Manatee County seeks public input on land development code changes

Manatee County seeks public input on land development code changes
Posted on 01/18/2019

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Jan. 25, 2019) – Manatee County residents have a few more weeks to give input on a set of changes to the County's land development code (LDC).

In works and part of public discussions since December, 2016 the proposed updates to the LDC will bring significant changes to how the County reviews and processes future land development applications. Specifically, the suggested changes will bring more consistency to the regulations in the County's major planning documents, according to Planning Manager Lisa Barrett. The proposed amendments are posted on the County's website and click on Pending Land Use Regulation Amendments for public review.

"Our land development code and comprehensive plan are somewhat convoluted and difficult for the public — citizens and developers— to understand," Barrett said. "With this scope of work we're trying to make things more consistent, streamlined, more easily understood and more predictable. This is about trying to minimize duplication of review and streamlining the review of development proposals, while ensuring the protection of natural resources, adjacent land uses and public facilities."

The County will hold a public hearing to receive public comments and to consider the amendments to the land development code as described in LDCT-17-07/Ordinance 19-03 on Feb. 5 at 9 a.m. in the Patricia M. Glass Commission Chambers at 1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton.

Other scheduled hearings are planned for Feb. 28 during a special Planning Commission hearing; a first public hearing before the County Commission on March 7 and a special meeting with the Commission on March 21.

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