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  Agenda Item # 12.c.       
Meeting Date: 10/19/2020  
Re:    Conditional Use with no new construction - Ballantyne Dwelling Rental
Submitted For: Jennifer Hofmeister

SUBJECT:
Quasi-Judicial Hearing - Application for Conditional Use with No New Construction submitted by property owner, Sandra Jean Ballantyne, and applicant, Michelle Longarzo, for Conditional Use to operate a Dwelling Rental, offering lodging for less than six (6) months with a minimum rental period identified as two (2) days. The property is located at 715 South Ocean Drive, Unit B, and is zoned Hutchinson Island Medium Density Residential (R-4A). Parcel ID: 2401-504-0002-000-8.
SUMMARY:
In accordance with Sections 125-187 and 125-236 of the City Code, the applicant is requesting review and approval of a Conditional Use to operate a Dwelling Rental located at 715 South Ocean Drive Unit B. The subject unit is a one (1)-bedroom and one (1)-bathroom condominium with approximately 680 gross square feet. The proposed Conditional Use will offer lodging of less than six (6) months with a minimum stay of 2 days to guests.
RECOMMENDATION:
The proposed use presents the provision for short-term lodging accommodations to the general public, representing a limited commercial use that is compatible with the surrounding neighborhood, and is generally consistent with the City’s Land Development Code and Comprehensive Plan with appropriate restrictions. Therefore, Staff recommends APPROVAL with the following six (6) conditions:

1. The property manager for the vacation rental shall be available at all times to resolve complaints or violations of city code. Said manager shall reside in St. Lucie County and shall be registered with the City of Fort Pierce.
2. Guide booklets (available from Code Enforcement) shall be provided to renters regarding local rules and public service resources, to minimize conflicts.
3. The applicant shall file for and obtain St. Lucie County and City of Fort Pierce Business Tax Licenses within thirty (30) days of issuance of a license from the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation.
4. There shall be a limitation of no more than no two (2) vehicles per unit.
5. The City of Fort Pierce Business Tax License number shall be included on all advertising.
6. Third party liability is required.
 

 
ALTERNATIVES:
Approval with changes to the conditions of approval
Denial
RESPONSIBLE STAFF:
Jennifer Hofmeister, AICP, LCAM
Planning Director
COORDINATED WITH:
Technical Advisory Committee

Fiscal Impact
OTHER INFORMATION:
n/a
Attachments
Staff Report & Supporting Documents
staff presentation
Applicant Packet & Supporting Documents
Public Notice Certification
Submitted Comment - Adair

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Form Review
Inbox Reviewed By Date
City Manager Nick Mimms 10/07/2020 06:11 PM
City Manager Nick Mimms 10/08/2020 01:26 PM
Form Started By: Jennifer Hofmeister Started On: 10/06/2020 09:23 PM
Final Approval Date: 10/08/2020

    

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