Items Types:
Economic Development
For Meeting of:
September 8, 2014
District: 4 From:
Contract ID: Document Number:
Exhibits: Yes On File (City Clerk) : Yes Draft Only: No
Grant Received by City?: No

Temporary Use Permit for Construction Worker & Nighttime Valet Parking at 265 S. Osceola Ave. & 550 Mariposa St. (LDC2014-00218)(Economic Development)


The owner of the undeveloped lot at 265 S. Osceola Ave./550 Mariposa St. requests a new 2-year Temporary Use Permit to allow for construction worker parking for the future Jefferson Apartments (412-420 E. Church) , and additional nighttime valet parking for various Thornton Park functions and events. The subject 1.15-acre property is located on the east side of S. Osceola Ave. and south side of Mariposa St., in the Thornton Park neighborhood. The owner is Jim Katsur, Thornton Commons LLC.

The Jefferson Apartments project was approved by the City Council on 9/23/2013 and will consist of a 9-story building with 300 residential units and ground floor commercial space. It will take approximately 2 years to construct. A separate Temporary Use Permit is being requested to utilize a portion of a separate but adjacent property (at 211 S. Osceola Ave.) as a construction lay-down yard for the Jefferson Apartments.

A Temporary Use Permit was approved by the City Council on 7/9/2014 for the continued use of an unimproved 0.62-acre valet parking lot at 555 Mariposa St. Both that property and the subject property are zoned PD/T and do not allow permanent principal use parking by right.

The construction worker and nighttime valet parking area (adjacent to S. Osceola Ave.) will be constructed of asphalt millings, same as was done for the valet lot at 555 Mariposa St. Bushes, wood posts and private parking signs similar to those already located on the existing valet lot would be installed on the new lot. Access to the new lot will be from existing driveway aprons on E. Jackson St., Mariposa St. and S. Osceola Ave. Other existing driveway aprons will be chained off to prevent ingress/egress. The new lot will be posted with signage stating that the lot is a private parking area. No overnight parking will be allowed. When the temporary use permit expires, the asphalt millings will be removed and the property re-seeded.

Fiscal & Efficiency Data: N/A

Recommended Action:

Approve the Temporary Use Permit for the requested use of the property for unimproved construction worker and additional valet parking for area businesses at night, with the following conditions:


·         Consistency - The proposed improvements shall be consistent with the size, dimensions, location and appearance shown on the plan submitted with the current application and as described above.

·         Shrubs/Landscaping - 5-ft. wide viburnum or other similar shrubs, to grow to 30 inches in height and planted every 30 inches on center, shall be planted adjacent to the property lines along S. Eola Dr., Mariposa St., S. Osceola Ave. and E. Jackson St. (per the submitted plan).

·         Driveways - Minimum 20.5-ft. wide by 20 ft. deep paved driveways shall be installed at the entrances to the lot from E. Jackson St., S. Osceola Ave. and Mariposa St. Remaining existing driveway curbcuts shall be chained off to prevent vehicles from accessing the lot.

·         Parking surfaces shall be covered with gravel or asphalt millings, consistent with the existing valet parking area to the north.

·         Permits - All site improvements shall be permitted prior to installation.

·         Duration of Temporary Use - The new Temporary Use Permit shall be good for a maximum 2 years. Said temporary use shall not be used for daily or monthly parking, only for construction worker or valet parking for local businesses or special events. Gravel or asphalt millings shall be removed at expiration of the Temporary Use Permit. 

Agenda Item attachment(s) on file in the City Clerks Office.

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Contact: Jim Burnett, Planner III, 407-246-3609
Approved By:

Department Date and Time
Budget Outside Routing Approval 8/26/2014 2:26 PM
City Clerk 8/26/2014 2:29 PM

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