The attached ordinance will rezone a 5.6-acre property from AC-3/SP (Metropolitan Activity Center, with International Drive Special Plan Overlay) to PD/SP (Planned Development, with International Drive Special Plan Overlay). The property is currently occupied by an 85,000 sq. ft. retail plaza and is located at the southeast corner of International Drive and S. Kirkman Road, south of Interstate 4. The applicant is Brooks Stickler, P.E., with Kimley-Horn, for owner Adbul Mathin, International Shoppes, LLC.
The proposed PD will consist of a 23-story (400 ft. tall) 539-room hotel, with ±434,831 sq. ft. of vertical mall retail, restaurant, meeting room, office space, rooftop vertiport and observation deck, and with 7-stories of internal parking, for a total gross floor area (GFA) of ± 983,937 sq. ft. (excluding the parking garage, rooftop observation deck and vertiport). An intensity bonus of 1.0 (not including atrium space) is being requested via the PD request, which would result in a total 4.0 Floor Area Ratio (FAR) for the project. A Master Plan (MPL2014-00010) for a 26-story multi-use hotel, mall, skating rink and theater with an internal parking garage was previously approved for the site in August 2014.
The Municipal Planning Board recommended approval of the rezoning to PD/SP on October 20, 2015. The City Council approved the October 2015 MPB minutes on Nov. 16, 2015.