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Posted on: June 27, 2019

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

TO CONSIDER ORDINANCES ASSOCIATED TO A CHANGE TO THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP

AND A CHANGE TO THE ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FLORIDA

The DeFuniak Springs City Council will conduct public hearings to consider requests for ordinances to amend the City of DeFuniak Springs Future Land Use Map (small scale amendment) and to amend the City of DeFuniak Springs zoning map (rezoning), more particularly described as follows:

City Council will conduct the first public hearing on Monday, July 8, 2019, at 6:00 PM CST, or as soon thereafter as possible, and will conduct the second public hearing on Monday, July 22, 2019, at 6:00 PM CST, or as soon thereafter as possible. Both hearings will be conducted at regular City Council Meetings, held at the DeFuniak Springs Community Center, located at 361 North 10th Street, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433. All interested parties are encouraged to attend; those in attendance shall have the right to submit oral and written comments for City Council’s consideration.

The owner of the subject property is requesting approval of applications to:

  • Amend the future land use of the property from Industrial to Medium Density Residential, and
  • Rezone the property from Light Industrial (L-I) & Commercial General (C-2) to Multifamily Residential (R-2).

The subject property is a 4.47+/- acre parcel of land located at 1575 North 9th Street (aka Hwy 83).  A copy of the location map is available upon request.  The property is identified as Walton County parcel number 23-3N-19-19000-003-0093.

The legal description of the parcel is:

DESCRIPTION PARCEL A

TRACT 1 - Book 1531 Page 252 COMMENCE AT THE SE CORNER OF THE SE ¼ OF SECTION 23, T3N, R19W, WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE N00015’28”W, 1327.97 FEET; THENCE S89021’47”W, 661.58 FEET; THENCE S00008’50”W, 166.20 FEET; THENCE N89017’57”E, 411.05 FEET TO THE WEST R/W LINE OF STATE ROAD NO 83 (SWALE/DITCH); THENCE S05052’01”W, ALONG SAID R/W LINE, 352.73 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE S05052’01”W, ALOG SIAD R/W LINE, 353.44 FEET TO THE NORTH R/W LINE OF A 75 FOOT GAS EASEMENT; THENCE N79056’30”W, ALONG SAID R/W LINE, 214.36 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING SAID R/W LINE ON A BEARING OF N00015’28”W, 311.39 FEET; THENCE N89021’47”E, 248.51 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.

TRACT 2 - BOOK 2733 PAGE 712 COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST ¼ OF THE NORTHWEST ¼ OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 19 WEST OF WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE N00015’28”W, 1327.97 FEET; THENCE S89021’47”W, 661.58 FEET; THENCE S00008’50”W, 166.20 FEET; THENCE N89017’57”E, 411.06 FEET; THENCE S05052’01”W, 574.15 FEET; THENCE S89021’50”W, 2448.61 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE S00015’28”E, 311.39 FEET; THENCE N79056’30”W, 280.53 FEET; THENCE N00015’28”W, 259.33 FEET; THENCE N89021’47”E, 276 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.

TRACT 3 - BOOK 2733 PAGE 718

COMMENCE AT THE SE CORNER OF THE SE ¼ OF SECTION 23, T3N, R19W, WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE N00015’28”W, 1327.97 FEET; THENCE S89021’47”W, 661.58 FEET; THENCE S00008’50”W, 166.20 FEET; THENCE N89017’57”E, 411.06 FEET; THENCE S0552’01”W, 574.15 FEET; THENCE S89021’50”W, 348.61 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE S89021’47”W, 176 FEET; N00015’28”W, 222.65 FEET, N89021’47”E, 176 FEET, S00015’28”E, 222.65 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. NOTE: IT IS THE OPINION OF THIS SURVEY THAT THE CALL OF S05052’01”W 352.73 FT IN THE TRACT 1 DESCRIPTION SHOULD BE S05052’01”W 574.15 FT.

The files for these requests are available for public inspection at the Planning Department, located in the DeFuniak Springs City Hall Annex, 35 US Highway 90 West, DeFuniak Springs, FL, during regular office hours. Questions may be directed to the Planning Department by calling (850) 892-8571, Ext. 116.

In accordance with Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, “Accessibility of public meetings to the physically handicapped, whenever any board or commissioner of any state agency or authority, or of any agency or authority of any county, municipal corporation, or other political subdivision that has scheduled a meeting at which official acts are to be taken, receives at least 48 hours prior to the meeting, a written request by a physically handicapped person to attend the meeting, directed to the chairperson or director of such board, commission, agency, or authority, such chairperson or director shall provide a manner by which such person may attend the meeting at its scheduled site or reschedule the meeting to a site which would be accessible to such person.”

In accordance with Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, “Notices of meetings and hearings must advise that a record is required to appeal, all persons are advised that, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.” Appeals of City Council decisions are heard by the Circuit Court of Walton County.

Notice provided in accordance with the City’s Land Development Code: Published in the DeFuniak Herald (June 26 & July 10, 2019), and direct notice mailed to all property owners of record within 500-feet of subject property.

/s/ Kelly D. Schultz, AICP, Planning Director


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