March 4, 2020 Minutes

The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) of the City of Titusville, Florida met in regular session in the Council Chamber of City Hall, located at 555 South Washington Avenue on Wednesday, March 04, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Chairman Severs called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Present were Vice Chairman Bobbitt, Secretary Speidel, Member Richardson, Member Taylor, Member Porter, and Member Murray. Also in attendance were Planning Manager Brad Parrish, Assistant City Attorney Chelsea Farrell, and Recording Secretary Laurie Dargie.

 

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Assistant City Attorney Farrell swore in Mary Murray as the newest regular Planning and Zoning Commission member.

 

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Assistant City Attorney Farrell swore in Jesse Porter as the newest regular Planning and Zoning Commission member.

 

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Member Taylor motioned to approve the minutes from the February 19, 2020 regular meeting with corrections.  Member Richardson seconded. There was a unanimous voice vote. 

 

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Quasi-Judicial Confirmation Procedures

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Consent Agenda Items

 

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Old Business

 

REZ# 4-2019 Canopy Living Assisted Living Facility (ALF) (Video start time 00:14:45)

Mr. Parrish gave an overview of this item.

 

Rodney Honeycutt of 3700 S. Washington Avenue Titusville, Florida came to speak in favor of this item. Mr. Honeycutt went over some of the revised changes to the plan and also the conditions that they have agreed to.

 

Carrie Bailey of 343 NW Cole Terrace # 021 Lake City, Florida came to speak in favor of this item. Ms. Bailey explained in detail some of the conditions that they are agreeing to.

 

Member Taylor asked for clarity for the average square foot of the units. Ms. Bailey said the average will be 420sq. ft. and this will be between 282 and 495 square feet.

 

Chairman Severs asked if Staff has any issues with any of the conditions. Mr. Parrish said no.

 

Pat Fisher of 1128 S. Hopkins Avenue Titusville, Florida came to speak in favor of this item.

 

Al Taylor of 2820 St. Charles Court Titusville, Florida came to speak in favor of this item.

 

Vice Chairman Bobbitt thanked Mr. Honeycutt and Ms. Bailey for going back and reviewing the plan and working to make the plan more accommodating to the concerns and requests that were brought up at the previous Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

 

Secretary Speidel also thanked Mr. Honeycutt and Ms. Bailey for revising the plan.

 

Chairman Severs said that the Assisted Living Facility (ALF) will be a good addition to the community. Chairman Severs did suggest that Staff consider using the Low Impact Development techniques. Chairman Severs said he would like for the conditions that were discussed by Mr. Honeycutt and Ms. Bailey to be included in the motion and passed onto City Council. 

 

Mr. Parrish asked if the average square foot of the units needs to be a condition because he would not want to limit the developer by setting an average when the code will be the guide. Chairman Severs said that Ms. Bailey brought the average square foot up and has agreed to it.

 

Member Murray said she thought the only new condition that the Planning and Zoning Commission was considering was the new condition regarding the opaque fence. 

 

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Member Richardson made a motion to approve Rezoning #4-2019 Canopy Living Assisted Living Facility with the nine conditions that were discussed at tonight’s meeting.  Member Taylor seconded.

 

Roll call was as follows:

 

Member Taylor                       Yes

Secretary Speidel                    Yes

Member Porter                        Yes

Member Murray                      Yes

Member Richardson               Yes

Vice Chairman Bobbitt           Yes

Chairman Severs                     Yes      

            

Motion Passed.

 

The discussed conditions are as follows:

  1. The site plan shall substantially comply with the submitted conceptual plan dated January 17, 2020, and all buildings shall substantially comply with the architectural rendering submitted on January 13, 2020. Furthermore, site plans and/or building permits that present an increase in intensity of use such as, but not limited to, an increase in the total gross floor area of the development, an increase in the number of living units, an increase in the maximum height, or a reduction in the size of the proposed vegetative buffers shall not be considered substantially compliant with the conceptual plan and will be subject to the requirements for a rezoning stipulated in the City of Titusville Land Development Regulations. This condition shall not construe approval of any standard that is not in conformity with the Land Development Regulations.
  2. Landscape buffers along the southern and eastern property boundaries shall be at least fifty feet wide and preserve all trees (excluding invasive/non-native species) measuring six inches diameter at breast height or greater. Stormwater detention areas and walking trails are permitted only within the area of the buffer exceeding the minimum requirements of the Land Development Regulations. 
  3. All site lighting shall consist solely of “full cutoff” luminaires as defined by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America; the lighting plan submitted with the site plan shall demonstrate zero foot-candles along the eastern, western, and southern property lines. Parking lot lighting structures shall not exceed 20 feet in height. 
  4. Any allowed freestanding, ground sign shall only be permitted as a monument sign. 
  5. Paved walking trails shall be a required component of the outdoor recreation areas required of assisted living facility developments by LDR Section 28-72.
  6. The maximum height of any development structures and/or buildings (excluding the decorative tower forming part of the porte-cochere depicted on the conceptual plan) shall not exceed 35 feet in height; the aforesaid decorative tower shall not exceed 45 feet in height. 
  7. The only uses permitted on the site (subject to all limitations stipulated by the LDR) shall be assisted living facility and nursing home/convalescent homes/extended care facility consistent with Section 28-72(c)(4) of the Code. 
  8. Prior to submittal of a site plan, the property shall be subdivided in accordance with the applicable subdivision procedure specified in Chapter 34 Procedures, Article III Subdivisions of the LDRs.
  9. In addition, the applicant offered the following:
    1. Add opaque perimeter fence on the north, east and south property lines as illustrated on the concept plan dated February 21, 2020 and submitted February 26, 2020.
    2. Average 420 square foot residential units and 6,400 square feet of open space to include a dining room.
    3. Dumpster location consistent with concept plan dated February 21, 2020 and submitted February 26, 2020.

 

New Business

None

 

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Reports

 

Mr. Parrish gave a handout regarding The Trail Trifecta event March 18-21 2020. Mr. Parrish encouraged the Planning and Zoning Commission members to attend.

 

Mr. Parrish said that the March 18, 2020 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting has been cancelled.

 

Mr. Parrish informed the Planning and Zoning Commission members that Staff is still working on the draft 2040 Comp Plan.

 

Chairman Severs gave a handout regarding the layout of the agenda per the Planning and Zoning Commission’s by-laws. Chairman Severs suggested that this agenda layout be the layout that is used for future agendas. The Planning and Zoning Commission agreed.

 

Chairman Severs gave a handout from Section 31-31 – Powers & Duties of the Planning and Zoning Commission for the Commission members to review.  Chairman Severs said he would like for an agenda item to be on the April 8, 2020 meeting to allow discussion of the Planning and Zoning Commission’s priorities. 

 

Member Richardson reminded the Planning and Zoning Commission that the dinner for former Planning and Zoning Commission Chairman Shawn Williams is March 11, 2020 at Kelsey’s at 6:00pm. 

 

Member Porter thanked the Commission for allowing him to be a new member on the Commission and is looking forward to serving with the Commission. 

 

Vice Chairman Bobbitt said he met with the Titusville Tree Team.

 

Mr. Parrish said that the Titusville Environmental Commission will be reviewing the Tree Ordinance at their March 11, 2020 meeting.

 

Member Murray said she was excited to be serving on the Planning and Zoning Commission.

 

Member Taylor asked for an update on the River Palms Condos. Mr. Parrish said that there is an advertisement board on the property. Mr. Parrish said more information can also be found from the Titusville Talking Points and the GIS Maps from the City of Titusville’s website. Mr. Parrish said he would provide this information. Chairman Severs suggested that Staff look into the access points of this development because the Developers Agreement was approved under a code that required two access points for any subdivision with more than fifty units, and the code was since changed to allow up to one hundred units per one access. Chairman Severs said that the developer must comply with the then-existing code which would require two access points if it has more than fifty units. Mr. Parrish said he would look into this. 

 

 

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Petitions and Requests from Public Present

 

Stan Johnston of 860 Poinsettia Avenue Titusville, Florida came to speak regarding flood zone map errors.

 

Member Taylor asked Mr. Johnston why he hasn’t sought legal counsel. Mr. Johnston said he has. Member Taylor said she isn’t sure what Mr. Johnston is accomplishing by continuing to come to the meetings when there is nothing that has changed over the last six years. 

 

Adjournment 7:21 p.m.