Winter Park City Commission - Meeting Minutes - December 8, 2021 - 2:30 p.m.

REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COMMISSION

December 8, 2021, at 2:30 p.m.


Present Mayor Phil Anderson, Commissioners Marty Sullivan, Sheila DeCiccio, Carolyn Cooper and Todd Weaver; City Manager Randy Knight, City Attorney Kurt Ardaman, City Clerk Rene Cranis.

1) Meeting Called to Order Mayor Anderson called the meeting to order at 2:33 p.m.

2) Invocation Pastor Katrina Jenkins, Dean of Religious Life, Rollins College, provided the invocation followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

3) Approval of Agenda Motion made by Commissioner Sullivan to approve the agenda; seconded by Commissioner DeCiccio. Motion carried with 4-0 vote. (Commissioner Cooper arrived at 2:36 p.m.)

Mayor Report Mayor Anderson thanked city staff for their work on the Christmas decorations and creating holiday events, which he hopes will continue to showcase the city’s hometown experience.

5) Action Items RequiringDiscussion a. Discussion of USPS Letter of Interest responses. Mr. Knight stated that the city requested letters of interest under certain parameters to negotiate with the city to relocate the post office. Two responses were received with one location adjacent to the Voc Tech property and other being the former Patmos Chapel property near Swoope and Webster.

Mayor Anderson outlined Post Office requirements for a joint distribution and retail facility to replace the building in a location acceptable to the PO.

Mr. Knight stated that the owner of the Patmos Chapel is eager to move forward quickly but the Voc Tech property will progress over time. He noted that the city has flexibility in funding over the next five years of the CRA and explained the provisions for using CRA funds at the end of the CRA in 2027.

He summarized the Patmos Chapel’s desire to sell the property as quickly as possible since they do not intend to redevelop the property. The property, surrounded by residential on three sides, is more than four acres and since only 2 acres is needed for the post office, there is an opportunity to create and sell residential lots at the rear of the site at Swoope and Capen.

Commissioner DeCiccio opposed locating the Post Office in a residential area and rezoning from residential to commercial.

Commissioner Cooper noted that this property is next to a major shopping area, a trade school and a bus route and will be an opportunity for the city to add single-family residential in the area.

Commissioner Weaver viewed this as a good opportunity to put back single-family housing back on the west side and is a good investment.

Commissioner Cooper said her preference is the Voc Tech site but this site offers options for single-family buffering and possible redevelopment along Webster. She supported presenting both options to post office.

Commissioner Sullivan said he is neither in favor of or against this but suggested rezoning to R-1 which would better fit with the rest of the neighborhood.

Mayor Anderson said he feels the Voc Tech site is a better location and more likely to be approved. He reviewed uses on surrounding properties and asked for development restrictions on the Patmos site at the current R-3 zoning.

Jeff Briggs, Principal Planner, advised that although it allows 17 units per acre, it would not be possible due to park, roadway and other requirements. However, it could be a two or three-story townhouse development which would be more economically viable than single-family homes.

Mr. Knight reviewed an aerial view of the Voc Tech property showing the property offered by the Orange County School Board. He explained the School Board’s desire to put a magnet school on this property with athletic facilities. The School Board has suggested that if the city builds a gymnasium on the southern portion of its property at a cost between $6 and 7M, the city would get northern piece of property zoned PQP.

Commissioner Sullivan noted the advantages and disadvantages of each site. He said either could be satisfactory depending on the net financial impact, but his preference is the School Board site.

Commissioner DeCiccio said she could not support the School Board site due to the cost nor the Patmos Chapel site due to the impact of the surrounding neighborhood.

Commissioner Weaver opposed the School Board site because of the cost and because construction of a gymnasium is problematic. He supported the Patmos Chapel site because he sees the post office as a low impact institutional use used during weekday hours.

Commissioner Cooper supported forwarding both proposals to the post office; however, she feels the Voc Tech location is the best option for the post office.

Mayor Anderson restated his support for the Voc Tech property.

Anjali Vaya, 521 N. Capen, spoke about the residential area around the Patmos property and said she feels that residents will oppose this location.

Motion made by Commissioner Cooper to forward the Patmos Chapel proposal as an option for consideration to the U.S. Post Office; seconded by Commissioner Weaver. Upon a roll call vote, Commissioners Sullivan, Cooper and Weaver voted yes. Commissioner DeCiccio and Mayor Anderson voted no. Motion carried with a 3-2 vote.

Motion made by Commissioner Sullivan to forward the Voc Tech proposal to the Post Office; seconded by Commissioner Cooper. Upon a roll call vote, Commissioners Sullivan and Cooper and Mayor Anderson voted yes. Commissioners DeCiccio and Weaver voted no. Motion carried with a 3-2 vote.


Discussion was held on expanding the search area to Wymore Road, cost and proposals.


Mayor Anderson declared a recess at 3:51 and reconvened the meeting at 4:01 p.m.

b. Parking for the Library and Events Center Summary Update Mr. Knight reviewed short and long-term solutions to address parking needs at the Library and Events Center and to replace lost parking at Heritage Park for overflow parking. A parking map was displayed showing anticipated parking needs. Discussion was held on current parking needs and use of nearby parking lots and garages.

Troy Attaway, Director of Public Works, referred to the vicinity map and reviewed current and potential parking areas and number of spaces. He spoke on options including adding an additional floor to the parking garage at Lakeside. Discussion was held on options and consideration of area needs.

Mr. Knight said the challenge is the popularity of business and restaurants in the area which creates demand not caused by the Library and Events Center. He noted there are 79 designated public spaces in the Lakeside Crossing parking garage.

Jeff Briggs, Principal Planner, spoke on peak usage which occurs at the same time for restaurants which creates a parking issue.

Commissioner Weaver suggested extending the hours/days for lease of Valencia parking. He asked about valet parking. Mr. Knight stated valet parking is required for events of a certain size.

Mr. Briggs spoke about the potential redevelopment of the Sesco Lighting property which will provide parking for First Watch restaurant and may provide an opportunity to negotiate a parking lease for evening events, but that is two years out. Owners of the Lakeside parking garage are aware of parking needs in the area and have expressed an interested in exploring an agreement to add one or two levels to their parking garage.

Ongoing discussion was held on short and long-term solutions and costs. Mr. Knight advised that Mr. Barnes has offered to provide parking on the north side of Seacoast Bank for valet parking on a short-term basis while a long-term solution is being explored. Costs have not been discussed but could be negotiated.

Mayor Anderson expressed concern about relying on leases of private parking spaces. He sees the need for 100-200 spaces but questioned how the city can attain that level of parking. He said would be more comfortable if there were good data on parking needs and availability before spending money on hard assets.

After additional discussion, consensus was to authorize the City Manager to negotiate lease with Mr. Barnes and to direct staff to begin collecting parking data this weekend. There were no public comments.

6) Public Hearings a. RESOLUTION 2255-21:A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF WINTER PARK, FLORIDA, DESIGNATING THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2504 WINTER PARK ROAD, WINTER PARK, FLORIDA AS A HISTORIC RESOURCE ON THE WINTER PARK REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES.

Attorney Ardaman read the resolution by title. Mr. Briggs reviewed the request which was recommended for approval by the Historic Preservation Board.

Motion made by Commissioner Weaver to approve the resolution; seconded by Commissioner Cooper. There were no public comments. Upon a roll call vote, Commissioners Sullivan, DeCiccio, Cooper and Weaver and Mayor Anderson voted yes. Motion carried unanimously with a 5-0 vote.

b. RESOLUTION 2256-21: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF WINTER PARK, FLORIDA, DESIGNATING THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1621 FOREST AVENUE, WINTER PARK, FLORIDA AS A HISTORIC RESOURCE ON THE WINTER PARK REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES.

Attorney Ardaman read the resolution by title. Mr. Briggs reviewed this request which received a positive recommendation from the Historic Preservation Board.

Motion made by Commissioner Weaver to approve the resolution; seconded by Commissioner Cooper. There were no public comments. Upon a roll call vote, Commissioners Sullivan, DeCiccio, Cooper and Weaver and Mayor Anderson voted yes. Motion carried unanimously with a 5-0 vote.

c. RESOLUTION 2257-21:A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF WINTER PARK, FLORIDA, DESIGNATING THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1624 ROUNDELAY LANE, WINTER PARK, FLORIDA AS A HISTORIC RESOURCE ON THE WINTER PARK REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES.

Mayor Anderson declared a Conflict of Interest and left the meeting. Form 1 is attached to these minutes. Vice-Mayor Cooper chaired the meeting.

Attorney Ardaman read the resolution by title. Mr. Briggs reviewed this request which received a positive recommendation from the Historic Preservation Board.

Motion made by Commissioner Weaver to approve the resolution; seconded by Commissioner DeCiccio. There were no public comments. Upon a roll call vote, Commissioners Sullivan, DeCiccio and Weaver and Vice-Mayor Cooper voted yes. Motion carried with a 4-0 vote. (Mayor Anderson declared a Conflict of Interest.)

Mayor Anderson returned to the meeting.

d. Ordinance: Amending Section 66-52, Park closing hours (1st reading)


Attorney Ardaman read the ordinance by title.

Motion made by Commissioner Weaver to approve the ordinance on first reading; seconded by Commissioner DeCiccio.

Jason Seeley, Director of Parks and Recreation, explained that that this ordinance makes minor changes to the hours when various parks are closed to the public and responded to questions regarding hours, late closing hours for events and procedures for locking gates.

Motion made by Commissioner Cooper to amend the ordinance that for all parks other than Central Park, the closed hours are sunrise to sunset unless otherwise specified by the City Manager and any event qualifies as being specified by the City Manager; seconded by Commissioner Weaver.

After discussion, Commissioner Cooper revised the motion to exclude Central Park and MLK Park and establish closing hours for MLK Park and Events Center Campus to 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. unless authorized by the City Manager; accepted by Commissioner Weaver.

Mayor Anderson summarized the closing hours as follows: Central Park (2-6am), MLK Park and Events Center (11pm-6am unless otherwise specified by the City Manager); all other parks (sunset to sunrise unless otherwise specified by the City Manager). Specific reference to Lake Baldwin Park, Mead Gardens Cady Way and Ward Park would be deleted.

There were no public comments.

Upon a roll call vote on the main motion with amendments, Commissioners Sullivan, DeCiccio, Cooper and Weaver and Mayor Anderson voted yes. Motion carried unanimously with a 5 - 0 vote.

4) Public Comments | 5 p.m. or soon thereafter David Owen, Park Avenue, addressed the excessive speeding and tailgating on Park Avenue between Webster and Stovin and recommended speed bumps to reduce speed and no tailgating signs.

Chris King, Elevation Financial Group, 507 N. New York Avenue, spoke about the proposal they developed for the Swoope Avenue land swap and asked the commission vote on the NOD for the Swoope property in early January.

e. Ordinance: Amending Chapter 62, regulating hours for use of domestic power tools and phasing out of gas-powered leaf blowers (1st Reading)

Attorney Ardaman read the ordinance by tile.

Kris Stenger gave a presentation on the objectives of ordinance and proposed regulations limiting use of hours of operation of leaf blowers and prohibiting blowing material into right-of-way.

Commissioner Weaver said he is opposed to the ordinance due to the 36-month phase- out period. Mr. Stenger advised that a survey of landscape professionals show that the standard life of equipment is three years and that three years will allow them to plan for replacing equipment.

Mayor Anderson spoke about equivalency of performance and said he feels the fifth Whereas clause that states that the city finds that leaf blowers provide equivalent level of performance is inaccurate when a comparison of today’s equipment does not support the statement. However, he believes that this will be true in three years with advances in equipment.

Motion made by Commissioner Sullivan to approve the ordinance with two modifications: amend the fifth Whereas clause to state "…electric leaf blowers can provide satisfactory level of performance…” and that the phase-out period be 30 months; seconded by Commissioner Weaver.

Discussion followed on efficiency and equivalency of equipment and length of phase- out period.

Stephen Pategas, 1425 Berkshire, KWPBS board member, said equivalency should not be a consideration since he feels blowers are more powerful than they need to be. He urged the Commission to adopt a 24-month phase-out period.

Mayor Anderson suggested using the word “similar” to describe level of performance. Mr. Ardaman opined that is acceptable or using “effective” which would avoid comparison. Commissioner Sullivan revised his motion changing “satisfactory” to “effective.” Accepted by Commissioner Weaver.

Upon a roll call vote, Commissioners Sullivan, DeCiccio, Cooper and Weaver and Mayor Anderson voted yes. Motion carried unanimously with a 5-0 vote.

Mayor Anderson declared a recess at 5:52 and reconvened the meeting at 6:12 p.m.

7) Public Hearings| 3:30 p.m. or thereafter a. Request of Park Avenue Concepts for approval of Conditional Use to waive the separation distance requirement of 1,000 feet from a church or school in order to allow a 4-COP Liquor License in conjunction with the proposed 102-seat fine dining restaurant located at 331/339 S. Park Avenue, zoned C-2.

Nick Lewis, Planner, reviewed the request and explained this is required as the seating capacity is below the required 150 seats to serve liquor. The Planning and Zoning Board recommended approval with the condition that the business function as a full-service restaurant as defined in city code as any establishment which is devoted to the retailing and on-premises consumption of meals and food where more than 50 percent of the gross revenue is derived from food sales versus alcoholic beverages and meets the following criteria: (1) A host or hostess should be regularly present to greet and arrange for seating; (2) Food and beverage service (other than bar service) is provided via table service by servers; (3) Dinnerware shall be non-disposable; (4) Ordering, food service and payment is done at the table; and (5) The menu shall consist of full dining cuisine with a range of appetizers, entrees and desserts along with appropriate selections of beverages. (6) Payment at a counter/cashier may be allowed only and exclusively to accommodate take-out orders. Staff responded to questions regarding conditions of approval and parking availability.

Motion made by Commissioner DeCiccio to approve the request as presented; seconded by Commissioner Cooper. There were no public comments. Upon a roll call vote, Commissioners Sullivan, DeCiccio, Cooper and Weaver and Mayor Anderson voted yes. Motion carried unanimously with a 5-0 vote.

b. Request of 3217 CorrineLLC to annex the properties at 3303 and 3313 Corrine Drive and to utilize the south 63 feet of 1813 Northwood TerraceDrive to establish Commercial (C-3A) and Parking Lot (PL) Future Land Use and Zoning in order to build a two-story, 8,750 square-foot commercial/office building on the combined properties and abandonment portions of Northwood Terrace Drive.

Mr. Ardaman read the ordinances by title.

Mr. Briggs reviewed the request for annexation, comp plan, zoning and abandonment of the east and west five feet Northwood Terrace Drive, which is 60 feet wide and 10 feet wider than a typical right-of-way, in exchange for removing the grass and constructing sidewalks from Corrine to Northwood Blvd. He spoke about parking issues created by East End Market which causes concern about this project but this project is not intended to have the intensity of East End Market. He reviewed the site plan with a six-foot wall and landscaping between this property and residential properties. To prevent cut- through traffic to the neighborhood, a concrete diverter will be installed to make it difficult left into and right out of the parking lot. He showed renderings of the proposed office building and explained that the applicant intends to use the second floor for his office but would like the flexibility in leasing first-floor space for non-office use such as hair salon or personal services, which requires commercial zoning. The Planning and Zoning Board recommended approval with the conditions requiring the diverter and sidewalks across the applicant’s property to the East End Market property.

Tara Tedrow, 215 N. Eola Drive, attorney for applicant, gave a presentation showing an aerial view and photographs of the area. She spoke on parking issues caused by existing conditions and East End Market. She said this project includes an offer to construct sidewalks and the opportunity for shared parking. She provided the timeline of project development beginning two years ago that included several neighborhood meetings and resulted in very different plans than originally proposed.

Majid Kalaghchi, project engineer, responded to questions regarding width of the sidewalk and ability to create on-street parking on Northwood Terrace Dr.

Commissioner Cooper asked if the applicant would consider the lesser office zoning and if the tree placement shown in the renderings will be the actual placement. (The applicant responded to these questions later in the meeting.)

Ms. Tedrow explained their requests and expressed a willingness to lease parking spaces to East End Market for evenings and weekends to alleviate parking issues in the neighborhood. She responded to questions and discussion was held on parking issues and opportunities to alleviate parking issues, zoning and modified plans.

Ms. Tedro spoke on the traffic study which noted no deficiencies at full build-out of project. She reviewed applicable comp plan policies and showed a diagram of the existing and vacated right-of-way to accommodate sidewalks on Northwood Terrace Drive and closed summarizing justifications for approval.

Mayor Anderson said his concern is whether a parking lot on a residential lot creates a buffer to a residential neighborhood or whether it is an intrusion into neighborhood. He spoke about possible outcomes if this property were redeveloped without annexation into Winter Park.

Commissioner Sullivan expressed his concern about protection of the residential neighborhood and feels this project does not protect the residential area and is a departure from past practice. He said he would like to see a binding parking agreement for shared parking between this project and East End Market with pedestrian areas. He added that he feels O-2 would reduce evening and weekend parking which would allow the parking lot to be used by East End Market. He asked that tree be planted as shown in the conceptual plan.

Commissioner DeCiccio said she feels shared parking and the addition of sidewalks will help the neighborhood.

Commissioner Cooper spoke in favor of the project but could not support commercial zoning next to residential areas but would support a lesser zoning of office.

Commissioner Weaver spoke in favor of annexation but sees no public benefit to rezoning single-family properties to non-residential zoning. He asked the applicant to table until discussions are held about parking solutions.

Ms. Tedrow said she could provide suggested language before second reading that addresses a shared parking agreement with East End Market. She confirmed that her client would agree to O-2 zoning and to tree placement as noted on the plan. She opposed tabling this matter and suggested approving on first reading and resolving pending questions prior to second reading.

Commissioner Weaver expressed concern about access by emergency vehicles due to on-street parking and suggested increased enforcement. Mr. Stephenson noted that some streets are outside the city’s jurisdictional boundaries.

Motion made by Commissioner Cooper to approve the application as presented with conditions by P&Z (diverter and sidewalks) and adding three conditions: 1) trees are planted along the perimeter of both Corrine and Northwood Terrace Drive to provide shade to the new sidewalk that the applicant will be putting in; 2) that the property be zoned O-2 as opposed to C-3A; and 3) that the applicant obtain a shared parking agreement on or off site; seconded by Commissioner Weaver. (separated into four motions)

Ms. Tedrow said she has spoken with John Rife of East End Market and feels Mr. Rife will be agreeable to a parking arrangement but the terms and agreement would have to be drafted. She said whether they have an agreement or not the applicant agrees to provide parking, there will be 35 spaces for public parking for nights and weekends. John Jacobs, 2837 Northwood Blvd., said he would like to see Winter Park resolve this but with O-2 zoning.

Phyllis Price, 2842 Northwood Blvd., spoke about public safety issues. She said a petition was circulated in opposition to this project with 300 signatures. She urged the commission to consider everyone’s interest.

Commissioner Sullivan acknowledged receipt of an unsigned petition prepared by residents and asked for signed petitions showing signee, address and date signed.

Lynn Seeten, 2904 Mulford Avenue, opposed the request due to the impact on the neighborhood.

Responding to comments by Commissioner Weaver and Attorney Ardaman, the original motion was separated into four motions.

Motion made by Commissioner Cooper to approve the annexation ordinance as presented with conditions by P&Z (diverter and sidewalks) and adding three conditions: 1) trees are planted along the perimeter of both Corrine and Northwood Terrace Drive to provide shade to the new sidewalk that the applicant will be putting in; 2) that the property be zoned O-2 as opposed to C-3A; and 3) that the applicant obtain a shared parking agreement on or off site with conditions; seconded by Commissioner Weaver. Upon a roll call vote, Commissioners Sullivan, DeCiccio, Cooper and Weaver and Mayor Anderson voted yes. Motion carried unanimously with a 5–0 vote.

Motion made by Commissioner Cooper to approve the future land use designation of office; seconded by Commissioner Weaver. Upon a roll call vote, Commissioners Sullivan, DeCiccio and Cooper and Mayor Anderson voted yes. Commissioner Weaver voted no. Motion carried with a 4-1 vote.

Motion made by Commissioner Cooper to approve the zoning of Office O-2 with conditions noted above; seconded by Commissioner Weaver. Upon a roll call vote, Commissioners Sullivan, DeCiccio and Cooper and Mayor Anderson voted yes. Commissioner Weaver voted no. Motion carried with a 4-1 vote. Motion made by Commissioner Cooper to approve the vacation and abandonment ordinance; seconded by Commissioner Weaver. Upon a roll call vote, Commissioners Sullivan, DeCiccio, Cooper and Weaver and Mayor Anderson voted yes. Motion carried unanimously with a 5 – 0 vote.

Members of the Commission asked that staff install no parking signs and to enforce parking regulations in the city’s jurisdiction.

Mayor Anderson declared a recess at 8:06 and reconvened the meeting at 8:18 p.m. Commissioner Cooper returned to the meeting at 8:24 p.m.

c. Request of Z Properties for: Approval to enlarge and maintain city-owned retention pond located behind 341 N. Pennsylvania Avenue and to route stormwater retention for previously approved office building located at 301 N. Pennsylvania Avenue to the city-owned retention area. This item was continued from November 10, 2021. Staff is requesting continuance to January 26, 2022.

8) Public Hearings| 5 p.m. or thereafter a. ORDINANCE 3226-21: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WINTER PARK, FLORIDA, ADOPTING A NEW CHAPTER 59, CITY CODE OF ORDINANCES ENTITLED, “MULTI-MODAL TRANSPORTATION IMPACT FEE,” THEREBY CREATING AND IMPOSING A MULTI-MODAL TRANSPORTATION IMPACT FEE ON DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS AND CREATING A MULTI-MODAL TRANSPORTATION IMPACT FEE PROGRAM AND ADOPTING RELATED PROVISIONS; PROVIDING FOR LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND ADOPTING A MULTI-MODAL TRANSPORTATION IMPACT FEE STUDY IN SUPPORT OF SUCH IMPACT FEE; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS, SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (2nd Reading)

Attorney Ardaman read the ordinance by title. Bronce Stephenson, Director of Planning and Transportation, led a page by page review of changes made from first reading with additional changes recommended and discussed as follows:

Page 3, Section 59-3 – Revise the title of department director in case of future title change. Agreement was reached to leave as is and have City Manager administratively designate someone to actin this capacity.

Page 4, Section 59-5 - Essential public services excludes public or private colleges or universities. Commissioner Weaver opposed exempting charter schools. Commissioner Sullivan agreed. Mr. Ardaman noted that essential public services are exempt from this fee.

Page 7, Section 59-6(c)– Delete “at the discretion of the Director.”

Page 7, Section 59-6(d)– change the end of phrase beginning “unless the applicant” to read “…. vacant building or structure, is verified and approved by the Director."

Mr. Stephenson stated that this goes into full effect on January 1, 2022 with no phasing in to the full fee.

Mayor Anderson stated that the State removed the incentives to phase in to maximum fee and suggested phasing in the fees so the full fee would be in place in three or four years to alleviate "sticker shock." General consensus was to implement the full fee on January 1, 2022.

Motion made by Mayor Anderson to adopt the ordinance deleting charter schools from Section 59-5 (definition of Essential public services), delete “at the discretion of…” in Section 59-6(c), and add the word “is” in the last phrase in Section 59- 6(d); seconded by Commissioner Cooper.

Charlie Clayton, 1230 N. Park Avenue, expressed his concern on the theory of basing fees on the increase in size of house because the number of residents may not change and opposed charging a fee for projects in process but not approved.

Cliff Tate, Kimley-Horn explained the calculation of fees and credits based on square footage of single-family homes.

Jeff Schnellmann, 829 Halifax Avenue, President of Master Custom Builders Council, expressed his disappointment that custom builders were not engaged in this process. He said he feels the ordinance does not comply with state impact fee guidelines and that the impact fee study is not specific to and relative to Winter Park. He asked that this be tabled until language is corrected and stakeholders are engaged.

Mr. Tate responded to comments.

Mr. Ardaman stated that notice was given in September. Mr. Bronce stated that a ¼ page display ad was in the Orlando Sentinel.

Discussion was held on the impact on the timeline for adopting prior to adoption of the OAO, delaying effective date or delaying adoption. It was suggested that a meeting be held with builders to give guidance on these fees.

Upon a roll call vote, Commissioners Sullivan, DeCiccio, Cooper and Weaver and Mayor Anderson voted yes. Motion carried unanimously with a 5-0 vote.

b. Ordinance 3227-21: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WINTER PARK, FLORIDA,AMENDING CHAPTER 58 “LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE” ARTICLE I, AND THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN SO AS TO ADOPT NEW GOALS, OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES OF THE FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT TO ESTABLISH THE ORANGE AVENUE OVERLAY DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (2nd reading)

Attorney Ardaman read the ordinance. Mr. Stephenson stated that the State DEO’s response indicated no issues in its review of this ordinance. He reviewed the changes made from first reading and minor changes as a result of changes made to the land development code.

Commissioner Sullivan suggested increasing the residential density incentive for workforce housing from 10% to 20% in Subareas D, I and J and discussion followed.

Motion made by Commissioner Cooper to adopt the ordinance; seconded by Commissioner Weaver.

Discussion was held on defining the residential density increase in terms of units per acre versus percentage.

Motion made by Commissioner Sullivan to amend the motion to increase the residential incentive for workforce housing to 20% in Subareas D, I and J; seconded by Commissioner Weaver.

There were no public comments.

Upon a roll call vote on the amendment, Commissioners Sullivan, DeCiccio, Cooper and Weaver and Mayor Anderson voted yes. Motion carried unanimously with a 5- 0 vote.

Upon a roll call vote on the main motion as amended, Commissioners Sullivan, DeCiccio, Cooper and Weaver and Mayor Anderson voted yes. Motion carried unanimously with a 5-0 vote.

c. ORDINANCE 3228-21: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WINTER PARK, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 58 “LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE” ARTICLE III, "ZONING” SO AS TO ADOPT A NEW ZONING DISTRICT SECTION 58-83 ORANGE AVENUE OVERLAY DISTRICT (OAO) CREATING REGULATIONS FOR THE ORANGE AVENUE OVERLAY DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTS; REPEAL; SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (2nd reading)

Attorney Ardaman read the ordinance by title. Mr. Stephenson reviewed and discussion was held on changes made at first reading and any scrivener's errors. Changes were discussed resulting in the following motions:

Motion made by Commissioner Weaver to amend the ordinance changing the maximum building length to a maximum of 200 feet (Page 8, Item (i)(2) and throughout the document where applicable); seconded by Commissioner Sullivan.

Motion made by Commissioner Cooper to amend the ordinance changing the 10- foot sidewalk and 2-foot buffer to an 8-foot sidewalk and 4-foot buffer on side streets (Page 10, (5), Sidewalks and throughout the document where applicable); seconded by Commissioner Weaver.

Motion made by Commissioner Cooper to amend the ordinance deleting “only” from the last sentence on Page 14, Item 3, Facades; seconded by Commissioner Weaver.

In depth discussion was held on Page 15, Paragraph (c) as it relates to building massing and breaks in horizontal length between properties or projects. It was noted that this would also restrict the length of parking garages. Mr. Stephenson stated that parking garages are not allowed on major street frontage in the OAO.

Motion made by Commissioner Cooper to amend the ordinance on Page 15, Paragraph (c) as follows:delete “on any single property” from the first sentence; change the first sentence to read “…for buildings or 300 feet for parking structures of horizontal length change 300 feet to 200 feet; delete “on the same property”in the second sentence, delete all language including and following the sentence beginning “Alternative designs to achieve...”; seconded by Commissioner Weaver.

Discussion was held on requirements to provide to scale drawings of external elevations.

Motion made by Commissioner Weaver to amend the ordinance on Page 19 in the paragraph beginning “External Elevations” changing the last sentence to read “…new and renovated buildings of under 10,000 sq. ft. gross building area visible to the public realm…”; seconded by Commissioner Cooper.

Commissioner Weaver and Mr. Stephenson spoke about stormwater retention and treatment requirements in Subarea A, followed by discussion on exemptions.

Motion made by Commissioner Sullivan to amend the ordinance on Page 28/29 Item (a) adding “impervious coverage,” after “gross square footage” and delete language after “Stormwater Retention” in Item 3; seconded by Mayor Anderson.

There were no public comments.

Motion made by Commissioner Weaver to table this ordinance to the January meeting. Motion failed for lack of second.

Mayor Anderson summarized the amendments as made above. All motions were withdrawn and combined into one motion made by Commissioner Sullivan to adopt the seven amendments to modify the land development code; seconded by Commissioner DeCiccio. Upon a roll call vote, Commissioners Sullivan, DeCiccio, Cooper and Weaver and Mayor Anderson voted yes. Motion carried unanimously with a 5-0 vote.

Upon a roll call vote on the main motion as amended, Commissioners Sullivan, DeCiccio, Cooper and Weaver and Mayor Anderson voted yes. Motion carried unanimously with a 5-0 vote.

9) City Commission Reports Commissioner Sullivan - • Spoke about Orlando Police Department’s community response team program where calls for mental issues are referred to Aspire Health Partners to handle as opposed to police officers. He asked that staff research this program to see if it would benefit the police department. Approved by consensus. • Expressed his support of 100% clean energy by 2050 despite objections that the city has no plan, that technology is not available and the unknown cost. He cited reasons for moving forward including the incentive to have a feasibility plan, it spotlights need for technology in league with other municipalities, stresses the urgent demand and stimulation of more research and development, and it is the right thing to fight global climate change. He urged the city to join with other cities likes Orlando, Cocoa and Dunedin and other communities across the U.S. and pledge 100% renewable energy by 2050. Commissioner Weaver agreed. Mayor Anderson said that a feasibility study is needed and advised that the Rollins College social entrepreneurship program will be looking at global sustainability goals.

Commissioner DeCiccio - • Addressed infrastructure funding supporting a pedestrian bridge on 17-92 and Morse, public restrooms in the Central Park, a pavilion in West Meadow and asked that they be added to the infrastructure list. (To be addressed at tomorrow’s work session on infrastructure funding.) • Asked for the status of the amendment to the BlueLaw. Mr. Knight advised it will be on the next agenda. Commissioner Cooper suggested inviting public participation. • Asked that the NOD for the Swoope Avenue property be placed on the next agenda. Mr. Knight stated the NOD will be placed on the next available agenda after receipt of the appraisal. Mayor Anderson asked that staff use one of its continuing services contracts to create a rendering of what two and three-story building as proposed by Chris King would look like from the view of the golf course. • Asked staff to look at and repair the dip in the Park Avenue roadway near Briarpatch Restaurant.

Mayor Anderson – • Thanked everyone for determination and drive to get OAO done.


10) Summary of Meeting Actions

• Approved advancing both proposals to the USPS for their consideration.

• Continue to explore shore and long-term parking solutions for the library and event center

• Approved historic designation of three properties

• Approved ordinance on park closing hours with amendments.

• Approved ordinance on phasing out gas leaf blowers with amendments.

• Approved conditional use for Park Ave Concepts

• Approved annexation and three other ordinances relatingCorrine Drive.

• Asked staff to address parking issues near East End Market (enforcement and signage).

• Adopted ordinance on Multi-modal impact fee, OAO Comp Plan and OAO land development ordinances with amendments.

• Asked staff to review OrlandoPolice Department’s at community response team

program.

• Asked for a rendering of Chris King’s proposal for the Swoope Avenue property as it

would be seen from the golf course.

• Directed staff to repair the dip in road on Park Avenue near Briarpatch restaurant.


11) Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 11:10 p.m.



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