Manatee County Government Center First Floor, Chambers Work Session 8:30 A.M. - Meeting 9:00 A.M.
March 12, 2015 Planning Commission Agenda
Agenda Item #5

Ordinance 15-14 (fka 14-45)-Robinson Gateway DRI#29-Quasi-Judicial-Stephanie Moreland


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Contact and Presenter:

Stephanie Moreland

Principal Planner

941 748 4501  ext. 3880


Sonia Zambrano

Senior Planning Technician

941 748 4501  ext. 6207

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, the Manatee County Land Development Code, and Section 380.06, Florida Statutes, and 9J-2.02 F.A.C., subject to the conditions of approval established in the Development Order, I move to recommend APPROVAL of DRI #29 and ADOPTION of Ordinance No. 15-14, as recommended by staff. 

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Background Discussion
Robinson Gateway Development of Regional Impact (DRI) is proposed on the east side of I-75, north side of Moccasin Wallow Road and west side of Carter Road, approximately two miles south of the Hillsborough County line.  The site is in a designated entranceway of Manatee County.
Mr. Edward Vogler, MW, Gateway Development, LLC, authorized agent for Robinson Land Holdings Joint Venture, filed an Application for Development Approval (ADA) for a Development of Regional Impact (DRI) to allow a single-phased mixed-use development.  Uses proposed include; 542 residential units (320 single-family attached lots and 222 multi-family units, 900,000 square feet of retail space, 600,000 square feet of office space, 1,750 seats or 130,680 square feet movie theatre, and 350 rooms or 219,800 square feet for hotel(s). 
The Buildout date is December 31, 2025 and expiration date is December 31, 2026.
The request is accompanied with a Zoning Ordinance (rezone from A-1 to PDMU) and General Development Plan which are presented concurrently for approval. 
The 288 acre site was previously a tree farm and nursery.  Two small office buildings (to be demolished) exist today. There is a Florida Power and Light transmission line easement crossing the western part of the site. 
The 2020 Manatee County Comprehensive Plan designates the site as MU (Mixed Use), UF-3 (Urban Fringe-three dwelling units per acre), and P/SP-1(Public/Semi-Public-1) on the Future Land Use Map. 
The project was reviewed by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council.  The council recommended approval (October 13, 2014) of the ADA with conditions included in the Development Order.
Staff recommends approval.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Sarah Schenk reviewed and responded by email on 10/17/2014 and 2/18/2015

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Staff Report-Ordinance 15-14 (fka 14-45)-Robinson Gateway DRI-03-12-15PC.pdf
Attachment:  DRI#271-Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council Final Report-03-12-15 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Ordinance 15-14 (fka 14-45)-Robinson Gateway-03-12-15PC.pdf
Attachment:  Public Comment Letter-Ordinance 15-14 (fka 14-45)-Robinson Gateway DRI#29-03-12-15 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Map H-Ord. 15-14 (fka14-45)-RobinsonGateway DRI #29-03-12-15 PC.pdf
Attachment:  FLU, Zoning, Aerial Maps-Ordinance 15-14-Robinson Gateway DRI#29-03-12-15 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Traffic Impact Analysis-Ordinance 15-14 (fka 14-45)-Robinson Gateway DRI-03-12-15PC.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising- Robinson Gateway DRI29-Ord. 15-14 fka 14-45-Sarasota Herald Tribune-03-12-15PC.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising-Robinson Gateway DRI29-Ordinance 15-14 fka 14-45-Bradenton Herald-03-12-15 PC.pdf