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COMMISSION MEMORANDUM

TO:Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Commission 
FROM:Jimmy L. Morales, City Manager 
DATE:May  8, 2019
 



SUBJECT:REPORT OF THE APRIL 3, 2019 LAND USE AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING: 1. COMPREHENSIVE FEE ADJUSTMENTS. 2. DISCUSSION REGARDING AMENDING SEC. 142-905 OF THE CITY CODE TO PERMIT THE LEASE OF ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS (ADUS) FOR NO LESS THAN SIX MONTHS AND ONE DAY WITHIN SINGLE-FAMILY DISTRICTS. 3. DISCUSSION REGARDING A CODE CHANGE THAT PERFORMS SIMILAR GRANDFATHERING OF EXISTING STRUCTURES FOR THE PURPOSES OF HARMONIZATION WITH FUTURE ROAD ELEVATION. 4. DISCUSSION REGARDING THE ADDITION OF WATER MANAGEMENT AND CLIMATE ADAPTATION EXPERTS TO CITY LAND USE BOARDS. 5. DISCUSSION: HAVING A STUDY CONDUCTED REGARDING THE HOTEL INDUSTRY’S IMPACT ON INFRASTRUCTURE, TOURISM, AND QUALITY OF LIFE. 6. DISCUSSION: SPECIFIC AMENDMENTS TO THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS OF THE CITY CODE TO ADDRESS COMMON VARIANCE REQUESTS. 7. PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AS PART OF THE EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL REPORT (EAR). 8. DISCUSSION - PROPOSED WEST OF WEST (WOW) DISTRICT OVERLAY. 9. DISCUSSION REGARDING THE MAYOR’S 41 STREET BLUE RIBBON COMMITTEE’S MOTION ABOUT REVIEWING MODIFICATIONS OF THE ZONING REGULATIONS FOR THE 41ST STREET CORRIDOR. 10. DISCUSSION REGARDING THE MAYOR’S 41 STREET BLUE RIBBON COMMITTEE’S MOTION TO SUPPORT THE CITY’S EFFORT TO STREAMLINE THE TEMPORARY POP-UP STORE PROCESS. 11. DISCUSSION REGARDING ADAPTIVE REUSE ALONG THE TATUM WATERWAY. 12. DISCUSSION TO REVIEW THE ROLE OF LAND USE BOARDS IN NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS. 13. DISCUSSION REGARDING THE PROLIFERATION OF LARGE SQUARE HOMES THAT LOOK THE SAME. 14. DISCUSSION: THE CREATION OF AN ADMINISTRATIVE VARIANCE PROCEDURE. 15. DISCUSS AN ORDINANCE THAT WOULD MODIFY THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS TO INCENTIVIZE HOTEL DEVELOPMENT ON LINCOLN ROAD. 16. DISCUSSION RELATING TO DISTANCE SEPARATION OF CERTAIN RETAIL USES FROM PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS. 17. DISCUSS REDUCING PARKING REQUIREMENTS IN THE COLLINS PARK NEIGHBORHOOD TO INCENTIVIZE DEVELOPMENT. 18. DISCUSS AMENDING SEC. 130-33 TO INCENTIVIZE RESILIENT BUILDINGS IN SUNSET HARBOUR. 19. DISCUSSION REGARDING PROPOSED HISTORIC DESIGNATION OF INTERNATIONAL INN AT 2301 NORMANDY DRIVE 20. DISCUSSION REGARDING AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM THE DEFINITION OF “ENTERTAINMENT ESTABLISHMENT” FOR PERFORMANCES CONDUCTED.

ANALYSIS

A Land Use and Development Committee meeting was held on April 3, 2019. Land Use Committee Members in attendance were Commissioners John Elizabeth Aleman and Ricky Arriola. Commissioner Joy Malakoff was also in attendance. Members from the administration, including Susanne Torriente, Nick Kallergis, Raul Aguila, Aleksandr Boksner, Thomas Mooney, Eric Carpenter, Carmen Sanchez, Lydia Sacher, Roy Coley, Hernan Cedeno, and Rogelio Madan, as well as members of public, were also in attendance. Please see the attached sign-in sheet.

The meeting was called to order at 9:07 AM.

1. COMPREHENSIVE FEE ADJUSTMENTS
February 13, 2019 Item R5 Q
Commissioner John Elizabeth Aleman
AFTER-ACTION:
Thomas Mooney introduced the item.
Susanne Torriente indicated that new recommendations will be presented in the following month regarding ways to streamline permitting processes.
Carmen Sanchez described the reasoning behind the lowering of the per square foot fees for new construction and adding the fee for historic renovations.

MOTION: By Acclamation
Recommend that the City Commission approve the item.


2. DISCUSSION REGARDING AMENDING SEC. 142-905 OF THE CITY CODE TO PERMIT THE LEASE OF ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS (ADUs) FOR NO LESS THAN SIX MONTHS AND ONE DAY WITHIN SINGLE-FAMILY DISTRICTS.
Continued from February 20, 2019
Commissioner Ricky Arriola
November 14, 2018, Item C4 O

AFTER-ACTION:
Commissioner Arriola introduced the item.
Thomas Mooney described the details of the ordinance

MOTION: By Acclamation
Recommend that the City Commission refer the item to the Planning Board.


3. DISCUSSION REGARDING A CODE CHANGE THAT PERFORMS SIMILAR GRANDFATHERING OF EXISTING STRUCTURES FOR THE PURPOSES OF HARMONIZATION WITH FUTURE ROAD ELEVATION.
Deferred from March 6, 2019
Commissioner John Elizabeth Aleman
December 12, 2018, Item C4 L


AFTER-ACTION:
Commissioner Aleman introduced the item.
Thomas Mooney described the details of the ordinance.
Commissioner Aleman indicated that the grandfathering shouldn’t require the property owners to be limited by the height of the existing primary residence.

MOTION: By Acclamation
Recommend that the City Commission refer the item to the Planning Board.


4. DISCUSSION REGARDING THE ADDITION OF WATER MANAGEMENT AND CLIMATE ADAPTATION EXPERTS TO CITY LAND USE BOARDS.
DEFERRED FROM MARCH 6, 2019
JANUARY 16, 2019, C4 AG
Commissioner John Elizabeth Aleman

AFTER-ACTION:
Thomas Mooney introduced the item.
Commissioner Aleman had concerns with what happens if there is no resident in the area that complies with the expertise.
Members of the public addressed the committee.

MOTION: By Acclamation
Recommend that the City Commission refer the item to the Planning Board.


5. DISCUSSION: HAVING A STUDY CONDUCTED REGARDING THE HOTEL INDUSTRY’S IMPACT ON INFRASTRUCTURE, TOURISM, AND QUALITY OF LIFE.
DEFERRED FROM MARCH 6, 2019
SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 C4 D
Office of the City Attorney
Commissioner Michael Gongora


MOTION: The item was concluded by Acclamation.


6. DISCUSSION: SPECIFIC AMENDMENTS TO THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS OF THE CITY CODE TO ADDRESS COMMON VARIANCE REQUESTS.
DEFERRED FROM MARCH 6, 2019
JANUARY 16, 2019, R9 T 2.a
Commissioner John Elizabeth Aleman

AFTER-ACTION:
Thomas Mooney introduced the item and described the various proposals in the ordinance.
Commissioner Malakoff had concerns with incorporating an exemption for 41st Street for Variance requirements for alcohol.
Commissioner Aleman requested that the item be discussed with the 41st Street Blue Ribbon Panel.
Commissioner Aleman requested that the items related to historic preservation be presented to the HPB.
Susanne Torriente described how the proposal is consistent with the 3rd party consultant’s findings to streamline City processes.

MOTION: By Acclamation
Recommend that the City Commission refer the item to the Planning Board.


7. PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AS PART OF THE EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL REPORT (EAR).
Deferred from March 6, 2019
FEBRUARY 13, 2019, C4 O Planning
Commissioner John Elizabeth Aleman

AFTER-ACTION:
Thomas Mooney introduced the item.

MOTION: Continue the item to the May 22, 2019 meeting by Acclamation.


8. DISCUSSION – PROPOSED WEST OF WEST (WOW) DISTRICT OVERLAY.
CONTINUED FROM MARCH 6, 2019
FEBRUARY 13, 2019, R9J
Commissioner Ricky Arriola


AFTER-ACTION:
Commissioner Arriola explained the reasons for the withdrawal of the item.
Thomas Mooney discussed the reasons for the previous recommendation by the administration.

MOTION: The item was withdrawn.


9. DISCUSSION REGARDING THE MAYOR’S 41 STREET BLUE RIBBON COMMITTEE’S MOTION ABOUT REVIEWING MODIFICATIONS OF THE ZONING REGULATIONS FOR THE 41ST STREET CORRIDOR.
DEFERRED FROM MARCH 6, 2019
FEBRUARY 13, 2019, C4 R
Vice-Mayor Michael Gongora

MOTION: the item was concluded by Acclamation


10. DISCUSSION REGARDING THE MAYOR’S 41 STREET BLUE RIBBON COMMITTEE’S MOTION TO SUPPORT THE CITY’S EFFORT TO STREAMLINE THE TEMPORARY POP-UP STORE PROCESS.
DEFERRED FROM MARCH 6, 2019
FEBRUARY 13, 2019, C4 S
Vice-Mayor Michael Gongora

MOTION: The item was concluded by Acclamation


11. DISCUSSION REGARDING ADAPTIVE REUSE ALONG THE TATUM WATERWAY.
Continued from February 20, 2019
Commissioner Ricky Arriola
April 26, 2017 Item C4 X

AFTER-ACTION:
Thomas Mooney updated the committee that a workshop would be held on May 9, 2019.

MOTION: The item was continued to May 22, 2019 by Acclamation


12. DISCUSSION TO REVIEW THE ROLE OF LAND USE BOARDS IN NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS.
Continued from May 23, 2018
Commissioner Mark Samuelian
April 11, 2018 C4 N

MOTION: The item was continued to May 22, 2019 by Acclamation


13. DISCUSSION REGARDING THE PROLIFERATION OF LARGE SQUARE HOMES THAT LOOK THE SAME.
DEFERRED FROM MARCH 6, 2019
JANUARY 16, 2019 C4 X
Vice-Mayor Michael Gongora

MOTION: The item was concluded by Acclamation


14. DISCUSSION: THE CREATION OF AN ADMINISTRATIVE VARIANCE PROCEDURE.
DEFERRED FROM MARCH 6, 2019
JANUARY 16, 2019, R9 T 2b
Commissioner John Elizabeth Aleman

AFTER-ACTION:
The item was incorporated to item 6

MOTION: Item withdrawn by the sponsor



15. DISCUSS AN ORDINANCE THAT WOULD MODIFY THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS TO INCENTIVIZE HOTEL DEVELOPMENT ON LINCOLN ROAD.
MARCH 13, 2019, C4 X
Commissioner Ricky Arriola

AFTER-ACTION:
Thomas Mooney introduced the item.
Commissioner Arriola described the benefits of the ordinance but wanted to understand if there were ways that allowing hotels would allow more mom & pop stores.
Mickey Marrero and Kobi Karp made presentations on behalf of a Lincoln Road property owner.
Members of the public addressed the committee.
Commissioner Aleman requested more information regarding potential impacts and that there be additional discussions with stakeholders.
Commissioner Malakoff suggested that the ordinance proceed slowly and that perhaps rooftops not be allowed near soundscape park.
Commissioner Arriola suggested that the boundaries of the ordinance be fine-tuned.

MOTION: The item was continued to May 22, 2019 by Acclamation.



16. DISCUSSION RELATING TO DISTANCE SEPARATION OF CERTAIN RETAIL USES FROM PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS.
Deferred from February 20, 2019
JANUARY 16, 2019, C4 AE
Commissioner Micky Steinberg


AFTER-ACTION:
Thomas Mooney introduced the item.
Aleksandr Boksner described the ordinance.
The committee recommended that the distance separation from schools be 500 feet.
The committee recommend that there be a separation of 1,200 feet between stores citywide.
Commissioner Malakoff requested that medical cannabis be listed as a prohibited use in the Alton Road Gateway District.

MOTION: By Acclamation
Recommend that the ordinance be approved with a modification that there be a distance separation of 500 feet between schools and 1,200 feet between establishments.


17. DISCUSS REDUCING PARKING REQUIREMENTS IN THE COLLINS PARK NEIGHBORHOOD TO INCENTIVIZE DEVELOPMENT.
MARCH 13, 2019, C4 Y
COMMISSIONER RICKY ARRIOLA

AFTER-ACTION:
Commissioner Arriola introduced the item.
Michael Larkin made a presentation on behalf of a hotel developer.
Commissioner Malakoff had concerns with the scale of the parking exemption and felt that the square footage should be reduced.

MOTION: By Acclamation
Recommend that the City Commission refer the item to the Planning Board.


18. DISCUSS AMENDING SEC. 130-33 TO INCENTIVIZE RESILIENT BUILDINGS IN SUNSET HARBOUR.
MARCH 13, 2019, C4 W
Commissioner Ricky Arriola

AFTER-ACTION:
Thomas Mooney introduced the item.
Members of the committee discussed the item.
Members of the public addressed the committee.

MOTION: By Acclamation
Recommend that the City Commission refer the item to the Planning Board.



DEFERRED ITEMS

19. DISCUSSION REGARDING PROPOSED HISTORIC DESIGNATION OF INTERNATIONAL INN AT 2301 NORMANDY DRIVE.

JULY 25, 2018, C4 K
Commissioner Ricky Arriola

20. DISCUSSION REGARDING AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE AN EXEMPTION FROM THE DEFINITION OF “ENTERTAINMENT ESTABLISHMENT” FOR PERFORMANCES CONDUCTED AT A VOLUME THAT DOES NOT INTERFERE WITH NORMAL CONVERSATION.
CONTINUED FROM MARCH 6, 2019
JANUARY 16, 2019, C4 AD
Office of the City Attorney
Commissioner John Elizabeth Aleman

The meeting adjourned at 11:30 AM.
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Planning

ATTACHMENTS:
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