STOP R-5 ZONING IN RESIDENTIAL PALM HARBOR

Case# Z-31-12-19 Location 620 CR-1 Palm Harbor

Proposal to rezone a 2.5 acre remnant parcel of land (12/28/15/37674/000/0011)
from Zone R-A - Residential Agricultural to Zone R-5 - Urban Residential

  • R-5 - Urban Residential Zoning allows for single/multi family dwellings up to 45 feet and only 6' setback from existing property lines

  • There are no R-5 developments located in Palm Harbor

  • The requested zoning change is inconsistent and incompatible with all surrounding neighborhoods

  • All homes in the surrounding communities are currently zoned R-2/R-3

  • The lot width is only 87 feet wide - R-5 would permit buildings up to 45' seemingly right in your back yard

By opposing the rezoning of the remnant parcel to R-5 - Urban Residential it would allow our community to maintain the landscape and characteristics which markedly influenced our decision to move to this specific
area. Significantly more than an inconvenience, it also would allow the 35 directly adjacent homes
 to maintain their consistency, desirability and marketability with their neighbors, which they would lose if

several 45-foot-tall, multi-family dwellings were allowed to be developed in their
backyard, on a piece of land that is only 87 feet wide.

Below is a representation of placement of the new development on the lot.

The proposed concept plan image was provided from the county then
we placed it over 
an image from Google maps.
 

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proposed concept plan
Current Zoning/Land Use
currentZoningMapWeb.png

In the current proposal, there is a handwritten note that Land Use will not change.

It is crucial to point out that the surrounding homes and neighborhoods (yellow)
in the above image are currently classified as 
R-2 - Single Family Residential.

Current Surrounding

R-2 - Single Family Detached

zoningDistricts-R2.png

Proposed 
R-5 - Urban Residential

zoningDistricts-R5.png