February 7, 2024

  1. Minutes

 

    

The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) of the City of Titusville, Florida met in regular session in City Hall Council Chamber located at 555 South Washington Avenue on Wednesday February 7, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Chairman Richardson called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Present were Secretary Grant, Member Garrod, Member Fayson, Alternate Member Rogers, Member Childs and School Board Member Gilbert. Vice Chairman Aton, Member Moscoso and Alternate Member Fendler were absent. Also, in attendance were Principle Planner Eddy Galindo, Community Development Director Brad Parrish, Senior Planner Christie Anderson, Assistant City Attorney Chelsea Farrell and Recording Secretary Kim Amick.

 

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Member Garrod made a motion to approve the minutes from the January 17, 2024 meeting as presented. Member Fayson seconded.

 

Roll call was as follows:

 

Member Fayson                      Yes

Member Childs                       Yes

Secretary Grant                       Yes

Member Rogers                      Yes

Member Garrod                      Yes

Chairman Richardson             Yes

 

Motion passed. 

 

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Quasi-Judicial Confirmation Procedures 

 

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Old Business

None.

 

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New Business

 

Small Scale Amendment SSA#2-2023 – The Registry at Sand Point 

Chairman Richardson stated he received a call from the Assistant City Attorney and the City Attorney telling him the applicant for 9A had asked that the item be tabled.

 

Assistant City Attorney Farrell stated this action requires a motion from Planning and Zoning and you can request that it be tabled to your next  meeting.  The request from the applicant was until City Council could consider some additional information and they will have first reading on Tuesday, February 13.

 

 

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Member Fayson made a motion to table Small Scale Amendment Plan 2-2023 to February 21, 2024.

 

Secretary Grant seconded.

 

Roll call was as follows:

 

Secretary Grant                       Yes

Member Rogers                      Yes

Member Fayson                      Yes

Member Childs                       Yes

Member Garrod                      Yes

Chairman Richardson             Yes

 

Motion passed.

 

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Rezoning REZ#5-2023 – Verona Master Plan (AKA Willow Creek) 

Ms. Anderson gave an overview of this item.

 

Member Fayson stated his concerns regarding eliminating the shopping area that was originally pitched with the development and how did the City agree to take away a proposed shopping area.  Ms. Anderson stated it was originally commercial/industrial and they were only going to pursue the commercial/industrial uses based on a market study at the time depending on what would be the highest and best use for those types of uses.

 

Member Rogers also stated his concerns regarding what is approved and what is actually done, such as shopping, trails and villages no longer being linked together.

 

Rodney Honeycutt, 3700 S. Washington Avenue, Titusville, spoke on this item.

 

Member Garrod stated the Village C area was part of a plan the reviewed and he had some concerns about the lengths of streets in the higher density residential development and how traffic calming should be considered.  He did not see anything addressing traffic calming in the amendment to the PUD.  Mr. Honeycutt stated he was involved in the engineering on the first two villages, the first village was outside the PUD and the second was Village D.  He stated Village B is also under construction and all of those villages were smaller, short roads, Village A and C have these longer roads particularly Village C.  He stated they are not the engineer of record for that and the sketch plat may have been where the comments came about.  Mr. Galindo stated it was the sketch plat that was presented to the commission.

 

Member Garrod stated this is a very good opportunity to address Village C and Village A particularly where the long streets in the higher density residential will create an environment where they will speed down residential streets because they are long straight a ways.

 

Member Rogers asked if the rezoning was consistent with the comp plan.  Ms. Anderson it is not changing the existing zoning on the property it is amending the master plan.

 

Discussion continued on this item.

 

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Member Garrod recommended approval of the requested changes with the following condition:

 

  1.  A traffic calming design be provided for Village A and Village C to eliminate the long straight a ways in those two subdivisions at the time of the submittal of the engineering plans.

 

Member Fayson seconded.

 

Roll call was as follows:

 

Member Garrod                      Yes

Secretary Grant                       Yes

Member Childs                       Yes

Member Fayson                      Yes

Member Rogers                      No

Chairman Richardson             Yes

 

Motion passed.

 

Member Rogers voted no because he was concerned with losing industrial/commercial land.

 

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Comprehensive Plan Amendments Future Land Use (FLUE), Transportation (TE) and Housing Elements (HE) and adopt a city-wide goal with objectives and policies in the Land Development Regulations (LDR) 

Mr. Parrish gave an overview of this item.

 

Member Garrod stated his concerns regarding five story buildings and is it an unattainable density to limit five stories or is it going to be a conflict that becomes a variance. Brad read Strategy 1.24.3.2 on page 435 where it talks about the overlay and creating a zoning overlay to help implement some of these policies it talks about a building height not to exceed five stories.  He stated they did not do the calculations to see if that is even feasible or works, but they are hoping to address during the update of the manual regulations.

 

Member Garrod also stated his consideration is the city should address maximum building height and it should be an absolute building height not variable or interpreted.  Brad stated if he wanted to make that suggestion to the commission you could make a request that they include some kind of change to that policy or put something that specific in the Land Regulations.

 

Member Garrod stated with regard to the landscape policy on Page 427, Objective 1.5, Natural Resources and reductions in Greenhouse Gases, it states to encourage Florida friendly and Florida Native landscaping but he would like to recommend more stringent wording such as require Florida friendly or Florida Native landscaping.  

 

Discussion continued on this item.

 

Toni Shifalo, 715 Tropic St, Titusville, spoke against this item.  She spoke about Kimley Horn and their association with developers and staff and the conflict of interest.

 

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Member Rogers recommend approval of the document with the following stipulations:

 

  1. The total height of a building and the height of a story be clearly defined
  2. Change encourage Florida friendly plants to require a majority of the plants to be Florida native.

 

Member Garrod seconded.

 

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Roll call was as follows:

 

Member Garrod                      Yes

Member Child s                       Yes

Secretary Grant                       Yes

Member Rogers                      Yes

Member Fayson                      Yes

Chairman Richardson             No

 

Motion passed.

 

Chairman Richardson stated he did not support the motion because of his concern with an apparent conflict by Kimley-Horn as both a consultant for the City and as the applicant for a small scale comprehensive plan land use amendment.

 

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Election of Officers

 

Nominations for Chairman were as follows:

 

Member Rogers nominated Joe Richardson to be Chairman

 

Member Fayson seconded.

 

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Roll call was as follows:

 

Member Fayson                      Yes

Member Garrod                      Yes

Member Rogers                      Yes

Member Childs                       Yes

Secretary Grant                       Yes

Chairman Richardson             Yes

 

Motion passed.

 

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Nominations for Vice Chairman were as follows:

 

Member Garrod nominated Dan Aton to be Vice Chairman.

 

Secretary Grant seconded.                                                                                             

 

 

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Roll call was as follows:

 

Secretary Grant                       Yes

Member Rogers                      Yes

Member Garrod                      Yes

Member Childs                       Yes

Member Fayson                      Yes

Chairman Richardson             Yes

 

Motion 

 

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Nominations for Secretary were as follows:

 

 Member Childs nominated Romie Grant to be Secretary.

 

Member Fayson seconded.

 

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Roll call was as follows:

 

Member Fayson                      Yes

Member Childs                       Yes

Secretary Grant                       Yes

Member Rogers                      Yes

Member Garrod                      Yes

Chairman Richardson             Yes

 

Motion passed.

 

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Dual Membership for the Planning and Zoning Commission and Titusville Environmental Commission Discussion

 

Member Childs recommend Member Moscoso for TEC consideration.

 

Member Garrod seconded.

 

Roll call was as follows:

 

Secretary Grant                       Yes

Member Rogers                      Yes

Member Fayson                      Yes

Member Childs                       Yes

Member Garrod                      Yes

Chairman Richardson             Yes

 

Motion passed.

 

 

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Petitions & Requests

 

Toni Shifalo, Historic Norwood House, wanted to display her ignorance about how the way zoning works.

 

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Reports

 

Staff – Brad stated Chairman Richardson had asked whether the Chambers were ADA compliant.  He spoke with several members of staff  and it was determined that this Chamber was found ADA compliant.  He stated you had mentioned between the rows but that did not have to meet the specific standards.  He stated the front and isle widths did meet the requirements.

 

Chairman Richardson stated the back row does not meet ADA compliance.  He stated there is no way to get behind the back row.

 

Brad stated the other item that was brought up at the last meeting was an update on Brookshire and issue that related to flooding at the ramp on 95.   He stated FDOT has been meeting with the owners of Brookshire Development and they did attend a meeting related to it and the property owner of Brookshire is going through a process with FDOT to address the issues.

 

Member Rogers stated his concerns regarding changes that were made to Brookshire that were brought up at the last meeting.

 

Chelsea – None

 

Chairman – Chairman Richardson encouraged the members to drive around in the neighborhoods and they would be surprised to see what has happened to Tranquility.

 

Members – Member Childs stated where there is an issue before them they all try to look at everything beforehand and they don’t make a decision until they have heard from everyone.

 

Member Garrod stated he would encourage everyone on February 14, 1,000 Friends of Florida, are having a broadcast of legislative update.

 

Member Fayson stated it is national send a card to a friend day.

 

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Adjournment 8:04 pm