BRADENTON -- At Thursday's Manatee County Land Use Meeting, commissioners approved over 2,200 residential dwellings in three projects, as well as a shopping plaza off Erie Road and U.S 301. Members also approved a future traffic map, but dominating the morning session was citizens giving public comment.
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER (Larry Bustle, Chairman)
INVOCATION (The commission does not endorse the religious beliefs of any speaker.)
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
REQUEST BY COMMISSIONERS (Items to be pulled from Consent Agenda)
CITIZEN COMMENTS (Consent Agenda Items Only)
Lee Redfern said that additional stipulations, along with revised motions and ordinances, ruin the quality of life for the rest of us.
Cortez citizen Linda Moto said there aren't any traffic studies for the proposed housing development on the former Manatee Fruit land. She said that there is a track counter tube across her street and noted that this is the summer when the traffic is quite low compared to the in-season months.
Terri Wonder said, "The additional traffic does not affect the islands only, the people in Trailer Estates and Bayshore Gardens are affected too. I adjure you to not approve these request."
Cortez citizen Joe Kane said that because of the insufficient impact fees, the citizens will be paying for the impact of developers like Carlos Beruff and Pat Neal. Kane said that if something isn't done, citizens could pay as much as $173 million from their pocket when it should come from the pocket of the developers.
Barbara Hines said that Carlos Beruff had everything he needed to continue with the approved plan on Long Bar Pointe, and now he is trying to destroy the fish breeding beds of the Cortez fishing industry.
Susanne Young said that there should not be any more coastal development; that since the '70s, rising sea level story has proven to be true. She said the commission needs to pay attention.
Ed Goff said that we don't have impact fees for our schools. He added that our county is in fiscal trouble and should not be turning away potential funding.
B. CONSENT AGENDA
C. ADVISORY BOARD APPOINTMENTS
SWEARING IN OF STAFF AND PUBLIC WISHING TO SPEAK
D. ADVERTISED PUBLIC HEARINGS (Presentations Upon
Building and Development Services
Attachment: Ordinance 14-10 - Peerage Land Company - PA-13-09 - 08-07-2014 BC.pdf -- Three of the adjacent land owners spoke to the commission with concerns of future flooding because the acreage has been cleared and the natural run-off is diverted to a large pipe, and some of the neighbor had cement debris pushed on to their property, Commissioners said they would have staff inspect before the item comes back for final approval -- Approved, Unanimous
Attachment: Slideshow- Planner - Buckhead Trails - PDMU-14-15(P) - 8-7-14 BC.pdf -- Commissioners questioned staff about where the county's responsibility starts and ends pertaining to the utilities, particularly the water lines. Commissioners also wanted to insure that notification went out to the applicant informing the 203 + acre, 532 dwelling project was in a Planned Development Mixed Use/North County Gateway Overlay Zoning District. Applicant Cargor Partners (Carlos Beruff of Medallion Homes) applied for a number of "specific approvals" (smaller tree size -- fewer trees -- and a reduced set-back) -- Approved, Unanimous.
Attachment: Ordinance - Snell - Z-14-01 - 08-07-2014 BC.pdf
Attachment: Slideshow - Planner - Snell - Z-14-01 - 08-07-2014 BC.pdf -- This parcel is located east of U.S. 41 N, 380 feet north of the intersection of U.S. 41 and 105th Street East Palmetto, zoned PDEZ (Planned Development Port Encouragement Zone).-- Approved, Unanimous
Attachment: EXHIBIT B - SKETCH AND DESCRIPTION.pdf
Attachment: Copy of Newspaper Advertising - Bradenton Herald - Eagle Pointe LDA - 8-7-14 BC.pdf -- This HBT Eagle Pointe project is located on the east side of Carter Road, north of Moccasin Wallow Road and south of Buckeye Road. The applicant has a request a Amended and Restated Local Development Agreement for a new Preliminary Site Plan for 1,600 residential units consisting of 740 single-family detached units, 260 single-family attached units, and 600 multi-family units -- a total increase of 528 lots from prior approval -- Approved, Unanimous
Attachment: Site Plan - PDR-13-41(P) - EaglePointe - 08-07-2014 BC.pdf -- This HBT of Eagle Pointe LLC/Eagle Pointe project is located on the east side of Carter Road, north of Moccasin Wallow Road and south of Buckeye Road. The Applicant is requesting Special Approvals and Specific Approvals for the proposed project. -- Approved, Unanimous, (full story)
Attachment: Site Plan - Creekside Commons Revised - PDC-04-38(P)(R) - 08-07-14 BC.pdf -- The request is for a Preliminary Site Plan for 300,000 square feet shopping center that includes an existing 15,374 square foot retail store (CVS), and the construction of a loop road north of the shopping center connecting US 301 to Erie Road.-- Approved, Unanimous
E. ADVERTISED PUBLIC HEARINGS (Presentation Scheduled)
Building and Development Services
Attachment: Site Plan - Amber Glen - PDR-14-02(Z)(G) - DTS 20140026 - 8-7-14 BC.pdf -- The applicant is requesting approval of a Rezone and General Development Plan for 54 single family detached residences. The site is approximately 18.40-acres located at 3208 49th Street East, Palmetto. -- Approved, Unanimous
Attachment: Copy of Newspaper Advertising - Sarasota - Traffic Map Series - PA-14-02 - 8-7-14 BC.pdf --The request is to update Traffic Map Series (Table 5-1) with possible reduction/increase in the number of lanes and adjustment in right-of-way requirements.
The amendment will include some road name changes and removal of a segment of 117th Street East, from 44th Avenue East to Gatewood Drive, and the deletion of two roadway segments, Kentucky Street and Broadway Avenue, east of U.S. 301, between University Pkwy and Tallevast Road. -- Approved, 5-1, DiSabatino dissent, and Whitmore absent. DiSabatino said, "Reducing the size of the road could create added expense if we had to buy additional right-of-way at a later date."
Attachment: Public Comment Letter - LDCT-14-04-Ord. 14-24 - Certified Lots - 08-07-2014 BC.pdf -- No vote
COMMISSIONER COMMENTS --
Chappi said FDOT is hosting a meeting on the Cortez bridge Aug. 28, at 4:30 p.m. at the St. Benard Church in Holmes Beach.
Bustle said he would like the commission to discuss changing the way citizen comments are structured. Most of the commission suggested to not do anything until it becomes a significant problem.
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