Manatee Building & Development Services North River Annex to open in Ellenton
MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Dec. 29, 2016) –Manatee County Building and Development Services Department will open a new annex office at Ellenton next month to serve Manatee County’s fastest-growing areas.
The North River Annex, located at 5030 U.S. Highway 301, was formerly a Manatee Sheriff’s Office sub-station. It was renovated in recent months to create permitting areas for local contractors and builders to do business. All permitting, planning, development and review services offered at the downtown Admin Building will be offered at the new annex.
A brief ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 12 and the building will hold its official opening to the public on Jan. 17. Operating hours at the new facility will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Manatee County Commissioners approved the renovation project in May in an effort to accommodate contractors near the areas they work the most.
“We’ve had overwhelming support from our customers that they now have an option to do business north of the Manatee River,” said Building and Development Services Director John Barnott. “An informal poll showed that seven out of eight customers will prefer to use that building instead of coming downtown to do building and permitting business with the County.”
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