Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - August 7, 2014
August 7, 2014 Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #8

PDR-14-02(Z)(G) - Velma Jean Steele, Rev. Trust / Amber Glen - DTS20140026 - Quasi-Judicial - Margaret Tusing

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Margaret Tusing

Principal Planner

941-748-4501 ext. 6828

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-14-02(Z)(G); APPROVE the General Development Plan with Stipulations A.1-A.3, B.1-B.3, and C.1-C.4; APPROVE Specific Approval of alternatives to Land Development Code Sections 714.8.7 (tree replacement sizes) and 715.3.4 (one canopy tree per lot frontage); as recommended by the Planning Commission.

Commissioner Gallen

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Background Discussion

• Mr. Paul Corace, Vice President of K. Hovnanian Windward Homes, LLC, agent for the owner, is requesting approval of a Rezone and General Development Plan for 54 single family detached residences.  The site is approximately 18.40-acres located at 3208 49th Street East, Palmetto.

• The site is located in the RES-6 (Residential-6 dwelling units/gross acre).  The project’s gross density is 2.93 du/ac.

• Staff is requesting and supporting the Specific Approvals to reduce tree replacement sizes and one canopy tree per lot frontage.

• The minimum lot size is 62’x100’ (6,200 SF).

• The project has residential development to the north (Cypress Pond Estates), 49th Street East and Sugar Mill Lakes Subdivision to the south, A-1 zoned property to the east with a single family home, and Coach House Mobile Home Park to the west.

• 5.5 acres (30%) are proposed for open space with passive recreation area and a playground.

• Project access is from Ellenton-Gillette Road and the internal roadways will be dedicated to and maintained by Manatee County.

• On June 12, 2014, by a vote of 5 – 0, the Planning Commission recommended approval.

• A summary of the public comments heard at the June 12, 2014 Planning Commission public hearing is in the staff report attached to this memo.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Sarah Schenk reviewed and responded via email on May 13, 2014.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please forward a copy of the executed document and letter from the Florida Department of State to bobbi.roy@mymanatee.org

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Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Maps - Future Land Use, Zoning and Arial - PDR-14-02(Z)(G) - AmberGlen - dts20140026 - 8-7-14 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Staff Report - Amber Glen - PDR-14-02(Z)(G) - DTS 20140026 - 08-07-14 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Zoning Disclosure Affidavit - PDR-14-02(Z)(G) - AmberGlen - dts20140026 - 8-7-14 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - Bradenton Herald - Amber Glen - PDR-14-02(Z)(G) - 8-7-14 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - Sarasota Herald Tribune - Amber Glen - PDR-14-02(Z)(G) - 8-7-14 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Public Comment - Amber Glen - PDR-14-02(Z)(G) - 8-7-14 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Ordinance - Amber Glen - PDR-14-02(Z)(G) - 8-7-14 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Slideshow - Planner - Amber Glen - PDR-14-02(Z)(G) - 8-7-2014 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Site Plan - Amber Glen - PDR-14-02(Z)(G) - DTS 20140026 - 8-7-14 BC.pdf