Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - March 6, 2014
March 6, 2014 Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #5

PDR-13-35(P) - Woodbrook II - DTS20130359 - B231 - Quasi-Judicial - Margaret Tusing

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Margaret Tusing

Principal Planner

941-748-4501 ext. 6828

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, as conditioned herein, I move to ADOPT Manatee County Zoning Ordinance No. PDR-13-35(P); APPROVE the Preliminary Site Plan with Stipulations A.1, B.1-B.2, C.1 - C.5, D.1-D.3, E.1-E.5 and F.1; GRANT Special Approval for a project: 1) in the Evers Watershed Overlay District, and 2) adjacent to a perennial stream; ADOPT the Findings for Specific Approval; and Approve Specific Approval of alternatives to Land Development Code Sections 702.6.7 (agricultural setback) and 714.8.7 (replacement trees); as recommended by the Planning Commission, subject to the approval of the Reimbursement Agreement.

Commissioner DiSabatino

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Land Development Code

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Background Discussion

• Ms. Katie LaBarr with Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. (agent) is requesting approval of a Rezone and Preliminary Site Plan for 77 single-family detached residences.  The site is approximately 54 acres (vacant) located south of Whitfield Avenue and north of The Trails Subdivision.

• The site is located in RES-6 (Residential, 6 dwelling units per gross acre) Future Land Use Category (FLUC).  The proposed gross density is 1.43 dwelling units per acre.

• Special Approvals are required because the site is located within the Evers Watershed Overlay District and is adjacent to Rattlesnake Slough, a perennial stream.  Planned Development is the process necessary to achieve Special Approval.  A 50% reduction to the calculated pre-development flow rate directly or indirectly into Rattlesnake Slough will be provided in addition to 150% of the normally required stormwater quality treatment.

• 33.38 Acres (62%) is proposed for open space and 0.33 acres is proposed for recreational amenities consisting of a meandering nature trail and benches.

• The site has 8.10 acres of wetlands.  Impact acreage is 0.97 acres.  The 0.97 acres of wetland impacts are to highly degraded remnant wetlands.

• The School Board of Manatee County indicates that there is sufficient capacity for an approximate increase of 28 students.  The schools serving this project are:  Kinnan Elementary, Harllee Middle, and Southeast High.

• The subdivision is proposed to have private streets and a gated community; there is no opportunity for inter-neighborhood ties.

• The existing 120-foot right-of-way for Tuttle Avenue will be relocated as a part of this project.  The Applicant is responsible for constructing two-lanes of the future four-lane boulevard section.  The Tuttle Avenue construction will be a public/private partnership and will provide connectivity to the north and south by providing the missing link of Tuttle Avenue.

• Staff recommends and supports the Applicant’s requests for Specific Approvals to reduce tree replacement sizes and reducing the setback adjacent to active agricultural operations.

• On February 13, 2014, by a vote of 7 – 0, the Planning Commission recommended approval.

• A summary of the public comments heard at the February 13, 2014 Planning Commission are in the staff report attached to the memo.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
William Clague reviewed and responded.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please forward a copy of the executed document to bobbi.roy@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Maps - Future Land Use, Zoning, and Aerial - Woodbrook II - PDR-13-35(P) - 3-6-14 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Request for Specific Approval - Woodbrook II - PDR-13-35(P) - 03-06-14 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Request for Special Approval - Woodbrook II - PDR-13-35(P) - 03-06-14 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Traffic Impact Statement - Woodbrook II - PDR-13-35(P) - 03-06-14 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - Woodbrook II - PDR-13-35(P) - 03-06-14 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Public Comment - Woodbrook II - PDR-13-35(P) - 03-06-14 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Site Plan - Woodbrook II - PDR-13-35(P) - 03-06-14BC.pdf
Attachment:  Slideshow - Planner - Woodbrook II - PDR-13-35(P) - 3-6-14 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Staff Report - Woodbrook II - PDR-13-35(P) - 3-6-14 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Ordinance - Woodbrook II - PDR-13-35(P) - 3-6-14 BC.pdf