Manatee County Government Administrative Building First Floor, Commission Chambers July 14, 2016 - 9:00 a.m.
July 14, 2016 - Planning Commission
Agenda Item #6

Z-16-04 - Tincher (Property Owner)/Bongart (Contract Purchaser)/The Ranch Assisted Living Facility - DTS20160180 - MEPS549 - Quasi-Judicial - Margaret Tusing


Contact and/or Presenter Information


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


   Bobbi Roy, 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, I move to recommend ADOPTION of Manatee County Zoning Ordinance No. Z-16-04, as recommended by staff.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Background Discussion

1.  Rachel Layton, AICP, agent for the owner, is requesting approval of a straight rezone from A (General Agriculture – 1 dwelling unit/5 acres) to A-1 (Agricultural Suburban – 1 dwelling unit/acre) for a 5.9-acre property generally located on the east side of Lorraine Road and commonly known as 4919 Lorraine Road, Bradenton.

2. The future land use category is RES-1 which permits a maximum gross density is 1 du/ac and the maximum net density is 2 du/acre; however, the A-1 zoning district requires a minimum lot size of 1-acre.  Consequently, if the proposed zoning of A-1 is approved, the maximum number of units that would be permitted on this property is 5 units.

3. The requested A-1 zoning is consistent with the existing development pattern and zoning of nearby properties and is a logical extension of the residential development pattern.  The proposed rezone may be considered a logical expansion of the agricultural zoning districts of A or A-1.  The proposed zoning district (A-1) allows for residential and residential support uses consistent with existing zoning and uses in the area.

4. The A-1 zoning district allows a variety of residential, residential support and limited non-residential uses. Each residential, residential support, and non-residential use has a required minimum lot size, a minimum lot width, minimum unit size, etc.  The range of uses permitted in the A-1 zoning district includes residential uses at a maximum density of 1 du/acre and a complement of residential support uses such as places of worship, day care centers, assisted living facilities, and educational facilities. 

5. This is a straight rezone request, there are no Special or Specific Approvals nor Staff Stipulations. 

6.  The allowable uses in the current A zoning and the requested A-1 zoning are very similar.  In a review of Table 4-1: Uses in Agriculture and Residential Districts, the A zoning district permits more intensive uses than the A-1 zoning district.  The proposed use of Assisted Living Facility, Small is a Special Permit in the A zoning and an Administrative Permit in the A-1 zoning.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Sarah Schenk reviewed and responded to Matter #2016-0487 by email on June 17, 2016.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Staff Report- The Ranch Assisted Living Facility - Z-16-04.pdf
Attachment:  ATTACHMENT 2 - Tincher Zoning-Aerial Exhibit.pdf
Attachment:  ATTACHMENT 3 - Email - School Report - Ranch Assisted Living.pdf
Attachment:  ATTACHMENT 4 - Zoning Disclosure (B-4) Bongart.pdf
Attachment:  ATTACHMENT 4 - Zoning Disclosure (B-4) Tincher.pdf
Attachment:  ATTACHMENT 5 - TIS TINCHER.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - The Ranch ALF - Z-16-04 - 20160180 - M549 - Bradenton Herald.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - The Ranch ALF - Z-16-04 - 20160180 - M549 - Sarasota Herald Tribune Line.pdf