Manatee County Administrative Center First Floor, Commission Chambers 9:00 a.m. - August 14, 2014
REVISED August 14, 2014 Planning Commission
Agenda Item #2

Z-14-02 - Manatee County School Board Rezone - MEPS313 - DTS20140244 - Quasi-Judicial - Stephanie Moreland


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Stephanie Moreland

Principal Planner

941-748-4501 ext. 3880

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, I move to recommend ADOPTION of Manatee County Zoning Ordinance No. Z-14-02, as recommended by staff.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Background Discussion

• The vacant 10± acres site is on the northeast corner of Caruso Road and S.R. 70 East in Bradenton.  The site is a division of a 147± acre parcel. 

• The site is in the R/O/R Future land Use Category (FLUC).  The intent of the R/O/R FLUC is to provide for a broad range of commercial, office, and residential uses as listed in Comprehensive Plan Policy

• The intent of the proposed GC zoning district is to provide for a variety of commercial retail uses and services. GC zoning is consistent with the R/O/R Future Land Use Category.

• The current A zoning district is intended to preserve agricultural lands and allow for other uses consistent with agricultural operations.  The A zoning district limits commercial retail uses to farm equipment and  supply establishments, while commercial service uses are limited to veterinary clinics, bed and breakfast, funeral home/chapel and lawn care /landscaping establishments.

• The site is in an area where commercial zoning and uses are already established.  Policies and (2) of the Comprehensive Plan require commercial sites be large enough to accommodate the building and provide adequate setbacks, buffers, access points, parking, and loading areas.  The site exceeds the minimum lot area (7,500 sq. ft.) required for the GC zoning district.

• At time of development, future structures will be required to comply with LDC Figure 6-2 (Schedule of Area, Height, Bulk and Placement Regulations).  Additionally, any structures erected on the site will be required to meet a 25-foot front yard setback along S.R. 70 and Caruso Road. 

• The site is within 1,000 feet of two functionally classified roadways designated as Collector or higher.  Therefore, the site meets commercial locational criteria and is eligible to be considered for commercial zoning.  Furthermore, properties within the R/O/R FLUC are not required to achieve compliance with the commercial locational criteria (Comprehensive Plan Policies and

• Staff recommends approval.

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

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Attachment:  Maps - Future Land Use, Zoning and Aerial - Z-14-02 - Blackrock Comm SR70 - 081414 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Staff Report - Blackrock Commercial - Z-14-02 - 8-14-2014 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Zoning Disclosure Affidavit - Blackrock Commercial - Z-14-02 - 8-14-2014 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Affidavit of AD - Sarasota - MC School Board Rezone - Z-14-02 - 8-14-2014 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - Bradenton - MC School Board Blackrock Commercial - Z-14-02- 8-14-14 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Traffic Impact Statement - Blackrock Commercial - Z-14-02 - 8-14-2014 PC.pdf