CPA 01-09 MOBILITY ALACHUA COUNTY‟S PLAN TO EFFECTIVELY LI

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					              CPA 01-09

              MOBILITY

    ALACHUA COUNTY‟S PLAN
      TO EFFECTIVELY LINK

            LAND USE
               &
         TRANSPORTATION


Errata, Clarifications & Policy Revisions
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Date: 08/25/09


There are several recommended changes to the to the June 9th, 2009 version of CPA-01-09 that are needed
to clarify intent of several policies and correct grammatical and spelling. In addition, per direction from
the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) there have been revisions to several proposed policies.
Minor policy revisions are shown in italics below. Following the errata, clarifications and minor revisions
are the original policies from the June 9th, 2009 version of CPA 01-09 that have been substantially
changed based on directive from the BOCC. The first section will be the Future Land Use Element, the
second is the Transportation Mobility Element and the third is the Capital Improvements Element. The
August 25th, 2009 version of CPA 01-09 is the final version recommended for transmittal.


                            Future Land Use Element
Policy 1.3.2.1 (Page 6) Use currently adopted text instead of proposed change for Medium, Medium-
High, and High Density

Greater than __ to less than or equal to __

Policy 1.3.7, 1.3.8, 1.3.9, (Page 8 & 9)

(remove) “notwithstanding density increases as provided for TOD and TND policies of this Element”
(add) except as provided for in Transit Oriented Developments (TOD) and Traditional Neighborhood
Developments (TND) meeting the requirements of this Element.

Policy 1.3.7.3 (Page 8) Strike Revise.

Policy 1.3.10 (Page 9) (after) High Density Residential … (add) shall provide for

Policy 1.3.10.1 (Page 10) (remove) shall … (add) should (remove strikethrough of the following original
language) „and immediately adjacent to Santa Fe Community College‟

Policy 1.4.2.2 (Page 12) and 1.6.3.d (Page 15) (revise) „networks‟

Policy 1.6.1.3 (Page 14) First line should read “Allowed through the development plan review process”

Policy 1.6.3 (c) (Page 15) (after) development … (and) between adjacent developments

Policy 1.6.4.2 (Page 16, 2nd sentence) (remove) “within the village center with a” (add) shall provide a
minimum and remove “at least”

Policy 1.6.6.4 (Page 16) spelled out Land Development Regulations (LDR‟s)

Policy 1.6.4.5 (Page 17) (change) “buffer” to planting area (remove) “the major” … (add) collector and
arterial

Policy 1.6.4.7 (Page 17, 3rd sentence) - after the location … (add) and need for a
Policy 1.6.5.1 (3) (Page 18) Replace two (2) with four (4)
Policy 1.6.5.1 (4) (Page 18) Replace six (6) with eight (8) and four (4) with (6) six
Policy 1.6.5.2 (Page 18, 1st sentence) (after) square footage … (add) (heated and cooled)
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Policy 1.6.5.2 (3) Replace 150 with 200
Policy 1.6.5.2 (4) (after) allowable … (add) underlying land use (change) 5,000 to 10,000 (after) allowed
… (add) with an additional 10,000 square feet of non-residential development allowed for each one (1)
unit per acre above 100% of the underlying land use.
Policy 1.6.5.2 (6) (Page 18) (add) To encourage infill and redevelopment, the square footage of existing
non-residential uses may either be utilized to meet the requirements above or be in addition to the above
requirements.
Policy 1.6.5.5 (Page 18) (after) number of rooms for … (remove) “multifamily”
Policy 1.6.5.11 (Page 19) after shall provide… (add) in addition to all policies contained in this Element
Policy 1.6.6 (Page 20) (remove) “vibrant” … (add) and bikeable
Policy 1.6.6.4 (Page 21) (after 2nd sentence) …(add) Outdoor seating is encouraged and allowed for non-
residential uses
Policy 1.6.6.5 (add) established in the Land Development Regulations (remove) last sentence in a. “stone,
brick … facades” and b. “The ground floor … siding”
Policy 1.6.7.2 c. (Page 23) Replace 500 with 700
Policy 1.6.7.9 (Page 24) (after) One-way streets are … (remove) “encouraged and”
Policy 1.6.7.10 (Page 24) (remove) “buffer” (add) planting area
Policy 1.6.7.12 (Page 24) Deleted 2nd & 3rd sentence “The final location … Tower Road” and
“Developers shall … lane(s).
Policy 1.6.8 a. (Page 25) (after) be established … (add) “in the Land Development Regulations”
Policy 1.6.8 d. (Page 25) (after) bicycle through … (remove) “any”
Policy 1.6.8 f. (Page 26) (after) Single-family … (remove) “attached”
Policy 1.6.8 g. (Page 26) (remove) “linear” … (add) liner

Policy 1.6.8 h (Page 26) (remove) “to the” … (add) in …(after) surface parking and the .. (add) sides and

Policy 1.7.5.3 (Page 29, 1st sentence) (after) square footage … (add) (heated and cooled)
Policy 1.7.5.3 (3) (Page 29) Replace 350 with 400
Policy 1.7.5.3 (4) (Page 29) To encourage infill and redevelopment, the square footage of existing non-
residential use may either be utilized to meet the requirements above or be in addition to the above
requirements
Old Policy 1.7.5.4 (Policy deleted) Replaced by Policy 1.6.5.3, referenced in Policy 1.7.5.5
Policy 1.7.5.4 (Page 29) Renumbered policy, previously Policy 1.7.5.5
Policy 1.7.5.4 (Page 29, 1st sentence & last sentence) replace is with are: replace may with shall
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Policy 1.7.5.5 (Page 30) Renumbered policy, previously Policy 1.7.5.6 … changed referenced policy from
1.6.5.4 to 1.6.5.3
Policy 1.7.8.1. (Page 30) (remove) “in” … (add) via
Policy 1.7.8.2. (Page 30) (after) parking structure … (add) “fronting a street” (remove)     “exterior” …
(add) liner (remove) “linear” … (add) liner



                           Future Land Use Element
                      Policies from June 9th, 2009 version
Policy 1.3.10.4

        Densities higher than 24.00 DU/Acre may be considered in activity centers and within
        developments that meet the standards for Transit Oriented Development as provided in Objective
        1.7 and subsequent policies. A comprehensive plan amendment will be required to establish
        additional policies to ensure compatibility with surrounding land uses and identify areas
        appropriate for these higher densities.

Policy 1.6.4.1 (Page 16)

        The village center shall serve as the focal point of the development. The highest density, intensity
        and mixture of uses shall be located within the village center. Development shall emanate from
        the village center along a gradient suitable to the site and surrounding land uses. The village
        center shall offer a mixture of uses and community gathering spaces to attract pedestrians and
        bicyclists.

Policy 1.6.4.2 (Page 16)

        A plaza, square, or common open space that functions as a community gathering place shall be
        centrally located within the village center. The plaza, square or common open space within the
        village center with a perimeter block length of at least 800 feet and a maximum perimeter block
        length consistent with the average block size within the village center.

Policy 1.6.4.3 (Page 16)

        A center point, preferably located in the plaza, square, or common open space or denoted by an
        architecturally significant building or landmark such as a clock tower, fountain, or public art,
        shall be defined by the developer. The central point shall be the location from which policies
        related to the measurements of village centers and transit supportive areas are derived.

Policy 1.6.4.6 (Page 17)

        The village center shall be located at least 1/2 mile, measured from the central point, from
        adjacent village centers, activity centers and transit oriented developments to reduce the potential
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        for strip non-residential development patterns: except for villages centers located on the opposite
        side of a major roadway, Rapid Transit or Express Transit Corridor, or within a ½ mile of the
        intersection of Rapid Transit Corridors or as required by policy 1.1.5. Limited exceptions shall be
        provided to allow for villages centers in separate developments to be located adjacent to each
        other so long as there is continuity in design, block patterns and interconnectivity and will not
        result in strip development patterns.

Policy 1.6.4.7 (Page 17)

        A Traditional Neighborhood Development contiguous with a Rapid Transit or Express Transit
        Corridor shall provide a transit station. All other Traditional Neighborhood Development shall
        provide right-of-way or easements for future transit stations. Transit Stations shall be located
        within the village center. Where dedicated transit lane(s) within a Rapid Transit Corridor are
        located in a median or on the opposite side of the corridor from the development, the location of
        the transit station shall be coordinated with the County to determine the appropriate location and
        ensure adjacency and connectivity with the village center. The transit station shall be of sufficient
        size to accommodate the persons expected to live, work and shop within the development. Transit
        stations and access shall be safe, comfortable and convenient for its intended users. The transit
        station shall be integrated into the village center, in close proximity to retail uses. Regional
        Transit System (RTS) shall be a reviewing entity along with the County and FDOT along State
        Roadways.

Policy 1.6.5.3 (Page 19)

        To ensure goods and services are provided in a compact area that encourages pedestrian and
        bicycle mobility, a minimum of sixty-five (65) percent of non-residential square footage shall be
        located in the village center. Non-residential square footage outside the transit supportive area
        shall not exceed five (5) percent of the allowable non-residential square footage.

Policy 1.6.5.8 (Page 19)

        A minimum of 25% of the non-residential square footage shall be uses other than commercial. At
        least 25% of the non-residential square footage shall be commercial.

Policy 1.6.5.9 (Page 19)

       A minimum of 25% of all non-residential square footage shall be vertically mixed with at least one
       (1) story above the ground floor.

Policy 1.6.5.10. (Page 19)

        A single non-residential use may not exceed 50% of the total allowable non-residential square
        footage for projects with less than 100,000 sq ft of non-residential. For projects with 100,000 sq ft
        or more of non-residential, a single non-residential use may not exceed 25% of the total allowable
        non-residential square footage over 100,000 sq ft.
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Policy 1.6.5.12. (Page 19)

        Non-residential uses shall be phased with the residential component of the development, the
        difference between non-residential square footage and residential units may not exceed 40% of
        the total allowable for each.

Policy 1.6.5.13. (Page 19)

        A restaurant or dry cleaner with drive-thru lanes shall only be allowed as part of a mixed-use
        building. A bank or pharmacy shall be allowed to have drive-thru lanes. Drive-thru lanes and
        drive aisles shall be located at the rear of buildings and shall not be visible from street, except for
        access points. Buildings with drive-thru lanes shall be designed to meet the Standards of the
        United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental
        Design (LEED) rating system or an alternative green building rating system approved by
        ordinance by the Board of County Commissioners.

Policy 1.6.5.14. (Page 20)

        Non-residential uses for fueling, quick service or cleaning of motor vehicles shall locate stalls,
        pumps, cleaning and servicing facilities to the rear of the building and shall ensure that they are
        not visible from the street, except for access points. Non-residential uses for fueling shall be
        designed to allow for conversion or addition of electric charging station and alternative fuels such
        as Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and Bio-Fuels. The non-
        residential uses for fueling, cleaning and servicing vehicles shall be located within multi-tenant
        buildings, located in close proximity to a park and ride, if provided by the development, and
        designed to meet the Standards of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
        Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver rating system or an alternative
        green building rating system approved by ordinance by the Board of County Commissioners.

Policy 1.6.6.2 (Page 20)

        Building design and placement shall be at a pedestrian scale with primary entrances located at the
        front of the building. The front of buildings shall be oriented towards public space such as a park,
        plaza or square, higher order streets, streets providing direct access to the village center open
        space, or pedestrian walkways leading towards other public space such as a park, plaza or square.
        Shade shall be provided for pedestrians through means such as covered walkways, terraces,
        balconies, awnings and street trees. A portion of the units of multi-family, lodging and assisted /
        independent living facilities may have the entrance front a parking area if the parking is interior to
        a block.

Policy 1.6.6.8. (Page 21)

        The preferred location of above ground utilities, except for life safety, is to the rear and side of
        buildings. All above ground utility access, transfer and conveyance points such as panels, boxes,
        meters, and valves shall not be visible from the street or sidewalk and completely screened
        through means such as architectural features and landscaping.
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Policy 1.6.7.11 (Page 24)

        For projects contiguous with a Rapid Transit Corridor, dedicated transit lane(s) shall be provided
        within the development. The location of the dedicated transit lane(s) shall be consistent with the
        Rapid Transit Corridor Map. Dedicated transit lanes are travel lanes designed for use by transit
        vehicles or fixed guide-way rail lines for streetcars or light rail. Developers may receive credit for
        the provision of dedicated transit lane(s). The final location and the requirement to provide
        dedicated transit lane(s) or dedicate right-of-way to accommodate dedicated lane(s) within a
        median, shall be dependent on the type and location of dedicated transit lane(s) within the Rapid
        Transit Corridor, in relationship to the development. In limited instances, multi-lane roadways in-
        lieu of dedicated lanes, may be provided within the transit supportive area so long as future transit
        headways of 10 minutes can be maintained. Regional Transit System (RTS) shall be a reviewing
        entity along with the County and FDOT along State roadways.

Policy 1.6.7.13 (Page 24)

        Projects with contiguous to a Rapid Transit or Express Transit Corridor shall be required to
        provide a park and ride facility. Park and ride facilities shall be located in close proximity to the
        transit station. The final location, size and potential exceptions to the requirement to provide a
        park and ride facility shall be dependent on the proximity to other park and ride facilities, location
        of the dedicated transit lane(s) along the Rapid Transit Corridor, and the location of the
        development along Transit Corridors. Park and rides shall be available for evening and weekend
        use by the development. Developments shall receive credit for providing park and ride facilities
        depending on the ownership of the facility and projected use by development related traffic. Park
        and rides shall conform to all block size and pedestrian facility requirements. Park and rides are
        encouraged to be screened by liner buildings and are required to be screened by street trees and
        landscaping. Regional Transit System (RTS) shall be a reviewing entity along with the County
        and FDOT along State roadways.


Policy 1.7.9 (Page 30)

        Express Transit Service shall be provided from the development to the University of Florida
        along Rapid Transit or Express Transit Corridors. The frequency and span of service required
        shall be consistent with the requirements of the Transportation Mobility Element. The Express
        Transit Service shall be funded for a fifteen (15) year period tied to the proportional funding of
        transit. The funding mechanism and cost to provide Express Transit Service shall be coordinated
        with the County and the Regional Transit System. As additional developments contribute to
        funding of the same service, the amount of required contribution may go down as long as the
        maximum frequency and span of service is maintained for express transit service. The level of
        funding shall be provided on a proportional basis tied to the ratio of completed development
        relative to total approved development with initial funding starting at a sliding scale of
        completion of a specific amount of development. Developers shall not be required to pay for their
        impact twice. Should an additional funding source that collects funds from on-site development
        on a district, communitywide or countywide basis to pay for the same service funded by the
        developer, then the development shall receive credit for the amounts they contribute. The
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        employees, employers and residents of the development that contribute towards the Express
        Transit Service shall be provided with a mechanism that ensures they ride for free so long as the
        development funds transit. An enforceable developer agreement that ensures the funding sources
        and address all relevant details shall be entered into between the developer and the County with
        consultation of the Regional Transit System. Annexation into a municipality shall not absolve the
        developments requirement to fund express transit service.


                    Transportation Mobility Element

Policy 1.1.3 (3) (Page 3) (add) per in front of F.S. 163.3180
Policy 1.1.3 (7) (Page 3) (moved) encourage walking and walking before reduce travel (changed)
Policy 1.1.4 (1) (Page 3) (changed) “major” roadways to collector and arterial
Policy 1.1.4 (2) (Page 4) (removed) “Element” at end of paragraph
Policy 1.1.6.4 (Page 5) (removed) “projected” (changed) “Projects” to Element
Policy 1.1.6.10 (Page 6) (removed) “Express”
Policy 1.1.6.14 (Page 6) (added) For before Annexations (removed) “the” before Capital
Policy 1.1.8 (3) (Page 7) (removed) “for” before ensure
Policy 1.1.8 (6) (Page 8) (removed) parallel to internal streets and external roadways (changed)
“major roadways” to collector and arterial roadways
Policy 1.6.3 (Page 32) (changed) “Alachua Countywide Bicycle Master Plan” to Capital
Improvements Element (removed) last sentence “bicycle facility … Plan”
Policy 1.6.4 (Page 32) (removed) end of first sentence “and for … Plan”
Policy 1.6.6 (Page 33) (removed) end of last sentence “unless parallel … Right-of-Way”
Policy 1.6.12 (Page 34) (revised policy) old policy read as follows: “Developments with less than
¼ mile of combined frontage along a major roadways and are located more than ¼ mile from a park,
school, activity center, Transit Oriented Development, Traditional Neighborhood Development, place of
worship or existing pedestrian facility are encouraged to provide sidewalk mitigation fund in lieu of
constructing a sidewalk along the major roadway.”


All maps: Noted in Staff Report that references maps not being adopted or approved will be
revised to say “Map has been approved by the BOCC for transmittal to DCA”.
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All maps: All visual depictions of BRT Study Corridors will be removed at the request of the
City of Gainesville.



                       Capital Improvement Element

Policy 1.3.2 (C) b. (Page 5) (changed) “major roadways” to collector and arterial roadways
Policy 1.3.2 (C) c. (Page 5) (removed) “Element” at end of paragraph.


Capital Project approved for Proportionate Fair Share for Sun State Federal Credit Union by
BOCC on June 9th, 2009 added to Capital Improvements Element per Resolution.


Update to Recreation Projects in Table 5 per BOCC amendments during budget process.