Committee Assignments - C4 C
|TO:||Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Commission|| |
|FROM:||Jimmy L. Morales, City Manager|| |
|DATE:||June 24, 2020|
|SUBJECT:||REFERRAL TO THE LAND USE AND SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE - AMENDMENT TO THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS OF THE CITY CODE PERTAINING TO A BUILDING HEIGHT INCREASE IN STRATEGIC COMMERCIAL AREAS TO INCENTIVIZE OFFICE USES.|
|The administration recommends that the City Commission refer the attached draft text to the Land Use and Sustainability Committee for discussion and recommendation.|
|At the request of Mayor Dan Gelber, the attached draft text is proposed to be referred to the Land Use and Sustainability Committee (LUSC). The draft text was prepared by a property owner in the Sunset Harbor area, who is seeking to develop a mixed-use project with an office component.|
|The attached draft proposes height increases in strategic commercial areas to incentivize office uses. Discussion of the proposal at the Commission Committee level is recommended, as the proposal has merit from an urban design, zoning and planning standpoint. Additionally, it would help diversify our economy and would work well within future transit zones.
The proposed increase in allowable building height would be for mixed-use commercial buildings containing a minimum of 10,000 square feet of office area. The following is a summary of the specific commercial areas of the City proposed for the increase in height:
1. Sunset Harbor Area CD-2 District: Increase from 50 feet to 75 feet.
2. Alton Road CD-2 District: Increase from 50 feet and 60 feet to 75 feet
3. Sunset Harbor and Terminal Island I-1 District: Increase from 40 feet to 60 feet.
4. Fifth Street Area CPS-2 District: Increase from 50 feet to 75 feet east of Lenox Avenue
The proposed increase in height would allow for the type of interior floor to ceiling space being sought by office users and developers. From a practical standpoint, when parking and mixed pedestals are included, the current height limitations in the aforementioned areas do not allow for enough floor to ceiling heights for office uses. Additionally, the aforementioned areas of the City are along dedicated transit lines and have access to public parking facilities.
|The Administration recommends that the City Commission refer the attached draft text to the Land Use and Sustainability Committee for discussion and recommendation.|
|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|| |
Mayor Dan Gelber & Co-sponsored by Commissioners Arriola & Richardson