Manatee County Government Administrative Building First Floor, Chambers June 1, 2017 - 9:00 a.m.
June 1, 2017 - Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #8

PA-17-03/Ordinance 17-17 - County Initiated Map Amendment Robin's Apartments - DTS20170043 - Legislative - Rossina Leider, Planner

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information


   Rossina Leider, Planner, 941-748-4501 ext. 6859


   Bobbi Roy, Planning Coordinator, 941-748-4501 ext. 6878

Action Requested


Based upon the evidence presented, comments made at the Public Hearing, the action of the Planning Commission, the technical support documents, and finding the request to be CONSISTENT with the Community Planning Act as codified in applicable portions of Chapter 163, Part II, Florida Statutes and the Manatee County Comprehensive Plan, I move to ADOPT Plan Amendment PA-17-03, as recommended by the Planning Commission.

(Commissioner Smith)

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Florida Statutes Chapter 163, Part II

Background Discussion

• The request at hand is for a large scale map amendment to amend the future land use map to change the entire subject property from the current IL and R/O/R designations to be entirely R/O/R. The Plan Amendment site contains approximately ±10.402 acres located on the east side of 1st Street East (aka US 41/US 301).

• On December 1, 2015, the Board of County Commissioners authorized a County-initiated amendment to the Future Land Use Map (small scale map amendment) for the Knights Inn site from the existing future land use category of IL (Industrial – Light) to R/O/R (Retail/Office/Residential).

• On May 12, 2016, Staff presented to the Planning Commission, a county initiated request for a small scale map amendment for the parcel, which requested an amendment to the future land use designation.

• Staff’s request identified the property as containing approximately ±7.38 acres and being the site of the existing Knights Inn hotel. The Planning Commission voted 7-0 to recommend adoption of the small scale map amendment.

• On June 2, 2016, Staff brought the request to the Board of County Commissioner, who voted 4-3 to adopt a small scale map amendment (PA-16-02 / Ordinance 16-03).

• On January 12, 2017, a privately initiated rezone request for the same property was scheduled to be brought before the Planning Commission, it was brought to Staff’s attention that there appeared to be an error in advertising in regards to the project acreage.

• The Applicant noted that Staff listed the project’s acreage as ±7.38 acres, while the Applicant had a survey which showed that the site was ±10.4 acres. Staff requested the rezone request be continued for a month to allow additional research.

• Staff discovered that the Manatee County Property Appraiser had the incorrect acreage listed, and noted that the acreage used for advertising for PA-16-02 and Ordinance 16-03 was incorrect as well, as it referenced the ±7.38 acre figure, and not the site’s entire ±10.402 acres.

• Staff is bringing forward a new county-initiated large scale map amendment which is intended to result in the repealing and replacing of PA-16-02 and Ordinance 16-03.

• The IL (Industrial – Light) future land use designation was impressed on several parcels along 1st Street East with the adoption of the 1989 Comprehensive Plan. Since then, certain parcels have amended the IL designation to R/O/R (Retail/Office/Residential) [Red Barn Flea Market] and P/SP(2) (Public/Semi Public) [Oasis Middle School – fka P.A.L.]. There are a few parcels remaining with the IL designation, the Robin’s Apartments site being one of them.

• The site is located within the Urban Core, the Urban Service Area, and the Southwest Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district in which redevelopment and revitalization have been encouraged to continue the vitality and economic prosperity of these areas. Additionally, staff is preparing amendments to the Land Development Code for Urban Corridors that would provide an increase in density and intensity for parcels along specific urban corridors including 1st Street East (amendments that are expected to go before the Board of County Commissioners by the third quarter of 2016).

• The area is served by utilities, county schools, roadway network, libraries, fire and public safety.  

• There are no jurisdictional wetlands, native habitat nor endangered species on the project site. 

• Staff recommends adoption.

• On March 9, 2017, by a vote of 7 – 0, the Planning Commission recommended Transmittal.

• On April 6, 2017, by a vote of 7 – 0, the Board of County Commissioners transmitted the amendments to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

• Staff received letters of no comments or no objections from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity on May 19, 2017, Florida Department of Transportation on May 22, 2017 and the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council on May 11, 2017.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Sarah Schenk reviewed and responded by email to Matter 2017-0064 on February 7 and 16, 2017.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please forward a copy of the signed document to bobbi.roy@mymanatee.org for distribution to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Staff Report - Robins Apts Comp Plan Amendment.pdf
Attachment:  Attachment 2 Staff Report Maps.pdf
Attachment:  Attachment 3 - Traffic Impact Statement.pdf
Attachment:  Attachment 4 - Boundary Survey.pdf
Attachment:  Attachment 5 - Newspaper Advertising.pdf
Attachment:  Attachment 6- Agency Comments.pdf
Attachment:  Attachment 7 - Ordinance 17-17.pdf