Manatee County Government Administrative Center Patricia M. Glass Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - March 19, 2019
REVISED March 19, 2019 - Work Session
Agenda Item #2

Northwest County Plan - Preliminary Findings

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Geri Lopez, Director
Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity Department

Action Requested
Provide feedback to staff and consultants for continued analysis and recommendations for the Northwest County Plan.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
F.S. 125.045 County economic development powers

Background Discussion

On August 21, 2018, the Board authorized staff to proceed with engaging an engineering consultant to develop a Northwest County Plan to advise the County on what steps should be taken to achieve the successful economic development of the area with businesses and port-related uses. The purpose of the study is to examine all current efforts and make recommendations that will help the County achieve its goal for the area - to be an economic engine for the county and region.

A scope of services was developed and Stantec was selected to conduct the study under the County's Engineer of Record. The study includes a review of existing plans, infrastructure, and public workshops to gain stakeholder input. In addition, the scope includes identifying the market for potential growth and the infrastructure needed to accommodate that growth. The market analysis portion of the Plan is being conducted by a subconsultant, HR&A. 

As part of the work session presentation, the consultants will review the preliminary findings including the market analysis and opportunities and constraints. Staff and the consultants are seeking feedback from the Board on the preliminary findings and direction for continued analysis and recommendations to finalize the Northwest County Plan.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Northwest Manatee County BOCC Presentation Draft 3.12.2019 PM to Stantec - rev1-re.pdf
Attachment:  Follow Up Memo - Northwest County Plan.pdf