The Vista Park project was submitted under three applications, GMP2015-00036, GMP2015-00037 and ZON2015-00032. The project is located south of Lee Vista Blvd, west of SR 417, north of SR 528 and east of Narcoossee Road (approximately 1,572 acres). The applicant proposes to amend the existing future land use designations, amend the existing subarea policy S.39.3 which currently allows for 2,955 residential units, 55,000 sq. ft. of office and 166,000 sq. ft. of retail and apply for Planned Development zoning. The requested amendments are to allow for 4,300 residential units (at least 2,000 of the single family units will be age restricted), 20,000 sq. ft. of office and 20,000 sq. ft. of retail.
The Municipal Planning Board held a public hearing on GMP2015-00036 and GMP2015-00037 on January 19, 2016. After the hearing, the planning board voted to recommend approval of the two applications.
The two GMP cases are the subject of a legislative appeal, the appeals were filed by John Daly and Frank Sebestyen. The zoning case has been appealed through the quasi-judicial appeal process. If the GMP legislative appeal is upheld, the cases will be denied and there will be no need for a quasi-judicial appeal for the zoning application. If the GMP legislative appeal is denied, the quasi-judicial hearing will be scheduled, and a recommended order will be placed on a future City Council agenda.
Staff recommends approval of GMP2015-00036 and GMP2015-00037 subject to the conditions in the staff report, the addendum, and the additional OCPS condition, consistent with the January 19, 2016 MPB recommendation. Staff recommends denial of the legislative appeal.