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Commissioners to hear requests for 1,141 new residences


BRADENTON - A common complaint expressed in public meetings of late has been that government officials are approving rezoning requests for new housing when there are so many houses in foreclosure, for sale or vacant.

On Thursday at the County Commission's land use meeting, commissioners will hear three presentations scheduled from companies seeking to rezone Manatee County land for 1,141 new residences, according to the agenda. The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. in the Commission Chambers at the Manatee County Administrative Center, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

See the map for PDR-06-34(Z)(P)

The Paddocks Land Venture is seeking to have 82 acres in Ellenton rezoned from Suburban Agriculture to Planned Development Residential. The preliminary site plan has 264 residential units, including 48 lots for single-family homes, 104 single-family residences on a single parcel and 112 multi-family units for a project designated as work force housing with at least 10 percent (26) of the units designated as work force housing.

The site is at the intersection of Ellenton-Gillette Road (36th Avenue East) and Mendoza Road (37th Street East).

See the map for PDR-05-60(Z)(P)

NAP Duke Ranch LLC is seeking a rezone for the Silverleaf development, also in unincorporated Manatee County near Ellenton. The request is to rezone more than 263 acres at the northwest corner of Old Tampa Road and Chin Road from General Agriculture/North Central Overlay to Planned Development Residential, and keeping the North Central Overlay. The preliminary site plan seeks 621 single-family detached units.


See the map for PDR-05-27(P)

The third presentation will be from Woodlands of Manatee LLC for the Coventry Park Subdivision in Palmetto on nearly 106 acres. The preliminary site plan is for 256 residences, consisting of 193 lots for single-family detached homes and 63 lots for single-family attached residences, with at least 25 percent of the latter (64 homes) designated as affordable housing.


The site is west of Erie Road and south of the FP&L railroad at 5901 Erie Road.


In letters to county officials, residents in the area have complained that the new development will have a negative impact on their quality of life because of the increased population and use of roads.


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