Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 21, 2016
REVISED - June 21, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #53

PA-16-01/Ordinance 16-07 - Urban Corridors Plan Amendment - Legislative - Lisa Barrett

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

   Lisa Barrett, Planning Manager, 941-748-4501, ext. 6884

   Bobbi Roy, Planning Coordinator, 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 TRANSMIT Plan Amendment PA-16-01, as recommended by the Planning Commission.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Land Development Code

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Background Discussion
  • Since the late 1990’s, new development has been generally focused east of Interstate 75 and Southwest County has been in a slow, but steady decline in terms of indicators such as property values, average household income levels, and other factors in comparison to the overall county. The age of infrastructure, housing, code enforcement cases, crime, and numbers of rental properties in established neighborhoods have been increasing over the years.
  • These trends have been recognized in various plans, studies, and by the public for over a decade. The current land development regulations (Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code) do not accommodate the needs of these older and established urban areas. The existing regulations prescribe “suburban” types of uses and development pattern, making infill, development, and redevelopment in these areas more difficult and more expensive than other areas of the county.
  • The main focus of the amendments is to improve opportunities for infill, redevelopment, and development along the major corridors. The project scope does not include residential subdivisions or existing neighborhoods, just the lands along major corridors in Southwest County’s Urban Service Area. These major corridors include portions of the Tamiami Trail, 15th Street East, 53rd Ave/SR 70, Cortez Road, Manatee Avenue West, and 1st Street within the Urban Service Area of the County.
  • The proposed amendments generally provide greater flexibility in the regulations, allow for moderate increases in density and intensity of development, and allow residential and mixed-use development patterns to occur along the corridors.
  • Staff recommends transmittal of the plan amendments.
  • On June 9, 2016, by a vote of 6-1, the Planning Commission recommended approval revising Map M to the Manatee Avenue Corridor to end at 75th Street West. Mr. Bower voted nay stating he is not opposed to the motion but would like to see more, such as deleting sections of the map on Manatee Avenue and Cortez Road west of 34th Street West to the Island.
  • A summary of the public comments heard at the June 9, 2016, Planning Commission public hearing are in the staff report attached to this memo.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Sarah Schenk reviewed and responded to Matter #2016-0316 by email.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please forward the original signed letter to Bobbi Roy, Building and Development Services.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Staff Report - PA-06-01-Ordinance 16-07 Comp Plan Amendment Urban Corridors.pdf
Attachment:  Ordinance 16-07 - PA-16-01 - Urban Corridors Comp Plan Amendment - 6-21-2016 BCC.pdf
Attachment:  Ordinance 16-07 - Exhibit A - Maps.pdf
Attachment:  Ordinance 16-07 - Exhibit B.pdf
Attachment:  Ordinance 16-07 - Exhibit C.pdf
Attachment:  School Report Letter.pdf
Attachment:  Staff Report Attachment 12 - Public Comments.pdf
Attachment:  Staff Report Attachment 13 - Assessment Report 12012015.pdf
Attachment:  Staff Report Attachment 14 - Appendix A - Manatee Council of Government.pdf
Attachment:  Staff Report Attachment 14 - Appendix B - 2010 FINAL ONE BAY VISION BROCHURE.pdf
Attachment:  Staff Report Attachment 14 - Appendix B - ONE BAY General Overview & Findings RAT 12-17-08.pdf
Attachment:  Staff Report Attachment 14 - Appendix B - ONE-BAY_FACTSHEET_July 2009.pdf
Attachment:  Staff Report Attachment 14 - Appendix B - Outcome Report ManateeCounty.pdf
Attachment:  Staff Report Attachment 14 - Appendix C- How Will We Grow Report 021113_hi res graphics.pdf
Attachment:  Staff Report Attachment 14 - Appendix D - ULI FINALManateeCounty_PanelReport.pdf
Attachment:  Staff Report Attachment 14 - Appendix E 1 of 2 .pdf
Attachment:  Staff Report Attachment 14 - Appendix E 2 of 2.pdf
Attachment:  Attach 14 - Sarasota Herald Tribune.pdf
Attachment:  Attach 16 - Bradenton Herald.pdf
Attachment:  Staff Report Attachment 16 - Letter for DEO for signature.pdf
Attachment:  Staff Report Attachment 14 - Additional study Sierra club.pdf
Attachment:  Public Comment Letter - E Marshall.pdf