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Agenda Agenda Packet
I. CALL TO ORDER
II. Pledge of Allegiance
III. Roll Call
IV. Set or amend the Agenda
V. Public Forum for Non-Agenda Items
VI. Proof of Publication: Motion to file proof of Publicaiton
1. Proof Of Publication

REQUESTED

MOTION:

A Motion to file proof of publication

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a. proof of pub-012
VII. Meeting Minutes
1. minutes for december 4th, 2018

REQUESTED

MOTION:

To approve the December 4th, 2018 Planning Commission meeting minutes.

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a. PC Meeting Minutes 12-4-18
2. mintues for 1-3-19

REQUESTED

MOTION:

To approve the minutes for January 3, 2019 Planning Commission meeting

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a. 01-03-19 PC Meeting Minutes
VIII. Development Director comments
IX. Action Items
A. Comprehensice Plan Amendments
1. ORDINANCE/Grand Hacienda, LLC Interim 2040 Future Land Use Map amendment

REQUESTED

MOTION:

To adopt an Ordinance amending the Interim 2040 Future Land Use Map (FLUM) by changing from Public Land and Institutional (PLI) to Urban Center Mixed Use (UCM) the designation of 6.44+ acres of land generally located at 2961 NW County Road 661.

SUMMARY:

Section 163.3161 to 163.3217, Florida Statutes, is known as the Community Planning Act.  That Act requires that proposed Comprehensive Plan amendments undergo one public hearing before the Local Planning Agency (DeSoto County’s Planning Commission) and two public hearing before the local governing body: one at the time of transmittal and the second at the time of adoption. This is the second public hearing.

BACKGROUND:

On May 23, 2018, the Florida Division of Lands sold to the Grand Hacienda, LLC, the highest bidder, the former Florida Department of Corrections road prison on 2961 NW County Road 661.  The 6.44-acre property is zoned Agricultural 5 district and designated PLI on the FLUM.  The PLI designation is restricted to publicly-owned land uses and since the Grand Hacienda, LLC is proposing a privately owned land use, a FLUM amendment to UCM has been filed in order to allow the reuse of the property.

 

At the October 2nd, 2018 Planning Commission public hearing, the Commission unanimously recommended the Board approve the Ordinance on first reading.  At the first Board public hearing on October 23rd, 2018 the Board on first reading approved the Ordinance and then adopted a resolution to transmit the amendment to the reviewing entities.  None of the reviewing entities provided objections or comments meriting a response.  At the February 5th, 2019 Planning Commission public hearing, the Commission once again recommended the Board adopt the Ordinance approving the amendment application.  The Development Director concurs.

 

documentOrdinance Printout
a. Attachments A-J
b. Attachment K is GM Presentation materials
c. L is Review Entity Responses
d. M is 2nd Posted
e. Staff Report
f. Proposed GH Ordinance on 09-24-18
B. Special Exception Use application
1. Resolution/Nuco Citrus, LLC Citrus Special Exception Use Application (SE 2018-06)

REQUESTED

MOTION:

To adopt a Resolution granting to Nuco Citrus, LLC a development order approving with conditions a special exception use application (SE 2018-06) to allow within the Agricultural 10 (A-10) zoning district an agriculturally related processing use on a vacant and unplatted 196.36-acre property generally located on the south side of State Road 72 about 1.4 miles from its intersection with State Road 70.

SUMMARY:

Land Development Regulations (LDR) Article XI, Division 5 grants the Board of County Commissioners the authority to take final action on a special exception use application subsequent to a recommendation from the Planning Commission.  At the duly noticed February 5th, 2019 Planning Commission public hearing, the Commission made the required recommendation to the Board.

BACKGROUND:

This is one of two agenda requests on tonight’s agenda regarding Nuco Citrus, LLC applications to develop a citrus byproduct processing plant on State Road 72 across from the Peace River Citrus facility.  This agenda request addresses the special exception use application (SE 2018-06) while the other addresses the development plan application.

 

Nuco Citrus, LLC (NUCO) is a Florida registered limited liability corporation with their principal place of address in Delray Beach, Florida.  Recently, NUCO entered into an option to purchase and sale agreement with Owen Enterprises, Inc. for 196.34-acres.

 

On December 3rd, 2018, the Development Department received on behalf of NUCO a special exception use application (SE 2018-06) and fee along with a development plan application (DP 2018-14) and fee to develop a citrus byproduct processing facility with office building and related improvements on the 196.34-acre site.

 

The citrus byproduct processing facility will be a $115+ million state-of-the-art facility designed to transform citrus waste into higher value by-products, such as pectin, essential oils, flavonoids, and similar products.  Presently, the United States lacks any citrus byproduct facility that manufactures pectin and, if approved, this facility would be the first of its kind.  The SEU application states the agriculturally related processing use would operate 24 hours per day, seven days per week, and 365 days per year. 

 

DeSoto County was selected for this project because it is a primary citrus production area and is also within close proximity to Florida's other areas of citrus production. The United States is one of the top orange producers in the world accounting for about 10% of the world's production. And the state of Florida accounts for 70% of the United States' production. Since transportation accounts for a considerable share of the total manufacturing costs, proximity of the plant to the raw material suppliers is a key driver of production cost. NUCO’s plant location adjacent to the Peace River Citrus facility was selected to mitigate transportation costs - both in the collection of wet peel from local citrus industry and also in the distribution of the final end products.

 

In addition to the Property's proximity to the major citrus producers, it is also located within 175 miles of three major commercial ports: Miami, Tampa, and Fort Lauderdale, and at the intersection of four major highways and part of the CSX Commercial Rail network.  Proximity to these transportation facilities will allow NUCO to position itself to be a major supplier to other countries that have significant demand for these products. Currently, Europe represents the largest market for pectin, accounting for 36.6% of the global consumption.

 

documentResolution Printout
a. PC DRR for Nuco SEU on 01-29-19
b. A - F
c. G is Resolution
d. AH - Q
e. NUCO Resolution on 01-29-19
C. Other Matters
1. Planning By-Laws

REQUESTED

MOTION:

To approve the amendments to the Planning Commission By-Laws to reflect a change in the residency requirements.

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a. Adopted By-Laws amendments on 02-05-19
b. Adopted By-Laws on 12-05-17
X. Discussion Items- None
XI. Information Items
A. DeSoto County Fiscal Years 2020-2024 FDOT Draft Tentative Five Year Work Program Project Highlights
1. FY 2020-2024 Draft Tentative Five Year Work Program

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documentAgenda Item Printout
a. IX is Infor Item
B. Planning Commissioner Training In Charlotte County on March 7 and 8, 2019
XII. New Business- None
XIII. Old Business- None
XIV. Planning Commission Member Remarks
XV. Adjornment