Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - March 5, 2015
REVISED March 5, 2015 Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #2

PDR-14-24(P) - Heron Creek, Phase II - DTS20140382 - Quasi-Judicial - Shelley Hamilton

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information


   Shelley Hamilton

   Principal Planner

   941-748-4501 ext. 6863


   Bobbi Roy

   Planning Coordinator

   941-748-4501 ext. 6878

Action Requested


Based upon the staff report, evidence presented, comments made at the Public Hearing, the action of the Planning Commission, and finding the request to be CONSISTENT with the Manatee County Comprehensive Plan and the Manatee County Land Development Code, as conditioned herein, I move to ADOPT Manatee County Zoning Ordinance No. PDR-14-25(P); APPROVE the Preliminary Site Plan with Stipulations A.1, B.1, C.1 & C-2, D-1-D-7, E-1-E-6 and F.1; GRANT Special Approval for: 1) a project in the RES-6 Future Land Use Category for adjacency to a perennial stream, and 2) a project within an Entranceway; as recommended by the Planning Commission.


Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Background Discussion

• The applicants have filed this application to adopt a new Preliminary Site Plan (PSP) for Heron Creek, Phase II.  The proposal will allow an additional 10 lots over what is current approved (for a total of 45 lots) on 17.70 + acres located west of Ellen-Gillette Road.
• The property is currently zoned PDR (Planned Development Residential), and was rezoned in 1989, in conjunction with the property east of Ellenton-Gillette Road (Heron Creek, Phase I), to allow 131 lots at a density of 2.86 dwelling units per acre.  In 2006, the approval was amended to add 3.7 + acres of property and to amend the Preliminary Site Plan to allow 125 lots at a density of 2.54 dwelling units per acre gross and 2.65 dwelling units per acre net.  Again, this action in 2006 was in conjunction with the property east of Ellenton-Gillette Road and was proposed as a two phase development to be known as Heron Creek, Phases I and II.  Phase I of Heron Creek, east of Ellenton-Gillette Road, is currently underway with the development of 90 single family units.
• This amendment to the existing PSP will result in a gross density of 2.54 dwelling units per acre and a net density of 2.62 dwelling units per acre.
• The total open space calculation proposed is 37.5% (6.63 + acres).
• Special Approvals are needed to allow:

1) Adjacency to a perennial lake or stream; and
2) Adjacency to an “entranceway.”

• The site is in Flood Zones “X,” and “AE.”
• Water and Sanitary Sewer will be provided.
• Staff recommends approval with stipulations
• On February 12, 2015, by a vote of 5 – 0, the Planning Commission recommended approval.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Sarah Schenk reviewed and responded by email on January 14, 2015.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please forward a copy of the executed document and letter from the Florida Department of State to bobbi.roy@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Maps - Future Land Use, Zoning and two Aerials - Heron Creek, Phase II - PDR-14-24(P) - 3-5-15 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Staff Report-PDR-14-24(P)-Heron Crek, Phase II-0212-15.pdf
Attachment:  Traffic Impact Statement-Heron Creek, Phase II-PDR-14-24(P)-03-5-15 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - Heron Creek - PDR-14-24(P) - Sarasota Herald Tribune - 2-18-15.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - Heron Creek PDR-14-24(P) - Bradenton Herald - 3-5-15 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Ordinance - Heron Creek Phase II - PDR-14-24(P).pdf
Attachment:  Site Plan - Heron Creek Phase II - PDR-14-24(P) - 3-5-15 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Slideshow - Planner Heron Creek, Phase II - PDR-14-24(P) - 3-5-2015 BOCC.pdf