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File #: 120638.    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Petition Status: Passed
File created: 12/11/2012 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 1/17/2013 Final action: 1/17/2013
Title: Amend the Permitted Uses in the Industrial and Public Facilities Future Land Use Categories (B) Petition PB-12-134 CPA. City Plan Board. Amend the City of Gainesville Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Element to change the permitted uses in the Industrial and Public Facilities land use categories.
Attachments: 1. 120638A_staff report_20130103.pdf, 2. 120638B_Industrial & Public Facilities location map_20130103.pdf, 3. 120638C_application_20130103.pdf, 4. 120638D_CPB minutes_20130103.pdf, 5. 120638E_staff ppt_20130103.pdf, 6. 120638_Letter to City Clerk re Objection to proposed amendment to FLUE_20130117.pdf
Related files: 121107
Title
Amend the Permitted Uses in the Industrial and Public Facilities Future Land Use Categories (B)

Petition PB-12-134 CPA. City Plan Board. Amend the City of Gainesville Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Element to change the permitted uses in the Industrial and Public Facilities land use categories.

Explanation
This petition amends the permitted uses in the Industrial and Public Facilities future land use categories described within the Future Land Use Element. These amendments are necessary to improve clarity and to allow more flexibility within these land use categories.

The proposed change to the Industrial land use category will provide clarity by clearly stating that non-industrial uses are allowed when implemented as part of an adopted Planned Development ordinance. The existing Industrial land use category allows non-industrial uses when they are sensitively designed. However, the term “sensitively designed” is not defined within the Comprehensive Plan or the Land Development Code. This creates a lack of clarity for developers and staff attempting to apply this standard to non-industrial uses within the Industrial land use category. The proposed amendment will allow non-industrial uses within the framework of the Planned Development ordinance process, which is intended to promote overall coordinated building and facility relationships and infill development while eliminating the negative impacts of unplanned and piecemeal development. The proposed changes will provide the flexibility for the City to address changing market conditions within the Industrial land use category. As the City continues to develop the Innovation Economy, flexibility will be needed to meet the challenges of an ever changing marketplace.

The proposed change to the Public Facilities land use category expands the category to include private cemeteries, private utilities, and legal arrangements such as a public-private partnership where the land title is vested in a gov...

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