|Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 13, 2014|
Agenda Item #6
LDCT-14-05/Ordinance 14-49-DTS20140411-Manatee County Initiated Land Development Code Text Amendment-Chapter 7 Sections 714.8.7 and 715.34-Legislative-Joel Christian
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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 in accordance with Section 503 of the Land Development Code, I move to Recommend ADOPTION of Manatee County Ordinance 14-49, amending the Manatee County Land Development Code, as amended, as recommended staff.
Manatee County Comprehensive Plan
Manatee County Land Development Code
• Revise Section 714.8.7, Required Replacement Caliper Minimums, by changing the minimum caliper replacement tree to allow replacement tree sizes at 3”/4”/4” instead of 3”/5”/7”.
• Revise Section 715.3.4, Residential Street Trees, to allow:
• The above revisions have been made on a case by case basis with Planned Development applications through the Specific Approval process. Staff has been recommending the above revisions based on the following reasons:
? Section 714.8.7. Tree Replacement Alternatives.
Additionally, the 3 and 4 inch caliper sized tree establishes in the landscape in a much shorter period of time than trees ranging in size from 5 inch to 7 inch caliper. It takes about three and one-half months per caliper inch to establish a tree in the landscape. This results in an established 3 inch tree in less than one year versus two years for a seven inch tree. Smaller trees can begin to catch up in growth to the larger trees.
? Section 715.3.4. Residential Street Trees.
For proposed lots less than sixty feet in width, an intermediate sized tree may be used in order to fit within pavement and utilities and be sustainable. This is to tie into The Florida Friendly Landscaping™ principle of Right Plant, Right Place. Section 714.8.5 has language that replacement residential street trees are dependent on lot size. The recommended amendment specifies the size lot which may be planted with smaller, maturing trees.
• Staff recommends approval of the amendments as proposed.
County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)
Explanation of Other
Sarah Schenk reviewed and responded by email on 10-15-14
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Attachment: Staff Report-LDCT-14-05-Ord. 14-49-11-13-14 PC.pdf
Attachment: Ordinance 14-49-PC11-13-14 .pdf
Attachment: Copy of Newspaper Advertising - LDC Amend. - Trees - LDCT-14-05-Ord. 14-49 - Bradenton Herald - 11-13-14 PC.pdf
Attachment: Copy of Newspaper Advertising - LDC Amend. - Trees - LDCT-14-05 - Ord. 14-49 - Sarasota Herald Tribune - 11-13-14 P.pdf