Woodbrook II OK'd by Manatee County Commission

skennedy@bradenton.comMarch 7, 2014 

MANATEE -- A plan to build 77 single family residences as part of the Woodbrook II subdivision won approval Thursday from the Manatee County Commission. During a land-use meeting, the commission OK'd a preliminary site plan for the project slated for 53.78 acres along the south side of Whitfield Avenue between Prospect Road and Lockwood Ridge Road, extending south to the Trails subdivision. The vote was 6-0, with Commissioner Vanessa Baugh absent due to a business trip to Tallahassee.

Developer Pat Neal requested approval of a new preliminary site plan and permission to realign the Tuttle Avenue right of way.

At one point in the proceedings, Neal sat with his son, John Neal, in the county commission chambers. John Neal was shepherding a different project through Thursday, he said.

About 8.10 acres of wetlands are on the property but only 1 acre will be affected by the development, according to county documents.

There were no objections to the development. A Neal company official said the developer had resolved previous complaints from neighbors who feared flooding in the area.

The project will be required to provide 50 percent reduction in allowable runoff and 150 percent water quality treatment, said Thomas Gerstenberger, county stormwater engineering division manager.

Sara Kennedy, Herald reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7031. Follow her on Twitter@sarawrites.

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