More development could be coming to Manatee County’s two areas already experiencing a lot of growth: north county and east of Interstate 75.
During Thursday’s brief meeting, the county’s planning commission recommended for approval two projects — one on the south side of Buckeye Road and west of I-75, and the other north of State Road 70 and east of Lorraine Road. The projects will now go before the county commission for final approvals.
The project in north county — Stonegate Preserve — calls for 791 residential units, a community center and a private school or daycare on 414.9 acres. Formerly known as Stonedam Preserve, the applicant WSI Land Holdings is requesting approval of a General Development Plan after a previous approval from 2005 expired.
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“There are no changes being made to the original approval,” said Branden Roe, county planner. “The site is the same. The acreage is the same.”
The East Manatee project — Lorraine Corners Northeast — calls for a maximum of 220 residential uses and a maximum of 573,500 square feet of non-residential uses. With approval, the applicant LWR Commerce Park, LLC could instead do a “combination of residential, commercial and office uses not exceeding the maximum thresholds of a combined project,” according to agenda materials. The site is 67.94 acres north of State Road 70, south of 59th Avenue East, east of Lorraine Road and west of Post Boulevard.