Jim Gray

Commissioner, District 1

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Commissioner Gray was elected to the Orlando City Commission on June 1, 2012. He has been a resident of Orlando since 1988. In addition to the his role as Commissioner, Jim is the Orlando Managing Director for CBRE, the largest commercial real estate services and investment firm in the world.

Each day he leverages his private sector philosophies to promote economic expansion and responsible growth. Commissioner Gray believes that quality, high-paying jobs for area residents typically translate into better schools, safer neighborhoods and increased home values. Oftentimes he is asked what is the key to achieving success in District 1 and each time he shares a simple formula “ Be a Good Neighbor.”

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Two new community parks are currently under construction for the District 1 community. 

  • Both parks are scheduled to be completed by Fall 2018.
  • Field reservation information will be available closer to the completion date.
  • Both parks will be renamed.

City Park in Laureate Park Amenities

  • Four lighted multi-purpose fields
  • A playground/tot lot with a small picnic shelter
  • A large picnic pavillion
  • A restroom/concession building
  • Bike racks
  • Fitness stations
  • Walking trail
  • Two parking lots
  • Adjacent to the new water adventure park

East Airfield Park (east airfield of Orlando International Airport) Amenities

  • Lighted little league fields for all age groups (three baseball and one softball)
  • A playground/tot lot with small picnic shelter
  • Lake with decorative fountain
  • Restrooms/concession building with eating area
  • Walking path
  • Large parking lot
  • Community garden
  • Maintenance area

These items are scheduled to go before the Municipal Planning Board (MPB) on May 15, 2018. Please check back periodically for links to the individual staff reports. The list of cases being heard by the MPB changes often, with projects being deferred, withdrawn, etc. Prior to the meeting, you can contact Lourdes Diaz at lourdes.diaz@cityoforlando.net or 407.246.3365 to confirm if the case is scheduled for this month’s meeting.

Project Name: RANDAL PARK CELL TOWER
Case Address: 
South of SR 528, west of SR 417, east of Narcoossee Road, and north of Dowden Road (±0.15 acres)
Case Number: CUP2017-10011
Description: Conditional Use Permit request to construct a 152 ft. flagless flagpole style communication tower, with all antennas and cabling contained within the structure (per the 2010 Randal Park PD Ordinance).

Project Name: GOLDENROD COMMERCE CENTER STORAGE & RESTAURANT/RETAIL
Case Address: 5954 Metrowest Boulevard, south side of Metrowest Boulevard, between South Kirkman Road and Wilshire Drive, in Metrowest (+3.6 acres).
Case Number: A) MPL2018-10016
Case Number: B) CUP2018-10006
Description:   
Conditional Use Permit request to locate a 3-story 103,142 sq. ft. self/personal storage use and a +1,500 sq. ft. restaurant with drive-through on southern portion of the Goldenrod Commerce Center parcel within the Orlando Corporate Center PD.
Case Number: C) SUB2018-10019
Description:    Replat with Modification of Standards to allow the above self/personal storage facility to front onto a less than City-standard width ingress/egress easement, where all development must front onto a dedicated/platted public or private street.  

Project Name: POITRAS EAST PD
Case Address: 
West of Narcoossee Road, north and east of Boggy Creek Road, and south of the Lake Nona property (+1,854 acres).
Case Number: A) GMP2017-00012
Description:  
Amend Growth Management Plan (GMP) Future Land Use (FLU) map to revise conservation boundaries;
Case Number: B) GMP2017-00013
Description:  
Update Subarea Policy S.38.1, including revision of open space requirements; and
Case Number: C) ZON2017-00011
Description:    
Rezone subject property as PD/AN (Planned Development with Aircraft Noise Overlay) to allow 2,734 residential units, 100,000 sq. ft. of non-residential uses, and a school.

Project Name: LDC AMENDMENT – CONWAY ROAD SPECIAL PLAN
District: 1,2,4

Case Address: Conway Road corridor
Case Number: LDC2018-10006
Description: Request to amend Land Development Code Section 62.498 – Conway Road Special Plan by limiting the hours of operation of food trucks and other mobile vending uses.

Project Name: LAKE NONA PD SIGNAGE AMENDMENT
Case Address: South of Dowden Road, west of Narcoossee Road, and east of Orlando International Airport (+6,968.7 acres).
Case Number: ZON2018-10003
Description:    Planned Development Amendment to modify signage requirement for the Lake Nona PD.

Project Name: NONA COVE PD
Case Address: 
14768 & 14806 Narcoossee Road and 19463 & 19451 Boggy Creek Road, northwest of intersection of Narcoossee Road and Boggy Creek Road (+10.9 acres).
Case Number: A) GMP2018-10010
Description:    Request to change the future land use designation from Neighborhood Activity Center to Mixed Use Corridor-Medium Intensity; and
Case Number: B) ZON2018-10004
Description:    PD rezoning for a new development comprised of 260 multi-family units, +124,000 sq. ft. self-storage, +45,000 sq. ft. commercial.

Project Name: LDC AMENDMENT – TOWNHOMES
Case Address:
 Citywide
Case Number: LDC2018-10002
Description:  
  Request to amend Land Development Code Chapter 58, Part 3B and associated sections to allow more flexible development standards for townhomes.

Project Name: LDC AMENDMENT – MULTIFAMILY
Case Address: 
Citywide
Case Number: LDC2018-10003
Description:  
Request to amend Land Development Code Chapter 58, Parts 3H & 3I and associated sections to allow more flexible development standards for small apartment buildings (up to 8 units) and larger apartment developments.

Project Name: LDC AMENDMENT – ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS (ADUs)
Case Address: Citywide
Case Number: LDC2018-10004
Description:   
 Request to amend Land Development Code Chapter 58, Part 3A and associated sections to allow accessory dwelling units on most single family lots and update the associated development standards.

Project Name: LDC AMENDMENT – BONUSES FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Case Address: Citywide
Case Number: LDC2018-10005
Description:   
Request to amend Land Development Code Chapter 58, Parts 6A, 6B and 6D and associated sections to require all residential bonus requests to include an affordable housing component and update the associated development standards

 

The Southeast Town Design Review Committee (SETDRC) is an advisory board to City Council that reviews proposed development within the Southeast Orlando Sector Plan area. All SETDRC recommendations are subject to final action by City Council.

An applicant desiring to appeal a recommended action of the Committee must file such appeal by 2 p.m. on May 17, 2018 for consideration at the June 19, 2018 Municipal Planning Board Meeting. The minutes of the meeting are tentatively scheduled to be presented at the City Council meeting on June 11, 2018, for approval of recommended actions.

MPL2018-10019 LAKE NONA TOWN CENTER PHASE 2A AMENDMENT
AND BIKE PLAN

Owner: 
LN Towncenter II, LLC

Applicant: 
Heather Isaacs, Tavistock Development Company, LLC

Project Planner: 
Wes Shaffer
407.246.3792
thomas.shaffer@cityoforlando.net

Request for approval of a Specific Parcel Master Plan (SPMP) amendment to amend the Lake Nona Town Center Phase 2A SPMP to increase the development program from 1.24 million square feet of non-residential floor area and 200 hotel rooms on 49.75 acres of net development area to 1.33 million square feet of non-residential floor area and 215 hotel rooms on 56.77 acres of net development area and include a bike parking plan.

The subject property is located in the Lake Nona PD and is designated as Village Center on the Southeast Orlando Sector Plan map. The subject property is located south of the Central Florida Greeneway (SR 417), northwest of Lake Nona Boulevard, and east of Boggy Creek Road (±56.77 acres, District 1).