Staff from Volusia County’s Growth and Resource Management Department will explain proposed rezoning during a workshop from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at Grace Lutheran Church, 338 Ocean Shore Blvd., Ormond Beach.
The county has filed an application to administratively rezone about 1,900 properties in Ormond-by-the-Sea from the urban single-family residential (R-4) to the urban single-family residential (R-5) classification. The affected areas are east of John Anderson Drive, west of Ocean Shore Boulevard, north of Sandcastle Drive and the City of Ormond Beach, and south of Michael Crotty Bicentennial Park.
County staff mailed a notice to all affected property owners on March 18.
“The proposed rezoning is intended to better match the existing development pattern of the area and to reduce impediments to obtaining building permits,” said Clay Ervin, director of Growth and Resource Management. “The allowable uses are essentially the same for each zoning classification, but the minimum dimensional requirements are slightly different.”
The affected area consists of single family residential homes on lots that are 50 to 60 feet wide and have lot areas of 5,000 to 6,000 square feet. The current R-4 zoning classification requires a minimum lot width of 75 feet and lot area of 7,500 square feet. The side yard setback requirement is a minimum 20 feet combined, with a minimum side yard of 8 feet on one side and 12 feet on the other side. Many, if not all, of the properties do not meet the lot width, lot area or side yard setback standards for the R-4 zoning, Ervin noted.
The R-5 classification has a minimum lot width of 50 feet and lot area of 5,000 square feet. The side yard setback is 5 feet for the R-5 zoning classification.
“The rezoning of the properties to R-5 will result in a majority of the properties coming into compliance with the regulations for lot width, lot area and side setbacks,” Ervin said. “This will reduce impediments to redevelopment and improvements to the existing housing stock in the area.”
Two or more members of the Volusia County Council are expected to attend the workshop.
Three public hearings will be held in the County Council Chambers of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., Room 204, DeLand, at these times:
The draft resolution and staff report will be posted at www.volusia.org/pldrc by May 9.
For more information, contact Volusia County Planner Samantha West at 386-736-5959, ext. 12043.