Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - July 28, 2015
REVISED July 28, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #44

Resolution R-15-114 Declaring a Public Hearing on August 25, 2015, at 9:00 a.m., to Consider an Application to Vacate Unimproved Platted Right-Of-Way at Carolina Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34243


Contact and/or Presenter Information

John Agostinelli, Division Manager, Property Acquisition, Property Management, Extension 3021

Larry Decker, Real Property Specialist, Property Acquisition, Property Management, Extension 6287

Action Requested

ADOPT Resolution R-15-114

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Florida Statutes, Section 336.09 et sec., Closing and Abandonment of Roads; Authority, and Section 336.10 et sec., Publication of Notice.

Manatee County Land Development Code, Section 911, Public Hearing requirements for Vacation of Streets, Roads, and other Appropriate Property.

Background Discussion
  • The Applicant, Blue Heaven Enterprises, LLC, is requesting vacation of a 31,900 square foot portion of unimproved platted right-of-way for development of a hydroponic garden and a produce store. This is one of two applications being submitted simultaneously by the applicant.
  • A pre-application meeting was held on February 7, 2014, with the Building and Development Services Department,  for a proposal to develop and convert the vacant land.
  • The unimproved platted right-of-way known as Carolina Avenue runs north and south and is bordered by Block 10 to the west and Block 9 to the east as shown on the plat of North Sarasota, recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 151, of the Public Records of Manatee County, Florida.
  • Jurisdictional Reviews were distributed to appropriate county departments and private utilities serving the area, and conditional responses were noted. All conditions have been addressed with no further objections.
  • The vacation complies with the pertinent Florida Statutes and Manatee County Land Development Code.
  • Manatee County's application fee of $800 has been paid. 
  • All expenses associated with the application will be paid by the applicant.

County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please provide a certified copy of the executed resolution to Larry Decker, Property Management, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, Suite 800, Bradenton, Florida 34205.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Resolution R-15-114 with Exhibit A.pdf
Attachment:  V-14-507 Carolina Avenue Application Package.pdf
Attachment:  Jurisdictional reviews-Carolina Avenue.pdf
Attachment:  Memorandum Carolina Avenue Vacation #V-14-507.pdf
Attachment:  Preapplication Comments Report.pdf
Attachment:  Plat Book 2, Page 151, North Sarasota.pdf
Attachment:  Univ Pkwy - BlueHeaven-CAROLINA ST RW Vac - Location Map.pdf