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ORDINANCE NO. 2005-20
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA, RELATING TO ZONING; AMENDING THE DEFINITION OF "LOT" AS CONTAINED IN SECTION 28-2 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF ST. AUGUSTINE TO PROHIBIT THE DIVISION OF CONTIGUOUS LOTS OF RECORD IN SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS (RS-1 AND RS-2) IMPROVED BY A STRUCTURE INTO NON-CONFORMING LOTS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE CODE OF THE CITY OF ST. AUGUSTINE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE
WHEREAS, after holding public hearings and receiving information from residents of the City within affected residential districts, the City Commission finds that advancing the public, health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City requires clarification of existing ordinances relating to non-conforming lots of record in order to prohibit the division of lots which have been combined as a result of the construction of a structure into non-conforming lots;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA:
Section 1. Amendment to Definition of "Lot" as contained in Section 28-2 of the Code of the City of St. Augustine. The definition of the term "Lot" as contained in Section 28-2 of the Code of the City of St. Augustine be, and the same is, amended to read (additions are underlined, deletions are stricken):
"Sec. 28-2. Definitions.
"Lot means a parcel of land of at least sufficient size to meet minimum zoning requirements for use, coverage and area, and to provide such yards and other open spaces as are herein required, (provided that certain nonconforming lots of record (‘Non-conforming Lots of Record’), at the effective date of this chapter (April 29, 1975), or its any amendment to the Zoning Atlas of the City increasing the dimensional requirements of lots within the zoning district in which the lots are located, are exempted from certain of its provisions under the terms of this chapter (see section 28-119). Such lot shall have frontage on a public or private street and may consist of a single lot of record; a portion of a lot of record; a combination of complete lots of record, or complete lots of record and portions of lots of record, or of portions of lots of record; or a parcel of land described by metes and bounds; provided, that in no case of division or combination shall any residual lot or parcel be created which does not meet the requirements of this chapter. In the event that two or more contiguous lots of record have been combined as a result of the construction thereon of a structure in single family residential districts (RS-1 and RS-2), such lots may not thereafter be divided into nonconforming lots by the removal or destruction of the structure. Such lots, however, may be replatted so long as the replatted lots are conforming to the requirements of this Chapter."
Section 2. Severability. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, word or provision of this ordinance is held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, then said holding shall not be so construed as to render invalid or unconstitutional the remaining provisions of this ordinance.
Section 3. Inclusion in Code. It is the intention of the City Commission that the provisions of this ordinance shall become and be made part of the Code of the City of St. Augustine, and that the sections of this ordinance may be renumbered or relettered and the word ordinance may be changed to section, article or other such appropriate word or phrase in order to accomplish such intentions.
Section 4. Effective Date. This ordinance shall become effective ten (10) days after passage, pursuant to s. 166.041(4), Florida Statutes.
PASSED by the City Commission of the City of St. Augustine, Florida, this _____ day of ___________________, 2005.
Coding: Words underlined are additions; words stricken are deletions.