaping to buffer the complex from the street(s) will be required (over and above LDC requirements).

5.                   A Mini Site Plan will be required for all amenities in open/ recreational spaces, including clubhouse and gazebos.

6.                   A member of Planning & Zoning shall review all aesthetics for the project, including but not limited to, building colors, design, and materials.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

1.         It seems that Commercial may be a better suited use in consideration with the surrounding wetlands and Michigan Avenue (a Collector route).  Staff recommends moving forward to public hearings.

INFORMATION:

1.                   Please be advised that the number of plans required for submittal has increased to 15 sets.

2.                   Applicant shall confer with Osceola County regarding access, right-of-way permits and concurrency prior to Final Site Plan approval for any development application that impacts a County Road.

 

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

CONDITIONS:

1.         Requires a modification of the existing South Florida Water Management District permit prior to any construction taking place.

 

OSCEOLA COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY (911 ADDRESSING)

CONDITIONS:

1.         Two of the street names will be required for approval by the 911 Addressing Department for the interior roadways.

 

Applicant noted that down-zoning from PUD to Multi-Unit is more compatible than the shopping center that is currently approved. For one, multiple units actually reduce traffic—especially at peak times. Teachers and Firemen, the primary resident, would be using roads at off-peak times. Plus, workers are living only within a few miles away from their workplace. 12.5 of the 25 acres will never be developed between the two types of developments (SFD v Multi). All these development points do not reduce, but actually is more in keeping the character for this area. Also, the development of 3 acres of commercial is more inline with the character than with a regional shopping center. Plus the wetlands buffer the adjoining developments (SFD) as well as Michigan Avenue. The entrance (ingress/egress) will not be on Michigan, but on Preserve.

 

Mr. Luthie noted that Michigan Avenue is not city- but is county-maintained, so we can’t comment.

 

Applicant noted that State required a letter, Traffic Concurrency.

 

Mr. Luthie noted that he was not copied.

 

Applicant noted that bi-yearly reports started at 420 units.

 

Mr. Nearing noted that the evaluation begins at 25% of construction completion.

 

Mr. Luthie inquired whether the development puts concurrency over the threshold.

 

Applicant noted that they will confirm, and the County has issued a letter that the applicant will forward to the departments.

 

Mr. Kozak noted that the traffic pull concern remains and wondered why the direction of traffic was changed.

 

Applicant noted that compared to the shopping center at 6,000, it shouldn’t be a concern.

 

Mr. Nearing clarified that the profile is changed due to unintended trips.

 

Mr. Kozak noted that the proposed includes too many changes.

 

Applicant noted that concurrency is covered, but peak hours are still a concern, and assures that the traffic engineer, GMB traffic engineers will better explain. Also, as for comment Planning #3, the site plan review will get into more accessibility for pedestrians.

 

Mr. Nearing requested that amenities are to be stated in the plans’ notes as to trails, etc. Planning can then structure comments to answer specifics.

 

Applicant noted that the existing park is going to be enhanced due to the building of a ball park.

 

Mr. Nearing is concerned about how much area is required, but if large enough, Planning can offer their consultation.

 

Mr. Nearing inquired whether there are tracts under water.

 

Applicant noted that there are none. As for aesthetics, the perimeter landscaping is good. Also, the applicant wondered about who will approve, a single staff member?

 

Mr. Kozak noted that a single staff member was correct.

 

Applicant mentioned the advantage of their landscaping as offering less impervious area, less service vehicles, less lighting, and more environmental.

 

Mr. Kozak noted that Planning Board has adopted a new schedule for the summer, and the only meeting for June is the 19th.

 

Mr. Nearing added that whether this project will be heard by Council is not definitive, so he will ask the City Manager.

 

Applicant noted what is needed, which was to submit the Concurrency letter, revise the narrative, and to talk more about pedestrian access.

 

Mr. Nearing added that the applicant also needed to revise the traffic pattern.

 

The silence on the tape is due to Mr. Nearing adding a column for sign-off titled “No Recommendation.”

 

FINDING:  DRC made no recommendation.

 

3.         Case #07-46.02 – Jowers Residential PUD (Ted Kozak, Planner)

West of Preserve Boulevard

PUD Amendment; 5.5 acres; 19 lots

 

Mr. Derrick Sutton, Mr. Chad Moorehead, Mr. Tom Daily, Mr. Wally Sanderland, and Mr. Jonathan Wolfe were present to represent the applicant.

 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT

INFORMATION:

1.         No comments on this PUD amendment.

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

INFORMATION:

1.         With the implementation of the Cyber Spot wireless system thru out the City of St. Cloud, “Cyber Spot Capital Expansion” charges will apply prior to development of said property.

 This fee shall be assessed as follows:

Per Residential Unit: $118.46

Per square foot of Commercial property: $0.0068

Please reference Resolution #2005-418R, Ordinance #2005-168, and Section 6.1.10.1 of the Land Development Code. 

2.         Please note that all cases do not necessarily require poles, but in the cases that do require poles, the following guidelines will apply.

10.   Poles that provide a minimum mounting height of 25 feet, as recommended by the Radio manufacture and a continuous, non-switched power source, will be required, at the developer’s expense, for mounting of the radios.

11.   In instances of decorative light poles, matching decorative poles, providing a minimum mounting height of 25 feet, as recommended by the Radio manufacture and a continuous, non-switched power source, will be required, at the developer’s expense, for mounting of the radios.

12.   Please note that this is a combined effort with OUC and the City of St. Cloud for the acquisition and placement of the poles that needs to be addressed by the developer during the street lighting design phase.

13.   A layout of the electric system showing transformer locations and street lighting needs too be supplied to the IT department as soon as possible for determining the number of poles required and location of the poles.

14.   Based on the number of units requested, the fees would be $2,250.74.

 

PUBLIC WORKS

CONDITIONS:

1.         What is the reason for the change in use for the property?

2.         We support the request to change the use to single family which is consistent with the surrounding uses.

3.         The number of units for the Jower’s PUD is presently capped by Osceola County until improvements to the off-site street system is addressed.  Therefore approval of this PUD amendment will not guarantee building permits can be issued.

 

LINES DIVISION

RECOMMENDATIONS:

1.         No supporting documentation was received; therefore, no comments can be made

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT

CONDITIONS:

1.             Further conditions and recommendations will be addressed during the construction process.

OUC (ELECTRIC UTILITY)

INFORMATION:

1.         No comment to PUD Amendment

2.         Please read the “UPDATED ADVISORY NOTICE” as it pertains to material shortages.

PLANNING

CONDITIONS:

1.         There is not enough information to issue conditions at this time.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

1.         Provide information including, but not limited to, PUD Guidelines, preliminary subdivision diagrams, setbacks, design criteria (aesthetics), parking, open space, drainage.

2.         Provide a narrative of benefits for the City to support this project.

3.         This PUD will require an Architectural Review Board to assess aesthetics with adopted PUD design criteria.

INFORMATION:

1.                   Please be advised that the number of plans required for submittal has increased to 15 sets.

2.                   Applicant shall confer with Osceola County regarding access, right-of-way permits and concurrency prior to Final Site Plan approval for any development application that impacts a County Road.

 

OSCEOLA COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY (911 ADDRESSING)

CONDITIONS:

1.         Please submit site plan for 911 Addressing review.

 

Applicant inquired as to what would be best?

 

Mr. Nearing suggested modifying the PUD and check with the neighbors and see if they have any questions.  If it’s straight R-1B no one can questions.

 

Applicant noted that he will consider the suggestions.

 

Mr. Nearing wanted to know about the park, he wanted a letter from the school saying they’re leaving the park alone.  If changed, and there’s already a plat, then a replat must be done.  Also, if retaining historic building, then could become mixed use. Any improvements, then a mini-site plan. Park must remain accessible to residents.

 

Mr. Groenendaal inquired that if the apartments didn’t work if the applicant should do residential.

 

Mr. Nearing noted that whatever size of the subdivision park space is required.

 

Applicant indicated that the park is two tracts and they were being counted toward open space requirements.

 

FINDING:  DRC recommended approval.

 

NEW BUSINESS:                     

 

1.                   Case #06-113.02 – Lorraine Estates, Unit 6 (Jeff Higgins, Planner)

Drama Lane, East of Canoe Creek Road

Final Plat

 

Ms. Patty McCurdy with Johnston Surveying and Mr. John Moody of Osceola Engineering, Inc were representing the applicant.

 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT

INFORMATION:

1.         No comments on this final plat.

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

CONDITIONS:

1.         No Comments on this case.

 

PUBLIC WORKS

CONDITIONS:

1.         No comments.  

 

LINES DIVISION

CONDITIONS:

1.                   Please include a 15 foot (15’) wide utility easement along the northern side of Tract A and along the east side of Lot 19 for the proposed water main.

2.                   Please revise the 10 foot (10’) wide utility easement shown along the north side of Lot 1 to a 15 foot (15’) easement.

 

Applicant wanted to confirm the configuration with lines.

 

Looking over the plans

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT

INFORMATION:

1.         Approval of this case will not cause an adverse affect on fire rescue department operations.

 

OUC (ELECTRIC UTILITY)

INFORMATION:

1.         The Final Plat meets the requirements of The Orlando Utilities Commission Electric Engineering Division.

 

PLANNING

CONDITIONS:

1.                   Construction plans must be submitted/approved prior to final plat being sent to the City Council.

2.                   Final Plat shall be recorded within 6 months of City Council approval.

3.                   Boundary survey and certificate of title must be included with this application.

4.                   Landscape easement should be a tract thereby reducing the property boundary. (Verify if lot size is still conforming.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

5.                   Approval with conditions.

INFORMATION:

6.                   Revised plans must be submitted within sixty (60) days of this review.  Revised plans submitted after the allotted time frame will require a new application including payment of additional fees. Please be advised that the number of plans required for submittal has increased to 15 sets.

7.                   Please be advised that no model homes or centers will be permitted prior to recording of the final plat.  Any such structures shall also require approval of a “Mini Site Plan”.

 

Applicant indicated that comment #4 from Planning if they were to do that then none of the lots would meet requirements.

Mr. Nearing indicated that the obstruction is not good and that the landscape easement is the best.  He noted that they need to make a note “no fence beyond this point.”

 

Applicant will add that.

 

Mr. Higgins suggested reducing the easement to 5’ for a fence and then the setback can be bigger.

 

Mr. Nearing concurs.  He indicated that they can call it landscape/fence easement to be maintained by HOA.

 

Mr. Groenendaal wanted to know if the county needed right of way.

 

Applicant indicated that the county cannot require that from the city.

 

Mr. Nearing stated that the county always has for widening the road.

 

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

RECOMMENDATIONS:

1.         Recommend approval.

 

OSCEOLA COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY (911 ADDRESSING)

CONDITIONS:

1.         Please submit final plat for 911 Addressing review and street name approval.

 

FINDING:  DRC recommended approval with conditions.

 

2.                   Case #07-38.02 – Hickory Tree Community Church (Ted Kozak, Planner)

1215 Old Hickory Tree Road

Conditional Use

 

Pastor Michael Butler is present to represent the applicant.

 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT

INFORMATION:

1.         No comments on this conditional use.

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

CONDITIONS:

1.         No Comments on this case.

 

PUBLIC WORKS

CONDITIONS:

1.         No comments.  

 

LINES DIVISION

CONDITIONS:

3.                   No comments.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT

INFORMATION:

1.         Approval of this case will not cause an adverse affect on fire rescue department operations.

 

OUC (ELECTRIC UTILITY)

INFORMATION:

1.         No comment.

 

PLANNING

CONDITIONS:

1.                   The school shall be limited to 70 students.

2.                   A minimum 6 foot high solid fence shall be erected around the perimeter of the subject property.

3.                   Indicate or illustrate any drop-off/ pick-up area for students.

4.                   How many students are expected to be bused?

5.                   What is the breakdown of students who live within the neighborhood (within a few blocks), within St. Cloud, and outside the St. Cloud area?

6.                   Submit school operational plan pertaining to, but not limited to, issues such as child monitoring and drop-off circulation.

7.                   Interior renovations shall require issuance of Building Permit prior to occupancy as a school.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

1.         Approval, subject to conditions.

 

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

INFORMATION:

1.         Will require review by the City Engineering Department only.

 

Applicant wants to open a Christian School.

 

Mr. Nearing and Mr. Kozak inquired if they were students from the neighborhood.  They noted this would be helpful to know for Council. 

 

Mr. Nearing wanted to know because of the traffic increase, he also wanted to know if this would be open all day.

 

Applicant noted that it would.

 

Mr. Groenendaal and Mr. Nearing questioned if they would have recess and if there was adequate play area.

 

Applicant indicted that they had 2.5 acres.

 

Mr. Mauro wanted to know if the septic could handle this increase.

 

Applicant noted that they could and that they are thinking about hooking up to the city when they have developed.  He then wanted to know what is meant by requiring a solid fence.

 

Mr. Kozak indicated that the definition is not a chain link with slats.

 

FINDING:  DRC recommended approval.

 

3.                   Case #07-58.01 – Covington Townhomes (Jeff Higgins, Planner)

East of Canoe Creek Road and South of Pine Tree Road

Rezoning to R-3

 

Mr. Steve Fisher, Mr. Chris Robertson and Mr. Charlie Ross were present to represent the applicant.

 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT

INFORMATION:

1.         No comments on this rezoning.

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

INFORMATION:

1.         With the implementation of the Cyber Spot wireless system thru out the City of St. Cloud, “Cyber Spot Capital Expansion” charges will apply prior to development of said property.

 This fee shall be assessed as follows:

Per Residential Unit: $118.46

Per square foot of Commercial property: $0.0068

Please reference Resolution #2005-418R, Ordinance #2005-168, and Section 6.1.10.1 of the Land Development Code. 

 

PUBLIC WORKS

CONDITIONS:

1.         No comments.  

 

LINES DIVISION

CONDITIONS:

1.         No comments.              

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT

CONDITIONS:

1.         The existing plat for the road between Covington and Pine Tree shall remain opened to the public.

 

Mr. Ennis requested a plan.

 

Applicant indicated that they have sold 15 acres to the school.  He wanted to know if Mr. Ennis would consider the access for the school as a stand alone.  He did confirm that the access will be connected in one of three places.

 

Mr. Ennis and the Applicant discussed getting a site plan and concurrence from the school district.

 

OUC (ELECTRIC UTILITY)

INFORMATION:

1.         No Comment.

 

PLANNING

CONDITIONS:

1.                   Please provide verification of the legal description, a boundary survey would be extremely helpful.

2.                   Apartment style multifamily development shall be prohibited.      

3.                   All residential development shall be of fee simple ownership.

4.                   The community will have landscaping maintained by the HOA.

5.                   All units shall be a minimum of 20 ft in width.

6.                   All units shall have a minimum of 1,200 square feet of living space.

7.                   A uniform six foot tall and wide fence panel will be erected perpendicular to the rear of units to provide an outdoor privacy area unless the units are designed with lanais.

8.                   No more than 7 units shall be attached.

9.                   Buildings shall have alternating facade depths, and  include variation of building materials on front elevations

10.               Any criteria or standards not addressed by the above conditions shall comply with the applicable regulations of the R-3, Multiple Family Dwelling District, contained in the City of St. Cloud Land Development Code.

11.               The HOA documents for the project shall prohibit conversion of garages to living space.

12.               Access off Pine Tree Road shall remain and be included with the preliminary subdivision plan.

13.               A member of Planning & Zoning shall review all aesthetics for the project, including but not limited to, building colors, design, and materials.

14.               A Developer’s Agreement must be submitted.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

15.               Approval of R-3 zoning with conditions.

 

Mr. Higgins indicated that he is requiring a Developers Agreement.

 

Mr. Nearing suggested rather than an agreement if they have a memo of understanding if that is binding enough if it is signed by all entities agreeing on the necessary conditions and services. 

 

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

CONDITIONS:

1.         A South Florida Water Management District permit/modification is required.

 

Mr. Ennis noted that with secondary access they will not be required to have it completed until it is built out.

 

Applicant wanted to know if they had to keep the access off of Pine Tree across from Sawgrass.

 

Mr. Higgins indicated that they did.

 

Mr. Nearing wanted to know if it was wide enough.

 

Applicant stated it was Boulevard wide.

 

Mr. Nearing wanted to know if it had a curb cut.

 

Applicant noted that it did.

 

Mr. Higgins noted that a Planning Board meeting has been dropped and they can move forward to the 19th of July.

 

FINDING:  DRC recommended approval with conditions.

 

ADJOURNED: 3:10 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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