Manatee County Government Administrative Center Manatee Room, Fourth Floor 1:30 p.m. - September 15, 2015
September 15, 2015 - Afternoon Work Session
Agenda Item #5

Southwest County Improvement District (SWTIF) - Neighborhood Wellness Strategy

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Cheri Coryea, Director of Neighborhood Services Department
Karen Stewart, Economic Development Division Manager
Debbie DeLeon, Neighborhood Services Coordinator

Action Requested

Report on the status of the SWTIF Neighborhood Improvement Program, Neighborhood Wellness Strategy.

No action required.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Ordinance # 14-28, Establishment of the Southwest County Improvement District Trust Fund

Background Discussion
  • The Southwest County Improvement District was established by Ordinance #14-28 on June 3, 2014, for the use of redevelopment activities in the Southwest portion of Manatee County. 
  • At a work session in February of 2015, the Neighborhood Improvement Program was presented to the Board for review and the Bayshore Area was selected as a pilot area for the development of the process by which neighborhoods are assessed for potential future redevelopment activities.
  • The Neighborhood Wellness Strategy, an element of the Neighborhood Improvement Program, has been developed by a team of professional staff within various departments using research from many different county and cities across the country.
  • Using the Bayshore Area as a pilot, the Neighborhood Wellness Strategy sets the stage for the creation of a prescription for redevelopment concepts in the area using both existing resources and considering future resources.
  • It is the recommendation that this strategy be used through the SWTIF and in other areas of Manatee County where appropriate.
  • Staff is also in the early stages of the creation of the Business Improvement Program for the SWTIF.  An update of the timeline will be discussed.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Maintain work session documents for the record

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Southwest TIF 82300206XX

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Annual Budget Allocations based on Projects and available revenue

Attachment:  Ordinance #14-28 SWTIF.pdf
Attachment:  NH Wellness Strategy 7-1-Docs.pdf