Approve the annexation, initial Future Land Use Map designation of Residential Urban (RU) and initial Zoning Atlas designation of Low Medium Density Residential (LMDR) District for 3115 Johns Parkway, together with certain right-of-way of Johns Parkway, and pass Ordinances 9008-17, 9009-17 and 9010-17 on first reading. (ANX2017-01001)
This voluntary annexation petition involves a 0.24-acre property consisting of one parcel of land occupied by a single family home. The parcel is located on the south side of Johns Parkway approximately 320 feet east of McMullen Booth Road. The applicant is requesting annexation in order to receive solid waste and sanitary sewer service from the City. The Development Review Committee is proposing that the 0.043 acres of certain Johns Parkway right-of-way not currently within the city limits also be annexed. The property is contiguous to existing city limits to the north, west, east and south. It is proposed that the property be assigned a Future Land Use Map designation of Residential Low (RL) and a Zoning Atlas designation of Low Medium Density Residential (LMDR).
The Planning and Development Department determined that the proposed annexation is consistent with the provisions of Clearwater Community Development Code Section 4-604.E as follows:
• The property currently receives water service from the City. Collection of solid waste will be provided to the property by the City. The applicant has paid the sewer impact and assessment fees in full, and is aware of the additional costs to extend City sewer service to this property. The property is located within Police District III and service will be administered through the district headquarters located at 2851 N. McMullen Booth Road. Fire and emergency medical services will be provided to this property by Station 49 located at 565 Sky Harbor Drive. The City has adequate capacity to serve this property with sanitary sewer, solid waste, police, fire and EMS service. The proposed annexation will not have an adverse effect on public facilities and their levels of service; and
• The proposed annexation is consistent with and promotes the following objectives and policy of the Clearwater Comprehensive Plan:
Objective A.6.4 Due to the built-out character of the City of Clearwater, compact urban development within the urban service area shall be promoted through application of the Clearwater Community Development Code.
Objective A.7.2 Diversify and expand the City’s tax base through the annexation of a variety of land uses located within the Clearwater Planning Area.
Policy A.7.2.3 Continue to process voluntary annexations for single-family residential properties upon request.
• The proposed Residential Urban (RU) Future Land Use Map category is consistent with the current Countywide Plan designation of this property. This designation primarily permits residential uses at a density of 7.5 units per acre. The proposed zoning district to be assigned to the property is Low Medium Density Residential (LMDR). The use of the subject property is consistent with the uses allowed in the District and the property exceeds the District’s minimum dimensional requirements. The proposed annexation is therefore consistent with the Countywide Plan and the City’s Comprehensive Plan and Community Development Code; and
• The property proposed for annexation is contiguous to existing city limits to the north, west, east and south; therefore, the annexation is consistent with Florida Statutes Chapter 171.044.
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