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288-acre Parrish development would be new entranceway to Manatee County

MANATEE -- Manatee County could get a new entranceway within the next 10 years.

A proposed multi-use development called Robinson Gateway by Interstate 75 near Parrish approximately 2 miles south of the Hillsborough County line will be reviewed by the Manatee County Planning Commission in a public hearing Thursday.

"The site is in a designated entranceway of Manatee County," county documents state.

The 288-acre project will have 542 residential units, 900,000 square feet retail space, 600,000 square feet office space, a 1,750-seat movie theater and 350 hotel rooms.

The buildout date of Robinson Gateway, to be constructed on the former site of a tree farm and nursery, is between Dec. 31, 2025, and Dec. 31, 2026.

The developer is MW Gateway Development LLC of Bradenton. Edward Vogler II, the developer's attorney, could not be reached Monday.

The land is owned by Robinson Land Holdings Joint Venture, which bought it in the 1990s for $3.3 million.

At buildout, the development's annual property taxes will yield $6.3 million in revenues to Manatee County, according to county documents. County impact fees for roads, fire and emergency medical services, parks and utility fees are expected to exceed $23 million by buildout.

Robinson Gateway would be east of I-75 on the north side of Moccasin Wallow Road and on the west side of Carter Road, according to county documents.

Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council reviewed the project in October and recommended approval. If the planning commission recommends approval, the project will go before the Manatee County Commission in a public hearing April 2.

The planning commission will review a new, multi-use development of regional impact report along with an associated general development plan and zoning ordinance.

Claire Aronson, Manatee County reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7024 or at caronson@bradenton.com. Follow her on Twitter@Claire_Aronson.

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