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File #: R-2020-192    Version: 1 Name: Block 40 - Great Southern
Type: Quasi-Judicial Resolution Status: Withdrawn
File created: 7/22/2020 In control: Planning Division
On agenda: 9/2/2020 Final action: 9/2/2020
Title: A Resolution Of The City Commission Of The City Of Hollywood, Florida, Considering A Request For An Amendment To The Design And Site Plan (Previously Approved By Resolution R-2016-282) For The Development Known As Young Circle Commons (Great Southern - Block 40). (02-DPVY-160c)
Attachments: 1. Resolution Block 40_2020_0826.pdf, 2. Exhibit A.pdf, 3. Exhibit B.pdf, 4. Attachment A_Application Package.pdf, 5. Attachment B_Unsfae Structure Info.pdf, 6. Attachment C_Previously Approved Reso and Ord.pdf
Title
A Resolution Of The City Commission Of The City Of Hollywood, Florida, Considering A Request For An Amendment To The Design And Site Plan (Previously Approved By Resolution R-2016-282) For The Development Known As Young Circle Commons (Great Southern - Block 40). (02-DPVY-160c)


Strategic Plan Focus
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Staff Recommends: Approval of the attached Resolution.


Explanation:
Block 40, LLC requests an amendment to the previously approved design and Site Plan of a mixed-use development, known as Young Circle Commons - Great Southern - Block 40, previously approved by Resolution R-2016-282. The design of the previous approvals, required that portions of the existing structure be preserved due to historical significance. Following the approval, the Applicant moved forward with permit to construct the development as approved, however due to the declining condition of the structure, the City's Chief Building Official, in accordance with Section 116, Unsafe Structures and Equipment, of the Florida Building Code, deemed the structure unsafe and necessitated the demolition of the structure to address severe life safety hazards. Reports from engineering groups and field inspections revealed there was substantial evidence indicating the deterioration of the structure or structural parts, deeming it unsafe per Section 116.2.1.2.2 of the Code.

The structure was subsequently demolished as per the Chief Building Official's order. As such the Applicant must seek approval for an amended design requiring the request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for Design as elements of the previously approved design were demolished.

Post demolition, the current design proposes to maintain the look of the previous approval by rebuilding the walls that were demolished. While, historic replication is not typically recommended, the Secretary of Interior's Standards for Historic Preservation does state that reconstruction is only appropriate "when documentary a...

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