Manatee County Government Administrative Building First Floor, Chambers November 2, 2017 - 9:00 a.m.
November 2, 2017 Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #17

Resolution R-17-077 - Gulfside Homes/Bowlees Creek, LLP/Blu Harbor (PDMU-16-02(P)/20160121) - Stephanie Moreland, Principal Planner

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information


   Stephanie Moreland, Principal Planner, 941-748-4501 ext. 3880


   Bobbi Roy, Senior Planning and Zoning Tech/Planning Coordinator

   941-748-4501 ext. 6878

Action Requested

Proposed Motion: (for Denial)

I move to adopt Resolution No. R-17-077 to deny Preliminary Site Plan Application No. PDMU-16-02(P) inclusive of all related requests for Special Approvals, Specific Approvals and Specific Findings for the requested additional height above 35 feet for four proposed buildings.

(Commissioner DiSabatino)

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Section 125.022(2), Florida Statutes

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan (the version of  the Comprehensive Plan in effect prior to the effective date of Ordinance No. 17-03 on October 16, 2017)

Land Development Code (the version of the LDC in effect prior to the date of adoption by the Board of proposed Ordinance No. 17-22)


Background Discussion
  • The Board held a duly noticed public hearing on Preliminary Site Plan Application No. PDMU-16-02(P) along with the accompanying applications for Special Approval and Specific Approval on June 1, 2017 (with such hearing being continued to enable the resolution of a pending legal challenge to August 3, 2017, September 7, 2017, October 5, 2017 and November 2, 2017).
  • The Board passed a motion on June 1, 2017 to continue the deliberation portion of the public hearing on Ordinance No. PDMU-16-02(P) to the next available Board Land Use meeting of August 3, 2017 to enable the preparation of findings to support the denial of this Preliminary Site Plan application pursuant to the Comprehensive Plan and the Land Development Code. The vote was 5 - 2 (Commissioners Jonsson and Baugh  voting no).
  • A pending legal challenge filed by the Applicants concluded with the issuance of a Final Order by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO) on October 16, 2017 (the appeal period is currently running).
  • Proposed Resolution No. 17-077 is for action by the Board to deny Preliminary Site Plan Application No. PDMU-16-02(P) inclusive of all related Special Approvals and Specific Approvals and sets forth the applicable Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Sarah Schenk prepared Resolution 17-077 attached to this memo.

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:  Blu Harbor Denial Resolution No 17-077.pdf
Attachment:  Exhibit A Legal Desciption.pdf
Attachment:  Comprehensive Plan Pages.pdf
Attachment:  Exparte Communication.pdf