UPDATE: Up For Vote: Florida Street makeover study, ‘Spot zoning’ fourplex from R1 to R3

City Council Meeting Agenda – July 8, 2021

Could lead to end of shared turn lane, see medians and beautification along corridor

Council to vote on request that failed to receive ‘favorable’ from P&Z Commission

UPDATE: July 6, 2021, at 3:31 PM — City Council Clerk issued update to July 8 Agenda, removing two items and updating info on Resolution No. 21-29.

UPDATE: July 3, 2021, at 4:45 PM — Adds concept art/renderings from Dufreche-Perkins and Associates LLC from October 4, 2019.

MANDEVILLE — The City Council will consider moving forward with a feasibility study for a Florida Street makeover that could see the end of the so-called “suicide turn lanes” and replace them with medians and u-turn lanes, similar to the improvements made to Highway 190 between I-12 and Covington a few years ago.

If adopted at the July 8th City Council meeting, Resolution No. 21-29 would authorize Mayor Clay Madden to contract Neel-Schaffer Inc. to perform what is called a “Stage 0 (zero) Feasibility Study,” which is step two in the process.

The City of Mandeville had previously hired Forte and Tablada Inc. to develop a conceptual layout depicting a much-changed Florida Street (U.S. Highway 190) between Carondelet Street and Jackson Avenue.

The concept calls for the existing center turn lane to be replaced with grassy medians including left-turn lanes and u-turns to improved the safety and aesthetics along the heavily trafficked corridor.

Mayor Clay Madden highlighted the Florida Street project during his recent annual “Traffic Summit,” saying he is excited to get it moving.

Also on the agenda, the City Council will give a final yes or no on a proposed zoning amendment, which would allow a Livingston Street fourplex to be re-zoned to R3 Multi-Family. It is currently zoned as R1 Residential.

The property had been granted a legally “non-conforming” exception years ago when the zoning in the area was changed. This status was lost, however, when the previous owners turned off the utilities for six months or more, which means in order for the new owner to operate the home as a multiple family rental, it would have to be re-zoned to R3 by the City Council. This is also referred to as “spot zoning.”

The parcel lies just to the west of Woodlake Elementary School in Old Mandeville.

This issue was the center of a procedural snafu at the June 22nd Planning & Zoning Commission meeting, where a poorly worded motion caused a vote to be mis-tallied before the matter was finally set straight. The commission ultimately voted not to return a favorable recommendation to the council.

1701-1707 Livingston Street, looking north. (Mandeville Daily/Apple Maps)
1701-1707 Livingston Street, looking north. (Mandeville Daily/Apple Maps)
(Mandeville Daily/Apple Maps)
(Mandeville Daily/Apple Maps)
(Mandeville Daily/Apple Maps)
(Mandeville Daily/Apple Maps)
Concept art/renderings relating to proposed greenery (City of Mandeville/Dufreche-Perkins and Associates LLC)
Concept art/renderings relating to proposed greenery (City of Mandeville/Dufreche-Perkins and Associates LLC)
Concept art/renderings relating to proposed greenery (City of Mandeville/Dufreche-Perkins and Associates LLC)
Concept art/renderings relating to proposed greenery (City of Mandeville/Dufreche-Perkins and Associates LLC)
Concept art/renderings relating to proposed greenery (City of Mandeville/Dufreche-Perkins and Associates LLC)
Concept art/renderings relating to proposed greenery (City of Mandeville/Dufreche-Perkins and Associates LLC)
Concept examples relating to proposed greenery (City of Mandeville/Dufreche-Perkins and Associates LLC)
Concept examples relating to proposed greenery (City of Mandeville/Dufreche-Perkins and Associates LLC)
Concept examples relating to proposed greenery (City of Mandeville/Dufreche-Perkins and Associates LLC)
Concept examples relating to proposed greenery (City of Mandeville/Dufreche-Perkins and Associates LLC)
Concept examples relating to proposed greenery (City of Mandeville/Dufreche-Perkins and Associates LLC)
Concept examples relating to proposed greenery (City of Mandeville/Dufreche-Perkins and Associates LLC)

Below is the City Council’s published agenda for the next City Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 8th, at 6 p.m. at the Paul Spitzfaden Community Center. Council meetings are open to the public.

Thursday, July 8, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.

Paul Spitzfaden Community Center
3090 E. Causeway Approach
Mandeville, Louisiana 70448

MINUTES:

1. Adoption of the June 24, 2021, Regular Meeting Minutes

REPORTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The Mandeville City Council is soliciting resumes for two (2) of their appointment to the Mandeville Planning & Zoning Commission. Please send your resume to the attention of: Mandeville City Council Clerk, 3101 East Causeway Approach, Mandeville, LA 70448 or kscherer@cityofmandeville.com. Deadline: Monday, July 12, 2021, for 1st appointment and Monday, August 2, 2021, for 2nd appointment.

PRESENTATIONS:

Presentation about the Results of 2020 Fiscal Year Audit from Laporte.

OLD BUSINESS: none

NEW BUSINESS:

(Removed July 6th by Clerk of Council)1. Appointment of Jeff Bishop and Reappointment of Lucinda Beacham and Vaughan Sollberger to Historic District Commission

2. Approval of special event and special event liquor for OMBA Sips of the Season, Friday, December 3, 2021 – 5:00p.m. – 9:00 p.m. with Rain Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021 – 6:00p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (notice start time1 hr. later). Location on Girod St. – map attached. (Councilwoman McGuire)

3. Approval of liquor license for Papillon’s by Gio, LLC to be located at 690 Lafitte St, Mandeville. (Councilwoman McGuire, District III)

4. Approval of Task Order #4A Seawall, Culvert, & Check Valve Condition Assessment; and Task Order #4B Old Mandeville Tidal Protection Decision Facilitation & Scoping with a total value of NTE $250,000 unless increased by amendment. (Councilman Danielson, At-Large)

5. To consider whether to move forward with a proposed zoning amendment. Z21-06-04. Livingston. Under CLURO Art. 4.3.1.2.4, the Council has to make a final yea or nay vote on any proposed Zoning Amendment. Request a rezoning from R-1 Single Family to R-3 Multi-Family. (Councilman Danielson, At-Large)

(Revised July 6th by Clerk of Council)6. Adoption of Resolution No.21-29; A resolution of the city council of the City of Mandeville authorizing the mayor of the City of Mandeville to execute a professional services agreement between the City of Mandeville and Neel-Schaffer and providing for other matters in connection therewith. (For a Hwy 190 traffic study between Carondelet and Jackson at $400,000) (Councilman Danielson, At-Large)

(Removed July 6th by Clerk of Council)7. Introduction of Ordinance No. 21-19; A ordinance to appropriate funds relative to and for adoption of the capital improvement budget for the City of Mandeville for fiscal year 2021-2022; and to establish the administration of expenditures thereof and to provide for related matters. (Council)

(Removed July 6th by Clerk of Council)8. Introduction of Ordinance No. 21-20; An ordinance to appropriate funds relative to and for adoption of the operating budget for the City of Mandeville for fiscal year 2021-2022; and to establish the administration of expenditures thereof and to provide for related matters. (Council)

9. Discussion of scheduling budget work sessions.

10. Introduction of Ordinance No. 21-21; An ordinance for the city council of the City of Mandeville to amend ordinance number 20-13, the operating budget of the City of Mandeville and for other matters in connection therewith. (Councilman Danielson, at-large)

PUBLIC COMMENT:

FINANCE REPORT:

PROJECTS IN PROGRESS (STATUS REPORT):

ADJOURNMENT

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