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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 7, 2013
November 7, 2013 Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #5


Subject
PDR-13-29(G) - The Aurora Foundation Inc. - Peace Presbyterian Church - DTS20130102 - Quasi-Judical - Stephanie Moreland

Briefings
Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Stephanie Moreland

Principal Planner

941-748-4501 ext. 3880



Action Requested

RECOMMENDED MOTION:

Based upon the staff report, evidence presented, comments made at the Public Hearing, the action of the Planning Commission, and finding the request to be CONSISTENT with the Manatee County Comprehensive Plan and the Manatee County Land Development Code, as conditioned herein, I move to APPROVE General Development Plan PDR-13-29(G) with Stipulations A.1-A.2 and B.1; ADOPT the Findings for Specific Approval; and GRANT Specific Approval for an alternative to LDC Section 714.8.7, as recommended by the Planning Commission.

Commissioner Bustle



Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code



Background Discussion
  • The Aurora Foundation and Peace Presbyterian Church request approval of a General Development Plan to utilize an existing 15,054 square foot office building as a Place of Worship/Church (temporary), church offices, and other church related purposes; and to construct a 6,000 square foot building for a new 210-seat sanctuary as a second phase. 
  • The site is on the north side of SR 64 East, approximately 950 feet west of Greyhawk Boulevard at 12705 SR 64 East.
  • On January 25, 1996, the Board of County Commissioners approved a rezone of ±18.083 acres from A (General Agriculture, one dwelling unit per five acres) to PDR (Planned Development Residential) and a Preliminary Site Plan for a 15,054 square foot office building on 22.11± acres.  The building was constructed and the Preliminary and Final Site Plans have expired.
  • The site is in the UF-3 (Urban Fringe – three dwelling units per acre) Future Land Use Category FLUC).  A Church or Other Place of Worship is considered a Residential Support Use and is listed in the range of potential uses for consideration in the UF-3 FLUC.  The Floor Area Ratio of 0.02 is below the special approval threshold (0.23) for the UF-3 FLUC.
  • According to LDC Figure 6-1, the proposed use is permitted in the existing PDR zoning district, subject to approval by the Board of County Commissioners.    Additionally, the Church or Other Place of Worship is subject to the conditional use criteria listed in LDC Section 704.13.   The proposed use will be accessed by an existing driveway connecting SR 64 East.  The site plan shows the required 70 parking spaces.
  • The project is in the X Flood Zone Category.  There are 4.15± acres of wetlands on-site and .80± acres off-site.   No impacts to the wetlands are proposed.  
  • The applicant requests Specific Approval for smaller replacement tree sizes per staff’s recommendation.   
  • On October 10, 2013, by a vote of 7 – 0, the Planning Commission recommended approval.


County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
William Clague reviewed and responded by email on September 17, 2013.

Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records
Please forward a copy of the executed document to bobbi.roy@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
n/a

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
n/a


Attachment:  Maps - Future Land Use, Zoning, and Aerial - The Aurora Foundation Peace Presbyterian Church - PDR-13-29(G) DTS20130102 - 11-7-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Staff Report - The Aurora Foundation Peace Presbyterian Church - DTS20130102 - 11-7-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Specific Approval Request Letter - The Aurora Foundation Peace Presbyterian Church - DTS20130102 - 11-7-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - The Aurora Foundation Peace Presbyterian Church - PDR-13-29(G) - DTS20130231 - 11-7-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Ordinance - The Aurora Foundation Peace Presbyterian Church - PDR-13-29(G) - DTS20130102 - 11-7-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Site Plan - The Aurora Foundation Peace Presbyterian Church - PDR-13-29(G) - DTS20130231 - 11-7-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Slideshow - Planner - The Aurora Foundation Peace Presbyterian Church - PDR-13-29(G) - DTS20130231 - 11-7-13 BC.pdf