Manatee County approves new hospital, village center in Parrish


Manatee County commissioners approved several major development projects in the Parrish area that clear the path for the construction of a new hospital and a village center.

The projects will include a mixture of residential housing, commercial and office space, and an assisted living facility at North River Ranch, which is under development by Neal Land & Neighborhoods in Parrish. 

Commissioners also approved density changes to Lakewood Ranch and Palm Grove related to a land sale by Schroeder Manatee Ranch to Neal Communities. 

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Commissioners OK’d changes to the county’s land development code with the goal of encouraging the construction of more affordable housing in exchange for density.

New hospital, village center coming to North River Ranch in Parrish

A conceptual plan for a Village Center slated to be built at the Villages of Amazon South, which is a part of North River Ranch community in Parrish. It includes plans for a mix of residential space, multifamily housing, retail and office space, as well as a 150-bed hospital and a senior living facility.

Commissioners approved a slew of changes to the Villages of Amazon South, which is a 1,032-acre project part of John Neal’s massive North River Ranch development in Parrish.

Two phases of the project are residential lots, but Neal Land and Neighborhoods also envision a walkable village center, said Katie LaBarr, a project planner with Stantec, representing the company.

Commissioners unanimously approved zoning changes on a 50-acre parcel from residential to mixed-use to allow construction of a six-story 150-bed hospital and 125,000 square feet of medical office space. The parcel is located about a half-mile north of Moccasin Wallow Road on US 301.

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Commissioners also approved updates to the existing development plan to create a Village Center on 246 acres of land surrounding the hospital property. 



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