MANATEE A 6.9 acre parcel of publicly-owned land was rezoned Thursday from conservation status to mixed-use at the request of the Southwest Florida Water Management District.
The Manatee County Commission unanimously OKd a land-use change for the parcel near Frog Creek, close to the intersection of Interstate 275 and U.S. 41.
Water district officials had listed the parcel as surplus, with plans to sell it in order to buy more valuable new acquisitions.
The parcel, which is a former borrow pit, adjoins a 120-acre piece of land that the water district intends to restore, water district officials said after the land-use meeting.
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