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NEWBERRY ‒ During the City of Newberry Dec. 13 City Commission meeting, Commissioners approved two construction plans for Avalon Woods Mixed Use Development, four small-scale Comprehensive Plan Amendments and four changes to the Official Zoning Atlas.

Newberry Principal Planner Wendy Kinser-Maxwell introduced Resolution 2021-53/SD 21-02, an application by JBPro, agent for M3 Newberry, LLC, owner/developer of Avalon Woods Mixed Use Development for construction plan approval of Phase 1B of the development. The Phase 1B portion of the development is located east of U.S. Highway 27/SR 45 and south of Northwest 24th Avenue. Kinser-Maxwell said Application SD 21-02 was reviewed internally by the City’s Development Application Review Team (DART), and externally by eda Consultants, Inc. Several corrections and recommendations from the DART and eda reviews have all been satisfactorily addressed.

Upon approval of the Phase 1B construction plans, M3 Newberry, LLC, intends to complete the majority of the site infrastructure improvements prior to issuance of a surety device that would cover the remainder of the project. Once the surety has been approved by the City, the developer will seek approval of the final plat for phase 1B, which consists of 50 single-family residential lots.

Kinser-Maxwell also introduced Resolution 2021-54/SD 21-08, which is a second application by JBPro, on behalf of M3Newberry, LLC for construction plan approval of Phase 3 of Avalon Woods Mixed Use Development.

The Phase 3 portion of the development is located east of US 27/SR 45 and south and adjacent to the Easton-Newberry Sports Complex.

This application was also reviewed internally by the City’s DART team and externally by eda. Several corrections and recommendations from the DART and eda reviews were also satisfactorily addressed by the developer and resubmitted by JBPro. Corrections and revisions not satisfactorily addressed in the resubmittal are included as conditions in Attachment 1 of the resolution.

Upon approval of the Phase 3 construction plans, M3 Newberry, LLC, intends to complete the majority of the site infrastructure improvements prior to issuance of a surety device that would cover the remainder of the project. Once the surety has been approved by the City, the developer will seek approval of the final plat for phase 3, which consists of 133 single family residential lots.

Newberry City Planner Alayna Jackson introduced four ordinances for second reading, all of which were applications to amend the Future Land Use Plan Map of the Comprehensive Plan by changing the Future Land Use classification from Alachua County Rural/Agriculture to City of Newberry Agriculture on property previously voluntarily annexed into the City.

The first of the four applications was a public hearing to consider second reading of Ordinance 2021-59/CPA 21-22. The properties are identified as Alachua County Parcel Numbers 01834-004-000 and 01834-005-000, consisting of a total of approximately 40 acres, and are located on the east side of Northwest 298th Street and along Northwest 32nd Avenue. CPA 21-22 addresses the first step: changing the Future Land Use designation. This application was a request for a small-scale amendment (less than 50 acres) to the Comprehensive Plan.

The second item was a public hearing to consider second reading of Ordinance 2021-63/CPA 21-20. The property, Parcel Number 04273-001-000, consisting of approximately 40 acres, is located approximately .72 mile north of West Newberry Road and approximately .75 mile west of Northwest 170th Street. CPA 21-20 addresses the first step: changing the Future Land Use designation. This application was also a request for a small-scale amendment to the Comprehensive Plan.

The third public hearing was held to consider second reading of Ordinance 2021-67/CPA 21-19. The property is Parcel Number 02696-010-007, consisting of approximately 5.06 acres located on the west side of Southwest 282nd Street, approximately one-half mile south of Southwest 95th Road. CPA 21-19 addresses the first step: changing the Future Land Use designation. This application was also a request for a small-scale amendment to the Comprehensive Plan.

The fourth public hearing was held to consider second reading of Ordinance 2021-69/CPA 21-21. The properties are identified as Parcel Numbers 01925-009-000 and 01925-009-001, consisting of approximately 12.26 acres located on Southwest 226th Street and eight-tenths of a mile south of Newberry Road. CPA 21-21 addresses the first step: changing the Future Land Use designation. As with the previous three applications, this is also a small-scale amendment to the Comprehensive Plan.

Following approval of the previous four Comprehensive Plan Amendments, the next step was to amend the City’s Official Zoning Atlas to change the zoning on the same four properties from Alachua County Rural/Agriculture (A) to City of Newberry Agricultural (A). This was accomplished in four separate quasi-judicial public hearings.

Jackson introduced each of the next four items beginning with second reading of Ordinance 2021-60/LDR 21-31. This public hearing addressed Parcel Numbers 01834-004-000 and 01834-005-000, which together consist of approximately 40 acres. These properties are located on the east side of Northwest 298th Street (county line) and along Northwest 32nd Avenue.

Jackson introduced the next item which was second reading of Ordinance 2021-64/LDR 21-29. This public hearing addressed Parcel Number 04273-001-000, which consists of approximately 40 acres. This property is located approximately .72 mile north of West Newberry Road and approximately .75 mile west of Northwest 170th Street.

The third item in this series was also introduced by Jackson and is second reading of Ordinance 2021-68/LDR 21-28. This public hearing addressed Parcel Number 02696-010-007, which consists of approximately 5.06 acres. This property is located on the west side of Southwest 282nd Street, approximately one-half mile south of Southwest 95th Road.

Jackson introduced the fourth and last item in this series, which was second reading of Ordinance 2021-70/LDR 21-30. This public hearing addressed Parcel Numbers 01925-009-000 and 01925-009-001, consisting of approximately 12.26 acres. These properties are located on Southwest 226th Street and eight-tenths of a mile south of Newberry Road.

This was the last scheduled meeting for the City Commission for 2021. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2022. Due to the length of the anticipated agenda, the meeting will begin at 6 p.m. instead of the usual 7 p.m. start time.

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