Manatee County Government Administration Building 1st Floor Patricia M. Glass Chambers June 6, 2019 - 9:00 am
June 6, 2019 Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #13

PA-18-12/Ordinance 19-01 Lakewood Centre Addition (Large Scale Map Amendment) PLN1808-0066 - Legislative - Margaret Tusing, Planning Section Manager

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information


   Margaret Tusing, Planning Section Manager

   941-748-4501 ext. 6828


   Bobbi Roy, Senior Planning and Zoning Technician

   941-748-4501 ext. 6878

Action Requested


Based upon the evidence presented, comments made at the Public Hearing, the technical support documents, the action of the Planning Commission, 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-18-12/Ordinance 19-01, as recommended by the Planning Commission.

(Commissioner Baugh) 

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Florida Statutes Chapter 163, Part II

Background Discussion

• Ms. Darenda Marvin, AICP, with Grimes Goebel, et al, agent of the property owner, is requesting a Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map amendment (30.07± acres) from the existing future land use category of IL (Industrial-Light) to the MU-C (Mixed-Use Community) Future Land Use Classification and to establish a Subarea of R (Residential).

• The Plan Amendment site is located on the east side of Lakewood Ranch Boulevard, generally north of Wood Fern Trail, and approximately a ½ mile west of White Eagle Boulevard and a ½ mile south of Gatewood Drive, Bradenton, FL (Manatee County).

• With the adoption of the 1989 Comprehensive Plan, this site was impressed with the IL FLUC. Areas immediately to the south and east were impressed with the UF-3 (Urban Fringe) FLUC, ushering in the pattern of low and low-moderate density residential environment that came to the Lakewood Ranch area in the following decades. The current IL FLUC designation of the entire site has remained unchanged in the subsequent years.

• The proposed amendment site is zoned PDMU (Planned Development Mixed Use) and does not lie within any overlay or special treatment area. The site is part of a mixed-use subdivision known as Lakewood Ranch Commerce Park [PDMU-06-80(G)(R2)] with entitlements for 248,000 sq. ft. of commercial area, 228,300 sq. ft. of office space, and 882,000 sq. ft. of industrial area (residential uses are not allowed).

• The applicant has also submitted three (3) other applications related to this project that are subject to this plan amendment being adopted by the Board of Commissioners and becoming effective:
o PDMU-06-80(G)(R3) – Lakewood Ranch Commerce Park: Revision of the GDP to remove from the project area a total of 30.07± acres subject to the current map amendment.

o Ordinance 19-11 – Lakewood Centre Development of Regional Impact (DRI #27): Revision of the Development Order and Map H to add 30.07± acres to the project area and designate that land as a multi-family parcel, and

o PDMU-06-30(G)(R5) – Lakewood Centre GDP: Revision of the Zoning Ordinance and the General Development Plan to add 30.07± acres to the project area and designate that land as a multi-family parcel.

• The site is a vacant isolated parcel located on the southern portion of the Lakewood Ranch Commerce Park and separated from the remainder of the development by a substantial wetland system.
• The proposed land use amendment to MU-C/R is consistent and comparable with the residential development trends and patterns of the nearby area and its logical expansion, receiving advantages of the existing infrastructure and services (roadway network, utilities, county schools, libraries, fire and public safety).
• It appears that there are not native habitat nor endangered species within the project site.

• Staff recommends adoption.

• On March 14, 2019, by a vote of 7 – 0, the Planning Commission recommended transmittal.

• On April 4, 2019, by a vote of 7 – 0, the Board of County Commissioners transmitted the amendment to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

• By a letter dated May 3, 2019 (attached), the State Planning Agency stated they have completed their review under the expedited state review process and have no comments on the proposed amendment.

• By a letter dated May 10, 2019 (attached), the Florida Department of Transportation stated the amendment is not anticipated to create any additional adverse impacts on State and SIS transportation facilities and offer no comments but did offer a Technical Assistance Statement. The Technical Assistance Statement encourages the County to promote the use of multi-modal alternatives within the planning and development of communities that aid in mitigating potential transportation impacts, promote safety and economic development, and improve the quality of life for all communities in the County. FDOT recommends that sidewalks be included as part of the development plan to encourage connectivity and modal choice to the development, and provide safe access to the surrounding community, including schools. Additionally, the County should coordinate with the MCAT for the possible expansion of Routes 3 and 12 to include additional bus stops along SR 64 and SR 70 to serve area residents. 

• By email dated April 26, 2019 (attached), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has no comments, recommendations, or objections related to listed species and their habitat or other fish and wildlife resources.

• By a letter dated May 9, 2019 (attached), the Southwest Florida Water Management District indicated the amendment does not appear to result in any adverse regional water resource-related impacts and they are not forwarding any comments for consideration.

• By an email dated April 24, 2019 (attached), the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, submitted a summary log of amendments which states they have no comments or technical assistance comments on the amendment.

• By an email dated May 15, 2019 (attached), the Florida Department of Environmental Protection found no adverse impacts related to important state resources and facilities, specifically, air and water pollution, wetlands and other surface water of the state, federal and state-owned lands and interest in lands, including state parks, greenways and trails, conservation easements, solid waste and water and wastewater treatment.

• By a letter dated May 29, 2019, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has reviewed the amendment and have no comments regarding any potential adverse impacts to important state resources or facilities related to agricultural, aquacultural, or forestry resources.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Sarah Schenk reviewed and responded by email to Matter 20019-0109 on March 5, 2019.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please forward a copy of the executed document to bobbi.roy@mymanatee.org for timely 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 Lakewood Centre Addition PA-18-12 - Ord. 19-01 .pdf
Attachment:  2 - Maps and Aerials.pdf
Attachment:  3 - LEGAL DESCRIPTION.pdf
Attachment:  4 - Traffic Impact Statement.pdf
Attachment:  5 - Newspaper Advertising.pdf
Attachment:  6 - Agencies Comments.pdf
Attachment:  7 - Ordinance.pdf