Manatee County Government Administrative Building 1st Floor Chambers January 8, 2015 - 9:00 a.m.
January 8, 2015 Land Use Agenda
Agenda Item #10

PDMU-14-22(Z)(P) - Kolter Acquisitions, LLC - Contract Purchaser - MBREO-FL Land, LLC and Stephany, Inc. - Owners - Trevesta FKA Pennington Park - DTS20140296 - 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. PDMU-14-22(Z)(P); APPROVE the Preliminary Site Plan with Stipulations A.1 – A.10, B.1, C.1 - C.3, and D.1 - D.6 ; GRANT Special Approval for a project: 1) in the UF-3 FLUC with a gross residential density exceeding one (1) dwelling unit per acre and a net residential density exceeding three (3) dwelling units per acre; 2) a non-residential project exceeding 30,000 square feet; and 3) any mixed use project (e.g., residential and commercial); ADOPT Specific Approval of Alternatives to Land Development Code Sections 710.1.4 (Multi-Family Parking Space Requirements), 714.8.7 (Tree Replacement Size), and 715.3.4 (One Canopy Tree Every 50 Linear Feet), as recommended by staff.



Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Background Discussion

• Mr. Donald Neu with Neu Consulting, LLC requesting approval of a Rezone and Preliminary Site Plan for 1,103 residential units consisting of 803 single-family detached and 300 multi-family and 100,000 square feet of neighborhood commercial/retail. The site is approximately 441 acres and is located south of 69th Street East (Erie Road), East of I-75 and north of the Florida Power & Light right-of-way.

• The site is located in the UF-3 (Urban Fringe - 3 dwelling units per gross acre) Future Land Use Category (FLUC).

• The following Special Approvals are required:

• Gross residential density exceeds 1 du/ac (2.50 du/ac)

• Net residential density exceeds 3 du/ac (3.31 du/ac)

• Nonresidential square footage exceeds 30,000 square feet

• Mixed-use project (residential and commercial) in the UF-3 FLUC

• The following Specific Approvals are requested:

• LDC Section 710.1.4 – Multi-Family – 1 Bedroom Units – Parking Space Reduction from 2 spaces/unit to 1.5 spaces/unit

• LDC Section 714.8.7 – Tree Replacement Sizes

• LDC Section 715.3.4 – One Canopy Tree every 50-linear feet

• The residential lot sizes vary from a minimum 40’x120’ (4800 SF) to 60’x120’ (7200 SF).

• The Applicant is meeting the minimum standards of the LDC with respect to roadway width (24’) and cul-de-sacs not exceeding 800’ in length without an emergency access.  The streets will be both public and private.  The private streets will be maintained by an HOA or other appropriate legal entity.

• Portions of the 60th Avenue East (Buffalo Road) extension will be constructed by the Applicant to provide access to the project phases.

• County potable water and waste water are available. 

• Sidewalks will be constructed on both sides of the local streets and 60th Avenue East extension.  The Applicant is constructing a 5-foot sidewalk on the south side of Erie Road and has agreed (in a Local Development Agreement) to construct approximately 550-feet of off-site sidewalk which will complete the connection between the project sidewalk and the existing sidewalk on the western boundary of the Fresh Meadows subdivision. 

• Approximately 234 acres (53%) are proposed for open space which is located throughout the project and 4-acres of recreational area centrally located which may include a pool, clubhouse, playground, play fields, gathering spaces, etc..  The multi-family recreational opportunities will be part of the multi-family development.

• The site has 75.52 acres of wetlands and impacts are proposed to 7.93 acres.  The wetland impacts are for necessary road alignment, lots, and stormwater facilities.

• The project will have access to Erie Road via 60th Avenue East, project Boulevard “P”, and the commercial driveway.

• Staff requested and supports the Specific Approvals to reduce tree replacement sizes and one canopy tree per lot frontage.   In addition, the Applicant is requesting Specific Approval to reduce the number of parking spaces for the multi-family 1 bedroom units from 2 spaces/unit to 1.5 spaces/unit.  Staff supports this Specific Approval request.

• Staff recommends approval with Stipulations.

• On December 11, 2014, by a vote of 4 – 1, the Planning Commission recommended denial of the project stating the project is inconsistent with the Manatee County Comprehensive Plan and Manatee County Land Development Code. Mr. Rutledge voted nay stating he was basing his vote on staff’s recommendation.

• A summary of the public comments heard at the December 11, 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 November 14, 2014.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please forward a copy of the executed document and letter from the Florida Department of State.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Maps - Future Land Use, Zoning and two Aerials - Trevesta.pdf
Attachment:  Staff Report-PDMU-14-22(Z)(P)-Trevesta (fka Pennington Park) 1-8-2015 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Specific Approval Request-PDMU-14-22(Z)(P)-Trevesta (fka Pennington Park)-1-8-15 BC .pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - Trevesta fka Pennington Parkn - PDMU-14-22(Z)(P) - Bradenton Herald - 12-8-2015 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - Trevesta fka Pennington Park - PDMU-14-22(Z)(P) - Sarasota Herald Tribune -1-8-2015 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Traffic Impact Analysis-PDMU-14-22(Z)(P)-Trevesta-1-8-15 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Large Project Analysis-PDMU-14-22(Z)(P)-Trevesta-12.pdf
Attachment:  Amended Preliminary Site Plan-PDMU-14-22(Z)(P)-Trevesta-15-01-08 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Slideshow - Planner - Trevesta - PDMU-14-22(Z)(P) - 1-8-2015 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Amended Preliminary Site Plan-PDMU-14-22(Z)(P)-Trevesta-15-01-08 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Ordinance Trevesta (fka Pennington Park) - PDMU-14-22(Z)(P) - 1-8-2015 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Public Comments-PDMU-14-22(Z)(P)-Trevesta (fka Pennington Park) 1-8-15 BC.pdf