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The South Lake Sector Planning Area, now referred to as Wellness Way Area Plan (WWAP), has been recognized for many years as an area that has significant potential for economic development in southeast Lake County. A successful Area Planning effort will enable Lake County to diversify its economy, protect natural resources and strengthen its connectivity with other economic hubs in the region. The Lake County Board of County Commissioners has designated approximately 15,471 acres in southeast Lake County south of State Road 50 and east of US 27 as the planning area.

Wellness Way Area Plan (map)

Approval of an Area Plan will be accomplished in two stages: first, a long-term master plan is adopted and second, implementation of the master plan is accomplished through master planned unit developments.  Adoption of this long-term master plan will require an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan in accordance with Florida Statutes Section 163.3164. The intent of the Wellness Way Area Plan (WWAP) / Wellness Way Urban Service Area (WWUSA) is to create such a long‐term master plan for the South Lake region which promotes significant economic development while encouraging fiscally efficient and well‐balanced development patterns that minimize environmental impacts and leverage existing resources.  To achieve a successful Area Plan, the Goal, Objectives and Policies (GOPs) specifically address the unique conditions of Wellness Way. These GOPs are flexible for the long term horizon of development in Wellness Way. Further, to provide predictability within the Area Plan, there are five (5) future land use categories (FLUC) as described below:

 

 

 

Future Land Use Category Summary Table Maximum Density Allocation Table


Future Land Use Categories

Minimum Density/Net Buildable Acre

Maximum Density/Net Buildable Acre

Minimum Average FAR

Maximum Average FAR

Town Center

6.00 (d.u)

25.00 (d.u)

0.30

2.00

Wellness Way 1

3.00 (d.u)

20.00 (d.u)

0.25

2.00

Wellness Way 2

2.50 (d.u)

15.00( d.u)

0.20

2.00

Wellness Way 3

2.00 (d.u)

10.00 (d.u)

0.15

2.00

Wellness Way 4

0.00

0.00

N/A

N/A

Through the Wellness Way Area Plan (WWAP), Lake County shall develop a comprehensive economic development and branding strategy that achieves a target jobs‐to‐housing ratio within the WWAP as described below:

Maximum Capacity Allocation Table

 

Residential

Non-Residential

Future Land Use Category

Maximum Capacity /
Net Acre

Jobs to Housing Ratio

Square Feet per Employee

Minimum FAR

Town Center

4.00 (d.u)

2.00 / 1.00

450

0.30

Wellness Way 1

1.85 (d.u)

1.75 / 1.00

450

0.25

Wellness Way 2

1.60 (d.u)

1.50 / 1.00

450

0.20

Wellness Way 3

1.35 (d.u)

1.25 / 1.00

450

0.15

Wellness Way 4

0.00

N/A

N/A

N/A

The anticipated build out of 16,531 units will generate over 26,839 jobs based on the jobs-to-housing requirements of each land use.  This will result in an overall jobs-to-housing ratio of just over 1.6 for the entire WWAP.

Master Planned Unit Developments (MPUDs) will be implemented through a development order. MPUDs must contain at least 1,000 acres, although the Board of County Commissioners can approve less in certain circumstances, and they must address the same issues as the master plan, although in greater detail.  Areas identified for permanent preservation must have a conservation easement recorded and in effect before or concurrent with the effective date of the MPUD (see Section 163.3245(3)(b), Florida Statutes for more detail).

Hearing Schedule

Please note that these dates are subject to change until advertised.

  • July 31, 2013 - Public Workshop (View Evite)
  • Oct. 22, 2013 – Public Workshop with BOCC
  • Oct. 29, 2013 - Public Workshop at Clermont City Council Chambers, 6:30 pm
  • Oct. 30, 2013 - Planning & Zoning Transmittal Hearing - CANCELLED
  • Nov. 19, 2013 - BOCC Transmittal Hearing - CANCELLED
  • Jan. 28, 2014 - Public Workshop
  • Oct. 29, 2014 - Planning & Zoning Board Transmittal Public Hearing
  • Nov. 18, 2014 - Board of County Commissioners Transmittal Public Hearing
  • July 21, 2015 - Board of County Commissioners Adoption/Transmittal Public Hearing
  • December 15, 2015 - Board of County Commissioners DEO Compliance Agreement Public Hearing
  • January 5, 2016 - Board of County Commissioners Redmedia Amendment Adoption/Transmittal Public Hearing

Meetings and Documents

Date Documents
January 5, 2016

Adoption/Transmittal of Remedial Amendment - Board of County Commissioners (BCC)

December 15, 2015

Board of County Commissioners (BCC) / Department of Economic Opportuntiy (DEO) Compliance Agreement

September 18, 2015 Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Notice of Intent (NOI)
July 21, 2015 Adoption/Transmittal - Board of County Commissioners (BCC) / Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO)
Nov. 26, 2014 Transmittal - Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO)
Nov. 18, 2014 Transmittal - Board of County Commissioners (BCC)
Oct. 29, 2014 Transmittal - Planning & Zoning Board (PZB)
Jan. 28, 2014 BCC Workshop (926 KB)
Oct. 22, 2013

Workshop Sector Plan Presentation (4.6 MB)

Oct. 10, 2013

Draft Wellness Way Sector Plan (58 MB)

Aug. 28, 2013

Draft Wellness Way Sector Plan

Aug. 20, 2013

Meeting to Discuss North Transportation Corridors
Agenda
Alignment Alternatives Research Tool (AART) FDOT
Alternative Corridor Evaluation Process (ACE)
Water Conservation Plan
Corridors Map from SR 429 Connector
Wellness Way Roadway Network Map

Aug. 6, 2013 Stakeholder Meetings
Chamber Input
Map 1
Map 2
Cemex Presentation
July 31, 2013 Public Workshop - Agenda/Presentation
Land Use Descriptions
Wellness Way Base Map
Wellness Way Table Maps
Results from Workshop
May 22, 2013 Meeting notes
Nov. 1, 2012

Future Land Use Map Series
Download the following maps from the FTP space: ftp://ftp.lakecountyfl.gov/GrowthManagement/Wellness_Way_Area_Plan/

  • Future Land Use Map (124 MB)
  • Road Transportation Network (3.2 MB)
  • Rivers and Lakes, 100 Year Flood Plain (55 MB)
  • General Soils (Soils Classification) (10.8 MB)
  • Adopted Joint Planning Areas (115.5 MB)
  • Floridian Aquifer Recharge Map / Permitted Public Potable Water Wells (63 MB)
  • Green House Gas (115.7 MB)
  • Public and Private Conservation Lands (58.5 MB)
  • Wetlands (Wetlands Classification Map) (6.5 MB)
  • Trails Master Plan (5.2 MB)
  • Conserv II (13 MB)
  • Horizon West Corridors (50.3 MB)
  • Horizon West Existing Roads (16.5 MB)
  • Horizon West Development Map (14.2 MB)
  • Urban Transitional and Rural Areas (8.5 MB)
  • MPO Long Range Transportation Map (April 1, 2009) (720 KB)
 
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