Recovery Plan

Post Disaster Redevelopment Plan (PDRP)

A Post-Disaster Redevelopment Plan (PDRP) identifies policies, operational strategies, and roles and responsibilities for implementation that will guide decisions that affect long-term recovery and redevelopment of the community after a disaster. The plan emphasizes seizing opportunities for hazard mitigation and community improvement consistent with the goals of the local Comprehensive Plan and with full participation of the citizens. Recovery topics addressed in the plan should include business resumption and economic redevelopment, housing repair and reconstruction, infrastructure restoration and mitigation, short-term recovery actions that affect long-term redevelopment, sustainable land use, environmental restoration, and financial considerations as well as other long-term recovery issues identified by the community.

In 2008, Manatee County was selected as a Pilot Community in a statewide project promoting advanced planning for long-term recovery and strategic redevelopment after disasters.  At that time, all of Florida’s coastal counties and municipalities were required to adopt a PDRP with a plan that, at minimum, establish long-term policies regarding redevelopment, infrastructure, densities, nonconforming uses, and future land use patterns.

At that time, the Local Government Comprehensive Planning and Land Development Regulations Act (LGCPLDRA) provided the controlling statutory local government planning regulations.  The relevant DCA implementing rules were codified in FAC Rule 9J-5.  Together these state regulations required coastal counties to include in the mandatory coastal management element of their Comprehensive Plan a policy of intent to prepare a PDRP.  Manatee County met that requirement by adopting Comprehensive Plan policy 4.4.3. and the 2009 PDRP (copy below).

In 2011, the Florida Legislature “redesignated” the LDCPDRA as the Community Planning Act (CPA).  The 2011 CPA modified many provisions of the Florida Statutes and eliminated FAC Rule 9J-5.  While the PDRP may no longer be mandated by the state, the types of analyses and tools now identified by statue are like, or more refined than, those the County and the state utilized in preparing the original pilot PDRP.

The current PDRP was audited by the University of Florida in 2017, with 14 recommendations for improvement. Manatee County officials recognize the importance of being prepared to recover quickly, while also recovering in a way that improves resiliency for future disasters. The County has started the process of updating the PDRP, which is scheduled to be complete by August 2022.

Adopted Plan

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