Thanks for meeting with us. You have proposed a very nice development.
The sketch shows how the entrance can be moved slightly to enable a small park near the lake just outside the entrance to your development. The County and the developer can trade some of the property from the County owned detention. The entrance can provide a very nice view of the lake. A small parking area for the park can enables all your residents to access the lake. The City of Bradenton has retained property south and east of the lake which can be incorporated into the park with a pedestrian easement.
The second sketch shows how the parking can be constructed completely by the County on County land. This does not result in as nice a design - you don't get the long view of the lake from your entrance and people must cross the entrance of the development to get to the lake.
Another alternative would be to keep the entire parking lot on County property and completely off of City of Bradenton land. In either case the County will want to gain a pedestrian easement from Bradenton for Lake access.
I have copied County officials on this email as well as residents who have helped formulate this proposal. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do. I think this is a Win/Win for the developer and Manatee County.Thank you for your consideration.
ps: My wife and I live in a home built by your company and she grew up in a home built by your company. Very well planned and constructed.
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