Jim Gray - District 1

Commissioner, District 1

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Commissioner Gray was elected to the Orlando City Commission on June 1, 2012. He has been a resident of Orlando since 1988. In addition to the his role as Commissioner, Jim is the Orlando Managing Director for CBRE, the largest commercial real estate services and investment firm in the world.

Each day he leverages his private sector philosophies to promote economic expansion and responsible growth. Commissioner Gray believes that quality, high-paying jobs for area residents typically translate into better schools, safer neighborhoods and increased home values. Oftentimes he is asked what is the key to achieving success in District 1 and each time he shares a simple formula “ Be a Good Neighbor.”

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Two new community parks are currently under construction for the District 1 community. 

  • Both parks are scheduled to be completed in 2019.
  • Field reservation information will be available closer to the completion date.

Heroes Community Park Amenities

  • Four lighted multi-purpose fields
  • A playground/tot lot with a small picnic shelter
  • A large picnic pavilion
  • A restroom/concession building
  • Bike racks
  • Fitness stations
  • Walking trail
  • Two parking lots
  • Adjacent to the new water adventure park

McCoy Community Park (east airfield of Orlando International Airport) Amenities

  • Lighted little league fields for all age groups (three baseball and one softball)
  • A playground/tot lot with small picnic shelter
  • Lake with decorative fountain
  • Restrooms/concession building with eating area
  • Walking path
  • Large parking lot
  • Community garden
  • Maintenance area

These items are scheduled to go before the Municipal Planning Board (MPB) on February 19, 2019. Please check back periodically for links to the individual staff reports.   The list of cases being heard by the MPB changes often, with projects being deferred, withdrawn, etc.  Prior to the meeting, you can contact Lourdes Diaz at lourdes.diaz@cityoforlando.net or 407.246.3365 to confirm if the case is scheduled for this month’s meeting.

CONSENT AGENDA

Project Name:  1720 CONWAY GARDENS RD. ANNEXATION
Case Address:  
1720 Conway Gardens Rd., south of Curry Ford Rd., west of Conway Gardens Rd., north of Edland Dr., and east of Crocker Ave. (+0.34 acres).
A)  ANX2018-10019  Annex the subject property to connect to City sewer;
B)  GMP2018-10037  Growth Management Plan amendment to Residential Low Intensity (RES-LOW); and
C)  ZON2018-10033  Initial zoning of R-1, for a future lot split request.

Project Name:  AIPO – DUNKIN DONUTS DRIVE-THROUGH
Case Address:
       10039 S. Orange Ave., east side of S. Orange Ave., just south of Tradeport Dr. (+1.36 acres).
CUP2018-10019    Conditional Use Permit request for the construction of a Dunkin Donuts with a subsequent drive-through.

Project Name:  QUALITY THRIFTY LAUNDROMAT EXPANSION
Case Address: 
     5304 Curry Ford Rd., north of Forzley St., south of Curry Ford Rd., east of Fredrica Dr., and west of Don San George Ct. (+0.22 acres).
CUP2018-10024   Request for a Conditional Use Permit to allow the expansion of a non-conforming personal service use (laundromat), to include eating and drinking as an accessory use, in the O-1 zoning district.

Project Name:  ADUs IN THE SE SECTOR UPDATE
Case Address: 
      Southeast Orlando Sector
LDC2018-10020   Amendments to Sec. 68.106 and Sec. 68.205-68.503 to make the City’s standards for Accessory Dwelling Units apply to the Southeast Sector, with the exception of the minimum lot size. The amendment also raises maximum picket fence heights in the SE Sector to 4 feet, from 3 feet 6 inches.

The Southeast Town Design Review Committee (SETDRC) is an advisory board to City Council that reviews proposed development within the Southeast Orlando Sector Plan area. All SETDRC recommendations are subject to final action by City Council. An applicant desiring to appeal a recommended action of the Committee must file such appeal by 2 pm on January 17, 2019 for consideration at the February 19, 2019 Municipal Planning Board Meeting. The minutes of today’s meeting are tentatively scheduled to be presented at the City Council meeting on February 18, 2019, for approval of recommended actions.

  1. MPL2018-10092  NARCOOSSEE COVE I MULTIFAMILY
    Owner: Abdulrahman Alhelayel
    Applicant: Ricardo A. Ortiz, P.E., Poulos & Bennett, LLC
    Project Planner: Michelle Beamon Robinson (407-246-3145 or michelle.robinson@cityoforlando.net)
    Request for approval of a Specific Parcel Master Plan (SPMP) amendment for 354 multifamily dwelling units on Lot 4, to amend the master infrastructure plan to relocate the lift station and alter the stormwater pond shape and location, as well as a minor PD amendment to use all of the residential units as multifamily units; the PD approved 225 multifamily units and 129 townhome units.
    The subject property is located in the Narcoossee Cove I PD and is designated as Village Center, Residential Neighborhood and Conservation on the Southeast Orlando Sector Plan map. The subject property is located east of Narcoossee Road, north of William Carey Drive, south of Kirby Smith Road and west of Lake Whippoorwill (±44.92 acres, District 1).
  2. MPL2018-10090 LAKE NONA MIXED USE BLOCK 2A MULTIFAMILY
    SUB2018-10091
    Owner: James L. Zboril, Lake Nona Land Co, LLC
    Applicant: Heather Isaacs, Tavistock Development Company, LLC
    Project Planner: Colandra Jones (407-246-3415 or colandra.jones@cityoforlando.net)
    Request for approval of a Specific Parcel Master Plan (SPMP) and preliminary plat for 450 multifamily units.
    The subject property is located in the Lake Nona PD and is designated as Village Center with the Urban Transit Overlay on the Southeast Orlando Sector Plan map. The subject property is located south of Nemours Parkway, east of Lake Nona Boulevard, and north of Tavistock Lakes Blvd. (±6.7 acres, District 1).
  3. MPL2018-10091 LAKE NONA PARCEL 10 RESORT AMENDMENT
    SUB2018-10093
    Owner: James L. Zboril, Lake Nona Land Co, LLC
    Applicant: Heather Isaacs, Tavistock Development Company, LLC
    Project Planner: Colandra Jones (407-246-3415 or colandra.jones@cityoforlando.net)
    Request for approval of a Specific Parcel Master Plan (SPMP) amendment and preliminary plat to revise the development program to 375 hotel rooms and 21,302 square feet of ballroom space and add property in the northwest portion of the site.
    The subject property is located in the Lake Nona PD and is designated as Airport Support District—Medium Intensity and Airport Support District—High Intensity on the Southeast Orlando Sector Plan map. The subject property is located on the south shore of Lake Nona, north of Wellspring Drive and east of USTA Boulevard (±38.5 acres, District 1).