Pending Land Use Regulation Amendments

Comp Plan and LDC Process improvements

 
 The Board of County Commission and County staff are currently reviewing the entire development review process within the Comp Plan and the LDC with the intent of providing process improvements applicable Countywide.  We are specifically looking at ensuring consistency between the documents and creating development standards to ensure development review is meaningful, consistent, and predictable for staff, the developer, and the citizens of Manatee County.
 
Staff has retained the services of Pat Tyjeski with S&ME to assist in these amendments.
 
Consistency Review of the Comp Plan and LDC includes:
 
  1. Review of the Comp Plan and the LDC for consistency with one another.
  2. Simplify the range of uses in each future land use category and rely more on  zoning and land use regulations in the LDC.
  3. Review existing density and intensity levels and determine whether they are in-line with the County’s vision for growth.
  4. Review and provide implementation mechanisms for the Mixed-Use Future Land Use Category and Clustering provisions in the Comp Plan.
  5. Provide a matrix of zoning districts intended to implement each future land use category.
  6. Review zoning districts to ensure there are district(s) that implement all future   land use categories.
 
Special Approval / Planned Development Processes. Review of the Comp Plan and LDC includes:
 
  1. Review all provisions in the Comp Plan that require Special Approval and determine if they are still necessary.
  2. Establish a system that requires Board review and approval where warranted, but without the need to go through the Planned Development rezoning process.
  3. Review the LDC to determine if existing review criteria are adequate or if additional requirements are needed for all Special Approval and Planned Development triggers.
 

MEMO 1 -SPECIAL APPROVAL PROVISIONS v20

MEMO 2 - PLANNED DEVELOPMENT REZONING v13

MEMO 3 - URBAN FRINGE 3 (UF-3)  v 15

MEMO 4 - SHORT-TERM AGRICULTURAL USES - STAND ALONE & CLUSTERING v17

MEMO 5 - CONSERVATION CLUSTERING v25

MEMO 6 - COMPREHENSIVE PLAN INTRODUCTION PROVISIONS v4

MEMO 7 - MIXED-USE FUTURE LAND USE CATEGORIES v8

MEMO 8 - LDC-PLAN CONSISTENCY - FUTURE LAND USE CATEGORIES v9

MEMO 9 - SEWER CONNECTIONS v6

MEMO 10 - ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION PROVISIONS v23

MEMO 11 - ACCESS AND CONNECTIVITY v14

 

Comp Plan Amendments

LDC Amendments

 

Workshops

  
PUBLIC WORKSHOP – COMP PLAN AND LDC PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS
JANUARY 17, 2018 – 5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
DOWNTOWN CENTRAL LIBRARY – AUDITORIUM
1301 BARCARROTA BOULEVARD WEST, BRADENTON, FLORIDA
 

Planning Task Force (10/19/2017)

 
Contact Information
Phone:  Lisa Barrett, Planning Manager (941-748-4501 x6884)
Phone:  Margaret Tusing, Principal Planner (941-748-4501 x6828)
              
SIGNS  

Manatee County Building and Development Services, is currently revising Chapter 6 of the Land Development Code (LDC) to provide developers, business owners, and sign vendors an updated and concise interpretation of our sign regulations. This will also include an update of the LDC Chapter 2 sign type definitions.

 
ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS
Staff is currently reviewing the best way to include accessory units as a permitted use in the LDC.  Accessory Dwelling Units are an opportunity to provide affordable housing in Manatee County.  The existing LDC does not allow permanent accessory dwelling units.  Staff is reviewing how other local jurisdictions as well as jurisdictions across the United States address accessory dwelling units in their Codes.  Some of the concerns include:
 
  Maximum square feet of accessory dwelling unit
  Minimum lot size required to have an accessory dwelling unit
  Should unit meet principal structure setbacks or a different setback
  Limit the number within Planned Development
  Owner-occupancy of principal structure
  Single or separate water and electric meters
 
SEA LEVEL RISE
Staff is currently working on preparing a Comprehensive Plan Amendment to address Sea Level Rise.  Draft Sea Level Rise Goals, Objectives, and Policies will become part of the Coastal Element.  All County Departments will participate in the development of these policies and the implementation tools required to minimize the negative impacts of sea level rise.
 
CONTACT INFORMATION for the above pending projects please email landuse@mymanatee.org and include the topic (i.e. Signs, Accessory Dwelling Units, Sea Level Rise) in the email subject line.