The attached Development Order (DO) amends the Fashion Square Mall DRI Development Order (DO) to allow for the development of multifamily residential and to slightly increase the entitlements within the DRI property. The requested amendment are as follows:
- Amend DRI Development Order to add multifamily residential as an approved use to the project, with 12.46 acres and 593 dwelling units.
- Increase commercial/retail use entitlements in phase 1 by 87,611 square feet.
- Increase office use entitlements in phase 1 by 6,300 square feet.
- Reduce theater entitlements (seats) in phase 1 by 350 seats.
- Increase parking to serve the proposed multifamily and commercial/office uses by 1,134 parking spaces.
- Update the land use equivalency matrix to include multifamily residential as an approved use in the project; Amend DRI Exhibit “B” to replace the previous Map H, Master Development Plan for the Project, to show the location of the multifamily residential use and otherwise provide for the location of certain land uses allowed under the existing and proposed entitlements.
The proposed changes increase the number of external peak hour trips. Therefore, the proposed amendment to the DRI development requires the filing of a notice of proposed change (NOPC) to the local government, the regional planning agency, and the state land planning agency. This application is currently being reviewed by the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council and other regional review agencies. Preliminary responses are supportive, however if substantive issues are raised, this development order may be revised and re-submitted to the City Council for approval.
The assessment of substantial deviation criteria demonstrates that the proposed changes to the DRI Development Order do not constitute a substantial deviation. The proposed program is also consistent with the Growth Management Plan, the City's Future Land Use Map, and Land Development Code.
The Municipal Planning Board recommended approval of the DRI amendment on April 15, 2014, and City Council deferred approval of MPB minutes related to this case on May 12, 2014 so that minutes would be approved along with DRI amendment. A master plan for the proposed multifamily residential units and additional retail and office uses to the metropolitan activity center was also part of the application. The attached staff report reflects minor revisions to the site plan provided by the applicant after MPB approval.