There are several long-anticipated public hearings at the next city commission meeting, which will be held at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at City Hall.
Next week’s city commission meeting will be filled with public hearings and project approvals that will inarguably draw massive public interest.
One of the most anticipated public hearings of the year will be Monday evening as commissioners finally get to hear the nitty gritty details of the upcoming North Park Isle Planned Development District.
North Park Isle is years in the making and has strong support and opposition from community members. Emotions are high regarding the district, which will feature mixed-use residential and bring a massive housing community to the northeast side of town. On Monday, the details of the planned development district will be shared and commissioners will make a decision on renaming the district and approve or reject modifications to the PD.
Some of the changes that will be pitched for the district include increasing the total acreage from 460.19 acres to 694.8 acres, increasing the number of residential units, reducing lot sizes, adding access points and discussing landscape buffer details, to name a few.
It’s expected to be a lengthy presentation and the public will be invited to share their thoughts on the modifications at its conclusion.
There is also a big project on next week’s agenda. Those who are workout enthusiasts will be thrilled to know the next phase of the Cooper Park Outdoor Fitness project is slated to be discussed. If approved, it will be a rather fast-moving project with an approximate 60-day building period.
On Nov. 23, there will also be a public hearing on an ordinance to adopt the annual update of the city’s 5-Year Capital Improvement Schedule of Projects. All of the projects included in the table “either maintain or enhance the municipality’s adopted levels of service, which in turn implements the overall “vision” of the Imagine 2040: Plant City Comprehensive Plan,” according to the city.
The items on the lists include 20 potable water, wastewater, transportation, recreation and stormwater management projects with total allocations over the next five years of $59,294,534, ending in fiscal year 2024/25.
A much smaller public hearing will be held Monday night as well and will discuss the rezoning of 8.96 acres located at the northeast corner of Daniels Road and West Trapnell Road. The applicant wants to change the current zoning of the R-3 Multiple-family Dwelling Distritc to the PD Planned Development District (Alaventa PD).
This request is to allow 32 single-family residential lots and some limited commercial uses (maximum 5,000 square feet) on the property.
There will also be a public hearing for a final plat entitled Hunters Creek Phase I. The applicant is proposing creating a two-lot subdivision within the R-2 Multiple-family Dwelling District. Currently the property is the site of Grace Manor at Hunters Creek, a senior living facility.
There is an existing three-story building on Lot 1 and a future three-story building is planned on Lot 2. The property in question is at 765 W. Grant St. and is 5.49 acres.
The city commission meeting will be streamed on the City of Plant City’s YouTube page. However, if you wish to speak in person at any of the public hearings, go to City Hall, 302 W. Reynolds St., at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 and wait for the corresponding agenda item.