Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 17, 2014
REVISED June 17, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #15

Convention Center Property - Comprehensive Plan Amendment


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Elliott Falcione, Executive Director, Convention and Visitors Bureau, ext. 5913

Action Requested
Authorize the County Administrator or his designee to initiate a Comprehensive Plan Amendment and to file associated land development applications with the City of Palmetto for the Manatee County Convention Center Property.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Florida Statutes 163, Part II

Background Discussion
  • On August 2, 2012, the Board of County Commissioners directed staff to pursue an RFP for hotel development.
  • CVB is working with community stakeholders to determine the best way to go to the marketplace for a competitive process for hotel developers.
  • Staff requests the Board of County Commission to authorize the County Administrator or designee to submit, on behalf of Manatee County, application for a Comprehensive Plan Amendment and associated land use applications for the Manatee County Convention Center Property located within the City of Palmetto at 1 Haben Boulevard.
  • The current future land use category does not permit a hotel/motel use on the site.
  • The amendment is needed to better facilitate the County‚Äôs position to pursue hotel development on the site. 
  • The County Attorney's Office has advised that the Board adopt this as the Board of County Commissioners as well as the Civic Center Authority.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Sarah Schenk, Assistant County Attorney, has reviewed this item.

Reviewing Attorney

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