Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, 1st Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 1, 2014
May 1, 2014 Land Use
Agenda Item #4

PDR-13-40(Z)(G) - John Clendenon, Leslie Bass, Heidi May / 615 Upper Manatee River Road - DTS20130458 - B253 - 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, the action of the Planning Commission, 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-13-40(Z)(G); APPROVE the General Development Plan with Stipulations A.1-A.2, B.1-B.3, C.1-C.5 and D.1-D.7; GRANT Special Approval for a project: 1) in the UF-3 Future Land Use Category with a gross residential density exceeding one (1) dwelling unit per acre and 2) adjacent to a perennial lake or stream; ADOPT the Findings for Specific Approval; and GRANT Specific Approval of alternatives to Land Development Code Sections 714.8.7 (replacement trees) and 715.3.4 (one canopy tree every 50-linear feet) as recommended by the Planning Commission.

Commissioner Bustle

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Background Discussion

• Ms. Darenda Marvin, AICP, with Grimes Goebel Grimes Hawkins Gladfelter & Galvano PL, is requested approval of a Rezone and General Development Plan for 163 single family detached residences.  The site is approximately 64 acres located at 615 Upper Manatee River Road.

• The site is located in UF-3 (Establish the Urban Fringe – 3 dwelling units per gross acre).

• Special Approvals are required because the site is located adjacent to a perennial lake or stream (Gates Creek) and the project exceeds the gross residential density of 1 du/ac (2.54 du/ac).

• The minimum lot size is 50’x120’ (6000 SF); the rear yard width for the four (4) lots adjacent to the southern property line are approximately 100-feet wide, consistent with the larger lot A-1 development.

• The Applicant is meeting the minimum standards of the LDC with respect to roadway width (24’) and cul-de-sacs not exceed 800’ in length.

• Notes 18 and 20 on the Cover Sheet state that 5’ sidewalks will be constructed adjacent to Upper Manatee River Road and 117th Street East as well as sidewalks on both sides of the internal roadways.

• 27.11 acres (42%) are proposed for open space with open space/preservation areas scattered throughout the project.

• The site has 1.85 acres of wetlands and approximately 200 square feet are proposed for impact (roadway crossing Gates Creek).

• The subdivision proposes three points of access:  Upper Manatee River Road, 116th Street East (interneighborhood tie with Gates Creek Subdivision), and 117th Street East.  At this GDP stage, the Applicant is not certain if the roadways will be public or private.

• Staff requested and supports the Specific Approvals to reduce tree replacement sizes and one canopy tree per lot frontage.

• On April 10, 2014, by a vote of 6 – 0, the Planning Commission recommended approval.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
William Clague reviewed and responded by email on March 21, 2014.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please forward a copy of the executed document with the letter from the Florida Department of State 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 - 615 Upper Manatee River Road Rezone - PDR-13-40(Z)(G) - 5-01-14 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Staff Report - 615 Upper Manatee River Road PDR-13-40(Z)(G) - 5-01-14 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of newspaper advertising - 615 Upper Manatee River Road - PDR-13-40(Z)(G) - 5-1-14 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Ordinance 615 Upper Manatee River Road PDR-13-40(Z)(G) 5-1-14 BC .pdf
Attachment:  Site Plan - 615 Upper Manatee River Road Rezone - PDR-13-40(Z)(G) - 4-10-14 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Slideshow - Planner - 615 Upper Manatee River Road - PDR-13-40(Z)(G) - 05-01-14 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Zoning Disclosure Affidavits-615 UPPER MANATEE RIVER ROAD PDR-13-40(Z)(G) 05-01-14 BC.pdf