Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - February 4, 2016
REVISED February 4, 2016 - Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #8

PDR-15-12(P) - Stonecreek Homes, LLC/Rinascita Phase II - DTS20150230 - MEPS454 - Quasi-Judicial - Stephanie Moreland - Continued from January 7, 2016

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information


   Stephanie Moreland, Principal Planner, 941-748-4501 ext. 3880


   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 the Manatee County Land Development Code, as conditioned herein, I move to  APPROVE Preliminary Site Plan PDR-15-12(P) with Stipulations A.1-A.5, B.1–B.3, C.1-C.2, and D.1-D.2; GRANT Special Approval for a project: 1) exceeding a gross density of 4.5 dwelling units per acre in RES-6 Future Land Use Category (FLUC); 2) a project in the  Coastal Evacuation Area (CEA) Overlay District; and 3) a project in the CHHA (Coastal High Hazard Area) Overlay District; ADOPT the Findings for Specific Approval and GRANT Specific Approval for an alternative to Land Development Code Section 402.7.D.7 (reduced front yard setback to 20’) as recommended by the Planning Commission.


Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Background Discussion

• Ms. Rachel Layton, Agent, for Stone Creek Homes LLC, requests approval of a Preliminary Site Plan for 24 lots for single-family attached residences on a 4.78± acre site on the north side of Cortez Road, approximately ¼ mile west of Palma Sola Boulevard, at 9090 Cortez Road West, Bradenton.
• In 2004, the Board of County Commissioners approved a Preliminary Site Plan [PDR-03-42(P), Gulf View Park, LLC] for 44 multi-family units at a gross density of 9.21 dwelling units per acre in accordance with a Joint Stipulation and Order of Dismissal dated April 13, 1988.  That approval has since expired.
• The site is in Flood Zone AE with Base Flood Elevations of 10', 11' NAVD 1988 per FIRM Panel 12081C0284E, effective 3/17/2014.
• The site is in the CEA (Coastal Evacuation Area) and CHHA (Coastal High Hazard Area) Overlay Districts.  Special Approval is required per Manatee County Comprehensive Plan Policies and  
• The site is in Hurricane Evacuation Zone A.  Manatee County Emergency Management has reviewed the emergency preparedness plan to ensure compliance with the minimum criteria cited in the Comprehensive Management Plan.  An updated copy of the preparedness plan is required annually.   The nearest shelter is SeaBreeze Elementary at 1.9 miles from the site, approximately five minutes away.  
• The site is in the RES-6 (Residential – Six dwelling units per acre) Future Land Use Category (FLUC).  Suburban or urban residential uses are listed in the range of potential uses for consideration in RES-6 FLUC.  Special Approval is required for a gross density (5.02 dwelling units per acre) exceeding 4.5 dwelling units per acre in RES-6 FLUC.
• Planned development is the process required to acquire Special Approvals.
• The project will share access with the adjacent Cortez Subdivision (a.k.a Rinascita Phase One) to the west through a cross access agreement.  The existing gated access connects Cortez Road. The proposed internal cul-de-sac road is designed to connect to the main and only existing internal roadway in Phase One (to the west) and will provide frontage for the proposed single-family attached residences in Phase Two. The road will be privately owned and maintained.  There are no inter-neighborhood ties planned to the north and east.
• The proposed Preliminary Site Plan indicates the project’s sanitary sewer and potable water will be constructed to Manatee County standards and privately maintained. The projects water and reclaim water will be served by master meters. 
• There are no existing natural wetlands on the site only two areas of freshwater marsh which appear to have been created by the impounding of water, which resulted from the filling of adjacent parcels. The design shows a 0.84± acre stormwater pond to be constructed in the southern part of the site.
• 0.44± acres are proposed for recreational acreage.  Recreational amenities may include but shall not be limited to a pool, pool house, clubhouse, or nature trail.  The Preliminary Site Plan currently shows an amenity center to be reviewed at final site plan stage.
• The applicant requests Specific Approval to reduce the required front yard setback from 25 feet to 20 feet for front loaded garages. If Specific Approval is granted, the proposed setbacks will be as follows: Front yard; 20 feet, Side yard; 0 feet/8 feet and Rear yard; 10 feet. 
• Schools servicing this site are Seabreeze Elementary, Sugg Middle and Bayshore High.  The School District of Manatee County indicates there is sufficient capacity to support the proposed project in School Service Area 4. 
• Five foot wide sidewalks are proposed on both sides of the interior roadway and north side of Cortez Road along the property’s frontage.  
• Staff recommends approval with stipulations.
• On December 10, 2015 the Planning Commission recommended approval.
• A summary of the public comments at the December 10, 2015 Planning Commission public hearing are in the staff report attached to this memo.
• A stipulation was added at the Planning Commission to address the concerns of residents of Phase I regarding construction traffic in their neighborhood.
• On January 7, 2016, by a vote of 5 – 1, the Board of County Commissioners continued the public hearing to February 4, 2016.
• A summary of the public comments heard at the January 7, 2016 Board of County Commissioners 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 by email.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please forward a copy of the executed document to bobbi.roy@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Maps - Zonning, FLU, and Aerials - Rinascita Phase II - PDR-15-12.pdf
Attachment:  Staff Report- Rinascita Phase II - PDR-15-12(P) - 2-4-16 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Special and Specific Apporval - Rinascita Phase II - PDR-15-12(P).pdf
Attachment:  Affidavit of Publishing - Rinascita Phase II - PDR-15-12(P) - 20150230 - MEPS454 - Sarasota Herald Tribune line ad - 1-7-16 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Affidavit of Publishing - Rinascita Phase II - PDR-15-12(P) - DTS20150230 - MEPS454 - Bradenton Herald Line - 1-7-16 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Letter from Emergency Managment - Rinascita Phase II.pdf
Attachment:  Traffic Impact Statement - Rinascita Phase II - PDR-15-12(P) .pdf
Attachment:  Supplemental Information from Applicant - Correspondence with FDOT.pdf
Attachment:  Supplemental Information from Applicant - Response to BOCC Concerns.pdf
Attachment:  Preliminary Site Plan - Rinascita Phase II - PDR-15-12(P).pdf
Attachment:  Ordinance - Rinascita Phase II - PDR-15-12(P) - 2-4-16BCC.pdf
Attachment:  Public Comments - Rinascita Phase II - PDR-15-12(P).pdf
Attachment:  Public Comments for Update Memo - Rinascita Phase II - PDR-15-12(P).pdf
Attachment:  Public Comments for Update Memo 2 - Rinascita Phase II - PDR-15-12(P) - 2-4-16 BCC.pdf