The proposed zoning change for 30.9 acres (see map at end of report) located near the intersection of Bull Headley Road and Bannerman Road will increase the number of “dwelling units” from 16 to 247. In addition, the change will allow for approximately 300,000 square feet of commercial space in buildings up to four stories high.
Listed below is a detailed matrix of proposed changes.
The analysis by the planning staff indicates that the proposal is consistent with all applicable policies of the adopted Comprehensive Plan.
The vote by the Leon County Commission that adopted the zoning regulations for this parcel actually took place almost three years ago.
On May 26, 2015, the Tallahassee-Leon County Comprehensive Plan was amended to change the Lake Protection (LP) category to create the Lake Protection Node (LPN) zoning district.
The amendment designated four nodes at intersections within the LP category, one of which is located at the Bannerman Road and Bull Headley Road intersection.
The amendment was done in response to the Leon County Commission’s strategic initiative to “develop solutions to promote sustainable growth inside the Lake Protection Zone.”
The planning staff notes that re-zoning aligns with the Leon County Commission’s strategic priorities. These priorities include;
(1) Protect our water supply, conserve environmentally sensitive lands, safeguard the health of our natural ecosystems, and protect our water quality, including the Floridan Aquifer, from local and upstream pollution.
(2) Promote orderly growth which protects our environment, preserves our charm, maximizes public investment, and stimulates better and more sustainable economic returns.
(3) Sustain a culture of performance, and deliver effective, efficient services that exceed expectations and demonstrate value.
The proposed re-zoning will be taken up at the March 6th, 2018, Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Commission meeting. The meeting will be held at 6:00 P.M. on the second floor of the Renaissance Center.