Background September 9, 2014 BCC requested review of existing regulations regarding concrete plant type uses. September 23, 2014 BCC approved a moratorium on new permits for concrete plant type uses(SIC Group 14). November 20, 2014 LPA approved and found the ordinance to be consistent with the Comprehensive Plan.
Background Nuisance Factors Noise Air Quality Hours of Operation Types of Machinery Overall Compatibility
Background The following uses listed in the Zoning Use Table shall be affected by the proposed regulations: SIC #1422-Cement, rock, limestone, crushing and grinding of asphalt, concrete & cement Cement, concrete, asphalt plants SIC #1442-Operation of sand & gravel pits for construction, sand & gravel mining SIC #1446-Operation of sand & gravel pits for glassmaking, molding, & abrasives SIC #1475-Preparation of phosphate rock
Background As part of staff analysis, fieldwork was conducted to ascertain appropriate distance separations for noisy activities at three active sites. The following results were identified: Site #1-Downtown Orlando – @485 ft. 73 DB – @630 ft. 71 DB – @375 ft. 68 DB
Background Site #2 South Apopka – @503 ft. 64 DB – @950 ft. 55 DB – @1200 ft. 62 DB Site #3 North Pine Hills – @750 ft. 58 DB Based on the results staff recommends a 1,000 ft. distance separation to deter/limit noise issues.
Draft Regulations In A-1 & A-2 Zoning Districts the subject uses shall be approved with special exception based on meeting the following standards: Separation distance from residential uses and schools of 1,000 feet Separation distance applies to mobile crusher, stockpiles, and loading/unloading activity Emissions of particular matter need to be controlled by water suppression system as approved by EPD
Draft Regulations Type A Buffer requirements per Ch.24 Stockpiles shall be limited to 35 feet above finished grade elevation Hours of operation shall be limited to – Monday thru Friday 7am-7pm – Saturday 8am-3pm
Draft Regulations In the I-2/I-3 and I-4 zoning districts, the use shall be a permitted use which shall meet the same standards as A-1 & A-2, with the exception of the limit on hours of operation. The I-1/I-5 zoning district shall prohibit any of the subject uses.
Draft Regulations Expansion of existing facilities to I-1/I-5 shall be considered, if the facility meets all the new standards and demonstrates compatibility to the surrounding area. Expansions on I-1/I-5 zoning districts shall only be considered until Dec. 2015.
PZC Recommendation The Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously recommended approval with the following comments: Address setbacks for buildings adjacent to residential uses Clarify that operation shall not occur on Sundays for A-1 & A-2 zoned properties Clarify what standards apply to applications in the queue
Next Step No action necessary. 2 nd BCC Public Hearing to be held on Dec. 16 th.
BCC PUBLIC HEARING Concrete & Asphalt Plants Ordinance ZONING DIVISION December 2, 2014
New/Expansion Options 1.New facilities which applied on I-1/I-5 zoned property before Sept. 26, 2014 shall be approved if all standards of this ordinance are met. 2.Expansions on I-1/I-5 zoned properties may also be approved, until Jan. 2016, if expansions occur on I-1/I-5 zoned property that was commonly owned prior to Sept. 26, 2014 and they meet standards.