Fort Lauderdale Planning & Zoning Board October 17, 2007 Page 21
Ms. Golub asked if any discussions were held regarding the height of the newly proposed building. Ms. Alota stated that at various meetings, people had not voiced much objection to the project. With regard to the 4-story dock master building, Ms. Alota stated this building is located 162 feet from the north property line and has extensive landscaping to separate it from the neighborhood to the north. Additionally, she stated letters were sent to neighbors immediately abutting the north and east portions of the site which were met with an overwhelmingly positive response.
Mr. Glassman asked when the open house exhibits were held. In response, Ms. Alota said the exhibits were advertised in the Harbor News prior to the September and October open houses.
Motion made by Ms. Maus, and seconded by Ms. Freeman, to approve with staff’s conditions.
In a roll call vote, the Board approved as follows: Mr. Welch – yes; Ms. Graham – no; Ms. Golub – yes; Ms. Adams – yes; Mr. Glassman – yes; Ms. Maus – yes; Ms. Freeman
yes; Mr. Curtis – yes. (Motion passed 7-1).
Establish the new RS-8 zoning classification that will regulate single family development
RSA-8 Zoning District
Mr. Brewton gave a brief staff presentation on this item.
Mr. Brewton stated this item is brought before the Board for recommendation to the City Commission.
Ms. Freeman asked if public input was sought relevant to this new zoning proposal. Mr. Brewton said the application was taken to the Poinsettia Heights Neighborhood Association which endorses the creation of this zoning. He added that the zoning will be applicable Citywide and not only in this area.