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  Growth Management Report     11. 4.    
BCC Regular Meeting Public Hearing  
Meeting Date: 10/06/2016  
Issue:    5:48 p.m. - A Public Hearing Concerning the Review of an Ordinance Amending the 2030 Future Land Use Map, LSA-2016-01
From: Horace Jones
Department: Development Services  

RECOMMENDATION:
5:48 p.m. - A Public Hearing Concerning the Review of an Ordinance Amending the 2030 Future Land Use Map, LSA-2016-01

That the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) review and adopt an Ordinance amending Part II of the Escambia County Code of Ordinances, the Escambia County Comprehensive Plan, as amended, amending Chapter 7, "The Future Land Use Element," Policy FLU 1.1.1, to provide for an amendment to the 2030 Future Land Use Map, changing the Future Land Use category of a parcel within Section 11, Township 1N, Range 31W, Parcel Number 1000-004-001 totaling 60.50 (+/-) acres, located North of Beck's Lake Road, from Mixed-Use Urban (MU-U) to Industrial (I).

At the June 7, 2016, Planning Board Meeting, the Board recommended approval to the BCC for transmittal to the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). At the July 7, 2016, BCC Meeting, the BCC approved the transmittal to DEO.
BACKGROUND:

The applicant requests a Future Land Use (FLU) map amendment to change the FLU category of a 60.50 +/- acres parcel, as depicted in Exhibit F, from Mixed-Use Urban (MU-U) to Industrial (I). The current zoning designation of the referenced parcel is Heavy Commercial-Light Industrial (HC/LI). The FLU change is proposed to allow for the operation of a borrow pit.

The subject parcel is located North of Beck’s Lake Road, adjacent to the active CSX railroad track to the west. The property is primarily vacant woodland containing areas of jurisdictional wetlands.

There is a mixture of FLU categories within the surrounding area; just north of the site there is 14-lot residential development, Leonard subdivision, with a Mixed-Use Suburban (MU-S) FLU designation. The adjacent parcel to the east, also owned by the applicant, is approximately 126+/- acres, under the MU-U FLU designation. Across Beck’s Lake Road to the south, the applicant owns multiple parcels totaling 53 +/- acres under the Industrial FLU category. Across U.S. Highway 29 to the west, there is a golf course on a 68 +/- acres parcel of land owned by the International Paper Company with a MU-S FLU category; just south of Muscogee Road there is a 438 +/- acres parcel accommodating an industrial facility owned by the International Paper Company.

The parcel was part of the total acreage for an approved Large Scale Future Land Use Map amendment of 188.61 +/- acres from MU-S to MU-U, (CPA 2012-01). The current applicant has received Conditional Use approval, (CU-2016-04, 20 April, 2016), from the Board of Adjustments for operation of a borrow pit in HC/LI zoning.

BUDGETARY IMPACT:
No budgetary impact is anticipated by the adoption of this Ordinance.
LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS/SIGN-OFF:
The attached Ordinance has been reviewed and approved for legal sufficiency by Meredith D. Crawford, Assistant County Attorney. Any recommended legal comments are attached herein.
PERSONNEL:
No additional personnel are required for implementation of this Ordinance.
POLICY/REQUIREMENT FOR BOARD ACTION:
The proposed Ordinance is consistent with the Board’s goal “to increase citizen involvement in, access to, and approval of, County government activities.”
IMPLEMENTATION/COORDINATION:
This Ordinance, amending the Future Land Use Map, will be filed with the Department of State following adoption by the board.

Implementation of this Ordinance will consist of an amendment to the 2030 Future Land Use Map and distribution of a copy of the adopted Ordinance to interested citizens and staff.

The proposed Ordinance was prepared by Development Services Department, in cooperation with  the County Attorney’s Office and all interested citizens. The Development Services Department will ensure proper advertisement.

Attachments
Draft Ordinance
Clean Ordinance
Working Case File

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