Manatee County Government Administrative Center First Floor, Chambers 9:00 a.m. - October 5, 2017
REVISED October 5, 2017 Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #13

PA-17-04/Ordinance 17-18 - Myara Property Joint Venture, LLC - 20170042 - MEPS519 - Legislative - Rossina Leider, Planner

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 and finding the request to be INCONSISTENT 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 NOT ADOPT Plan Amendment PA-17-04/Ordinance 17-18, as recommended by the Planning Commission.

(Commissioner Baugh)

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Chapter 163, Part II, Florida Statutes

Background Discussion

• Ms. Rachel Layton, AICP, ZNS Engineering, LC, agent for the property owner, is requesting an amendment to the Traffic Circulation Map Series (Map 5-B Future Traffic Circulation: Functional Classification,  Map 5-C Future Traffic Circulation: Right-of-Way Protection and Reservation, and Map 5-D Future Traffic Circulation: Number of Lanes) and Table 5-1, to delete a segment of Linger Lodge Road (Collector Roadway) between 93rd Street East (Oak Hammock Drive) and 99th Street East (Pine Meadow Way/Clubhouse Drive) from the future Traffic Circulation plan network and from the Traffic Circulation Map Series thereby the segment of Linger Lodge Road no longer being a planned county facility.
• Manatee County’s Traffic Circulation Map Series is a guiding document for development of an efficient and appropriate thoroughfare roadway network, which consists of the following traffic map series:
- MAP 5-A Existing Roadway Functional Classification – lists existing roadways.
- MAP 5-B 2035 Future Traffic Circulation Functional Classification – identifies future roadways as a collector, arterial or interstate.
- MAP 5-C 2035 Future Traffic Circulation Right of Way Protection and Reservation – identifies right-of-way needs, and
- MAP 5-D 2035 Future Traffic Circulation Number of Lanes – identifies maximum number of lanes.
• The connection of Linger Lodge Road to Clubhouse Drive to Lakewood Ranch Boulevard has been identified as a two-lane collector in the Comprehensive Plan since 1989. The segment proposed to be deleted is related to a current application [(PDR-15-30(Z)(P) – ESME I, LLC/ Myara Subdivision] to:
- Rezone approximately 13.71 acres on the northern portion of a 32.38 ±acre site (18.67 acres already zoned PDR) located west of 99th Street East (Pine Meadow Way) and Clubhouse Drive at 6804 99th Street East, Bradenton (Manatee County), from RSF-1/WP-E/ST (Residential Single-Family – one dwelling unit per acre/Watershed Protection Evers/Special Treatment Overlay Districts) to the PDR (Planned Development Residential) retaining the overlay districts (WP-E/ST), and
- Approve a Preliminary Site Plan for 32 single-family detached residences.
• The applicant provided a network alternatives analysis, environmental analysis, and construction costs analysis related to the application.  The analysis used a local street network –a circuitous route – along 93rd Street East, 65th Avenue East and 99th Street East to distribute traffic from Linger Lodge Road to Clubhouse Drive.
• It is the opinion of staff that the proposed plan amendment to delete a section of Linger Lodge Road between 93rd Street East (Oak Hammock Drive) and 99th Street East (Pine Meadow Way/Clubhouse Drive) is INCONSISTENT with the following sections, policies, and objectives of the Comprehensive Plan: 
- Section C.2.3.2 as it relates to a change of circumstances or an error, inconsistency, or oversight in the adopted plan that shall be demonstrated by the applicant.
- Section C.2.3.3 as it relates to that the goal, objective, policy, or map sought to be amended is no longer in the best interest of the public.
- Traffic Policy as it relates to protection of neighborhood environments in development of the long range road network.
- Traffic Policy as it relates to providing a thoroughfare network with adequate traffic circulation.
- Traffic Policy as it relates to development of a framework (“grid”) of thoroughfare roadways providing for connectivity.
- Traffic Policy as it relates to developing a thoroughfare network that can help reduce travel demands on the interstate system.
- Traffic Policy as it is related to avoid disturbance of neighborhood functions with external traffic.
- Objective 2.9.1 as it relates to promote connection and integration of community pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular systems to the larger county systems.
• On June 8, 2017, by a vote of 4 – 2, the Planning Commission recommended to not transmit the Plan Amendment. Mr. Horrigan was absent. Mr. Conerly voted nay stating he doesn’t see a benefit of having a roadway connection between two existing roadway networks. Mr. Rahn voted nay stating it is a big concern to him of the road going through a future Conservation Easement and this can open the County up to a liability down the road. 
• On August 3, 2017, by a vote of 4 – 3, to Transmit to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Commissioners Baugh, Benac and Trace voted nay. Commissioner Trace would like the road to remain for connectivity. Commissioner Benac stated she thinks we need the connection. We need roads and connectivity in this area. Commissioners represent the entire county whether you have a district or not. People have to get around and move about, roads are unpopular everywhere and connecting them is unpopular.
• An update regarding state agency comments is in staff report attached to this memo.
• Staff recommends that Linger Lodge Road remain as shown in the current adopted Comprehensive Plan, and DENY ADOPTION of the request.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Sarah Schenk reviewed and responded by emails to Matter 2017-0257 on May 17 & 18, 2017.

Reviewing Attorney

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

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Staff Report - Myara Joint Venture Comprehensive Plan Amendment - PA-17-04 Ord. 17-18.pdf
Attachment:  4.1 - Adopted Thoroughfare Table 5-1.pdf
Attachment:  4.2 - Revised Thoroughfare Table 5-1.pdf
Attachment:  5.1 - Adopted Thoroughfare Maps Future Traffic Circulation 5-B.pdf
Attachment:  5.2 - Adopted Thoroughfare Maps Future Traffic Circulation 5-C.pdf
Attachment:  5.3 - Adopted Thoroughfare Maps Future Traffic Circulation 5-D.pdf
Attachment:  5.4 - Future Traffic Map5B Revised Myara.pdf
Attachment:  5.5 - FutureTrafficMap5C Revised Myara.pdf
Attachment:  5.6 - Future Traffic Map5D Revised Myara.pdf
Attachment:  5.7 - Future Traffic Map 5-B Revised Myara ZOOM.pdf
Attachment:  5.8 - Future Traffic Map 5-C Right of Way Revised Myara ZOOM.pdf
Attachment:  5.9 - Future Traffic Map 5-D Revised Myara ZOOM.pdf
Attachment:  6 - Support Analysis provided by applicant.pdf
Attachment:  7 - Newspaper Advertising - Myara Comp Plan - PA-17-04 - Ord. 17-18.pdf
Attachment:  8 - Agency Comments - Myara Comp Plan - PA-17-04 - Ord. 17-18.pdf
Attachment:  9 - Ordinance.pdf
Attachment:  10 - Public Comments - Myara Property Comp Plan Amendment - PA-17-04 - Ord. 17-18.pdf