|Manatee County Government Administrative Building 1st Floor Chambers January 8, 2015 - 9:00 a.m.|
Agenda Item #5
LDCT-14-05/Ordinance 15-05(fka14-49) - Land Development Code Text Amendment - Legislative - Joel Christian
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I move to ADOPT Ordinance 15-05(fka14-49), amending Sections 714, 714.8, 714.8.7, 715 and 715.3.4 of the Manatee County Land Development Code as consistent with the Manatee County Comprehensive Plan, as recommended by the Planning Commission.
Manatee County Comprehensive Plan
Manatee County Land Development Code
• Revise Section 714.8.7, Required Replacement Caliper Minimums, by changing the minimum caliper replacement tree to allow replacement tree sizes at 3”/4”/4” instead of 3”/5”/7”.
• Revise Section 715.3.4, Residential Street Trees, to allow:
• The above revisions have been made on a case by case basis with Planned Development applications through the Specific Approval process. Staff has been recommending the above revisions based on the following reasons:
? Section 714.8.7. Tree Replacement Alternatives.
Additionally, the 3 and 4 inch caliper sized tree establishes in the landscape in a much shorter period of time than trees ranging in size from 5 inch to 7 inch caliper. It takes about three and one-half months per caliper inch to establish a tree in the landscape. This results in an established 3 inch tree in less than one year versus two years for a seven inch tree. Smaller trees can begin to catch up in growth to the larger trees.
? Section 715.3.4. Residential Street Trees.
For proposed lots less than sixty feet in width, an intermediate sized tree may be used in order to fit within pavement and utilities and be sustainable. This is to tie into The Florida Friendly Landscaping™ principle of Right Plant, Right Place. Section 714.8.5 has language that replacement residential street trees are dependent on lot size. The recommended amendment specifies the size lot which may be planted with smaller, maturing trees.
• Staff recommends approval of the amendments as proposed.
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Sarah Schenk reviewed and responded by email on October 15, 2014.
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Attachment: Staff Report - LDCT14-05 - Ord. 14-49 - LDC Text Amendment - 1-8-2015 BC.pdf
Attachment: Copy of Newspaper Advertising - Ordinance 15-05 fka 14-49 - Trees - Bradenton Herald - 1-8-2015 BC.pdf
Attachment: Copy of Newspaper Advertising - Ordinance 15-05 fka 14-49 - Trees - Sarasota Herald Tribune - 1-8-2015 BC.pdf
Attachment: Ordinance 15-05 fka 14-49 - Trees 1-8-2015 BC.pdf