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Fort Lauderdale Planning & Zoning Board October 17, 2007 Page 12

General Location:

Approximately 670 feet west of NW 21st Avenue on the south side of NW 26th Street

Ms. Miller swore in those who would be testifying.

Chair Curtis asked for disclosures on this communications they had with the parties.



members disclosed

Courtney Crush and Dan Fee of Habitat for Humanity introduced themselves. Ms. Crush recalled that last year the plat came forward with proposed duplexes. At that time, the plat was approved by the Planning and Zoning Board. However some Board members had voiced concern about the appropriateness of building duplexes. Ms. Crush reported that she had met with the Rock Island Civic Association in November 2006 and heard similar concerns abut duplexes from the residents. Ms. Crush advised that on this basis, the first plat was deferred and today, 30 single family homes are proposed. Ms. Crush stated the current plat meets the zoning requirements of the RD-10 zoning district. Also, the proposed project was forwarded to the Rock Island Civic Association which has not voiced any concern nor invited Ms. Crush back for further discussion. The project proposes 30 single family homes that will be sold to residents who have invested 500 sweat equity hours. Ms. Crush advised there will be a large common space area of 20,000 s.f. in the middle of the plat that will be maintained by a Homeowner’s Association via a payment incorporated into the mortgage.

Anthony Fajardo, of Planning and Zoning, gave a staff presentation on this item as follows: The applicant is requesting to plat 4.69 acres and the plat note restriction states the plat is restricted to a maximum of 30 very low income single family dwelling units.

Ms. Golub asked if staff is only looking at how the plat is divided at this point. Mr. Fajardo responded affirmatively. Ms. Golub asked whether 31 lots are being platted. Ms. Crush stated there will be a common area along with 30 owned private lots.

Ms. Freeman asked about the single family homes. In response, Ms. Crush advised the homes will be 4 bedroom/3 bath or 3 bedroom/2 bath homes.

There being no other members of the public wishing to speak on this item, Chair Curtis closed the public hearing and brought the discussion back to the Board.

Motion made by Ms. Adams, and seconded by Ms. Maus, to approve.

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