Blalock Walters Assists Client in Obtaining Approval for Mixed-Use Development

Scott Rudacille - Bradenton Attorney

Scott E. Rudacille, Esq., Board Certified in City, County and Local Government Law

The Manatee County Commission approved a Rezone and General Development Plan for a mixed-use development project located at the intersection of Fort Hamer Road and Mulholland Road in northern Manatee County.  Scott Rudacille, a land use attorney with Blalock Walters, represented the applicant on the project, which consisted of 164 single-family semi-detached lots and an optional 30,000 square-foot neighborhood retail and office component.

The project was challenged at public hearing by neighboring property owners who voiced concerns regarding compatibility and potential impacts.  The project was modified during the public hearing in order to address many of these concerns, while still preserving the developer’s vision for the site.

The impending construction of the Fort Hamer Bridge in this location will drastically change the character of this area of the County, and Blalock Walters has assisted clients on development projects that anticipate the changing needs of the community.  This project is unique in that it introduces a new housing prototype to this area of Manatee and while providing the potential for the first commercial uses encountered after crossing northbound on the future Fort Hamer Bridge.

Blalock Walters’ Land Use Group, consisting of Mark Barnebey, Scott Rudacille and Will Robinson, has experience assisting develop clients in all aspects of the entitlement and permitting process.  They have successfully represented clients in the permitting a wide range of projects, including hotels, mixed-use developments, Developments of Regional Impact, educational facilities, shopping centers, industrial uses, a power plant and a sports arena.

To reach someone in our Land Use group, please call 941.748.0100.