Today the Leon County Planning will consider a staff recommendation to accept an application for the Cambridge Parc Planned Unit Development (PUD). The proposed project is on approximately 7.45 acres off of Thomasville Road adjacent to St. Peters Anglican Church.
The meeting will take place today at 6:00 p.m. in the Second Floor Conference Room of the Renaissance Center. The planning contact is listed as Susan Poplin, Principal Planner, (850) 891-6400.
The proposed PUD is a 26-unit single-family residential development with a park and other open space. The applicant is Cambridge Parc, LLC, which lists Hadi Boulos as the principal, and the agent is Magnolia Engineering, Carmen Greene.
The residential development will include a stormwater facility, open space and a neighborhood park. The application details a concept plan map that combines a pedestrian-way with open space to keep at least two areas of significant trees. The total acreage allocated to open space, park, stormwater facility, buffers, and pedestrian paths is 3.4 acres of a 7.45 acre site.
The application requires a vote by the Tallahassee City Commission. The Planning Department mailed 135 notices to property owners within 1,000 feet of the subject property, which included the Stonebriar Homeowners Association, Inc. (HOA), The Foxcroft Civic Association, and the Circle J Acres Neighborhood Association.
To date, the Planning Department has received four phone calls from two adjacent neighborhood residents (Stonebriar subdivision) asking if the development will be assessed for traffic and if the project will connect to Cleburn Drive, which is a roadway internal to that subdivision. Staff responded that no access to Cleburn Drive is proposed.
Four objection e-mails/faxes have been received based on traffic, lot size, and stormwater. At the Development Review Committee (DRC) meeting on October 14, 2019, two attendees spoke in opposition to the PUD based on traffic and lot size, and during the November 25, 2019 meeting, no attendees spoke in opposition.
Staff states that the applicant has fully addressed transportation concurrency including providing mitigation for the additional trips generated by the PUD. Additionally, staff discussed that the proposed zoning district is the lowest density available within the City, and that, if the property had remained in the County, the zoning district would accommodate approximately twice the number of units currently proposed.