Manatee County Government Administrative Building First Floor, Chambers 9:00 am - December 14, 2017
December 14, 2017 Planning Commission
Agenda Item #7

PDMU-17-03(Z)(P) Cortez Road Investments and Finance, Inc./Hunters Point Resort and Marina 20170107 MEPS654 - Quasi-Judicial - Margaret Tusing, Principal Planner


Contact and/or Presenter Information


   Margaret Tusing, Principal Planner, 941-748-4501 ext. 6828


   Bobbi Roy, Senior Planning & Zoning Tech/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 stipulated herein, I move to recommend ADOPTION of Manatee County Zoning Ordinance No. PDMU-17-03(Z)(P); APPROVAL of the Preliminary Site Plan with Stipulations A.1–A.2, B.1–B.4, C.1–C.6, and D-1; GRANTING Special Approval for:
 1)  a mixed and multiple use project in the RES-9 (Policy and ROR (Policy  Future Land Use Categories,
 2) projects for which gross residential density exceeds 6 dwelling units per acre or net residential density exceeds 9 dwelling units per acre in the RES-9 (Policy and the ROR (Policy Future Land Use Categories,
 3)  non-residential uses exceeding 30,000 square feet in the RES-9 (Policy Future Land Use Category,
 4) a project at least partially located within the Coastal Evacuation Area (Policy and Coastal High Hazard Area (Policy,
 5) a project located adjacent to perennial stream (Cortez Canal leading to Sarasota Bay) (Policy,
 6) a project utilizing an Exotic Plant Species Management Plan (Policy
and GRANTING Specific Approval for alternatives to LDC Section 401.3.E.9 (Waterfront Yards) to reduce the waterfront setback requirement from 30-feet to 15-feet adjacent to the privately owned canal and LDC Section 1001.6.A.1.c.iv. (Sidewalks) to allow sidewalks to be located on one-side of the street for a project located within a 1500-foot radius of a transit stop; as recommended by staff.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Background Discussion

• Mr. Caleb Grimes with Grimes Goebel, et al, agent for the property owner, is requesting approval of a Rezone for a portion of the 18.73± acre project and approval of a Preliminary Site Plan for a mixed-use project known as Hunters Point Resort and Marina.
• Current Uses:  RV and Boat Storage/Marina/Vacant
• Proposed Uses:
? 86 single family residential (6.3 du/gross acre; 9.72 du/net acre)
Non-Residential Uses (45,620 square feet)
? 62 hotel rooms;
? Clubhouse, restaurant and retail space to serve guests and residents;
? 17-slip marina;
? 31-slip parallel docking facility along canal; and
? 1 water taxi slip
• Project Acreage:  18.73 acres
• Project Location:  north of Cortez Road, south of Harbour Landings Drive, east of 126th Street West, and west of 123rd Street West in southwestern Manatee County.
• PDMU allows a flexible development approach to encourage:
? Mixed-Use Projects
? Innovative Land Use Techniques
? Creative Urban Design
? Environmental Protections
• RES-9 (10.55-acres) and ROR (8.18 acres) Future Land Use Categories. 
• Special Approvals:
? Gross density > 6 du/acre in RES-9
? Net density > 9 du/acre in RES-9
? Non-residential uses exceeding 30,000 square feet in the RES-9 Future Land Use Categories
? Mixed and Multiple Use project in the RES-9 and ROR Future Land Use Categories
? Project located at least partially within the Coastal Evacuation Area (CEA) and the Coastal High Hazard Area (CHHA)
? Project located adjacent to perennial lake or stream (Cortez Canal leading to Sarasota Bay)
? Project utilizing an Exotic Plant Species Management Plan
• Specific Approvals:
? LDC Section 401.3.E.9 – Waterfront Yards – Reduce setback from 30-feet to 15-feet
? LDC Section 1001.6.A.1.c.iv – Sidewalks within 1500-feet radius of transit stop
• Infill project meeting Comprehensive Plan definition for Mixed or Multiple Use project.
• Open Space:  5.016 acres (26.8%)
• Wetland Acres:  None
• Staff recommends approval with Stipulations.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Sarah Schenk reviewed and responded by emails to Matter 2017-0563 on November 8 & 13, 2017.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Staff Report - Hunters Point - PDMU-17-30ZP 12-14-17PC .pdf
Attachment:  ATTACHMENT 2 - MAPS.pdf
Attachment:  ATTACHMENT 3 - PSP (10-25-17).pdf
Attachment:  ATTACHMENT 4 - Project Narrative-10.9.17.pdf
Attachment:  ATTACHMENT 5 - Emergency Prepardness Plan.pdf
Attachment:  ATTACHMENT 6 - Traffic Impact Statement without appendices.pdf
Attachment:  ATTACHMENT 7 - School Report 11.17.17.pdf
Attachment:  ATTACHMENT 9 - Zoning Disclosure Affidavit.pdf
Attachment:  Attachment 10 - Newspaper Advertising.pdf