Manatee County Government Administrative Building First Floor, Chambers April 6, 2017
April 6, 2017 - Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #8

LDA-13-02(R2) - Local Development Agreement for North Manatee Investment, LLC, and Parrish Holdings, LLC / The Villages of Amazon South - DTS 20170017


Contact and/or Presenter Information


Clarke Davis, Transportation Planning Division Manager

941-708-7450 x7272



Bobbi Roy, Planning Coordinator, 941-748-4501 x6878

Action Requested


Based upon the evidence presented, comments made at the Public Hearing, and finding the request to be CONSISTENT with the Manatee County Comprehensive Plan and the Manatee County Land Development Code, I move to APPROVE LDA-13-02(R2) for The Villages of Amazon South, as recommended by staff.

(Commissioner Trace)

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Section 163.3180(5), Florida Statutes

Sections 163.3220-163.3243, Florida Statutes

Background Discussion

The Villages of Amazon South is approximately 1,203.83 acres located at 12420 US 301 North, Parrish, in the northwest quadrant of the Moccasin Wallow Road and US 301 intersection.


The Villages of Amazon South site was rezoned to Planned Development Mixed Use (PDMU) on September 4, 2014 (PDMU-13-37[Z][P]) with the approval of a Preliminary Site Plan (PSP) for 1,999 residential units and 40,000 square feet of commercial and 20,000 square feet of office space.


The County Commission executed a related Local Development Agreement (LDA-13-02) in November 2016 that included provisions related to wastewater connections, offsite traffic impact mitigation, construction of a portion of Ft Hamer Rd and a Certificate of Level of Service Compliance (CLOS) extension.  A first amendment to the LDA was executed in December 2016 to amend wastewater provisions.


Proposed Amendment


One provision of the agreement requires the developer to obtain first Final Site Plan approval by December 31, 2016, in order to remain eligible for CLOS extension options under the terms of the agreement.   To date, the County has not approved the first Final Site Plan.


The proposed, second amendment is the developer’s request to amend the Local Development Agreement for The Villages of Amazon South to extend this milestone date for the first Final Site Plan from December 31, 2016, to December 31, 2017.


Staff recommends approval.


The first of two required public hearings was held on April 4, 2017. Action is requested at this hearing.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other

William Clague, Assistant County Attorney, reviewed a related request for legal services (RLS-2017-0105) and responded by email on March 7, 2017.  The response is attached for reference.  The agreement presented for County Commission consideration incorporates the recommended changes provided by the County Attorney's Office.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Applicant, John Neal, will contact Board Records regarding the recording of the Local Development Agreement. Please forward a copy of the recorded document to bobbi.roy@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Proposed Amendment Villages of Amazon South LDA-13-02(R2).pdf
Attachment:  Newspaper Advertising - Villages of Amazon South LDA-13-02(R2).pdf
Attachment:  Villages of Amazon South LDA CAO Review (RLS-2017-0105).pdf
Attachment:  Villages of Amazon South LDA-13-02 recorded.pdf
Attachment:  Villages of Amazon South LDA-13-02(R) recorded.pdf
Attachment:  Maps Villages of Amazon South LDA-13-02(R2).pdf
Attachment:  Sarasota Herald Tribune Line - 4-4 and 4-6-2017 BCC.pdf