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|TO: Land Use and Sustainability Committee|
|FROM: Jimmy L. Morales, City Manager|
|DATE: February 18, 2020|
|TITLE:||DISCUSSION: HOTEL USES IN THE RM-1 DISTRICT FOR PROPERTIES ALONG LINCOLN ROAD|
Discuss the item and provide a recommendation on the proposed ordinance to the City Commission.
Conclude the item and recommend that the City Commission refer the attached draft ordinances to the Planning Board.
|On January 15, 2020, at the request of Commissioner Ricky Arriola, the City Commission referred the item to the Land Use and Sustainability Committee.|
|Attached are draft LDR and comprehensive plan ordinances, prepared by representatives of the Lincoln Center building at Euclid Avenue and Lincoln Road, which would allow for hotel uses in the RM-1 district, under limited circumstances and limited locations. The owner of the Lincoln Center is seeking to redevelop a parcel of land to the immediate south of Lincoln Lane South, as hotel units. All operational aspects of the hotel, including accessory uses and check in, would occur within the Lincoln Center site fronting Lincoln Road. The following is a summary of the amendments proposed in the attached draft ordinances:|
Apartment hotels, hotels, and suite hotels may be permitted for RM-1 properties abutting Lincoln Lane South, from Drexel Avenue to Lennox Avenue, in accordance with the following:
• The RM-1 property shall not exceed 100 feet in width;
• Lobby access to the property is located within a property fronting on Lincoln Road and directly across Lincoln Lane South from the RM-1 property;
• The RM-1 property must be owned by the same owner of the Lincoln Road property; and
• No accessory uses shall be located within the RM-1 district.
The parking requirements in Chapter 130 are proposed to be modified by removing the minimum off-street parking requirement for the subject hotels.
The administration is supportive of the proposed text amendments. In this regard, the allowance of hotel uses in the RM-1 district would be limited to locations abutting Lincoln Lane South, and no accessory uses would be permitted in the RM-1 property. Additionally, the same entity must own both the Lincoln Road and RM-1 properties, which provides a higher level of control. Finally, given the limited size of the properties, as well as the availability of parking with existing garages just to the north of Lincoln Road, the administration is supportive of the proposed amendment to the off-street parking requirements.
|Is this a "Residents Right to Know" item, pursuant to City Code Section 2-14?|| ||Does this item utilize G.O. Bond Funds?|
|Yes|| ||No|| |