Manatee County Administrative Center First Floor, Commission Chambers 9:00 a.m. - August 14, 2014
REVISED August 14, 2014 Planning Commission
Agenda Item #6

PDR-14-11(P) - Magnolia Ridge at Mote Ranch - DTS20140113 - Quasi-Judicial - Rossina Leider


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Rossina Leider


941-748-4501 ext. 6859

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 ADOPTION of Manatee County Zoning Ordinance No. PDR-14-11(P); APPROVAL of the Preliminary Site Plan with Stipulations A.1-A.4,  B.1-B.7, C.1-C.8, and D.1; GRANTING Special Approval for a project : 1) within the Watershed  Protection Evers Overlay District, 2) within the Special Treatment Overlay District, 3) adjacent to a perennial stream, and 4) with habitable structures located within the 25-year floodplain; ADOPTION of the Findings for Specific Approval; and GRANTING Specific Approval of alternatives to Sections 714.8.7, 715.3.4, 715.3.2.1, and 907.7.3 of the Land Development Code, as recommended by staff.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Background Discussion

• The 8.96± acre vacant site is located on the south side of Honore Avenue, approximately one mile east of Lockwood Ridge Road

• The site is zoned PDR/WP-E/ST (Planned Development Residential/Watershed Protection/Special Treatment Overlay Districts) and within the RES-6 (Residential – six dwelling units per acre) Future Land Use Category (FLUC).

• In 1982, the site was rezone from A1/WP/ST (Suburban Agriculture/Watershed Protection/Special Treatment Overlay Districts) to PDR/WP/ST zoning district, as part of the rezoning and approval of a Conceptual Development Plan for 465 acres (Z-81-55 fka PDR-81-05 – Mote Ranch).

• The current request is to approve a Preliminary Site Plan for a maximum of 14 single-family detached lots. The Preliminary Site Plan proposes:
- One access point from Honore Avenue, an arterial roadway.
- Lots located along both sides of a 24 feet wide internal roadway (50 feet wide public right-of-way), which has terminus in a cul-de-sac.
- A minimum lot size of 6,450 sq. ft. (55’ x 117’).
- A gross and net density of 1.56 and 3.21 dwelling units per acre respectively.
- A 15-foot wide roadway buffer along Honore Avenue right-of-way. The applicant requests Specific Approval to reduce the width of the buffer from 20 feet to 15 feet since the site is constrained by natural features and the lots will be separated at least 110 feet from the drive lanes.
-  A 15-foot wide greenbelt landscape buffer along the west property boundary. To the east, and south there is existing vegetation within a wooded conservation easement area that provide natural buffer.
- 5-foot wide sidewalk along one side of the internal roadway (there is an existing 5 feet wide sidewalk along Honore Avenue).
- Stormwater management and floodplain compensation area which is located in the west portion of the site. 
- More than 66% of the site designate as open space (5.96 acres) which exceeds the minimum requirement for a project within the Watershed Overlay District. Non recreational acreage or amenities are provided.
- No impacts to wetland (3.0 acres) or wetland buffers.

• The site is located entirely within the Braden River Watershed, and the Coastal Planning Area. It lies in Zone AE (100-year floodplain) with a base flood elevation of 10.1’ NAVD 1988 determined per FIRM 12081C0340E, effective 03/17/2014, and partially within the Manatee County 25-year floodplain. Also, the site is adjacent to Rattlesnake Slough, and “No-Rise Certification” shall be required for any encroachment, including fill, within the regulatory floodway of Rattlesnake Slough.

• Special Approval is required to be granted by the Board of County Commissioners, through the planned development process, for a project:
- Within the Braden River Watershed (Evers Reservoir Watershed Protection and Special Treatment Overlay Districts).
- Adjacent to a perennial stream (Rattlesnake Slough).
- With improvements (roads, lots, habitable structures, etc) within the Manatee County 25-year floodplain.

• The applicant requests Specific Approval to: 
- Reduced replacement tree sizes (LDC Section 714.8.7)
- To allow one canopy tree per lot frontage (LDC Section 715.3.4)
-    Reduced roadway buffer width (LDC Section 715.3.2.1)
- To deviate from lot shape requirements (LDC Section 907.7.3)

• Staff supports all requested Specific Approvals. Staff recommends approval of this request, with stipulations.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Sarah Schenk reviewed and responded by email on July 7, 2014.

Reviewing Attorney

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Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Maps - Future Land Use, Zoning and Aerial - PDR-14-11 - MagnoliaRidge - 081414 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Staff Report - Magnolia Ridge at Mote Ranch - PDR-14-11(P) - 8-14-2014 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Specific Approval Request - Magnolia Ridge at Mote Ranch - PDR-14-11(P) - 8-14-2014 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Traffic Impact Statement - Magnolia Ridge at Mote Ranch - PDR-14-11(P).pdf
Attachment:  Affidavit of Ad - Sarasota Herald Tribune - Magnolia Ridge at Mote Ranch - PDR-14-11(P) - 8-14-2014 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - Bradenton - Magnolia Ridge at Mote Ranch - PDR-14-11(P) - 8-14-14 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Site Plan - Magnolia Ridge at Mote Ranch - PDR-14-11(P) - 8-14-2014 PC.pdf