Manatee County Government Administrative Center First Floor, Commission Chambers 9:00 a.m. - January 3, 2013
REVISED January 3, 2013 Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #8

PDC-12-09(Z)(P) - Butler - Race Trac - Lena Road - DTS20120305 - Quasi-Judicial - Stephanie Moreland

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Stephanie Moreland


941-748-4501 ext. 3880

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. PDR-12-09(Z)(P); APPROVE the Preliminary Site Plan with Stipulations A.1-A.5 and B.1-B.2; GRANT Special approval for: 1) a project within a Mixed Use Future Land Use Category; and 2) Entranceways; ADOPT the Findings for Specific Approval; and GRANT Specific Approval for alternatives to LDC Sections 714.8.7, 715.3.1.d and 715.3.1.g, as recommended by the Planning Commission.

Commissioner Baugh

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Background Discussion
  •  The vacant 2.75± acre site has approximately 400 feet of frontage along S.R.64 East and 300 feet along Lena Road.   The site is in an Entranceway.
  • The site is in the MU (Mixed Use) Future Land Use Category (FLUC).  The MU FLUC lists retail commercial in the range of potential uses for consideration.   All projects within the MU FLUC require Special Approval.  The rezone to PDC is the procedure to acquire Special Approval.  Developments in the MU FLUC are not required to meet standards for commercial locational criteria.
  • The site is currently zoned A-1and does not permit retail commercial. 
  • The proposed PDC zoning permits (with Board approval) a mix of commercial retail and service uses.   A rezone to PDC is compatible and consistent with the MU FLUC. 
  • The design shows one off-site entrance connecting S.R. 64 East and two entrances on Lena Road.  Cross access is proposed to the west and south.  Additionally, the site plan shows one building, a large canopy over gas pumps and parking in the front and east sides of the building.  Six-foot wide sidewalks exist along S.R. 64 East.  Pedestrian crosswalks are proposed to extend from S.R. 64 East to the buildings.  Sidewalks are proposed along Lena Road.
  • There will be perimeter and interior landscaping around vehicle use areas, as well as, landscaping in accordance with LDC Section 715 in perimeter and roadway buffers. 
  • The project is in the X Flood zone Category. There are no wetlands or wetland buffer impacts proposed.
  • There are no known historic or archaeological resources on the site.
  • The applicant requests Specific Approval for the following:
      • An elimination of a part of the southern buffer because of the shared driveway with the adjacent property.
      • Smaller replacement tree sizes.
      • More than ten consecutive parking spaces without a landscaped island.
  • This project will serve a rapidly developing area in east county.  Heritage Harbor is to the north and Greenfield Plantation Subdivision is to the north and northeast, across S.R. 64 E., and Maple Grove Estates Subdivision is to the south.  
  • Staff recommends approval with stipulations.
  • On December 13, 2012, by a vote of 6 – 0, the Planning Commission recommended approval. A public comment summary from the December 13, 2012 Planning Commisison public hearing is in the staff report attached to this memo.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Written Comments available from Sarah Schenk.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
 Please forward a copy of the executed document to Bobbi Roy / Building and Development Services Department.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Maps - Future Land Use, Zoning and Aerial - Race Trac Lena Road - PDC-12-09(Z)(P) - 01-03-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Staff Report - Race Trac Lena Road - PDC-12-09(Z)(P) - 01-03-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - Race Trac Lena Road - PDC-12-09(Z(P) - 01-03-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Letter requesting Specific Approval - Race Trac Lena Road - PDC-12-09(Z)(P) - 01-03-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Zoning Disclosure Affidavit - Race Trac Lena Road - PDC-12-09(Z)(P) - 01-03-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Ordinance - Race Trac Lena Road - PDC-12-09(Z)(P) - 01-03-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Slideshow - Planner - Race Trac Lena Road - PDC-12-09(Z)(P) - 01-03-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Site Plan - Race Trac Lena Road - PDC-12-09(Z)(P) - 01-03-13 BC.pdf