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REVISED May 4, 2017 - Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #15


Subject
PDR/PDMU-15-10(Z)(G) - Long Bar Pointe, LLLP & Cargor Partners VIII, Long Bar Pointe, LLLP Rezone/Aqua by the Bay - 20150224 - Quasi-Judicial - Stephanie Moreland, Principal Planner - 1:30 PM Time Certain or as soon thereafter as same may be heard

Briefings
Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Presenter:

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

Contact:

   Bobbi Roy, Planning Coordinator, 941-748-4501 ext. 6878



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 ADOPT Manatee County Zoning Ordinance No. PDR/PDMU-15-10(Z)(G); APPROVE the General Development Plan with Stipulations A.1-A.12, B.1, C.1-C.7, D.1-D.2, and E.1-E.2; MAKING a finding that the proposed buildings exceeding 35 feet in height are consistent with and satisfies the criteria in LDC Section 402.7.D.9; GRANT Special Approval for a: 1) mixed and multiple use project in RES-6 and RES-9 Future Land Use Categories (FLUCs); 2) gross density exceeding six (6) dwelling units in RES-9 FLUC; 3) net density exceeding nine (9) dwelling units in RES-9 FLUC; 4) non-residential project exceeding 30,000 square feet in RES-6 and RES-9 FLUCs; 5) project adjacent to a perennial stream (Sarasota Bay); 6) project partially in the CEA (Coastal Evacuation Area); and 7) project in the CHHA (Coastal High Hazard Area); as recommended by the Planning Commission.

(Commissioner Jonsson)



Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code



Background Discussion

Long Bar Pointe, LLLP & Cargor Partners VIII, Long Bar Pointe, LLLP, applicants for the Aqua By The Bay project requests approval of a Large Development Project consisting of a rezone of 190.97± acres as follows:
  -  38.66± acres (Parcel One) from RSF-4.5 (Residential Single-Family 4.5 dwelling units/acre) to PDR;
        -  22.17± acres (Parcel Two) from A-1 to PDR; and
        -  130.14± acres (Parcel Three) from PDR and A-1 to PDMU (Planned Development Mixed Use). 
                   retaining the CHHA (Coastal High Hazard Area), CEA (Coastal Evacuation Area), and CPA (Coastal Planning Area) Overlay Districts;
      -The applicants also request approval of a General Development Plan (GDP) to allow a seven-phased mixed-use development on 529.18± acres to include;
      - 78,000 square feet of neighborhood retail commercial uses (restaurants, personal service uses, office)  and general commercial uses, limited to 3,000 square feet; and
      - 2,894 residential units (2,384 multi-family units and 510 lots for single-family attached, single-family detached, and single-family semi-detached residences);
      - recreational amenities, and private docking facilities. 


The site is west of the intersection of 75th Street West and 53rd Avenue West, between El Conquistador Parkway and Sarasota Bay, a perennial stream.


Historically, the vacant site has been used for agricultural uses.  According to the Environmental Narrative (by Eco Consultants), the site consists of fallow crop lands; several large agricultural canals; several upland-cut ponds; disturbed uplands, and wetlands. Other prominent features include a network of 30-foot wide strips (agricultural ditches) which extend eastward, across El Conquistador Parkway to the Manatee Fruit Company (aka Lake Flores) site.
  
The project includes four (4) corridors that are also included within the Lake Flores General Development Plan (GDP) [PDMU-14-20(Z)(G)], and are described on the Aqua By The Bay GDP as the Lake Flores Drainage Corridors (LFDCs).  The subject project is permitted to utilize the 30-foot strips per Instrument dated July 22, 1957, Deed Book 374, Page 371 of the Public Records of Manatee County, Florida.  

The site is in the RES-6 (Residential-six dwelling units per acre) and RES-9 (Residential-nine dwelling units per acre) Future Land Use Categories (FLUCs).
Special Approval is required for a: 1) mixed and multiple use project in RES-6 and RES-9 Future Land Use Categories; 2) gross density exceeding six (6) dwelling units in RES-9 FLUC; 3) net density exceeding nine (9) dwelling units in RES-9 FLUC; 4) non-residential project exceeding 30,000 square feet in RES-6 and RES-9 FLUCs; 5) project adjacent to a perennial stream (Sarasota Bay); 6) project partially in the CEA (Coastal Evacuation Area); and 7) project in the CHHA (Coastal High Hazard Area).

The site is currently zoned A-1 (Suburban Agriculture – One dwelling unit per acre), RSF- 4.5 (Residential Single-Family, 4.5 dwelling units per acre), PDR (Planned Development Residential), and PDMU (Planned Development Mixed Use).

The single-family detached and semi-detached residences are proposed at a maximum 35-foot building height.  Two multi-story buildings, with heights greater than 35 feet, for multi-family residences are proposed.  One building is 75 feet tall and five stories; the other building is 145 feet tall and thirteen stories (10 stories over parking). 

Transportation concurrency was evaluated and a Traffic Impact analysis (TIA) prepared and reviewed to determine impacts on El Conquistador Parkway and associated intersections near the project site. 


A minimum of 30% open space is proposed to be provided. 25% is required.  Approximately 28± acres of upland parks and open space areas is proposed.   An additional 30± acres of open water lagoons, each with a beach shoreline will be created for recreational purposes. 
 


There are “approximately 264.36± acres of wetlands. 13.07± acres will be impacted. 


A 20-foot roadway buffer is proposed along El Conquistador Parkway and a 15-foot roadway buffer is proposed along 86th Street West. 

Staff recommends approval with stipulations.

On April 13, 2017, by a vote of 3 – 2, the Planning Commission recommended approval. Mr. Bower voted nay stating the high rises are incompatible with the area. Mr. Horrigan voted nay stating a lot of new properties are being generated in western portion of Manatee County, he is concerned about infrastructure for future tourism and a 2 lane bridge to the island can’t handle increase in traffic. Mr. Conerly abstained and Mr. Rutledge was absent.

A summary of the public comments heard at the April 13, 2017 Planning Commission public hearing is in the staff report attached to this memo.
 



County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Sarah Schenk reviewed and responded by emails to Matter 2017-0103 on March 3, 15 and April 4, 2017.

Reviewing Attorney
Schenk

Instructions to Board Records
Please forward a copy of the executed document and letter from the Florida Department of State 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 - Aqua by the Bay - Long Bar Pointe - PDR-PDMU-15-10(Z)(G).pdf
Attachment:  Attachment 2 - Maps and Aerials.pdf
Attachment:  Attachment 3 - General Development Plan.pdf
Attachment:  Attachment 4 - TIA without appendices.pdf
Attachment:  Attachment 5 - School Report .pdf
Attachment:  Attachment 6.1 - Large Project Narrative 1 of 2.pdf
Attachment:  Attachment 6.2 - Large Project Narrative 2 of 2.pdf
Attachment:  Attachment 7 - Elevations.pdf
Attachment:  Attachment 8 - Zoning Disclosure Affidavits.pdf
Attachment:  Attachment 9 - Ecosystem Mgmt Plan .pdf
Attachment:  Attachment 10 - Height Analysis .pdf
Attachment:  Attachment 11 - Newspaper Advertising.pdf
Attachment:  Attachment 12 - Ordinance PDR-PDMU-15-10(Z)(G).pdf
Attachment:  Attachment 13.1 - Public Comments 1 of 3.pdf
Attachment:  Attachment 13.2 - Public Comments 2 of 3.pdf
Attachment:  Attachment 13.3 - Public Comments 3 of 3.pdf
Attachment:  Letter from Applicant requesting additional rebuttal time..pdf
Attachment:  Additional Information from County Staff.pdf
Attachment:  Additional Public Comments - Aqua by the Bay - Long Bar Pointe - PDR-PDMU-15-10(Z)(g).pdf