Manatee County Government Administrative Building First Floor Chambers January 11, 2018 - 9:30 am
REVISED January 11, 2018 Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #12

PDMU-96-01(G)(R10) Cooper Creek Center 20160401, Quasi-Judicial, Stephanie Moreland, Senior Planner

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information


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


   Bobbi Roy, Senior Planning & Zoning Tech/Planning Coordinator

   941-748-4501 ext. 6878

Action Requested


Based upon the staff report, evidence presented, comments made at the public hearing, the action of the Planning Commission, 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 ADOPT Manatee County Zoning Ordinance No. PDMU-96-01(G)(R-10) with Stipulations, amend and restate Ordinance No. PDMU-96-01(G)(R-9), RESTATE Special Approval previously granted for a project: 1) partially in an Entranceway; and 2) in Evers Reservoir Watershed Protection Overlay District;  Restate the Adopted Findings for Specific Approval previously granted for alternatives to LDC Sections 900.6.A.2  (formerly Section 737.5.1.1, - Required Buffer in Entranceway), Section 701.3.B (formerly Section 715.3.2.c.1.a – Buffer Zones) and Section 1005.7.C.1 (formerly 710. Location in required yards), as recommended by the Planning Commission.

(Commissioner Baugh)

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Background Discussion

• The Cooper Creek DRI is generally located in the northwest quadrant of I-75 and University Parkway, east side of Honore Avenue, Manatee County.  The site is in the MU (Mixed Use) and RES-6 (Residential, six dwelling units per acre) Future Land Use Categories (FLUCs).  The present zoning is PDMU/WP-E/ST (Planned Development Mixed Use/Evers Reservoir Watershed Protection/Special Treatment).  Total acreage 604± acres.
• The Cooper Creek Development predates to January 1986 when the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved a Development Order (R-85-236) for the Cooper Creek Center DRI for a Mixed-Use development on 604.68± acres.  Since 1986 there were many amendments approved to the General Development Plan.  The most recent approval (PDMU-96-01(G)(R-9) occurring on December 1, 2011.
• Currently, the Cooper Creek DRI is currently approved for 794,000 square feet of commercial space, 223,000 square feet of office space, 250 motel rooms, 20,000 square feet for a school and 767 residential units.
• Mr. Shawn Dressler, Kimley Horn and Associates, Inc., authorized agent for Dick Road-Blend-All Hotel Development, Inc. ET,AI (applicants) requests approval of the Revised General Development Plan for Cooper Creek Center DRI.  The request is accompanied with a companion revision to the DRI and Map H [Ord. 18-05, f.k.a 17-55) and is as follows:
1) Add an Equivalency Matrix;
2) An additional 135,033 square feet of Commercial for a total of 951,200 square feet; 
3) An additional 200,034 square feet of Office and/or school use for total of 378,700 square feet; 
4) An additional 150 hotel rooms for a total of 400 rooms;
5) An additional 250 residential units for a total of 1,017 units;
6) Modify street landscape buffer;
7) Replace Exhibit K with a new Master Sign Plan and
8) Other minor updates, previously granted legislative extensions, terminology changes, and revisions to reflect consistency with prior approved changes and/or the LDA;
• Analysis for the listed requests is detailed in the staff report.
• Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council reviewed the NOPC application. The TBRPC recommended approval on June 12, 2017.
• The Recommended Action states: “Indicate to Manatee County and the State Land Planning Agency that the proposal is presumed to create a Substantial Deviation, as defined above.  However, no further mitigation will be required upon incorporation of the above-referenced notations, as may be relevant and/or applicable, within the amended Development Order.”
• On December 14, 2017, by a vote of 4 – 1, the Planning Commission recommended approval. Mr. Rutledge and Mr. Conerly abstained. Mr. Horrigan voted nay stating it is unconscionable that we are putting so much density in this area without fixing transportation problems first. He finds this a conflict with the Comprehensive Plan and cannot in good conscience vote to approve anything that approves more traffic to roads until we fix road system in that area.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Sarah Schenk reviewed and responded by email on November 7, 2017.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please forward a copy of the executed document and letter from the Florida Department of State to bobbi.roy@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Staff Report - Cooper Creek GDP - PDMU-96-01GR10 - 1-11-18 BCC.pdf
Attachment:  1 - Staff Report Maps - Cooper Creek GDP - PDMU-96-01GR10 1-11-18 BCC.pdf
Attachment:  2 - Revised GDP Cooper Creek PDMU-96-01GR10 1-11-18 BCC.pdf
Attachment:  3 - Zoning Ordinance Cooper Creek GDP PDMU-96-01GR10 - 1-11-18 BCPC Update.pdf
Attachment:  4 - Newspaper Advertising - Cooper Creek GDP PDMU-9601GR10 - 1-11-18 BCC.pdf
Attachment:  5 - Public Comment - Cooper Creek GDP PDMU-96-01GR!0 011118 BCC.pdf