As part of the development process, on May 29th, 2014, the Lake Flores development team submitted a General Development Plan (GDP) to Manatee County’s Planning & Zoning Department. The submission was for zoning purposes to ensure our property was in accordance with Manatee County’s 2010 Comprehensive Plan for a mixed use community.
A GDP is not a detailed site plan. Rather it establishes a VISION for the future based on core principles such as balanced growth and sustainability, community preservation and enhancement, environmental stewardship, and quality public services. It is intended to ANTICIPATE a development program and the necessary infrastructure systems (road network, drainage, parks and open space, utilities) that will support the conceptual development.
Our GDP bridges the gap between comprehensive planning and a detailed site development plan. This is the first official step to convert Manatee Fruit Company farmland into a community asset that everyone will be proud of. We look forward to working with the County’s staff, and eventually the Commissioners, throughout this process.