City of Clermont Looks to Enhance Apartment Standards

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Council Passes Temporary Moratorium on Multifamily Projects

 

The City of Clermont is looking to enhance its apartment standards.

The Clermont City Council unanimously approved a motion at the Aug. 13 council meeting that gave staff direction to review the city’s land code regarding its criteria and approach to apartments to make improvements, including affordability. Council directed City Manager Darren Gray and City Attorney Dan Mantzaris to place a six-month moratorium on apartment applications within city limits in the meantime.

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“We are looking to get out in front of an increasing wave in demand for apartments that we’re seeing across Central Florida – and specifically in Clermont,” Gray said. “Our city is becoming an even more desirable place to live, and the pace of demand for apartments is rapidly increasing. This will give us an opportunity to ensure that the city’s rules and regulations for apartments are achieving our growth management objectives of a high-quality, sustainable place to reside.”

Staff will engage the council, industry representatives and the community at large for suggestions to update the city’s multifamily program guidelines. A future public workshop is being planned. Eventually, final recommendations will be brought back to council for further action.

Already approved apartment projects and those that are in process will not be affected.

For information, contact City of Clermont Communications Director Kathryn Deen at kdeen@clermontfl.gov or 352-241-7345.

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