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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - January 16, 2014
REVISED January 16, 2014 - Planning Commission Meeting
Agenda Item #3


Subject
PA-13-10 / ORDINANCE 13-45 SWFWMD - FROG CREEK (DTS20130423) - LEGISLATIVE - Kathleen Thompson

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Kathleen Thompson, AICP

Planning Manager

941-748-4501 ext. 6841



Action Requested

RECOMMENDED MOTION:

Based upon the evidence presented, comments made at the Public Hearing, the technical support documents and finding the request to be CONSISTENT with the Community Planning Act as codified in applicable portions of Chapter 163, Part II, Florida Statutes and the Manatee County Comprehensive Plan, I move to recommend ADOPTION of Plan Amendment PA-13-10, as recommended by staff.



Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code



Background Discussion

• The Southwest Florida Water Management District is requesting a Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map amendment from the existing future land use category of CON (Conservation) to MU (Mixed Use) for approximately 7 acres of a larger parcel owned by SWFWMD.

• In 2009, SWFWMD properties were included in a county wide effort to change publicly owned lands to the appropriate future land use designation. This 6.9± acre amendment area is part of 126+/- acres the county amended from MU (mixed use) to CON (conservation) with PA-09-02.

• The MU (mixed use) future land use designation was given to the 126± acres with the adoption of the 1989 Comprehensive Plan and remained MU until 2009.

• As part of SWFWMD’s ongoing efforts to ensure efficient stewardship of both land and financial resources, the District’s Governing Board directed staff to conduct a Surplus Lands Assessment to identify properties or portions of properties that no longer met the original acquisition purpose or did not provide water resource benefits.

• As a result of the review, SWFWMD determined that the subject property did not provide critical water resource benefits and would be an appropriate candidate for surplus. In November 2012, the Governing Board authorized the District to surplus up to 10 acres from the greater Frog Creek tract.

• The impact of a MU future land use designation could be significant, however since the parcel is only 7+/- acres, the impact should be minimal. A detailed traffic study will be required at the time of a development proposal to determine if roadway improvements will be required.
 
• Staff recommends approval.



County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
William Clague reviewed and responded on 12/31/2013.

Reviewing Attorney
Clague

Instructions to Board Records
n/a

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
n/a

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
n/a


Attachment:  140116 PC Packet.pdf