Downtown Apartment Building Gets Approval to Edit Its Future Land Use

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By Mark Baratelli
In 2017 we told you about what's currently known as the "Rosalind & Livingston Multi-Family and Retail Project," a 13-story, 389 unit building with a 452 space parking garage, associated amenities and 14,000s.f. of ground floor retail on 1.79 acres at 333 N. Rosalind (MAP).

We also told you how the design got slammed by the City of Orlando Appearance Review Board.

The Growth Management Plan Future Land Use Map was amended for this project to move the boundaries of the Downtown Activity Center Future Land Use designation eastward by approximately 0.5 acres and establishes a new Subarea Policy for the 1.79 acre property on which this project is to be built. The Future Land Use designation was originally Office Medium Intensity.

In order to ensure a reasonable and appropriate height transition from the Downtown Activity Center to the office and residential areas north and east of the borders of this Subarea Policy:
  1. Building heights must not exceed 75 feet within an average 40 feet setback of the north property line along Livingston Street in Office Medium Intensity Future Land Use designation. 
  2. Building heights within the remaining portions of the properties subject to the Subarea Policy must conform to height limitations set forth by their respective zoning district.
Separate but related ordinances to be presented at a future City Council meeting propose to vacate N Rosalind Ave right-of-way from E Ridgewood St to E Livingston St (ABN2017-00001) and rezone the subject property to PD (ZON2017-00014). Adoption of these ordinances will allow for the development of the 13 story, 389 unit mixed-use project.

The developer is Banner Real Estate Group with offices in Illinois. The Engineer and Landscape Architect is Kimley Horn.