The land planning for Ormond Crossings dates back to 2002 and represents a significant effort to master plan future development. The area that incorporates Ormond Crossings was platted in the early 1900’s for dense residential lots with the potential of the land being sold off in large parcels within the jurisdiction of the County of Volusia in the early 2000’s. The City Commission and staff worked with the County Council and the property owner, Tomoka Holdings, to annex the property into the City in 2004. One primary purpose of the City’s interest in this property was the ability to establish a commerce park of approximately 1,000 acres that would provide for future economic development opportunities for the residents.
The City of Ormond Beach and Tomoka Holdings initiated the annexation and land use planning for 3,095 acres in 2004 from Volusia County to the City of Ormond Beach. Of the 3,095 acres annexed, there are ±171 acres of land between US 1 and the F.E.C. railroad which are not included in the Ormond Crossings project. The total land area for Ormond Crossings is 2,924 acres.
Community Redevelopment Area District
The establishment of a Community Redevelopment Area district (CRA) to assist in funding infrastructure improvements was identified as one of the critical elements for successful completion of this project.
- On July 8, 2004, the Volusia County Council approved Resolution No. 2004-131, which granted redevelopment powers to the City in order to establish a CRA for this property.
- On January 18, 2005, the City Commission adopted Resolution 2005-13, approving the establishment of the Community Redevelopment District and the existence of conditions of blight.
- On May 17, 2005, the City Commission adopted Resolution 2005-111, approving the North Mainland Community Redevelopment Area Master Plan for Ormond Crossings.
- On January 17, 2006, the City Commission (staff report):
- Repealed Resolution 2005-13 and adopted Resolution 2006-35, which found the existence of blighted areas within the project area (Findings of Blights);
- Adopted Resolution 2006-36, which created the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) known as the North Mainland/Ormond Crossings CRA; and
- Adopted Resolution 2006-37, which approved the Master Redevelopment Plan for the CRA.
On February 2, 2010, the City Commission adopted Resolution 2010-14 approving and adopting the Amendment/Update to the Master Plan for the CRA. The amendment modified the intensity/density of the development and traffic improvements. The traffic was amended to delete the collector/distributor system and the primary focus of the CRA was to fund segment one of Crossings Boulevard. Segment 1 provides access from US1 over the Florida East Coast rail line to a traffic circle.
On June 11, 2015, the County Council of Volusia County, Florida adopted Resolution 2015-77 amending the CRA for Ormond Crossings, extending it to June 11, 2020. On April 21, 2020, the County Council of Volusia County, Florida adopted Resolution 2020-43 amending the CRA for Ormond Crossings again, extending it until the earlier of the following: Completion of payment for Crossing Boulevard Segment 1; or December 31, 2034.
Comprehensive Plan Amendments
- In October 2004, Comprehensive Plan amendments were transmitted to the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for review and were adopted by the City Commission in September 2005, with Resolution 2005-16 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5).
- In November of 2005, DCA issued a Notice of Intent to Find in Non-Compliance. After an administrative hearing in December of 2005, the DCA and the City agreed on the framework in August 2006 to adopt remedial amendments to the Comprehensive Plan Amendments to address DCA objections.
- The City adopted a Stipulated Settlement Agreement, Resolution 2010-13 and Remedial Comprehensive Plan Amendments were adopted on February 16, 2010 with Ordinance 2010-06. The amendments were approved by DCA and were effective on April 9, 2010.
- Existing Activity Center land use Objective and Policies in Future Land Use Element.
On February 16, 2010, the City Commission approved a Development Agreement with Ordinance 2010-07 which was a condition of the land use approval. The Development Agreement detailed intensity/density permitted, capital facility planning, and allowed for the provision of adequate public facilities for development.
Planned Mixed Use Development Rezoning (PMUD)
Based on the “Activity Center” land use, the project is required to be rezoned to Planned Mixed Use Development (Section 2-38 of the Land Development Code) from the existing Volusia County zoning designations. The Planned Mixed Use Development (Section 2-38.D of the Land Development Code) requires a Master Development Plan. The Master Development Plan requires the following information:
- Land Use Plan
- Permitted Uses and Dimensional Standards
- Design Standards
- Development Processing and Phasing Plan
- Supplemental Standards