When can we expect your decision?
At the meeting with the city and Jack Wiles on January 8th, 2014 you promised that you would be making an administrative decision on the status of the legal non conforming grandfathered boat storage usage of the property at 619 Lemon Street. You stated that you needed time to “gather data”. Surely by now you have gathered all the data there is. When can we expect your decision?
Your decision will impact greatly on how we approach, as a neighborhood, the PCD application currently scheduled for the Planning Commission on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014.
Mike and Dianne Gardner
618 Ruth Street
Port Orange, Florida 32127
11 thoughts on “When can we expect your decision?”
Clark, Wayne via port-orange.us
Mr. Wiles’ attorney advised me that his client has withdrawn the request for a determination of nonconforming status for a Motor Vehicle and Boat Storage Facility at 619 Lemon Street.
Community Development Director
City of Port Orange
A rumor heard at City Hall
Because so many eyeballs were watching on this one and the attorneys recent letter confirming there was a forest on the site and not a storage yard The city administration advised Atlantic Marine’s attorney they may not be able to approve the prior-use scheme for their project. So the attorney withdrew that scheme. They now have devised an alternate plan to get this project approved. LOL
Dianne Gardner firstname.lastname@example.org
The proposed Atlantic Marine development is in the Dunlawton Village District. According to the code this district is to be redeveloped using the following principles:
1. Protect and enhance village character.
2. Promote the preservation of historic structures.
3. Stabilize the adjacent neighborhoods.
4. Enhance multimodal transportation opportunities
5. Promote redevelopment and beautification of the industrial properties along Lemon St.
How is a boat dealership/boatyard going to enhance village character and stabilize adjacent neighborhoods?
The developer just tore down a house built in 1928 and several other structures, including the old blacksmith shop and mail drop will be torn down.
Maybe it will beautify Lemon Street?
Credit to Dru Urquhart for this post above credited to Dianne Gardner says: Dru wrote it and posted it on No Boatyard on Dunlawton. Link below.
I wish I had written it. Kudos Dru.
Dianne Templeton Gardner
The question that you promised to answer was whether a legal non conforming business had existed on the property at 619 Lemon Street and would be allowed to continue.
The fact that the applicant has withdrawn their application still leaves open the avenue that they could be grandfathered in the future.
For our purposes in deciding how to proceed, we need your administrative determination on the question.
Mike and Dianne Gardner
I have not seen a response the Gardner’s question about getting an administrative determination despite the developer’s removal of the request for said determination. Did community development receive all the information needed for such a request from the developer? In absense of a request by the developer, can we still see such a determination made? I know that the related matter goes to the planning commission on Thursday.
One way or the other, the Gardner’s need a response to their request. I also would like to know for myself if such a determination can still be made administratively, as it could aid in my future determinations.
Don Burnette, mba
Vice Mayor, City of Port Orange
Community Development has requested from the City Attorney an opinion on whether they can make a zoning determination for someone other than the applicant or their representatives.
Dear Ms. Roberts:
We understand that Greg Kisela has asked for your legal opinion on the following matter. His email is quoted below from today’s date.
“Dianne: Community Development has requested from the City Attorney an opinion on whether they can make a zoning determination for someone other than the applicant or their representatives. ”
To assist you in forming your opinion please recall the Wednesday night neighborhood meeting on January 8th, 2014 at which you said that Jack Wiles, before he owned the property at 619 Lemon Street, could have requested a letter of determination from the City regarding the zoning and business uses of that parcel.
To reiterate, you clearly stated that one does not have to be an applicant or their representative to receive an official determination from our city.
Mike & Dianne Gardner
Looks like Kisela is making the Gardner’s jump through hoops to get any information
That is disgusting
Good he should they abused thier power to recieve information
Florida Freedom of Information Act & Federal Freedom of Information Act
Inform yourself about these laws, you may need to use them some day!