The former home of the Sarasota Kennel Club could eventually be the site of a 380-unit multi-family housing complex.
In May, the potential buyer of the property at 5400 Old Bradenton Road filed a preliminary application with the city for a comprehensive plan change to facilitate the project. Aventon Companies, a developer based in Raleigh, North Carolina, intends to request a change to the future land use designation for the majority of the site from a commercial community to a dense multi-family. average.
Under the proposed land use changes, 21.2 acres of the site would be zoned for a maximum of 18 residential units per acre. Another 3.24 acre segment of the property is located in the county. According to the documents submitted to the city, the developer wishes to speak to those responsible for the process of annexing the county part of the site to the city. The developer is interested in implementing the same zoning on the entire property that he is under the purchase contract.
Buck Hendrick, Aventon’s vice president of development, did not respond to a request for comment.
Aventon is not the first company to pursue plans to redevelop the dog track site, which closed in 2019. In August, Sarasota-based company JBCC Development had a preliminary meeting with staff from the city to discuss the same full amendment to the property plan. . JBCC intended to build a mix of residential and commercial uses on the land.
Separately, JBCC has plans for a Circle K gas station on a 2.16-acre portion of the Kennel Club property with an address of 1200 University Parkway. The city planning council approved this project in August.
In 2019, Bronxville, NY-based Wakefield Development Partners announced plans to build a residential project with up to 340 apartments and an assisted living facility with up to 275 beds.
Representatives from Aventon appeared before the city’s development review committee on Wednesday to discuss the site’s proposal.