By PAT RAIA
Hernando County may soon have a new commercial development including a fast-food drive-through store and a couple of outdoor storage facilities since the Board of County Commissioners approved a Master Plan Revisions during its regular meeting on May 11.
During the meeting, the BOCC approved a petition submitted by Lucid Investments, LLC to revise the County’s Master Plan by a 3-2 vote.
In the petition, Lucid Investments LLC, sought to replat the 6.9 acre parcel at the Northern Terminus of Fish Eagle Blvd., and develop the site into five commercial parcels consisting of a main parcel of 2.3465-acres and four smaller parcels of approximately 1-acre each.
Under the plan, the 2.3465-acre main parcel would be used for mini-warehouse storage, consisting of a single story building of 5,800-sq.ft., a single story building of 2,900-sq.ft., and a three-story 100,050 sq. ft. climate controlled facility.
Remaining parcels would be developed for a tire and automotive accessory store, automotive service operation and drive in restaurant.
In adopting the revision, the BOCC required that Lucid provide a 25-foot buffer at 80-percent opacity along the Brookridge subdivision to the north for all the proposed lots, and that the east, west and south property lines meet the minimum landscape requirements of the County land development regulations (LDRs).
In addition, the BOCC required that any noise producing machinery or equipment such as refrigeration units, air conditioning, or chillers be screened from view from the public right-of-way and neighboring residential parcels. Also, service areas which include areas designated for loading and unloading of goods and refuse collection shall be buffered from rights-of-way and residentially zoned areas.
Also at the May 11 session, the board approved a petition submitted by The Davis Group on behalf of Sunhill Holdings, LLC, sought the revision for property zoned for general commercial use with a special deviation for development of an outdoor storage facility located on the South side of Spring Hill Drive, approximately 1,100-feet east of Anderson Snow Road.
“The proposed request is consistent with the County’s adopted Comprehensive Plan and is compatible with the surrounding land uses,” the BOCC decision said.