Manatee County Administrative Center First Floor, Commission Chambers 9:00 a.m. - August 14, 2014
REVISED August 14, 2014 Planning Commission
Agenda Item #8

PDR-14-14(P) - Summer Woods - DTS20140052 - Quasi-Judicial - Shelley Hamilton


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Shelley Hamilton

Principal Planner

941-748-4501 ext. 6863

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 recommend APPROVAL of the Preliminary Site Plan PDR-14-14(P) with Stipulations A.1-A.3, B.1–B.6, C.1–C.6, D.1-D.2, and E.1; ADOPTION of the Findings for Special Approval for 1) a project for which gross residential density exceeds one dwelling unit per acre (Comprehensive Plan Policy; and 2) a project adjacent to a perennial lake or stream (Comprehensive Plan Policy; ADOPTION of the Findings for Specific Approval for an alternative to Land Development Code Sections 604.10.3.3(k) (to allow a smaller building setback for buildings, swimming pools, pool cages or other structures that could potentially conflict with buffer vegetation when adjacent to roadway and greenbelt buffers); Section 714.8.7 (to allow the installation of smaller diameter trees) and Section 715.3.4 (to allow one canopy tree per lot frontage instead of one tree per 50 linear feet), as recommended by staff.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Background Discussion

• Summer Woods Preservation, LLC has filed a Preliminary Site Plan (PDP) in an existing PDR (Planned Development – Residential) zone district.  The 268.14 + acre site is south of Moccasin Wallow Road and west of U.S. 301 N. in Manatee County.  The majority of the property was zoned PDR in 2007, with the remaining acreage rezoned to PDR in 2010.  In 2007, the property was granted approval for 302 residences (240 single family detached, 60 single family attached, and 2 single family semi-detached).  In 2010, an additional 260 units were granted approval.
• This request will adopt a new PSP.  The total number of residential units will not change with this new request, just the mix of residential unit types.
• The applicant is requesting Special Approval to allow:

1) The gross density to exceed 1 dwelling unit per acre; and
2) Adjacency to a perennial lake or stream.

• The applicant is requesting Specific Approval to allow:

1)  an alternative to LDC Section 604.10.3.3.(k) to allow an alternative to the required building setback for buildings, swimming pools, pool cages, and other structures that could conflict with buffer vegetation where lots are adjacent to roadway and greenbelt buffers;
2) an alternative to LDC Section 714.8.7 to allow installation of smaller diameter trees; and
3) an alternative to LDC Section 715.3.4 to allow one tree per lot frontage as opposed to 1 tree per 50 linear feet

• The site is in Flood Zones “X,” “AE,” and “A”; the developer will establish the Base Flood Elevation in the Zone “A.”
• Water and Sanitary Sewer will be provided; and

  • Staff recommends approval with stipulations.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
William Clague reviewed and responded by email on July 15, 2014

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Staff Report - Summer Woods - PDR-14-14(P) - 8-14-2014 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Special Approval Request - Summer Woods - PDR-14-14(P) - 8-14-2014 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Specific Approval Request - Summer Woods - PDR-14-14(P) - 8-14-2014 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Affidavit of AD - Sarasota Herald Tribune - Summer Woods - PDR-14-14(P) - 8-14-2014 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - Bradenton - Summer Woods - PDR-14-14(P). - 8-14-14 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Public Comment - Summer Woods - PDR-14-14(P) - 8-14-14 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Site Plan - Summer Woods - PDR-14-14(P) - 8-14-2014 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Maps - Future Land Use, Zoning and Aerial - Summer Woods - PDR-14-14(P) - 8-14-2014 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Additional information for update memo at PC.pdf