Naples City Council met on Monday to discuss recommendations by planning consultant Josh Martin regarding four land use and zoning items, including changes to residential lot coverage and setback rules. During his presentation, Mr. Martin said that, based on public feedback, if City Council decided to do nothing to the codes “this city will be fine.”
After several hours of discussion and public comment, City Council made the following recommendations:
Residential lot coverage – The majority of Naples City Council agreed the city should not move forward with any changes at this time.
Base point of height measurement – The majority of Naples City Council agreed it should not pursue changes to base point of measurement for mixed-use and commercial buildings. Several council members did indicate they would support looking into this issue as it relates to residential zoning.
Fifth Avenue South build-to requirement – Naples City Council directed staff to come back with recommendations for changes that would “give business owners more choices.”
Density/intensity in commercial and mixed-use districts – Naples City Council recommended that the Planning Advisory Board and staff investigate the floor-area-ratio (FAR) approach.
Naples Property Rights Coalition will continue to monitor discussions about land use and zoning changes that negatively impact property values and restrict property rights.