Manatee County Government Administrative Center First Floor, Chambers 9:00 a.m. - October 5, 2017
REVISED October 5, 2017 Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #14

PA-17-06/Ordinance 17-33 - City of Bradenton/Evers Reservoir - 20170200 - MEPS683 - 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, 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 TRANSMIT Plan Amendment PA-17-06, as recommended by the Planning Commission.

(Commissioner Baugh) 

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Background Discussion

• Ms. Darenda Marvin, AICP, with Grimes Goebel, et al, agent of the property owner, is requesting a Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map amendment (200.68± acres) from the existing future land use category of P/SP 1 (Public/Semi-Public 1) to RES-6 (Residential – 6 dwelling units per acre), and repealing the declaration of use for an off-line water reservoir contemplated under Policy

• The Plan Amendment site is vacant and located east of Lockwood Ridge Road (45th Street East), west of the Evers Reservoir, and north of Honore Avenue (Bradenton, Manatee County).

• The site is zoned PDR (Planned Development Residential – 157.1 acres) and A-1 (Suburban Agriculture – 43.58 acres), and within the WP-E (Watershed Protection Evers) and ST (Special Treatment) Overlay Districts.

• With the adoption of the 1989 Comprehensive Plan, several parcel in the nearby area of the site, inclusive its western parcel (157.10 acres) were impressed with the RES-6 (Residential - 6) future land use designation, since the eastern parcel (43.58 acres) was designated P/SP 1 (Public/Semi-Public 1) in order to allow for the City of Bradenton Reservoir (aka Evers Reservoir or Ward Lake). In 2010, the Board of County Commissioners approved a Future Land Use Map amendment (PA-10-17/Ord. 10-17) from RES-6 to P/SP 1 on the western parcel of the site to accommodate an off-line water reservoir. The current P/SP 1 FLUC designation of the entire site has remained unchanged in the subsequent years.  

• The City of Bradenton has determined this land is no longer necessary for the original intent of creation of an off-stream reservoir, since its construction cost will be nearly twice the initial estimate. As a result, the City abandoned the plan for the reservoir expansion, and permitted a new “Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR)” system to provide for subsurface storage of treated water in an area adjacent to the existing water treatment plan.

• The plan amendment site is located west of the Future Development Area Boundary (FDAB) and in an area of the County that is served by existing infrastructure (roadways and utilities) as well other services.

• The site contains approximately 178.5 acres of uplands, 2.22 acres of wetlands and 19.96 acres of areas designated as surface waters. There are no native habitat, nor endangered species on the project site.  

• Staff recommends transmittal. 

• On September 14, 2017, by a vote of 5 – 1, the Planning Commission recommended Transmittal. Mr. Bower was absent. Mr. Horrigan voted nay stating he would like to see more roadways going east/west and if we don’t ask for dedication now we can’t get it later.

• A summary of the public comments heard at the September 14, 2017 Planning Commission are 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 to Matter 2017-0443 on August 21, 2017.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please forward the original signed letter to Bobbi Roy/Building and Development Services Department 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 - Evers Reservoir - PA1706Ord1733 - 100517 BCC.pdf
Attachment:  2 - Evers Reservoir - PA1706Ord.1733 - 100517 BCC.pdf
Attachment:  3 - TIS - Evers Reservoir - PA1706Ord.1733 - 100517 BCC.pdf
Attachment:  4 - Newspaper Advertising - Evers Reservoir - PA1706Ord1733 - 100517 BCC.pdf
Attachment:  5 - Exhibit A Comp Plan Changes .pdf
Attachment:  6 - Transmittal Letter for DEO for Signature.pdf
Attachment:  7 - Public Comments - Evers Reservoir - PA1706Ord17.pdf
Attachment:  Public Comment - Ever Reservoir - PA-17-.pdf