Manatee County Government Administrative Building First Floor, Chambers August 3, 2017 - 9:00 am
August 3, 2017 - Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #16

Resolution 17-089 (Related to AP-17-01) - SA-17-01 - Southeastern Guide Dogs - Residence Hall and Training Center - 20170211 - MEPS384 - Quasi-Judicial - Barney Salmon, Planner

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information


   Barney Salmon, Planner, 941-748-4501 ext. 6902


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

Action Requested


Based upon the staff report, 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, as conditioned herein, I move to ADOPT Resolution No. 17-089 to grant Special Approval for a non-residential project exceeding 30,000 square feet as a component of an existing school of special education in the RES-6 Future Land Use Category; as recommended by staff.

(Commissioner Trace)

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code  

Background Discussion

• Walter De Goes; P,E. – Lombardo, Foley and Kolarik, Inc, applicant, is requesting  approval of a Special Approval for an addition to the Southeastern Guide Dog facility located at 4512 77th Street East; in the northeast corner of Northeast corner of Ellenton-Gillette Road(36th Avenue East) and Willis Road (77nd Street East)

•  A site plan has been submitted to add approximately 30,182 square feet of kennels and canopy area.  Since this submittal exceeds 30,000 square feet, per Section, a Special Approval is required to be submitted and approved by the Board of County Commissioners prior to exceeding the additional 30,000 square feet

• The Southeast Guide Dog center was established in 1982 and currently comprises 57,337 square feet of administrative offices, kennels, training areas and dormitories

• The 22.49± acre property is within the RES-6 (Urban Fringe 6 units per acre) Future Land Use Category (FLUC).  The range of potential uses include: suburban and residential uses, neighborhood retail uses, short term agricultural uses other that special agricultural uses, agriculturally-compatible residential uses, public or semi-public uses, schools, low intensity recreational   uses,   and appropriate   water-dependent/water-related/water-enhanced uses

• Staff recommends approval

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Sarah Schenk reviewed and responded by email to Matter 2017-0391 on July 20, 2017.

Reviewing Attorney

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

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Staff Report - Southeastern Guide Dogs - R-17-08.pdf
Attachment:  2 - Maps and Aerials.pdf
Attachment:  3 - Resolution R-17-086 - Southeastern Guide Dogs .pdf
Attachment:  4 - Newspaper Advertising.pdf