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Cape council to consider Gulf Coast Village expansion

By Staff | May 29, 2015

As City Council stares down at its final three regular meetings before the summer hiatus, two public hearings and a resolution are on the agenda for Monday’s meeting in Council Chambers at City Hall.

The main topic for discussion is the expansion of Gulf Coast Village, granting deviations, boundaries, amendments and development plan approval for applicant Gulf Care Inc. Part of the approval process includes a resolution approving the issuance of the city’s Health Facilities Authority for Senior Housing Revenue Bonds not to exceed $85 million and the loan of the proceeds to the not-for-profit corporation.

Gulf Coast Village plans to build a three-story 137,000 square-foot adult living facility, a parking lot and lake modification, 10,000 square-foot adult day care facility, and 16,000 square-foot maintenance and administrative building on 36 acres south of the existing facility with landscaping conditions. The plan expands the project from three to five phases with each phase taking three years to complete.

City staff recommends the project for approval with the condition that right-of-way improvements be delayed until the end of phase 4, no longer than 10 years after adoption.

Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously to approve the planned development project at its May 6 meeting.

Council also will consider an ordinance on public utility easements and quit claim deed release along the 1300 block of Hibiscus Drive known as the Del Pine Manor area.

At the April 20 council meeting, members voted 5-3 to spend LCEC settlement funds on road projects to jump start the program due to the unavailability of the Fire Service Assessment funds at the time.

Council will revisit the matter at Monday’s meeting now that the assessment funding is available after the Florida Supreme Court ruled in favor of the city in the FSA methodology case appeal. Councilmember Richard Leon is asking council to decide on using the settlement funds in another way.

Monday’s meeting starts at 4:30 p.m.