Manatee County Government Administrative Center First Floor, Commission Chambers 9:00 a.m. - January 3, 2013
January 3, 2013 Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #3

PDMU-12-06(G) - Village Square - DTS#20120156 - Quasi-Judicial - Kathleen Thompson

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Kathleen Thompson, AICP

Planning Manager

941-748-4501 ext. 6841

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 CONSISTENTwith the Manatee County Comprehensive Plan and the Manatee County Land Development Code, as conditioned herein, I move to ADOPT Manatee County Zoning Ordinance No. PDMU-12-06(G); APPROVE the General Development Plan with Stipulations A.1-A.3, B.1 and C.1-C.4; ADOPT the Findings for Specific Approval; and GRANT Specific Approval of an alternative to Section 714.8.7 (Tree Caliper) of the Land Development Code, as recommended by the Planning Commission.

Commissioner Bustle

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Background Discussion
  • The property, a triangular parcel approximately 5.07+/- acres, is located at the northeast intersection of US 301 North and 100th Drive East.
  • This triangular parcel, part of the overall approval of Harrison Ranch, received development approval for up to 38,000 sf of residential support/public uses. The site plan has since expired and now has PDMU zoning without a plan.
  • The applicant does not wish to pursue the residential support/public uses.
  • Instead, the applicant submitted a general development plan for 30,000 square feet for a range of office uses including business services, professional offices and medical offices. 
  • The site is within the RES-3 Future Land Use Category which allows consideration of medium retail and office commercial neighborhood serving uses, subject to commercial locational criteria.
  • This site does not meet commercial locational criteria as it is not located at the intersection of two thoroughfares. However, the Land Use Operative Provision E(4)(b) of the Comprehensive Plan provides exceptions to the commercial location criteria for small or medium commercial projects which are designated an “Appropriate Infill Commercial Project” by the BOCC.  
  • Staff reviewed the surrounding area for compatibility, timing, existing development patterns, types of land uses, transition between uses and intensity.
  • This parcel is in the middle of existing residential development, approved residential development and proposed commercial development. This site is the last remaining parcel in the immediate area without some type of development approval.
  • Staff finds the request can be considered an “appropriate infill commercial” project and recommends approval.
  • On December 13, 2012, by a vote of 6 – 0, the Planning Commission recommended approval.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please forward a copy of the executed document to Bobbi Roy / Building and Development Services Department.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Staff Report Village Square PDMU-12-06(G) - 1-3-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Maps - Future Land Use, Zoning and Aerial Village Square PDMU-12-06(G) 1-3-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Specific Approval Request Letter Village Square PDMU-12-06(G) - 1-3-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising Village Square PDMU-12-06(G) 1 -3 - 13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Public Comment Letter Village Square PDMU-12-06(G) - 1-3-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Ordinance Village Square PDMU-12-06(G) 1-3-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Site Plan Village Square PDMU-12-06(G) 1-3-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Slideshow Public Works - Village Square PDMU-12-06(G) 1-3-13 BC.pdf