Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - July 29, 2014
July 29, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #90

FDOT Mitigation Project at Duette Preserve


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Charlie Hunsicker, Director, Parks and Natural Resources
Ext. 6001

Action Requested

Report only, no action required.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

F.S. 125

Background Discussion
  • The State of Florida has accelerated the construction of the diverging diamond interchange at I-75 and University Parkway.
  • This action in turn has accelerated the need to identify and construct environmental mitigation to offset the environmental impacts from the construction of the diverging diamond construction.
  • Manatee County was approached by FDOT to investigate options for environmental mitigation to take place on Manatee County property which would be consistent with our own environmental enhancement objectives in many of our preserve properties.
  • Manatee County is currently working with FDOT to identify over $2,000,000 of improvements to impacted wetlands at Duette Preserve in the Lake Manatee Watershed.
  • These improvements will have the net affect of improving both water quality and water quantity values in the Lake Manatee Watershed at Preserve at no cost to Manatee County taxpayers.
  • Full staff report is attached.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Report.pdf
Attachment:  map location_duette_fdot mit 20140610.pdf
Attachment:  map location_manatee_fdot mit 20140610.pdf
Attachment:  exh concept 70ac.pdf
Attachment:  sched cos_duette_fdot mit 20140505.pdf