Manatee County Government Administrative Building 1st Floor Chambers January 8, 2015 - 9:00 a.m.
January 8, 2015 Land Use Agenda
Agenda Item #9

PDC-14-12(P) - R and M General Partnership/Bayshore Crossings Mini-Storage - DTS20140118 - Quasi-Judicial - Continued from December 4, 2014 - 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. PDC-14-12(P); APPROVE the Preliminary Site Plan with Stipulations A.1 – A.2 and B.1; GRANT Special Approval for a non-residential project in the RES-16 Future Land Use Category exceeding 30,000 square feet of gross building area; ADOPT the Findings for Specific Approval; and GRANT Specific Approval of alternatives to Land Development Code Sections 603.11.4.3 (PDC – Yards and Setbacks), 704.47.2 (Mini-warehouses – Setbacks), 704.47.6 (Mini-warehouses – Landscaping), and 714.8.7 (Tree Replacement Size) as recommended by the Planning Commission.

(Commissioner DiSabatino)

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Background Discussion

1. Mr. Jerry Zoller, AIA, of Zoller Autrey Architects, agent for the owner, is requesting approval of a Preliminary Site Plan consisting of two phases.  Phase 1 is the conversion of an existing 32,198 square foot vacant grocery store and parking lot to a climate controlled self-storage and adding 21,223 square feet of exterior drive-up storage units.  Phase 2 is adding 3,820 square feet of exterior drive-up storage units.  The project total is 57,241 square feet of mini-storage.  The existing 26,272 square feet of shopping center uses will remain.  The total square feet of the renovated shopping center is 83,531 square feet.

2. Phase 2 will not be constructed unless the existing cross access easement with the property to the north is terminated/vacated.

3. The project is located at 6015 26th Street West and is in the RES-16 (Residential – 16 dwelling units per acre) Future Land Use Category. RES-16 allows consideration of mini-warehouse / storage at a maximum floor area ratio (FAR) of 0.35 and neighborhood retail uses at a maximum FAR of 0.25.  The combined FAR is 0.25.

4. Special Approvals:  Non-residential project in RES-16 exceeding 30,000 square feet of gross building area.  Staff supports this Special Approval request.

5. Specific Approvals: 
• PDC – Yards & Setbacks and Mini-Warehouse Setback.  This request is to reduce the required side yard setback on the north property line from 20’ (PDC) or 15’ (Mini-Warehouse) to 10’.  Staff supports this Specific Approval request.
• Mini-Warehouse Landscaping – Code requires 40 square feet of foundation landscaping per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area.  The amount of landscaping will be provided in alternate locations.  Staff supports this Specific Approval request.
• Tree Replacement Size – Staff is requesting and supporting this Specific Approval.

6. The project provides approximately 23% open space.  No additional impervious surface is proposed as part of this project.  Any new building construction will be within the existing parking lot.

7. Project access is from 26th Street West.  60th Avenue West access will be restricted to storage facility patrons only.
8.  On November 13, 2014, by a vote of 5 – 1, the Planning Commission recommended denial of the project. Mr. Bedford voted nay stating that this property has been vacant for a long time and should be developed to promote economy.
9. A summary of the public comments from the November 13, 2014 Planning Commission public hearing are 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 by email on September 15, 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

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Maps - Future Land Use, Zoning and two Aerials - Bayshore Crossings Mini-Storage - PDC-14-12(P) - 1-8-2015 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Specific Approval Letter-PDC-14-12(P)–R and M General Partnership Bayshore Crossings Mini-Storage .pdf
Attachment:  Traffic Impact Analysis--PDC-14-12(P)– Bayshore Crossings Mini-Storage.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - Bayshore Crossings Mini Storage - PDC-14-12(P) - Bradenton Herald - pdf.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - Bayshore Crossings Mini-Storage - PDC-14-12(P) - Sarasota Herald Tribune - .pdf
Attachment:  Public Comments - Bayshore Crossings Mini-Storage - PDC-14-12(P) - 1-8-2015 BCpdf.pdf
Attachment:  Site Plan--PDC-14-12(P)– Bayshore Crossings Mini-Storage - 1-8-2015 BCpdf.pdf
Attachment:  Slideshow - Planner - Bayshore Crossings Mini-Storage - PDC-14-12(P) - 1-8-2015BC.pdf
Attachment:  StaffReport- Bayshore Crossing Mini-Storage - PDC-14-12(P) - 1-8-2015 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Ordinance - Bayshore Crossings Mini-Storage - PDC-14-12(P).pdf