PLANNING COMMISSION Manatee County Government Administrative Center 1112 Manatee Avenue West First Floor, Commission Chambers, 9:00 A.M.
Revised - March 13, 2014 - Planning Commission Meeting
Agenda Item #4



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-13-39(Z)(P); APPROVAL of the Preliminary Site Plan with Stipulations A.1 - A.7, B.1 - B.2, and C.1; GRANTING Special Approval for a project; 1)  exceeding a gross density of one dwelling unit per acre in the UF-3 Future Land Use Category (FLUC); and 2) exceeding a net density of three dwelling units per acre in the UF-3 FLUC; ADOPTION of the Findings for Specific Approval; and GRANTING Specific Approval for an alternative to LDC Sections 714.8.7, and 715.3.4, as recommended by staff.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Background Discussion

•Katie LaBarr, Agent for Neal Communities of Southwest Florida, requests a rezone of 40.21± acres to PDR (Planned Development Residential) and approval of a Preliminary Site Plan for 120 lots for single-family detached residences, at the northeast corner of future White Eagle Boulevard (f.k.a. Pope Road) and a future segment of 44th Avenue East.

•The site is in the UF-3 (Urban Fringe - three dwelling units per acre) Future Land Use Category (FLUC).  Suburban or urban residential uses are listed in the range of potential uses for consideration for UF-3.  The proposed 120-lot residential single-family development at a gross density of 2.98 dwelling units per acre is consistent with the UF-3 FLUC.  Special Approval is required for a project with a gross density exceeding one dwelling unit per acre and a net density exceeding three dwelling units per acre in the UF-3 FLUC.

•Planned Development is the procedure required to acquire Special Approval.  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 site is currently zoned A.  The A zoning district allows one dwelling unit per five acres.
•0.67± acres is proposed for recreational acreage.  Recreational amenities include an amenity center and pool.

•The site has no wetlands or wetland buffers. 

•The site has access to the proposed 44th Avenue East which is on the 2030 Future Traffic Circulation Map Series as a four-lane arterial roadway. 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 44th Avenue East which will serve as the second means of access for 120 lots for single-family detached residences.   According to Transportation staff, this access point will provide full turning movement access.

•The construction of White Eagle Boulevard (f.k.a. Pope Road) is included in a Local Development Agreement (LDA 13-03 - Northwest Sector/Lakewood Centre) which indicates construction is to occur by an entity other than the applicant sometime in the future. 

•The applicant is proposing 24-foot wide private internal roadways.  The site design shows optional inter-neighborhood ties to the north and east if the adjacent properties are developed as future phases of the proposed subdivision.

•The site is within two miles of BD Gullett Elementary School.  In accordance with LDC Section 722.1.4.3, which requires sidewalks to be on both sides of the street when a project is within two miles of a school, the site plan shows five-foot wide sidewalks on both sides of the internal roadways and  along the west side of 44th Avenue East, adjacent to the property’s frontage.  This design furthers the intent of Manatee County Comprehensive Plan Policy and promotes development of pedestrian friendly designs.  No sidewalks are proposed along White Eagle Boulevard (not constructed).

•Staff has a concern that future residents residing on lots adjacent to 44th Avenue East may be subject to potential noise from vehicles traveling along this roadway.

•To address any potential noise impacts from 44th Avenue East, staff recommends the installation of a six-foot high solid decorative wall or fence with landscaping on the exterior side of the fence or enhanced landscaping in the buffer along 44th Avenue East. 

•The applicant requests Specific Approval for the following:

 -to reduce tree replacement sizes;
 -to 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 via email on 02/12/2014.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Maps - Future Land Use, Zoning and Aerial - Riker - PDR1339(Z)(P) - 03-13-2014 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Staff Report - Riker Subdivision - PDR-13-39(Z)(P) - B250 - DTS20130440 - 03-13-2014 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Special Approval Request - Riker - PDR-13-39(Z)(P) - B250 - dts20130440 - 03132014 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Specific Approval Request - Riker - PDR-13-39(Z)(P) - B250 - dts20130440 - 03132014 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Zoning Disclosure Affidavit - Riker - PDR-13-39(Z)(P) - B250 - dts20130440 - 03132014 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Traffic Impact Analysis - Riker - PDR1339(Z)(P) - 03-13-2014 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Adv - Riker - PDR1339(Z)(P) - 03-13-2014 PC.pdf
Attachment:  Site Plan - Riker - PDR1339(Z)(P) - 03-13-2014 PC.pdf
Attachment:  140313 Update Memo PC.pdf