MANATEE -- As Manatee County works to address the lack of redevelopment along its urban corridors, county officials are hoping for feedback from residents.
Manatee residents will have a chance to weigh in on "a set of proposed changes that will help encourage redevelopment along southwest Manatee's urban corridors," planners stated in a news release.
The area's major transportation corridors include Manatee Avenue West, Cortez Road West, 53rd Avenue West, 14th Street West (U.S. 41) and 15th Street East.
The public workshop will be from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Manatee County Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton.
"We've included the public closely as part of the overall goal to improve southwest Manatee and the transportation corridors in the urban core," said Lisa Barrett, the county's planning section manager. "Hopefully lots of people will attend the workshop to give their input on how this can be accomplished."
The workshop is part of the county's update of the land development code, which implements the Compre
hensive Plan for urban corridors. The current code is more surburb-oriented.
As part of the urban corridor code update, there will be meetings with county stakeholders, public workshops, assessment of limitations in the current code and revisions of the Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code.
During the workshop on Sept. 9, a project consultant will "present area assessment findings of existing county regulations and will offer draft recommendations that will better allow redevelopment along the major transportation corridors in the area," according to the release. The recommendations, along with the public feedback gathered at the workshop, will be presented to the county commission during a workshop on Sept. 15.
To register for the Sept. 9 workshop, call Lisa Barrett at 941-748-4501, ext. 6884 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Claire Aronson, Manatee County reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7024. Follow her on Twitter @Claire_Aronson.