Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - April 4, 2013
April 4, 2013 Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #11

PDR-11-09(Z)(P)(R) - Rye Road, LLC - Rye Road Subdivision - DTS20120429 - B00000069 - Stephanie Moreland

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Stephanie Moreland


941-748-4501 ext. 3880

Action Requested


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-11-09(Z)(P)(R); amending and restating Ordinance No. PDR-11-09(Z)(P); and APPROVE the Revised Preliminary Site Plan [PDR-11-09(Z)(P)(R)] with Stipulations A.1-A.3, B.1-B.5, C.1-C.2, D.1-D.2, E.1-E.10 and F.1; GRANT Special Approval for a project exceeding one dwelling unit per acre in the UF-3 Future Land Use Category; ADOPT the Findings for Specific Approval; and GRANT Specific Approval for an alternative to LDC Sections 702.6.7, 702.9.1.B.1, 714.8.7, 722.1.4.3 and 740.; as recommended by the Planning Commission.

Commissioner Bustle

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Background Discussion


  • On June 7, 2012, the applicant, Rye Road, LLC, received approval from the Board of County Commissioners for  a rezone of ±35.26 acres from A (General Agriculture, one dwelling unit per five acres) to PDR (Planned Development Residential) and a Preliminary Site Plan for 102 lots for single-family detached residences.


  • The current request is to rezone an additional 23.4± acres (includes five existing parcels on the north side of Waterline Road), from A to PDR and revise the approved Preliminary Site Plan [PDR-11-09(Z)(P)] to increase the number of lots from 102 to 152.


  • The entire site is in the UF-3 (Urban Fringe-three dwelling units per acre) Future Land Use Category (FLUC).  This FLUC allows consideration of suburban or urban planned residential development with integrated residential support uses in its range of potential uses.  Special Approval is required because the gross density exceeds one dwelling unit per acre in the UF-3 FLUC.


  • Planned development is the process necessary to achieve Special Approval.  PDR zoning provides greater flexibility for the project when establishing appropriate buffers and setbacks to help mitigate potential adverse impacts on the surrounding agricultural neighborhood.


  • In addition to the approved access off Rye Road, the revised Preliminary Site Plan now shows an access from Waterline Road which will serve as the second means of access for more than 100 lots.  Because the internal roadways are private, no inter-neighborhood ties are proposed or required. 


  • 1.71± acres are proposed for recreational acreage.  Recreation amenities include a trail system over a gas line easement, a clubhouse, and pool.


  • The site has 3.25± acres of wetlands and 2.50± acres of wetland buffers.  No impacts to the wetlands and wetland buffers are proposed. 


  • Staff has some of the same design concerns with this request as was mentioned with the previously approved site plan which are as follows:

• The project is adjacent to the A zoning district which permits agricultural uses that may be incompatible with single-family development. The design shows only minimum perimeter buffers.  LDC Section 702.6.7 requires yards adjacent to active agricultural operations to be separated by a street or a designated open space of at least thirty-five-feet in width or a setback thirty-five feet greater than otherwise required by Code.  Staff supports the applicant’s requests for Specific Approval to allow a reduction of this requirement to allow a 15-foot rear yard setback and a fifteen-foot wide perimeter buffer adjacent to agricultural properties.   

• Lots along the north, south, and west perimeters are significantly smaller than surrounding adjacent lots in the A zoning district. 

  • Some public concerns raised during the review period include increased traffic on Waterline Road and compatibility with surrounding large lots. Staff has encouraged the applicant to host a neighborhood meeting but to date is unaware of any neighborhood meetings held by the applicant. 


  • Staff recommends approval with stipulations.


  • On March 14, 2013, by a vote of 5 – 1, the Planning Commission recommended approval. Mr. DeLesline voted nay stating he would like to see a larger buffer along Waterline Road. A summary of public comments from the March 14, 2013 Planning Commission public hearing are in the staff report attached to this memo.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Written comments available from Sarah Schenk.

Reviewing Attorney

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

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Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Maps - Future Land Use, Zoning and Aerial - Rye Road, LLC Rye Road Subdivision - PDR-11-09(Z)(P)(R) - DTS20120429 - 4-4-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Staff Report - Rye Road Subdivision - PDR-11-09(Z)(P)(R) - 4-4-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Zoning Disclosure Affidavit - Rye Road Subdivision - PDR-11-09(Z)(P)(R) - DTS20120429 - B0000069 - 4-4-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Specific and Special Approval Request Letter - Rye Road Subdivision - PDR-11-09(Z)(P)(R) - DTS20120429 B00000069 - 4-4-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - Rye Road Subdivision - PDR-11-09(Z)(P)(R) - DTS20120429 - B00000069 - 4-4-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Ordinance - Rye Road Subdivision - PDR-11-09(Z)(P)(R) - DTS20120429 B00000069 - 4-4-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Public Comments - Rye Road Subdivision - PDR-11-09(Z)(P)(R) - DTS2012042- B00000069 - 4-4-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Site Plan - Rye Road Subdivision - PDR-11-09(Z)(P)(R) DTS20120429 - B00000069 - 4-4-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Slideshow - Rye Road Subdivision - PDR-11-09(Z)(P)(R) - DTS20120429 - B00000069 - 4-4-13 BC.pdf