Madeira Beach Plans for Future with Master Plan and Zoning Changes

Madeira Beach is set to embark on a comprehensive master plan project. This initiative, coupled with discussions on zoning changes, took center stage at the recent Madeira Beach City Board of Commissioners meeting.

The board approved the creation of a satellite code enforcement office, acknowledging the vital role of the building department in the city’s growth. The master plan project, presented by Kimley Horn, is slated to take approximately 12 months and will focus on gathering community input to formulate a clear vision for Madeira Beach. The project will involve data collection and active participation from residents to ensure the plan aligns with the community’s aspirations.

Additionally, the board discussed the Village Activity Center plan and zoning, emphasizing the protection of John’s Pass Village’s unique character. A proposed Activity Center designation was introduced to address inconsistencies and non-conforming properties, aligning the area with the countywide plan and introducing new standards for densities and intensities. Detailed maps and visual aids were used to illustrate the existing and proposed zoning standards, which included the creation of six distinct character districts within the Activity Center, each with tailored zoning regulations.

The commissioners explored the intricacies of the proposed changes to zoning code and the establishment of zoning districts, particularly focusing on floor area ratio, residential density, and temporary lodging units per acre. The impact of these changes on future development, especially in the John’s Pass Resort area, was a point of contention. The need for clarity on how these changes would affect future generations and the community’s benefit was underscored.

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Concerns regarding the potential for higher density development in the city’s activity center were voiced, with a focus on maintaining the neighborhood’s character. The commissioners raised questions about the size and scale of possible new developments and the impact of large resort projects. They also discussed the importance of controlling the exterior appearance of buildings to address community concerns about building height and scale.

The meeting also covered operational aspects of the city’s services, including the Chief’s update on the Statewide Mutual Aid agreement, which outlines the procedures for mutual assistance during emergencies and FEMA reimbursement processes. The commissioners received a progress report on the Readington Municipal Building project, detailing the city’s role as project manager.

The Recreation Department’s proposal to purchase an ADA-accessible bus was discussed, highlighting the need for an inclusive vehicle to support city programming and events. Questions were raised about potential grants to help with the cost and ensuring compliance with federal regulations.

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In other business, the board addressed a recently resolved legal case against the city and former city officials, with the court ruling in favor of the defendants. There was a request for information regarding the costs incurred in defending the lawsuit.

Note: This meeting summary was generated by AI, which can occasionally misspell names, misattribute actions, and state inaccuracies. This summary is intended to be a starting point and you should review the meeting record linked above before acting on anything you read. If we got something wrong, let us know. We’re working every day to improve our process in pursuit of universal local government transparency.

Mayor:
James Rostek
City Council Officials:
James “Jim” Rostek, David Tagliarini, Ray Kerr, Eddie McGeehen, Anne-Marie Brooks

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