Manatee County Government Administrative Building First Floor, Commission Chambers June 2, 2016 - 9:00 a.m.
REVISED June 2, 2016 - Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #6

PA-16-02/Ordinance 16-13 - County Initiated Map Amendment Knights Inn Site - DTS20160124 - Legislative - Rossina Leider

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information


   Rossina Leider, Planner, 941-748-4501 ext. 6859


   Bobbi Roy, Planning Coordinator, 941-748-4501 ext. 6878

Action Requested


Based upon the evidence presented, comments made at the Public Hearing, the technical support documents, the action of the Planning Commission, and finding the request to be CONSISTENT with the Community Planning Act as codified in applicable portions of Chapter 163, Part II, Florida Statutes and the Manatee County Comprehensive Plan, I move to APPROVE Plan Amendment PA-16-02, as recommended by the Planning Commission.


Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Florida Statutes, Chapter 163, Part II

Background Discussion

• On 12/01/2015, the Board of County Commissioners authorized a County-initiated amendment to the Future Land Use Map (small scale map amendment) for the Knights Inn site from the existing future land use category of IL (Industrial – Light) to R/O/R  (Retail/Office/Residential).

• The Plan Amendment site contains approximately ±7.38 acres located on the east side of 1st Street East (aka US 41/US 301).

• The IL (Industrial – Light) future land use designation was impressed on several parcels along 1st Street East with the adoption of the 1989 Comprehensive Plan. Since then, certain parcels have amended the IL designation to R/O/R (Retail/Office/Residential) [Red Barn Flea Market] and P/SP(2) (Public/Semi Public) [Oasis Middle School – fka P.A.L.]. There are a few parcels remaining with the IL designation, Knights Inn site being one of them.

• The site is located within the Urban Core, the Urban Service Area, and the Southwest Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district in which redevelopment and revitalization have been encouraged to continue the vitality and economic prosperity of these areas. Additionally, staff is preparing amendments to the Land Development Code for Urban Corridors that would provide an increase in density and intensity for parcels along specific urban corridors including 1st Street East (amendments that are expected to go before the Board of County Commissioners by the third quarter of 2016).

• The area is served by utilities, county schools, roadway network, libraries, fire and public safety.  

• There are no jurisdictional wetlands, native habitat nor endangered species on the project site. 

• Staff recommends approval.

• On May 12, 2016, by a vote of 7 – 0, the Planning Commission recommended approval.

• A summary of the public comment heard at the May 12, 2016 Planning Commission public hearing is in the staff report attached to this memo.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Sarah Schenk reviewed and responded by email on April 19, 2016.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please forward a copy of the signed document to bobbi.roy@mymanatee.org for submittal to the Department of Economic Opportunity.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Maps - Future Land Use, Zoning and Aerials - Knights Inn Plan Amendment - PA-16-02.pdf
Attachment:  Staff Report - Knights Inn Comp Plan Amendment - PA-16-02.pdf
Attachment:  Traffic Impact Statement - Knights Inn Plan Amendment - PA-16-02.pdf
Attachment:  Affidavit of Publishing - Knights Inn Site - Plan Amendment - PA-16-02 - Ord. 16-13 - Sarasota Herald Tribune Display PA - 6-2-2016 BCC.pdf
Attachment:  Affidavit of Publishing - Knights Inn Site Plan Amendment - PA-16-02 - Ord. 16-13 - Bradenton Herald Display PA - 6-2-2016 BCC.pdf
Attachment:  ORDINANCE 16-13 - PA-16-02 - Knights Inn Site.pdf
Attachment:  Ordinance updated with full legal update memo for BCC.pdf