Manatee County Government Administrative Center First Floor, Chambers October 9, 2014 9:00 a.m.
REVISED October 9, 2014 Planning Commission
Agenda Item #5

PDR-14-13(Z)(P)-Palmer Oaks, LC-Mandarin Grove Subdivision-DTS20140119-Quasi-Judicial-Stephanie Moreland


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Stephanie Moreland

Principal Planner

941-748-4501  ext. 3880

Action Requested


Based upon the staff report, evidence presented, comments made at the Public Hearing, 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 recommend ADOPTION of Manatee County Zoning Ordinance No. PDR-14-13(Z)(P); APPROVAL of the Preliminary Site Plan with Stipulations A.1-A.5, B.1-B.2, and C.1-C.8; ADOPTION of the Findings for Specific Approval; and GRANTING Specific Approval for alternatives to LDC Sections,  714.8.7 (replacement trees), and 715.3.4 (one canopy tree per lot) of the Land Development Code, as recommended by staff.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Background Discussion

• The 95.84± acre site is on the east side of Bud Rhoden Road, and southeast of Chapman Road in North County.

• On August 24, 2004, the Board of County Commissioners rezoned the site from A (General Agriculture-one dwelling unit per five acres) to RSF-4.5 (Residential Single Family-4.5 dwelling units per acre).

• The current request is to rezone a 95.84± acre site to PDR (Planned Development Residential) and approve a Preliminary Site Plan for 301 lots for single-family detached residences. 

• The site is in the RES-6 (Residential-six dwelling units per acre) Future Land Use Category (FLUC) which allows consideration of suburban or urban residential uses in the range of potential uses.  The proposed gross density of 3.14 dwelling units per acre is consistent with the RES-6 FLUC. 

• The current RSF-4.5 zoning district allows a maximum of 4.5 dwelling units per acre, a minimum lot width of 70 feet and lot size of 7,000 square feet.  Setbacks are as follows: front yard; 20 feet, side yards; 8 feet, and rear yard; 20 feet.  

• The proposed PDR zoning provides greater flexibility for the project when establishing appropriate buffers and setbacks to help mitigate any potential adverse impacts on the surrounding neighborhood.

• The minimum lot size proposed for the PDR zoning district is 6,500 square feet and lot width of 55 feet.  Proposed setbacks are:  front yard – 23 feet/20 feet, side yards - 5 feet, and rear yard - 15 feet.
• The site has 8.56± acres of wetlands and wetland buffers.  There are no impacts to the wetlands.

• LDC Section 712.2.8 requires a second means of access for residential developments or parts of phases containing more than one hundred residential dwelling units.  The project is designed to have a gated boulevard entrance (two lanes on either side of a 22 foot wide median) connecting a two-lane arterial section of Bud Rhoden Road which will serve as the second means of access for 301 lots.   According to Transportation staff, this access point will provide full turning movement access.

• The applicant is proposing 24-foot wide private internal roadways. No inter-neighborhood ties are proposed.

• Staff has a concern that future residents residing on lots adjacent to Bud Rhoden Road may be subject to potential noise from vehicles traveling along this roadway. To address any potential noise impacts from Bud Rhoden Road, the design indicates a six-foot high decorative opaque fence, with landscaping on the exterior side of the fence, is to be installed along Bud Rhoden Road. 

• Staff supports the applicant’s requests for Specific Approval to reduce tree replacement sizes and allow one canopy tree per lot.

• Staff recommends approval with stipulations.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Sarah Schenk reviewed and responded by email on September 15, 2014

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Maps FLU-Zoning-Aerial-PDR-14-13(Z)(P)-Palmer Oaks, LC-Mandarin Grove Subdivision 10-09-14 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Request of Specific Approval-PDR-14-13(Z)(P)-Palmer Oaks, LC-Mandarin Grove Subdivision 10-09-14 PC .pdf
Attachment:  Traffic Impact Analysis & Approved Letter-PDR-14-13(Z)(P)-Palmer Oaks, LC-Mandarin Grove Subdivision 10-09-14 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - PDR-14-13(Z)(P) - Mandarin Grove - Bradenton Herald - 10-9-2014 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - PDR-14-13(Z)(P) - Mandarin Grove - Sarasota Herald Tribune - 10-9-2014 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Site Plan-PDR-14-13(Z)(P)-Palmer Oaks, LC-Mandarin Grove Subdivision 10-09-14 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Staff Report-PDR-14-13(Z)(P)-Palmer Oaks, LC-Mandarin Grove Subdivision 10-09-14 PC.pdf