Manatee County Government Administrative Building First Floor, Chambers April 13, 2017 - 9:00 am
REVISED April 13, 2017 - Planning Commission
Agenda Item #9

LDCT-17-02/Ordinance 17-22 - Land Development Code Text Amendment Airport Zoning - Legislative - Lisa Barrett, Planning Manager


Contact and/or Presenter Information


   Kelley Klepper, AICP, Kimley-Horn and Associates

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


   Bobbi Roy, Planning Coordinator, 941-748-4501 ext. 6878

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 in accordance with Section 341 of the Land Development Code, I recommend adoption of Ordinance 17-22, amending the Manatee County Land Development Code, as recommended by staff.


Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Background Discussion

• On March 2, 2017 the Board of County Commission approved Ordinance 17-03, Case Number PA-16-09 providing amendments to the Definitions and Future Land Use Element, Future Land Use Map Series, and Aviation Sub-Element of the Comprehensive Plan.  

• In 2016, the Florida Legislature adopted amendments to the Florida Statutes, Chapter 333 – Airport Zoning (House Bill 7061).  Chapter 333 addresses Airport Zoning, definitions and land use compatibility standards in and around public use airports (commercial and general aviation).  Per the Statute, local governments are required to update their airport zoning standards (regulations) by July 1, 2017. 

• As noted by FDOT (Florida Department of Transportation), the significant changes to Chapter 333 include the following:

? Definitions
? Shows new numbering of Part 77, subpart C (Standards for determining obstructions to air navigation, etc.)
? New criteria for FDOT evaluation of permit applications
? New criteria and processes for political subdivision’s airport zoning regulations
? Modifications to land use compatibility regulations
? Requirement for political subdivisions having land underlying Part     77 surfaces to have Interlocal Agreement or Joint Zoning Board for Airport Zoning
? Submittal requirements to the FDOT Aviation Office
? Repeal of certain sections

• The amendments to Chapter 4 – Zoning, specifically Section 403.2 relating to the Airport Impact (AI) Overlay Zoning District and its requirements, are consistent with and based on both the adopted Comprehensive Plan and F.S. 333.  As part of this Land Development Code Text Amendments, certain maps are required to be amended to reflect the new nomenclature and airport “surfaces” for areas in/around airports.  The airports include the Bradenton-Sarasota International Airport (SRQ), as well as other general aviation airports within and adjacent to Manatee County including Airport Manatee (48X) and Thomson Airfield (6FD7) which are also addressed per the updated Chapter 333, F.S. 

• Staff recommends approval of the amendments.

• UPDATE AFTER ADVERTISING: Reference to  Thomson Airport will be deleted from this LDC Text Amendment. Said update(s) will be stricken from all documents prior to the first Board of County Commissioners public hearing on May 4, 2017.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Sarah Schenk reviewed and responded by emails to Matter 2017-0110 on March 21, 22, 27 and April 4, 2017.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Staff Report - LDC Airport Zoning - Ordinance 17-22.pdf
Attachment:  Newspaper Advertising.pdf
Attachment:  Ordinance 17-22 - LDCT-17-02 - Airport Overlay Impact.pdf
Attachment:  Exhbit A-1 - Section 200 - Definitions (002) (003) 4.pdf
Attachment:  Exhbit A-2 Section 403.2 Strike Thru .pdf
Attachment:  Exhibit A-3 Ch4_Zoning_v66_FINAL_03312017 LB.pdf
Attachment:  Public Comment - LDCT-17-02Ord. 17-22 - Airport Overlay LDC Amendment.pdf