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  Agenda Item # 12.g.       
Meeting Date: 11/06/2017  
Re:    Conditional Use with New Construction - Dockside View - A fifty-eight (58) slip
Submitted For: Rebecca Grohall

SUBJECT:
Quasi-Judicial Hearing - Application for a Conditional Use with New Construction, submitted by Property Owner(s) Dockside View LLC, and Representative, Robert V. Schwerer, Esq., to complete a fifty-eight (58) slip marina at an existing hotel and restaurant facility located at 1136-1172 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce, FL.  The properties, and abutting aquatic area are zoned Tourist Commercial (C-5) & Aquatic Development Zone (A-2) respectively. (Parcel IDs 2401-501-0307-000-7, 2401-501-0306-000-0, 2401-501-0304-000-6, 2401-501-0303-000-9, 2401-501-0302-000-2, 2401-501-0286-000-3).
SUMMARY:
  • The applicant, Dockside View LLC., and Representative, Robert Schwerer, Esq., are requesting approval of a Conditional Use with New Construction to complete a fifty-eight (58) slip marina at the existing Dockside hotel and On the Edge restaurant campus.
  • The proposal encompasses removal of the existing docks, and complete reconstruction to include improvements to the water side walkways and seawall. The new design extends three (3) docks, spanning the six (6) waterfront parcels to provide fifty-eight (58) slips, a net increase overall of thirteen (13) mooring slips.
  • The applicant has secured permits for the new dockage from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the Army Corp. of Engineers, with the state submerged land lease active at this time.
  • The uplands campus, north of Seaway Drive, currently features thirty-four (34) improved vehicular parking spaces, of which three (3) are handicap accessible, and forty-seven (47) unimproved parking spaces. The improved parking areas primary serve the principal Dockside Inn motel complex at 1160 Seaway Drive and On the Edge Restaurant at 1132 Seaway Drive. Collectively, eighty-one (81) parking spaces are presented within the commercial campus.
  • The Planning Board, at their October 10th, 2017 meeting, voted unanimously to recommend approval with the conditions presented by staff.
  • A total of 124 notifications of the proposal were mailed to the owners of property located within 500 feet of the subject property.  To-date, one (1) response has been received in support of the request, and zero letters in opposition. An updated tally of the collected responses will be provided to the City Commission at the public hearing.
RECOMMENDATION:
Approval with the following conditions, to be completed prior to occupancy of the new dock facilities:
1) The Conditional Use plan incorporates landscaping improvements to center parking lot consistent with City Code Sections 22-187 (4),(6), & (7);
2) Parking lot lighting is provided consistent with City Code Sections 22-59 and 22-60(j);
3) Sidewalk connections are completed pursuant to City Code Section 22-62. (b) & (d) (2);
4) The applicant complete a parcel combination, or provide documentation securing provisions for shared parking, access, etc. for parcels 2401-501-0304-000-6, 2401-501-0303-000-9, containing the temporary support parking area central to the campus;
5) The development incorporates short-term bicycle parking consistent with City Code Section 22-60 (f), accommodating a minimum of seven (7) bicycles; and
6) The conditional use plan integrates a refuse collection area and appropriate screening, to be approved by the Solid Waste Division.

 
ALTERNATIVES:
Approval with alternative conditions
Denial
RESPONSIBLE STAFF:
Kori Benton, Senior Planner
COORDINATED WITH:
Technical Review Committee
Economic Development Team

Fiscal Impact
OTHER INFORMATION:
Increased ad-valorem tax revenue upon completion.
Attachments
CC Staff Report - Dockside View
Zoning Map & Aerial
Application & Support Documents
Dock Plans & Parking Exhibit
Dockside View - Application Updates & Responses to TRC Comments
PB Minutes - Marked. Page 4
Notification Cert
Proof of Publication
11.08.2017 Approval

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Form Review
Inbox Reviewed By Date
City Manager Nick Mimms 11/01/2017 10:04 AM
Form Started By: kbenton Started On: 10/20/2017 11:03 AM
Final Approval Date: 11/01/2017

    

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