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Commission Committee Reports - C6  D




COMMISSION MEMORANDUM

TO:Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Commission 
FROM:Jimmy L. Morales, City Manager 
DATE:June  5, 2019
 



SUBJECT:REPORT OF THE MAY 22, 2019 LAND USE AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE 1. OCEAN TERRACE: PROPOSED REZONING, FLUM AMENDMENT AND VACATION OF PORTIONS OF OCEAN TERRACE (BETWEEN 74TH AND 75TH STREETS), AS WELL AS PORTIONS OF 74TH AND 75TH STREETS (BETWEEN COLLINS AVENUE AND OCEAN TERRACE). 2. DISCUSSION REGARDING ADAPTIVE REUSE ALONG THE TATUM WATERWAY. 3. DISCUSSION TO REVIEW THE ROLE OF LAND USE BOARDS IN NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS. 4. DISCUSSION REGARDING THE MATRIX GROUP DEVELOPMENT AND PERMITTING PROCESS RECOMMENDATIONS. 5. DISCUSSION REGARDING PROPOSED HISTORIC DESIGNATION OF  INTERNATIONAL INN AT 2301 NORMANDY DRIVE. 6. DISCUSSION - MINIMUM PARKING REQUIREMENTS IN HISTORIC AND CONSERVATION DISTRICTS. 7. DISCUSSION – FENCING STANDARDS FOR VACANT LOTS AND CONSTRUCTION SITES 8. DISCUSSION – ORDINANCE AMENDMENT TO MODIFY THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS TO INCENTIVIZE HOTEL DEVELOPMENT ON LINCOLN ROAD. 9. DISCUSSION: INCENTIVES TO REVITALIZE WASHINGTON AVENUE. 10. PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 130 AND CHAPTER 142 OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS OF THE CITY CODE PERTAINING TO SETBACK AND MECHANICAL PARKING REGULATIONS FOR HOTEL USES IN THE (CCC) CIVIC AND CONVENTION CENTER DISTRICT. 11. DISCUSSION: WASHINGTON AVENUE LAND USE REGULATION INCENTIVES. 12. PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AS PART OF THE EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL REPORT (EAR).

ANALYSIS

A Land Use and Development Committee meeting was held on May 22, 2019. Land Use Committee Members in attendance were Commissioners John Elizabeth Aleman, Michael Gongora and Ricky Arriola. Commissioner Joy Malakoff was also in attendance. Members from the administration, including Aleksandr Boksner, Rafael Paz, Thomas Mooney, Eric Carpenter, Ana Salgueiro, Bo Martinez, Michael Belush 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. Ocean Terrace: Proposed Rezoning, FLUM Amendment And Vacation Of Portions Of Ocean Terrace (Between 74th And 75th Streets), As Well As Portions Of 74th And 75th Streets (Between Collins Avenue And Ocean Terrace).
April 10, 2019, C7 I
Commissioner Ricky Arriola

AFTER-ACTION:
Thomas Mooney introduced the item

Neisen Kasdin, representative of Ocean Terrace Holdings, provided an overview of the item, with the office of Raymond Jungles presenting the proposed new design for Ocean Terrace.

Members of the public addressed the committee; all in support.

Commissioner Aleman recommended that uses be addressed and hours, which could be included in the Development Agreement. Also commented that it is critical that the park development is for the public and should be designed to be clearly public, with such things as red sidewalks. Improvements must be brought all the way to Collins Avenue. Indicated support for the Planning Board resolution.

Commissioner Gongora indicated support for Commissioner Aleman’s comments. He noted that this is a public park and expressed concern with eliminating all of the public parking, as residents need a way to visit this park and have access. He also indicated that before the vacation moves forward, there needs to be a City sponsored information meeting and charrette, in the evening and in North Beach, with a minimum notice radius of 750 feet,

Commissioner Malakoff indicated support for the project. She indicated that access to the beach is important for the public.

Commissioner Arriola indicated support for the item.

MOTION - RA/MG (3-0):
1. Recommend that the City Commission approve the Re-Zoning and FLUM Amendments, as well as the proposed vacation of portions of 74th Street, 75th Street and Ocean Terrace.
2. A City sponsored information meeting and charrette shall take place, prior to final approval of the vacation and land use amendments. Such meeting shall be in the evening, in the North Beach area and mail notice provided to a minimum radius of 750 feet from the Ocean Terrace site.
3. Recommend that the City Commission a refer a discussion item to the Finance and City Wide Projects Committee regarding future plans for the 75th street lot and to consider funding a process to determine the best use.


2. Discussion Regarding Adaptive Reuse Along The Tatum Waterway.
Continued from April 3, 2019
Commissioner Ricky Arriola
April 26, 2017 Item C4 X
AFTER-ACTION:
Commissioner Arriola introduced the item.

Members of the public addressed the committee:
Daniel Veitia – investment in the neighborhood is needed. There is a gap of commercial uses. CUP approval is a concern. Beyond a certain number of seats could require a CUP.

Commissioner Aleman expressed cost concern for CUP review, along with Commissioner Arriola.

Commissioner Aleman recommended that courtyard areas include a tighter definition, and that the proposed distance separation of 1500 feet be further studied.

MOTION: By Acclimation
1. Recommend that the City Commission refer a draft ordinance to the Planning Board for consideration at the July City Commission meeting.

2. Direct staff to present a draft of the ordinance, modified pursuant to the direction of the LUDC, to the Planning Board on June 25, 2019, for preliminary recommendations and input, which can be included in the July City Commission referral.

3. Recommend that the City Commission refer an action item to the Finance and City Wide Projects Committee to study a pop-up or temporary vendor in Crespi Park.


3. Discussion To Review The Role Of Land Use Boards In Neighborhood Improvement Projects.
Continued from April 3, 2019
Commissioner Mark Samuelian
April 11, 2018 C4 N
Deferred to June 12, 2019


4. Discussion Regarding The Matrix Group Development And Permitting Process Recommendations.
April 10, 2019, C4 W
Commissioner John Elizabeth Aleman

AFTER-ACTION:
The Matrix Group provided an overview of their process recommendations.
Commissioner Aleman recommended that the recommendations in the summary chart be tied to the recent city survey results and that a timeline for implementation, with update reports to subcommittees, be developed.
Commissioner Arriola suggested that the information generated by the Matrix Group be provided to the Inspector General.

MOTION: By Acclamation
1. Recommend that the City Commission accept the recommendations of the administration.
2. Provide a timeline for the recommendations moving forward, including oversight by a City Commission Committee.
3. Recommend that the City Commission refer the necessary amendments to the LDR’s to address the recommendations to the Planning Board.

5. Discussion Regarding Proposed Historic Designation of International Inn at 2301 Normandy Drive.
Deferred from February 20, 2019
July 25, 2018, C4 K
Commissioner Ricky Arriola
Deferred to June 12, 2019

6. Discussion - Minimum Parking Requirements In Historic And Conservation Districts.
Continued From March 6, 2019
January 16, 2019 C4 AC
Commissioner John Elizabeth Aleman

AFTER-ACTION:
Thomas Mooney introduced the item

Alex Tachmes, representing Essex Hotel, addressed the LUDC and indicated that the issues are most pressing in the architectural district.

Commissioner Aleman commented on parking in North Beach Conservation Districts.

MOTION: By Acclamation (MG absent)
Recommend that the City Commission refer the proposed ordinance to the Planning Board.

7. Discussion – Fencing Standards For Vacant Lots And Construction Sites
April 10, 2019, C4 X
Vice-Mayor Joy Malakoff

AFTER-ACTION:
Commissioner Malakoff introduced the item, and recommended not requiring fencing for vacant properties if lots area maintained.

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

8. Discussion – Ordinance Amendment To Modify The Land Development Regulations To Incentivize Hotel Development On Lincoln Road
Continued from April 3, 2019
March 13, 2019, C4 X
Commissioner Ricky Arriola

AFTER-ACTION:
Thomas Mooney introduced the item

Members of the public addressed the committee:
Mickey Marerro, representative for the Sterling building owner (north side of Lincoln Road) indicated that the ordinance was fine tuned to address concerns
Kobi Karp provided a presentation for the Sterling building

Commissioner Gongora questioned the impact on the convention center hotel, with the additional hotel incentives proposed, and expressed concerns with the lack of parking as it relates to hotel employees. He also had concerns with changing the historic character of Lincoln Road, and potential increases in rents. He also indicated the need to provide public benefits to the residents.

Daniel Ciraldo recommended that some space at the retail level could be required to be dedicated to a cultural group or non-profit.
Mickey Marerro indicated support for recommendation of Daniel Ciraldo in some fashion to be explored further before Planning Board review.

Commissioner Aleman commented that the convention center hotel is somewhat undersized and that parking data should be provided. She also recommended that a market analysis be performed.

Commissioner Arriola agrees that arts and cultural institutions are needed, and areas could be reserved for such uses in new developments utilizing this ordinance, as a public benefit. A fund could be created for public art installations, which could also be incorporated into the room rates along Lincoln Road.

Monika Entin representing the Lincoln Center (south side of Lincoln Road) indicated that her client is not seeking additional height but wants the parking exemption for hotel units, with an average unit size of 250 sf, as the south side of Lincoln Road is closer to residential uses to the south, as well as a multi-story addition.

Commissioner Aleman recommended that property owners taking advantage of the ordinance improve a more expanded street area along Lincoln Lane and not only directly abutting the property. She also requested that the proposer identify what other properties could potentially take advantage of this ordinance

Commissioner Gongora expressed concerns with additional hotels for the south side of Lincoln Road

Commissioner Malakoff indicated support for the ordinance, including hotels on both the north and south side of Lincoln Road.

MOTION - RA/JEA (2-1):
1. Recommend that the City Commission refer an ordinance to the Planning Board for the north and south sides of Lincoln Road, which includes a public benefit component for arts and culture and requires improvements to Lincoln Lane from block end to block end.

2. Direct the Economic Development Department to perform an analysis on how the potential impact of new hotel rooms (supply), demand trends, economic/public benefits, market mix, etc. on Lincoln Road would impact the convention center hotel.

9. Discussion: Incentives To Revitalize Washington Avenue
May 8, 2019 (C4 N)
Commissioner Ricky Arriola


AFTER-ACTION:
Commissioner Arriola introduced the item

Members of the public addressed the committee:
Steve Polisar – requested that, as it pertains to responsible venues, it takes a long time to go through the CUP process at Planning Board.
Eugene Rodriguez, Paris Theater owner – requests additional FAR for historic buildings.
Troy Ray – Washington Avenue BID – full support of the incentives
Grace from Zyscovich architects, provided additional recommendations, including for streetscape improvements and identity branding.
Michael Larkin – requested relief from County impact fees
Daniel Ciraldo – concerned with height increase for office and requested that they be tied to lot aggregation.

Commissioner Aleman not opposed to taking a look at CUP requirements, to raise the thresholds.

MOTION: By Acclamation
1. Amend the proposed ordinance for Washington Avenue zoning incentives to include an increase in the occupational content threshold for indoor entertainment establishments from 200 persons to 300 persons.

2. Recommend that the Planning Board transmit the Washington Avenue incentive ordinance to the City Commission with a favorable recommendation.

3. Accept the administration recommendation regarding freight loading.


10. Proposed Amendment To Chapter 130 And Chapter 142 Of The Land Development Regulations Of The City Code Pertaining To Setback And Mechanical Parking Regulations For Hotel Uses In The (CCC) Civic And Convention Center District.
May 8, 2019, C4 T
Mayor Dan Gelber


AFTER-ACTION:
Thomas Mooney introduced the item.

MOTION: By Acclamation (Arriola absent)
Endorse the administration recommendation and recommend that the Planning Board transmit the ordinance to the City Commission with a favorable recommendation.

11. Discussion: Washington Avenue Land Use Regulation Incentives.
(Deferred From February 20, 2019)
January 16, 2019, R5 B
Vice-Mayor Michael Gongora


MOTION: By Acclamation
Combined with item #9 and Commissioner Gongora to be a co-sponsor.


12. Proposed Amendments To The Comprehensive Plan As Part Of The Evaluation And Appraisal Report (EAR).
Continued from April 3, 2019
February 13, 2019, C4 O
Commissioner John Elizabeth Aleman

MOTION - By Acclamation: Continued to June 12, 2019

The meeting adjourned at 12:15 PM
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