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Manatee County Government Administrative Building First Floor, Chambers November 2, 2017 - 9:00 a.m.
November 2, 2017 Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #11


Subject
PA-17-05/Ordinance 17-34 - 20170193 - MEPS682 - Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, Inc. - Legislative - Stephanie Moreland, Principal Planner

Briefings
Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Presenter:    

   Stephanie Moreland, Principal Planner, 941-748-4501 ext. 3880

Contact:

   Bobbi Roy, Senior Planning & Zoning Tech/Planning Coordinator,

   941-748-4501 ext. 6878



Action Requested

RECOMMENDED MOTION:

Based upon the evidence presented, comments made at the Public Hearing, the technical support documents, the action of the Planning Commission, and finding the request to be in compliance with the provisions of Chapter 163, Part II, Florida Statutes, and consistent with the Manatee County Comprehensive Plan, I move to adopt Plan Amendment PA-17-05, as recommended by the Planning Commission.


(Commissioner Baugh)



Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Florida Statutes, Chapter 163, Part II



Background Discussion

• Ms. Darenda Marvin, agent for Schroeder-Manatee Ranch requests a Text Amendment as follows:
a)  To remove specific requirements under the Future Land Use Designation of MU-C (Mixed Use-Community) and the associated subareas of MU-C.  The subareas affected are MU-C/AC-1 (Activity Center Level 1), MU-C/AC-2 (Activity Center Level 2); and MU-C/AC-3 (Activity Center Level 3); and
b)  Modification of Specific Property-Development Conditions, D.5.6 [Ordinance 09-12 (PA-09-06)] of the Future Land Use Element of the Manatee County Comprehensive Plan to allow flexibility to trade-off among all residential unit types, including multi-family. 
• The MU-C and associated subareas were newly created future land use designations in 2009 (PA-09-06).  Only two property owners, SMR and Manatee Fruit/Lake Flores have this designation.
• The MU-C requires that there also be Sub Areas identified on the Future Land Use Map (FLUM). 
• The subject property has identified Sub Areas of AC-1, AC-2, AC-3 and R (Residential).
•  Policies within the Plan set out specific parameters for Sub Areas such as a minimum size and a maximum distance between them.  The result is that almost every intersection of major roadways in this area has an Activity Center.  The premise was that residents could easily walk to and from work, recreational needs, retail needs or even schools.   The problem that has arisen in trying to develop these Activity Centers is that the market demand for the non-residential needs in such close proximity to each other is simply not there.  Rather than mandate the development of Activity Centers, the applicant requests that the areas identified on the FLUM be listed or noted as a potential rather than mandatory.
• The requested modifications afford more flexibility throughout the area by removing required distance between activity centers, the required minimum number of dwelling units and minimum size of activity centers. 
• The request also removes a provision in MU-C pertaining to limiting the amount of residential until non-residential development has commenced.  This requirement to have non-residential development tied to a number of residential units was removed from the Introduction Element Section D, Special Plans Interpretive Provisions (D.5 Specific Property – Development conditions) of the Comprehensive Plan (PA-15-01/D.5.6-Ordinance 09-12 (PA-09-06).
• In 2009, the original proposal to establish new future land use designations were reviewed by the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) under section 9J-5 of the Florida Administrative code.  That section has since been repealed and amendments are no longer subject to those rules.  The purpose of the original requirement was to achieve the appropriate jobs to housing balance and reduce vehicle miles traveled.
• Staff recommends approval. 
• On August 10, 2017, by a vote of 5 – 0, the Planning Commission recommended approval. Mr. Rahn and Mr. Rutledge were absent.
• On September 7, 2017, by a vote of 6- 0, the Board of County Commissioners transmitted the amendment to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.



County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Sarah Schenk reviewed and responded by emails to Matter 2017-0372 on July 10 and 18, 2017.

Reviewing Attorney
Schenk

Instructions to Board Records
Please forward a copy of the signed Ordinance for distribution to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to bobbi.roy@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
N/A

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
N/A


Attachment:  Staff Report - PA-17-05 - Ord. 17-34 - SMR Comp Plan Amendment 11-2-2017 BCC.pdf
Attachment:  1 - Newspaper Advertising - SMR Plan Amendment PA-17-05 Ord. 17-34 20170193 110217 BCC.pdf
Attachment:  2 - Applicant's revised narrative-REV 7.12.17 for 9-7-2017 BCC.pdf
Attachment:  3 - Agency Comments - SMR PA 17-05 Ord. 17-34.pdf
Attachment:  4 - Ordinance 17-34 - PA-17-05 - SMR Comp Plan Amendment 110217 BCC.pdf