A new Holiday Inn Express and more residential development is headed to Manatee County following several approvals by county commissioners on Thursday.
Commissioners approved zoning changes that make development of the proposed Holiday Inn Express possible in Ellenton, and also approved plans for a new residential community in Palmetto.
Holiday Inn Express
Commissioners unanimously approved zoning changes necessary for construction of a new Holiday Inn Express in Ellenton.
Proposed by the Signature Hotel Ellenton LLC, the six-story hotel will feature 92 rooms and will be located along the Manatee River waterfront off of 18th Street, just east of the I-75 intersection with US 301 N. There is also a two-story restaurant proposed for an adjacent parcel of land.
New neighborhood planned for Palmetto
Officials approved a new preliminary site plan for a 21.1 acre property located on the northwest corner of U.S. 41 and Bayshore Road in Palmetto. Plans call for development of up to 146 single family homes and a public playground.
Plans for the property were approved in 2005 but had to be renewed because they expired.
Ellenton development project hits a speed bump
County commissioners will continue discussion on zoning changes requested by RFT Holdings, LLC on 11.1 acres of land in Ellenton at a future public hearing. The property is located on the south side of U.S. 301 N., about a half-mile east of I-75.
Developers are requesting approval of 250 single-family homes, 80 marina slips, and143,000 square feet of non-residential use space that could include retail, office, and restaurant space as well as a three-story hotel. Commissioners expressed apprehension over granting that approval because no preliminary site plan has been submitted to the county detailing plans for the development.
This article originally appeared on Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Manatee County: New hotel in Ellenton, homes in Palmetto approved
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