Bumby Townhouse Development's Neighbor Satisfied with Alterations

By Mark Baratelli

We told you in 2017 a PD rezoning request for a 10 unit rear-loaded, 3-story townhome development at 544 N. Bumby Ave was submitted to the City of Orlando Municipal Planning Board by Ray Design Development LLC.

The neighboring business at 530 N. Bumby Avenue voiced concerns at a February reading, one of which was the potential need to move the “historically significant” pole/pylon sign at the northern corner of the property. Back then the Board of Zoning Adjustment supported saving it after the property owner requested a variance to allow retention of the sign in the Traditional City Overlay. In February of this year, the Planning Division agreed that if the owner decided to apply for a variance to relocate the sign the variance request would be supported by City staff.

The owner of 530 N. Bumby also had objections regarding visibility of their building to drivers. Adjustments were made including a 45 degree rotation of the southeastern-most unit and a height limitation of the buffer wall between that unit and the property line.

The developer, Ray Design Development LLC, does "design develop" (Acquire under-utilized properties. Design, market, construct and sell) and "design sell" (Acquire under-utilized properties. Design and market Conceptual Design Package that's gone through initial City reviews to confirm design compliant with Zoning and Planning requirements

The first reading for that rezoning takes place March 19th.

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Concord Street (North) Elevation

West Elevation

The historically significant sign