Recently, our requests for zoning and a General Development Plan were filed with Manatee County in which the Lake Flores vision takes into account the principles prescribed by Manatee County government under the Planned Development Mixed Use (PDMU) designation placed on the Lake Flores property in 2010
In this designation, the county requires that the overall site be developed with areas for retail, commercial, residential, employment centers, and other research or corporate uses. Neighborhoods shall have interconnectivity and not be isolated development pods dedicated to a single use. Rather neighborhoods should be easily accessible to employment centers, activity centers, retail and town centers so that shops and services can be accessed by a series of foot paths, trails and sidewalks. Care should be given to provide adequate lighting and signage with separation between pedestrians and traffic through the arrangement of buildings and parking lots to encourage residents and visitors to walk between places.