Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 7, 2015
REVISED May 7, 2015 Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #7

PDRV-14-29(P) - Timberlane RV Park - DTS20140521 - MEPS380 - Quasi-Judcial - Margaret Tusing

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information


   Margaret Tusing, Principal Planner, 941-748-4501 ext. 6828



   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. PDRV-14-29(P); APPROVE the Preliminary Site Plan with Stipulations A.1–A.4, B.1, C.1, D.1-D.3, and E.1; GRANT Special Approvals for: 1) a parcel located within the MU Future Land Use Category (Comprehensive Plan Policy; 2) adjacent to a perennial stream (Comprehensive Plan Policy – Cypress Strand); and 3) a parcel located within the Entranceway; ADOPT the Findings for Specific Approval; and GRANT Specific Approval for an alternative to Land Development Code Section 714.8.7 (Tree Replacement);  as recommended by the Planning Commission.


Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Background Discussion

1. Rachel W. Layton, AICP, ZNS Engineering, LC, agent for the owner, is requesting approval of a Preliminary Site Plan for Phase 2 of the Timberlane RV Park.  Phase 2 will add 41 RV spaces and 15 mobile home spaces.   When completed, the RV park will have a total of 105 spaces (88 RV spaces, 15 mobile home spaces, and 1 caretaker mobile home space and 1 caretaker apartment).

2. The Timberlane RV Park is located on 11.92± acres and is generally located south of S.R. 64 and east of I-75.  The project is within the MU (Mixed Use) FLUC.  The request is an expansion of an existing RV park.  Phase 1 (47 RV sites and 1 mobile home site) was completed in January 2015.  A proposed 5,000 square foot amenity center/storm shelter and caretaker’s apartment is currently under administrative review.

3. The LDC limits the number of RV sites to 12 sites/acre.  The project density is 8.81 gross RV sites/ac and 9.12 net RV sites/ac.  Both of these densities are below the LDC limitation of 12 RV sites/acre.

4. Special Approvals
• Project within the Entranceway
• Project located in the MU FLUC
• Adjacent to a Perennial Stream (Cypress Strand)
 Each of these Special Approvals were approved with the previous application and the  Phase 2 expansion does not affect staff support of these Special Approval requests.

5. Specific Approval - LDC Section 714.8.7 – Tree Replacement
 The Applicant is requesting that replacement trees located within the upland habitat  preservation area be 1.5” and 2”.  Staff supports this request because these trees will  require a shorter timeframe for establishment, will ultimately provide superior tree  canopy, and the smaller diameter trees will create less disturbance within the  preservation area at the time of installation.  The total inch calculation will be met by  providing more trees of a smaller diameter.

6. The project provides almost 40% open space (4.52± acres); exceeding the 25% requirement for projects located within the Entranceway.

7. On April 9, 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 on March 18, 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 FLU, Zoning and two Aerials- Timberlane RV Park - PDRV-14-29(P) - 05-07-15 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Staff Report-PDRV-14-29(P)-Timberlane RV Park-05-07-15 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Traffic Impact Statement - Timberlane RV Park - PDRV-14-29(P) - 05-07-15 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - Timberlane RV Park - PDRV-14-29(P) - Bradenton Herald - 5-7-15 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Ordinance - Timberlane RV Park - PDRV-14-29(P) - 5-7-15 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Site Plan - Timberlane RV Park - PDRV-14-29(P) - 5-7-15 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Request for Special and Specific Approval Letter-Timberlane RV Park- PDRV-14-29(P) - 5-7-15 BC .pdf
Attachment:  Affidavit of Publishing - 5-7-15 BC - PDRV-14-29(P) - Timberlane RV Park - DTS20140521 - MEPS380.pdf