Crystal River Council to Meet on Recreational Vehicle, Boat Storage Agreement; short term rental | Local News


The agenda for the next Crystal River City Council meeting includes agreement on a boat and RV storage development project, discussion of short-term rent enforcement, and a condo project.

Members of Council will be called to order at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 25 at City Hall, 123 NW US 19, Crystal River.

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Council to vote on signing agreement on RVs and boat storage development

After deferring the matter at its last meeting to draft a developer agreement, the council will on Monday consider allowing the construction of an outdoor boat and recreational vehicle storage business.

Gulf Coast RV and Boat Storage LLC petitioned council to re-zone and use the 8.25 acres of its parcel at 1075 N. Suncoast Blvd. – a park of abandoned mobile homes – from commercial to industrial highway in order to move forward with his project.

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In a public hearing on April 11, the Council raised concerns that such a broad industrial designation could allow for more than just vehicle and vessel storage, and suggested the city create varying degrees of industrial allowances to better regulate the extent of manufacture on a batch.

In the meantime, the council has agreed with Gulf Coast RV and Boat Storage to draft a contract limiting the scope of its development to boat and RV storage only.


City manager Ken Frink will present the agreement to council on Monday for a vote on whether to approve the document.

Council to be introduced to repeal City’s Waterfronts Advisory Council ordinance

City staff will present council members with a motion on Monday to repeal ordinances establishing the city’s Waterfronts Advisory Council.

Council will not vote on the motion until a public hearing on May 9.

Crystal River City logo/seal

Crystal River City logo/seal

Founded in May 2006, the citizen-led volunteer council met to determine how best to preserve and enhance Crystal River’s waterfront through studies and the needs of residential and commercial communities, according to the city ​​website.

The Council reached consensus at its last meeting on April 11 to end the advisory council after hearing about its challenges in retaining its members.

City staff will present ordinances for condo development to council

Council will be presented with two separate ordinances to change the zoning and land use for 27.61 acres of 51.12 acres at 8800 W. Pure Lane from low density residential to medium density residential to allow condominiums.

May 9 is scheduled when council will hold a public hearing and vote on the ordinances.

Crystal River Ltd. Partnership is requesting the modifications necessary to develop the apartments as well as integrated office, retail, dining, recreation and public meeting spaces facing US 19.

Members of the planning commission voted 4 to 0 on April 7 to recommend that council reject these ordinances.

Also on Monday’s board meeting:

Frink plans to hold a discussion with council on issues and enforcement options regarding short-term rental properties in the city, which limits the rental of residential properties as resort housing units to at least three consecutive months.

City staff will present council with an ordinance to set standards for an RV park in the city’s land use planning code, which provides no guidance on how such a project should be constructed.

If approved by council at a public hearing scheduled for May 9, the ordinance would be used by the city to help determine whether an RV park development is appropriate for a proposed location.


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