Manatee County Government Administrative Center First Floor, Chambers December 11, 2014 9:00 a.m.
December 11, 2014 Planning Commission Agenda
Agenda Item #4

PDR-14-21(G)-Peace Presbyterian Church-DTS20140297-Quasi-Judicial-Stephanie Moreland


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Stephanie Moreland

Principal Planner

941 748 4501  ext. 3880


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 recommend APPROVAL of General Development Plan PDR-14-21(G) with Stipulations A.1–A.2 and B.1-B.4; ADOPTION of the Findings for Specific Approval; and GRANTING Specific Approval for an alternative to LDC Section 714.8.7, as recommended by staff.


Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Background Discussion

The applicant, Peace Presbyterian Church requests approval of a new General Development Plan to utilize the 15,054 square foot existing building as a Place of Worship/Church (temporary), church offices and other church related purposes;  construct a 18,800 square foot building for a new, permanent 400-seat sanctuary and a recreational center as a future phase of development.

The site is on the north side of S.R. 64 East, approximately 950 feet west of Greyhawk Boulevard, at 12705 S.R. 64 East, Bradenton.

On January 25, 1996, the Board of County Commissioners approved a rezone of ±18.083 acres from A (General Agriculture, one dwelling unit per five acres) to PDR (Planned Development Residential) and a Preliminary Site Plan for a 15,054 square foot office building on 22.11± acres.  The building was constructed and the Preliminary and Final Site Plans have expired. 

On 11/07/13, the Board of County Commissioners approved a General Development Plan to utilize the existing 15,054 square foot office building as a Place of Worship/Church (temporary), church offices, and other church related purposes; and to construct a 6,000 square foot building for a new, permanent 210-seat sanctuary as a second phase. 

The site is in the UF-3 (Urban Fringe – three dwelling units per acre) Future Land Use Category FLUC).  A Church or Other Place of Worship is considered a Residential Support Use and is listed in the range of potential uses for consideration in the UF-3 FLUC.  The Floor Area Ratio of 0.03 is below the special approval threshold (0.23) for the UF-3 FLUC.

According to LDC Figure 6-1, the proposed use is permitted in the existing PDR zoning district, subject to approval by the Board of County Commissioners.    Additionally, the Church or Other Place of Worship is subject to the conditional use criteria listed in LDC Section 704.13.   The proposed use will be accessed by an existing driveway connecting SR 64 East.  133 parking spaces are required.  The site plan shows 169 parking spaces will be provided. There is an existing sidewalk along the north side of SR 64 East.

There will be perimeter and interior landscaping around vehicle use areas, as well as landscaping in perimeter and roadway buffers. There are no known historic or archaeological resources on the site. The project is in the X Flood Zone Category.  There are 4.15± acres of wetlands on-site and .80± acres off-site.   No impacts to the wetlands are proposed.      

Staff recommends approval.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Sarah Schenk reviewed and responded by email on 10-29-2014

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Map FLU-PDR-14-21(G)-Peace Presbyterian Church.pdf
Attachment:  Map Zoning-PDR-14-21(G)-Peace Presbyterian Church.pdf
Attachment:  Map Aerial-PDR-14-21(G)-Peace Presbyterian Church-DTS20140297.pdf
Attachment:  Staff Report-PDR-14-21(G)-Peace Presbyterian Church-12-11-14 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Request for Specific Approval Letter-Peace Presbyterian Church.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - Peace Presbyterian Church - PDR-14-21(G) - Bradenton Herald - 12-11-2014 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - Peace Presbyterian Church - PDR-14-21(G) - Sarasota Herald Tribune - 12-11-2014 PC.pdf
Attachment:  GDP-PDR-14-21(G)-Peace Presbyterian Church.pdf