sun staff writer
CORTEZ Downsized plans for the Bradenton Boat
Club were approved last week by the Manatee County
The "rackominium," dry storage spaces with
condominium ownership, is planned on the site of the
former C&C Marine at 12123 Cortez Road W.
The projects four planned buildings were reduced
to three and the 49-foot height is now 44 feet, Naples
developer Norman Burke said, adding that each building
will accommodate three to four stacks of boats, depending
on their size and weight.
The new project, above,
will have three buildings instead of four, as shown
in the old plans, below. Each building will be 44
feet tall rather than 49 feet tall, the number of
wet slips will be reduced from 28 to 22 and the number
of dry slips from 330 to 272.
The number of dry slips has been reduced from 330 to
272, and wet slips were reduced from 28 to 22, he said.
The original red and green color scheme has been changed
to blue and tan, architectural details have been added,
and more landscaping will be planted.
Operating hours will be from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., and no
liveaboards or overnight stays will be allowed. No alcohol
or bait will be sold, and restrooms will not be open to
the public, Burke said.
The restrictions were designed to address concerns that
neighbors expressed at a December community meeting about
building height, increased boat and car traffic, pedestrian
safety, manatee safety, forklift noise and environmental
No maintenance will be permitted on site other than routine
oil changes, according to engineer John Cavoli, adding
that the project will exceed typical environmental requirements
because the canal is designated an Outstanding Florida
If the Manatee County Commission approves the plans on
June 20, construction will begin within 60 to 90 days,