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File #: 2674   
Type: Public Hearing Status: Adopted
File created: 3/15/2021 In control: Planning and Development
On agenda: 4/15/2021 Final action: 4/15/2021
Title: Scott W. and Debora A. Speer request a change of zoning classification from RR-1 to AU. (21Z00002) (Tax Account 2316763) (District 2)
Attachments: 1. Administrative Policies of the Future Land Use Element.pdf, 2. Staff Comments, 3. GIS Maps, 4. Application Pages, 5. Notice to Applicants, 6. Sign Posting Affidavit, 7. NMI Minutes



Scott W. and Debora A. Speer request a change of zoning classification from RR-1 to AU. (21Z00002) (Tax Account 2316763) (District 2)


Fiscal Impact:



Planning and Development

Requested Action:


It is requested that the Board of County Commissioners conduct a public hearing to consider a change of zoning classification from RR-1 (Rural Residential) to AU (Agricultural Residential)


Summary Explanation and Background:

The applicants are seeking a change of zoning classification from RR-1 to AU for the purpose of having farm animals (2 pigs and two donkeys) and a small orchard. The parcel is located at 1465 Bishop Road, Merritt Island, and is developed with a 3,294 sq. ft. single-family residence. The applicant has not provided staff with a proposed development plan for the location of the proposed orchard or where the farm animals will be located. The RR-1 classification permits horses, barns and horticulture as accessory uses to a single-family residence, but does not permit other farm animals.


The developed character of the surrounding area along Bishop Road is RR-1 (Rural Residential) and AU which are developed with single-family houses. The subject parcel and the surrounding area along Bishop Road have a Future Land Use (FLU) designation of RES 1 which is compatible with the current RR-1 zoning and the proposed AU.


The proposed AU zoning classification permits single-family residences and agricultural uses on 2.5 acre lots, with a minimum lot width and depth of 150 feet. The minimum house size in AU is 750 square feet. The AU classification also permits the raising/grazing of animals, fowl and beekeeping, plant nurseries and all agricultural pursuits, including the packing, processing, and sales of commodities raised on the premises are a permitted use in AU zoning.


The Board may wish to consider whether the request is consistent and compatible with the surrounding RR-1 single-family residences and AU zoning Classifications. The Board may also wish to consider the potential effects of Agritourism adjacent to single-family residential.


On March 11, 2021, the North Merritt Island Dependent Special District Board heard the request and unanimously recommended approval.


Clerk to the Board Instructions:

Once resolution is received, please execute and return to Planning and Development.