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Riviera Bella RPUD
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Size: 93K
Last Updated: 2016/3/2
Size: 234K
Last Updated: 2016/2/25
Size: 10M
Last Updated: 2016/1/27
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City of DeBary

Subject:Riviera Bella RPUD
From: Matt Boerger, Planning Director
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Second Reading of Ordinance 04-16. The applicant is requesting approval of a rezoning to approximately 66 acres of land located adjacent to and on the eastside of Fort Florida Road in the City of DeBary from R-1 (Urban Single Family Residential) zoning classification to Riverside at DeBary Residential Planned Unit Development (RPUD) zoning classification. The subject property is proposed to be annexed into the Riverside at DeBary Residential Planned Unit Development (RPUD). The applicant is proposing to develop 293 +/- Single Family Residential Units and associated amenities.

Background Discussion
The proposed project is a major amendment of the existing Riviera Bella Development (Riverside at DeBary RPUD). The applicant is now proposing to expand the current RPUD east, across Ft. Florida Rd. Please see attached PUD/ODP plans. The proposed project includes 293 single family dwelling units with a minimum lot width of 50 feet. The existing Riviera Bella RPUD will consist of 415 single-family lots. With the addition of the new lots the amended RPUD, as proposed would allow for the development of 708 single-family homes on the east and west sides of Ft. Florida Road. Community amenities include club house, pool, play ground, boat ramp, cabana, and a splash park. Amenities in Riviera Bella East include three parks (a 'Tot Lot', a splash pad, and a passive recreation) as well as walking/jogging paths around the storm ponds with upgraded landscaping.


Single Family Residential
R-3 Urban Single Family Residential
A/R Agriculture/Rural
RPUD (Vacant)
RPUD & R-1/R-3/R-4
Utility/ Agricultural
Single Family Residential
RPUD & R-1/R-3/R-4

Matrix Compatibility
Land uses within the compatibility matrix relate to one another by providing a visual reference to the character of the surrounding spaces, presently and in the future. The proposed development is compatible with the intended character and classification of space as;

  • The proposed development is compatible with the Comprehensive  Plan for the City of DeBary Future Land Use Element Designation of Residential Low Density (RLD). RLD permits a density of up to four (4) dwelling units per acre.The proposed density for the RPUD will be approximately 3 dwelling units per acre.
  • Existing land uses, based upon Section 3-2a- Zoning/Future  Land Use compatibility matrix, the proposed development does not interfere nor shall surrounding land uses be adversely affected by the proposed RPUD.

The applicant has submitted a transportation impact analysis for the proposed project. The analysis has been reviewed and approved by the City's Transportation Engineering consultant which confirmed that the projected trip generation is within acceptable levels of service as adopted by the City's Comprehensive Plan, Transportation Chapter. In addition, the Volusia County School Board staff has issued a letter indicating that the project meets review requirements.
     Latest Revisions to the Development Agreement:
City Council reviewed the proposed RPUD zoning amendment on February 3, 2016 and tentatively approved the application upon first reading. However, since the last meeting, the applicant has revised the Development Agreement to address some of the comments by Council at the meeting. These include the following: 1.) Increase the minimum square footage of homes from 1,200 to 1,400 sq. ft.; 2.) Language has been added to ensure a landscape buffer is added along Ft. Florida Road. This will be done similar to what has been created on the west side of Ft. Florida along the current Riviera Bella Development; 3.) Language has been added to require traffic calming components during the construction plan phase of the project on internal streets; and 4.) Residents of the proposed project (Riviera Bella East) will have the same rights of access and privileges to community amenities, such as parks and open space, of the Master Association and Villages as residents of (Riviera Bella West).

Findings of Fact

The applicant's request for a rezoning of the subject parcels, for the intended development,  Riviera Bella East, meets the requirements of:
  • Concurrency review, Sec 2-5 and 2-6 of the Land Development Code
  • The PUD zoning requirements, Sec 3-108 of the Land Development Code
  • The City's Comprehensive  Plan Future Land Use Designation of Residential Low Density (RLD)

Recommended Motion
Approve on Second Reading Ordinance 04-16 the proposed rezoning of property from R-1 to RPUD and to amend the existing Traders Cove, LLC RPUD to incorporate the project site.

City Council Action:
(   )  Approved As Recommended
(   )  Approved With Modification
(   )  Disapproved
(   )  Continued Date:

(   )  Other


City of DeBary, FL
16 Colomba Rd, DeBary, FL 32713
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