August 3, 2010

4:30 P.M.


Council Chamber

First Floor, City Hall

117 West Duval Street


Attendance:  Committee Chair John Crescimbeni; Committee Members Bill Bishop, Reggie Brown (excused), Ray Holt (excused), Stephen Joost (excused), and Don Redman; Dylan Reingold, Office of General Counsel; John Crofts, Gary Kresel, and Kristen Reed, Department of Planning and Development; Merriane Lahmeur, Sharonda Davis, Steve Cassada, and Rick Campbell, Office of City Council


The Committee Chair, John Crescimbeni, called the meeting to order at 4:32 p.m. for informational purposes and discussion relative to pending Ordinance 2010-495 (ORD Adopting Proposed 2009E Series Semi-Annual Text Amendments to Future Land Use Element, Infrastructure Element, and Capital Improvements Element of 2030 Comprehensive Plan re: Evaluation and Appraisal Report Recommendations).


Kristen Reed, City Planner Manager in the Department of Planning and Development, gave an overview of the legislation, which implements certain remaining Evaluation and Appraisal Report recommendations.  She informed the committee that the primary recommendation driving this amendment is that of facilitating a change in the approach to the Future Land Use Element, including plan category descriptions recognizing the intensity of the mix of uses appropriate for designated parts of the community.  The overriding concept is the establishment of five Development Areas (Downtown, Urban Priority, Urban, Suburban, and Rural) to determine locations for land uses and densities, with differing development characteristics and a gradation of densities.  A greater focus is placed on mixed-use developments and transit-oriented developments, assisting in implementation of strategies focused on mobility planning and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.  Provision is made for the protection of neighborhoods.  Revisions to the Infrastructure Element promote consistency throughout the Comprehensive Plan elements in relation to the Development Areas.  The Planning and Development Department recommends approval, and four amendments are proposed to revise the list of principal uses in the HDR, RPI, and BP categories and revise the list of accessory uses in the CGC category.


Questions and comments were entertained.  In response to a question from the Chair, Ms. Reed advised that the amendments were not in response to comments from the State of Florida, but were in response to citizen input.  C/M Bishop inquired as to the meaning of “CHHA” and was advised that this is the Coastal High Hazard Area.  He commented on provisions regarding minimums and maximums.  Reference was made to the Land Use Density Concept Table, and Ms. Reed explained that some provisions are to fill legal requirements.


Being no further questions or comments at this time, the Chair advised that the legislation would be considered at the regular Land Use and Zoning Committee meeting at 5:00 p.m.


The meeting was adjourned at 4:46 p.m.


Rick Campbell, Research Assistant

(904) 630-1679


Posted 08.04.10/3:30 p.m.